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Seattle is the gateway to the Pacific Northwest region, where wondrous mountain ranges look over lush rainforests and dramatic coastlines. Two national parks -- Mount Rainier and Olympic – offer stunning encounters with nature as do the San Juan Islands just off the coast.

The region is also known as a darling of the music world, especially since the 1990s with the advent of alternative and grunge rock. The music scene flourished decades earlier and continues today. Document the history with a visit to the Experience Music Project.

Fans of the “Twilight” series will want to visit Forks, the town in which author Stephenie Meyer based the novels. International glass artist Dale Chihuly inspired a couple of attractions, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma and Chilhuly Garden and Glass in Seattle.

Visitors won’t go hungry or thirsty here. More than 900 wineries cultivate 40 grape varieties in 13 growing regions. The first Starbucks opened in Seattle in 1971, and independent shops contribute to the city’s 2.5 coffee shops per 1,000 people, the greatest concentration in the country. Rich coastal waterways and the state’s agricultural abundance provide for a booming food scene and the opportunity for visitors to interact with farmers, artisans and chefs specializing in local locally grown and sourced fare.

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Must see places

Visitors to the 184-meter flying saucer-shaped tower get a 360-degree view of Seattle. Book a table at the revolving SkyCity Restaurant, and look afar at the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges.

The Space Needle

Visitors to the 184-meter flying saucer-shaped tower get a 360-degree view of Seattle. Book a table at the revolving SkyCity Restaurant, and look afar at the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges.

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Shop, eat and explore at Seattle’s bustling Pike Place Market. Dodge the “flying fish” when mongers toss salmon, halibut and other varieties to those wrapping them for buyers.

Pike Place Market

Shop, eat and explore at Seattle’s bustling Pike Place Market. Dodge the “flying fish” when mongers toss salmon, halibut and other varieties to those wrapping them for buyers.

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The volcano’s icy top is 4,392 meters above sea level, but leading up to it, explore six rivers, abundant wildlife and wildflower meadows. The last eruption was 150 years ago.

Mount Rainier National Park

The volcano’s icy top is 4,392 meters above sea level, but leading up to it, explore six rivers, abundant wildlife and wildflower meadows. The last eruption was 150 years ago.

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Hot Air Balloon flying over Asheville, North California
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