Signature City Seattle: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest
Gain a comprehensive understanding of Seattle as you explore the Boeing plant, cruise its glistening waters, savor local cuisine and learn about the city’s passion for sustainability.
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Program No. 2832RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Seattle glows with the richness of its history, the energy of its future — and offers exceptional urban adventures at every turn. Learn about the area's human and natural history at the new Museum of History and Industry at South Lake Union Park. Cruise Lake Union past houseboats and buzzing seaplanes. See giant jets on the assembly line at the Everett Boeing plant. Hear about the Chittenden Locks and see boats passing between fresh and salt water, salmon swimming up the fish ladder and flowers blooming in the botanical garden.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 12 blocks a day on city sidewalks and in museums.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • At the Boeing Everett plant, see giant jets travel down the assembly line.
  • Board an Argosy Line ship and cruise through Lake Union and into Elliott Bay for a panoramic look at the Seattle skyline.
  • Zip to the top of the landmark Space Needle, then marvel at the sparkling glass art in the brand-new Chihuly Garden and Glass.
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David Williams
David Williams is a freelance natural history writer. Based on the western edge of the North American plate in Seattle, he has taught geology to students of all ages. His books include “Stories in Stone: Travels in Urban Geology,” “A Street-Smart Naturalist: Field Notes from Seattle” and “A Naturalist’s Guide to Canyon Country.” He has written for numerous periodicals including Smithsonian Magazine, Popular Mechanics and National Wildlife, and is a regular contributor to Earth Magazine.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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