The Emerald City: Seattle, Washington
What city has a tower that looks like a spaceship and is the origin of the world's most famous coffee chain? The answer is Seattle. Located in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle may often be rainy, but it's always worth a trip.
Seattle's most famous structure is the 605-foot-tall Space Needle, which was originally built for the Seattle World's Fair in 1962. It looks like a UFO with a set of long, white legs. Take the elevator to the top for excellent views of the city.
Next to the Space Needle is the Museum of Pop Culture. Step inside and you'll find exhibits on film, video games, and Seattle rock musicians. Don't forget the Marvel Comics exhibit, which features original art and more!
Feeling hungry? Head to Pike Place Market. This public market is the home of the original Starbucks, which opened in 1971. Unlike other Starbucks stores, this one has no seats. Once you've got your coffee, get yourself a Seattle-style hot dog, with cream cheese and onions.