SEATTLE
 
 
Sep 22, 2014

WHEN TO GO TO SEATTLE


When to go  Seattle has a moderate year-round climate with summer temps averaging 75 degrees, and winters rarely dropping below 35. The best time to visit is the summer when the city’s northern locale brings gloriously long days—the sun sets well after 10 p.m. in June—and the rain is not as prevalent. There are many festivals held throughout the summer as locals flock outdoors to enjoy the sun. Seafair, Seattle’s biggest event, runs throughout August and culminates with a weekend of hydroplane races and Blue Angels flyovers on Lake Washington.  July and August are peak tourism months, so visit in early September to avoid the crowds while still taking advantage of beautiful weather. Winter in Seattle is cold, dark, and rainy, particularly between November and February, but the local mountains fill with snow and great skiing and snowboarding are just an hour away. April brings the Skagit Valley tulip festival when visitors delight at the colorful mosaic of blooming tulips and daffodils that stretch as far as the eye can see in the farmlands about an hour north of Seattle.

  Tulip Festival

Seafair


Seafair

Seafair is Seattle’s premier summer event with activities and events held throughout the city during the month of August. It kicks off with the Milk Carton Derby with its wacky boat competitions. Kids will love the evening torchlight parade and the elaborately designed floats covered with lights.

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival


Skagit Tulip Festival

The Skagit Valley area is one of the largest providers of tulip bulbs in the world. In April, rows upon rows of colorful tulips blanket the farmlands in the valley north of Seattle. Many locals make regular trips to see this amazing kaleidoscope of nature. Sign up for a tour package for easy transport.

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