Seattle Local Customs

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  • 1. Coffee Craze

    Just try and say Seattle without thinking of coffee. Even my beer-obsessed mind can't fathom a day without the java in this caffeine-infused culture. As you walk around town, you notice the number one...

  • 2. Seattle Weather

    They say it rains a lot in Seattle! That's so true! We got used to it already except that our drivers don't. So be careful driving! So, when you come to Seattle, choose the right season then you...

  • 3. Friendly Seattelites

    Seattle has amongst the best street performers and some of the most colourful people we've ever encountered on our travels. Take the time to stop and enjoy the creative music and wonderful sounds that...

  • 4. Artwork / Architecture

    I don't know if Chihuli is an indian or not, but I admired the sensibility he shows about indian culture. His "boathouse", more than being a cathedral of glass creation, is a carefully displayed...

  • 5. Food and Drink

    Not trying to be ingratious or sarcastic, but it seems like every time myself & my friends and / or coworkers go out for dinner to any Seattle restaurant, when the server starts reciting the tedious...

  • 6. Shop Till You Drop

    Shopping in Seattle competes with most large cities. Small funky boutiques sit along with Norstrom, Bon Marche and the new mall Pacific Place. PIKE PLACE MARKET is a bazaar of fresh seafood, fruit,...

  • 7. Lucky Dip

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  • 8. Northwest Folklife Festival

    The Northwest Folklife Festival was founded in 1972. The festival is run by an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes the cultural heritage of Pacific Northwest communities. The festival is...

  • 9. Christmas Lights

    If you happen to be in Seattle for New Year's Eve, you're in for a really good time. The city of Seattle presents a fireworks display at the Space Needle. From all over the Seattle area you can see...

  • 11. P Patches, Garden Patches and Community Gardens

    A number of parks in Seattle have community gardens, where for a small fee a plot of land may be rented for use in growing a crop. In Seattle these are referred...

  • 12. Millionaires in Seattle

    There are more than 4,000 millionaires in the City of Seattle and two billionaires. But, one of the things that you will notice in Seattle is that you will not...

  • 13. Thanks but no thanks

    Is this for real? The hardware store near the University of Washington posted this sign: "Lloyd thanks for the yrs of less than satisfactory work". I hope it...

  • 14. University of Washington

    The largest university in Washington is, of course, University of Washington, located within the Seattle city limits. It is a Division I school for many sports...

  • 15. craft beer pioneer

    Seattle is one of the pioneer city's in the US craft beer revolution. In the mid-1980s, cities like San Francisco, Portland and Seattle started a trend towards...

  • 16. The Torchlight Parade/Seafair Parade

    Every year, the residents of Seattle pack their coolers, folding chairs, quilts and go to downtown Seattle to watch the Seafair Parade.The Seafair Parade is the...

  • 17. The Homeless People in Seattle

    There are many homeless people in Seattle because of migration and immigration. Some come here for jobs. When their seasonal jobs are out in other states, they...

  • 18. Black Friday in the U.S. -- Frenzy!

    Black Friday -- the frenzy day! It's the day after Thanksgiving, which is in late November. Thanksgiving is our national holiday that is regarded as secular,...

  • 19. MAP > Washington State's Viticultural Areas

    Curious to see displayed at Seattle's Tacoma Airport a clear Map of Washington State's Viticultural Areas.Washinton State's Viticultural Areas:Yakima...

  • 20. Services Tax

    The services tax is not included in the displayed price of anything. I went to purchase a pair of shoes advertised at $39.95 but was charged $44.00 when tax was...

  • 21. Tipping

    Tipping in USA is normal and expected. Just how much to "tip' can be confusing. In some restaurants the tip was added below the total cost including tax. This...

  • 22. Free Seattle Out-to-Lunch Concerts

    If you're wandering in downtown Seattle around lunchtime in the summer, here's a pleasant opportunity that locals know about, but tourists sometimes do not:...

  • 23. Ballard Sunday Farmers Market

    While the 100-year-old Pike Place Market is justifiably famed, few Seattlites, except those who live or work downtown, regularly visit it. Instead, they go to...

  • 24. Seattle Music Scene: Listen to KEXP 90.3FM

    Seattle is well-known for it's local indie music scene, which has produced many artists that go on to achieve greater fame on a national or international level....

  • 25. Gasworks Park

    This park was once the location of an old gas plant that burned coal, can you imagine? There are still remainders of the plant evident as you walk around. It's...

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