Seattle, sitting in the far northwestern corner of the continental US, leads the nation in many ways. It is a center for futuristic high-tech firms, environmentally-sensitive architecture, and it has artfully mixed influences from many cultures. Seattle was the source of grunge music for many years before Nirvana and the center point of coffee culture long before the launch of Starbucks. Seattle is still the best place to see the future or get away from the everyday grind. With access to non-stop flights, natural wonders, quirky nightlife, and cheap hotels in Seattle, this visionary city is an incomparable destination for everything from adventure travel to a quick weekend getaway.
Downtown and Day Trips
Recently, a flood of residents have been moving to Seattle thanks to the many high-tech firms centered in the city. The downtown area brings fans of music and high-quality organic cuisine from around the world. Seattle hotels tend to be pricier in the downtown area and less expensive in the University district. Nature lovers should plan on renting a car to experience some of the best Seattle day trips just outside city limits. Prepare to be awed by the natural beauty of the North Cascades, the islands of Puget Sound, and the 90-foot plunge of Marymere Falls.
On the Waterfront
Seattle is a city defined by water. Visitors come to the waterfront and piers surrounding Pike's Place Market to find the best seafood, coffee and one-of-a-kind collectibles. Choose one of Seattle's waterfront hotels for amazing prices at creative venues close to the heart of everything.
Or, take a ferry to outdoor adventures on the San Juan islands, off the coast. Don't be put off by Seattle's reputation for rain. Most rain showers are light drizzles that clear up in no time. While you wait for the occasional drizzle to subside, tour the city's museums, the iconic Space Needle, or one of the many nearby wineries.
You're going to have a blast in Seattle. Put Travelocity in charge of finding the best cheap hotels or the best deals on first-class hotels all over the city.