Almost completely surrounded by water, with the deep harbour of Puget-Sound combining with Lake Washington to the east, and Lake Union to the North, Seattle is known as the ‘Emerald City’. Famous for its access to wilderness adventures, there’s plenty to occupy the less active visitor. Old fishing piers on Seattle’s Waterfront have been converted into stylish restaurants and quirky malls, while the harbour’s water tours offer a chance to see the city from a different perspective. Pioneer Square is home to a number of art galleries, antique shops and bookstores, while Fremont on the northern shores of Lake Union, is slightly edgier. No visit to Seattle would be complete without a visit to the iconic 605ft Space Needle which boasts staggering views.