For all its dynamism and expanding industry, Seattle is a city with one speed: slow. Yet herein lies the key to its appeal and charm. Steaming lattes can be lingered over in the city's infamous coffee houses whilst the stunning visual landscapes shrouding the city can best be enjoyed whilst strolling leisurely alongside the miles of waterfront. Seattle residents are often to be heard complaining about the weather yet this has led to the development of a thriving arts scene as a means of escaping the long winter evenings. It is a haven for cinema-goers with lots of art-house theatres whilst you can also enjoy top-notch opera, ballet, theatre and music. This practical and easy to use guide will guarantee you an unforgettable trip to this laid-back North Western city, and with features such as Fodor's Choice and handy off-the-beaten track recommendations from our resident experts, you will leave knowing you've experienced the best of all Seattle has to offer.
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