If you’re sipping Starbucks coffee on a rainy day with a mountain behind you and the water in front of you, chances are you’re probably in the Pacific Northwest city of Seattle. Nearly all cruises from Seattle are northbound to Alaska and Canada, but occasionally you’ll also find cruises to the Pacific Coast, South America, and Hawaii from the Emerald City too.
Sites to See:
The Space Needle and Pike Place Market are givens, and if you consider yourself a wine connoisseur head to nearby Woodinville for plenty of wineries that offer tastings. For more active activities, try hiking at Tiger Mountain, rock climbing at the Seattle Bouldering Project, or renting a bicycle to ride the Burke-Gilman trail. The offbeat Museum of Pop Culture can also fill a rainy afternoon.
Things to Eat:
Pho - hot Vietnamese broth-based soup
The Seattle Dog - hot dog with cream cheese on top
Craft Beer - from one of the many microbreweries
Grilled Fish - there are lots of varieties