It was our first time to visit Seattle and we’re in love with the “Emerald City” at first sight. Emerald City is its nickname, referencing the lush evergreen forests of the area. It’s about 170 miles (270km) north of Portland, Oregon and 140 miles south of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. We would like to visit Victoria, British Columbia’s capital, which is about 100 miles by passenger ferry -hopefully next summer Seattle has nice, cool summer weather, and a great place to escape from the heat of Dallas. Winter is wet with the temperature around 45-55 F degree (8-13 Celsius). It’s a great, exciting city and people here are so charming.
Another fun thing to do, and a great way to see the city view, is to visit the Space Needle. It features an observation deck and the rotating CitySky restaurant. Space Needle has become one of the symbols of Seattle. It was built for the 1962 World’s Fair, and has become the most recognizable landmark in the city. It’s been featured in the television show Frasier, Dark Angel, Grey’s Anatomy, iCarly, and films such as It Happened at the World’s Fair, Sleepless in Seattle, and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.Union Lake seen from the CitySky restaurant at Space Needle.It was a clear day, so we could see Mount Rainier from the Space Needle.Downtown Seattle as seen from the rotating CitySky restaurant.
Space Needle and downtown at night.Sunset at Elliott Bay.Seattle’s best waterfall: Snoqualmie Falls, located just 25 miles outside Seattle. The Falls were featured in the popular cult television show “Twin Peaks”.Thank you everyone for visiting and your comments! Wishing you a wonderful day ahead! Kisses…Hanh