I visited Seattle and New York earlier this year so I get this question a lot.
My personal favourite was Seattle although initially, I thought New York would have resonated better with me since it was all the glitz and glamour that Broadway was famous for – something that I have been following for the longest time.
I felt that the Northwestern Pacific people were much warmer, kinder and the food (and zomg, coffee/chai lattes) were so amazing. I had so much good chowders I was on practically a liquid diet. I adore the chilly and sunny weather. The farmer’s markets were good fun to walk to through and poke about. The couple of dance classes I went to were also very different from New York.
New York seems to be a much more touristy as compared to Seattle. It would have been fun with friends though I think.
This was a check off my bucketlist though: traveling on my own. It took me so much courage to do this and it was with no regrets.