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10 Iconic Sights

59 Seattle Movies

15 Neighborhoods

61 Cruises

16 Tours

63 Sports

Explore Seattle on a fun guided tour

Outdoor activities and spectator sports

21 Flavors

66 Calendar

Fresh seafood, wine, fruit, and more

A guide to Seattle events and festivals

32 Itineraries

69 Resources

Sample itineraries for any visitor

Helpful resources for any Seattle trip

46 Excursions

78 Maps

The must-see attractions of Seattle

A guide to our diverse neighborhoods

Getaways in the Pacific Northwest

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Famous local sights from the movies

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Seattle’s in-city piers and cruise lines

Maps of the city, region, and state

Seattle’s iconic Space Needle Photo by Ken Dill

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Go to the top of the Space Needle and see all of the city’s beautiful surroundings, from Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains to Puget Sound and Lake Union.

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Space Needle A symbol of the Pacific Northwest and Seattle, the Space Needle is one of the most recognizable architectural structures in the world. Window-clad elevators cruise from the ground floor to the observation deck in 43 seconds flat, opening up to a cafe in the sky and panoramic views of Puget Sound, the city below, and Mount Rainier in the distance. Plus, there’s the revolving SkyCity Restaurant, which serves fresh Pacific Northwest food and rotates 360 degrees in 47 minutes. Get here: Take the monorail from Westlake Center in downtown (Fourth Ave and Pine St) to Seattle Center

Space Needle

In Seattle, parks and gardens are full of art, landmarks

punctuate the skyline, and there’s something to see, do, and discover around every corner. Here are the sights visitors don’t want to miss: Safeco and CenturyLink Fields Our baseball (Mariners), football (Sounders), and American football (Seahawks) teams play in these open-air stadiums just south of downtown. Travel here to eat everything from sushi to hot dogs—and, of course, to root for the home team. Even better news for baseball fans: Safeco’s retractable roof means no weather delays. Get here: Take bus 21, 41, 116, 118, 119, 131, 132, or 152 to Fourth Ave S and S Royal Brougham Way

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Olympic Sculpture Park

Towering works of art—from Alexander Calder’s soaring abstract Eagle to Roxy Paine’s whimsical silver tree Split—fill this park, where visitors can enjoy the clean, fresh air and waterfront views. Stroll the grassy lawns, admire the public art, and watch as locals walk their dogs, sketch the art, or even do yoga. Get here: Walk to Western Ave and Broad St or take bus 99 from downtown

Chihuly Garden and Glass In the shadow of the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass has the most comprehensive collection of glass artist Dale Chihuly’s work to date. Blown-glass beauties fill the garden and exhibition hall, while 1,340 red, orange, and yellow pieces come together to create a stunning overhead sculpture in the glasshouse. Get here: Take the monorail from Westlake Center in downtown (Fourth Ave and Pine St) to Seattle Center

Seattle Aquarium Furry otters, playful harbor seals, and giant Pacific octopi swim in this aquatic 10

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Seattle Art Museum This centerpiece of art in the heart of downtown takes up an entire city block, housing a rich mix of international and regional works. Outside, permanent installation Mirror projects an ever-changing video collage, and Hammering Man toils away near the south entrance. Get here: Walk to First Ave and University St FREE

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In the style of ancient Chinese architecture, a soaring steel-and-ceramic gate marks the western edge of the International District. People pose beneath its ornate, upturned eaves before venturing into the culturally rich neighborhood to explore the diverse shops and restaurants. Get here: Take bus 5, 24, 26, 28, 40, or 62 to Fourth Ave and S Jackson St, then walk to Fifth Ave S and S King St

Central Library

Tucked between skyscrapers, this dramatic structure looks more like a glittering diamond than a book-filled paradise. Enjoy the architecture from the sidewalk, then venture inside to the airy reading room nestled beneath the pitched roof. Get here: Walk to Fourth Ave and Spring St 12

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In Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, this iconic troll sculpture can be found hiding underneath a bridge. It may have a hubcap for an eye and a real Volkswagen Beetle clutched in its claw, but this troll welcomes anyone who wants to climb onto its shoulder for a picture. Get here: Take bus 26 from downtown to N 35th St and Troll Ave N

The Seattle Great Wheel The largest observation wheel on the West Coast, the Great Wheel is perched on the edge of Pier 57 and features temperaturecontrolled gondolas and views of downtown and Puget Sound, complete with an up-close look at ferries gliding through the water. At night, the attraction is beautiful from afar when the wheel’s spokes illuminate the waterfront. Get here: Walk to Pier 57 on the downtown waterfront

Pike Place Market Chinatown Gate

World-famous Pike Place Market is the place to go to see and enjoy Seattle’s seafood, farm-fresh produce, and unique handmade goods. Stroll past hundreds of stalls, where visitors can sample bites of berries and apples, order an array of global cuisines, purchase a bouquet of flowers, visit the original Starbucks, leave a sticky mark on the gum wall, see fish tossed through the air, and listen to a street performer’s tune. Get here: Walk to First Ave and Pike St in downtown FREE

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wonderland on Seattle’s waterfront. Visitors can watch scuba divers feed the fish, stroke a starfish in a tide pool, and see what life’s like beneath the surface in the underwater dome. Get here: Walk to Pier 59 on the downtown waterfront

Travel in numbers To a one of a Kind museum EMP MusEuM has got you and your grouP covErEd. Whether you’re into lightsabers, Lady Gaga, or LEGO®s, EMP guarantees an electrifying experience. Collectively explore the award-winning exhibitions, iconic props, and costumes that make EMP a destination unlike any other.

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SPY: The Secret World of Espionage features rare treasures from the CIA, the FBI, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and the immense private collection of intelligence historian H. Keith Melton.

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groups of 15 or more qualify for discounted admission to all exhibits designated group entrance and motor coach drop off point complimentary coat check group orientation Full-service restaurant and bar contact inFo: GroupSales@EMPmuseum.org 206-770-2776

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One MuseuM. Three LOcaTiOns. Discover a world of art at seattle art Museum’s three locations.

seattle art Museum Downtown 2,600 objects in 35 international galleries, spectacular collections and special exhibitions.

seattle asian art Museum in Volunteer Park SAM’s celebrated Asian art collection at our gem-like Art Deco building in lush Volunteer Park.

Olympic sculpture Park on the seattle Waterfront Breathtaking views of the city, mountains and water with a stunning array of contemporary sculpture. Free to all.

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From left: EMP Museum, Seattle Monorail

Clad in colorful sheets of aluminum and stainless steel, EMP Museum is heaven for lovers of music, science fiction, and all things pop culture. Exhibits include a Sound Lab, where travelers can make their own rock band, and a towering sculpture made from 500 musical instruments. Get here: Take the monorail from Westlake Center in downtown (Fourth Ave and Pine St) to Seattle Center FREE

Shopping District

More than 1,100 stores, from independent shops to big-name retailers, saturate Seattle’s retail core. Shoppers can stock up on designer styles from Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, and more at the flagship Nordstrom or browse for local fashions at specialty stores, while those looking for a one-of-a-kind souvenir can find eye-catching collectibles and keepsakes nearly everywhere in downtown Seattle. Get here: Walk between Third Ave and Seventh Ave along Pike St and Pine St FREE

Ballard Locks

Crowds watch a parade of boats travel from freshwater to seawater at the Ballard Locks, where a complex system allows water levels to rise and fall so vessels can transition from Puget Sound to Seattle’s canals and lakes. 14

Explore the adjacent botanical garden, the grassy hills of the surrounding park, and the builtin salmon ladder. Get here: Take bus 17, 29, or 62 to NW Market St and 28th Ave NW, then walk about 10 minutes to the locks

Kerry Park Situated on the southern slope of Queen Anne Hill, this quaint park is best known for its spectacular vistas of downtown Seattle with the Space Needle in full view. Venture here to capture a postcard-worthy shot and to marvel at the scenery. Get here: Take bus 2, 13, or 29 to Queen Anne Ave N and W Highland Dr, then walk three minutes to Third Ave W and W Highland Dr FREE

Waterfront FREE

Seattle’s bustling waterfront, stretching more than a mile along Puget Sound, is perfect for an afternoon stroll. Breathe in the salty smell of the water on a walk from pier to pier, where the mountain views are always breathtaking. Crowds gather here in summer to indulge in the sunlight, snap photos of the water, watch ferries cruise by, sample eats from local food vendors, and shop at the fun souvenir shops. Get here: Walk Alaskan Way from Pier 50 to 70 in about 30 minutes

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Seattle Monorail

Smith Tower

Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the monorail travels above city streets, winding its way between skyscrapers that look close enough to touch. The ride between the Seattle Center and downtown’s Westlake Center shopping mall takes only about two minutes. Get here: Board at Westlake Center (Fourth Ave and Pine St) or Seattle Center (next to the Space Needle)

In the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood, neoclassical skyscraper Smith Tower is a remnant of the Seattle from 100 years ago. Venture to the 35th floor, where an observation deck lets guests peer out to the Romanesque Revival buildings on the streets below and the Chinese Room dazzles with ornate furniture and handcarved ceiling panels. Get here: Walk to Second Ave and Yesler Way

Alki Beach FREE

Find athletes and sunbathers on this sandy beach in West Seattle, where the amazing views are the biggest attraction. Many restaurants line the streets and offer fresh seafood. Get here: Take bus 37 from downtown to Alki Ave SW and Bonair Dr SW

Museum of Flight The birthplace of legendary company Boeing, Seattle has a museum devoted to flight. See more than 150 vintage and cutting-edge airplanes, climb aboard NASA’s space shuttle trainer where real astronauts practiced for their missions, and tour the historic Red Barn—Boeing’s original manufacturing plant. Get here: Take bus 124 to E Marginal Way S and S 96th Pl

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City Sights

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Seattle neighborhoods are full of iconic sights. Fly over Lake Union in a floatplane, see harbor seals sunning themselves along the shores in West Seattle, and enjoy diverse cultures in the International District.

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Towering mountains, gorgeous forests, serene waters, snowcovered trails—the natural wonders of Puget Sound are only a tour away. Floatplanes take off north of downtown Seattle from Lake Union, where Seattle Seaplanes and Kenmore Air offer scenic flights over forested islands and expanses of water before arriving at the San Juan Islands. In the north, orca, humpback, and minke whales play from April through early October; gray whales swim through in March, April, and May. To get an up-close view, visitors can join a whale-watching tour from a regional operator: San Juan Safaris, Mystic Sea Charters, Orcas Island Eclipse Charters, San Juan Outfitters, and Clipper Vacations, just to name a few. Tours Northwest and Customized Tours are among those offering explorations of majestic Mount Rainier and the iconic peak’s surrounding national park. Guides lead the way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers, roaring waterfalls, old-growth forests, supreme views of the glacier-clad volcano, and—if luck should have it—sightings of a black bear or Roosevelt elk. Planning a winter trip? EverGreen Escapes and other operators explore Rainier’s snowy foothills with guided snowshoe walks. EverGreen Escapes offers other adventure trips year-round throughout the Seattle area and the Olympic Peninsula, where visitors can trek through moss-laden rainforests, see salmon jumping in the rivers, and soak in natural hot springs in Olympic National Park. Make a splash closer to Seattle with a guided paddle from local outfitters. Coast into Elliott Bay with Alki Kayak Tours for glimpses of downtown’s skyline, surrounding mountain ranges, and even a bald eagle soaring above or a harbor seal swimming in the water. For a chance to try stand-up paddleboarding, Salmon Bay Paddle tours depart from the Magnolia neighborhood and Shilshole Bay to give visitors a vivid look at the city, waterfront, and marine life.

EverGreen Escapes (top) and Alki Kayak Tours

HAlki Kayak Tours kayakalki.com • HClipper Vacations clippervacations.com • HCustomized Tours toursofseattle.com • HEverGreen Escapes evergreenescapes. com • HKenmore Air kenmoreair.com • HMystic Sea Charters mysticseacharters.com • HOrcas Island Eclipse Charters orcasislandwhales.com • Salmon Bay Paddle salmonbaypaddle.com • HSan Juan Outfitters sanjuanislandoutfitters.com • HSan Juan Safaris sanjuansafaris.com • HSeattle Seaplanes seattleseaplanes.com • HTours Northwest toursnorthwest.com • HFor more Visit Seattle tour partners, go to page 74

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Seattle Center

MONORAIL

The fastest way to travel between downtown & Seattle Center! Built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. Open daily - train departs every 10 minutes!

BOEING TOUR From I-5 North or South, take Exit 189 to State Hwy 526 West

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Group rates available. Train can carry up to 225 passengers. Train travels between Westlake Center & Seattle Center.

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Escape the ordinary! Daily flights from downtown Seattle to 45 Northwest destinations and unforgettable Seattle Scenic Tours where you’ll fly off the water on a narrated seaplane adventure. Also custom charters, escorted tours & private seaplane picnics.

866-435-9524 • KenmoreAir.com C M San Juan Islands • Olympic Peninsula • Victoria, BC • Vancouver Island • BC Inside Passage

Don’t miss a single highlight with tours that celebrate the attractions and can’tmiss sights of Seattle. In the culturally diverse Pacific Northwest, Azumano International offers guided tours in Japanese. Visitors can see Safeco Field, where the Seattle Mariners professional baseball team plays, as well as Pike Place Market, the University of Washington campus, and the Ballard Locks. A separate Azumano tour takes travelers north to the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour to see 747s, 777s, and 787s being assembled right on the factory floor in the largest building in the world by volume. Glimpse city highlights on land and water with Ride the Ducks, a music-filled city tour in an amphibious vehicle that starts across the street from the Space Needle, cruises through downtown, and ends up in Lake Union for a look at the skyline and a glimpse of the Sleepless in Seattle floating home. Argosy Cruises and Emerald City Charters offer another way to get on the water with sailings on Elliott Bay. Those who can get a spot on the top deck are in store for expansive views of city skyscrapers, the bustling waterfront, and surrounding natural scenery. Back on land, keep a camera ready for Shutter Tours, which takes photography-loving visitors to local scenic spots. Visit Snoqualmie Falls in the Cascade foothills, the serene Japanese Garden in the arboretum, and other postcard-worthy attractions: the Ballard Locks, the Fremont Troll, and Pike Place Market. For a more in-depth exploration of the iconic farmers market, Seattle Free Walking Tours leads the way to the original Starbucks, cheerful fishermen who throw fish through the air, favorite local vendors, the infamous gum wall, and largerthan-life piggy bank Rachel. Beneath the Streets and the Underground Tour let travelers explore the city in a different way—by wandering through the deserted remains of Seattle’s first downtown, which still exists under today’s city sidewalks. Sightseers can also tour the city with Seattle By Segway to travel through Pike Place Market, historic Pioneer Square, and the Seattle Center on a zero-emissions scooter. For explorations at a leisurely pace, Emerald City Trolley offers hop-on/hop-off service along three different routes that grant access to an abundance of attractions: The Seattle Great Wheel, Seattle Center, Pike Place Market, the downtown shopping core, Woodland Park Zoo, Kerry Park, and the Ballard Locks. And for those who prefer fly-by sightseeing, Seattle Heli Tours takes passengers up three at a time in a helicopter to fly over downtown, Safeco and CenturyLink Fields, the Space Needle, Lake Union, Lake Washington, and Elliott Bay.

Ride the Ducks (above) and Shutter Tours

HArgosy Cruises argosycruises.com • HAzumano International azumanointernational.com • HBeneath the Streets beneath-the-streets.com • HEmerald City Charters sailingseattle.com • HEmerald City Trolley emeraldcitytrolley.com • HFuture of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour futureofflight.org • HRide the Ducks ridetheducksofseattle.com • Seattle By Segway seattlebysegway.com • HSeattle Free Walking Tours seattlefreewalkingtours.org • HSeattle Heli Tours classicheli coptercorp.com • Shutter Tours shuttertours.com • HUnderground Tour undergroundtour.com • HFor more Visit Seattle tour partners, go to page 74

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SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown • Full Hot Breakfast Buffet • Oversized Suites with Microwave & Refrigerator • Wireless Internet Access

• Indoor Pool & Whirlpool • On-site restaurant “Bistro on Yale” offers Happy Hour, Dinner & Room Service

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Explore the spectacular VisitSanJuans.com Lopez Island • Orcas Island • San Juan Island / Friday Harbor Named oNe oF the top 10 puBlIc gARdeNs iN the UNited StateS by Fine Gardening & USA Today

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When it comes to the Pacific Northwest’s bounty of produce and seafood, visitors have abundant choices. There are hand-picked apples to enjoy, delectable Dungeness crab and salmon to savor, and close to 50,000 acres of grapefilled vineyards to tour. Pair crisp white wines produced in the hills and valleys of Washington with fresh shellfish—oysters, mussels, clams, and geoduck—pulled straight from local waters and shores. We have offerings in all the shades of red, from rich, hearty cabernet and merlot wines to locally grown raspberries, blueberries, cherries, and rhubarb. The farmers, fishermen, and winemakers of Washington pride themselves on sharing this abundance with all who come here.

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Flavors In Seattle, visitors can taste salmon pulled from local rivers, crab fresh off regional fishing boats, and oysters shucked before their eyes. Here’s where to sample seafood around town: SEAFOOD

AQUA by El Gaucho

The Crab Pot When it’s time for a feast from the sea, this waterfront restaurant is the place. Order the “Alaskan”—a mix of king, snow, and Dungeness crab, as well as shrimp, clams, and mussels. The best part? The Crab Pot pours the meal directly onto the butcher paper–covered table so guests can grab a mini mallet and start cracking shells to enjoy the seafood. 1301 Alaskan Way; thecrabpotseattle.com

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Also along the waterfront, this elegant seafood restaurant in The Edgewater hotel is where to go for a fine-dining affair. From Alaskan king crab legs served with sweet butter and lemon to cedar plank–smoked salmon topped with wild mushrooms, pancetta, and truffle cream, the menu has enough to satisfy any seafood lover. 2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67; edgewaterhotel.com

AQUA by El Gaucho Amazing views of Puget Sound and the Space Needle make this restaurant a must for anyone, but the array of fresh seafood—from mussels, clams, and oysters to Dungeness crab, jumbo prawns, and king salmon—keep people coming back for the food, too. 2801 Alaskan Way, Pier 70; elgaucho.com/ aqua-by-el-gaucho.html

The Walrus and The Carpenter

Manger des Fruits de Mer Eat Seafood

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Taylor Shellfish at Melrose Market A seafood deli of sorts, Taylor Shellfish sells bulk local shellfish as well as freshshucked oysters and geoduck stew ready to eat at its high cafe tables. 1521 Melrose Ave; taylormelrose.com

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The Crab Pot

This adorably charming oyster bar in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood has restaurant critics raving and customers lined up outside the door for bites of grilled sardines, fresh-shucked oysters, and for sips of creative cocktails. 4743 Ballard Ave NW; thewalrusbar.com

From touring herb gardens to harvesting honey, visitors can enjoy a unique eating experience—seeing exactly where their meal comes from—here in the bountiful Pacific Northwest.  farm FRESH

The Georgian at Fairmont Olympic Hotel

The Herbfarm The husband and wife running The Herbfarm are pioneers of farm-fresh dining in the Pacific Northwest. Meals begin with a tour of the gardens, which is more like a preview of what visitors will soon see on their plates. In a gorgeous setting, guests dine on nine courses starring garden-grown produce, cheeses from local creameries, farm-raised meats, and sustainable seafood—all paired with Washington and Oregon wines. 14590 NE 145th St, Woodinville; theherbfarm.com

The Georgian at Fairmont Olympic Hotel Up on the roof of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, bees pollinate the herb gardens and create sweet, delectable honey. The Georgian’s chefs take advantage of the fresh ingredients, using them in their French cuisine, including in dishes like honeyglazed pork belly with crispy cornbread and herb-crusted rack of lamb. 411 University St; fairmont.com/seattle/ dining/thegeorgian

The Corson Building

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Find farm-fresh glory among the urban streets of Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood at The Corson Building. Guests can enjoy small, elegant dinners from James Beard Award–winning chef Matt Dillon, who showcases organic produce from Old Chaser Farm, which he co-owns, and from many other farms in the area. 5609 Corson Ave S; thecorson building.com

Trellis Chef Brian Scheehser has been farming at South 47 Farm for 13 years and highlighting that produce on the Trellis menu at The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland, Washington. Those locally grown veggies are especially showcased in a “two-hour” salad, where all the ingredients are picked no more than two hours before service. 220 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland; heathman kirkland.com

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Show your guests the tasty eats around town with a tour from one of these local companies:

Savor Seattle Food Tours

Seattle Bites Food Tours Seattle Bites Food Tours

Explore the famous Pike Place Market bite by bite with smoked salmon, German sausages, clam chowder, and Nutella crepes. This tour offers not only a great taste of what the Pacific Northwest has to offer but also historical information and fun facts about the city. seattlebitesfoodtours.com

White Moustache Urban Adventure Co. Visitors can go on a themed eating adventure around the city, riding in a shuttle from one restaurant to the next. Pick the focus— everything from delicious pork to tasty desserts—and fill up on bites of bacon or banana cream pie. whitemoustache.com

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Join food experts on a guided restaurant and bar tour through Pike Place Market, Capitol Hill, or Belltown. For example, one tour starts with a marinated beet salad at regionally sourced restaurant Local 360 and ends with an indulgent dessert at The Coterie Room, with several delicious dishes and crafted drinks in between. seattlefoodtours.com

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Guides who know Seattle lead groups to favorite restaurants in the area. Tours vary by theme, including one all about chocolate and another about the gourmet bites around town. Just follow the pink umbrella to sweet coconut cream pie, pork belly mac and cheese, and sips of Washington wines. savorseattletours.com

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Sunny, dry weather in Washington’s wine country provides just the sort of grape-growing conditions that have made the state an increasingly popular wine destination. Several tour operators—Seattle Wine Tours, Bon Vivant Wine Tours, and EverGreen Escapes—offer shuttle service with designated drivers, tastings, and customizable wine trips that allow groups to choose their own itinerary and travel to various wine-focused locations in the state, such as Yakima, Walla Walla, and Woodinville. In Walla Walla and Yakima, visitors can glimpse rows and rows of grapes growing right on the vine, as far as the eye can see. Walla Walla Valley has more than 100 wineries, including Dunham Cellars, Buty Winery, and Charles Smith Wines, where visitors can sip the regional bounty. And Yakima Valley is responsible for producing about one-third of the grapes grown in the state with dozens of standout win-

from top: courtesy Chateau Ste. Michelle, COURTESY CHARLES SMITH WINES

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eries and tasting rooms, including Alexandria Nicole and Mercer Estates. Closer to Seattle, sample bold reds and cool whites in Woodinville, where nearly 100 tasting rooms offer wine variety for visitors. Bike the Burke-Gilman Trail (rent bicycles from Recycled Cycles in Seattle) between tastings, or take a casual walk between Chateau Ste. Michelle for some riesling and Novelty Hill-Januik for a bit of syrah on the spectacular modern patio. Finish the day at JM Cellars; the wooded trails around the winery provide a perfect backdrop to enjoy tastes of their signature red blends. See more tours on page 74. Walla Walla is a 5.5-hour drive from Seattle on I-90 east to I-82 east and Hwy 12 east (exit 102). Yakima is two hours away on I-90 east to I-82 east. Woodinville is 30 minutes away on I-5 north to Hwy 520 east; take I-405 north (exit 23) to Hwy 202 east.

