Seattle

Travel Guide
Seattle
From Puget Sound to Mount Rainier, this region offers great outdoor experiences, many cultural attractions and a bustling city life.

Seattle is known for a unique lifestyle of laid-back coffee shops, pleasant waterfront relaxation and endless opportunities for outdoor activities. Explore the iconic downtown marketplace and cultural highlights. Visit distinct neighborhoods and venture beyond the city for amazing natural attractions.

Read the book Fish! about business success and employee morale at the Pike Place Fish Market. During the day see employees tossing fish as they fill orders. Nearby is the amazing but rather disgusting Gum Wall. Stop at the market’s many other shops for souvenirs and dining. The original Starbucks store is a popular attraction.

Walk the short distance to the Seattle Waterfront area for shopping, dining and attractions along several piers. Visit the touch pool at the Seattle Aquarium and ask questions of divers swimming among sea creatures in the giant tank. Enclosed gondolas on the Great Wheel provide comfortable rides year-round. Take a harbor cruise and gaze back at the city’s pretty skyline.

Wander along the downtown streets to tour the oddly shaped Central Public Library and the Seattle Art Museum. In the evening the Seattle Symphony performs across the street at Benaroya Hall.

Take the short overhead monorail to the Seattle Center and rise 520 feet (160 meters) in the Space Needle for 360-degree views encompassing Puget Sound, Mount Rainier and the entire Seattle area. At the base of the tower are several museums. The Experience Music Project features an eclectic collection ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Star Trek inside a Frank Gehry-designed building. See amazing artworks created from colorful glass in the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center offers inspiration for global innovation and aid.

Seattle’s Chinatown-International District is walkable from downtown. Visit great Asian restaurants and shops. Attend professional football or soccer at nearby CenturyLink Field and baseball at Safeco Field.

Gaze at Mount Rainier from many vantage points across the city or drive 2 hours from Seattle for a close-up view of this impressive snow-covered active volcano.

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Where to stay in Seattle

Mediterranean Inn
Mediterranean Inn
3 out of 5
425 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
The price is ₹8,880 per night from 19 Dec to 20 Dec
₹8,880
per night
19 Dec - 20 Dec
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Seattle. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (3,124 reviews)
"great location to event"

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2022

Mediterranean Inn
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA, 98101
The price is ₹12,807 per night from 17 Dec to 18 Dec
₹12,807
per night
17 Dec - 18 Dec
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Seattle. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3,627 reviews)
"room was perfect, staff were excellent, great location"

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2022

Hyatt Regency Seattle
Crowne Plaza Seattle - Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Seattle - Downtown, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
1113 6th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101
The price is ₹11,510 per night from 2 Jan to 3 Jan
₹11,510
per night
2 Jan - 3 Jan
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Seattle. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,325 reviews)
"The staff were friendly and the hotel was in a good location. Did not like the expensive parking."

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2022

Crowne Plaza Seattle - Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sonesta Simply Suites Seattle Renton
Sonesta Simply Suites Seattle Renton
2.5 out of 5
300 SW 19th St, Renton, WA, 98057
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Renton. Enjoy free WiFi, a free airport shuttle and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (715 reviews)
"Location, convenience with the exception of the road work and detour across the street. It's Quiet, plenty of parking, maybe its because its during the middle of the week."

Reviewed on 9 Nov 2022

Sonesta Simply Suites Seattle Renton
Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
3 out of 5
1701 E Valley Rd, Renton, WA, 98055
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Renton. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,675 reviews)
"The hotel actually exceeded my expectations. The pictures make it look older than it really is. It is certainly not modern but was nice. Clean, quiet and comfortable. Rooms were very spacious and contained kitchen facilities. Friendly welcome. Have to drive to the centre of Renton for any dining ..."

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2022

Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
Larkspur Landing Bellevue - An All-Suite Hotel
Larkspur Landing Bellevue - An All-Suite Hotel
3 out of 5
15805 SE 37th St, Bellevue, WA, 98006
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Bellevue. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
3.9/5 Good! (2,438 reviews)
"Quiet, clean, friendly, very convenient location for taking the highway to downtown Seattle or Bellevue."

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2022

Larkspur Landing Bellevue - An All-Suite Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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