Seattle is known to many as the Emerald City because of its famous, lush evergreen forests. There is no shortage of things to do and places to see in this metropolis. From the thriving culinary scene to the iconic Space Needle there is something for everyone. Famously known as the home to the first Starbucks, Seattle is sure to be a hit with coffee aficionados, especially as there’s said to be almost 2,000 coffee shops across the city. Situated on Puget Sound and opposite the Olympic Mountains, Seattle is also a haven for nature lovers.