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Seattle, Washington

Seattle

Orcas swimming next to a ferry, salmon swimming upstream in the middle of town, and cheese making at Pike Place Market are just some of the experiences you may not expect to find on a visit to Seattle. It’s a great walking city where viewing art is a walk in the park at Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park. Wander the bustling waterfront or hop on a ferry to experience the San Juan Islands. Take a journey out of Seattle and within 30 minutes you will be at the Premium Outlet Mall, or for the aircraft enthusiasts the Boeing plant is open to the public for tours.



SOME THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN SEATTLE



Pike Place PIKE PLACE MARKET

This is Seattle’s most iconic attraction — and it’s filled with tasty treats. There are aisles of fruits and vegetables, tables overflowing with fresh floral bouquets, and booth after booth selling all manner of locally made jewellery, clothing and gifts.
Boeing Factory BOEING FACTORY

Go behind the hangar doors to discover Boeing’s inner workings on a tour of the Boeing Factory. Starting at Future of Flight where you’ll be able to discover 8500 square kilometres of interactive aviation exhibits. View the flight line and aeroplanes in various stages of assembly.
Space Needle SPACE NEEDLE

The Space Needle is certainly an iconic structure and the views are fantastic.
Chihuly Glass CHIHULY GARDEN AND GLASS

Located just beneath the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass traces the art and career of world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly.
Museum of Flight THE MUSEUM OF FLIGHT

More than 150 historic artefacts are on display here, including the legendary SR-71 Blackbird, an original Concorde jetliner and the actual 707 jet used as Air Force One during the ‘50s, ‘60s and early ‘70s. Many of the exhibits are hands-on and perfect for kids.
Smith Tower SMITH TOWER

Once the tallest building west of the Mississippi, the Smith Tower has offered Seattle’s best views to the public for over 100 years. Elevator operators whisk visitors in an old-fashioned copper and brass elevator car to the 35th floor where you’ll step into the past as you enter the historic observatory.
 
Seattle Aquarium SEATTLE AQUARIUM

Featuring a stunning viewing window that looks into a 454,000 litre aquarium filled with salmon, colourful rockfish, vibrant sea anemones, and other native Washington marine life.
Seattle Underground SEATTLE UNDERGROUND TOUR

Seattle was rebuilt on top of itself after the Great Fire of 1889. This has left underground footpaths and storefronts which are absolutely fascinating.
Museum of Pop Culture MUSUEM OF POP CULTURE (MoPOP)

A museum dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music and science fiction.
Mt Rainier MT RAINIER

Experience the natural beauty of majestic Mt Rainier, the iconic mountain looming on Seattle’s horizon. Take in spectacular views from Narada Falls, considered the most popular waterfall in Mt Rainier State Park and the aptly named Paradise, at 1645 metres above sea level on the south slope, among others.



SEATTLE ACCOMMODATION



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Maxwell Hotel
THE MAXWELL HOTEL
★★★

Located within walking distance of Seattle’s Space Needle, The Maxwell Hotel offers original artwork (including a large mosaic pineapple in the lobby) and colourful interiors. Just steps away you’ll find Pike Place Market, the Seattle Opera and the Seattle Centre monorail which will have you in downtown Seattle in no time.
Executive Hotel Pacific
EXECUTIVE HOTEL PACIFIC
★★★

In the bustling downtown district you’ll find this European style boutique hotel offering an intimate and charming refuge in the heart of the city. Within walking distance to Pike Place Market, the Westlake Centre and the waterfront, or hop on the nearby monorail and in no time you’ll be at the Space Needle.
Mayflower Park Hotel
MAYFLOWER PARK HOTEL SEATTLE
★★★★
Location is the key. Step out from the lobby, with its crystal chandeliers and gleaming brass, into the Westlake Centre with speciality shops and direct access to the monorail. The famous Pike Place Market is also just a seven minute walk away.
Thompson Seattle
THOMPSON SEATTLE
★★★★

This luxury boutique hotel is located near the Puget Sound waterfront and is just steps from Pike Place Market and the original Starbucks. Enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on Pike Place Market and across Puget Sound to the Olympic Mountains. At the end of a busy day, sit back and relax with a cocktail at the rooftop bar – The Nest.





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