Seattle is known as one of the top vacation destinations in the Pacific Northwest. The large city is nestled between the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges on the shores of the Puget Sound. Known for its natural beauty, its arts and culture, world-class shopping, and dining, the city has a little something for everyone.
Spend your days exploring Seattle downtown attractions which is lined with coffee shops, bookstores, and cute cafes. Don’t forget to stop by Pike Place Market where you can buy everything from paintings to flowers, fruit, candy, and freshly caught seafood.
Just south of downtown is Seattle’s Chinatown-International District which is known as the bustling hub for Seattle’s Asian American community. Enter the International District through the Paifang archway which cross over the street. Once inside, you will find streets lined with noodle houses, tea shops, dim sum restaurants, sushi spots, and Uwajimaya, a large Asian grocery store with a gift shop and bookstore.
The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience is also located in Seattle’s International District. Known as The Wing, the museum’s exhibits showcase the histories, experiences, and cultural legacies of Asian Americans. Their ongoing exhibits include “I am Filipino,” “Hometown Desi,” and “A Dragon Lives Here.”
The museum also offers tours of the International District. For fans of Bruce Lee, take Bruce Lee’s Chinatown Tour. The famous martial artist and actor went to school in Seattle and opened his first martial arts studio in the city. The tour will take you around Lee’s old stomping ground, including some of his favorite spots and his martial arts studio.
For the foodie, The Wing also offers a dumpling crawl on Friday nights. Eat your way around the International District where your guide will take you to some of the most popular spots in the city.
The Wing Museum is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission costs $17 for adults and children 5 years and younger are free. Admission also includes a free Historic Hotel Tour which takes you to many of the historic buildings that were an important part of the early Asian American pioneers.
Seattle Main Attractions
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