Seattle is a major metropolitan destination located on beautiful Puget Sound. Sports and recreation play a major role in the city: professional baseball, soccer and football teams play here and the Pacific Northwest Ballet Company, Seattle Symphony and several playhouses perform year round. Three major universities are also located in Seattle: the University of Washington, Seattle University, and Seattle Pacific University. Every night, a diverse offering of entertainment can be found in the city’s clubs, bars and seasonal venues.
Outdoor recreation is a way of life in Seattle. The city maintains 6,100 acres of parkland where residents bike, jog, rollerblade and hike. Two major lakes offer plenty of opportunity to boat and play on the beach. The Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, both visible from Seattle, are just a short drive away. And daily ferries carry passengers across the Sound to nearby island and peninsula destinations.
Seattle is known for its many distinctly-flavored neighborhoods. From Green Lake to Capitol Hill, Queen Anne to Leschi, Laurelhurst to West Seattle, Magnolia to Northgate, and so many more…residents enjoy the varied offerings of this great city. Seattle has many unique points of interest, including those linked below. The culture and activities here are endless!