Downtown Seattle, Seattle
This really depends on your preference. If you like tourist sites, obviously check out the Pike Place Market to start and there's a several department stores all over downtown if you like to shop. There's a coffee shops and a homeless person on every block so be prepared to be overwhelmed if you are from the east coast.
Fondest memory: Rented a car to go outside of Seattle and checked out Snoqualmie Falls (sight of 'Twin Peaks' lodge). To be honest, I wouldn't want to live in Seattle but outskirts looked absolutely beautiful and if you like nature stuff, you'll probably want to live here.
Favorite thing: A very attractive city with many new skyscrapers and condominium towers. Even more delightful with a partial blue sky when it's not raining. At least half of the buildings must have wonderful views of Puget Sound.
Favorite thing: I lived in bellingham,wa for a few years and traveled the state,, mt. rainer, mt.st helens(a must see) the tulips blooming in the spring near mt. vernon,wa(a must) laconnor,wa! pike place market!, chuckanut dr(south of bellingham,a must) mt. baker glacier! (trail -hike 3hrs to the top..go past deming,wa to glaicer..turn right after you pass the town.. drive in 8mi to trail head.. dont miss this hike!)any ferry to the san jaun islands-go!! vancouver..gas town, U.b.C. archaological museum!(a must on ubc campus)
Favorite thing: I had glorious weather for most of my stay in Seattle. The day I took the 'Water Taxi' across Elliott Bay from Pier 55, the views of the city skyline were wonderful. Here are a couple of photos.
Favorite thing: The city is beautifull and it buildings are amazing. You must be care because it's some kind of unsecurity like any big city.
Favorite thing: I stopped to look at what I thought was a glove on the sidewalk, but it's really a brass glove embedded in cement!
Pikes Market, Space Needle, Bruce Lee's grave sight
Fondest memory: Seeing Mount Ranier behind the downtown skyline...
Favorite thing: Walk around the city, hang out on a bench, drink a coffee outside, watch people, talk to people. Seattle has a real city feel, but it is pretty laid back.
Favorite thing: We were wandering around the streets and enjoying the many malls and shops. We came upon this contest where they were creating images in sand - yes, sand sculpture!