Every tourist destination has its attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular location to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” However, you may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, “Walking Tours” of many of these destinations may be available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
The modern and progressive city of Seattle occupies a picturesque location on Puget Sound. The city is the largest and most popular destination in America’s Northwest. Besides access to several national parks, the city is an exciting and interesting location to explore. Add Seattle to your American bucket list for the following reasons:
1. The iconic Space Needle is a symbol of the city, both because it is distinctive and unusual and because it is futuristic and in keeping with this city’s leadership in the areas of science and technology.
2. Pike Place Market has become a model of the open city marketplace, with its entertaining fish vendors and lovely flower stalls.
3. Mount Rainier looms over the city as both a welcome friend and a potential source of destruction since it is considered and active volcano.