A Step Ahead in Seattle

Click on the map below to see highlights of this downtown walk that takes in both Emerald City's pacesetting present and pioneer past.

As Seattle continues to enjoy galloping growth and its position at the cutting edge of the technology revolution, the city is taking its latest cues from its lush natural surroundings. Bounded by the Cascade Range and Puget Sound, Washington's largest city may even vote this November to tax itself to pay for mass transit. But there's still an element of the old pioneer town to be found, sandwiched between the postmodern architecture and the funky boutiques and coffee shops.