Charles Smith Wines

HAlexandria Nicole 2800 Lee Rd, Ste D, Prosser; alexandrianicolecellars.com • HBon Vivant Wine Tours bonvivanttours.com • Buty Winery 535 E Cessna Ave, Walla Walla; butywinery.com • HCharles Smith Wines 35 S Spokane St, Walla Walla; charlessmithwines.com • HChateau Ste. Michelle 14111 NE 145th St, Woodinville; ste-michelle.com • HDunham Cellars 150 E Boeing Ave, Walla Walla; dunhamcellars.com • HEverGreen Escapes evergreenescapes.com • JM Cellars 14404 137th Pl NE; jmcellars.com • Mercer Estates 3100 Lee Rd, Prosser; mercerwine.com • HNovelty Hill-Januik 14710 Woodinville-Redmond Rd, Woodinville; noveltyhilljanuik.com • Recycled Cycles 1007 NE Boat St; recycledcycles.com • HSeattle Wine Tours seattlewinetours.com • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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Drink Coffee

For a more coordinated experience, Seattle As one of America’s most caffeinated cities (and easily the By Foot offers tours that take coffee lovers country’s most widely recognized coffee hot around downtown for six (or more) samples. spot), Seattle doesn’t disappoint: Neighbor- Visitors learn about the city’s coffee history, hoods here are lined with coffeehouses and see some pretty latte art, and sometimes even cafes, from well-known chains to the tiniest enjoy Italian-style espresso at Caffè Umbria. independent shops. To try both of these points, visitors can start their personal tour with an See more tours on page 74. Ballard is espresso or latte at the original Starbucks, accessible from downtown Seattle via the which was built in the city’s historic Pike Place 28, 40, and D Line bus routes. Market in 1971. Just north of downtown in the Ballard neighborhood, Slate Coffee Bar serves flights of South American and African coffees, roasting beans to retain their natural fruity flavor. On Saturday, coffee lovers should make their way to Tony’s Coffee (also in Ballard, only a mile away from Slate) for free public tastings at noon. Other good options for coffee include Stumptown in Capitol Hill and Original Starbucks in Pike Place Market Fonté in downtown.

Slate Coffee Bar

Caffè Umbria 320 Occidental Ave S; caffeumbria.com • Fonté 1321 First Ave; cafefonte.com • HSeattle By Foot seattlebyfoot.com • Slate Coffee Bar 5413 Sixth Ave NW; slatecoffee.com • HStarbucks 1912 Pike Pl; starbucks.com • Stumptown Coffee Roasters 1115 12th Ave; stumptowncoffee.com • Tony’s Coffee 7001 NW Third Ave; tonyscoffee.com • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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Redhook Brewery Local beer has taken a top spot in Seattle’s drinking scene. Join fellow beer-lovers on Road Dogs Seattle Brewery Tours’ three-hour, three-brewery tour. Guests can taste the beers that have put Seattle on the map, as well as some unique varieties, like Ballard microbrewery Hilliard’s light, easy-to-drink blonde. Hilliard’s is also a stop on The CycleSaloon’s bicycle brewery tour. Up to 16 passengers peddle a custom bike to different beer spots—such as Reuben’s Brews, Populuxe Brewing, and Peddler Brewing Company—in the city’s most unique bar adventure. Travelers can go at their own speed and grab a pint with an outdoor lunch (and $5 brewery tour) on Redhook Brewery’s patio in picturesque Woodinville or before a Mariners game at Pyramid Alehouse. Sightseers can also build beer time into their visit to Pike Place Market,

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where Pike Brewing Company offers tours of its brewery. See more tours on page 74. Woodinville is a 30-minute drive from Seattle via I-5 north

to Hwy 520 east; take I-405 north (exit 23) to Hwy 202 east. Ballard is accessible from downtown Seattle via the 28, 40, and D Line bus routes. SoDo is accessible from downtown Seattle via the 132 bus route.

HThe CycleSaloon thecyclesaloon.com • HHilliard’s 1550 NW 49th St; hilliardsbeer.com • Peddler Brewing Company 1514 NW Leary Way; peddlerbrewing.com • HPike Brewing Company 1415 First Ave; pikebrewing.com • Populuxe Brewing 826B NW 49th St; populuxebrewing.com • HPyramid Alehouse 1201 First Ave S; pyramidbrew. com • HRedhook Brewery 14300 NE 145th St, Woodinville; redhook.com • Reuben’s Brews 1406 NW 53rd St, Ste 1A; reubensbrews.com • HRoad Dogs Seattle Brewery Tours roaddogtours.com • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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乾杯! Cheers!

Savor Seattle

Seattle’s thirst for the one-of-akind extends to spirits, too, resulting in an array of craft distilleries. See some of the city’s artisan producers with Local Craft Tours. No tour is the same, but visitors get to sample spirits at three local distilleries—herbal gin at Sound Spirits, vodka at Copperworks Distilling, or coffee liqueur made with Caffe Vita coffee beans at Rain City Spirits, to name a few—and learn about the process that goes into making small-batch hard alcohol. Local Craft Tours has a Secret Knocks & Passwords Night Out tour that lets guests get into some of Seattle’s coolest cocktail lounges and bars. For a more casual experience, try the two-hour Booze n’ Bites walking tour from Savor Seattle Food Tours, which takes guests on a visit to bars and restaurants for a variety of eats and drinks. SPIRITS

While fun, it’s not necessary to book a tour to try some unique, locally made liquors. Belltown’s Sake Nomi holds special seminars and tasting events for those who want to try the distinct Japanese spirit. And many distilleries here—Oola Distillery and Sun Liquor in Capitol Hill, Fremont Mischief, Woodinville Whiskey Co., and Westland Distillery in SoDo—offer tours and tastings, so visitors can schedule a distillery visit on their own. See more tours on page 74. Capitol Hill is a 15-minute walk from downtown and accessible via the 2 and 12 bus routes. Take the 28 bus to Fremont. Take the 132 bus to SoDo. Woodinville is a 30-minute drive from Seattle via I-5 north to Hwy 520 east; take I-405 north (exit 23) to Hwy 202 east. It’s a 10-minute walk from downtown to Belltown.

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HCopperworks Distilling 1250 Alaskan Way; copperworksdistilling.com • HFremont Mischief 132 N Canal St; fremontmischief.com • HLocal Craft Tours localcrafttours. com • Oola Distillery 1314 E Union St; ooladistillery.com • Rain City Spirits 321 Third Ave S; drinkraincity.com • Sake Nomi 76 S Washington St; sakenomi.us • HSavor Seattle Food Tours savorseattletours.com • Sound Spirits 1630 15th Ave W; drinksoundspirits.com • Sun Liquor 607 Summit Ave E; sunliquor.com • HWestland Distillery 2931 First Ave S, Ste B; westlanddistillery.com • Woodinville Whiskey Co. 16110 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Ste 3, Woodinville; woodinvillewhiskeyco.com • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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FROM TOP LEFT: Amanda Allen, COURTESY SAVOR SEATTLE FOOD TOURS, COURTESY OOLA DISTILLERY

Sound Spirits

• Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner • Featuring market-fresh Northwest favorites • Made fresh daily from scratch clam chowder, seafood, veggie soups, and self-serve salad bar • Great breakfast menu and all-day breakfast specials • Lunch and dinner menu items include appetizers, sandwiches, burgers and entrees • Beer, wines and spirits available • 10 percent discount for seniors (62+) and honored citizens

A perfect dining experience to enjoy admirable atmosphere, quality food, reasonable prices, with a great view!

1501 Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA 98101 • 206-623-5700

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Head north of downtown to the city’s largest green space, Discovery Park, where fans of the outdoors can walk along peaceful NATURE forest trails and across sandy beaches to the West Point Lighthouse. Look at some of the 270 bird species that frequent this 534-acre urban wilderness. Continue to Commodore Park for terrific views of the Lake Washington Ship Canal and access to the historic Ballard Locks, which has a fish ladder (glass panels allow for viewing salmon) and the flower-filled Carl S. English, Jr. Botanical Garden. TRAVEL INFO It’s a 20-minute drive or 40-minute bus ride (33 or 24) to Discovery Park. From there, it’s a five-minute drive or 20-minute walk to Commodore Park and the Ballard Locks.

FULL DAY When it comes to seeing nature on a day trip, the options near Seattle are endless. Mount Rainier, a 2.5-hour drive away, is worldfamous for its wildflower meadows, old-growth forests, waterfalls, wildlife, and scenic mountain views. Visitors can even explore in winter with guided snowshoe walks. For the full experience, plan an overnight stay at a campsite or at one of the national park’s lodging facilities. Puget Sound’s many island towns are a quick

ferry ride away and make perfect day trips. Peaceful Vashon Island is popular for wine-tasting and farm-touring. Walk through lavender fields, or pick fresh blueberries and raspberries in summer at several island farms, including the Country Store and Gardens. Only a 35-minute ferry ride away from Seattle, charming Bainbridge Island is famous for the 150-acre Bloedel Reserve, with its Japanese gardens and colorful azaleas and rhododendrons, and Fort Ward State Park, which has beaches and two miles of forested hiking trails. Other island destinations are Whidbey and Camano, where charming waterfront towns and stretches of beach show off the best of nature. Sporty visitors can kayak, canoe, hike, or scuba dive, while anyone can go on a whale-watching boat tour or keep an eye out for eagles and marine birds year-round. TRAVEL INFO It’s a 2.5-hour drive to Mount Rainier. It’s a 20-minute ferry ride to Vashon from the West Seattle Fauntleroy ferry terminal. It’s a 35-minute ferry ride to Bainbridge from the downtown Seattle ferry terminal. It’s a 20-minute ferry ride to Whidbey from the Mukilteo ferry terminal. Camano is a 1.5-hour drive from Seattle. ALSO GOOD FOR

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Discovery Park beach

Washington Park Arboretum

HALF DAY: Ballard Locks 3015 NW 54th St; seattle.gov/tour/locks.htm • Commodore Park 3330 W Commodore Way • Discovery Park 3801 Discovery Park Blvd • FULL DAY: HBloedel Reserve 7571 NE Dolphin Dr; bloedelreserve.org • HBainbridge Island bainbridgechamber.com • HCamano Island whidbeycamanoislands.org • Country Store and Gardens 20211 Vashon Hwy SW; countrystoreandgardens.com • Fort Ward State Park 2241 Pleasant Beach Dr NE; biparks.org • HMount Rainier visitrainier.com • Vashon Island vashonchamber.com • HWhidbey Island whidbeycamanoislands.org • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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HALF DAY Stop by Seattle Cycling Tours to rent a bike—this downtown shop is also a great resource for advice, maps, and guided tours. ACTIVE Pedal four miles north, crossing Lake Union, to the edge of the University of Washington campus, locking bikes up outside Agua Verde Paddle Club & Café, an inviting option for coffee and breakfast burritos or for a relaxing waterfront lunch of tasty Mexican food. Here visitors can rent kayaks to paddle around Portage Bay or through Union Bay and the water trails that make up the marshes of Washington Park Arboretum. From Agua Verde, bike a pretty 18-mile stretch of the Burke-Gilman Trail, heading west to Ross Park before turning south and returning downtown. TRAVEL INFO It’s a 30-minute bike ride from downtown to Agua Verde through Seattle’s Eastlake neighborhood; allow an hour to kayak around Portage Bay and up to two hours to explore the waters of the Washington Park Arboretum. Biking back downtown via the BurkeGilman Trail, Ross Park, and Dexter Avenue takes about 45 minutes.

FULL DAY Sports fans can spend the day watching professional baseball, football (soccer), or American football at Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field just south of downtown. (See page 64 for more information.) Each stadium also offers tours, so travelers can see normally private areas like the dugout and press box. To get active, visitors can ski, snowboard, or sled in winter at any of the three area ski resorts: The Summit at Snoqualmie, Crystal Mountain, or Stevens Pass. Snowshoeing and Nordic skiing are also popular activities at Mount Rainier. And in the warm-weather months, there’s hiking in the Cascade Mountains, kayaking in the San Juan Islands, stand-up paddleboarding in Seattle, and scuba diving at Hood Canal off the Olympic Peninsula. TRAVEL INFO It’s a five-minute drive or 15minute bus ride (21) to Safeco and CenturyLink Fields. Mount Rainier and Crystal Mountain are a 2.5-hour drive from Seattle. The Summit at Snoqualmie is a one-hour drive away. Stevens Pass is a 1.5-hour drive away. ALSO GOOD FOR

HALF DAY: Agua Verde Paddle Club & Café 1303 NE Boat St; aguaverde.com • Burke-Gilman Trail seattle.gov/transportation/burkegilmantrailmaps.htm • HSeattle Cycling Tours 714 Pike St; seattle-cycling-tours.com • Washington Park Arboretum 2300 Arboretum Dr E; depts.washington.edu/uwbg/gardens/wpa.shtml • FULL DAY: HCenturyLink Field 800 Occidental Ave S; centurylinkfield.com • HCrystal Mountain 33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Crystal Mountain; crystalmountainresort.com • HMount Rainier visitrainier.com • HSafeco Field 1250 First Ave S; seattle.mariners.mlb.com • Stevens Pass Summit Stevens Pass, Hwy 2, Skykomish; stevenspass.com • The Summit at Snoqualmie 2181 Hwy 906; summitatsnoqualmie.com • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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The sight of Jonathan Borofsky’s statue, Hammering Man, welcomes creative souls to the outstanding Seattle Art Museum. ART SAM’s diverse works are especially strong in Asian and African fine and decorative arts, as well as contemporary and abstract pieces by Northwest artists. Stroll a few blocks south to the city’s earliest neighborhood, Pioneer Square, where historic red-brick buildings still stand. This is the heart of Seattle’s gallery scene, not to mention a good place to find public art installations. Step inside a few galleries—Greg Kucera Gallery and Roq La Rue are among those gaining national attention. Wrap up the tour by visiting the 35th-floor observation deck of the elegant Smith Tower, the city’s tallest building when it opened in 1914. TRAVEL INFO It’s a pleasant 10- to 15-minute walk from the Seattle Art Museum to Pioneer Square.

FULL DAY Take a morning walk through the grounds of downtown’s nine-acre Olympic Sculpture Park, which has magnificent works by famous artists—the views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains are equally amazing. Continue a few blocks northeast to the Seattle Center’s Chihuly Garden and Glass, which showcases the striking, colorful works of world-renowned glass sculptor and Pacific North-

gems, the Frye Art Museum, which focuses primarily on late-19th- and early-20th-century European paintings and drawings. Continue a few blocks east to the campus of Seattle University, where Chapel of St. Ignatius, a striking building designed by celebrated modern architect Steven Holl in 1994, is a fine place to admire architecture. Keep going north through the Seattle Art Capitol Hill neighborhood to Volunteer Park Museum and explore the Seattle Asian Art Museum, a 1933 Art Moderne building filled with both ancient and contemporary works from Japan, Korea, China, India, and other countries in the world’s largest continent.

west native Dale Chihuly. From here it’s a short walk to the Belltown neighborhood, where visitors can stop inside the Seattle Glassblowing Studio to admire the gallery of beautiful glassworks. In the afternoon, go to the First Hill neighborhood for a look inside one of Seattle’s hidden

TRAVEL INFO From downtown, it’s a pleasant 10- to 20-minute walk among the Olympic Sculpture Park, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and Seattle Glassblowing Studio. From Belltown, it’s a 10-minute drive or 25-minute bus (2 or 3) ride to the Frye Art Museum, which is just a few blocks from the Chapel of St. Ignatius. Then it’s a fiveminute drive, 20-minute bus ride (10 or 12), or 30-minute walk to the Seattle Asian Art Museum, from which it’s a 10-minute drive, 25-minute bus ride (10 or 49), or 40-minute walk back downtown. ALSO GOOD FOR

HALF DAY: Greg Kucera Gallery 212 Third Ave S; gregkucera.com • Roq La Rue 532 First Ave S; roqlarue.com • HSeattle Art Museum 1300 First Ave; seattleartmuseum. org • HSmith Tower 506 Second Ave; smithtower.com • FULL DAY: Chapel of St. Ignatius 901 12th Ave; seattleu.edu/chapel • HChihuly Garden and Glass 305 Harrison St; chihulygardenandglass.com • HFrye Art Museum 704 Terry Ave; fryemuseum.org • HOlympic Sculpture Park 2901 Western Ave; seattleartmuseum.org • HSeattle Asian Art Museum 1400 E Prospect St; seattleartmuseum.org • HSeattle Glassblowing Studio 2227 Fifth Ave; seattleglassblowing.com • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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Pacific Science Center

from top: courtesy pacific science center, courtesy museum of flight

HALF DAY Allow a few hours to tour Seattle’s fascinating Museum of Flight, which is south of downtown, SCIENCE at Boeing Field. The museum contains more than 150 air and spacecraft, plus the Red Barn, Boeing’s original 1916 factory building. Travelers shouldn’t miss the world’s earliest fighter plane, the first jet Air Force One, a NASA space shuttle trainer, and two-person and 13-seat flight simulators. Those with a sense of adventure might also consider booking a sightseeing flight on a vintage plane. On weekends, tours of neighboring Boeing Field are given at 1:30pm and 3pm. TRAVEL INFO It’s a 15-minute drive via I-5 or a 40-minute bus ride (124) from downtown Seattle.

FULL DAY Start the morning in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood at the Living Computer Museum, which was

developed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, to explore vintage computers and learn about Microsoft’s earliest software. Next head north to the Seattle Center, where beneath the soaring Space Needle, curious minds can venture inside a tropical butterfly house, watch planetarium shows and IMAX movies, and learn of the latest developments in science at the Pacific Science Center. Spend the afternoon north of Seattle in Mukilteo and Everett, which are home to three attractions related to air travel. The Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour gives visitors the chance to experiment with jet design, learn the basics of flight mechanics, and watch 747s, 777s, and 787s being built during a tour of the jet-assembly factory. At the nearby Museum of Flight Restoration Center, watch dedicated volunteers restore antique aircraft and, inside a 51,000-square-foot hangar at Paine Field, see Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection, home to around 20 rare military planes.

Museum of Flight TRAVEL INFO The Living Computer Museum is south of downtown, 10 minutes by car or 15 minutes by bus (21, 101, 131) or Link Light Rail. It’s a 15-minute drive or 40-minute bus ride (multiple routes) north to reach the Seattle Center, and a 40-minute drive from here north on I-5 to reach Everett and Mukilteo. ALSO GOOD FOR

HALF DAY: HMuseum of Flight 9404 E Marginal Way S; museumofflight.org • FULL DAY: HFlying Heritage Collection 3407 109th St SW, Everett; flyingheritage.com • HFuture of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour 8415 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo; futureofflight.org • HLiving Computer Museum 2245 First Ave S; livingcomputer museum.org • Museum of Flight Restoration Center 2909 100th St SW, Everett; museumofflight.org/restoration-center • HPacific Science Center 200 Second Ave N; pacificsciencecenter.org • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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Gas Works Park

North of downtown Seattle, the Wallingford and Fremont neighborhoods offer plenty of generally affordable things to see and do. STUDENT School groups can play Frisbee and fly kites at Gas Works Park, a wonderful green space with the industrial remains of an old coalto-gas manufacturing plant, or browse the aisles of silly gifts at Archie McPhee. A great snack stop in this part of town is Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream, where they scoop flavors like melted chocolate and honey lavender. In Fremont, have a look at one of the city’s most unique landmarks, the Fremont Troll, an 18-foottall, 13,000-pound concrete-and-steel sculpture of a troll grasping an actual Volkswagen Beetle. A few blocks away, the artisan chocolate company Theo Chocolate offers factory tours for just $7, but it costs nothing to stop in and try the free samples. TRAVEL INFO From downtown Seattle, it’s a 15-minute drive to Wallingford or Fremont; by bus (28), it’s a 20-minute ride from downtown to Fremont. To Wallingford, it’s a 20-minute bus (16) ride from downtown.

Gum Wall in Pike Place Market

FULL DAY Spend the morning exploring the waterfront, just down the hill from the quite affordable market stalls at Pike Place Market. Visit the original location of Starbucks, and have a seat at Waterfront Park to admire the boats on Elliott Bay. More fun along the waterfront includes Seattle Aquarium and The Seattle Great Wheel, the West Coast’s tallest observation wheel with 42 gondolas. Head up the hill to just north of Pike Place Mar-

ket in time for the 11am Seattle 101 Tour given daily by Seattle Free Walking Tours. These two-hour, “pay what you feel” guided walks leave from Victor Steinbrueck Park and provide a fascinating and fun overview of the Emerald City. After the tour, grab lunch at one of the lively spots near Pike Place Market—Pike Place Chowder is a good bet. Note the colorful Gum Wall, where travelers can add their sticky mark. Then continue north to Seattle Center and the EMP Museum, where exhibits focus on music, science fiction, and pop culture. Check out the Guitar Gallery’s 55 instruments—some were even owned by local legends Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain. TRAVEL INFO Seattle Center, Pike Place Market, and the attractions on the waterfront are all in or near downtown and are within walking distance of one another. ALSO GOOD FOR

HALF DAY: Archie McPhee 1300 N 45th St; archiemcpheeseattle.com • Gas Works Park 2101 N Northlake Way • Fremont Troll N 36th St, beneath the Aurora Bridge; fremont.com/about/fremonttroll-html • Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream 1622½ N 45th St; mollymoonicecream.com • HTheo Chocolate 3400 Phinney Ave N; theochocolate.com • FULL DAY: HEMP Museum 325 Fifth Ave N; empmuseum.org • Gum Wall 1428 Post Alley • HPike Place Chowder 1530 Post Alley; pikeplace chowder.com • HSeattle Aquarium 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59; seattleaquarium.org • HSeattle Free Walking Tours seattlefreewalkingtours.org • HThe Seattle Great Wheel 1301 Alaskan Way, Pier 57; seattlegreatwheel.com • HStarbucks 1912 Pike Pl; starbucks.com • Waterfront Park 1301 Alaskan Way, Pier 57–Pier 59 • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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A place for fearless exploration.

Itineraries HALF DAY The Seattle Center was originally built for the 1962 World’s Fair and has added a number of interesting new attractions over the years. A must for FAMILY people of all ages is the city’s iconic, flying saucer–inspired Space Needle, which soars above the center. Take the elevator to the observation deck for 360-degree views of the Olympic Mountains, Mount Rainier, and even Mount Baker on a clear day. Seattle Center has plenty of other popular, kid-friendly attractions like the Seattle Children’s Museum, with its clever exhibits on mountains, fire trucks, and villages around the world. And especially popular with teens are the larger-than-life films screened at the Pacific Science Center’s IMAX Theater. TRAVEL INFO It’s a five-minute drive, 10-minute monorail ride (kids love this option), 15-minute bus ride (multiple routes), or 20-minute walk from downtown to the Seattle Center.

