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Bio and medical technology, wood products, transportation equipment, food products, and fish-processing are also strong contributors to the economy.
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 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).
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.
Top attractions nearby, to explore in day trips and longer itineraries:
Leavenworth, the town that recreated itself as a Bavarian village
Olympic Mountains and Olympic National Park
San Juan Islands Whale watching, sea kayaking
...hop over the border to British Columbia, Canada.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Frommer's Seattle, 10th Edition (Frommer's Color Complete) by Karl Samson. Updated information in this user friendly guide enables you to find everything from what to do and see to daytrips and weekend excursions to the gorgeous national parks, Puget Sound islands, and the nearby wine country. Full color map is also included. Order now...
Seattle Curiosities: Quirky characters, roadside oddities & other offbeat stuff by Steve Pomper. This book will have you laughing out loud as you are introduced to the city's weirdest and most outrageous characters and events, taking you places you never could have imagined. Order now...
Seattle (City Guide), 6th Edition, by Heidi Johansen. Full color photos and maps along with descriptions and travel advice for the best sights and experiences make up this travel guide. Discover history, culture and the diverse neighborhoods of Seattle. Order now...
Best Places Seattle by Monica Fischer. Advice on where to dine, stay, and play is included, along with shopping reviews and profiles of three-day getaways. A simple icon system highlights bargain, family-friendly, romantic, and uniquely Seattle spots, while witty sidebars devoted to everything from taco trucks to spas to the gay scene reflect the quirkiness of the Emerald City. Order now...
Insider's Guide to Seattle by Shelley Seale. Written by a local, this guide offers a comprehensive listing of all there is to see and do, and where to stay in Seattle. Learn how to live and thrive in the Emerald City and the surrounding area. Order now...
Seattle, Washington: A Photographic Portrait by Roger L. Johnson. The spectacular views of mountain ranges and beautiful waterways in this scenic and cultured Northwest city, are captured in Johnson's images along with its architecture, diverse cultural events, and well-known icons. Order now...
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