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City of Seattle: 602,000
Greater Seattle: 3.3 million

sea level

Main Industries

Boeing (aircraft)
Safeco (insurance)
(department stores)
Bio and medical technology, wood products, transportation equipment, food products, and fish-processing are also strong contributors to the economy.

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Seattle, Washington

Scenic Seattle

Seattle is surrounded by water and mountains, and the city's attraction lies in the stunning views seen from the many vantage points throughout it's several neighborhoods. The awesome height of Mount Rainier is truly appreciated when seen from within the city, as it puts skyscrapers to shame from 200 miles away. These are views which indicate Seattle's easy access to outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.

Seattle - Gateway to the Pacific Northwest

Seattle is one of the three "gateway" cities to the Pacific Northwest (the others being Vancouver in British Columbia and Portland in Oregon). It is a commercial, cultural and transportation hub for the region (although don't expect the level of energy of big cities like Chicago and San Francisco).

Seattle Lodging

You will find plenty of lodging fitting every description including bed and breakfasts, neighborhood motels, suites, inns and downtown boutique and high-rise hotels. Seattle offers a full range of arts, cultural and sporting events and attractions, and an abundance of shops and restaurants. You will probably wish to sample these in an exploration of its downtown historic district and surrounding neighborhoods.

Explore our pages to find where to stay, where to eat, what to do and what to see in Seattle and the surrounding communities

Beyond Seattle

Top attractions nearby, to explore in day trips and longer itineraries:

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