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SeattleUnited States of America

With its skyline dominated by the enormous Space Needle, Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific North West. Known as the Emerald City for it lush evergreen forest setting, Seattle is a vibrant mix of people and places making it one of the finest northern cities to visit at any time of the year.

A place of great contrast, Seattle is equally known as a place for high living – as depicted in the popular TV show Frasier – as well as somewhere that fostered the angst underpinning Grunge. Whilst both interpretations are undoubtedly exaggerated for it affect, it is true to say that Seattle has something for everyone - from fine silver service dining to dive clubs featuring the hottest up and coming bands.

No visit to Seattle is complete without a visiting to the Space Needle. Built for the 1962 World Fair and standing 186m high, the landmark even features its own revolving restaurant – SkyCity. Needless to say the Needle offers incredible views right across the city all year round.

With a growing reputation as a family friendly destination, Seattle is home to a wide selection of fascinating museums and activities. For animal lovers, the Seattle Aquarium is well worth a visit whilst the Woodland Park Zoo in the Phinney Ridge area of the city is home to over 1,000 animal exhibits, including 35 from endangered species. Being the home of Expedia, Seattle is also associated with science and technology – subjects that can be explored in depth at both the Pacific Science Centre which is home to one of the world’s largest laser domes, and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture which features 14m artefacts ranging from dinosaur fossils to totem poles.

Art and music lovers are also in for a treat with Seattle. The city is, of course, famous for being the home of the 90s Grunge scene but Seattle also has had an important role in the history of other musical genres such as Jazz and Bluegrass - all of which can be found at the Experience Project Music Museum next to the Space Needle.

Like any major city, Seattle is also extremely good for shopping but for the true Seattle experience though, why not head out to Elliot Bay to experience the Pike Place Market? One of the oldest farmers markets in America, Pike Place is also home to the original Starbucks which has been preserved in its original style.

Where to stay in Seattle

Downtown Seattle showing street scenes and central business district

Downtown Seattle

4/5Very Good!(177 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums, great live music and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Downtown Seattle. Top attractions like Pike Place Market and Seattle Aquarium are major draws. Catch the metro at Westlake Station or University Street Station to see more of the city.

Downtown Seattle
Capitol Hill featuring heritage architecture as well as an individual male

Capitol Hill

4.5/5Wonderful!(6 area reviews)

Take time in Capitol Hill to visit attractions like Lake View Cemetery - Bruce Lee's Grave and Seattle Asian Art Museum. You might also appreciate the abundant dining options, and you can hop on the metro at Capitol Hill Station to see more of the city.

Capitol Hill
University District

University District

3.5/5Good!(3 area reviews)

Take time in University District to visit attractions like Neptune Theater and University Village. You might also appreciate the abundant dining options, and you can hop on the metro at University of Washington Station to see more of the city.

University District
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks showing heritage architecture

Ballard

Gardens, bars and shopping are some highlights of Ballard. Make a stop by Hiram M. Chittenden Locks or Nordic Heritage Museum while you're exploring.

Ballard
Alki Beach which includes landscape views, a memorial and a square or plaza

West Seattle

5/5Exceptional!(2 area reviews)

West Seattle is noteworthy for its beaches, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Alki Beach and Lincoln Park.

West Seattle
Queen Anne featuring landscape views and a city

Queen Anne

Queen Anne is popular for its popular shops. Explore top sights like Seattle Center and Museum of Pop Culture, and you can get around town on the metro at Seattle Center Monorail Station.

Queen Anne

Top hotels in Seattle

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Airport/28th Ave
Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Airport/28th Ave
2.5 out of 5
18850 28th Ave South, SeaTac, WA
The price is £82 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Silver Dollar Casino and Angle Lake Park. Valley Ridge Park is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away. Angle ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,104 reviews)

"Very friendly staff. shuttle service was great. Very close to airport. Room was nice snd clean"…"

Reviewed on 4 Jul 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Airport/28th Ave
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA
2.5 out of 5
3100 South 192nd Street, SeaTac, WA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £73 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Angle Lake Park, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Westfield Southcenter Mall and Starfire Sports Complex. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (3,433 reviews)

"It’s was a nice hotel! They need better customer service"…"

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, WA
Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown
Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown
3 out of 5
110 6th Ave N, Seattle, WA
The price is £115 per night

Located in South Lake Union, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass and Museum of Pop Culture. Seattle Center and Seattle ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)

"It was secure, safe, and quiet. The staff were attentive and the room was clean and roomy."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2020

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

Popular places to visit in Seattle

Pike Place Market
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Pike Place Market

4.5/5(103 reviews)

Climb the steps from the waterfront to discover Seattle’s fresh food hub, the oldest farmers’ market in the U.S.

Space Needle
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Space Needle

4.5/5(85 reviews)

Seattle’s skyline is instantly recognizable when you see this soaring slender structure, built as a showpiece for the 1962 World’s Fair.

Seattle Waterfront
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Seattle Waterfront

4/5(85 reviews)

A wonderful place to stroll and dine, this ever-changing attraction is more than just a place where land meets sea.

University of Washington
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University of Washington

4.5/5(6 reviews)

Walk around the campus of University of Washington, a top university in Seattle. Experience the entertainment choices and acclaimed theatre scene in this vibrant area.

T-Mobile Park
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T-Mobile Park

4/5(9 reviews)

Catch an event at T-Mobile Park during your trip to Seattle.Experience the acclaimed art galleries and great live music in this vibrant area.

CenturyLink Field
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CenturyLink Field

4/5(14 reviews)

Catch an event at CenturyLink Field during your trip to Seattle.Experience the entertainment choices and acclaimed theatre scene in this vibrant area.

Top things to do in Seattle

Mt. Rainier Full-Day Tour
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Mt. Rainier Full-Day Tour

£117
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Snoqualmie Falls & Seattle Winery Tour
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Snoqualmie Falls & Seattle Winery Tour

£78
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Mt. Rainier Full-Day Tour
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Mt. Rainier Full-Day Tour

£122
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Seattle CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Seattle Attractions
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Seattle CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Seattle Attractions

£86
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Seattle City Highlights Tour
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Seattle City Highlights Tour

£53
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Prison Escape Game
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Prison Escape Game

£22
Per adult

Reviews of Seattle

4.4

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

26 Mar 2020

An amazing city, despite being in the midst of the covid-19 outbreak. Hopefully it bounces back aftet all this. I'd definitely visit again!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

4 Jan 2020

Enjoyed the bustling streets

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

30 Nov 2019

Seattle is a vibrant city, easily walkable, with a great selection of shops, restaurants and attractions.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

18 Nov 2019

Very beautiful place

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

13 Nov 2019

Glass museum excellent

3/5 - Okay

Les

17 Oct 2019

Prefer it in the summer

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