Seattle is gorgeous. The jewels of the "Emerald City" are undoubtedly its evergreens, which seem to decorate every open space. Beyond the foliage, the blue waters of Puget Sound are a joy to behold from the window seat of all inbound Seattle flights, which eventually land at Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA). The city is an outdoor lover's paradise, starting with the waterways that invite kayaking or sailing. For land-bound adventures, hike or bike the 18.8-mile length of the Burke-Gilman Trail for paths through maples, firs, lakefronts, and parks. Take a break from the trees by visiting the Seattle Art Museum, watching the Seattle Opera, or listening to live music at local pubs. Many vacation packages include access to these attractions—as well as an outstanding price on Seattle airfare.
Flights to Seattle’s airport are plentiful, and you'll no doubt want to freshen up upon landing before your urban explorations begin. Seattle hotels near the airport offer the closest accommodations, although you'll find rooms at all price levels throughout the city. The quickest way downtown is through Link Light Rail, located on the fourth floor of the parking garage. If you were lucky enough to have found some of the cheapest flights to Seattle through Travelocity, you'll be relieved to know that light rail is also inexpensive. Courtesy shuttles from your hotel generally pick up passengers at Islands 1 and 3 on the third floor of the garage. Taxis and limos also wait for you in that same location. Several group shuttles are available, on the lower level at Baggage Claim. If you want to rent a vehicle, head outside the doors near baggage carousels 1 or 15. A free shuttle can then take you to the rental car facility.
Thanks to its close proximity to downtown—just a short 15-mile ride—you don’t have to stop at a road-side motel when you land. Instead, you can head right into central Seattle and stay at one of these impressive places:
With so much picturesque scenery to take in during your getaway to the Pacific Northwest, why not get started exploring as soon as you leave the airport? Here are some of our favorite spots to stretch your legs close to SEA airport:
Get mobile-exclusive deals on the Travelocity app, including bargain hotels or Seattle flight deals. When it’s time to book, make sure you request a window seat when you purchase your plane tickets to Seattle, so you can admire the expansive views of verdant forests and deep azure water. From the natural wonder surrounding the city to the bright lights downtown, Seattle is sure to be your new favorite travel destination.