Seattle, Washington
ZipTipz Seattle Travel Guide

Welcome to the Emerald City. Visit a cosmopolitan city where you can shop at fine boutiques, eat fresh seafood at a trendy restaurant, and still breathe fresh air. In the words of Perry Como,"The bluest skies I've ever seen are in Seattle."

District Guide

Diversity and tradition fill the streets of Seattle, despite the city's relatively brief history. This medium-sized city is booming economically, growing and evolving at a rapid rate, with help from multinational corporations like Microsoft and Starbuck...

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Historical Background

The Snohomish, Suquamish and other Native Americans were the first settlers of this Pacific Northwest area, later named Seattle after Native American headsman Chief Sealth. In the fall of 1851, the Denny Party landed on what is now Alki Beach (home to Alki Point Lighthouse) in West Seattl...

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Where To Stay

Over the past several years, Seattle has become a quite popular tourist destination, especially in the summer when the threat of rain diminishes somewhat. Most hotels are located in the downtown area, but visitors can certainly find excellent lodging options in the outlying areas as well.

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Dining and Drinking

Seattle is a city growing up. Neighborhoods like the University District, Ballard, Fremont and Capitol Hill attract younger crowds of students and artists with diverse tastes and small budgets. Downtown Seattle and Belltown have become hot spots for new entrepreneurs, high-tech employees and...

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The contemporary art shows at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington always have an academic background and a flair for challenging conceptions. The Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) and a host of edgy galleries like James Harris and Greg Kucera, showcase young, impoverished,...

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Recommended Tours

Starting Place: Seattle Center at 5th Avenue and Mercer Street.

Our journey begins at the Seattle Center, built in 1962 as part of the Century 21 Exposition. Seattle Center houses numerous tourist attractions including the Pacific Science Center, Paul Allen's Experience Music Project and KeyArena,...

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ZipTipz facts about Seattle, Washington
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Seattle is located in KING county, in the state of Washington. It includes the following ZIP codes within its boundaries: 98101, 98102, 98103, 98104, 98105, 98106, 98107, 98111, 98113, 98114, 98108, 98109, 98112, 98115, 98116, 98117, 98138, 98139, 98118, 98119, 98121, 98122, 98124, 98125, 98126, 98127, 98129, 98131, 98132, 98134, 98133, 98136, 98141, 98144, 98145, 98146, 98148, 98165, 98151, 98154, 98155, 98158, 98160, 98161, 98164, 98166, 98168, 98170, 98171, 98174, 98175, 98177, 98181, 98184, 98178, 98185, 98188, 98190, 98191, 98194, 98195, 98198, and 98199.

According to the United States Census 2000 data, Seattle has a population of 786,130. There are 361,581 households in the city with an average of 2.17 persons per household.

Some additional information about Seattle, based on United States Census 2000 data:

  • Time zone: GMT-8 (observes Daylight Savings Time)
  • Latitude/Longitude: 47.611679 / -122.333261
  • Elevation: 10 feet
  • County area: 2,126 square miles
  • Average house value: $247,623
  • Income per household: $46,180

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located in the U.S. state of Washington between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, nearly 108 miles (174 km) south of the United States–Canadian border in King County, of which it is the county seat.

Seattle was first settled November 13, 1851, by Arthur A. Denny and his crew, which would subsequently become known as the Denny party. Its first name was New York, then Duwamps, then finally it was renamed Seattle named after Chief Noah Sealth who was chief of the two tribes living in the area ("Seattle" is an anglicized rendition of his last name). As of 2005, the city had an estimated population of 573,911 and a metropolitan population of 3.8 million. Seattle is the hub for the Greater Puget Sound region. Its official nickname is the Emerald City, the result of a contest by a civic-minded association in the early 1980s to designate a pleasant nickname for the city; the name alludes to the lush evergreen trees in the surrounding area. It is also referred to informally as the Rainy City (also Rain City), the Gateway to Alaska, Queen City, and Jet City, due to the local influence of Boeing. Seattle residents are known as Seattleites.

Seattle is often regarded as the birthplace of grunge music, and has a reputation for heavy coffee consumption; coffee companies founded in Seattle include Starbucks, Seattle's Best Coffee, and Tully's. There are also many successful independent artisanal espresso roasters and cafes. Seattle was the site of the 1999 meeting of the World Trade Organization, and the attendant demonstrations by anti-globalization activists, which were in keeping with Seattle's left-leaning history and reputation. Researchers at Central Connecticut State University ranked Seattle the most literate city in America in 2005. Moreover, a United States Census Bureau survey showed that Seattle has the highest percentage of college graduates of any major U.S. city. Based on per capita income, Seattle ranks 36th of 522 studied areas in the state of Washington.

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