Educational Service District 121
Washington’s most populated area thrives with culture, urban adventures and history. Seattle and Tacoma set the cultural agenda, but this region is also home to Mt. Rainier National Park, Puget Sound islands, hundreds of hamlets and thousands of miles of hiking trails. From the state capital to the Cascades crest, town and wilderness live side-by-side.
What Makes This Region Great?
The urban settings, always in bloom with museums, galleries and green space, invite evening art walks, park strolls and dinners. Ski resorts, kayak rentals as well as award-winning theaters and restaurants of every variety all reside within easy reach.
Tacoma continues to make great strides as another Greater Puget Sound cultural center. Home to the Museum Of Glass and Tacoma Art Studio, arts lovers also flock to the historic Pantages Theater and Beaux Arts Rialto after enjoying dinner at several independent restaurants.
Living in Puget Sound is all about access, to everything! You can see the sailboat races on Lake Union as you drive to Belltown to check out the latest sushi restaurant and then wrap up the evening enjoying the local theaters latest play.
Puget Sound remains a largely rural region. You can visit hiking trails and rural areas within just 45 minutes of downtown Seattle. Enjoy the miles of hiking, walking and bike trails.
Washington State Ferries
America’s largest ferry system provides a gateway to island getaways, amazing day trips and, for many, home.
Mount Rainier National Park
Washington’s signature peak, rising 14,410-feet above sea level, is home to sublime spring wildflowers, year round Paradise Inn and a bucket list ascent for many.
Tacoma provides a comprehensive aesthetic study of Washington State, including the Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum and the entertaining Washington State History Museum, among several others.
Site of “Twin Peaks” fame, this cataract tumbles toward town in dramatic fashion.
Pike Place Market
Yes, Seattleites go to The Market, just not in the summer. Picking up a splendid bouquet, morning caught king salmon among scores of other items is just too good to pass up.
This Capitol Hill area bounces with live music, independent boutiques and myriad restaurants, the most urbanely active area in all of Seattle.
“I had a teacher who really cared about me – academically and personally. That made me want to be that teacher and let students know that I believe in them and they should believe in themselves.”
Highline Public Schools