SEATTLE, the largest city in the Pacific Northwest, has it all! Sports and outdoor activities, a booming nightlife, cheap eats, three universities, a huge music scene…anything and everything you’re interested in! DIT is in a popular area for nightlife, and we are very close to the heart of downtown. Seattle wins all kinds of awards.

Here’s a few we’re most proud of:

  • ✔︎ America’s Most Active City - Men’s Health Magazine (2011)
  • ✔︎ Top 10 Destinations for Singles - (2011)
  • ✔︎ Best Coffee, Tech-Savvy, & Wireless Coverage – Travel + Leisure magazine (2011)
  • ✔︎ Most Edgy City - Sperling’s Best Places (2011)
  • ✔︎ Top 50 Veteran Friendly Cities in the U.S.A. - Gi Jobs Magazine (2014)
  • ✔︎ Top Ten Cities Where the ‘American Dream’ is Still Alive - Entrepreneur, (2013)
  • ✔︎ #1 Smartest City in North America - Fast Company, (2013)

Outdoor & Adventure

snowboardingThe Puget Sound and Seattle is where the mountains meet the water. With the Cascade Range to the east and the Olympic Mountain Range to the west, Seattle’s location is perfect for the outdoor adventurer. Weekends can be spent diving the many inlets and underwater parks to view the unique sea-life here or playing with the large population of octopus that inhabit the waters of Seattle. The mountains provide excellent snowboarding and skiing in the winter, camping and white water rafting in the summer. During the summer months, many DIT students take the weekends to surf the long swells in the Neah Bay area. For adventure and outdoors, Puget Sound is where you want to be.


Seahawks Stadium

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Check out the Space Needle on your way to Pike Place Market, getting there on the famous Monorail. Pre-func for a Mariners, Seahawks or Sounders game by winding your way through the historic Pioneer Square, with its many bars and restaurants. Or, if MMA, PBR, Nascar or Seafair are more up your alley – Seattle serves that up too – there’s always something going on!

Events & Music

Gorge Amphitheater

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Seattle has long been an epicenter of music. Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Uncle Bonsai…they were all discovered in Seattle. So, when you head to Bumbershoot (a huge outdoor music festival between DIT and downtown Seattle), a concert at the Gorge (no better place on earth for a concert), or a night on the town at a local nightclub, you might get to hear a hot, groundbreaking artist that you’ll be sure to add to your iPod the next day.