Stretching from northwest California to Washington state, the Pacific Northwest is a verdant, wild and beautifully rugged region interspersed with two of the country’s most welcoming cities, charming rural towns and coastal settlements. The Cascade Mountains extend from north to south and contain some of the western state’s most iconic peaks.

  • The city sits on the coast of the beautiful Puget Sound which is home to migratory and resident whale pods – you can arrange whale watching tours locally
  • The city sits on the coast of the beautiful Puget Sound which is home to migratory and resident whale pods – you can arrange whale watching tours locally
  • A trip to Seattle isn’t complete without a visit to Pike Place Farmers market and for coffee lovers, the original Starbucks
  • Reached by ferry or seaplane from the city are the beautiful San Juan Islands – an ideal place for whale watching
  • Some of our featured Alaska cruises depart from Seattle, making it the perfect place to combine a city stay and once-in-a-lifetime voyage

Popular Areas in Seattle & The Pacific Northwest

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Time difference:

GMT -8 hours

Capital:

Washington DC

Currency:

US Dollar ($)

Flying time to destination:

10½ hours

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