Holidaymakers looking for an amazing place to stay in the northwest of the United States of America should try the city of Seattle. This fantastic city is located in the state of Washington and is a great place to visit with lots for holidaymakers to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, cottages and apartments.
Seattle offers numerous activities all year round with easy access to the beaches, which are delightful for sunbathing and hiking along as well as horse riding. Many watersports can be enjoyed also such as swimming, water skiing, wind surfing and sailing. In the winter there are fabulous ski resorts such as Mount Baker, which are just a short drive away. Cross country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing are also available at these resorts. Other activities popular with holidaymakers in Seattle include golf, tennis, cycling and mountaineering. The restaurants and bars of Seattle offer an eclectic mix of cuisine for visitors to experience. There are hundreds of stores in the city selling gifts and souvenirs as well as food and drink. Self catering holidaymakers will find plenty to buy from Pike Place Market.
Seattle features many great landmarks, attractions and places of interest with arguably the most famous being the Space Needle, which stands 605 feet tall and features an observation deck offering amazing views. One of the quirkiest sights in Seattle is the Fremont Troll, which is a colossal statue located under the Aurora Bridge. There are numerous galleries and museums in the city including the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, which can be found at the Seattle Center. Art and culture features prominently here with many venues to enjoy live theatre and music such as the Moore Theatre.
This part of Washington experiences mild and humid days in the summer with temperatures peaking around July and August at an average high of 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures in December, January and February have an average high of 47 degrees Fahrenheit and average lows of just 37 degrees. July is the driest month with an average of 0.8 inches of rainfall, whilst November is normally the wettest month with an average of 5.8 inches of rainfall. This area has plenty of snowfall for skiers in the mountains during the winter.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) has flights arriving from major U.S cities such as Chicago-O’Hare (ORD), Dallas-FortWorth (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (JFK). Flights also arrive here from international airports including Amsterdam (AMS), Beijing-Capital (PEK), Frankfurt (FRA), London-Heathrow (LHW), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Tokyo-Narita (NRT) and Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) amongst others. Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz and National are car rental firms with car pick-up and drop-off services at the airport.