Seattle: The city hidden beneath the clouds – Delta News Hub

Mykela Lowe
Seattle’s greatest attribute is its weather. Yes, I said it. I stand by it. That’s because beyond the rain showers and grey skies live vast evergreen forests, soothing Pacific waters, a temperate climate every single season of the year – and a city just waiting to be discovered.
Picture it: A busy city nestled between two seemingly infinite mountain ranges, surrounded by more than 50 hiking trails and unforgettable views. Sound too good to be true? I thought so, too until I experienced it for myself.
But to help unlock the wonders of this marvelous city, I enlisted the help of two Seattleites: Michael Surkis, a scheduler for Delta’s ramp operation, and Amneris Molina-Nunez, a customer service agent.
The biggest myth that surrounds this metropolitan city is the idea that rain is a constant, but don’t be fooled. Many Seattleites encourage sightseers to embrace the occasional drizzle as they explore. According to Molina-Nunez, every season has something you can do or see – and you can experience all four seasons without extreme weather conditions.
Springtime in Seattle is one of the largest celebrations of the year. No part of the city can resist the urge to welcome a new season into its midst. “The cherry blossom in Seattle is a feast for the eyes,” said Surkis while describing his time on the University of Washington’s campus. For a more tourist-like experience, visit Skagit Valley’s numerous tulip farms, available for tours throughout the season.
During the summers, locals and tourists flock to Alki Beach to escape the uniform and bungalow architecture dominating the metropolitan area. Some might even say it even resembles the boardwalks of California. “Fine-grain sand, burger and ice cream shops, unobstructed views of the Olympic Mountain Range to the west, and if you take the short walk around the cape, you have a commanding view of downtown Seattle,” said Surkis. Anywhere you go, you can’t lose.
Fall is an exciting time to be outside in Seattle. The warm weather starts to cool, and the leaves begin to change. One of Molina-Nunez’s favorite things to do is take a ferry across Puget Sound to go hiking or visit one of the many towns just a short ride away. The Bumbershoot Music Festival will be making its grand return Labor Day weekend following its hiatus during the pandemic.
When December arrives, Seattle depicts what many would call a winter wonderland. Skiers and snowboarders are always in for a treat and can wind down with a brew from the city’s flourishing brewing scene, such as Machine House Brewing.
Delta takes pride in its position as Seattle’s largest premium global airline and will increase capacity by nearly 10% for the summer of 2023. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) serves as a crucial coastal hub for Delta, operating up to 160 daily flights to nearly 55 destinations across the globe.
Delta ensures effortless connections to a multitude of captivating destinations worldwide, making it a preferred choice for globetrotters flying in, through or out of Seattle. Experience the charm of Europe by flying to Amsterdam, Paris, or London Heathrow, or immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures of Asia with Delta’s flights to Tokyo-Haneda, Seoul and Shanghai. Additionally, the airline offers year-round options to Cancun, San Jose, and Puerto Vallarta as well as to multiple cities in Hawaii including Honolulu, Maui, Kailua-Kona, and Kauai, providing endless possibilities to bask in the sun.
Seattle is truly a gem of a city that offers something for everyone. From the beautiful scenery and outdoor activities to the bustling city life and delicious food, Seattle has it all. While its reputation for rainy weather may precede it, locals know that every season brings its own unique charm and attractions. Whether you’re a foodie, an adventurer, a history buff, or simply in search of a good cup of coffee, the Emerald city is a destination that should not be missed.


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