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About Seattle

seattle, WA

Seattle is the largest city in Washington and is the fastest growing city in the United States. However, though a burgeoning metropolis filled with excellent technology industries and growing neighborhoods, Seattle maintains its position as one of the state's prime camping locations. The city boasts a temperate, oceanic climate and acres and acres of untouched mountain-scapes and bodies of water for a true outdoor oasis any camper would enjoy. 

 

 

Attractions

A solid mix of outdoor and indoor attractions, Seattle sees hundreds of thousands of campers and visitors each year. For the urban adventurers, there's no shortage of excellent things to experience, see and taste during your trip. Pike Place Market is a popular spot among travelers and locals alike. Open year-round, there’s so much to love about the market: aisles of fresh fruits and vegetables, tables overflowing with floral bouquets, and booth after booth selling excellent, locally made jewelry, clothing and gifts. A number of resident eateries offer prepared dishes, and there's also opportunities to taste everything on one of several market tours that focus on food, history, or a little of both. The Seattle Art Museum is certainly a treasure within the city, featuring an excellent permanent collection as well as traveling exhibits. When you head there, keep an eye out for the Native & Meso-American collection with works by the area’s original inhabitants, as well as contemporary works by Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol and even Asian pieces dating back to the second century. The museum is located in a former industrial site, and the grounds make use of many native plants as well as eco-friendly features such as rainwater collection systems and a salmon habitat. A z-shaped path cuts through vast expanses and grassy meadows, connecting with beach-side trails and bicycle paths. A hub for Asian-American culture, Seattle is home to the Chinatown-International District. Rich with authentic eats, captivating cultural experiences and shopping, it's clear that this region of Seattle has truly been shaped by the many Asian cultures that have settled in this part of town over the past 100 years. The neighborhood is thriving with an array of flavorful cuisines, myriad shops selling everything from fresh fish to traditional herbs, and exciting cultural festivals like Dragon Fest and the Night Market & Autumn Moon Festival throughout the year, and is definitely a must-see to any out-of-towner. And for the history-buff, Pioneer Square is where a lot of the area's past is displayed. Heralded as Seattle's first city and it's roots, Pioneer Square is a richly historic place known for its Renaissance Revival architecture, First Thursday art walks, night life, delicious lunch spots, and quirky boutiques. Whether you enjoy shopping, dining, the arts or just touring a beautiful downtown area, you're sure to fall in love with this part of the city. 

You can also look forward to the Seattle Aquarium, featuring a stunning 40-foot, 55,000 pound viewing window that looks into an aquarium filled with salmon, colorful rockfish, vibrant sea anemones, and other native Washington marine life. Plus, for the water-lover, there's Lake Union, an enormous, beautiful lake right in the middle of the city, and since there’s no better way to discover the sights and sounds of Lake Union than by getting on the water, head out there with a kayak, paddle board or canoe to really soak in Seattle. There's also duck tours for added fun. And of course there's sites like the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Woodland Park Zoo, The Museum of Flight, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) and the Seattle Great Wheel. 

A modern oasis of art, culture and beauty, Seattle has a thriving, arts, music and dance scene, so get ready for some world-class performances at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT or Book-It. There, patrons can catch Broadway shows at the historic Paramount or 5th Avenue Theatres as well as performances at the unique Teatro ZinZanni. Housed in a stunning antique cabaret tent, it has delighted audiences with a fine blend of comedy, cirque and cuisine since 1998. There's also excellent museums and art galleries, so whether you're into contemporary pieces or classics, you're sure to be mesmerized by Seattle's art selection. There's the Seattle Art Museum of course, as well as the Frye Art Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park and the Henry Art Gallery

And for live music, Seattle almost rivals Austin as a hub for great local and visiting artists, and some quirky, fun and innovative music venues. Some of those venues include: Neumos, The Triple Door, The Crocodile, The Showbox, Benaroya Hall and Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley. 

