Seattle's compact downtown area and convenient transportation system make it a great choice for a quick weekend getaway. Surrounded by water, mountains and acres of lush green forests, our home city offers a perfect mix of urban attractions and wonderful outdoor recreation.
Consider starting your visit at Pike Place Market, an authentic farmer's market where local merchants sell fresh cheeses, produce, seafood and a wide array of mouth-watering delicacies. Then visit the famous Space Needle for an incomparable dramatic view of the city and its surroundings, or head to the Washington Park Arboretum for a canoe ride and a look at rare plants from around the world.
Art and history museums, unique eateries and neighborhoods, cultural events and Seattle Festivals & Events are just a part of what makes Seattle the jewel of the Pacific Northwest - and a perfect weekend getaway.
For more ideas & recommendations be sure to check out our article "2 Days in Seattle".
Seattle is also a great place to catch a Seattle city tour by seaplane. Whether you live in the Seattle area or are visiting, our scenic flight tours offer an exciting 20-minute narrated Seattle seaplane odyssey that gives you a unique and breathtaking birds-eye perspective. Click here to find out more and to book your Seattle Scenic flight.
The Space Needle & Seattle Center Seattle's most beloved landmark was originally built for the 1962 World's Fair and is a unique way to get a birds-eye view of the city and its breathtaking surroundings. Leap onto the elevator and head up 520 feet up! 41 seconds later you’ll see the observation deck. Take a look around the city for some great views of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Their restaurant atop the tower offers a 360-degree revolving tour while you dine. Seattle Center, has a huge amount of festivals which encompases nearly 90 acres, performing arts and pro sports events, concerts, museums and much more creates endless options for you to consider. SeattleCenter.com.
The Seattle Aquarium Located on the waterfront at Pier 59, The Seattle Aquarium offers a fun and exciting way to discover more about the amazing Puget Sound that surrounds you. There’s a Pacific Octopus, all the Elliott Bay aquatic creatures to entertain you including sea anemone and sea stars as well as the latest addition to their family, a sea otter pup named Sekiu. SeattleAquarium.org.
Pike Place Market There’s truly no place like Pike Place Market in the world. Honestly, we’re not exactly sure why it's called a farmer's market since you may have to duck to avoid large flying fish. This large market is overflowing with fresh produce and flowers at great prices, a variety of shops and craftspeople, musicians, street performers and more. You could easily spend a whole day exploring the labyrinth of stalls and shops that await you there. PikePlaceMarket.org.
The Seattle Waterfront Be sure to save time to walk the along waterfront on Alaskan Way and check out the rows of souvenir shops and fresh seafood restaurants. Create indelible memories of the ellectic shops and sights of this most beautiful waterfront. There is no better place that captures the essence of Seattle like the waterfront. SeattleWaterfront.org.
SportsSports lovers have many professional teams to watch live in the Seattle area. Catch a Mariners baseball game at Safeco Field, a Seahawks NFL football game or a Sounders MLS soccer match at CenturyLink Field, a WNBA Seattle Storm basketball game at KeyArena, the Western Hockey League Thunderbirds at the Showare Center in Kent or the Seattle Stealth playing Lacrosse in Everett.
The Museum of Flight One of the largest air and space museums in the world, The Museum of Flight attracts more than 400,000 visitors annually. The Museum’s collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the Red Barn®—the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Company. MuseumOfFlight.org.
The Woodland Park Zoo The Woodland Park Zoo is one of the finest zoos in America is a veritable alphabet soup of animals with over 1000 residents representing 300 species. It’s a wonderful place for kids of all ages. Zoo.org
For additional information on things to do and travel destinations in the Northwest check out NorthwestTravel Advisor.com
Kenmore Air is the premiere Seattle seaplane company! Flights to Seattle are easy, fast and stress-free!
When flying here with Kenmore Air you’ll land at one of our three Seattle locations, depending on where your flight originated from: Lake Union (Downtown), Kenmore Air Harbor (North Lake Washington) or Boeing Field (between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac International Airport).
From any of our terminals, our convenient shuttle service will take you directly to Sea-Tac Airport for connections to all U.S. and International destinations. It’s that easy, convenient and hassle-free (see our video below). If you would like to rent a car instead, Kenmore Air offers Preferred car rental rates with Enterprise, with NO drop charges in Washington.
Radisson Hotel Sea-Tac: If Seattle is a layover for you as you transfer to or from Sea-Tac International Airport, Kenmore Air offers year-round special rates at the the Radisson Hotel Sea-Tac Airport. For more information or reservations please call Kenmore Air at 866.435.9524.
If you're traveling between Victoria, BC and Seattle, you can now also fly one way and ride the Victoria Clipper Ferry the other way with our new Sea & Sky Package. It's two great travel experiences in one great vacation. Call us today for information and prices.
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If you're going right to Sea-Tac from the San Juan Islands or Port Angeles, here's a short video to watch: