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Seattle remains one of the west coast’s most historic and culturally rich cities. As the birthplace of Grunge music, the city’s thriving music scene, nightlife and atmospheric restaurants are complimented nicely by the surrounding nature of the city.

Situated on the Puget Sound, Seattle was home to Native Americans before the Denny Party incorporated the city in 1851. Since then, the city grew to become one of the United State’s largest with a thriving logging and shipbuilding industry that coined the name the ‘Gateway to Alaska’. Nowadays, modern Seattle is renowned for its liberal thinking and welcoming LGBT community.

After enjoying views of the city from the Seattle Space Needle, head to the Pike Place Market for market stalls with an old-timey Seattle feel or visit the Central District, where you’ll find the homes of former residents Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Lee. While Georgetown offers vintage clothing from antique trailers, the Ballard and Capitol Hill districts are where you’ll find LGBT-friendly restaurants and nightlife, as well as the famous Crocodile Bar in Belltown – the former stomping ground of Nirvana and R.E.M.

Known colloquially as the ‘Emerald City’ because of its fertile vegetation and forestry, Seattle is within close proximity to a selection of beautiful national parks. Head to Mount Rainer National Park for skiing or take a day cruise across the Puget Sound to Bainbridge and Vashon Island to gain a deeper insight into the native origins of the historic region.


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Average weekend price $197 per night
Average weekday price $200 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Stayed here while visiting area colleges;

August 18, 2022

Stayed here while visiting area colleges; Seattle University and University of Washington - very great location for both. Walkable for the Ave, lots of good food options close by; easy commute to waterfront and downtown areas. Seattle has a lot to offer, so much fun coming here!

Michelle United States of America

WOW. It has become such a dirty city.

August 12, 2022

WOW. It has become such a dirty city. Homeless people all over. I have been to Seattle two other times before the pandemic and I have no desire to return. It has really gone downhill. So disappointing.

Jane United States of America

Beautiful city.

August 7, 2022

Beautiful city. Lots of change through the years. One of the most liberal and heavily taxed city in the world. 34 percent taxes on Motels. Clean air? Maybe?? Rats are all over. Gross. There is an arrogance and elitism to Seattle that has absolutely run wild since the 90s. Trajic


Second trip to Seattle in many years.

August 7, 2022

Second trip to Seattle in many years. Still like Pike Place Market and all the vendors (good fish fry at Lowell's), Space Needle, Seattle Center, Chuhily glass and gardens. Stayed in an apartment on First Hill--forgot all the hills. There is a great difference between staying along the wharf versus in the hills (like SF). Find a Tourist Center. Booth at end of Pike Market we discovered the "easiest" route up First Hill was to go through the Convention Center, taking the escalator to the top. It cuts off blocks of hills. We still had two to walk but not as bad as starting from the bottom. Find the streets with the least inclines! Starbucks always great. We visited late June-early July. One day 90 all others 70s and cloudy. Summer MUST have AC!

Sharon United States of America

Enjoyed the Underground tour;

August 3, 2022

Enjoyed the Underground tour; Seattle space needle; monorail to Chihuly and space needle; harbor tour; walking around Pikes market; very close to everything; under construction in most areas to create a pedestrian walkway to market area, harbor cruises, etc. Very steep hills to navigate from port areas to other streets so those with mobility issues will have some challenges though there are a few elevators to first street up from market. After that it is difficult to walk around.

janet United States of America

I had never been to Seattle, and I can say for sure that I...

July 30, 2022

I had never been to Seattle, and I can say for sure that I would go back. I originally had planned for only two days, but there was an issue with my flight and I’m almost glad because those extra 2 days I got were great, and the time ended up being just right. Pike place market is a must, the harbor cruise and the double decker tour bus are both great and inexpensive ways to see the city, obviously the space needle even though it is unsurprisingly very touristy, and you have got to go to the first ever Starbucks and the Starbucks reserve if you are a Starbucks fan like me. For transportation I would recommend the link light rail every time. It’s not as convenient as the nyc subway, but it’s pretty clean and safe and will get you where you want to go. Busses in Seattle are convenient, but they are a bit confusing and very dirty and unsafe. Bus drivers never check tickets and let anyone on for free. Homelessness is a huge problem in Seattle, more than any city I’ve ever been to. I’ve never been asked for money so many times in my life. If that bothers you, then I would absolutely recommend avoiding Belltown and 3rd Avenue all the way across. If it doesn’t bother you so much then Belltown is a very convenient location directly between downtown, pike place market, and the space needle. The safer side of Seattle that I saw was probably downtown, although the homeless population is massive everywhere. My favorite restaurants that I ate at were Baccos for breakfast, Old stove for great burgers and views (or the salmon blt was awesome), Elliot’s Oyster House for great views and fun dining, and Il Bistro for great Italian in a little nook of Pike Place Market.


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