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Seattle Facts

See also – http://www.seeseattle.org/

Ask any Seattleite where to get the best cup of espresso, and you'll receive an enthusiastic answer. Ask if it's true that it rains less in Seattle than it does in New York, Atlanta, Boston and even Miami, and you may receive an evasive reply. That's because it's true, and Seattleites are very protective of their little piece of paradise. After all, it's well known that the bluest skies you've ever seen are in Seattle, not somewhere down in the southern California. Seattle is a lovely place to come for a convention or meeting - if you have the discipline to stay indoors.

A scenic blend of mountains, the subtle hues of evergreens, and flowered hillsides, the city is virtually ringed by water with views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains and the indomitable 14,410- foot Mt. Rainier. Ferries cross the Puget Sound to Bainbridge and Vashon Islands and beyond to the San Juan's.

Because two mountains ranges flank the city, the climate is temperate year-round, and gardens thrive even in the mid-winter. Rain is usually a gentle mist that freshens the air and keeps the landscape naturally green and lush.

A booming waterfront is testament to Seattle's maritime connection. Attractions include Pike Place Market, the nation's oldest working farmers market since 1907; Odyssey, the Maritime Discovery Center; The Seattle Aquarium; harbor tours; and simply strolling amidst fresh salt breezes and smells of crab and cracked sourdough bread, with views of ferry and freighter traffic on Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains.

Weather Temperature for November: High 51° - Low 41°

Amusements, Attractions & Activities:

Gameworks

1511 7th Ave Seattle, WA 98101 Phone: 1-206-521-0952
Gameworks is a unique place where people can connect and play the hottest games available.

Pacific Science Center

2000 Second Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 Phone: 1-206-443-2001
At Pacific Science Center, explore the Tropical Butterfly House, Tech Zone, robotic dinosaurs and more. The Boeing IMAX Theater offers thrilling large-format films, including 3D.

The Seattle Aquarium

Pier 59 1483 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98109 Phone: 1-206-386-4300
Award-winning exhibits of aquatic life, including a Pacific Coral Reef, Underwater Dome, working salmon ladder, and naturalistic Puget Sound habitats. Highlights include the Discovery Lab, the new watershed exhibits, sea otters and other marine mammals.

Seattle Center

305 Harrison Seattle, WA 98109 Phone: 1-206-684-7200
74 acres of arts, entertainment, sport and recreation, shopping, dining, educational, and cultural adventures await you at the nation's preeminent gathering place.

Space Needle

219 Fourth Ave. N Seattle, WA 98109 Phone: 1-206-443-2111
Revolving restaurant, observation deck, banquet level and gift shops. Complimentary elevator ride when dining.

Underground Tours

608 First Ave. Seattle, WA 98104 Phone: 1-206-684-4646
Seattle's hidden treasure in Pioneer Square. Historic, tongue-in-cheek narrated walking tour. The tour begins in a restored 1890's saloon, with a 20-minute introduction. Walks last 1 hour.

Woodland Park Zoo

5500 Phinney Ave. N Seattle, WA 98103 Phone: 1-206-684-4800
Reconnect with nature at this top award-winning zoo and see why it's hailed as among the finest in the world.

Chateau Ste. Michelle

14111 NE 145th Woodinville, WA 98072 Phone: 1-425-415-3300
Washington's pioneer producer of classic European wines, just 25 minutes NE of Seattle.

Columbia Winery

14030 NE 145th Woodinville, WA 98072 Phone: 1-425-488-2776
Complimentary wine tastings offered daily.

Pyramid Brewery & Alehouse

1201 1st Ave. S Seattle, WA 98134 Phone: 1-206-68-BEERS
Tours daily. Sample Pyramid ales and Thomas Kemper lagers and sodas while enjoying hearty “pub grub”.

Redhook Ale Brewery

3400 Phinney Ave. N Seattle, WA 98103 Phone: 1-206-548-8000
Tours available daily at Woodinville facility.

Experience Music Project

325 Fifth Ave. N Seattle, WA 98109 Phone: 1-206-EMP-LIVE
Explore American popular music at EMP through interactive exhibits, rare artifacts and one-of-a-kind ride at Seattle Center.

Act-A Contemporary Theatre

700 Union Street Seattle, WA 98101 Phone: 1-206-292-7660
Established in 1965, it is Seattle's premier theatre for contemporary plays. Bold, innovative productions on four unique stages in downtown Seattle.