We are pleased to publish this blog article from Robert & Mary Carey of the RMWorldTravel radio program. Robert and Mary will provide us monthly blog articles covering their different favorite travel destinations.
On our weekly national radio show, we regularly spotlight some of our favorite destinations around the U.S. —- that are less traveled but offer outstanding travel experiences. A recent focus was Seattle, Washington. Seattle is a popular year-round destination for many reasons.
First, it’s a city with spectacular views that offers ample outdoor activities for travelers of all ages. On clear days from various points in the city, you can see the Puget Sound, the rugged peaks of the Cascade Mountains and of course, Mount Rainer, the highest mountain in the state of Washington. For more expansive views, the iconic Space Needle reopened in July, after a major renovation and is worth checking out. There is now an observation deck that includes floor to ceiling glass views on the interior and exterior. There’s no shortage of gorgeous views from the top of the Space Needle!
If you’re an aviation fan, there’s a working tour of the Boeing Factory nearby and a large number of activities and sites at The Museum of Flight, which houses one of the largest air and space collections in the country.
Seattle also offers great hiking and is a popular walking and biking city. The city is also known for its lively literary scene and boasts many independent bookstores. Just this year, UNESCO recognized and designated Seattle as a ‘City of Literature.’ Sip a cup of coffee in one of a number of unique local cafes, sample sweet and juicy Rainier Cherries, and enjoy fresh Pacific Northwest salmon, crabs as well as other great seafood. If donuts are your thing, make sure to try the Seattle legend Top Pot!
A few other activities you can enjoy in Seattle are a professional ballgame, the renowned Seattle Aquarium or a day trip to one of the islands in the Puget Sound. We’ve enjoyed Whidbey Island with its clifftop views and historic Fort Casey State Park. But keep in mind, we believe no visit to Seattle is complete without at least a few hours walking around Pikes Place Market.
Opened in 1907, Pikes Place Market is one of the oldest, and in our opinion, one of the most unique and fun continuously operating public farmer’s markets in the United States. Seattle is a beautiful city with plenty of activities to keep all travelers engaged and happy.
Safe and Happy Travels!
Robert & Mary Carey, Hosts
America’s #1 Travel Radio Show