Explore every corner of the Emerald City, from coffee shops to mountain hikes, with Moon Seattle.
- Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps, or follow self-guided neighborhood walks
- See the Sights: Watch the fishmongers sling the catch of the day at Pike Place Market, or grab a pick-me-up at the original Starbucks. Zig zag through the Olympic Sculpture Park, watch sharks swim above you in the Seattle Aquarium's underwater dome, admire Northwest art at the Seattle Art Museum, or watch the sunset from Space Needle observation deck
- Get a Taste of the City: Find the best cup of coffee, sample fresh oysters, and indulge in the city's innovative cuisine
- Bars and Nightlife: Lounge at an old-school jazz club, discover the next big indie artist, get a flight of beers at a local microbrewery, or sip craft cocktails in a swanky speakeasy
- Expert Advice: Emerald City native Allison Williams shares what locals love about Seattle
- Strategic Itineraries and Day Trips: Make the most of your trip with ideas for foodies, culture-seekers, families traveling with kids, and more, or explore nearby Bainbridge Island, Mount Rainier National Park, Tacoma, and Bellevue
- Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps
- Handy Tools: Background information on history and culture, plus an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the go
Road tripping along the coast? Test-drive Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip. Visiting more of the state? Check out Moon Washington.
About the Author
Allison Williams is a Seattle-based writer, specializing in travel and feature coverage for Seattle Met magazine. The things she loves most about her city are its energy, its international cuisine, and the coin-strewn fountains in the Pacific Science Center. As a journalist, she's interviewed Ethiopian refugees, cancer researchers, Bigfoot hunters, and fishermen poets.
Allison grew up south of Seattle in Olympia. She received her bachelor's degree in biology and English from Duke University, with studies at Oxford University and an ethnobiology field school in Costa Rica. After working as a writer and editor in New York City for eight years, with staff positions at Metro daily newspaper and Time Out New York, she earned her MFA in creative writing at the University of Alaska Anchorage, where her fiction thesis won the Jason Wenger Award for Literary Excellence. Allison's journalism has been recognized with awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and a nomination from the City and Regional Magazine Association.
Today, Allison lives with her dog Omak in Seattle's eclectic Capitol Hill neighborhood, where she can see the Space Needle, the arches of the Pacific Science Center, and the Olympic Mountains from her living room windows.