FULL DAY In the Phinney Ridge neighborhood north of downtown, start the day with wildlife explorations at Woodland Park Zoo—almost 300 species live in this 92-acre zoo with beautiful gardens. Watch for elephants, monkeys, jaguars, giraffes, and Komodo dragons. Afterward, families can grab a treat at ice cream shop Bluebird, which makes small batches of the frozen dessert, handcrafted sodas, and—hooray for parents!—craft beers. Just a five-minute drive (or 15-minute walk) away, Green Lake Park is an in-city oasis with a 2.8-mile jogging path, a wading pool, play fields, and basketball courts. Watch rowers out on the water or fishermen casting their lines in the morning, or rent stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and pedal boats from Greenlake Boat House Rentals. For more family time, drive 40 minutes south of Seattle to Tacoma. LeMay—America’s Car Museum contains more than 350 restored vintage cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Downtown’s striking Museum of Glass is filled with colorful works, but the real fun here is watching the live glass-blowing demonstrations. TRAVEL INFO Woodland Park Zoo is a 15-minute drive or 25-minute bus ride (5) from downtown Seattle. From there, it’s a 15-minute walk to Bluebird. Green Lake Park is a five-minute drive or 15-minute walk from Phinney Ridge. Tacoma is a 40-minute drive from Seattle, but travelers can also get there from Seattle by bus 594 (90 minutes), Sounder train (one hour), or Amtrak train (45 minutes). In Tacoma, the Museum of Glass and LeMay are both in or near downtown. ALSO GOOD FOR

HALF DAY: HPacific Science Center 200 Second Ave N; pacificsciencecenter.org • HSeattle Children’s Museum 305 Harrison St; thechildrensmuseum.org • HSpace Needle 400 Broad St; spaceneedle.com • FULL DAY: Bluebird 7400 Greenwood Ave N; facebook.com/bluebirdseattle • Greenlake Boat House Rentals 7351 E Green Lake Dr N; greenlakeboatrentals.net • Green Lake Park 7201 E Green Lake Dr N • HLeMay—America’s Car Museum 2702 E D St; lemaymuseum.org • HMuseum of Glass 1801 Dock St; museumofglass.org • HWoodland Park Zoo 5500 Phinney Ave N; zoo.org • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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Woodland Park Zoo

Downtown Seattle, especially Pike and Pine Streets between Fourth and Seventh Avenues, SHOPPING is full of stylish shoe, clothing, and gift shops, including the 383,000-square-foot flagship of Nordstrom. Spend a few hours browsing downtown’s main retail district, stopping at Pacific Place, where 50 shops include Aveda, Bose, J.Jill, Michael Kors, Tiffany, and True Religion. Neighboring Westlake Center is home to souvenir stores like Made in Washington, while Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, H&M, Diesel USA, and Niketown are among the many stand-alone retailers nearby. It’s only a few blocks to the waterfront and more shops that sell souvenirs. Visit the worldfamous Pike Place Market (and Simply Seattle across the street) or Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 for Seattle gifts. Next head just south of downtown to the diverse International District to explore the Asian grocery and gift market Uwajimaya, where shoppers can browse a mix of housewares, from spa goods to Hello Kitty gifts. TRAVEL INFO Uwajimaya is a 10-minute drive south of Pacific Place via Fifth Avenue or a 10-minute bus ride (511).

FULL DAY Begin the day at attractive, open-air University Village, home to some great national brands (Jonathan Adler, J. Crew, Cole Haan) as well as notable local shops, including Glassybaby (colorful, hand-blown candleholders), Caldwell’s (Asian and African home décor), and Zovo (upscale lingerie). In nearby South Lake Union, stop by the flagship of outdoor-gear brand REI, where shoppers can try out equipment onsite or attempt to

Uwajimaya summit an indoor rock-climbing wall. For those who want great designer styles at discounted prices, two major outlet shopping centers are within a one-hour drive of the city. Seattle Premium Outlets in Tulalip has around 125 brand-name stores, including Burberry, Polo Ralph Lauren, BCBG Max Azria, and Lacoste. Meanwhile, North Bend Premium Outlets is home to more than 50 popular showrooms, including ones from Banana Republic, Coach, Pendleton, and Reebok. And in nearby Bellevue, The Bellevue Collection has more than 250 stores and restaurants. A few blocks away, The Shops at The Bravern features showrooms from high-end brands like Hermès, Jimmy Choo, and Neiman Marcus. TRAVEL INFO The outlets are a one-hour drive from Seattle. The 550 bus takes about 50 minutes from downtown Seattle to Bellevue. ALSO GOOD FOR

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HALF DAY: HNordstrom 500 Pine St; nordstrom.com • HMade in Washington 400 Pine St; madeinwashington.com • HMiner’s Landing 1301 Alaskan Way, Pier 57 • HPacific Place 600 Pine St; pacificplaceseattle.com • HPike Place Market First Ave and Pike St • HSimply Seattle 1600 First Ave; simplyseattle.com • HUwajimaya 600 Fifth Ave S; uwajimaya.com • HWestlake Center 400 Pine St; westlakecenter.com • FULL DAY: HThe Bellevue Collection 575 Bellevue Sq, Bellevue; bellevuesquare. com • HNorth Bend Premium Outlets 461 S Fork Ave SW, North Bend; premiumoutlets.com • HREI 222 Yale Ave N; rei.com • HSeattle Premium Outlets 10600 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip; premiumoutlets.com • HThe Shops at The Bravern 1111 NE Eighth St, Bellevue; thebravern.com • HUniversity Village 2623 University Village St; uvillage.com • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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HALF DAY Of the around 250 businesses inside downtown’s iconic Pike Place Market, about 70 are restaurants, and many others FOOD are vendors offering delicious food and drinks: fresh berries, hot coffee, regional seafood, cheese, jam, honey, tea, and spices. Five days a week at noon, Seattle Food Tours gives a guided walk through the market. A few of the highlights in Pike Place include DeLaurenti’s (with a nice selection of cheeses, olive oils, vinegars, and salumi), World Spice Merchants (it has fine teas, too), Matt’s in the Market (one of the most accomplished farm-to-table restaurants in the city), Le Panier (tasty baked goods), Beecher’s (first-rate cheese), and Zig Zag Café (craft cocktails and fantastic dinner). And don’t miss the stalls packed with produce from 80-plus Washington farmers. TRAVEL INFO Pike Place Market is in the heart of the downtown waterfront, an easy walk from hotels and attractions.

FULL DAY Spend the morning visiting the stalls in Pike Place Market before having lunch at one of the terrific restaurants in the area: Michou for deli delights or Place Pigalle for amazing French bistro fare. Then walk a few blocks up Pine Street for a sweet treat at the Chocolate Box, a cafe with some of Washington’s finest chocolates. There’s also a wine bar and tasting room. Continue walking to the trendy Belltown neighborhood and to the corner of Fourth Avenue and Blanchard Street for the guided, three-hour Gourmet Seattle Food & Cultural Tour led by Savor Seattle Food Tours. This three-hour adventure starts in the early afternoon and includes more than 20 food tastings, plus several wine and beer samples, at restaurants and markets from some of the city’s most talented chefs. TRAVEL INFO Walk to Pike Place Market and Belltown, which are in or near downtown. ALSO GOOD FOR

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HALF DAY: HBeecher’s Handmade Cheese 1600 Pike Pl; beechershandmadecheese.com • DeLaurenti’s Specialty Food and Wine 1435 First Ave; delaurenti.com • Le Panier 1902 Pike Pl; lepanier.com • Matt’s in the Market 94 Pike St, Ste 32; mattsinthemarket.com • HPike Place Market 85 Pike St; pikeplacemarket.org • HSeattle Food Tours seattlefoodtours.com • World Spice Merchants 1509 Western Ave; worldspice.com • Zig Zag Café 1501 Western Ave, Ste 202; zigzagseattle.com FULL DAY: HChocolate Box 106 Pine St; sschocolatebox.com • Michou 1904 Pike Pl; michoudeli.com • HPlace Pigalle 81 Pike St; placepigalle-seattle.com • HSavor Seattle Food Tours savor seattletours.com • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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Although most of Washington’s 700 wineries are in rural parts of the state, Seattle has almost 50 winemaking businesses, plus WINE another 25 wine bars. A great place to begin an afternoon of wine tasting is at The Tasting Room, next to Pike Place Market, which has more than 60 artisan wines. Next head to the Book Bindery on the south bank of the Lake Washington Ship Canal, a great American restaurant that’s also home to the tasting room of Almquist Family Vintners, which has earned high praise for its finely crafted red wines. Nearby in Ballard, Domanico Cellars is a familyowned winery offering tastings on Fridays and Saturdays; its wines—including first-rate cabernet sauvignon and an award-winning blend, Mesa Rojo—are made from Washington grapes. After tasting, stop by one of the excellent wine bars nearby, such as Portalis Wines and Noble Fir, a smart restaurant serving exceptional wines. TRAVEL INFO From The Tasting Room in downtown Seattle, it’s a 10-minute drive to the Book

Bindery and another 10-minute drive to Domanico, Portalis, and Noble Fir.

FULL DAY Spend the day in the Puget Sound region’s most well-known wine town, Woodinville, about 20 miles northeast of Seattle. Arrive at the state’s oldest winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle, which is located on a gorgeous 105-acre estate that includes a tasting room, tours of both the winemaking area and the Novelty Hill-Januik gardens, and roaming peacocks. Spend the afternoon visiting a few more of Woodinville’s more than dinner at Barking Frog, where reservations are 90 wineries and tasting rooms, many of them recommended and the wine cellar features around grouped together in outdoor retail centers around 150 options. town. There are many standouts, including Novelty Hill-Januik, whose stylish space is an TRAVEL INFO It’s a 30-minute drive from downinviting place to drink wine; DeLille Cellars, which town Seattle to Woodinville, and a 10-minute drive has a lovely tasting room; and Efestē, located on among the different wineries in town. the north side of town in an industrial area that’s home to several other small, artisan winemakers. ALSO GOOD FOR In the evening, continue with a casual meal at Purple Café and Wine Bar, or go for a romantic

HALF DAY: Almquist Family Vintners and Book Bindery 198 Nickerson St; almquistfamilyvintners.com; bookbinderyrestaurant.com • Domanico Cellars 825 NW 49th St; domanicocellars.com • Noble Fir 5316 Ballard Ave NW; thenoblefir.com • Portalis Wines 5205 Ballard Ave NW; portaliswines.com • HThe Tasting Room 1924 Post Alley; tastingroomseattle.com • FULL DAY: HBarking Frog 14580 NE 145th St; willowslodge.com/barking_frog • HChateau Ste. Michelle 14111 NE 145th St; ste-michelle. com • HDeLille Cellars 14421 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE; delillecellars.com • HEfestē 19730 144th Ave NE; efeste.com • HNovelty Hill-Januik 14710 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE; noveltyhilljanuik.com • HPurple Café and Wine Bar 14459 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE; thepurplecafe.com • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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A film festival featuring movies by, for, or about the LGBT community threedollarbillcinema. org/programs/slgff TRAVEL INFO All of Seattle is welcoming to LGBT travelers. Capitol Hill is a 15-minute walk or a 10-minute bus ride (10, 43, 47, 49) away from downtown. For more information, go to visitseattle .org/visitors/discover/lgbt-travel or thegsba.org.

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HSeattle Men’s Chorus and HSeattle Women’s Chorus flyinghouse.org • HThree Dollar Bill Cinema 1122 E Pike St; threedollarbillcinema.org • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) travelers are welcome in Seattle, where businesses and locals are friendly to everyone and accepting of all. Along with enjoying the fresh food, regional wine, world-class museums, beautiful scenery, and variety of shops found in Puget Sound, LGBT visitors should also explore Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, which is the heart of the LGBT community and features cafes, stores, restaurants, bars, dance clubs, and other points of interest. Watch a movie at Three Dollar Bill Cinema—one of the nation’s top venues for LGBT films—or listen to a performance by the Seattle Men’s Chorus or Seattle Women’s Chorus, where gay and lesbian singers make up a majority of the groups. And yet another way to experience Seattle is to visit during one of the city’s annual LGBT pride events:

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Excursions

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MOUNT RAINIER AND MOUNT ST. HELENS Memorial Visitor Center, open year-round with exhibits about the mountain and its glaciers. Later, hike one of several trails, from short, relatively flat loops to steep climbs on the mountain. On weekends, rangers lead hikes through the brilliant wildflower meadows, alive with marmots and chipmunks, and in winter, they guide snowshoe walks. Get more information about this area from Visit Rainier at visitrainier.com. TRAVEL INFO It’s a 2.5-hour drive to Mount Rainier. Take I-5 south to exit 127, continue

on Hwy 512 east, Hwy 7 south, and Hwy 706 east through Ashford to Mt. Rainier National Park’s Nisqually entrance. See page 74 for tour operators offering trips to Mount Rainier. Mount St. Helens gained

fame when it erupted in 1980, blowing a massive hunk off the mountain’s northern side and leaving it with a distinct “U” shape. For the best views of the crater and the slowly recovering forest, drive Highway 504 east from Castle Rock. Stop first at the Silver Lake Visitor

MOUNT RAINIER: Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center Paradise visitor area; visitrainier.com • Mount Rainier Visitor Center 30027 SE 706 E, Ashford; mt-rainier. com • HVisit Rainier visitrainier.com • MOUNT ST. HELENS: Fire Mountain Grill 15000 Spirit Lake Hwy, Toutle; fmgrill.com • Johnston Ridge Observatory end of Hwy 504 at 52 mile marker; open May through October; visitmtsthelens.com • HMount St. Helens Cowlitz County visitmtsthelens.com • Silver Lake Visitor Center five miles east of I-5 on Hwy 504; visitmtsthelens.com • SNOQUALMIE FALLS AND CASCADES: HCity of Snoqualmie Visitor Information Center 38767 SE River St, Snoqualmie; snovalley.org • HSalish Lodge & Spa 6501 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie; salishlodge.com • Snoqualmie Falls 6501 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie • The Summit at Snoqualmie 2181 Hwy 906; summitatsnoqualmie.com • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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The HUGE white dome of Mount Rainier, one of the most prominent peaks in the world, looms southeast of Seattle. On clear days, the volcano is a breathtaking presence on the horizon. Up close, the views are even better: glaciers shine in the sunlight, meadows are filled with wildflowers, and the foothills have everything from mossy old-growth forests to roaring waterfalls. For an intimate experience with the 14,410-foot peak, head to Mt. Rainier National Park’s Paradise area. Start by exploring the Henry M. Jackson

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SNOQUALMIE FALLS AND CASCADES The Cascade Mountains

lie just east of Seattle, with some of the most beautiful scenery available within an hour or two from the city. Traveling east on Interstate 90, drive through the foothills before reaching Snoqualmie Falls, which is 100 feet higher than Niagara. Stop here in the morning, before the overlook gets too crowded, then continue along the highway as it cuts through the mountains. Choose from among several excellent trails for a day hike, such as Rattlesnake Ledge for mountain views or the Snow Lake trail, surrounded by tree-filled slopes. In winter, put on snowshoes to explore these trails. Or spend a day on the slopes at The Summit at Snoqualmie, with 70 runs, 24 lifts,

The Summit at Snoqualmie

500 acres of backcountry slopes, and a variety of cross-country and snowshoe trails. The Summit also features one of the largest night skiing areas in the world for those short winter days. Even nonskiers can keep busy at the pass, which runs a tubing hill. End the day back in Snoqualmie, with a massage and a soak in the pools at Salish Lodge & Spa, perched on the lid of the falls. Get more information about this area from City of Snoqualmie Visitor Information Center at snovalley.org. TRAVEL INFO It’s a 40-minute drive from Seattle to Snoqualmie Falls. Take I-5, continue on I-90 east, and take exit 27 toward Snoqualmie. See page 74 for tour operators offering trips to Snoqualmie.

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Center, where the exhibits serve as an introduction to the volcano. Lunch while overlooking Mount St. Helens at Hoffstadt Bluffs Visitors Center’s Fire Mountain Grill at mile 27. Move on to Johnston Ridge Observatory, at the highway’s end, where visitors can stare directly into the crater. Get more information about this area from Mount St. Helens Cowlitz County at visitmtsthelens.com.

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TRAVEL INFO Take I-5 south to exit 49 toward Castle Rock (about two hours), and continue on Hwy 504 east to the Silver Lake Visitor Center. Hwy 504 may be closed due to snow in winter months.

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LEAVENWORTH

Drink wine

WOODINVILLE wonderland just 30 minutes from Seattle, Woodinville has more than 90 wineries and tasting rooms ranging from big producers making national labels to tiny operations crafting in small batches. Start your day with a free tour of Chateau Ste. Michelle, one of the area’s oldest and largest wineries. The tours include facts about Washington’s wine country, east of the Cascades, with specific details about Chateau’s wines. See the bottling facility, and finish with tastes of its reds and whites. Lunch nearby at Hollywood Tavern, where locally sourced cheeseburgers, pastas, and roasted meats satisfy. Beer lovers should make their way to Redhook Brewery, just across the street from Chateau Ste. Michelle. Tours are first come, first serve—they cost just $5—and include samples of several RedA

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hook brews. The brewery’s Forecaster’s Pub has patio seating in summer, while the Sammamish River Trail, which runs just behind Redhook, is a great place for a walk. For those who still want wine, stop at a boutique winery—ask for a map at Chateau Ste. Michelle or just drive around Woodinville to find a tasting room; hours vary. In the evening, dine at Le Petit Terroir, where seasonal dishes have herbs and flowers from the restaurant’s garden, plus Northwest meats and vegetables. Get more information about this area from Woodinville Wine Country at woodinvillewinecountry.com.

TRAVEL INFO It’s a two-hour drive to Leavenworth from Seattle. From I-5, take Hwy 520 east to I-405 north. Take exit 23 toward Hwy 2 east/Wenatchee, and exit at Leavenworth. It’s a 3.5-hour train ride on Amtrak’s Empire Builder route; trains depart daily from downtown Seattle’s King Street Station. See page 74 for tour operators offering trips to Leavenworth.

TRAVEL INFO Woodinville is 30 minutes away from Seattle. Drive north on I-5 to Hwy 520 east, and take I-405 north (exit 23) to Hwy 202 east. See page 74 for tour operators offering trips to Woodinville.

WOODINVILLE: HChateau Ste. Michelle 14111 NE 145th St; ste-michelle.com • Hollywood Tavern 14508 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE; thehollywoodtavern.com • Le Petit Terroir 14455 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Ste C; lepetitterroir.com • HRedhook Brewery 14300 NE 145th St; redhook.com • HWoodinville Wine Country woodinville winecountry.com • LEAVENWORTH: Andreas Keller 829 Front St; andreaskellerrestaurant.com • HLeavenworth Chamber of Commerce leavenworth.org • Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery 12790 Fish Hatchery Rd; fws.gov • Leavenworth Ski Hill 10701 Ski Hill Dr; skileavenworth.com • München Haus Bavarian Grill and Beer Garden 709 Front St; munchenhaus.com • Nutcracker Museum 735 Front St; nutcrackermuseum.com • Waterfront Park Ninth St and Main St; cityofleavenworth.com • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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Located between the North Cascades and Eastern Washington, the town of Leavenworth has the charm of a small German village. Begin by browsing the shops of Front Street, Leavenworth’s main commercial area. The Nutcracker Museum has more than 6,000 nutcrackers, plus a shop for souvenirs. Mid-morning, head to leafy Waterfront Park, where a footbridge crosses onto Blackbird Island. Salmon are visible as they swim up stream, as are birds like bald eagles, quail, and woodpeckers. After a lunch of bratwurst at the open-air München Haus Bavarian Grill and Beer Garden, go to the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. Here, visitors learn about the fish-rearing project that releases 1.2 million young Chinook salmon into Icicle Creek. Add an extra day to explore the outdoors. Choose to raft the whitewater sections of the Wenatchee River, or float down calmer sections on an inner tube. In winter, downhill ski at the Leavenworth Ski Hill. The festive season also brings the added delight of seeing Leavenworth’s buildings shining with holiday lights. The first three weeks of December feature live music, caroling, and Santa Claus appearances. End the day with authentic German food at Andreas Keller—serving delicious eats any time of year. Get more information about this area from Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce at leavenworth.org.

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Harmony Charters is one of the operators offering such trips. On San Juan Island, explore American Camp, where a fort and visitor center let travelers learn about a war the U.S. and Britain nearly waged over the islands. Hike the 1.8-mile ridge trail along Mt. Finlayson for views of the coastline. See whales swimming through Haro Strait at Lime Kiln Point State Park, shop in Friday Harbor, and taste wine in a late-1800s schoolhouse at San Juan Vineyards. On Orcas Island, drive to the top of Mount Constitution, the highest point in the islands, for views extending to the Cascade Mountains and Puget Sound. Spend the day hiking in surrounding Moran State Park, where trails go through the forest and lakes offer fishing, swim-

ming, and boating; don’t miss 40-foot-high Cascade Falls. There are also whale-watching tours that leave from Deer Harbor and shopping among charming stores in Eastsound. Get more information about this area from San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau at visitsanjuans.com. TRAVEL INFO Ferries leave from Anacortes (about a 90-minute drive from Seattle) daily. Kenmore Air offers floatplane rides to the San Juan Islands from Lake Union and Lake Washington, and San Juan Airlines flies from Anacortes and Bellingham. See page 74 for tour operators offering trips to the San Juan Islands.

American Camp 650 Mullis St, Friday Harbor; nps.gov/sajh • Harmony Charters cruisesanjuans.com • Lime Kiln Point State Park 1567 West Side Rd, Friday Harbor; parks.wa.gov • Lopez Island Vineyards 265 Lopez Rd, Lopez Island; lopezislandvineyards.com • Lopez Village Lopez Rd and Tower Rd, Lopez Island; lopezisland.com • Moran State Park 3572 Olga Rd, Olga; parks.wa.gov • HSan Juan Islands Visitors Bureau visitsanjuans.com • San Juan Vineyards 3136 Roche Harbor Rd; Friday Harbor; sanjuanvineyards.com • Spencer Spit State Park 521 A Bakerview Rd, Lopez Island; parks.wa.gov • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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Islands near the mouth of Puget Sound consist of 172 islands. Larger ones have bed and breakfasts and quiet resorts, misty forests and rocky coastlines, winding roads through farms and ranches, and small villages with shops and restaurants. Choose from among several charming bed and breakfasts on Lopez Island, and go to Lopez Village for weekly farmers markets in summer and an array of excellent restaurants. Kayak or fish in the water at Spencer Spit State Park, and drink wine at Lopez Island Vineyards. Visitors can also spend an afternoon or an entire day bicycling the island, or they can book a day-long fishing trip on a charter boat—

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Olympic National Park

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OLYMPIC PENINSULA lines, and mountains, the Olympic Peninsula is simply stunning. Spend a weekend touring the highlights of Olympic National Park: Split one day exploring the towering sea stacks on the coast at Rialto Beach. Travelers can pick up a local paper in Port Angeles for a tide chart to explore tide pools filled with sea stars and anemones. The other half of the day, focus on the Hoh Rainforest, where ancient maples are covered in moss. Short trails lead through this forest and along the ice-blue Hoh River. On a clear day, drive up to Hurricane Ridge, where views stretch across mountain peaks. Easy to moderate trails take off from the visitor center. On winter weekends, rangers lead free snowshoe hikes here. Other spots on the peninsula that are worth a visit include Sequim, which is known for its annual Lavender Festival in July that

showcases the sweet-smelling purple flowers; Finnriver Farm and Cidery in Chimacum, where visitors can spend an afternoon touring the farm and tasting unique cider made with black currant and lavender; seaside town Port Townsend, where Victorian-era buildings make for an afternoon of picture taking and shopping; Cape Flattery, the most northern point in the contiguous U.S., where visitors can see seals and stunning water views; and the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge to see more than 250 species of birds, plus the sandy, 5.5-mile-long (8.9 kilometers) Dungeness Spit. Get more information about this area from Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau at olympicpeninsula.org. TRAVEL INFO Ferries depart from downtown Seattle to Bremerton daily. See page 74 for tour operators offering trips to the Olympic Peninsula.

