Not far from Seattle and accessible by car lies one of Washington's most important attractions, the impressive waterfall at Snoqualmie. More than 1.5 million tourists visit this attraction every year, which even featured in the cult series Twin Peaks. From a height of over 82 metres, the rush of waters of the Snoqualmie River plunges into the depths - an unforgettable spectacle.
The Snoqualmie Falls are located less than an hour’s drive away to the east of Seattle. A wonderful tour in a convertible. At the top of the falls there is an espresso stand, gift shop and bathrooms. There nearby town of Snoqualmie has a candy factory, several lodges, a casino and the Northwest Railway Museum.
Earshot Jazz Festival Seattle: to the concert by hire car
The radio in the car doesn’t do it for you? How about the annual Earshot Jazz Festival?
A wide variety of musicians and bands of different genres appear in the hip clubs of the city. Many other events take place around the internationally renowned festival, from workshops to jam sessions. For several weeks, Seattle is under the spell of jazz, the city is transformed into a stage.
Most of the jazz clubs are located right in the heart of the city. So a hire car is handy not only for these venues, but also for those slightly further away. Experience the greats of jazz live in Seattle, from bebop to free jazz – something for every tase.
Pike Place Market Seattle: a shopping tour by car
At Pike Place Market, facing Elliott Bay, goods are sold from all over the world on the possibly the oldest weekly market in the country.
The large market offers fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and meat, flowers and craftsmanship. In addition to regional products, there is also a wide selection of international specialities, from exotic spices to rare tea and cheese varieties.
From the car rental office in Seattle you get to Pike Place via Interstate 5 heading towards the city centre. Of course, there are also many restaurants at Pike Place Market – good places to rest your legs from your foot tour. For a picnic, the Victor Steinbrueck Park offers a beautiful view of the bay.