Seattle Vacation Cruises
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Written by Jeff Heath
There are very few cities in the United States that are as breathtakingly beautiful as Seattle, Washington. Modern day icons such as the grunge band Nirvana, Boeing Aircraft, and the ever so popular Starbucks Coffee have all helped to transform this Pacific Rim city from a sleepy town to a major cultural center of the West Coast. Majestic mountains tower over Seattle while the Puget Sound glistens below. Seattle has always been a major port city for the West Coast. As the popularity of vacation cruises Mount Rainer just outside Seattle has risen, Seattle has also become a major tourist destination. On many days throughout the year, various cruise ships can be
seen entering and leaving the harbor carrying throngs of eager vacationers. Because of its ideal location, Seattle acts as a departure city for many cruise lines before the ships head off to other exciting ports and cities. To experience Seattle and other beautiful West Coast cities in the United States and Canada, book a West Coast Cruise Vacation today. Since Seattle and the surrounding area has so much to offer, vacationers might want to consider arriving in the city a few days early or prolonging their vacation a couple of days after the ship returns to port in order to truly experience one of the most magnificentSeattle Cruises: Alaska Wilderness parts of the western United States.

A Unique and Diverse City

In order to get the best overall view of Seattle a trip to the Space Needle is absolutely necessary. Built in 1962 for the World's Fair, the Space Needle has become the city's main symbol. The Space Needle is located at the Seattle Center. Other points of interest in this area include the Pacific Science Center, the International Fountain and the Children's Museum. The arts also play an important role at the Seattle Center with the ballet, opera and symphony theaters all located here as well. The Seattle Center Monorail was also built in 1962 to prepare for the World's Fair. It is a fast and Light House at Sun Set in Seattle easy way to travel between downtown Seattle and the Seattle Center. In order to see as much of the city as possible, it might be a good idea to take an organized tour. Bus and boat tours are available daily. The Pike Place Market has been a major focal point of Seattle since 1907 and today is the oldest still operating farmer's market in the United States. This is by far the best place in town to buy fresh fish, meat and vegetables. In addition
to the delicious food, vendors have set up shop selling everything from fresh flowers to tasty desserts. Try and catch at least one performance by the wildly entertaining street performers that put on shows daily at the market.

Seattle Has Something for Everyone

Seattle is an ideal city for kids, both big and small. Everyone will have Foster Island Park in Seattle a blast at the Seattle Funplex. This entertainment center offers everything from miniature golf and laser tag to bumper cars and a gravimetric motion theatre. The Seattle Aquarium allows visitors to get up close and personal with various sea creatures. The underwater dome and the Seattle Lighthouse touch tank are just a couple of the exciting experiences the aquarium has to offer. To get a unique look at Seattle head over to Pioneer Square and join the Underground Tour. This tour is conducted both above and below ground offering a wonderful lesson on Seattle's rich and interesting history. After the tour wander around the square, browse in any of the numerous bookshops or people watch while sipping an espresso at one of the cafes. Art and history lovers will find plenty of museums to take in while in Seattle. The Museum ofSeattle Cruises: Outdoors History and Industry pays tribute to Seattle's long time love affair with the water. The Frye Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum and the Henry Art Gallery all have wonderful permanent collections.
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