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Seattle is Washington's largest city and the seat of King County. Lying along Interstate 5 between the Olympic Mountains to the west and the Cascades to the east, the city sits on a strip of land between Puget Sound and 18-mile-long Lake Washington. Those bodies of water are united by a system of locks and a ship canal feeding into Lake Union.

Although early maritime expeditions sighted the Washington area before the close of the 1800s, Seattle was settled comparatively late. With a continent to cross, the first families did not reach the area until 1851, when they settled at Alki Point and later moved to Elliott Bay.

Today Seattle, population 563,374, is the region's cultural, industrial, transportation, commercial and financial center, as well as international port of entry. The Boeing Company is here. The Space Needle is a famous landmark. Frequent rains keep the surroundings cleaner and greener than most cities its size.

Seattle is part of the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA metro area.

Festa Italiana | Seattle Greek Festival | DiNardo and Lord Auctioneers | Everspring Inn | Fox Travel Institute | Sst Travel School Of The Pacific Northwe |
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Art Events in Washington Artemis Gallery | Atelier 31 Art Gallery | Bass Art Gallery | Betty David Studio | Center on Contemporary Art | Chihuly Studio | Glasshouse Gallery | Jeffrey Moose Gallery | Laurel Ann Studios | Northwest Chamber Orchestra | Northwest Irish Dancers | Phoenix Rising Gallery | Pitcairn Scott Gallery | Sacred Circle Gallery | Solomon Fine Art | Space Needle | Underground Tour of Seattle |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Amaranth Inn B&B |
Education Eckstein Middle School | Einstein Middle School | King's School | Nova Project | Pacific Oaks College Northwest | University of Washington Nanotechnology | Viewlands Elementary School |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Cascadia Restaurant | China Star Super Buffet | Grady's Grill House | Mr. Bill's Restaurant | Odyssey Seafood | The Painted Table at the Alexis Hotel | Swedish Medical Center/Providence |
History Burke Museum of Natural Hist & Culture | Coast Guard Museum Northwest | Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington | Klondike Gold Rush Museum | Museum of Flight | Museum of Flight Foundation | Nordic Heritage Museum | Northwest Seaport Maritime Heritage Ctr | Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center | Pioneer Hall | World Famous Pike Place Fish Market |
Motels, Hotels, and Resorts A Perfect Romantic Spot | Acadia Houseboat Rentals | Camlin Hotel | Four Seasons Olympic Hotel | Taylor Condo | Vagabond Inn by the Space Needle | WestCoast Grand Hotel on Fifth Avenue | WestCoast Vance Hotel |
Multicultural Events Northwest Folklife Festival | Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Andre Van Der Most, Real Estate Agent | Century 21 Barth & Associates | Chad Crummer Realtor | Dan Goforth and Lisa Bonner Realty | Delfino Morales Jr. - Realtor | ERA Bianchi-Zaar | John Kirk Realtor | John Tellesbo-Relator | Kerstin G. Brooks-Realtor | Mary Beth Ball Realtor | Monroe Investments | Paige Wager Realtor | Rivendell Apartments | Sandpoint Court Apartments | Seattle WA Real Estate | WPI Real Estate Services |
Science Odyssey Contemporary Maritime Museum |
Seattle Cruises - To, From and Around Victoria Clipper |
Shopping Ben J. Dykstra Furniture | Bruning Pottery | Elliott Bay Antiques | Emerald City Vintage | Gillis Vintage Watches and Clocks | Grammie Leo | Lost Treasures Egyptian Imports | Northwest Fine Woodworking | Robert Spangler Furniture | Saori C. Jewelry Designs | William Clark Pottery |
Health Resorts and Spas Calluna Day Spa & Holistic Retreat |
Sports and Sporting Events Elliott Bay Bike Trail | Kayak Academy | Ledger Marine Charters | Seattle Sea Kayak Club | Urban Surf | Ursa Major Charters |
Transportation Washington State Ferries |
Vacation Rentals Snoqualmie Pass |
Washington Counties King County |
Wildlife Viewing Washington Ornithological Society | White Center Pet Hospital |

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12/10 Coming to The area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest Leavenworth WA May16-19 Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come here for a brief, but important part of their year: the breeding season. Hear the songs sung only during the breeding season.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!