Cape Flattery Hwy 112 east to Neah Bay and Cape Flattery Rd • Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge fws.gov/washingtonmaritime/dungeness • HFinnriver Farm and Cidery 62 Barn Swallow Rd, Chimacum; finnriver.com • Hoh Rainforest Visitor Center Hoh Valley Rd, Olympic National Park; nps.gov/olym • Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center Heart O’ the Hills Rd, Olympic National Park; nps.gov/olym • Lavender Festival July 18–20, Sequim; lavenderfestival.com • Olympic National Park nps.gov/olym • HOlympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau olympicpeninsula.org • HPort Townsend enjoypt.com • Rialto Beach Mora Rd, Clallam; olympicpeninsula.org • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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VANCOUVER AND VICTORIA, BC buildings

course, and hiking trails. Get more information about this area from Tourism Vancouver at tourismvancouver.com. TRAVEL INFO It’s a 2.5-hour drive to Vancouver from Seattle on I-5 north. Allow for additional wait time at the border crossing. Amtrak and Rocky Mountaineer also offer train service to Vancouver from downtown Seattle. See page 74 for tour operators offering trips to Vancouver. With a Harbor filled with sailboats, gurgling fountains, elegant gardens, and ivycovered buildings, Victoria is all about picture-perfect charm. Start touring Victoria by walking the historic downtown and Inner Harbour. Set aside a few hours for

the excellent Royal BC Museum, where travelers can find galleries of natural and human history. Eat at The Fairmont Empress Hotel, a downtown landmark, for a traditional English tea. Later, walk through Butchart Gardens, a century-old display garden north of Victoria with colorful flowers and butterflies in summer. Get more information about this area from Tourism Victoria at tourismvictoria.com. TRAVEL INFO Ferries to Victoria depart from Anacortes (about a 90-minute drive from Seattle) daily. Victoria Clipper offers ferry service from downtown Seattle, and Prince of Whales offers transport between Vancouver and Victoria daily. See page 74 for tour operators offering trips to Victoria.

VANCOUVER: Capilano Suspension Bridge 3735 Capilano Rd; capbridge.com • Lost Lagoon Lagoon Dr, Stanely Park; vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanleypark • Public Market 1689 Johnston St; granvilleisland.com/public-market • Robson Street Robson St between Burrard St and Jervis St; robsonstreet.ca • Stanley Park west end of Georgia St; vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park • Tourism Vancouver tourismvancouver.com • Vancouver Aquarium 845 Avison Way; vanaqua.org • Vancouver Lookout 555 W Hastings St; vancouverlookout.com • VICTORIA: HButchart Gardens 800 Benvenuto Ave, Brentwood Bay; butchartgardens. com • HThe Fairmont Empress Hotel 721 Government St; fairmont.com/empress-victoria • Royal BC Museum 675 Belleville St; royalbcmuseum.bc.ca • HTourism Victoria tourismvictoria.com • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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and waterways combine for a beautiful skyline. The big city is stitched together by neighborhoods that are easy to explore on foot. Start a tour of Vancouver with a walk through Stanley Park, near downtown. Head to the Vancouver Aquarium to see wolf eels, jellyfish, and beluga whales, or explore Lost Lagoon, with its native plants. Next, wander Robson Street, Vancouver’s major shopping area packed with fun stores and designer brands. While downtown, visit Vancouver Lookout, a 550-foot-tall tower offering views of the city, the water, and the mountains. For lunch, Granville Island has tasty food at the large Public Market. End the day at the Capilano Suspension Bridge, which crosses a forested canyon, or a gondola ride up Grouse Mountain for amazing views, a zipline

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WASHINGTON WINE COUNTRY tan area east of Yakima, visitors can explore the trails along the Columbia River; the Riverside Greenway and the Sacagawea Heritage Trail make for a pretty walk. Sample wine in the afternoon (Badger Mountain Vineyard and Barnard Griffin Winery are two great picks), or play golf at one of the area’s seven courses, including Columbia Point and Canyon Lakes. Spend a third day in Walla Walla, surrounded by award-winning vineyards and many farms. Admire the architecture in the historic downtown area along Main Street. From here, tour Walla Walla’s vineyards and tasting rooms, including Dunham Cellars, Dusted Valley Vintners, Woodward Canyon Winery, Forgeron Cellars, and Canoe Ridge.

And to enjoy wines from more than 225 Washington wineries and gourmet bites from more than 50 restaurants, attend Taste Washington in Seattle on March 29 and 30. Get more information about this area from the Washington State Wine Commission at washingtonwine.org. TRAVEL INFO Driving takes two hours to Yakima, five hours to Tri-Cities, and 5.5 hours to Walla Walla. Take I-90 east to I-82 east for access to Yakima and Tri-Cities. Continue on I-82 east to exit 102 for Hwy 12 east to arrive at Walla Walla. See page 74 for tour operators offering trips to wine country.

Badger Mountain Vineyard 1106 N Jurupa St, Kennewick; badgermtvineyard.com • Barnard Griffin Winery 878 Tulip Ln, Richland; barnardgriffin.com • Canoe Ridge 1102 W Cherry St, Walla Walla; canoeridgevineyard.com • Canyon Lakes 3700 Canyon Lakes Dr, Kennewick; canyonlakesgolfcourse.com • Chinook Wines 220 W Wittkopf Loop, Prosser; chinookwines.com • Columbia Point 225 Columbia Point Dr, Richland; playcolumbiapoint.com • HDunham Cellars 150 E Boeing Ave, Walla Walla; dunhamcellars.com • HDusted Valley Vintners 1248 Old Milton Hwy, Walla Walla; dustedvalley.com • Forgeron Cellars 33 W Birch St, Walla Walla; forgeroncellars.com • Gilbert Cellars 5 N Front St, Yakima; gilbertcellars.com • Severino Cellars 1717 First Ave, Zillah; severinocellars.com • HTaste Washington March 29 and 30; taste washington.org • HWashington State Wine Commission washingtonwine.org • Woodward Canyon Winery 11920 Hwy 12, Lowden; woodwardcanyon.com • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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The state’s wine country— with rows of vines—stretches across the dry eastern side of the Cascade Mountains. Starting in sunny Yakima, go downtown to the Gilbert Cellars tasting room for some Washington wine and locally sourced food. Spend the afternoon driving Wine Country Road (Yakima Valley Highway) through Washington’s oldest grape-growing area. Farms, vineyards, and ranches can be seen from the road. Along the way, stop at Chinook Wines in Prosser and Severino Cellars in Zillah to taste wines like merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and semillon. In the Tri-Cities area, where Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland form a single metropoli-

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Refresh There’s an abundance of refreshing ways to experience Bellevue, Washington. Revive your wardrobe with a luxurious shopping experience. Invigorate your mind in our museums and art galleries. Savor some fine wine and world-class dining while exploring the city’s vibrant nightlife. Revel in the beauty of the Northwest at the area’s parks and premier golf courses.

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Tang Wei and Wu Xiubo (inset) in Finding Mr. Right

Seattle Goes to the Movies When it comes to the movies, Seattle’s love of and legacy in cinema is undeniable. From worldwide hits like Sleepless in Seattle and Twilight to international favorites like Late Autumn and Finding Mr. Right, the city has served as the backdrop for countless storylines. Here’s where filmloving fans can experience movie magic in real life.

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Finding Mr. Right The Chinese romantic comedy Finding Mr. Right details a love story set in Seattle. While the movie was actually filmed in Vancouver, Canada, there are plenty of ways visitors can enjoy JiaJia’s (Tang Wei) experiences in Seattle. To go on a shopping spree like the one she indulges in early in the movie, head to the high-end fashion showrooms located at the Pacific Place shopping center in downtown. JiaJia and Frank (Wu Xiubo) share a magical moment gazing at a dazzling fireworks display— sightseers whose visits coincide with New Year’s Eve can enjoy a similar experience at Seattle’s iconic Space Needle.

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Fans of one of the most famous Seattlebased romantic comedies, Sleepless in Seattle, can sit in the same seat at the Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar, where Sam (Tom Hanks) dines with a friend, or relax at Alki Beach Park, where he plays with his son on the beach. Visitors can even get a look of their houseboat—it’s someone’s private residence now—as well as several other floating homes from South Lake Union Park or on a guided Argosy Cruises tour.

Late Autumn South Korean hit Late Autumn unfolds in Seattle through a story of Anna (Tang Wei), a prisoner on parole visiting her family, whose path crosses with Hoon (Hyun Bin), a man with a troubled past of his own. The film balances scenes in famous Seattle spots, like historic Pike Place Market and on a Ride the Ducks tour, with shots from Seattle’s popular Ballard and Fremont neighborhoods. Fans can have their own Late Autumn experience at the various

locales featured in the movie: Listen to a music concert at Tractor Tavern, shop for women’s clothing with a Southwest flair at Horseshoe, and snap a picture beside the massive Fremont Troll sculpture.

Twilight The teen vampires and werewolves that populate the Twilight series captured the attention of readers and moviegoers across the globe. Fans can set off for Forks, Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula—a four-hour drive from Seattle—where the movies and books are based. Multiple tour companies offer Twilight-themed tours, while the small town has also embraced its place in movie history by offering Twilight tour maps and displaying Bella’s (Kristen Stewart) red truck outside the visitor information center. Visitors can even plan their trip for September 13, Bella’s birthday and around when Forks celebrates Stephenie Meyer Day in honor of the author.

HArgosy Cruises argosycruises.com • Alki Beach Park 1702 Alki Ave SW • Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar 1517 Pike Pl; athenianinn.com • HForks Chamber of Commerce forkswa.com • Fremont Troll N 36th St and Troll Ave N • Horseshoe 5344 Ballard Ave NW; shophorseshoe.com • HPacific Place 600 Pine St; pacificplace seattle.com • HPike Place Market 85 Pike St; pikeplacemarket.org • HRide the Ducks ridetheducksofseattle.com • South Lake Union Park 860 Terry Ave N • HSpace Needle 400 Broad St; spaceneedle.com • Tractor Tavern 5213 Ballard Ave NW; tractortavern.com • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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Cruises 2014 CRUISE SEASON

During the 2014 cruise season from late April to early October, around 200 cruise ship visits are expected at Seattle’s Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal at Pier 66 and Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91. CRUISE LINES

Seven major cruise lines offer round-trip sails to Alaska, including: Norwegian Cruise Line

GETTING TO THE CRUISE TERMINALS Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Seattle and is just 20 minutes away from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport by taxi or shuttle. Smith Cove Cruise Terminal is located just north of downtown Seattle in the Magnolia neighborhood and is 30 minutes away from the airport by taxi or shuttle. Along with taxi and shuttle services, cruise passengers can take public transit from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to either of the cruise terminals. Link Light Rail provides service between the airport and downtown via the University Street and Westlake stations. Visitors can take King County Metro Transit bus route 33 from Third Avenue and Pine Street to Pier 91, or take bus routes 16, 24, or 33 to Third Avenue and Bell Street to walk to Pier 66. Visit metro.kingcounty.gov and soundtransit.org/schedules/central-linklight-rail, or see page 77 for more information.

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PRE & POST With Bell Street on downtown’s waterfront and Smith Cove just a few minutes away, cruise passengers can easily explore the city before or after their trip.

Seattle’s safe, colorful, compact downtown means major hotels, attractions, restaurants, and shopping are all within walking distance. A few blocks north of Pier 66, Olympic Sculpture Park is a relaxing place to admire the waterfront views and public art. It’s just a 10-minute walk from here to the iconic Space Needle and the Seattle Center. In summer, children splash in the International Fountain, which sprays water in time to music. From here, visitors can take the Seattle Monorail to Westlake Center, in the core of downtown’s shopping district. Cruise passengers can also walk south from Pier 66 to Pike Place Market (above), where hundreds of vendors, performers, and smells create a cheerful and exciting experience. Continue along the waterfront to see ferries and boats, restaurants with fresh oysters and crab, and The Seattle Great Wheel. FROM PIER 66

Take bus 33 south to downtown, where the flagship Nordstrom store and major retail centers—Pacific Place, with 50 shops including Barneys New York, Coach, and bebe, and Westlake Center, with restaurants and local gifts at Made in Washington—are perfect for shoppers. Seattle Art Museum (above) and its galleries are a 10-minute walk away. From here, continue west to the waterfront to find souvenir shops, restaurants, and The Seattle Great Wheel. Famous Pike Place Market is a few minutes north of here, as is the Seattle Aquarium. FROM PIER 91

For more ways to explore the area before or after a cruise, see page 74.

International Fountain Seattle Center; seattlecenter.com • HMade in Washington 400 Pine St; madeinwashington.com • HNordstrom 500 Pine St; shop.nordstrom.com • HOlympic Sculpture Park 2901 Western Ave; seattleartmuseum.org/visit/osp • HPacific Place 600 Pine St; pacificplaceseattle.com • HPike Place Market 85 Pike St; pikeplacemarket.org • HSeattle Aquarium 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59; seattleaquarium.org • HSeattle Art Museum 1300 First Ave; seattleartmuseum.org • HSeattle Center 305 Harrison St; seattlecenter.com • HThe Seattle Great Wheel 1301 Alaskan Way, Pier 57; seattlegreatwheel.com • HSeattle Monorail Westlake Center (Fourth Ave and Pine St) or Seattle Center (next to the Space Needle); seattlemonorail.com • HSpace Needle 400 Broad St; spaceneedle.com • HWestlake Center 400 Pine St; westlakecenter.com • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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Sporting Season

No matter what the season, visitors can find fun ways to get active in the great outdoors.

Skiing and Snowboarding Snow covers the surrounding mountains in winter, creating a playground for those who want to get active. Less than an hour from Seattle, The Summit at Snoqualmie features beginner runs and tubing for families, plus 523 acres of backcountry for more serious skiers. Stevens Pass in the North Cascades doubles access to powder stashes with two mountains, and plenty of groomed runs, gulches, and bowls. Meanwhile, Crystal Mountain, near Mount Rainier, is known for its bounty of steeps. Nonskiers can ride the Mt. Rainier Gondola to Crystal’s summit for stunning views.

Hiking Washington has more than 9,000 miles of hiking trails, from easy to challenging climbs. Mount Rainier is a great place to start with trails that travel through meadows and old-growth forests in the foothills to fantastic mountain sightings. Experienced mountaineers can even get a climbing permit to try reaching the summit of the iconic peak. Nearer to Seattle, Mount Si and Rattlesnake Ledge are popular trails that attract thousands of hikers every year. And for those who just want to hike in

sneakers, Discovery Park in the Magnolia neighborhood has several level paths that offer views of the Olympics and Cascades, sand dunes, and forest groves.

Stand-up Paddleboarding Right here in Seattle, visitors can participate in one of the fastest-growing water sports in the country: stand-up paddleboarding. Rent a board, lifejacket, and paddle from multiple businesses—Surf Ballard, Alki Kayak Tours, and Greenlake Boat House Rentals, just to name a few— to get out on the water. Explore Seattle’s coastline while cruising in Elliott Bay, or simply enjoy the view from two urban bodies of water: Lake Union and Green Lake. Many rental companies also offer lessons for beginners and free use of the equipment afterward.

Scuba Diving Certified scuba divers plunge into the waters off West Seattle, downtown’s waterfront, and Hood Canal, which is less than two hours away and one of the most renowned cold-water dive sites in the world. Expect to see quite the aquatic array, everything from ship wreckage and wolf eels to rockfish and giant Pacific octopi. Gear is available to rent from Seattle Scuba Schools, Hoodsport ’N Dive, and various other outfitters.

Kayaking Push off from the 172-island San Juans to kayak the Salish Sea. Multiple companies offer guided tours in single or double (and, in some cases, triple) crafts, including Anacortes Kayak Tours, San Juan Outfitters, Orcas Outdoors, and Outdoor Odysseys. From the water’s surface, kayakers can glimpse the forested island coastlines, bald eagles, and—on a lucky day—even a resident orca.

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Stand-up paddleboarding in South Lake Union

HAlki Kayak Tours 1660 Harbor Ave SW; kayakalki.com • Anacortes Kayak Tours anacorteskayaktours.com • HCrystal Mountain 33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Crystal Mountain; crystalmountainresort.com • Discovery Park 3801 Discovery Park Blvd • Greenlake Boat House Rentals 7351 E Green Lake Dr N; greenlakeboatrentals.net • Hoodsport ’N Dive 24080 N Hwy 101; hoodsportndive.com • HMount Rainier visitrainier.com • Orcas Outdoors orcasoutdoors.com • Outdoor Odysseys outdoor odysseys.com • HSan Juan Outfitters sanjuanislandoutfitters.com • Seattle Scuba Schools 2000 Westlake Ave N; seattlescuba.com • Stevens Pass Summit Stevens Pass, Hwy 2, Skykomish; stevenspass.com • The Summit at Snoqualmie 2181 Hwy 906; summitatsnoqualmie.com • Surf Ballard 6300 Seaview Ave NW; surfballard.com • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma

From baseball and football (soccer) to ice hockey and American football, here’s how to root, root, root for the home team.

Baseball

Ice Hockey

Between March and September, the Seattle Mariners play at Safeco Field, where affordable bleacher seats start as low as $8. Watch as Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma takes the mound, or cheer on fan-favorite Felix Hernandez from the King’s Court (section 150). Between innings, baseball fans can enjoy classic American ballpark food, including garlic fries and beer, or dig into gourmet eats like crunchy chicharones, sushi, and crepes.

In the Seattle area, two Western Hockey League teams face off from September to March. Visitors can join the loud crowds

to cheer on Seattle’s Thunderbirds from behind the glass or ring a cowbell to celebrate every goal and good play by Everett’s Silvertips. Fun games between periods include a dancing contest that gets the whole crowd to participate and a puck toss.

American Football

Football (Soccer) Dressed in “Rave Green” jerseys and waving scarves, Seattle Sounders supporters sing, chant, and cheer as their team and stars like Clint Dempsey, Brad Evans, and Obafemi Martins run onto the field. Plan a trip between March and October to join the loads of football fans around the pitch on match day.

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A Guinness World Record for loudest crowd roar in a sports stadium was set by Seattle Seahawks fans during a 2013 game at CenturyLink Field. Add to the noise during any of the Seahawks’ home games between September and January.

Everett Silvertips (Ice Hockey) 2000 Hewitt Ave, Ste 200, Everett; everettsilvertips.com • HSeattle Mariners (Baseball) 1250 First Ave S; mariners.mlb.com • HSeattle Seahawks (American Football) 800 Occidental Ave S; seahawks.com • HSeattle Sounders (Football) 800 Occidental Ave S; soundersfc.com • Seattle Thunderbirds (Ice Hockey) 625 W James St, Kent; seattlethunderbirds.com • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, see page 69

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2014 March

Moisture Festival moisturefestival.com

Seattle Maritime Festival seattlepropellerclub.org

14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival 1448fest.com

Best of the Northwest nwartalliance.com

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival tulipfestival.org

Syttende Mai – Ballard 17thofmay.org

May

University District Street Fair udistrictstreetfair.org

Festál – A Glimpse of China – Chinese Culture and Arts Festival Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal

June

Festál – Tet Festival: Vietnamese Lunar New Year Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal Seattle Boat Show CenturyLink Field and South Lake Union, seattleboatshow.com Seattle Chamber Music Winter Festival Benaroya Hall, seattlechambermusic.org

February Northwest Flower and Garden Show Washington State Convention Center, gardenshow.com Seattle Improvised Music Festival seattleimprovisedmusic.us Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival Hyatt Regency Bellevue, acousticsound.org

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Emerald City Comicon Washington State Convention Center, emeraldcitycomicon.com Festál – Irish Festival Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal Moisture Festival moisturefestival.com Seattle Jewish Film Festival seattlejewishfilmfestival.org Taste Washington CenturyLink Field Event Center, tastewashington.org

April Festál – Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal Langston Hughes African American Film Festival Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, langstoninstitute.org

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Festál – Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal Festál – Spirit of West Africa Festival Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle Center, nwfolklife.org Opening Day of Boating Season seattleyachtclub.org Sasquatch Music Festival (The Gorge) sasquatchfestival.com Seattle International Film Festival siff.net

14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival 1448fest.com Festál – Festival Sundiata: African-American Celebration Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal Festál – Iranian Celebration Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal Festál – Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal Fremont Fair fremontfair.org Northwest New Works Festival On the Boards, ontheboards.org Olympic Music Festival olympicmusicfestival.org

Pride Festival Seattle Center, seattlepridefest. org and seattlepride.org Seattle International Dance Festival seattleidf.org Seattle International Film Festival siff.net Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & Half Marathon runrocknroll.competitor.com/ seattle

July Ballard SeafoodFest seafoodfest.org Bellevue ArtsFair Bellevue Square and Bellevue Arts Museum, bellevuearts.org/fair Bite of Seattle Seattle Center, biteofseattle.com Bon Odori Seattle Buddhist Temple, seattlebetsuin.org Capitol Hill Block Party capitolhillblockparty.com

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January

Taste Washington at CenturyLink Field Event Center Chinatown-International District Summer Festival cidbia.org Festál – Bastille Day Celebration Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal Festál – Naturalization Ceremony Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal Festival of American Fiddle Tunes – Centrum Fort Worden State Park, centrum.org Jazz Port Townsend – Centrum centrum.org Kirkland Uncorked Marina Park, kirklanduncorked.com

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Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival The Center for Wooden Boats, cwb.org Olympic Music Festival olympicmusicfestival.org SEAFAIR 4th of July Festival seafair.com SEAFAIR Milk Carton Derby seafair.com

SEAFAIR Torchlight Parade seafair.com

Olympic Music Festival olympicmusicfestival.org

SEAFAIR Torchlight Run seafair.com

PAX Prime Washington State Convention Center, prime.paxsite.com

Seattle Chamber Music Festival Benaroya Hall, seattlechambermusic.org Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival Volunteer Park, greenstage.org/sotf Sequim Lavender Weekend visitsunnysequim.com West Seattle Summer Fest wsjunction.org/summerfest

SEAFAIR Airshow & Hydroplane Races seafair.com SEAFAIR Navy Fleet Arrival seafair.com Seattle Festival of Alternative Dance & Improvisation Velocity Dance Center, velocitydancecenter.org

August

Umoja Family Festival Judkins Park, umojafamilyfest.com

Bumbershoot Seattle Center, bumbershoot.org

September

Chief Seattle Days suquamish.org/ chiefseattledays.aspx

Decibel Festival dbfestival.com

Festál – Tibet Fest Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal Hempfest hempfest.org Nordic Heritage Museum Viking Days nordicmuseum.org

Festál – Italian Festival Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal Festál – Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal

Festál – Seattle Fiestas Patrias Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal Fremont Oktoberfest fremontoktoberfest.com Olympic Music Festival olympicmusicfestival.org

November 20something – The New Vintage thenewvintage.org Best of the Northwest nwartalliance.com

Washington State (Puyallup) Fair Puyallup Fairgrounds, thefair.com

Festál – Hmong New Year Celebration Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal

October

Seattle Marathon seattlemarathon.org

ArtsCrush artscrush.org

December

Earshot Jazz Festival earshot.org

Argosy Christmas Ships Festival argosycruises.com

Festál – CroatiaFest Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal

Garden d’Lights Bellevue Botanical Garden, gardendlights.org

Festál – Dia de Muertos Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal

Holidays in Seattle holidaysinseattle.com

Festál – TurkFest Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival threedollarbillcinema.org

Urban Craft Uprising urbancraftuprising.com Winterfest at Seattle Center Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/winterfest

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Ballard 9 Cranes Inn 5717 Palatine Ave N Seattle, WA 98103 206-855-5222 9cranesinn.com Close-in, quiet city neighborhood. Walk to restaurants, shopping, and bus for quick ride downtown. Modern amenities, free parking, full breakfast. Ballard Inn Seattle 5300 Ballard Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107 206-789-5011 ballardinnseattle.com Completely renovated boutique hotel, located in the heart of Ballard. 16 intimate rooms, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, gym access, parking. Hotel Ballard 5216 Ballard Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107 206-789-5012 hotelballardseattle.com Hotel Ballard’s 29 luxurious and elegantly appointed rooms offer all the comforts of home plus all the amenities guests love. Complimentary Wi-Fi, parking, roof top pavilion with outdoor fireplaces and magnificent views.

