Seattle - Portland - Los Angeles
The Coast Starlight links the greatest cities on the West Coast. The dramatic snow-covered peaks of the Cascade Range and Mount Shasta, lush forests, fertile valleys and long stretches of Pacific Ocean shoreline provide a stunning backdrop for your journey.
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Seattle is a living city, like a seashell held to the ear. It echoes the toughened edge of the old west in its grimy underside, indifference to poverty, and well-worn barstools. It also reverberates with a wide-open optimism, no doubt an inevitable effect of its undeniable beauty. The sunsets are breathtaking, and the view of the skyline from the opposite shore of Union Lake is worth the trek. Seattle gives the solid impression of a city in which people are proud to live. From its curious public art, such as the infamous statue of Lenin, to the lush sprawling arboretum, the city has much to offer to anyone with the stamina for long walks or short bus rides. Be sure to take in the campy spectacle of the Pike Place Fish Market and make a pilgrimage to the Comet Tavern, an iconic haunt of the grunge era.