Seattle in 100 Words

We asked a few Seattleites and Washingtonians what makes where they live so great and here are their responses. For a listing of their top recommendations of places to eat and things to do, click here.

What makes Seattle/Washington great in 100 words or less?

Washington State has a little bit of something for everyone, making it its own vacation spot. You can explore the wilderness, visit some of the nation’s best wineries, and catch a Broadway revival – all in one day!

Seattle has the best coffee in the nation, great place for outdoor sports, 4 lovely seasons, great culture and city life, water sports, ferry rides

I love the texture, both in culture and the environment! WA offers mountains, lakes, delicious seafood, sailing, and sea.

Washington State is blessed with stunning beauty and kind people. Seattle is a city with many things to see and do.

Seattle is a walkable city with good public transportation. Great food from different cultures in, or close to, downtown. Wonderful diversity.

The Pacific Northwest is really beautiful. The forests and the oceans all in one place.

My favorite thing about living here is the amount of fun stuff to do and beautiful scenery to do it in! I love the outdoors so going to Pike Place Market or just walking along the pier – there is always something to watch! There is the underground tour, the ducks for a water experience or just the Space Needle to see everything from a bird’s eye view! Close to Seattle there is wine tasting in Woodinville – totally worth the drive with over 100 wineries!

Incredible scenery, fresh sea breezes, numerous opportunities to get out and enjoy nature and the splendor of the Pacific Northwest.

Seattle is scenic, with something to offer for everyone. Cultural diversity is prevalent and the sites and things to do are endless.

Seattle is an amazing city to visit. It’s a city in transition from the proverbial regional capital of the Pacific Northwest to global center of technology, biotech and innovation. Not only the home of Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, (most of) Boeing, but numerous tech companies and start-ups that are at the cutting edge. Outdoor opportunities are endless—there are three national parks within a 3 hour drive of downtown as well as dozens of beautiful hikes accessible in less than 30 minutes. Woodinville, a town just outside of Seattle, boasts over 130 wineries, plus dozens of breweries scattered throughout the area. Seafood isn’t the only regional food here (although highly recommended). The Seattle food scene is amazing and is consistently ranked one of the top ten US cities for foodies.