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Seattle - The Emerald City

The ‘Emerald City’ is the primary international and domestic gateway to Washington State and the Pacific Northwest. It is the northernmost large city in the United States.  It is also the State of Washington's largest city and is surrounded by the waters of Lake Washington and Puget Sound.  It enjoys spectacular views of The Cascades and the Olympic Mountains.


Seattle has four major professional sports teams: Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners, Women's National Basketball Association, Seattle Storm, Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders FC and of course, The NFL team the Seattle Seahawks.  Be sure to drive your Seattle car rental from CRX to Qwest Field to catch Seahawks's game.

Outdoor Recreation

It is no wonder that Seattle is known to be one of the fittest states in the US.  Because of this city's mild climate and fantastic natural surroundings, there are many outdoor activities in which to participate.  Rock climbing, motor boating, sailing, swimming, kayaking, snowboarding, skiing, hiking, cycling and walking are all common sports in this city.  The Olympic Mountains are a hot spot for hiking and skiing, so park your Seattle SUV rental from CRX at the base of these mountains to enjoy a fun-filled day of outdoor activity.  Sailing and other boating activities take place in the waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound.

Driving in Seattle

Seattle is a great place to rent a car and explore.  The overall shape of the city is similar to an hourglass that stretches from north to south.  The city is built on seven adjacent hills and hence is a very hilly city.  Because of this the street system is gridded.  Streets that run east-west are "Streets" and those that run north-south are "Avenues".  Those that are curved are labeled "Road", "Boulevard" or "Place".


Seattle is famous for it's coffee production and consumption.  Some of the most famous coffee shops originated in this city.  Starbuck's, Seattle's Best Coffee and Tully's were all founded and/or are based in Seattle.  Because it is situated on the Pacific Northwest, Seattle has an abundance of fresh seafood so drive your Seattle car rental from CRX to a recommended restaurant and sample some of this city's fantastic cuisine.  Salmon, white fish and shellfish can all be found at various Seattle restaurants. 

While in Seattle, make sure to drive your Seattle rental car from CRX and visit Washington State Wine Country.  There are currently more than 460 wineries.