Seattle, Washington

Seattle was our gateway to Alaska, but it's a destination on it's own. If you plan on visiting the 3 National Parks nearby, you'll want a car.

Cost Climate Type Ease of Access Repeatability
$$$ Rainy Family Easy Any Time

The traffic is crazy, but the weather in July is amazing - the rest of the year, not so much. Lots to do, hard to get bored.

Great museums - Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Pop Culture, Museum of Flight, Museum of History and Industry, and tons more.

FOOD Oh, the food.Amazing seafood, all the choices at Pike's Place market, coffee, coffee, coffee - including both the original Starbucks and the fancy Starbuck's Reserve.