Known as the “Emerald City,” due to its lush, green forests and 6,000 acres of parks, a vacation to Seattle offers a plethora of outdoor pursuits, as well as exceptional museums, restaurants, markets, tap houses, and coffee houses if the weather isn’t cooperating. Downtown Seattle is compact, stretching from historic Pioneer Square in the south to the iconic Space Needle in the north, just under two miles away. Along the waterfront are ferries traveling across to Bainbridge Island and north to Canada, abundant seafood restaurants, the exceptional Seattle Aquarium, and the Seattle Great Wheel, sitting 175 feet above Pier 57. And within 2.5 hours, you can be at the doorstep of Olympic National Park, Mt. Rainier National Park, or North Cascades National Park.
Seattle flights are seasonal. Dates vary.
Why Go to Seattle
Welcoming and friendly, weather never too hot or too cold, art integrated throughout the city, exceptional seafood restaurants, a thriving craft beer movement, and a great music scene all add up to one spectacular city and numerous reasons to hop on a flight to Seattle. This dynamic city and its surrounding area also offers unlimited opportunities to explore the great outdoors and the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Who Should Go
Great food and beverages, ranging from craft brews, coffee shops, or the freshest of seafood; and a wide range of things to do, including outdoor adventure, nearby wineries, one-of-a-kind museums, and so much more.
Families with children of all ages will enjoy Seattle. Younger kids will love the aquarium and zoo, while older kids/teens will enjoy the EMP Museum, dedicated to music, sci-fi, and pop culture.
Active Travelers/Outdoor Enthusiasts
Within 2.5 hours, you can be at one of three National Parks or a National Monument, or whale watching out in Puget Sound. In the city, there are protected bike lanes and designated shared roads, making it easy to get out on two wheels.
Pikes Place Market