EVENTS IN SEATTLE
Population (2010): 608,660
Climate: Oceanic with rainy winters that average in the mid 30s (F) and summers that average in the mid 70s (F).
Time Zone: Pacific / Pacific Daylight
Seattles' Top Venues: Husky Stadium, Key Arena, CenturyLink Field, Safeco Field
Teams in Seattle: Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners, Washington Huskies
Featured Events in Seattle:
Seattle is a unique city that is known for much more than just tons of coffee shops and grunge music. Serving as a major commercial center for the Northwest and a major seaport, Seattle is the pride of Washington State. Many might be surprised to discover that the city is actually ranked as the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States. On the other hand, Seattle is surrounded by mountain ranges and thick evergreen forests, making it an extremely versatile place for those who prefer a little change in scenery every once and a while.
Kurt Kobain wasn't the only one to contribute to Seattle's modern culture - several artists, such as Chuck Palahniuk (author of Fight Club) and the band Death Cab For Cutie hail from the city. Legends such as Jimi Hendrix and dozens of literary talents have all contributed to the city's reputation as a haven for artists and open-minded individuals.
Although the city has its fair share of intellectual prowess, sports are also extremely prevalent. Seattle hosts more professional teams than any other in the region, such as the Seattle Mariners for the MLB, Seahawks for the NFL, Sounders for the MLS, Storm for the WNBA, and the Totems for the NPHL. The presence of college sports is also rather large in Seattle, making it an ideal place for die-hard tailgaters. The two NCAA Division I schools are the University of Washington and Seattle University.
Outdoor sports are perhaps the most popular in this region, especially since there are so many nearby natural wonders. Aside from the lush pines of Mount Olympic to the southeast, there are also dozens of nearby parks and recreational areas like Green Lake, Discovery Park, Myrtle Edwards Park and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Nature enthusiasts can satisfy their craving for action with activities like kayaking, bicycling, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, sailing and swimming. In 2005, Men's Fitness magazine dubbed Seattle as the fittest city in the United States.
Although some might be convinced that Seattle is dreary and rainy most of the time, the scenic wonders and the richness in culture surely makes up for it. This is also one of the most eco-friendly and sustainable cities in the country, according to Smarter Cities NRDC 2010. TicketCity is not affiliated with events, teams or venues associated with the city of Seattle.