I spent the first six months of the year interning in Seattle, WA. I was working for Amazon (in the Amazon Web Services subsidiary) within their marketing department.
Seattle has very beautiful parts. Although, I got the feeling that it had a massive influx of money (Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, etc-) over the past few decades and parts of the city haven't exactly caught up. It is also a bit of a blend of a lot of other cities (New York, Boston, San Francisco, etc-)
Speaking of Starbucks, they were founded in Seattle. They are literally on almost every corner.
The first Starbucks store is quite cool. Definitely worth a visit as there is specific merchandise and coffee roasts that are exclusive to the first store. It's located in the famous Pike's Place Market. However, there is no seating - just out, order, and leave.
Speaking of Pike's Place Market. It's a great market and has a lot of...unusual...items. From people selling 15 different types of honey to handcrafted goods to fish and vegetables.
Seattle also (as you'd imagine) has some breathtaking nature near by. Whether it's across the Puget Sound to Bainbridge island (also highly recommended!) or Mount Rainier just to the South - it's stunning.
Just a couple of nature shots to finish the post off.