In Seattle you’ll find 90 miles (140 kilometers) of designated bike routes, although that number will most likely go up as more bike paths are implemented. Polls and surveys often vote it in the top 10 for cycling cities in the world, thanks to its effective cycling infrastructure and offerings. Make sure to check out the website of the Cascade Bicycle Club — whose mission is to “create a better community through bicycling” — as they host events, free rides and guided tours. To help you plan a cycling-infused trip to Seattle, here are some suggestions.
With scenic outdoor activities, a thriving art culture, and friendly people, Seattle is a perfect place to bring the younger ones along. Here are some activities you can easily do with the entire family.
The Skagit Valley stretches along both sides of the Skagit River in the much larger Skagit County, and includes the towns of Anacortes, La Conner, Burlington, Sedro-Woolley, and the county seat of Mount Vernon. The area is well-known for its agriculture, outdoor activities, and spectacular scenery. It’s easy to understand why Seattle residents have been enjoying visits to the Skagit Valley for years – and there’s no reason you can’t do the same thing.
Seattle is world-renowned for its high-quality coffee, eclectic cafes and rich coffee culture. Whether you want to pair coffee with live music, sample single origin varieties from South America or create your own blend, you can do it in this java-enthusiastic city. To help you get your caffeine fix, here is a guide to Seattle’s best coffee shops.
Anyone who’s lived there or visited before will know that a rainy day in Seattle is not that uncommon; over 200 days of the year are cloudy, and when taking into consideration the number of precipitation days, it’s one of the rainiest cities in the country. However, the rainfall itself isn’t at all record-breaking, and a ‘rainy day’ usually just means drizzle.
For those interested in art, Seattle is a great destination. Home to renowned art institutions, gallery hopping opportunities, sculpture parks and creative classes, art-loving travelers are never without something to do. To help you plan your itinerary, here is a guide to Seattle for art lovers.