Seattle, Washington, the Emerald City, offers a diversity of attractions — from the iconic Space Needle and Pike Place Market to the Olympic Sculpture Park and the avant-garde interactive rock ‘n’ roll museum known as EMP (recently renamed the Museum of Pop Culture). Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy hiking, biking, boating, kayaking, and skiing. Oenophiles have many wineries within easy reach and beer lovers can sample the suds from a slew of craft brewers. For coffee lovers, Seattle is the world center for coffee roasting and coffee culture. Home of Starbucks, Tully’s, Seattle’s Best Coffee and many outstanding independent roasters, there is never a lack of caffeine in the city. The city is home to two of the five leading, large American technology giants – Amazon and Microsoft, as well as the headquarters of the retail chain, Costco (Apple, Alphabet (parent of Google), and Facebook are headquartered in San Francisco’s Silicon Valley). Surrounded by water on three sides with the Olympic Mountains looming in the distance, Seattle is spread over six hills in a series of appealing neighborhoods, each with its own creative character.
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