Air access to Seattle is excellent. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) offers direct flights to all major cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. It is the primary hub for Alaska Airlines, and a hub and international gateway for Delta Air Lines, which has expanded its operation at Sea-Tac since 2011. Thirty-four airlines serve 91 non-stop domestic and 28 international destinations including Amsterdam, London, Paris, Beijing, Dubai, Tokyo, and many other major cities around the globe.
Considered by many as "the soul of Seattle", the Pike Place Market has been a significant icon of Seattle for over 100 years. More than 10 million people of both everyday locals and tourists alike shop, visit, and eat at Pike Place Market each year. Attendees can watch fish tossed through the air at Pike Place Fish, leave their mark on the famous Gum Wall, grab a pint at Pike Brewing Company, order a latte from the Starbucks that started it all, and clap along to a busker's foot-stomping set. More info can be found on the official website:Pike Place Market
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Being one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, the Space Needle is a treasured Seattle icon. Located at Seattle Center, the Space Needle stands at 605’ tall and is one of the most photographed structures in the world. The tower’s 520’ saucer-shaped “top house” offers visitors Seattle’s only 360-degree indoor and outdoor panoramic views of downtown Seattle, Mount Rainier, Puget Sound, and the Cascades and Olympic mountain ranges. Starting from 2018, the renovated top floor now provides breathtaking, multi-level, floor-to-ceiling glass viewing experiences including an upper level outdoor observation deck with open-air glass walls and Skyriser glass benches. The Oculus, a grand wood, steel, and glass staircase which connects the upper-level to The Loupe, the world’s first and only rotating glass floor below. The new glass floor experience opens up a never-before-seen downward view of the structure and the surrounding area, putting Seattle, literally, at your feet. More info can be found on the official website:Space Needle
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Located at the Seattle Center, the Chihuly Garden and Glass is only 16 mins walk from the hotel.
It provides a look at Dale Chihuly’s inspiration and influences and brings together many of the elements of his work, including Drawings, signature glass series,
large architectural installations and his personal collections. Moreover, you can also see masterpieces from around the globe at Seattle Art Museum and
the best of Asian works and artifacts at Seattle Asian Art Museum.
For science and technology lovers, the famous Boeing Museum of Flight is also located in downtown Seattle with more than 150 air and spacecraft plus NASA’s space shuttle trainer. With a 45-minute drive north, an exclusive look at 747s, 777s, and 787s being assembled on the factory floor is offered by the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour.
If you have more time to drive, Washington State is also a fantastic destination for nature sightseeing and hiking.
Mount Rainier National Park is located in southeast Pierce County and northeast Lewis County, about 59 miles from Seattle.
With a summit elevation of 14,411 ft, it is the highest mountain in the Washington State. Being An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A.,
spawning five major rivers. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier’s lower slopes.
Olympic National Park is another great attraction of wilderness. With its incredible range of precipitation and elevation, diversity is the hallmark of Olympic National Park. Encompassing nearly a million acres, the park protects a vast wilderness, thousands of years of human history, and several distinctly different ecosystems, including glacier-capped mountains, old-growth temperate rain forests, and over 70 miles of wild coastline.
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Seattle has exceptional seafood! What makes it sweeter is that you can enjoy a delicious seafood dinner aboard a comfortable yacht while taking in incredible city views cruising down Lake Washington. On the ride you can also learn about Seattle's top landmarks from the captain's narration.
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More travelling info can be found at the website "Visit Seattle". Link: https://visitseattle.org