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Hotel Max 620 Stewart St Seattle, WA 98101 206-728-6299 hotelmaxseattle.com Ideal for both business or pleasure, a quintessential, comfortable, utterly hip hotel experience awaits you at Hotel Max. Located near shopping, dining and attractions.

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Alexis Hotel 1007 First Ave at Madison Seattle, WA 98104 206-624-4844; alexishotel.com Known for its personal service, classic design and luxury amenities. Perfect haven for corporate and leisure groups. Alfred’s Vacation Rentals 866-232-3864; stayalfred.com Amazing locations! Amazing prices! We host large groups! Call us today!

Belltown Inn 2301 Third Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-529-3700; belltown-inn.com 174 rooms. New guestrooms, free local calls, nightly, weekly and month-to-month rates. 100% non-smoking.

Best Western Loyal Inn 2301 Eighth Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-682-0200 bestwestern.com/loyalinn In the heart of downtown Seattle, newly remodeled, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, high-speed wireless Internet, fitness and business center.

Inn at El Gaucho 2505 First Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-728-1133 elgaucho.com/inn-el-gauchoabout.html In-room dining by the renowned El Gaucho Steakhouse. Packages are tailored to your specific needs.

Hotel FIVE 2200 Fifth Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-441-9785 hotelfiveseattle.com Located in the heart of downtown, walking distance to the Space Needle and major attractions.

Silver Cloud Hotel - Broadway 1100 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122 206-325-1400 silvercloud.com/seattle broadway Unique hotel located across from Seattle University on Capitol Hill and walking distance to downtown Seattle.

Arctic Club Seattle a DoubleTree by Hilton 700 Third Ave at Cherry Seattle, WA 98104 206-340-0340 thearcticclubseattle.com Renown Northern Lights Dome Ballroom, private dining, eight rooftop terrace guest rooms for unique, small events. Authentic Seattle historic landmark.

Hotel Andra 2000 Fourth Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-448-8600; hotelandra.com Ideally located in the epicenter of the city on the seam of Seattle's Belltown neighborhood and the thriving retail core.

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Bacon Mansion Bed & Breakfast 959 Broadway E Seattle, WA 98102 206-329-1864 baconmansion.com Capitol Hill mansion near Volunteer Park, two blocks to Broadway businesses, short transit ride to the Convention Center. Most rooms have a private bath.

Ace Hotel Seattle 2423 First Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-448-4721 acehotel.com A refreshing approach to downtown lodging offering unique, clean design throughout a historic building. Near Pike Place Market, shopping, the waterfront. Free HSIA.

City Hostel Seattle 2327 Second Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-706-3255 cityhostelseattle.com Have a unique experience with heart! Views of the Space Needle and a short walk to the Pike Place Market. Best price in town!

and bar, full-service spa and fitness center, with meeting and banquet space, including an outdoor deck ideal for weddings and other social functions.

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Best Western Plus Executive Inn 200 Taylor Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-448-9444 bestwestern.com/executive innseattle Full-service convention, business hotel hosting Brella's Restaurant & Lounge in the shadow of the Space Needle and Seattle Center. Crowne Plaza Hotel - Seattle 1113 Sixth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-464-1980 cphotelseattle.com Recently renovated 415-room high-rise featuring spacious rooms, excellent views and a convenient location in the heart of downtown. TDD The Edgewater 2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67 Seattle, WA 98121

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206-728-7000 edgewaterhotel.com Resting atop Pier 67 overlooking Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains, The Edgewater is Seattle's only waterfront hotel, and in the heart of all the city offers. TDD Executive Hotel Pacific 400 Spring St Seattle, WA 98104 206-623-3900 executivehotels.net Classic boutique hotel. Hosted wine tasting every evening. Complimentary high-speed Internet access. Meeting space available. Walking distance to Convention Center, Pike Place Market. TDD Fairmont Olympic Hotel 411 University St Seattle, WA 98101 206-621-1700 fairmont.com/seattle Complimentary high-speed Internet access in all rooms, mini-bar, 26,777 sq. ft. of meeting space, 24-hour room service, two restaurants. Four Seasons Hotel Seattle 99 Union St Seattle, WA 98101 206-749-7000 fourseasons.com/seattle Seattle’s premier luxury hotel, signature restaurant/lounge with spectacular views of Puget Sound, spa, fitness center and infinity pool. Grand Hyatt Seattle 721 Pine St Seattle, WA 98101 206-774-1234 grandseattle.hyatt.com 113 suites and views of Elliott Bay and Lake Union. Heart of downtown shopping and theatre. TDD

Green Tortoise by the Market 105 B Pike St Seattle, WA 98101 206-340-1222; greentortoise.net 23 dorm rooms, 3 private rooms. Best location in the heart of downtown Seattle across from the Pike Place Market. Free breakfast. Free Internet. 24-hr check-in. Large common area and communal kitchen. Hilton Seattle 1301 Sixth Ave at University Seattle, WA 98101 206-624-0500 seattlehilton.com Centrally located high-rise hotel, 237 guest rooms with spectacular views. Fine dining; spacious, impressive private meeting/banquet rooms. TDD Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle - Downtown 206 Western Ave W Seattle, WA 98119 206-281-9393 seattledowntown.homewood suites.com Puget Sound views. Spacious two-room suites with all the comforts of home! Complimentary evening reception Mon-Thu and hot breakfast daily. TDD Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle-Convention CenterPike Street 1011 Pike St Seattle, WA 98101 206-682-8282 homewoodsuitesseattle.com Spacious two-room suites, full kitchens, complimentary hot breakfast, evening reception weeknights, Internet, shuttle service. Hotel 1000 1000 First Ave Seattle, WA 98104 206-957-1000 hotel1000seattle.com 120 luxury rooms, a restaurant

Hotel Monaco Seattle 1101 Fourth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-621-1770 monaco-seattle.com Experience a playful escape at the Hotel Monaco, offering guests a unique mix of sophistication, savvy and urbane style. Hotel Vintage Park 1100 Fifth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-624-8000 hotelvintagepark.com Our theme celebrates the Washington wine industry. Winemakers from around the state host wine hour each evening. Complimentary HSIA, luxurious amenities, superior service. TDD Hyatt at Olive 8 1635 Eighth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-695-1234; olive8.hyatt.com Boutique-style luxury hotel two blocks from the convention center and upscale shopping. 12,000 sq. ft. of function space. Inn at the Market 86 Pine St Seattle, WA 98101 206-443-3600 innatthemarket.com A small luxury hotel, comfortable style, cosmopolitan service located in Pike Place Market. TDD The Inn at Virginia Mason 1006 Spring St Seattle, WA 98104 206-583-6453 innatvirginiamason.com European-style hotel, completely non-smoking. Rhododendron Restaurant on-site. La Quinta Inn and Suites 2224 Eighth Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-624-6820; lq.com Spa, free local calls, free fax, cable TV with HBO. TDD Marriott SpringHill Suites Downtown Seattle 1800 Yale Ave Seattle, WA 98101

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206-254-0500 marriott.com/seadt All-suite hotel, all rooms with sitting area including sofa sleeper. Microwave, free high-speed Internet access in all rooms. TDD Mayflower Park Hotel 405 Olive Way Seattle, WA 98101 206-623-8700 mayflowerpark.com Historic Mayflower Park Hotel is located in the absolute heart of downtown Seattle at Westlake Center, next to Macy's and the flagship Nordstrom. Moore Hotel 1926 Second Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-448-4851; moorehotel.com Historic hotel, spacious rooms, walk to Pike Place Market, shopping and waterfront. Full cocktail lounge. Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle 2125 Terry Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-264-8111 panpacific.com/seattle Luxury hotel with 153 deluxe rooms and 23 suites is an integral part of the 2200 Westlake Plaza and adjacent to Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar. The Paramount Hotel, Seattle 724 Pine St Seattle, WA 98101 877-906-8897 paramounthotelseattle.com An elegant boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Seattle. One block to the Convention Center, Paramount Theatre, Pacific Place. Pets ok. TDD Pensione Nichols 1923 First Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-441-7125 pensionenichols.com Seattle's only downtown B&B located in the Pike Place Market. European styled with spectacular water and mountain views. Family run since 1989. Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue Seattle 1415 Fifth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-971-8000 seattleredlionfifthavenue.com Great views, great location and great rates in the heart of downtown. TDD Renaissance Seattle Hotel 515 Madison St Seattle, WA 98104 206-583-0300 renaissanceseattle.com Luxury hotel, spectacular views. Complimentary coffee and newspaper. Club floor. The Roosevelt, a Coast Hotel 1531 Seventh Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-621-1200 roosevelthotel.com Centrally located, lively city setting, shopping, dining, convention center, entertainment, tourist attractions, traditional simple elegance. Sea To Sky - Seattle’s Vacation Rentals 118 N 36th St, Ste A Seattle, WA 98103 206-632-4210 seattlesvacationrentals.com Vacation/short-term rental of

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homes, condos, and apartments in and around Seattle. 3-night minimum. Seattle Marriott Waterfront 2100 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98121 206-443-5000 seattlemarriottwaterfront.com Deluxe full-service hotel on the Seattle waterfront. Steps away from Pike Place Market. Most guestrooms have water views. TDD Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals 644 Strander Blvd, Ste 206 Seattle, WA 98188 206-456-5251 seattleoasisvacations.com We are a boutique vacation rental company providing beautiful, quality vacation homes for businesses, tourists, and corporate needs since 2007. Sheraton Seattle Hotel 1400 Sixth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-621-9000 sheraton.com/seattle Located in the heart of downtown Seattle. Close to all major attractions and shopping. TDD Sorrento Hotel 900 Madison St Seattle, WA 98104 206-622-6400 hotelsorrento.com Seattle’s longest-running luxury hotel located a few blocks from the convention center. TDD W Seattle 1112 Fourth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-264-6000; wseattle.com Superior service, modern design. 32" plasma TVs, hi-speed Internet, exclusive Bliss spa products. Acclaimed TRACE Restaurant & W Bar. Starwood Preferred Guest program. TDD Warwick Seattle Hotel 401 Lenora St Seattle, WA 98121 206-443-4300; warwickwa.com Stylish and sophisticated hotel offering rooms with a view of the Space Needle. Walk to attractions, shopping and theatre district. Margaux restaurant/lounge, indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna. TDD The Westin Seattle 1900 Fifth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-728-1000 westinseattle.com "Heavenly Beds" in every room, two restaurants and over 38,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space.

206-622-5443 americanhotelseattle.com 90 rooms. Hostelling International downtown. One block to Union Station airport/train/bus hub. Short walk to Pike Place Market and waterfront. Panama Hotel 605 1/2 S Main St Seattle, WA 98104 206-223-9242 panamahotelseattle.com Historic hotel three-story walkup hotel in International District. Walk to Safeco Field, ferries, waterfront, Pioneer Square, galleries, clubs.

Lake Union

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Seattle Lake Union 925 Westlake Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-213-0100 marriott.com/hotels/travel/ seacd-courtyard-seattledowntown-lake-union Complimentary high-speed Internet access, in-room coffee, hairdryers, iron and board. Marriott Rewards. TDD Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Downtown Lake Union 800 Fairview Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-624-6000 marriott.com/sealu All-suite hotel, fully equipped kitchens, daily hot buffet-style breakfast, lakeside rooms available. Great location on Lake Union! TDD Silver Cloud Inn – Seattle Lake Union 1150 Fairview Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-447-9500; silvercloud.com A beautiful boutique hotel in Seattle. We provide all our guests with a friendly "home away from home."

Pioneer Square

Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Hotel 77 Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98104 206-340-1234 pioneersquare.com Elegantly restored, turn-of-thecentury hotel in historic district near stadiums and CenturyLink Field, ferries and waterfront. HSIA.

Georgetown/SoDo

Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square 612 Second Ave Seattle, WA 98104 206-625-1111 courtyardpioneersquare.com Refreshing adaptive reuse of the historic Alaska Building with 262 rooms and 4,600 sq. ft. of meeting space. Walk to CenturyLink and Safeco Fields.

Intl. District

Silver Cloud Hotel - Seattle Stadium 1046 First Ave S Seattle, WA 98134 206-204-9800 silvercloud.com/seattlestadium 211 rooms. Located across from Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field and walking distance to Pioneer Square, featuring fine restaurants, shopping and galleries.

Georgetown Inn 6100 Corson Ave S Seattle, WA 98108 206-762-2233 georgetowninnseattle.com I-5 exit 162. 42 one-bedroom standard units some with efficiencies and/or whirlpools. 2 one-bedroom suites with kitchens.

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Four Points by Sheraton Seattle 601 Roy St Seattle, WA 98109 206-282-2600 fourpointsdowntownseattle.com Free HSIA, business center, fitness room. 529-sq.-ft. meeting room with full F&B onsite. Located near Seattle Center Monorail. TDD Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Seattle Center 700 Fifth Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-282-7700 hamptoninn-seattle.com 199 elegantly appointed rooms including 72 extended-stay suites with kitchen and fireplace. Walk to Seattle Center. TDD Holiday Inn Express Inn & Suites - Seattle City Center 226 Aurora Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-441-7222 ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/ hotels/us/en/seattle/seawa/ hoteldetail Complimentary continental breakfast buffet, local calls, newspaper, and free HSIA. Near Space Needle. Holiday Inn Seattle 211 Dexter Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-728-8123 holidayinn.com/seattlewa 196 rooms. Downtown hotel with 2,100 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, restaurant and lounge. Complimentary wireless/wired. Business center. Hyatt Place Seattle/Downtown 110 Sixth Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-441-6041 hyattplaceseattledowntown.com 160 rooms. Free shuttle within one-mile radius. Complimentary HSIA. Indoor pool. Fitness center. No pets. 12pm check-out. MarQueen Hotel 600 Queen Anne Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-282-7407; marqueen.com 59 rooms. Boutique hotel with complimentary Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, full kitchens, spa services, valet parking, and room service. 100% non-smoking. The Maxwell Hotel 300 Roy St Seattle, WA 98109 206-286-0629 themaxwellhotel.com 139 rooms. Stylish design and décor, with amenities that delight the senses. 1,600 sq. ft. of meeting space. Free guest parking. Mediterranean Inn 425 Queen Anne Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-428-4700 mediterranean-inn.com 100% non-smoking hotel, Space Needle/Seattle Center location. Kitchenettes in all rooms, garage parking, extended stay available. TDD Quality Inn & Suites Hotel Seattle Center 618 John St Seattle, WA 98109 206-728-7666

qualityinnseattle.com Year-round indoor pool and Jacuzzi, walk to Space Needle, Seattle Center. TDD Seattle Pacific Hotel 325 Aurora Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-441-0400 seattlepacifichotel.com 58 rooms, and parking available. Daily and weekly rates. Travelodge Seattle Center 200 Sixth Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-441-7878 travelodgeseattlecenter.com Located in the shadow of the Space Needle. Best value added motel in Seattle.

Univ. District

The College Inn Guest House 4000 University Way NE Seattle, WA 98105 206-633-4441 collegeinnseattle.com 27 rooms. Private, clean, comfortable rooms for budgetminded travelers. Continental breakfast included. Separate men’s and women’s bathrooms/ showers on each floor. Restaurant and pub on-site. Hotel Deca 4507 Brooklyn Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105 206-634-2000; hoteldeca.com Stylish boutique hotel, panoramic views, 2.6 miles to downtown center, 2 blocks to University of Washington. TDD Silver Cloud Inn - University District 5036 25th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105 206-526-5200 silvercloud.com Adjacent to the University of Washington and regional shopping. Hotels located throughout the Pacific Northwest. TDD Travelodge Seattle University 4725 25th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105 206-525-4612 travelodgeseattleuniversity.com Walk to University of Washington, University Village Shopping Center. Free coffee, parking, local calls, newspapers. University Inn 4140 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA 98105 206-632-5055 universityinnseattle.com Professional and knowledgeable staff eager to help you plan your event. Complimentary parking, HSIA, on-demand movies, lobby email station. University Motel Suites 4731 12th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105 206-522-4724 universitymotelsuites.com Our suites are spacious and comfortable, and our rates are extremely competitive. All rooms have full kitchens and separate dining areas. Watertown Hotel 4242 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA 98105 206-826-4242 watertownseattle.com Upscale urban hotel located near

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Surrounding Areas

Bellevue/Eastside Coast Bellevue Hotel 625 116th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004 425-455-9444; coasthotels.com Located in the heart of Bellevue. Come and experience gracious hospitality with excellent Pacific Northwest cuisine. TDD Country Inn & Suites Bothell 19333 N Creek Pkwy Bothell, WA 98011 425-485-5557 countryinns.com/bothell-hotelwa-98011/wabothel Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Bothell, WA is a full-service hotel offering 166 guest rooms and suites and flexible banquet space to accommodate up to 180 people. Hotel is convenient to Woodinville wine country and downtown Seattle attractions. Embassy Suites Seattle Bellevue 3225 158th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98008 425-644-2500 seattlebellevue.embassy suites.com All-suite hotel with complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, nightly manager reception, banquet/meeting facilities. The Heathman Hotel 220 Kirkland Ave Kirkland, WA 98033 425-284-5801 heathmankirkland.com Premier location in the heart of downtown Kirkland, full-service boutique hotel. Minutes to Microsoft, Bellevue. TDD Hilton Bellevue 300 112th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98004 425-455-1300 bellevuehilton.com Convention hotel located in the heart of downtown Bellevue. TDD Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Bothell 22600 Bothell Everett Hwy Bothell, WA 98021 425-486-0400 seattlebothell.hgi.com Meeting space accommodates up to 175, on-site restaurant, lounge, pool, spa, fitness center, complimentary Internet, free parking. 3-diamond. 3-star. Hotel Bellevue 11200 SE Sixth St Bellevue, WA 98004 425-454-4424 thehotelbellevue.com All hotel guests enjoy the benefits of membership at the

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adjoining private athletic club and spa. TDD Hyatt House Bellevue 3244 139th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98005 425-747-2705 hotelsierrabellevue.hyatt.com Complimentary wired and wireless Internet, made-to-order omelets available at breakfast daily. TDD Hyatt House Redmond 15785 Bear Creek Pkwy NE Redmond, WA 98052 425-497-2000 redmond.house.hyatt.com/en/ hotel/home.html A preferred spot among Redmond hotels, Hyatt House Redmond mixes business and pleasure being only minutes away from dining and entertainment. TDD Hyatt Regency Bellevue 900 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004 425-698-4255 bellevue.hyatt.com 24-story luxury hotel on Seattle's Eastside. Full-service accommodations and restaurant. Larkspur Landing Bellevue Hotel 15805 SE 37th St Bellevue, WA 98006 425-373-1212 larkspurlanding.com/bellevue 126 rooms. Upscale, boutiquestyle, all-suite hotel located minutes from downtown Seattle. We offer extended-stay rates. Motel 6 - Issaquah 1885 15th Pl NW Issaquah, WA 98027 425-392-8405 motel6.com/reservations/motel_ map.aspx?num=0295 HBO/ESPN, laundry, pets free. Kids under 17 free. Heated outdoor pool. All rooms recently renovated. Wi-Fi. Major credit cards. Red Lion Hotel Bellevue 11211 Main St Bellevue, WA 98004 425-455-5240; redlion.com Beautiful downtown Bellevue property offering competitive group rates, complimentary parking, complimentary highspeed wireless access, continental breakfast and excellent amenities. TDD Redmond Inn 17601 Redmond Way Redmond, WA 98052 425-883-4900; redmondinn.com Near Microsoft, weekend rates, shopping, dining, outdoor activities. Free parking, wireless highspeed Internet access. Redmond Marriott Town Center 7401 164th Ave NE Redmond, WA 98052 425-498-4000 marriott.com/seamc First full-service hotel in Redmond with 262 guest rooms, 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Located just 14 miles from Seattle. Salish Lodge and Spa 6501 Railroad Ave SE Snoqualmie, WA 98065 425-888-2556; salishlodge.com Nestled on the crest of 268-ft Snoqualmie Falls. Named "One

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of the Top 100 Hotels in North America" by Travel & Leisure. Sheraton Bellevue Hotel 100 112th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004 425-455-3330 sheraton.com/bellevue Full-service hotel with two restaurants, lounge. Sheraton Link, fitness room, club floor. Courtesy shuttle within five miles. Dogs allowed. Free parking. SpringHill Suites by Marriott - Bothell 3850 Monte Villa Pkwy Bothell, WA 98011 425-398-9700; shsbothell.com Free hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, indoor pool and whirlpool, studio suites with kitchenettes, shuttle to Woodinville wineries. Trailer Inns of Bellevue RV Park 15531 SE 37th St Bellevue, WA 98006 425-747-9181; trailerinnsrv.com Open year-round. Big rigs welcome. Large pullthrus, indoor pool-spa, free cable and wireless. Pets welcome. The place to stay to discover the Seattle area and the Pacific Northwest. The Westin Bellevue 600 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004 425-638-1000 westin.com/bellevuewa Bellevue's newest luxury hotel. Willows Lodge 14580 NE 145th St Woodinville, WA 98072 425-424-3900 willowslodge.com Luxurious Northwest-style lodge located in Woodinville wine country, home to The Herbfarm and the Barking Frog Restaurant. Full-service spa. Pets ok. Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa on Lake Washington 1200 Carillon Pt Kirkland, WA 98033 425-822-3700 thewoodmark.com Enjoy the luxury of this quiet lakeside retreat at the only hotel on Lake Washington.

