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Ultimate Weekend in Seattle



The seaport city just 113 miles south of the Canadian border, is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. As one of the fastest-growing major city in the US over the past six years, Seattle?s heritage goes back nearly 4,000 years with a rich Native American history. Initially settled by Native Americans, the area was named Seattle in honor of Chief Si?ahl ? commonly spelled Sealth in the city ? of the local Duwamish and Suquamish tribes. Originating as a logging community, the city has recently become headquarters to aerospace giant Boeing and corporate monoliths such as Microsoft, Starbucks, Nordstrom, and amazon.com.
Located between the saltwater Puget Sound to the west and Lake Washington to the east, Seattle?s sea, rivers, forests, lakes, and fields are abundant. The hilly city has over 5,540 acres of parkland and is home to the Olympic peninsulas along with the Olympic mountains lie to the west of Puget Sound and Mount Rainier the fourth highest peak in the contiguous US and can be seen from all areas of the city. Although Seattle is forever known as a rainy city, a fun fact is that it actually rains less in Seattle than in New York, but the constant fine mist through the months of November and March lead to one of the most picturesque green backdrops. And for those oenophiles, Washington is the second-largest producer of premium wine in the country, with more than 900 wineries across the state. Within its ci...
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