- The biggest city in Washington state is a must-see for fans of urban America
- Virgin Atlantic has just launched direct flights to Seattle from London Heathrow
- The city is home to museums and markets, but also framed by volcanic scenery
Seattle may not have the iconic sights of New York or the glitz of Los Angeles, but nor does it have the frenetic pace and brashness.
Known as the U.S.’s tech capital (Microsoft and Amazon are based here), it also has the terrific backdrop of the Mount Rainier National Park, home to the famous 4,392m-tall snow-capped peak.