SeaTac/Tukwila

Best Western Airport Executel 20717 International Blvd Seattle, WA 98198 206-878-3300; apexecutel.com Complimentary welcome gift or reception for groups of 15 or more. Call sales and catering manager. Cedarbrook Lodge 18525 36th Ave S Seattle, WA 98188 206-901-9268 cedarbrooklodge.com 18,000 sq. ft. of meeting space minutes from Sea-Tac International Airport. Clarion Hotel Sea-Tac Airport 3000 S 176th St Seattle, WA 98188 206-242-0200 clarionseattle.com Nicely appointed accommodations and friendly "At Home" atmosphere. Business center. Complimentary high-speed Internet.

Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Sea-Tac Area 16038 W Valley Hwy Tukwila, WA 98188 425-255-0300 marriott.com/seawv Offer park-and-fly rates, motorcoach parking, pre and post cruise packages, transportation, easy access to downtown and airport. TDD Days Inn Sea-Tac Airport 19015 International Blvd S Seattle, WA 98188 206-244-3600 daysinn.com/hotel/04855 Extended cable with HBO. Free local calls and wireless highspeed Internet. Walking distance to casino. Coin-operated laundry facilities. Jacuzzi and suites. Free newspaper. TDD Days Inn Seattle South Tukwila 13050 48th Ave S Tukwila, WA 98168 206-241-2200 southseattledaysinn.com Newly remodeled rooms, lobby, and exterior. Motorcoach , RV, big truck and trailer parking. Microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker. DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport 18740 International Blvd Seattle, WA 98188 206-246-8600 seattleairport.doubletree.com Full-service business and convention hotel. 850 rooms, 39,000 sq. ft. function space. Located at airport. TDD DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter 16500 Southcenter Pkwy Seattle, WA 98188 206-575-8220 seattle.doubletree.com Contemporary corporate decor, state-of-the-art meeting and banquet facilities, on-site audio/ visual, indoor racquetball. TDD Embassy Suites SeattleTacoma International Airport 15920 W Valley Hwy Seattle, WA 98188 425-227-8844 seattletacoma.embassy suites.com Two-room suites with HSIA, two TVs, refrigerator, microwave. Near Southcenter Mall, Family Fun Center, Museum of Flight, shopping. Hampton Inn Seattle Airport 19445 International Blvd Seattle, WA 98188 206-878-1700 hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/ hotels/washington/hamptoninn-seattle-airport-seasthx/ index.html 130 rooms, 576-sq.-ft. meeting space. Complimentary breakfast buffet, shuttle service and Internet. Close to shopping, light rail station, Sea-Tac Airport, sunny outdoor pool, business center, fitness center. Across the street is Angle Lake Park with its beach, amphitheater and water splash area. Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center 17620 International Blvd Seattle, WA 98188 206-244-4800 seattleairport.hilton.com

396 guest rooms. 39,000 sq. ft. function space. TDD Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Seattle-Airport 19621 International Blvd Seattle, WA 98188 206-824-3200 hiexpress.com/seattleairport Over 90 rooms with two queen beds and "convenience kitchenettes." T1 high-speed Internet access. Holiday Inn Seattle Sea-Tac Int’l Airport 17338 International Blvd Seattle, WA 98188 206-248-1000; hi-seatac.com Meeting space. High-speed Internet access. Special tour group offers. Holiday Inn Seattle-Renton 1 S Grady Way Renton, WA 98055 425-226-7700; hirenton.com Guest room renovation first quarter 2005. Complimentary HSIA, HBO movies, on-demand movies. Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle Airport 6955 Fort Dent Way Tukwila, WA 98188 206-433-8000 seattletukwila.homewood suites.com All-suite hotel with separate bedrooms, full kitchen, living-dining area, high-speed Internet access. Complimentary social hour MonThu 5pm-7pm. TDD Radisson Hotel Gateway Seattle Tacoma Airport 18118 International Blvd Seattle, WA 98188 206-244-6666 radisson.com/seattle-hotelwa-98188/waseatac Directly across from Sea-Tac Airport. Comfortable newly renovated rooms, indoor pool, whirlpool. Banquets to 150. Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport 18220 International Blvd Seattle, WA 98188 206-246-5535; redlion.com Direct TV, high-speed Internet access, room service, free airport shuttle service, restaurant, lounge and entertainment, valet/ laundry service, workout facility, valet parking. Red Roof Inn 16838 International Blvd Seattle, WA 98188 206-248-0901 redroof-seattle-airport.com Clean, modern rooms at a great price. Senior and AAA discounts. Data port phones and children under 18 free. Seattle Airport Marriott 3201 S 176th St Seattle, WA 98188 206-241-2000 seattleairportmarriott.com Enjoy our contemporary lodge design, complete with lush 20,000-sq.-ft. atrium and indoor pool. Super 8 Motel of Sea-Tac 3100 S 192nd St Seattle, WA 98188 206-433-8188 super8.com/hotels/washington/ seattle/super-8-seatac/hoteloverview Spacious guest rooms, 24-hour

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Best Western Edmonds Harbor Inn 130 W Dayton Edmonds, WA 98020 425-771-5021 bwedmondsharborinn.com Located two blocks from the waterfront and Ferry Terminal in the heart of downtown Edmonds and all of its attractions and activities. TDD Best Western Lakeway Inn & Conference Center 714 Lakeway Dr Bellingham, WA 98229 360-671-1011 bellingham-hotel.com 132 rooms. Full service. 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, shuttle to airport and train station, highspeed Internet, 24-hour business center, indoor pool and fitness. TDD Courtyard By Marriott Lynnwood 4220 Alderwood Mall Blvd Lynnwood, WA 98036 425-670-0500 marriott.com/sealn Suites, whirlpool bathtub available, access to bike trail, outside gazebo, amenities for Chinese travelers on request, refrigerator in rooms, balcony rooms available, pet friendly, non-smoking, complimentary parking, banquet space available, microwaves available. Holiday Inn Downtown Everett 3105 Pine St Everett, WA 98201 425-339-2000; hieverett.com Beautiful full-service hotel and conference facility with ballroom, restaurant, lounge. Near Everett Events Center. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marysville 8606 36th Ave NE Marysville, WA 98270 360-530-1234 hiexpress.com/marysvillewa 10 minutes north of Everett, one mile from Tulalip Resort & Casino, one mile from Seattle Premium Outlets, meeting space, pet friendly, free Wi-Fi. Hotel Nexus 2140 N Northgate Way Seattle, WA 98133 206-365-0700 hotelnexusseattle.com AAA 3-diamond hotel. Free coach parking, great shopping, accessible to major interstate. TDD Staybridge Suites Seattle North - Everett 9600 Harbour Pl Mukilteo, WA 98275 425-493-9500 staymukilteo.com All-suite hotel. Free night for guide and driver with 10 paid rooms! Free bus parking. 5 minutes from Future of Flight/ Boeing Tour. Free hot breakfast buffet. Meeting space for welcome reception.

Tulalip Resort Casino 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd Tulalip, WA 98271 360-716-6000 tulalipresort.com Luxury destination resort. Fullservice spa, gaming, dining, shopping and complimentary parking.

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Best Western Plus Evergreen Inn & Suites 32124 25th Ave S Federal Way, WA 98003 253-529-4000 bestwestern.com Full-service hotel with over 3,000 sq. ft. of meeting space featuring excellent and professional customer service. Best Western Premier Plaza Hotel and Conference Center 620 S Hill Park Dr Puyallup, WA 98373 253-848-1500 bestwesternparkplaza.com Elegantly appointed guestrooms include free deluxe continental breakfast, high-speed wireless and fitness center. Clarion Hotel Renton 3700 E Valley Rd Renton, WA 98055 425-251-9591 clarionhotelrenton.com Newly renovated kings and double queens suite. Complimentary hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, fitness room, meeting rooms, 100% non-smoking, more amenities. TDD Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Downtown 1515 Commerce St Tacoma, WA 98402 253-591-9100 marriott.com/seatd Upscale hotel with luxurious rooms. Walk to museums, shops, restaurants or ride free light rail. The Cowlitz River Lodge & Conference Center 13069 US Hwy 12 Packwood, WA 98361 360-494-4444 Great room with gas fireplace. Large rooms with cable TV, phones, data ports, private baths. Conference room, outdoor hot tub. DSL/wireless in lobby. Guest laundry. Crystal Mountain Hotels 33818 Crystal Mountain Blvd Crystal Mountain, WA 98022 360-663-2262 crystalhotels.com 70 rooms. Slopeside lodging and dining at Crystal Mountain and Mt. Rainier. Superb restaurant and bar. Groups welcome. Days Inn Kent 22420 84th Ave S Kent, WA 98032 253-395-5444 daysinn.com/hotel/20593 Newly renovated rooms close to freeways, shopping and dining. Free RV, bus and truck parking. Meeting space for up to 30. Jacuzzi/spa. Great Wolf Lodge 20500 Old Hwy 99 SW Centralia, WA 98531 360-273-7718; greatwolf.com A full-service family destination resort and conference center designed to capture the adventure of the Northwoods.

Indoor entertainment area featuring Washington's largest indoor water park. Hampton Inn & Suites Federal Way 31720 Gateway Center Blvd S Federal Way, WA 98003 253-946-7000 seattlefederalwaysuites. hampton.com Right between Seattle and Tacoma lies Federal Way, a gorgeous city located in the heart of the Northwest. TDD Hawthorn Suites - Seattle Kent 6329 S 212th St Kent, WA 98032 253-395-3800 hawthorn.com/kent Complimentary full breakfast, reception Mon-Thu, high-speed Internet and parking. Meeting space available for 130. TDD Hotel Murano 1320 Broadway Pz Tacoma, WA 98402 253-572-3200 hotelmuranotacoma.com Stunning art glass decor featuring 40 international artists, overlooking Commencement Bay and majestic Mount Rainier. TDD Larkspur Landing - Renton 1701 E Valley Rd Renton, WA 98057 425-235-1212 larkspurlanding.com/renton Fully equipped kitchens. Signature FeatherBorne beds, wireless Internet throughout the hotel, complimentary laundry facilities, valet laundry, pet friendly. National Park Inn - Mount Rainier National Park 55106 Kernahan Rd E Ashford, WA 98304 360-569-2275 mtrainierguestservices.com This historic inn provides a relaxing retreat in Mount Rainier National Park with spectacular views of Mount Rainier from comfortable chairs on the front porch. The Nisqually Lodge & Conference Center 31609 SR 706 Ashford, WA 98304 360-569-8804 escapetothemountains.com Great room with fireplace. Private baths, air conditioning, phones, satellite TV, outdoor hot tub. Conference room. Paradise Inn - Mount Rainier National Park 55106 Kernahan Rd E Ashford, WA 98304 360-569-2275 mtrainierguestservices.com Built in 1917, this historic inn in Mount Rainier National Park is surrounded by mountain meadows lush with wildflowers. Red Lion Inn & Suites - Kent 25100 74th Ave S Kent, WA 98032 253-520-6670 redlionhotelkent.com Newly renovated lounge. Complimentary breakfast and parking, high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access, and local phone calls. Fitness and business center, indoor pool/spa and dry sauna, cocktail services Mon-Sat 5:30pm-7:45pm.

Seattle Tacoma KOA 5801 S 212th St Kent, WA 98032 253-872-8652; seattlekoa.com Seattle's new luxury RV destination. Landscaped sites, concrete pads, asphalt driveways, clean designer bathrooms. Three Tree Point Bed and Breakfast 17026 33rd Ave SW Seattle, WA 98166 206-669-7646 3treepointbnb.com One cottage, one suite. Newly remodeled with spectacular water and mountain views. Fireplace, computer with Internet, private patio, hot tub, beach walks, minutes from airport and Seattle.

Eastern WA

The Davenport Hotel & Tower 10 S Post St Spokane, WA 99201 509-455-8888 thedavenporthotel.com Downtown Spokane’s historic landmark featuring 611 guest rooms and 33,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. The Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center 6 W Rose St Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-525-2200 marcuswhitmanhotel.com Proud to offer the highest level of service and comfort. Exceptional guest experiences for every guest. Northern Quest Resort and Casino 100 N Hayford Rd Airway Heights, WA 99001 509-481-6000 northernquest.com 250 rooms, 22 suites. Luxury hotel. World-class casino. 14 restaurants, room service, nightclub, entertainment. Spa. Free Wi-Fi. Business center. Shopping. Free parking, valet and airport shuttle. Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort 7375 Icicle Rd Leavenworth, WA 98826 509-548-6344 sleepinglady.com Breathtaking beauty of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, superb cuisine and accommodations in harmony with nature - the ideal backdrop for events, adventures and escapes. Suncadia Resort 3600 Suncadia Trail Cle Elum, WA 98922 509-649-6400; suncadia.com Luxury mountain resort featuring deluxe rooms, golf clubhouse, indoor/outdoor dining, meeting rooms, special event area and area activities.

Western WA

Alderbrook Resort and Spa 10 E Alderbrook Dr Union, WA 98592 360-898-2200 alderbrookresort.com Boutique resort lodge with a variety of activities, indoor pool and spa. Bainbridge Island Lodging Association 206-842-0382 bainbridgelodging.com

Take a scenic 35-minute ferry ride across Puget Sound to our 40 relaxing inns, B&Bs and cottages. Enjoy our peaceful countryside, bays, beaches and forests. Boreas Bed & Breakfast Inn 607 N Ocean Beach Blvd, PO Box 1344 Long Beach, WA 98631 360-642-8069; boreasinn.com An enchanting oceanfront boutique B&B nestled in the dunes of Long Beach, Washington. Class without pretense! The Chrysalis Inn & Spa 804 10th St Bellingham, WA 98225 360-756-1005 thechrysalisinn.com A beautiful waterfront hotel, featuring luxurious rooms, a full-treatment day spa, meeting facilities and an onsite restaurant and wine bar. Discovery Inn at Friday Harbor 1016 Guard St Friday Harbor, WA 98250 360-378-2000 discovery-inn.com Discovery Inn & Gardens in Friday Harbor offers affordable comfort and friendly service. Seasonal spa and multi-night discounts. Earthbox Inn & Spa 410 Spring St Friday Harbor, WA 98250 360-378-4000 earthboxmotel.com 72 rooms - A delightful blend of cool resort motel and classic vintage motor inn with an indoor pool, full-service spa, stylishly renovated rooms, free Wi-Fi and complimentary bikes. Emerald Queen Hotel & Casinos 5700 Pacific Hwy E Fife, WA 98424 253-922-2000 emeraldqueen.com Two casinos, upgraded amenities, oversized rooms. Asian, barbeque, delis, international buffet, national entertainment. Minutes to Sea-Tac Airport. Pets ok. Harrison House Suites 235 C St Friday Harbor, WA 98250 360-378-3587 harrisonhousesuites.com/ splash_th_hh.htm One block from the ferry. Kitchens, harbor views, fireplaces, hot tubs, gourmet breakfast, bikes, kayaks. Catering, meetings, family reunions, weddings. Pet friendly. Holiday Inn Express & Conference Center Sequim 1441 E Washington St Sequim, WA 98382 360-681-8756; hiesequim.com Roof garden offers panoramic views. Large indoor pool and three meeting rooms available. Black Bear Diner family restaurant next door. Kalaloch Lodge 157151 Hwy 101, Olympic National Park Forks, WA 98331 866-662-9969 thekalalochlodge.com Lodge, cabins. Pet friendly. Ocean views, beach, fireplaces, kitchens. Restaurant, bar, gift shop, mercantile and gas sta-

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tion. Private bathrooms. No TV or phones. Non-smoking. Sunsets, hiking, tide pools. La Conner Channel Lodge 205 N First St La Conner, WA 98257 425-466-1500 laconnerlodging.com The Channel Lodge is La Conner's only waterfront hotel that boasts private balconies and king parlors available with private gas fireplaces. La Conner Country Inn 107 S Second St La Conner, WA 98257 360-466-3101 laconnerlodging.com The Country Inn is full of village charm like La Conner with private gas fireplaces. Lake Crescent Lodge 416 Lake Crescent Rd Olympic National Park, WA 98363 360-928-3211 olympicnationalparks.com Historic Lake Crescent Lodge is an ideal basecamp for enjoying Olympic National Park, while experiencing the charm of a turn-of-the-century resort. Lake Quinault Lodge 345 S Shore Rd Quinault, WA 98575 360-288-2900 olympicnationalparks.com Historic Lake Quinault Lodge nestled within the rainforest welcomes guests with a sincere feeling of a home-away-fromhome. Ocean Shores Inn & Suites 648 Ocean Shores Blvd NW Ocean Shores, WA 98569 360-940-7455 oceanshoresinnandsuites.com Hotel and condominium suites. Studios, one, two and three bedrooms. Economical accommodations by the beach, kitchens, pool, Wi-Fi. Bring the family! Quinault Beach Resort and Casino 78 SR 115 Ocean Shores, WA 98569 360-289-6121 quinaultbeachresort.com This ocean-front, full-service destination resort and casino features free motorcoach parking, group discounts, and unbelievable customer service. The Resort at Port Ludlow 1 Heron Rd Port Ludlow, WA 98365 360-437-7000 portludlowresort.com Condé Nast Gold List 2009. Intimate Northwest waterfront resort, water and mountain views, charming inn, guestrooms with jetted tub and fireplace, daylight and view meeting rooms, AV pkgs. Seabrook - A New Beach Town 24 Front St Pacific Beach, WA 98571 360-276-4137; seabrookwa.com Sunset magazine's first "Idea Town," you will find Seabrook where the Pacific Ocean meets the rainforest, it is a coastal destination unlike any other on the Washington coast. Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort 12076 Sol Duc Hot Springs Rd, Olympic National Park

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Port Angeles, WA 98363 866-476-5382 olympicnationalparks.com Spending the night within Olympic National Park is the ideal way to experience the serenity and relaxation of our hot spring pools.

Outside of WA

The Fairmont Empress 721 Government St Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 1W5 250-384-8111 fairmont.com/empress Located in downtown Victoria on the Inner Harbour. Close to shopping and local attractions. Granville Island Hotel 1253 Johnston St Vancouver, BC, Canada V6H 3R9 604-683-7373 granvilleislandhotel.com On the waterfront, steps from the Public Market, live theatres, artists' studios and unique shops. La Quinta Inn Coeur d’Alene Appleway 280 W Appleway Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 208-765-5500; lq.com 51 guest rooms. Free Bright Side breakfast. Free wireless Internet, 24-hour pool/hot tub. Guest laundry. Fitness center. RV parking. Pet friendly. Mountain Park Lodges 10665 Jasper Ave, Ste 900 Edmonton, AB, Canada T5J 3S9 780-409-9273; mpljasper.com Nestled in the spectacular Rocky Mountains, five accommodations and ski resort for business and leisure. Ramada Limited Downtown Vancouver 435 W Pender St Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 1V2 604-488-1088 ramadadowntownvancouver. com Free Wi-Fi, complimentary hot continental breakfast, nonsmoking. Downtown Vancouver, BC hotel. Wickaninnish Inn PO Box 250 Tofino, BC, Canada V0R 2Z0 250-725-3100; wickinn.com A Relais & Châteaux property. Pacific Ocean views, soaker tub, fireplaces and balconies in every room! Experience our Ancient Cedars Spa and fresh Pacific Northwest cuisine at The Pointe Restaurant. Pet rooms available.

LODGING RESERVATIONS & REFERRAL SERVICES

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the perfect place to stay for your trip, and get great value along with the space, privacy and amenities of home. Hotelplanner.com 310-924-2304; hotelplanner.com Hotelplanner.com is the leading provider of online services to the global group sales market. Seattle Visitor Center & Concierge Services 800 Convention Pl, First Fl (Seventh Ave & Pike St) Seattle, WA 98101 206-461-5888 visitseattle.org/essentials/ visitors-center visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc Hotel recommendations, restaurant reservations and information, discount attraction pass sales, attractions/ tours information. High-quality personal service and visitor information brought to you by Visit Seattle. Seattle Visitor Center / Market Information Center Pike Place Market, First Ave & Pike St Seattle, WA 98101 206-461-5888 visitseattle.org/essentials/ visitors-center visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc Hotel recommendations. Highquality sightseeing assistance and tour referrals. Restaurant menus and reservations. Indepth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. Call for visitor info. Washington Lodging Association 13540 Linden Ave N Seattle, WA 98133 206-306-1001 stayinwashington.com Journey to Washington at StayInWashington.com. Find accommodations, resources, and attractions. Order your copy of the full-color Washington State Visitors Guide.

