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Kathy Petrino suggests sites in Seattle, Washington

September 15, 2018
It can be rainy. It can be chilly. But it’s scenic, innovative and filled with things to explore. Seattle, Washington -- cleverly also known as Emerald City -- has tourist attractions to its brim. From the Space Needle to Pike Place Market, Seattle is known for many things, including its historic grunge music scene and being the founding place for Starbucks coffee. But avid traveler and writer Kathy Petrino dove a bit deeper into this city in the Northwest United States to discover more of what makes it so magical for residents and visitors alike.

As adventurer Petrino found, Seattle has much to offer everyone. For all ages, she suggests Seattle’s waterfront with its Great Wheel, Seattle Aquarium, Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, ferry rides among piers and many options for dining. The infamous gum wall is worth a glimpse -- near Pike Place Market, it’s a silly stop where anyone and everyone can leave their mark on the city. Petrino also recommends the Seattle Underground, a true adventure underneath the current city where one can view former storefronts and signage as well as streets. In traveling the world, Petrino has seen many sights and in Seattle, she notes ample shows, hiking opportunities, festivals, parks and more to make the absolute most of seeing the city and enjoying what this Emerald gem has to offer.