The city of Seattle lies on the West coast of the US State of Washington. The seaport city has the 8th largest port in the United States and is considered to be an imperative access point for trade with Asia and the rest of the world.
Seattle’s main economy is based on a collaborative mix of new technology and older industrial companies. Some of the world’s largest corporations have headquarters in the city, including Amazon, Starbucks and Nordstorm. However, for many decades, Seattle has also hosted many start-up businesses. The variety of companies in Seattle, make it a popular destination for business travellers around the world.
The Space Needle is Seattle’s most notable and recognizable landmark and has appeared in many films and TV shows. Other points of interest include Seattle’s Great Wheel on the Waterfront and Columbia Tower Observation Deck. Alternatively, for those who enjoy the outdoors, Myrtle Edwards Park is located along the waterfront and is ideal for walking and biking along the coast.
Seattle has several modes of transport making it easy to travel around the city. The Central Link Light rail line gives a quick alternative to driving through the grid pattern streets. Alternatively, visitors to the city often make use of the Kings Country Metro bus service and Washington State ferries. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is just over a 20 minute drive from downtown.