Attractions

21 Acres 13701 NE 17th St SE Woodinville, WA 98072 425-481-1500; 21acres.org Sustainable farm and non-profit school; retail marketplace for local farm products; event rental space; cooking classes; commercial kitchen, green-built systems. ACME Bowling Billiards and Events 100 Andover Park W Tukwila, WA 98188 206-340-0202; acmebowl.com ACME redefines entertainment by combining bowling, billiards, a restaurant and lounge within a stylish, edgy and cool environment. AMC Pacific Place 11 600 Pine St, Ste 400 Seattle, WA 98101 206-652-8908 amctheatres.com 11-screen movie theatre featuring mainstream and independent movies with meeting spaces available, seating from 75 to 575, cafe space available. Bherd Studios Gallery 312 N 85th St, Ste 101 Seattle, WA 98103

206-234-8348 bherdstudios.com Specializing in PNW emerging artists in the urban and contemporary genres featuring monthly exhibitions. Resident artist John Osgood is available for live painting demonstrations and events. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center 440 Fifth Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-709-3100 visitorcenter.gatesfoundation.org The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center is open 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday and admission is free. The Bloedel Reserve 7571 NE Dolphin Dr Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206-842-7631 bloedelreserve.org Internationally honored public gardens open year-round. Guided group tours and summer concerts. Blowing Sands Glass 5805 14th Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107 206-783-5314 blowingsands.com Glassblowing studio and gallery. Available for glassblowing demonstrations, group and individual lessons. Shop in the gallery for Northwest artists’ work. The Boeing Company 8415 Paine Field Blvd Mukilteo, WA 98275 206-766-2907; futureofflight.org The Future of Flight Aviation Center features public tour of Boeing’s Everett factory, home of the 747-8 and 787 Dreamliner. The Butchart Gardens Ltd. 800 Benvenuto Ave Victoria, BC, Canada V8X 3X4 250-652-4422 butchartgardens.com/sea 55 acres of gardens. Night illuminations and evening entertainment, Jun 15-Nov 15. Christmas lighting, decor and entertainment, Dec 12-Jan 6. Wheelchairs and umbrellas available on loan. Chihuly Garden and Glass 305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109 206-905-2180 chihulygardenandglass.com Chihuly Garden and Glass presents a comprehensive collection of the works of Dale Chihuly through interior, garden and glasshouse installations. The Children’s Museum, Seattle 305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109 206-441-1768 thechildrensmuseum.org A hands-on adventure for families with children one to twelve. Explore colorful, interactive exhibits, create art and join in daily workshops. Combine your trip with a monorail ride. CityPASS, Inc. 208-787-4300 citypass.com/seattle Save 43% off Seattle’s 6 best attractions, plus skip lines. Seattle CityPASS includes admission to: Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, EMP

Museum, Woodland Park Zoo OR The Museum of Flight. Adult $74 (value $129); child (4-12) $49. Valid nine days. Columbia Center Sky View Observatory 701 Fifth Ave, Fl 73 Seattle, WA 98104 206-386-5564 skyviewobservatory.com With sweeping city views and glistening waters of the Puget Sound, enjoy the majesty of the Pacific Northwest from Columbia Center’s Sky View Observatory; the tallest observatory on the West Coast. 10am-8pm everyday. Dirtfish Rally School 7001 396th Dr SE Snoqualmie, WA 98065 425-888-7715; dirtfish.com DirtFish is the world’s leading rally school, specializing in mixed surface driving techniques. Open Monday - Saturday, 7:30am4:30pm. Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour 8415 Paine Field Blvd Mukilteo, WA 98275 425-438-8100; futureofflight.org Interactive center showcasing the art and science of aviation’s profound impact on the world. Restaurant, technology gallery, gift shops, hotel. GameWorks 1511 Seventh Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-521-0952; gameworks.com An unparalleled social experience centered around games, food and drinks that creates the perfect background for any group function. Garage Billiards and Bowl 1130 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122 206-322-2296 garagebilliards.com Open 3pm-2am daily. 1,200 person venue. Restaurant, bar, patio, bowling, billiards. All nonsmoking. Private rooms available. Reservations accepted. Glass Eye Studio 600 NW 40th St Seattle, WA 98107 206-782-6548; glasseye.com Handmade art glass studio offering scheduled tours to groups. Watch glass blowing and have an opportunity to purchase direct from the studio during tour. Reservations required. glassybaby 3406 E Union St Seattle, WA 98122 206-568-7368; glassybaby.com Watch glass blowers up close at the glassybaby hot shop. The colorful votives have been featured on The Martha Stewart Show and are a Seattle treasure. iFLY Seattle Indoor Skydiving 349 Tukwila Pkwy Tukwila, WA 98188 206-244-4359; iflyseattle.com Experience indoor skydiving. Safe for kids, challenging for adults, exciting for teens and realistic for skydivers. K1 Speed 2207 NE Bel-Red Rd Redmond, WA 98052

425-455-9999; k1speed.com Come and enjoy indoor kart racing in a unique atmosphere. Electric karts, zero emissions, fun for all ages. Ling Shen Ching Tze Temple 17012 NE 40th Ct Redmond, WA 98052 425-882-0916; tbsseattle.org Light offering, annual guardian protection, funeral/ceremonial services, chanting, spiritual consultation, meditation class, Buddhism teachings. Lucky Strike Lanes 700 Bellevue Way NE, Ste 250 Bellevue, WA 98004 425-453-7160 bowlluckystrike.com Bowl on our state-of-the-art lanes, play pool in our billiard area, or enjoy our VIP Lounge. We have several space and catering options to meet your party needs. Miner’s Landing at Pier 57 Seattle 1301 Alaskan Way, Pier 57 Seattle, WA 98101 206-623-8600 Retail/commercial pier with shops, entertainment, dining and banquet space. Set on Seattle’s historic waterfront! Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad 54124 Mountain Hwy E Elbe, WA 98330 360-492-5588; mrsr.com Experience the Northwest via a vintage steam train ride and a visit to our working museum and restoration shop. Northwest Art Alliance 7777 62nd Ave NE, Ste 103 Seattle, WA 98115 206-525-5926 nwartalliance.com Best of the Northwest brings over 200 artists, boutique wineries, and performing arts together in November (Smith Cove Cruise Terminal - Pier 91) and March (Magnuson Park). Northwest Cider Association PO Box 687 Freeland, WA 98249 360-929-9924; nwcider.com Representing artisan cidermakers throughout Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, British Columbia and cider enthusiasts worldwide. Many tasting rooms open year-round. Northwest Flower & Garden Show PO Box 110849 Tacoma, WA 98411 253-756-2121; gardenshow.com Six acres of inspiring gardens, free seminars for all gardening levels and shopping at 300 exhibits all garden related. Feb 5-9, 2014 in Seattle. Northwest Trek Wildlife Park 11610 Trek Dr E Eatonville, WA 98328 360-832-6117; nwtrek.org 723-acre wildlife park with moose, bison, other Northwest animals. Guided tram tours, zipline challenge courses, spectacular setting, on way to Mt. Rainier. Old School Pinups 1922 Post Alley Seattle, WA 98101 206-443-5979 oldschoolpinups.com

Be a pinup at Old School Pinups. High-end portraiture with a retro twist at Pike Place Market. 11am6pm Thursday-Monday. Olympic Sculpture Park 2901 Western Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-654-3140 seattleartmuseum.org Experience a variety of sculpture in an outdoor setting while enjoying the incredible views and beauty of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. Admission is free. Pacific Science Center 200 Second Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-443-2001 pacificsciencecenter.org Since the 1962 World’s Fair, Pacific Science Center has been entertaining and educating visitors of all ages as one of the world’s most popular science centers. Paris Eastside 816 E Pike St Seattle, WA 98122 206-452-3622 pariseastside.com Fun and hands-on cooking classes in the heart of Capitol Hill. Other craft classes available too. Children welcome. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium 5400 N Pearl St Tacoma, WA 98407 253-591-5337; pdza.org Award-winning zoo and aquarium: up-close animal experiences, live animal show, stingray touch tank, all-new shark cage dives. Remlinger Farms 32610 NE 32nd St Carnation, WA 98014 425-333-4135 remlingerfarms.com Fun for the whole family! Private corporate events. Fun park with rides, farm market, restaurant, u-pick fields, October Harvest Festival and educational tours. See website for details. Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden 2525 S 336th St Federal Way, WA 98003 253-838-4646; rhodygarden.org An all-season 22-acre woodland garden featuring one of the finest collections of rhododendron species in the world, growing among other exotic and unusual plants. Sandbox Sports Seattle 5955 Airport Way S Seattle, WA 98108 206-624-2899 sandboxsports.net Seattle’s first and only indoor beach. Play sand volleyball or celebrate with birthday parties or company events, all year-round. Schack Art Center 2921 Hoyt Ave Everett, WA 98201 425-259-5050; schack.org Watch glassblowing and see local art exhibits, admission is free. Private art classes available for groups. Call for rates. Seafair 2200 Sixth Ave, Ste 400 Seattle, WA 98121 206-728-0123; seafair.com

The largest festival in the Northwest reaching over two million people. This summertime celebration includes hydroplane races, air show, featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, a parade and sporting events. Seattle Aquarium 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59 Seattle, WA 98101 206-682-3474 seattleaquarium.org/ private-events Discover the underwater world of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Stunning waterfront setting and beautiful private evening events. Seattle Center 305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109 206-684-7200 seattlecenter.com 74 acres of arts and cultural entertainment for all ages including ballet, opera, theater, WNBA basketball, the country’s largest international film festival and the newly renovated Armory with eateries featuring menus from local Northwest chefs. Seattle Center Monorail 370 Thomas St, Second Fl Seattle, WA 98109 206-905-2600 seattlemonorail.com Quick, convenient link between the Seattle Center and downtown Seattle. Seattle Events, producers of Seattle Hempfest 12351 Lake City Way NE, Ste 102 Seattle, WA 98125 206-364-4367; hempfest.org Cannabis tourism is on the rise! Plan a unique adventure for your canabinoids with a Seattle Hempfest Tour. $10 donation. The Seattle Great Wheel 301 Alaskan Way, Pier 57 Seattle, WA 98101 206-623-8600 seattlegreatwheel.com One of the largest Ferris wheels in North America. 175 feet tall, 42 climate-controlled gondolas. Seattle Pinball Museum 508 Maynard Ave S Seattle, WA 98104 206-623-0759 The largest public collection of pinball machines in the Northwest. Come enjoy a unique Seattle experience. Private events welcome. Seattle Public Library Central Library 1000 Fourth Ave Seattle, WA 98104 206-386-4636; spl.org Visit Seattle’s spectacular downtown library, where form and function combine in breathtaking style. Available for private group tours by arrangement. Smith Tower Observation Deck 506 Second Ave, Ste 1021 Seattle, WA 98104 206-622-4004; smithtower.com Seattle’s most elegant observatory. Built in 1914, our 35th-floor open-air observation deck offers commanding views of downtown. Original elevator carriages and hand-carved ceilings.

Space Needle 400 Broad St Seattle, WA 98109 206-905-2111; spaceneedle.com Located 520 feet above Seattle, the Observation Deck features 360 degrees of breathtaking indoor and outdoor viewing and colorful displays filled with facts and trivia. The Steamer Virginia V Foundation 901 Fairview Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-624-9119; virginiav.org National historic landmark steamship built in 1922. Available for private charter. Also runs public excursions and dockside open-house tours. Theo Chocolate 3400 Phinney Ave N Seattle, WA 98103 206-632-5100 theochocolate.com Organic and Fair Trade certified chocolate factory offers tours seven days a week. Please call for reservations. Tillicum Village NW Coast Indian Cultural Center & Restaurant 1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55, Ste 201 Seattle, WA 98101 206-623-1445 tillicumvillage.com Cruise Puget Sound; feast on salmon; witness Northwest Coast dances and culture; shop for Northwest treasures; enjoy exquisite beach and forest walk. Departs Pier 55 - Seattle central waterfront. Underground Tour, Bill Speidel’s 608 First Ave Seattle, WA 98104 206-682-4646 undergroundtour.com Seattle’s most unusual attraction is a humorous tour of subterranean store fronts and sidewalks created when the city rebuilt on top of itself after The Great Fire. USS Turner Joy DD-951 300 Washington Beach Ave Bremerton, WA 98337 360-792-2457; ussturnerjoy.org USS Turner Joy is a Vietnamera museum ship available for daily tours/reunions/and special events. Gift shop on site. Volunteer Park Conservatory 1400 E Galer St Seattle, WA 98112 206-322-4112 volunteerparkconservatory.org This urban oasis encompassing five glass houses is a jewel of Victorian greenhouses in this Olmsted Park. Featuring palms, cacti and an extensive orchid collection. $3 donation suggested. Washington State Fair 110 Ninth Ave SW Puyallup, WA 98371 253-845-1771; thefair.com Diverse year-round events and entertainment including the Northwest’s famous Washington State Fair held in September and the Spring Fair in April. Waterways Cruises & Events 2441 N Northlake Way Seattle, WA 98103 206-223-2060 waterwayscruises.com

Unforgettable dinner, brunch, happy hour, lunch and holiday cruises aboard a beautiful yacht, with delicious Northwest cuisine, spectacular views and a captain’s narration of sights. Private deck rentals are available on all dining cruises. Wild Waves Theme Park 36201 Enchanted Pkwy S Federal Way, WA 98003 253-661-8000; wildwaves.com Two parks in one! The largest theme park and water park in Washington state featuring over 60 rides, slides and attractions. Woodland Park Zoo 601 N 59th St Seattle, WA 98103 206-548-2500; zoo.org Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo is an award-winning 92-acre oasis featuring over 300 animal species, noted for its cutting-edge exhibits. $17.50 adult, $11.50 child. Ye Olde Curiosity Shop 1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54 Seattle, WA 98104 206-682-5844 yeoldecuriosityshop.com World-famous curio shop, established in 1899. Indian and Eskimo art, Seattle souvenirs, imports, jewelry, gifts, curios, collectibles and free museum.

Breweries

Fremont Brewing Company 3409 Woodland Park Ave N Seattle, WA 98103 206-420-2407 fremontbrewing.com Business hours: Sun-Wed 11am-8pm, Thu-Sat 11am-9pm. Because beer matters. Hilliard’s Beer 1550 NW 49th Seattle, WA 98107 206-915-3303; hilliardsbeer.com Ballard brewery and tasting room. All ages welcome. Please see our website for current hours and events. The Pike Brewing Company 1415 First Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-622-6044; pikebrewing.com Interactive complex of brewery, pub and museum bar. Reception and meeting facilities. Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery & Restaurant 1201 First Ave S Seattle, WA 98134 206-68-BEERS pyramidbrew.com Savor the Northwest’s finest craft beers and tour our downtown brewery. Pyramid ales and Thomas Kemper lagers are featured alongside an array of pub fare. Redhook Ale Brewery 14300 NE 145th St Woodinville, WA 98072 425-483-3232; redhook.com Tours available daily at Woodinville brewery. Call for times. Redhook collectibles, food, ale sampling and visitor center.

Casinos

Emerald Queen Hotel & Casinos 5700 Pacific Hwy E Fife, WA 98424 253-594-7777 emeraldqueen.com

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Experience gaming thrills in elegant surroundings; Vegas style at the Emerald Queen Hotel & Casinos! Dining, nightclub, national entertainment. Open 24 hours. Lucky Eagle Casino & Eagles Landing Hotel 12888 188th Ave SW Rochester, WA 98579 360-273-2000; luckyeagle.com Slots, table games and free entertainment Friday and Saturday nights in Cabaret. Variety of concerts and entertainment and live boxing. Luxury hotel. Muckleshoot Casino 2402 Auburn Way S Auburn, WA 98002 253-804-4444 muckleshootcasino.com The biggest & best casino in the Northwest! 2,600 machines, over 100 tables, poker, keno, eight restaurants, banquet facilities and more. Live entertainment nightly in Club Galaxy. TDD Silver Reef Hotel, Casino & Spa 4876 Haxton Way Ferndale, WA 98248 360-383-0777 silverreefcasino.com Guest rooms feature plush beds and oversized baths. Four restaurants, three lounges, full spa including indoor pool. 875 slots, 20 table games. Meeting facilities.

Westland Distillery 2931 First Ave S Seattle, WA 98108 206-767-7250 westlanddistillery.com Westland Distillery produces American single-malt whiskey in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Open daily for tours and tastings.

Golf

Chambers Bay Golf Course 6320 Grandview Dr W University Place, WA 98467 253-460-GOLF (4653) chambersbaygolf.com Site of the 2015 U.S. Open, Chambers Bay can host golf events and meetings for up to 200 guests, and features spectacular views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. The Golf Club at Echo Falls 20414 121st Ave SE Snohomish, WA 98296 206-362-3000 echofallsgolf.com Home of the famous island 18th green, The Golf Club at Echo Falls offers a spectacular combination of country scenery, championship golf and worldclass facilities.

Trophy Lake Golf and Casting 3900 SW Lake Flora Rd Port Orchard, WA 98367 360-874-8337 trophylakegolf.com Named “Best Public Golf Course” by Seattle Magazine readers in 2009, Trophy Lake is a magnificent collaboration of nature and design, capturing the spirit and tradition of the Northwest. Washington National Golf Club 14330 SE Husky Way Auburn, WA 98092 253-333-5000 washingtonnationalgolfclub.com Home to University of Washington Husky golf teams, Washington National Golf Club combines an award-wining layout with a theme that celebrates the traditions of the University of Washington.

Museums

Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004 425-519-0770; bellevuearts.org BAM features world-class art, craft and design exhibitions, is conveniently located in downtown Bellevue and open seven days a week.

The Golf Club at Newcastle 15500 Six Penny Ln Newcastle, WA 98059 425-793-5566 newcastlegolf.com Perched high above with stunning views of Seattle, Lake Washington and Olympic Mountains, the facility offers two championship-caliber public courses and unmatched clubhouse amenities and dining options.

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture 17th Ave NE and NE 45th St Seattle, WA 98195 206-543-5590 burkemuseum.org Washington state’s primary natural history and culture museum featuring the only real dinosaur bones on display in Washington and the largest collection of Northwest Coast Native art.

Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort 15347 Suquamish Way NE Suquamish, WA 98392 866-609-8700 clearwatercasino.com Overlooking beautiful Agate Pass, Clearwater Casino can be the best part of your visit to friendly Kitsap County. Complimentary transportation from downtown Seattle available.

The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge 11825 Trilogy Pkwy NE Redmond, WA 98053 425-836-1510; redmondridgegolf.com With incredible views of the Cascade Mountains, the course carves its way through native forests and challenging water features to create one of the region’s finest and most challenging golf experiences.

The Center for Wooden Boats 1010 Valley St Seattle, WA 98109 206-382-2628; cwb.org Family friendly hands-on classic wooden boat museum with exhibits to ride, rent and explore. Sailboat and rowboat rental. Free public sail every Sunday. Closed Monday.

Tulalip Resort Casino 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd Tulalip, WA 98271 360-716-6000; tulalipresort.com 2,000 slots, table games, four food venues, free entertainment. Most cash-back in the state. Hotel and day spa.

Harbour Pointe Golf Club 11817 Harbour Pointe Blvd Mukilteo, WA 98174 425-355-6060 harbourpointegolf.com Includes two distinctive and challenging nines featuring amazing views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains.

Snoqualmie Casino 37500 SE North Bend Way Snoqualmie, WA 98065 425-888-1234; snocasino.com Experience the thrill of Vegasstyle gaming and world-class entertainment mere minutes from Seattle at I-90 east, exit 27. Shuttle service available.

Distilleries

Downtown Spirits 2300 Seventh Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-812-6591 downtown-spirits.com Specialty spirits, wine and craft beer emporium conveniently located in the heart of downtown Seattle.

Oki Developments, Inc. 1416 112th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004 425-454-2800; okigolf.com Oki Golf is a collection of nine premier golf facilities in the Puget Sound area, headlined by the renowned Golf Club at Newcastle.

Fremont Mischief Distillery 136 N Canal St Seattle, WA 98103 206-547-0838 fremontmischief.com Steampunk meets the speakeasy at Seattle’s premiere craft distillery. Handcrafted whiskey, vodka, and gin. Visit our tasting room in Fremont today.

Premier Golf Centers, LLC. 2501 15th Ave W Seattle, WA 98119 206-838-4550 premiergolfcenters.com Golf course management company in the Northwest, Premier Golf currently manages ten golf courses for five municipalities throughout Puget Sound area.

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Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center 4705 W Marginal Way SW Seattle, WA 98106 206-431-1582 duwamishtribe.org/long house.html Chief Seattle’s Duwamish tribe. Traditional longhouse, museum, art gallery. Live presentations, films. Group tours. Available for events. Walk/bike Duwamish trail. Waterfront park with tables. EMP Museum 325 Fifth Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-770-2700; empmuseum.org Explore some of the most significant moments in rock music, science fiction, and popular culture through EMP’s impressive exhibitions and interactive installations. Flying Heritage Collection 3407 109th St SW Everett, WA 98204 206-342-4242 flyingheritage.com Visit Paul G. Allen’s collection of restored military aircraft and artifacts, and watch as these rare warbirds soar across the

skies just like they did in WWII. Frye Art Museum 704 Terry Ave Seattle, WA 98104 206-622-9250; fryemuseum.org Seattle’s only free art museum dedicated to exhibiting art from past to present. Enjoy lunch in the café or shop at the museum store. Free admission. Free parking. Henry Art Gallery 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98195 206-543-2280; henryart.org Henry Art Gallery is a center for contemporary art and ideas, featuring groundbreaking exhibitions by local and emerging international artists. Hibulb Cultural Center & Natural History Preserve 6410 23rd Ave NE Tulalip, WA 98271 360-716-2650 hibulbculturalcenter.org Interactive museum. Explore 2,000+ years of history and culture demonstrations, films, workshops, lectures, rentals, tours. Explore the journey of Tulalip People. Historic Flight Foundation 10719 Bernie Webber Dr Mukilteo, WA 98275 425-348-3200; historicflight.org Unique collection of vintage aircraft produced between 1927 and 1957, all restored and airborne again. Making aviation history alive. Kids Discovery Museum 301 Ravine Ln NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206-855-4650; kidimu.org Steps from the Bainbridge Island ferry, KiDiMu welcomes families to come play. Tue-Sat 10am4pm; Sun 12pm-4pm. LeMay - America’s Car Museum 2702 E D St Tacoma, WA 98421 253-779-8490 lemaymuseum.org Approximately 300 classic and specialty automobiles, plus trucks and motorcycles. Scheduled tours. Please call for reservations. The Living Computer Museum 2245 First Ave S Seattle, WA 98134 206-342-2020 livingcomputermuseum.org Dedicated to preserving the meaningful milestones of computer evolution in working and interactive condition. Milepost 31 211 First Ave S Seattle, WA 98104 206-805-2846; milepost31.org Information center that explores the history of Pioneer Square, Seattle’s original downtown, and construction of the recordbreaking SR99 tunnel under downtown. Tue-Sat, 11am-5pm, Free admission. Museum of Communications 7000 E Marginal Way S Seattle, WA 98108 206-767-3012 museumofcommunications.org Most unique collection of working central office equipment and antique telephones in the U.S.

Tuesday 9am-2pm, first Sunday of each month 11:30am-4pm, or by appointment. The Museum of Flight 9404 E Marginal Way S Seattle, WA 98108 206-764-5700 museumofflight.org Largest aerospace museum in West. 85+ aircraft, dramatic interactive exhibits. Concorde, Air Force One, Blackbird spyplane, 33 WWI & II aircraft, more. Just off I-5. Museum of Glass 1801 Dock St Tacoma, WA 98402 253-396-1768 museumofglass.org All glass, all the time! Watch artists blow glass in the Hot Shop Amphitheater. See exhibitions in galleries and Chihuly Bridge of Glass. Includes a theater and education studio. Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) 860 Terry Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-324-1126; mohai.org MOHAI welcomes all ages to experience Seattle’s past and envision the future, plus enjoy national treasures from the Smithsonian, Library of Congress and other museums. Nordic Heritage Museum 3014 NW 67th St Seattle, WA 98117 206-789-5707 nordicmuseum.org Features immersive galleries focused on the Nordic-American experience in the Pacific Northwest, and visiting exhibitions showcase contemporary art and design from the Nordic countries. Special events and exhibitions throughout the year provide unique opportunities for tours. Near the Ballard Locks. Northwest African American Museum 2300 S Massachusetts St Seattle, WA 98144 206-518-6000; naamnw.org A history, culture and arts institution that explores what it means to be African American in the Pacific Northwest. Event space available. Northwest Railway Museum 38625 SE King St Snoqualmie, WA 98065 425-888-0373; trainmuseum.org Scenic train excursions between two historic towns and the top of Snoqualmie Falls; museum with large collection of railway artifacts; historic depot; museum gift shop. TDD Seattle Art Museum 1300 First Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-748-9285 seattleartmuseum.org Visit the new and expanded downtown SAM. Enjoy an exciting schedule of changing exhibitions, free gallery tours, the museum store and cafe, lectures, and family programs. Seattle Asian Art Museum 1400 E Prospect St Seattle, WA 98122 206-654-3100 seattleartmuseum.org

Set in Capitol Hill’s beautiful Volunteer Park, this historic art deco building houses art from across the globe. TDD Tacoma Art Museum 1701 Pacific Ave Tacoma, WA 98402 253-272-4258 tacomaartmuseum.org Tacoma Art Museum’s galleries and art education areas are dedicated to connecting people with art. Exhibitions and programs emphasize art and artists from the Northwest. Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience 719 S King St Seattle, WA 98104 206-623-5124; wingluke.org Award-winning Smithsonianaffiliate Asian Pacific American museum. Step into a uniquely American experience with a guided tour of historic Chinatown hotel.

