En español |These cities offer some cooler climes — and hot activities! Consider Stockholm's Thousand Island Cruise, Montreal’s Mutek Festival of digital art and music or Seattle's famed Space Needle. Or cool your heels in Anchorage, the starting point for many an Alaskan cruise or trek, or Edinburgh with its eclectic Fringe Festival. Our Frommer's Destination Guides explain everything you need to know.
Mountain and ocean views, fresh seafood, great coffee and better wine: What's not to love about Seattle, the largest city in the Pacific Northwest? The sparkling waters of Elliott Bay, Lake Union and Lake Washington wrap around this city, where shimmering skyscrapers and forests of evergreens coexist. Punctuated by the Space Needle, fed by the Pike Place Market and entertained by the Seattle Mariners, Seattle offers rich experiences for outdoor enthusiasts, families and foodies. The only question is what to do first.