The smell of barbecue is in the air. Perhaps it actually isn’t, but the phantasm-like aromas of cookouts past are wafting in the collective consciousness of backyard chefs across the nation. The time is nigh for perfectly grilled steaks with impeccable track marks, cheddar wursts dripping with cheesy goodness and potato salad without a single raisin. The travel industry is in a state of near-chaos, as residents of every state have whipped themselves into a city-hopping Memorial Day frenzy. In celebration, Elite Daily has compiled a list of the most desirable Memorial Day destinations in 2018, with this years competition being particularly stiff. Once all the dust had settled, the humble West Coast metropolis of Seattle found itself squarely in the middle of their top 5 vacation destinations.
So what makes Seattle such a sought-after destination for Memorial Day travelers? According to the aforementioned article, the attractions of Seahawks Town begin before even setting foot (or wheel) within the city limits. The Pacific Coast Highway, one of the main drags that pass through Seattle, is a scenic wonderland that offers breathtaking views with every mile. Upon arrival, travelers can hop right into long standing attractions such as Pikes Place Market, a zone of immeasurable enjoyment where fish seem to fly straight from the counter to the outdoor charcoal grill. From there, travelers can visit the Space Needle or use a Starbucks restroom sans-code in their founding city.