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From lively bars to beautiful landscapes and iconic landmarks – Seattle is the USA’s hippest city | The Sun
EVERYTHING'S cool in Seattle – the shops, the nightlife, the people and even its history.
Some huge bands, from Nirvana to Pearl Jam and Fleet Foxes, found their sound here.
And if that isn’t enough to wake you up to the charms of this brew-tiful US city, it’s also the birthplace of Starbucks.
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Capitol Hill is one of Seattle’s liveliest areas, full of independent bars, restaurants, stores and coffee shops, which is no surprise considering the city’s java history.
Head to Standard Goods, an eye-catching store guaranteed to make you smile, with candles dedicated to everyone from Snoop Dogg to Gordon Ramsay and meme-emblazoned mugs and socks (Thestandardgoods.com).
Downtown, super-hip Alexandra’s is packed with well-priced vintage clothing, including second-hand Prada and Chanel.
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If you have an eye for fashion, you could nab yourself a brill bargain (Alexandrasonline.com).
This seaport city is surrounded by water, and there’s no better spot to relax with your morning coffee than downtown by the scenic Lake Union.
Take a stroll across the harbour and watch the sailing boats out on the waves, or for a view of Washington state from the sky, opt for a 30-minute tour in one of Kenmore Air’s seaplanes.
You’ll glide across the lake before heading up for a bird’s-eye view of Lake Union and Elliot Bay, with a cheeky look at the swanky district where local billionaires Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos have homes.
Flights cost from £121 per person (Kenmoreair.com).
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