- I was here: several hours in August 2017.
- Recommended number of days: 1.
- My score: 2/5.
In the 60s and 70s somebody said, “now that we have money, we are going to make little by little a big, modern, dynamic, reigning city:
- It will have a downtown with skyscrapers. As those of the 70s and 80s in a few years will be outdated, in the 21st century we will add some glassy higher ones.
- That will be near the sea or a large lake, to set ferries that go to the adjoining areas and marinas with sailboats, that is always nice and enhaces a city.
- Parks and walks whenever possible.
- And we’re going to built an ugly and tall tower. “
And more than one copied his idea. The result is that if you appeared by magic in Vancouver, Toronto, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Auckland and some more, even having visited them all, it would take you a while to figure out where you are. No matter how much Hollywood may try to convince us with tons of TV series and movies, Seattle is just another of these ‘photocopy’ cities product of the buoyant economy between the 70-80s. It will be because it is the last of that list that I have visited but I think it does not contribute much to the whole:
- Along with Vancouver, it’s the city where it rains most, but Vancouver’s parks are incomparably better.
- Let’s not talk about Sydney’s additions, like the botanical garden, the bridge and the opera.
- Although it has a good atmosphere, modern and alternative at the same time, I personally like more the one of cities in Oceania and Canada.
Seattle is not bad, but nothing happens if you do not see it. For lovers of martial arts, the Bruce Lee’s tomb is the only thing that can not be found anywhere else. The tower, the ferries, the skyscrapers, the restored traditional market, the restaurants and the hypsters are basically the same ones that you have already seen in other similar cities.
WHAT TO DO
- THE BEST OF SEATTLE IN 24 HOURS: SPACE NEEDLE, PIKE PLACE MARKET, THE FERRIES AND MORE
- WHEN TO GO
- ARRIVING BY LAND
- HOW TO MOVE AROUND
- DANGERS AND PROBLEMS