What is it about Seattle, Washington? The sky is blue, the air is crisp, the rain is refreshing—and even though it's a big city, you don't get the feeling of crowding or urban sprawl. Seattle just feels like a big mountain town—yet there's the amazing International District, fabulous restaurants (featuring Pacific Northwest produce and seafood), and the world-class Seattle Opera company. Thanks to the abundance of downtown Seattle hotels, you won't have to travel far to your destination, whether it's a business meeting or a performance of "Carmen." Seattle may be the perfect place for your next dream vacation, whether you're into opera and ferry rides, or prefer just hanging out at the Space Needle and watching the world go by.
The Space Needle and International District
Yes, it's a tourist attraction, but it's also an irresistible, must-see icon that you have to experience. The 605-foot Space Needle was built for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, and remains one of the nation's most famous landmarks. Be sure to ride up to the observation tower (open 365 days a year) for stunning city views. Once you're back to earth, you can go shopping or dining in the trendy International District, just five minutes from downtown. Or, you can trek down to Pier 52. If you stay at one of the many hotels near downtown Seattle, you won't have to travel far to get to the waterfront. Once you're there, hop aboard a ferry for a scenic trip to Bainbridge Island, where you can visit art galleries and craft stores.
With its enchanting, small-town vibe, awesome scenic beauty, and sophisticated attractions, Seattle is a true gem of the Northwest, and a perennial favorite with travelers who enjoy something out of the ordinary. If you'd like to discover Seattle, check out the Travelocity Price Guarantee. We will match a lower price and refund the difference, so you can save money by finding the cheapest flights to Seattle. We will also help you find a Seattle vacation package that's perfect for you and your family.