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SeattleUnited States of America

Discover a legendary music scene, technology feats and the art of coffee brewing in a city that has clearly moved on from its lumberjack beginnings and now simply shines.

Seattle is wedged between Puget Sound and Lake Washington and is nicknamed the Emerald City for its abundance of nature. Visit this city if you love the outdoors, family fun and music.

Seattle was named after a Native American local, “Chief Seattle,” and its first industry was tree logging. It is now one of the fastest growing American cities, with some 700,000 people calling it home and some 4 million people residing in the Seattle metropolitan area. Seattle has also become a thriving exports and technology hub, and is the global headquarters for many big-name companies.

The Seattle Center’s distinctive Space Needle, erected for the 1962 World Fair, is Seattle’s most famous landmark. This is not the highest local icon though - on a clear day the snow-capped Mount Rainer steals the show.

Seattle’s many neighborhoods serve up an eclectic mix of retail, restaurants and entertainment. Discover historic Pioneer Square for a little gold rush history, trendy Belltown, busy Downtown Seattle and the ever-popular Seattle Waterfront with its tall Seattle Great Wheel. Climb the steps to Pike Place Market or head to the Magnolia district to hike through the forest at Discovery Park and look out over Puget Sound.

Enjoy Seattle’s rich music scene, which flourished in the '90s when it produced “grunge” bands such as Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. The legendary Jimi Hendrix was born here and the early jazz scene kick-started the career of the equally famous Ray Charles. See a rock band in a bar, watch the Seattle Symphony Orchestra at Benaroya Hall or listen to blues at the Highway 99 Blues Club on the waterfront.

For skyline views at sunset, cruise over to Puget Sound, with its tranquil Bainbridge Island, or head to Kerry Park. Watch cruise ships, ferries and sailboats crisscross Elliott Bay. If you have time for a long hike, take the 1.5-hour journey east to Mount Rainier National Park.

Where to stay in Seattle

Downtown Seattle which includes central business district and street scenes

Downtown Seattle

4/5Very Good!(1,861 area reviews)

Pike Place Market and Seattle Aquarium are a few top attractions in Downtown Seattle. Hop around the city on the metro at Westlake Station or University Street Station and check out the area's fascinating museums, great live music, and popular shops.

Downtown Seattle
Capitol Hill showing heritage architecture as well as an individual male

Capitol Hill

4.5/5Wonderful!(25 area reviews)

Take time in Capitol Hill to visit attractions like Lake View Cemetery - Bruce Lee's Grave and Seattle Asian Art Museum. You might also appreciate the abundant dining options, and you can hop on the metro at Capitol Hill Station to see more of the city.

Capitol Hill
University District

University District

4/5Very Good!(47 area reviews)

If you're spending time in University District, you might enjoy attractions like Neptune Theater and University Village. You might also enjoy the neighborhood's ample dining options before hopping on the metro at University of Washington Station to see more of the city.

University District
Queen Anne featuring landscape views and a city

Queen Anne

4.5/5Wonderful!(2 area reviews)

Queen Anne is popular for its popular shops. Explore top sights like Seattle Center and Museum of Pop Culture, and you can get around town on the metro at Seattle Center Monorail Station.

Queen Anne
Belltown which includes street scenes, central business district and night scenes

Belltown

Belltown is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like Bell Street Cruise Terminal at Pier 66 and Seattle Waterfront. See more of Seattle by jumping on the metro at Westlake 7th St Station or Westlake Denny Wy Station.

Belltown
South Lake Union featuring a bay or harbour, boating and a coastal town

South Lake Union

4/5Very Good!(109 area reviews)

Known for its panoramic lake views and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in South Lake Union. Check out top attractions like Amazon Corporate Headquarters and Lake Union, and jump on the metro at Terry Av- Mercer St Station or Lake Union Park Station to see more of the city.

South Lake Union

Top Hotels in Seattle

Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Airport/28th Ave
Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Airport/28th Ave
2.5 out of 5
18850 28th Ave South, SeaTac, WA
The price is CA $93 per night from Nov 20 to Nov 21

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Silver Dollar Casino and Angle Lake Park. Valley Ridge Park is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away. Angle ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,204 reviews)

"I really enjoyed my stay at this property. Very secure and quiet"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 26, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Airport/28th Ave
Best Western Seattle Airport Hotel
Best Western Seattle Airport Hotel
2.5 out of 5
20717 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA
The price is CA $94 per night from Nov 13 to Nov 14

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Angle Lake Park and Silver Dollar Casino. Valley Ridge Park and Highline Community College are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,743 reviews)

"Great customer service, the room was clean plenty of towels. Coffee and breakfast was provided. Refrigerator was provided without asking."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 15, 2020

Best Western Seattle Airport Hotel
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport
4 out of 5
1053 Lake Washington Boulevard North, Renton, WA
The price is CA $183 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

Situated near the airport, in Renton, this hotel is close to The Landing, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park and Lakeridge Park. Area attractions also include The ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,120 reviews)

"Excellent place to relax for a mini vacation. Very, clean, modern and comfortable. Staff was wonderful and I will definitely be back next time I am out that way."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 26, 2020

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport
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.

Vacation Rentals in Seattle

Hyatt House Seattle/Redmond
Hyatt House Seattle/Redmond
3 out of 5
15785 Bear Creek Pkwy, Redmond, WA
The price is CA $133 per night from Oct 31 to Nov 1

Located in Downtown, this aparthotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from DigiPen Institute of Technology and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Microsoft Campus. Bellevue Square and University ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,713 reviews)

"The front desk was very kind and helpful whenever I had a request. As a front desk supervisor myself, I was extremely pleased with how my friends and I were treated. I hope to come back again."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 8, 2020

Hyatt House Seattle/Redmond
Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
3 out of 5
1701 E Valley Rd, Renton, WA
The price is CA $105 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from The Boeing Company and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Westfield Southcenter Mall. Renton Shopping Center ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,278 reviews)

"Its hidden away and like a ttle apartment. Great for a weekend away from it all"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 23, 2020

Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
Staybridge Suites Seattle - Fremont
Staybridge Suites Seattle - Fremont
3 out of 5
3926 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA
The price is CA $131 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 8

Located in Fremont, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fremont Troll and Lake Union. Woodland Park Zoo and University of Washington are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (567 reviews)

"This was a great stay. Staff was so helpful. I liked that laundry washing and drying were free.Rooms were so comfy, it felt like home."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2020

Staybridge Suites Seattle - Fremont
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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Reviews of Seattle

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Mar 2, 2020

We enjoyed the Northwest Flower and Garden show very much.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 25, 2020

Our reason for coming to Seattle was the performance of “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird” by the Seattle Opera at McCaw theatre. We enjoyed it. The Pike Place Market is lots of fun!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 25, 2020

Lots of history in Seattle. Great shopping and many micro breweries to try out. Try the underground tour and pikes place was great.

4/5 - Good

S

Feb 24, 2020

It is a happening place.

4/5 - Good

SuzieQ

Feb 21, 2020

Love visiting Dimitris Jazz Alley for live music and other smaller music venues. Parking always a challenge but we hit a long weekend and had free street parking for 24 hours - much appreciated!!!

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

Feb 20, 2020

Waterfront was interesting and food was great, but not a lot to see and do.

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