Seattle, located in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, on the Puget Sound, is the third largest port in North America and major gateway to Asia. The city is well-known for its musical roots in jazz and the birthplace of grunge. Among the many attractions are Pike Place Market, Seattle Center, Seattle Space Needle, Lake Union, Puget Sound waterfront, and the Boeing Museum of Flight. Professional sports are also very popular and include the Seahawks (Football), Mariners (Baseball), Sounders (Soccer), and the Storm (Women’s Basketball). The Seattle area is also the birthplace for many of America’s most popular companies, like Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, Nordstrom, Costco, Expedia, Seattle’s Best, and Tully’s, to name a few.