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The city has an average annual precipitation of about 37 inches, which is less than Boston, Houston, Miami and New York, despite the popular rumor that it's a gloomy, rainy place. You'll see why people hold this city so dear to their hearts when you visit the jewel of the Pacific Northwest: Seattle.
Go grab a Mariners ticket to watch a Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball game. On March 8, 1997, Ken Griffey Jr. officially broke ground on this ballpark. The first game ever played here was Mariners versus the San Diego Padres on July 15, 1999, in front of a capacity crowd of 47,000 people. For an up-close-and-personal view of the game head to "The 'Pen." This gathering area is located next to the Mariners bullpen and is open to fans two and a half hours before the game starts. Fans can get a close-up view of the field and the nearby team as well as enjoy a cocktail at the Caught Looking Lounge or a beer at The Rail, an open-air bar. Four concession stands offer a variety of stadium fair, from pizza and hamburgers to crepes and tacos. Also, in the “Pen is the Good Stuff Store,” fans can purchase Mariners merchandise. From the stands, you'll enjoy a stunning view of the Puget Sound and the nearby Seattle skyline. Be sure to bring a baseball glove - you never know when you'll have the chance to get an autograph or catch a homerun ball.
5th Avenue Theatre
Kids and adults will love this live musical theater. Located at 1308 5th Avenue in Rainier Square. This theater is well-known for premiering new works that are performed on Broadway. Plays like "Shrek," Disney's Aladdin," "A Christmas Story: The Musical" and "Hairspray" started out here. New York City productions often make their way to this unique, Chinese-inspired venue. The 5th Avenue Theatre opened in 1926 as a place to show vaudevillian films and later was made into a movie palace. The venue began its musical theater career in 1980 after it was spared from demolition. Over 300,000 people attend shows here yearly, and the in-house theater company is one of the nation’s largest and most respected of its kind. Visit to see shows like "Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music" and Rogers and Hammerstein's "Carousel." Be sure to purchase a ticket beforehand as most shows sell out. Children under age 4 are not allowed, but most shows are suitable for children ages 8 and up. Cocktail dress is not required but business casual attire is appreciated.
Woodland Park Zoo
This Seattle zoo, located at 5500 Phinney Avenue North, was founded in 1899. More than a million people visit every year to see the over 1,000 animals and 92,000 plants that reside here. There are over 300 species of animals, including 40 endangered and 17 threatened or vulnerable species. This wild location has monkeys, bears, foxes, red pandas and Asian elephants. The zoo is also home to flamingos, birds of prey, Komodo dragons, colorful insects and more. You're sure to find a critter friend that you'd like to visit at this educational attraction.