Seattle Tourism & Travel Guide

Trips and Itineraries for Seattle

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Between Pike and Pine sts. at First Ave., Seattle, WA 9810
Some days you want to buy paintings, fresh flowers, fish, and pajamas and you want it all from the same place. Pike Place should be the first stop on every Seattle itinerary. One of America’s oldest Farmer’s markets, Pike Place started with a few stalls in 1907 and has since grown to become a Seattle landmark. Swarming with shoppers, the bustling market is home to countless galleries, shops and cafes. No trip to Seattle is complete without experiencing Pike Place. San Francisco, California does not have a venue like this!
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400 Broad Street, Broad St. and Fifth Ave. N, Seattle, WA 9810


Weekend Getaways from Seattle  

Ah, Portland. No, not Portland, Maine, but Portland, Oregon. This city is the most civil I’ve ever lived in in the United States, though some complain it has changed somewhat with the influx of the not-so-civil Californians :) Still, Portland is a well-run city, a mini version of Seattle. Portland is also neighborhoods with shops and cafes. Coffee fuels this town (as it does Seattle). And microbreweries. The city has a thriving nightlife, and a healthy rotation of monthly happenings. During the Rose Festival the city is even more alive. Have a stroll along Waterfront Park, or take a drive to Multnomah Falls for a nice hike. The city blends urban and nature well, with the largest urban forest in the United States, Forrest Park. I love Portland. I spent nearly 10 years living there and will always consider it my second hometown. On clear days, stare at Mount Hood. Everyone does.


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How to reach: Most cruise lines for the Alaskan cruise start from Seattle or Vancouver. You can fly from India to Seattle or Vancouver by various airlines including Lufthansa, KLM, Jet, Emirates, Air Canada, China Southern, Asiana, etc. Since Alaska is one of the 50 states of America, you will need to get the US visa to go to Alaska. However, since the cruise includes Victoria as well, you will also need to get the Canadian visa issued before coming.Trip duration: You will need a total of eight days for the cruise. You could extend it up to 10 days, if you want to spend a few days sightseeing around Seattle/Vancouver before or after the cruise.The cruise is offered by a number of different cruise liners, each competing to outdo each other. I went by the Norwegian Jewel and it proved to be a great choice.So here are diary entries from my Alaskan voyage:

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Best time to visit Seattle is from April to September
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