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Seattle, Wash., is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest. Located between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, and overlooking Elliott Bay, Seattle is nicknamed The Emerald City. The city is a damp green gem, with an abundance of evergreen trees throughout and spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains to the east and the Olympic mountains to the west. Known for being the home of the Space Needle, Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon.com and Starbucks, not to mention grunge music and fashion, Seattle is also the home of a vibrant arts scene and an excellent park system.
Seattle boasts a number of museums including the Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Flight, the interactive Pacific Science Center and Experience Music Project, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry. The city is also home to many parks from Golden Gardens Park on the Puget Sound, which offers spectacular views of the sun setting over the Olympic mountain range on clear days and still allows bonfires on the beach, to serene Volunteer Park in Capitol Hill, home to the Seattle Asian Art Museum and a conservatory, to the 20-acre Japanese style Kubota Garden in South Seattle.
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Facts About Seattle
- Regional Population: 569,369
- Time Zone: America/Los_Angeles
- Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
- Local Currency: USD
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