Our first stop in the US was Seattle, Washington, wow the hotels were expensive here, so we decided to stay outside the city and take advantage of the excellent public transport the ‘Link Light Rail’ which took us right into downtown and a day pass was only $6.
Seattle has a great history and a great way to learn about the city’s past is to take the Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour. The tour takes you underground to view the city’s old streets and store fronts, the tunnels are full of history and character, you feel like you have gone back in time.
Another good way to get your bearings of the city is to take the free walking tour, this will give a good overview and you can decide where you would like to go back and spent some more time. You can spend hours walking around Pike Place public market, this is home to the very first Starbucks and there are great restaurants, so many stores offering everything you can think of from Cheese to souvenirs.