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Fun Facts About Seattle

Seattle is one of the best cities in the world to visit. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at our recent awards and interesting facts.


#10 Best US Large Cities
2022 Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards

One of the Best US Cities to See Fall Foliage
Smarter Travel, August 2022 

Best Airport in North America
Skytrax, March 2023 

Top 10 Public Markets: Pike Place Market
USA Today, March 2022

One of the 21 Most Exciting Destinations to Visit
Travel Noire, June 2022

#1 Cities with Best Coffee Culture in America
MSN, September 2022

#7 Greenest Cities in America
Wallet Hub, October 2022

Did You Know?

  • Seattle is surrounded by three national parks and has more than 485 parks within city limits.
  • Washington is the second-largest wine-producing state in the US.
  • 289 cruise ship stops are scheduled in Seattle for 2023
  • There are more than 700+ bars and restaurants within city limits
  • Washington has more than 1,050 wineries, 420 breweries, and 100

Seattle is Not as Rainy as You Think

Average Annual Rainfall

  • Tokyo: 56.50 inches
  • Seoul: 54.06 inches
  • Sydney: 51.54 inches
  • New York: 45.04 inches
  • Shanghai: 41.97 inches
  • Manchester: 41.20 inches
  • Washington DC: 40.28 inches
  • Lyon: 40 inches
  • Seattle: 38.15 inches

Seattle is Easy to Get to

Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) International Airport

  • 1,100: average flights per day (2023)
  • 31: nonstop international cities served
  • 94: nonstop domestic cities served
  • 33: airlines provide service to Seattle
  • 25 minutes by car and 37 minutes by light rail from downtown Seattle

Sources: Washington Beer, Washington State Wine Commission, Climate Data, Downtown Seattle Association, and Port of Seattle (1, 2, 3)

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