The Emerald City. The largest metropolitan area in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle, situated between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States. It is a seaport city and home to many iconic brands including Boeing, Starbucks, Amazon and Microsoft. Seattle is known for its picturesque beauty, with stunning landscapes that draw visitors from around the world.
Wheelchair access is problematic as a result of the city’s steep streets, but I have managed well in my power wheelchair. Apart from the city’s geography, Seattle boasts a level of access that is rivaled by few cities in the United States. Access to transportation is incredible – on light rail, city buses, water ferries, and taxis with wheelchair ramps. The city’s attractions are diverse, offering something for everyone. The Space Needle observation deck, Boeing airplane factory, Puget Sound harbor cruise, Seattle Aquarium and the Experience Music Project (EMP) Museum are just a few of the many things to see and do. You won’t regret making the decision to visit the emerald jewel of the Pacific Northwest.
SeaTac Airport is a major hub, and offers some of the most competent wheelchair assistance in the USA.
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