Emerald City - the birthplace of UPS

You've probably heard of famous companies such as Amazon and Boeing being founded right in Seattle, Washington, but did you know that Emerald City was also the birthplace of UPS?

Yup! More than 100 years ago, everyone's favorite packaging and shipping company was started in Seattle. The only reason I know this is because, during my recent trip to Seattle with my girlfriend, we came across The Waterfall Garden that pays homage to UPS. This beautiful private (but public) park was located near Pioneer Square, about a few blocks from Century Link Field.

It was quite easy to get here via public transportation, and we totally recommend coming early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise. This small park was gorgeous, serene, and majestic. The waterfall itself was very scenic, the architecture was cool, and I loved that there were plenty of places to sit and relax. Another reason to come early is that you won't be bothered by strangers!

If you're in Seattle and want something "off-the-beaten-path" to do, definitely stop by the UPS Waterfall Garden. It's not really secret to residents of Seattle, but it's definitely a great gem. I give it an "Omg, I'd travel 2 hours for this" rating.

Have fun and prosper.

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