Seattle is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and encompasses thousands of acres of parkland. Located between the saltwater Puget Sound to the west and Lake Washington to the east, the city's chief harbor is Elliott Bay. North of the city center, Lake Washington Ship Canal connects Puget Sound to Lake Washington, incorporating four natural bodies of water: Lake Union, Salmon Bay, Portage Bay and Union Bay.
A Major Gateway for Trade with Asia and the Third Largest Port in North America
From Logging to High Tech logging was Seattle's first major industry, and by the late 19th century the city also became a commercial and shipbuilding center as a gateway to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush. In the 1940s, Boeing established Seattle as a center for aircraft manufacturing and, beginning in the 1980s, the area developed as a technology center with companies like Microsoft and Amazon.
Music from 1918 to 1951, nearly two dozen jazz nightclubs existed along Jackson Street, from the current Chinatown/International, to the Central District. The jazz scene developed the early careers of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones and Ernestine Anderson. Seattle is also the birthplace of rock musician Jimi Hendrix and alternative rock.
Outdoors the mild, temperate, marine climate allows year-round outdoor recreation, including walking, cycling, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, rock climbing, motor boating, sailing, team sports, and swimming. Also popular are hikes and skiing in the nearby Cascade or Olympic Mountains and kayaking and sailing in the waters of Puget Sound.
Seattle is one of the Most Walkable Cities in the United States
Getting around Seattle is one of the few cities in North America whose fleet includes electric trolleybuses. A light rail line links the University of Washington and Sea-Tac Airport. Washington State Ferries manages the largest network of ferries in the United States and third largest in the world, connecting Seattle to Bainbridge and Bremerton.
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The Arts the city’s award-winning public art program enlivens parks, bridges, streets libraries and transfer stations while many storefronts expose temporary art installations. The theater on both a large and small scale is an integral part of Seattle’s arts scene with local theater service group Theatre Puget Sound counts more than 140 producing theater companies in its membership.
Wines and Brews the sunny, dry weather in Washington Wine Country is fantastic for growing grapes and producing premium wines. With over 850 wineries, it is the 2nd largest premium wine producer in the United States. There are also 200 independent breweries that continue innovating, balancing the classics with small specialty batches of sours, imperial stouts or barrel-aged cult favorites.
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