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Seattle, Washington, USA

A weekend in the Emerald City

Seattle, Washington, is a cosmopolitan city, often quite wet but all the more beautiful for it. It's only for the rain Seattle got it's nickname of the Emerald City, as without it the lush greenery wouldn't be possible in the first place. The abundance of parks amid diverse neighborhoods and iconic skyscrapers like the Columbia Center is impressive. As soon as you arrive for your weekend trip, you'll appreciate this West Coast destination's classic charm. For the best views, prepare for blastoff when you climb the Space Needle to gaze over Washington's Cascade Mountain Range in the distance. Back on Earth, perk yourself up with one of Seattle's famous brews at any of the myriad coffee houses. Art aficionados should head to Chihuly Garden and Glass, a museum in the Seattle Center showcasing the studio glass of Dale Chihuly. Shopping at Pike Place Market is a must, too. In the evening, drop by a hip neighborhood like Belltown, Capitol Hill, or Pioneer Square for great eats and Instagram-ready bars. Craft breweries are also wildly popular all over the Pacific Northwest, so grab a pint at one of Seattle's many options and toast your getaway in style. Finally, baseball fans won't want to miss out on a Mariners home game, while football fans can head to CenturyLink Field for the Seahawks.

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