Brimming with culture, Seattle, WA is one of America’s most unique destinations and is surprisingly a prime go-to in the summer. When the sun is out and the temperatures are comfortable, it’s hard not to join the other prevalent tourists to explore the city’s laid-back attitude and its diverse neighborhoods. Weather aside, Seattle’s home to some of the country’s best coffee and a thriving arts and music scene, but its also pungent with an interesting history and exciting outdoor activities.
The city rests between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, and taking advantage of the water bodies is a major feat to check off the check-list. Some of the most popular outdoor pursuits include kayaking, hiking, camping and getting a good look of the nearby Olympic Mountains and the gigantic Mount Rainier. If you find yourself as traveler that’s pretty okay with the weather – Seattle actually sees less annual precipitation than New York or Boston – then dining downtown should keep you occupied. If not, it doesn’t hurt to add a few days to your trip to make a secondary journey to Portland, Spokane or Vancouver.