Unmatched natural beauty with an urban twist awaits you in Seattle. Located on the west coast of the USA, Seattle is a thriving city that offers everyone who visits the opportunity to experience world class attractions, a thriving arts and culture scene and outdoor activities nearby. In this blog post, we will cover how to get there from Ireland, where to stay and what to do. This is the ultimate guide to Seattle!
Seattle has never been more accessible from Ireland with the new direct Aer Lingus service. With four flights per week from Dublin Airport to Seattle, this exciting route has put the city of Seattle on our doorstep.
Seattle offers a selection of hotel options ranging from 3 star hotels, to luxury five star hotels. Our recommended hotels are; Hotel Five Seattle, Mayflower Park Hotel, Kimpton Hotel Monaco and the Kimpton Alexis. Read more about these fantastic hotels HERE. These fantastic properties are all centrally located and offer comfortable accommodations, as well as easy access to all nearby attractions. The Port of Seattle, where many Alaskan cruises depart from, is also nearby all properties.
From soaring views, to tasty treats, Seattle offers an exciting range of experiences for you to enjoy on your holiday. Below are some of our favorite things to do in Seattle.
Home to the world’s first Starbucks, 225 local artisans selling wares, street performers and many more experiences, Pike Place Market is a bustling open air plaza that offers fantastic views over Elliot Bay. While there, be sure to also check out the iconic market sign, Rachel the Piggy Bank and the Gum Wall, some of the market’s most iconic features!
The Space Needle, built in 1962 has become the icon of Seattle. This 605 foot observation tower offers incredible views of the Seattle skyline and the surrounding Elliot Bay, Cascade Mountains and even Mount Rainier! The elevator ride to the top is an exciting ride that takes 43 seconds! Be sure to have your camera ready when you visit!
The Museum of Pop Culture is a fascinating museum that centres on music, science fiction and pop culture. Built in the style of a smashed guitar, this Frank Gehry designed building houses exhibits that cover everything from horror films and the Seahawks, to indie video games and Nirvana. It’s a must visit for any pop culture fan!
The Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum is a unique museum that showcases a comprehensive collection of Dale Chihuly’s world-renowned glass blown pieces. The museum features a lot of his work, with the piece de resistance being the glass house, which showcases a 100 foot long, suspended sculpture made of hues of red, orange and yellow.
A trip upon one of the Washington State Ferries is a quintessential Pacific Northwest experience and a must when in Seattle. On board the ferry, enjoy breath-taking views of Bainbridge Island, Bremerton and of course, the Seattle skyline!
Aside from the above things to do, we also recommend you check out the Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Art Museum, Pacific Science Center and the Museum of Flight. Food wise, there are excellent restaurants to enjoy throughout the city, as well as local craft beer trails and fantastic nightlife.
If cruising Alaska is a dream of yours, why not sail from Seattle and experience an adventure of glacial proportions! Seattle is the perfect pre or post cruise destination for an Alaskan cruise and with the new direct flight, it is now even easier to explore this stunning part of the world. Spend your days taking in all of the wonderful things to do, try out some fantastic dining and then, set sail on a luxury cruise holiday to one of the most stunning destinations in the world.
So there you have it, the ultimate guide to Seattle! If we have inspired you to visit Seattle, Tour America have amazing deals on Seattle holidays with direct Aer Lingus flights. If you would like more information on this wonderful city, or perhaps on cruising from Seattle to Alaska, contact our travel experts today on 01-8173562.
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