Seattle, capital of the state of Washington, is the largest city on the west coast of the United States outside of California . The greater Seattle metropolitan area has a population of over 4,100,000 inhabitants. In terms of literacy rates and the percent of residents holding a college degree, Seattle can be considered one of the most educated cities in the United States.
Seattle’s economy is dominated by a medley of Fortune 500 companies in both the technology and banking industries.
Seattle is known for having almost year round rain. Nonetheless, the city is home to some great professional sports teams, so if the weather happens to be nice, Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners, National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks, and Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders are excellent outings for visitors.
Outdoors people can visit Seattle’s many parks, including Carkeek Park, where salmon can be seen migrating upstream during certain points in the year.
The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Airport code SEA) is the main airport for the greater Seattle area of Washington. It serves as a hub for Alaska Airlines. The airport will see over 30,000,000 travellers and approximately 320,000 aircraft movements each year. The majority of those passengers travel on Alaska Airlines, Southwest, and the five legacy carriers – Delta, American, US Airways, United and Continental.
Over 30 airlines fly regularly scheduled flights through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Alaska Airlines, Southwest, and Delta provide service to the greatest variety of destinations. The airport is accessible from the centre of Seattle by both public transportation and multiple highways.