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Seattle Travel Guide: Everything You Should Know

Are you interested in visiting Seattle, Washington? Check out Travel Noire's city travel guide to plan out your trip!

Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Caroline Purser

Seattle, Washington Quick Travel Facts

  • Best time to travel: June through October

  • Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)

  • Noteworthy: Festival Sundiata (June), Seattle Pride (June) and Umoja Fest (August) celebrate Black culture

  • Best for: Solo Travelers, Friends Trip, Family Getaways

Washington’s Black history dates back to 1845 when the Bush family arrived and settled in the area of Puget Sound known today as Bush Prairie. Seattle’s historic Black neighborhood, the Central District, is home to numerous thriving Black businesses for you to shop and support.


Located in the Columbia City neighborhood of Seattle, Geraldine’s Counter is where you’ll find what’s widely considered the best breakfast and brunch in all of Seattle. The restaurant offers American comfort food, and locals and tourists alike rave about its friendly waitstaff, reasonable prices, and its undeniably incredible French toast. Geraldine Counter uses only the freshest, quality ingredients sourced from local vendors.


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