  

Outdoor Recreation

An absolute oasis of outdoor spaces, Seattle is a treat for the explorer heading to Washington for camping trip. Travelers can look forward to the area's national parks like the North Cascades National Park, the world-famous Mount Rainier National Park and the Olympic National Park as well as numerous opportunities for leisurely strolls or vigorous hikes. Discovery Park covers 534-acres in the Magnolia neighborhood along the shores of Puget Sound, and you can expect over 11 miles of trails through meadows and forest, eventually winding down to both a north and south beach, with an iconic lighthouse bisecting the two. There's also Seward Park along Lake Washington and a ton of excellent trails perfect for novice and avid trekkers, all steeped in fresh air and breathtaking beauty. Pro-tip, keep an eye out for those sunsets and sunrises!

 

For water-lovers, there's fresh and salt water bodies within the city, providing excellent opportunities for kayaking, paddle-boarding, kayaking, swimming, ferry-riding and boating. Look out for Elliot Bay or Puget Sound for water activities, but these locations are also great for birding. Along these bodies of water, travelers can often find great biking trails, and high above, there can be numerous aerial tours happening at once. Interested in taking to the skies for a skyward adventure? We'd suggest a hot-air balloon ride!

 

Events

Seattle is a hub for culture, the arts, entertainment and events, so if you're looking to head there for a special time of year, rest assured the city boasts an incredible calendar of monthly and yearly events. Celebrating the state's history, people's and industry, there's events like the Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle Maritime Festival, University District Street Fair and Upstream Music Festival+Summit. There's also the Summer Meltdown, Sunset Supper at the Market, Umoja Family Festival, Bumbershoot, the Italian Festival and event. 

 

Food Culture

With an international vibe and chefs hailing from all over Seattle and all over the world, visitors and locals alike can't help but dine lavishly when in the city. Seattle's food culture is one founded in creativity, self-expression and pushing culinary boundaries, so when you go, expect innovative treats and great breweries and wineries. Travelers can look out for Korean, Italian, French, Greek and Vietnamese influences and great spots like: Le Pichet, Lola, The Walrus and the Carpenter, The Pink Door and the Marination Ma Kai. There's also some excellent local wineries and brew houses, so if that's your fancy, you're sure to find great local blends to enjoy. The following spots are popular among locals: Bartholomew Winery, Sky River Mead & Honey Wine, Fremont Brewing Company and Lagunitas Brewing Company Tap Room. Along with it's excellent food scape, Seattle enjoys a bustling nightlife. At pubs like the Rhein Haus, Hillside Bar, Flatstick Pub and Add-A-Ball, patrons can enjoy not only great brews, but also world-class DJs and live music and even adult games for adult games and fun. Love pool, dancing, and strong cocktails? Seattle has an abundance of all three like you wouldn't believe.

  

Campgrounds

And now for the camping. No trip to this city is complete without a few days or a week out in the mountains dry tent camping or enjoying the luxuries of at the long list of great parks just outside of the city. Visitors to Vasa Park Resort can expect clean facilities, a well-managed campground and hospitable staff to help accommodate company picnics, private campers and other groups. RVers can look forward to wildlife and scenic viewing, sunset viewing, picnicking and onsite events, as well as excellent amenities such as full hookups, paved roads, tent camping, a boat launch, swimming beach with diving boards, laundry facilities, picnic tables, restrooms and a dog run. As a city that boasts gorgeous mountains in the background, beautiful pockets of flatlands and green vistas, and clear skies for stargazing, it's no wonder thousands head here each year to camp. But the beauty of the area isn't just at the Vasa RV Park, but there's also spectacular views at the Trailer Inns RV Park of Bellevue, Tall Chief RV & Camping Resort and the Midway Village RV Park. There's also plenty of public parks in and around the area, so if dry camping is your style, you're in luck!

 

No matter what you enjoy doing for fun, Seattle is a breathtaking spot, filled with culture, excitement, great views and eats. hope to see you at any one of the city's surrounding campgrounds for your next trip!