Seattle, the locomotive of the West
Seattle has much to offer including an awesome selection of restaurants (need we say fish and seafood, in general, is superb) and cafés. See what the New York Times experienced in only 3 days visit.
I first visited Seattle in the last century, already then an awesome city and outside as well: It was a joy to go the Pacific and visit Puget Sound, see whales, bald eagles, and so much pristine nature. That is also an integral part of the state fo Washington experience. Yes and it does rain a bit, but you move inside and enjoy a meal or a beer, and life is good.
From Asia to Seattle non-stop from 2019
Also, the west coast of the US is now moving “closer” to Asia, as Singapore Airlines opens direct west coast routes from Singapore in 2019, all about that in the link above.