According to the latest figures released by Visit Seattle, a record number of tourists visited the city last year. The data shows that 19.2 million people stayed in the city overnight in 2014, which is a rise of 3.7 per cent on 2013. Across the whole of the US, visitor numbers rose by just 3 per cent.
With so many people flocking to this part of Washington, maybe it’s time to take a closer look at what the city has to offer tourists. There are plenty of vacation rentals in Seattle that make a great base from which to explore.
Seattle offers a number of sights and attractions that appeal to a broad range of interests.
The Space Needle
This iconic building is on the must-see list for many tourists. From the top of the 605-foot tower, you can enjoy panoramic views that extend far beyond the city and out towards the Cascade Mountains.
Pike Place Market
This is one of the most famous Seattle attractions, and there are plenty of great eateries on offer here. Alternatively, you can book one of the themed tours to learn more about the history of the market.
The centerpiece of this attraction is the amazing 40-foot window that enables you to see the huge aquarium, which is full of vibrant and colorful sea life.
Seattle Great Wheel
This is one of the newest features on the Seattle Waterfront. From the top of the 175-foot wheel, you’ll get amazing views across the city and Elliott Bay.