City in Washington

It is the seat of King County, Washington

Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington


Seattle, a city on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and contains thousands of acres of parkland. Washington State’s largest city, it’s home to a large tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon headquartered in its metropolitan area. The futuristic Space Needle, a 1962 World’s Fair legacy, is its most iconic landmark.

Things You Should Know About Seattle

People might be coffee snobs in Seattle
But it’s ok, because Seattle has the best coffee (actually, espresso). Three things you can do to have the best espresso in the world when you’re in Seattle: go to Vivace, go to Cafe Ladro, go to Victrola.

There are many places for laptop usage in Seattle
I would not consider Seattle’s public libraries, however, as they are day spas for Seattle’s homeless and disenfranchised. Though, the downtown branch is beautiful and enormous. No, use your laptop at the Victrola on 15th. Avoid it at the north-Broadway Vivace, as their wireless mysteriously doesn’t seem to work a third of the time you’re there and the baristas are never (have never been, to me) very helpful in that department. But they are very good baristas otherwise.

It doesn’t rain all the time in Seattle
The summers are actually beautiful and perfect, for the most part. Spring, fall, and winter are sort of miserable though, as it’s just cloudy all the time. And what’s most unfortunate is that when it actually does rain, it just mists and sprinkles — it hardly ever thunderstorms. I’d have liked it if it would have thunderstormed for me more often, when I lived there.

If you are in Seattle and like to drink, go to the Redwood
The Redwood is in the very heart of residential Capitol Hill and the fact that someone from Band of Horses or a similarly-named band owns the place has no effect on the experience of drinking there. The Redwood is without pretense or ego. The bartenders are very large, gruff men. The bar can be classified as hipster perhaps for its hunting theme. Pints are around $3 and the sweet potato fries are the right sweet potato fries.


Seattle is located between the saltwater Puget Sound (an arm of the Pacific Ocean) to the west and Lake Washington to the east. The city's chief harbor, Elliott Bay, is part of Puget Sound, which makes the city an oceanic port.