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Seattle

From its humble Native American roots, Seattle has grown to become a thriving modern West Coast metropolis with a great cultural life.

Nestled between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington, Seattle’s rich heritage goes all the way back to the Native American tribes who settled these corner of the modern north-western United States thousands of years ago. The modern city takes its name from ‘Chief Seattle’, who was close to its original founders.

When the sun is shining and the skies are blue, you can see all the way to the snowy peaks of Mount Rainer. Another distinctive feature of the Seattle skyline is the Space Needle dating back to 1962, when it was built for the World’s Fair.

A glittering array of musical stars have emerged from Seattle over the years, most notably the grunge bands which dramatically rose to prominence in the 1990s: Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden three among many. The legendary Jimi Hendrix was born here in this city, whilst further back in the last century the careers of jazz stars such as Ray Charles and Quincy Jones were boosted by Seattle’s rich scene. Enjoy a taste of its enduring musical scene with a visit to see the Seattle Symphony Orchestra at Benaroya Hall, listen to some jazz at Lucid in the University District, or some blues at the Highway 99 Blues Club by the waterfront.

Across this diverse city there is so much to see and do. Head to the historic Pioneer Square to learn more about the history of the gold rush in the region. Elsewhere visit Belltown, the busy streets of Downtown Seattle and of course soak up the heady atmosphere at the Seattle Waterfront. Take Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour to go and explore the passageways of the old city, whilst on the rather more modern waterfront you can go and enjoy the fresh seafood before visiting the Pike Place Market. Take a trip northwest to the Magnolia neighbourhood and walk through the forest at Discover Park where you’ll enjoy an unmatched view of Puget Sound.

Seattle rests in an ideal location if you want to go and enjoy the great outdoors. Take a cruise on the Puget Sound where you’ll be able to observe the scenery, the pristine beaches and the islands, not to mention enjoy a captivating view of the city’s skyline. Two-and-a-half hours’ drive away is the Olympic National Park, where you can hike for miles and see the dazzling waterfalls. Head ninety minutes east and you can visit Mount Rainier National Park.

When you’ve explored the city and ventured further afield to see what else Washington State has to offer, come back and watch the sunset from Kerry Park where you’ll be rewarded with a stunning view of the Emerald City by night.

Where to stay in Seattle

Downtown Seattle featuring street scenes and city views

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 which includes 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 University Village and Neptune Theater. 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
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
Belltown showing night scenes, central business district and street scenes

Belltown

Enjoy the popular shops in Belltown. Seattle Waterfront is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Westlake 7th St Station or Westlake Denny Wy Station to see more of Seattle.

Belltown
South Lake Union which includes boating, a bay or harbour and a coastal town

South Lake Union

4/5Very Good!(13 area reviews)

Known for its panoramic lake views and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in South Lake Union. Check out top attractions like Amazon Corporate Headquarters and Lake Union, and jump on the metro at Terry Av- Mercer St Station or Lake Union Park Station to see more of the city.

South Lake Union

Top hotels in Seattle

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Seattle Downtown/ S Lake Union
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Seattle Downtown/ S Lake Union
3 out of 5
1800 Yale Ave, Seattle, WA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$127 per night

Located in Belltown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seattle Central Business District and Seattle Paramount Theatre. Washington State Convention Center ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,120 reviews)

"I like how clean everything were and the customer service. The only thing that I didn't like was the fact there was so many noises going due to construction."…"

Reviewed on 26 May,2020

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Seattle Downtown/ S Lake Union
Grand Hyatt Seattle
Grand Hyatt Seattle
4 out of 5
721 Pine St, Seattle, WA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$310 per night

Located in Downtown Seattle, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Seattle Central Business District and Nordstrom. Seattle Paramount Theatre and Washington ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (2,244 reviews)

"View was so beautiful at night, and the staff was great"…"

Reviewed on 18 May,2020

Grand Hyatt Seattle
Red Roof Inn Seattle Airport - SEATAC
Red Roof Inn Seattle Airport - SEATAC
2 out of 5
16838 International Boulevard, SeaTac, WA
The price is SG$73 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Silver Dollar Casino and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Westfield Southcenter Mall. Angle Lake Park and North ...

3.6/5Good! (8,597 reviews)

"I was pleasantly surprised of the level and standard of the Red Roof Inn, nice clean bed, clean room."…"

Reviewed on 26 May,2020

Red Roof Inn Seattle Airport - SEATAC

Popular places to visit in Seattle

Space Needle
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Space Needle

4.5/5(85 reviews)

A dramatic sculpture first erected for the 1962 World’s Fair, now an iconic fixture of the modern day Seattle skyline.

Pike Place Market
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Pike Place Market

4.5/5(103 reviews)

America’s oldest farmers’ market and a food lover’s paradise offering a cornucopia of stalls and shops right here in Seattle.

Seattle Waterfront
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Seattle Waterfront

4/5(85 reviews)

This three-kilometre waterfront stretch is one of Seattle’s foremost leisure and entertainment destinations. Soak up some of the atmosphere as you wander round.

Top things to do in Seattle

Boeing Factory & Future of Flight Center Tour with Transportation
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Boeing Factory & Future of Flight Center Tour with Transportation

90% of travellers recommend
SG$125
Per adult
The Museum of Flight Tickets
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The Museum of Flight Tickets

96% of travellers recommend
SG$35
Per adult
Seattle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Seattle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

SG$61
Per adult
Mt. Rainier Full-Day Tour
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Mt. Rainier Full-Day Tour

92% of travellers recommend
SG$206
Per adult
Tastings at 400+ West Coast Wineries (Priority Wine Pass)
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Tastings at 400+ West Coast Wineries (Priority Wine Pass)

SG$57
Per adult
Mt. Rainier Full-Day Tour
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Mt. Rainier Full-Day Tour

96% of travellers recommend
SG$218
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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