Where in the World: Seattle

seattle_kerry_park.pngToday we are heading over to the North West of the United States to learn a little bit about tech capital Seattle, Washington. Seattle has a long history, with settlement of Native American’s in the modern day city over 4,000 years ago. With its location along the Puget sound and great access to Asia and Canada, Seattle has always been a main shipping, transportation and trading hub.

Today Seattle is the largest port in North America. Much trade is done here throughout the United States as well as with Asia and Canada. Seattle has gone through a long history with various industries. In it’s beginning, after the settlement of Europeans, Seattle was known for it’s logging industry. As time went on and the city became a main passageway for the Klondike gold rush resulting in ship building as the main industry for this Northwest capital. Although WWII greatly devastated the economy of this growing city, the introduction of the Boeing company in the mid 20th century reestablished seattle as a leader in it’s newest industry–air travel. Today with leading internet giants like Microsoft and Amazon located here, Seattle is known as the tech capital of the U.S.

So what is there to do in a city that has grown up with so many different industries to make it a top must see and live in city in the world? Well I’m glad you asked. For those of you who don’t know, Seattle is the birth place of Starbucks coffee. You can visit the original location opened in 1971 in Pike’s Place Market. And for coffee lovers in general Seattle is known for it’s strong brews that can be found throughout the city at local cafes and coffee carts. And speaking of Pike’s Place, this market is a must visit for travelers. It is the longest continuously open farmers market in the U.S. and a cool place to pick up souvenirs, snacks and other great local items.

No trip to Seattle would be complete with out a visit to the Space needle. And for those of you who didn’t know this landmark was created for the Seattle World Fair held in 1962. Interestingly enough many of the world’s most famous structures were built for World Fair’s. The Eiffel tower in Paris and the original Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier in Chicago.

Calling all seafood lovers. For those of you who can never get enough fish, clams, and crab Seattle is for you. Make sure when dining out only order local fresh seafood for the best experience. There are many great restaurants for all appetites, Seattle is definitely a foodie paradise.

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