By Heather Roulo
As the largest city in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle first began as a logging town. During the Klondike Gold Rush, it became the gateway to Alaska, prospering on trade and shipbuilding. During World War II, Boeing’s increased importance gave Seattle the nickname Jet City.
Since then, Seattle’s visibility has increased through movies, the appeal of grunge music, and the rise of the tech industry with companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Starbucks. The city has thrived.
A stay at any hotel in the downtown core is an easy walk to the famous Pike Place Market, one of the oldest continuous public farmers’ markets in the country. Pick up fresh flowers and salmon for dinner or continue to the waterfront to see otters play at the Seattle Aquarium.
From a seat on the iconic Seattle Great Wheel … continue reading in the Fall 2018 issue.