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Attractions near the University of Washington in Seattle, WA

The city of Seattle, Washington lies in an ideal location to provide citizens and tourists alike with dozens of beautiful sites and exciting attractions. It sits between Puget Sound and Lake Washington with both the Olympic and Cascade Mountains as a breathtaking backdrop. It is logical that Seattle’s most famous and popular attractions revolve around its natural surroundings.

Besides the famous sites like Mount Rainier, the San Juan Islands, and Elliot Bay itself, there are other attractions that make Seattle famous. Perhaps the most distinctive is the 520-foot Space Needle that was for the World’s Fair in 1962. Thousands and thousands to this day ride to the top to see the city and beyond.

Pike’s Place Market is another of Seattle’s most beloved attractions. It is a giant farmer’s market where produce, fresh fish, and tasty baked goods are sold. It is also has almost 200 booths that sell locally made arts and crafts and other fun things. Musicians and performers are also there for your entertainment.

Near Pike’s Place Market is the Seattle Waterfront area that may make you think of San Francisco’s famous Fisherman’s Wharf. The Waterfront offers a variety of seafood restaurants, pubs, and shopping opportunities as well as the Seattle Aquarium. It is also the departure point for a number of tours to places like the San Juan Islands and Victoria, British Columbia. The Waterfront is a great place for a picnic among the statues, fountains, wildlife preserve, bicycle paths and fishing piers.

Some attractions that may not be quite as well known as those already mentioned include a few unusual sites in the Seattle’s Fremont area. In one spot you can find a giant concrete troll tucked beneath a bridge looking fierce as he holds on to a car.

The scenery and attractions in and around the Seattle area make it one of the best places in the Pacific Northwest to visit.

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