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SeattleUnited States of America

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 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
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. Bell Street Cruise Terminal at Pier 66 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

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 SG$95 per night from 20 Nov to 21 Nov

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! (1,201 reviews)

"They handled the Covid well. it was clean. The people who worked here were super friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct,2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Airport/28th Ave
Best Western Seattle Airport Hotel
Best Western Seattle Airport Hotel
2.5 out of 5
The price is SG$97 per night from 27 Oct to 28 Oct

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Angle Lake Park and Silver Dollar Casino. Valley Ridge Park and Highline Community College are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,749 reviews)

"Great customer service, the room was clean plenty of towels. Coffee and breakfast was provided. Refrigerator was provided without asking."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct,2020

Best Western Seattle Airport Hotel
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport
4 out of 5
The price is SG$189 per night from 26 Oct to 27 Oct

Situated near the airport, in Renton, this hotel is close to The Landing, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park and Lakeridge Park. Area attractions also include The ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,115 reviews)

"Everyrhing was great. Clean hotel, curtious staff. Wish the pool and hot tub was open, but with Covid its closed. Looked nice though. We’ll be back."…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct,2020

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Seattle

Hyatt House Seattle/Redmond
Hyatt House Seattle/Redmond
3 out of 5
15785 Bear Creek Pkwy, Redmond, WA
The price is SG$137 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct

Located in Downtown, this aparthotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from DigiPen Institute of Technology and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Microsoft Campus. Bellevue Square and University ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,711 reviews)

"The front desk was very kind and helpful whenever I had a request. As a front desk supervisor myself, I was extremely pleased with how my friends and I were treated. I hope to come back again."…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct,2020

Hyatt House Seattle/Redmond
Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is SG$108 per night from 26 Oct to 27 Oct

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from The Boeing Company and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Westfield Southcenter Mall. Renton Shopping Center ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,276 reviews)

"Staff was able to accommodate my needs, I arrived earlier than the check in time and I was able to get a room without a problem."…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct,2020

Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
Staybridge Suites Seattle - Fremont
Staybridge Suites Seattle - Fremont
3 out of 5
The price is SG$140 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct

Located in Fremont, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fremont Troll and Lake Union. Woodland Park Zoo and University of Washington are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (566 reviews)

"This was a great stay. Staff was so helpful. I liked that laundry washing and drying were free.Rooms were so comfy, it felt like home."…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct,2020

Staybridge Suites Seattle - Fremont
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Seattle

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.

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.

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

Seattle CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Seattle Attractions
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Seattle CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Seattle Attractions

SG$147
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Space Needle & Chihuly Garden and Glass Tickets Combo
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Space Needle & Chihuly Garden and Glass Tickets Combo

SG$70
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
The Museum of Flight Tickets
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The Museum of Flight Tickets

SG$34
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Mt. Rainier Full-Day Tour
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Mt. Rainier Full-Day Tour

SG$197
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Snoqualmie Falls & Seattle Winery Tour
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Snoqualmie Falls & Seattle Winery Tour

SG$133
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Beneath The Streets Underground History Tour
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Beneath The Streets Underground History Tour

SG$39
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Seattle

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 51.58730158730159%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 40.476190476190474%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 7.142857142857143%
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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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Bellevue showing a lake or waterhole and a park

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