Nightlife

Amber Seattle 2214 First Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-728-8500 amberseattle.com Amber Restaurant and Lounge is located in the heart of vibrant Belltown, serving fresh regional cuisine and finely crafted cocktails. Cowgirls Inc. 421 First Ave S Seattle, WA 98104 206-340-0777; cowgirlsinc.com Cowgirls Inc. Saloon located in Pioneer Square featuring the Cowgirls and Seattle’s only mechanical bull. The Crocodile 2200 Second Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-441-7416; thecrocodile.com Legendary Seattle nightclub voted “Top 10 Greatest Rock Venue of All Time” now serving wood-fired pizza in our lounge. Moe Bar 925 E Pike St Seattle, WA 98122 206-709-9442 moebarseattle.com A rock and roll bar attached to music venue, Neumos. Weekly DJ nights. Booth reservations and private parties accepted. The Parlor Collection 700 Bellevue Way NE, Ste 300 Bellevue, WA 98004 425-289-7000 parlorcollection.com The Northwest’s premier events and entertainment facility features 19 billiards tables, a state-of-the-art comedy club, full-service restaurant and bar, private suites, and a Vegas-style lounge. Showbox Market 1426 First Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-628-0221 showboxonline.com The Showbox Market is downtown Seattle’s premier venue for live music, special events and corporate parties. Showbox SODO 1700 First Ave S Seattle, WA 98101

206-652-0997 showboxonline.com The Showbox SODO is Seattle’s premier venue for live music, special events and corporate parties.

Performing Arts

5th Avenue Theatre 1326 Fifth Ave, Ste 735 Seattle, WA 98101 206-625-1418; 5thavenue.org We proudly produce top-quality musical revivals, Broadwaybound premieres, and present touring Broadway musicals. We also offer education and outreach programs to school-age children and adults. ACT Theatre 700 Union St Seattle, WA 98101 206-292-7660; acttheatre.org Seattle’s award-winning contemporary theater presents plays for today on four unique stages in its stunning building. ACT’s “A Christmas Carol” is a Northwest holiday tradition. Broadway at the Paramount 911 Pine St Seattle, WA 98121 206-622-2733 broadwayacrossamerica.com Seattle’s beautiful Paramount Theatre. Home to the Broadway Across America Seattle series. Decibel Festival 1625 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122 360-710-5921; dbfestival.com A premier electronic music festival with a focus on live performance, interactive multimedia art and state-of-the-art sound. Earshot Jazz Festival 3429 Fremont Pl N, Ste 309 Seattle, WA 98103 206-547-6763; earshot.org Nonprofit arts organization that produces educational programs, publishes a monthly magazine and presents nearly 100 concerts per year, including Seattle’s annual jazz festival. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland, WA 98033 425-828-0422; kpcenter.org KPC is a nonprofit performing arts center in Kirkland, Washington. Box office hours: TuesdaySaturday 12pm-6pm. Neumos 1122 E Pike St Seattle, WA 98122 206-709-9442; neumos.com Music venue on Capitol Hill, adjacent to Moe Bar. 300+ shows a year. Quality sound and lights. Available for private events. Northwest Folklife 158 Thomas St, Ste 32 Seattle, WA 98109 206-684-7300; nwfolklife.org The Northwest Folklife Festival celebrates the arts, music and traditions of the region every Memorial Day weekend at Seattle Center. Olympic Music Festival 7360 Center Rd Quilcene, WA 98376 360-732-4800 olympicmusicfestival.org

World-class musicians perform chamber music masterworks in a turn-of-the-century barn. Summer-long concerts. One Reel 215 Sixth Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-673-5060; onereel.org An independent nonprofit arts and special event producer of Bumbershoot, Seattle’s Music and Arts Festival, and more. Pacific Northwest Ballet 301 Mercer St Seattle, WA 98109 206-441-9411; pnb.org One of the nation’s most respected ballet companies, PNB performs ballets ranging from classical to contemporary. Annual Nutcracker, sets and costumes by Maurice Sendak. TDD The Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St Seattle, WA 98101 206-467-5510; stgpresents.org Seattle’s premier performing arts venue since 1928. Theatre tours available the first Saturday of every month. Seattle Chamber Music Society 10 Harrison St, Ste 306 Seattle, WA 98109 206-283-8710 seattlechambermusic.org Chamber music festivals in summer and winter with internationally acclaimed musicians performing in small ensembles. Seattle Children’s Theatre 201 Thomas St Seattle, WA 98109 206-441-3322; sct.org SCT performs September-June and provides children of all ages access to professional theatre with a focus on new works and theatre education. VISA MC AMEX Seattle Men’s Chorus & Seattle Women’s Chorus 319 12th Ave Seattle, WA 98122 206-323-0750; flyinghouse.org For almost 30 years the choruses have used the power of music to create a world that accepts and values its gay and lesbian citizens. Seattle Opera 321 Mercer St Seattle, WA 98109 206-389-7676; seattleopera.org Seattle Opera produces five operas annually. Call the ticket office or visit our website for production information and schedules. Seattle Repertory Theatre 155 Mercer St Seattle, WA 98109 206-443-2210; seattlerep.org The Northwest’s premier theatre featuring the best in comedies, musicals and drama. All groups welcome. TDD Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall 200 University St Seattle, WA 98111 206-215-4700 seattlesymphony.org The Northwest’s premier symphony orchestra. Over 200 performances September-June. TDD

SIFF 305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109 206-464-5830; siff.net Discover extraordinary film at the annual Seattle International Film Festival mid-May and early June each year, and year-round at SIFF Cinema. Tacoma Dome & Exhibition Hall 2727 E D St Tacoma, WA 98421 253-272-3663; tacomadome.org The Northwest’s premier entertainment facility. Check our website for upcoming events. For booking information, please call Rob Henson at (253) 272-3663. Teatro ZinZanni 222 Mercer St Seattle, WA 98109 206-802-0015; zinzanni.org Cirque, cabaret, theatre, dance, music and magic woven together to create a dreamy three-hour diversion - served with a five-course feast designed by Tom Douglas! Theatre Puget Sound 305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109 206-770-0370; tpsonline.org Promotes the spiritual and economic necessity of theatre to the public, and unifies and strengthens the theatre community through programs, resources and services. Town Hall Seattle 1119 Eighth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-652-4255 townhallseattle.org Housed in a historic Roman Revival building in Seattle’s first neighborhood, Town Hall offers diverse arts and cultural programs. Unexpected Productions 1428 Post Alley Seattle, WA 98101 206-587-2414 unexpectedproductions.org Unexpected Productions performs hilarious entertainment comedy improv nightly at the Market Theatre at the Gum Wall in Pike Place Market. Village Theatre 303 Front St N Issaquah, WA 98027 425-392-1942; villagetheatre.org Twenty minutes east of downtown Seattle, Village Theatre is a leading producer of musical theatre with five productions September-July. White River Amphitheatre 40601 Auburn Enumclaw Rd Auburn, WA 98092 360-825-6200 livenationpremiumseats.com/ city/seattle-spokane Northwest’s best concert venue attracts the biggest stars. See shows in VIP style. Amphitheatre also offers unique non-concert VIP parties on stage or indoors backstage. Jet City Improv 5510 University Way NE Seattle, WA 98105 206-352-8291 wingitpresents.com Wing-It Productions is the largest improv comedy theater in Washington, performing six award-winning shows a week

every Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the year.

Professional SPORTS

Emerald Downs 2300 Emerald Downs Dr Auburn, WA 98071 253-288-7700 emeralddowns.com Premier thoroughbred racing venue in the Pacific Northwest. October-April multi-card simulcasting; April-September live racing season. Seattle Mariners Baseball Club 1250 First Ave S Seattle, WA 98134 206-346-4001; mariners.com Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners Baseball Club, offers year-round ballpark tours. Multipurpose meeting and special event facilities available. Seattle Seahawks 800 Occidental Ave S Seattle, WA 98134 206-381-7555; seahawks.com The Seahawks play at CenturyLink Field August-January. For Seahawks tickets, call 888-NFLHAWK. For tours, call (206) 381-7582. TDD Seattle Sounders FC 800 Occidental Ave S Seattle, WA 98134 425-203-8000; soundersfc.com Sounders FC plays on the X-Box Pitch at CenturyLink Field with matches March-October. For Sounders FC tickets, call 877-MLS-GOAL. Seattle University Championship Field/Connolly Center, 550 14th Ave Seattle, WA 98122-1090 206-296-5451; goseattleu.com Basketball (men’s and women’s), soccer (men’s and women’s), and volleyball are ticketed events. Also softball, swimming, and cross country/track and field. Visit our website for schedules.

Recreational ACTIVITIES

Adventura 14300 NE 145th St Woodinville, WA 98072 425-868-7972 adventuraplay.com Adventura offers adventurous activities that connect people through play and laughter at our state-of-the-art aerial adventure park at Redhook Brewery. Alpine Adventures 221 Croft Ave W Gold Bar, WA 98251 360-863-6505 alpineadventures.com Northwest river rafting! Spectacular whitewater and relaxing scenic floats for your family, friends or organization. Great equipment, guides and meals. Back 40 Outfitters 206-715-5469 back40outfitters.co Full-service backpacking, camping, snowshoeing rentals and trip planning services for amazing Northwest wilderness overnight adventures! Equipment comes packaged and delivered. Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council 221 Winslow Way W Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

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206-842-7901; artshum.org To create an environment on Bainbridge Island in which the arts and humanities flourish. We’re a local service organization providing vital programs to sustain and connect our local arts and culture community and provide powerful arts programming for youth.

Waypoint Boating Rentals 5350 30th Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107 206-284-0200 waypointboatingclub.com A boat rental business with ski boats, pontoon boats, fishing boats and family cruisers available for half/full day rentals.

Canopy Tours Northwest 332 NE Camano Dr Camano Island, WA 98282 360-387-5807 canopytoursnw.com Breathtaking forest adventures close to Seattle. Six ziplines, beautiful woodland trails and dramatic final rappel.

Shopping

Crystal Mountain Resort 33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd Crystal Mountain, WA 98022 360-663-2265; skicrystal.com Washington’s largest ski resort is now a summer paradise with incredible views of Mt. Rainier, summit dining, hiking, disc golf, horseback riding and abundant wildflowers.

American Girl 3000 184th St SW, Ste 900 Lynnwood, WA 98037 800-845-0005 americangirl.com/index.php Find shops featuring all of our characters. Add to the fun by exploring outfits, accessories, and furniture that help make every doll’s world complete.

Crystal Seas Kayaking PO Box 3135 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 360-378-4223; crystalseas.com Let’s go sea kayaking in the Pacific Northwest’s San Juan Islands. Witness whales, eagles, seals and other wildlife in their natural environment. Three-hour, day, sunset and multi-day tours.

The Bellevue Collection 575 Bellevue Square Bellevue, WA 98004 425-454-2431 bellevuecollection.com The definitive shopping destination of the Pacific Northwest. Luxury brands, distinctive dining, exhilarating nightlife and two premiere hotels just a skybridge away. All in one location.

Emerald City Charters 1001 Alaskan Way S, Pier 54 Seattle, WA 98103 206-624-3931 sailingseattle.com 1-1/2 hour and 2-1/2 hour harbor sails. Private parties. MayOctober. Major credit cards.

Bettie Page Clothing 400 Broadway E Seattle, WA 98102 206-329-5220 bettiepageclothing.com Bettie Page Clothing specializes in retro style for the modern woman. Open 10am-8pm every day.

Geocaching.com 837 N 34th St, Ste 300 Seattle, WA 98103 206-302-7721; geocaching.com Real-world outdoor treasurehunting adventures! Locate hidden containers using GPSenabled devices. Celebrate International Geocaching Day on the third Saturday of August. King County Parks and Recreation 201 S Jackson, Ste 700 Seattle, WA 98104 206-296-4232 metrokc.gov/parks With 180 parks, 175 miles of trails and 25,000 acres of natural areas, King County parks offer diverse, easily accessible recreational opportunities. North Cascades Institute 1940 Diablo Dam Rd Diablo, WA 98283 206-526-2565 ncascades.org/rentals Outdoor programs for people of all ages in the heart of North Cascades National Park: family getaways, group rentals, Skagit tours, base camp and more! Pier 66 Parasail 2201 Alaskan Way, Pier 66 Seattle, WA 98101 206-622-5757 See the sights of Elliott Bay and the Seattle waterfront. Located on Pier 66. Tours run Jul-Aug, seven days a week. After Labor Day, weekends only.

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Aerosoles 1420 Fifth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-381-0538; aerosoles.com Aerosoles offers comfort you can count on. After all, they’re not just shoes, they’re Aerosoles.

Boehm’s Candies, Inc. 255 NE Gilman Blvd Issaquah, WA 98027 425-392-6652 boehmscandies.com Tourist attraction, plant tours by appointment. Call for reservations. The Bravern 1111 NE Eighth St Bellevue, WA 98004 425-456-8780; thebravern.com Award-winning cuisine from celebrated chefs. World-class gym and legendary spa. Connect with friends by outdoor fireplaces. The Shops at The Bravern only here. Canlis Glass 3131 Western Ave, Ste 329 Seattle, WA 98121 206-282-4428; canlisglass.com Captivating, organic glass art work by Jean-Pierre Canlis. Visit the 3,500-sq.-ft. artist’s studio, cold shop and gallery. Great for art lovers. Chocolate Box 106 Pine St Seattle, WA 98101 206-443-3900 sschocolatebox.com Try the Chocolate Box Experience and the Urban Wine Tour. Also selling Northwest chocolates and wines. Group rates and gift baskets available. City Centre 1420 Fifth Ave, Ste 450

Visit Seattle Travel Planners’ Guide 2014

Seattle, WA 98101 206-624-8800 Where you shop the world. Twenty of Seattle’s best stores. Stop by for a free Pilchuck Glass tour. Columbia Sportswear 290 Pine St Seattle, WA 98101 206-443-7639; columbia.com Welcome to the greater outdoors. Find a complete range of premium outdoor products and learn about Columbia’s innovative technologies. Duty Free Americas - Blaine 20 12th St Blaine, WA 98231 716-773-2022 dutyfreeamericas.com Stop, shop, and save before visiting Canada. Discover discounts up to 50% on name brand products. Currency exchange. Duty Free Americas - Lynden 9948 Guide Meridian Rd Lynden, WA 98264 360-354-2481 dutyfreeamericas.com Stop, shop, and save before visiting Canada. Discover discounts up to 50% on name brand products. Currency exchange. Duty Free Americas - Sumas 108 Harrison Ave Sumas, WA 98295 360-988-9413 dutyfreeamericas.com Stop, shop, and save before visiting Canada. Discover discounts up to 50% on name brand products. Currency exchange. Fran’s Chocolates 1300 E Pike St Seattle, WA 98122 206-322-0233 franschocolates.com Celebrating 30 years of handcrafting artisan confections in Seattle. First and Union across from the Seattle Art Museum. Shipping available. Mon-Sat 9:30am-7:30pm. Sun 11am-6pm. Gucci 1302 Fifth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-682-1730; gucci.com/us Since 1921 Gucci has represented timeless style that is current. Open Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun 12pm-5pm. Hat Shop Seattle 1401 First Ave, Ste C Seattle, WA 98101 206-724-0070 hatshopwoodshop.com Hats for every occasion. Fun to fancy. “Experience” the Hat Shop Seattle, sister store of the famous Hat Shop in Leavenworth, Washington. Hero Ace Hardware 1915 Fourth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-454-7999; heroace.com Hero Ace Hardware is downtown Seattle’s only hardware store! We’re open 7 days a week. Hero Ace is proud to be locally owned and operated. Husky Central - University Book Store 1319 Fourth Ave

Seattle, WA 98101 206-685-9920; ubookstore.com Our Husky Central store in downtown Seattle carries a variety of University of Washington and Husky insignia apparel and souvenirs. Indi Chocolate 1501 Pike Pl, Ste 527 Seattle, WA 98101 425-243-2089 indichocolate.com Delicious artisan small-batch dark chocolate made from the beans we directly source. Try our chocolate bodycare too (lotions, lipbalms, scrubs). Kress IGA Supermarket 1423 Third Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-749-9500; kressiga.com Downtown Seattle’s largest fullservice supermarket featuring: groceries, deli, produce, meat, bakery, beer, wine and catering. Macy’s Clothing Store 1601 Third Ave Seattle, WA 98181 415-393-3686; macys.com One city block with seven floors of shopping. Macy’s visitor program offers an exclusive discount to both domestic and international travelers. Made In Washington 400 Pine St Seattle, WA 98101 206-623-9753 madeinwashington.com Enjoy the best of Washington state. Handcrafted art, gourmet food and gift baskets, smoked salmon and wines. Retail locations/business gift services. Mariners Team Store Downtown at Westlake 1800 Fourth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-346-4327 mariners.com/teamstore Authentic Mariners merchandise. Get 10% off regular price merchandise the day you purchase Mariners tickets. Mariners Team Store Safeco Field 1250 First Ave S Seattle, WA 98134 206-346-GEAR (4287) mariners.com/teamstore Authentic Mariners merchandise straight from the ballpark! Visit team stores at Safeco Field, downtown Seattle, Bellevue Square, Alderwood Mall and Southcenter Mall.

Mountain Hardwear 250 Pine St Seattle, WA 98101 510-558-2916 mountainhardwear.com Great technical clothing and award-winning gear for alpine climbing, snow sports, running, hiking, camping, and everyday adventures. Plus Montrail footwear. North Bend Premium Outlets 461 S Fork Ave SW, Ste E1 North Bend, WA 98045 425-888-4505 premiumoutlets.com/northbend Over 50 famous brand name stores with everyday savings of 25-65% off regular retail prices. OSKA Seattle 1322 Fifth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-209-5401; oska.de/en/news OSKA is an internationally recognized designer label for women’s clothing. Creativity, quality and sustainability are trademarks of the OSKA brand. The Outlet Collection 1101 SuperMall Way, Ste 1268 Auburn, WA 98001 253-833-9500; supermall.com Over 130 stores known for value. Coupon book program, step-on guides, behind-the-scenes tours. Pacific Place 600 Pine St, Ste 228 Seattle, WA 98101 206-652-1300 pacificplaceseattle.com Tiffany & Co., True Religion Brand Jeans, Coach, lululemon athletica, Williams-Sonoma, Barneys New York, Michael Kors, restaurants, cinemas and much more. Pike Place Merchants Association 93 Pike St, Ste 312 Seattle, WA 98101 206-587-0351 pikeplacemarket.org Enjoy a shopping experience that is a feast for the senses: sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touch. We have it all. Quintessential Gourmet 2001 Western Ave, Ste 100 Seattle, WA 98121 206- 467-4856 quintessentialgourmet.com The combinations and tastes are endless. Enjoy over 50 of the finest EVOO’s and balsamic vinegars. 10am-6:30pm everyday.

Mario’s 1513 Sixth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-223-1461; marios.com One of Seattle’s premier men’s and women’s specialty stores, Mario’s features Hugo Boss, Prada, Brunello Cucinelli, and more.

Reebok Outlet 10600 Quil Ceda Blvd, Ste 525 Tulalip, WA 98271 360-716-3510 premiumoutlets.com/seattle Save up to 65% off on an incredible selection of Reebok footwear, apparel, and accessories for the entire family.

Mercedes-Benz of Bellevue 11850 Bellevue Redmond Rd Bellevue, WA 98005 206-226-6625 mercedesbenzofbellevue.com We feature a dynamic, open and versatile contemporary space conveniently located near the heart of Bellevue on the Eastside.

REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) 222 Yale Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-223-1944; rei.com/seattle High-quality gear and clothing for your outdoor adventures. Visit our website or call for store locations in Bellingham, Alderwood/ Lynnwood, Redmond, Southcenter/Tukwila and Tacoma.

Rockport Outlet 10600 Quil Ceda Blvd, Ste 737 Tulalip, WA 98271 360-657-5077 premiumoutlets.com/seattle Save up to 65% off incredible Rockport footwear for men and women! Style made comfortable! Seattle Glassblowing Studio & Gallery 2227 Fifth Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-448-2181 seattleglassblowing.com Watch live glassblowing 7 days a week. Browse our gallery for one-of-a-kind glass art, glass sinks and lighting. Schedule a private glassblowing lesson or workshop.

American fashion. Private shopping, group discounts. University Village 2623 NE University Village, Ste 7 Seattle, WA 98105 206-523-0622; uvillage.com Located just north of downtown, the premier open-air lifestyle shopping center in the Pacific Northwest. Over 100 stores, both national chains and local retailers. West Seattle Junction Association 4210 SW Oregon St, Ste A Seattle, WA 98116 206-935-0904; wsjunction.org Bustling historic downtown of West Seattle which offers lots of shopping and dining amenities.

Seattle Premium Outlets 10600 Quil Ceda Blvd Tulalip, WA 98271 360-654-3000 premiumoutlets.com/seattle Discover 110+ designer namebrand outlets including Burberry, Coach, Polo, Ralph Lauren at savings of 25%-65%. Located off I-5 at exit 202. 30 minutes north of Seattle adjacent to Tulalip Casino.

Westfield Southcenter 633 Southcenter Mall Seattle, WA 98188 206-246-7400 westfield.com/southcenter Over 240 stores, 10 restaurants, fast-casual dining terrace and a 16-screen AMC Theatre with IMAX. Located just 5 minutes north of SeaTac and 15 minutes from downtown Seattle.

Seattle Sunglass Company 523 Pine St Seattle, WA 98101 206-267-6400 seattlesunglass.com Designer, sport and prescription sunglasses. Custom clip-ons, polarized lenses and accessories. Chanel, D&G, Fendi, Prada, Coach, Oakley, Maui Jim, Nike, Smith, Rudy Project and more.

Westlake Center 1601 Fifth Ave, Ste 610 Seattle, WA 98101 206-467-1600 westlakecenter.com Over 60 exciting shops and eateries make Westlake Center your shopping destination in downtown Seattle! Talbots, Lush, Fireworks, Fossil, P.F. Chang’s and much more.

Simply Seattle 1600 First Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-448-2207 simplyseattle.com Seattle’s largest selection of souvenirs and gifts like: Sleepless in Seattle; Grey’s Anatomy; Twilight; Deadliest Catch.

Tours

So Much Yarn 2107 Elliott Ave, Ste 204 Seattle, WA 98121 206-443-0727; somuchyarn.com Wonderful selection of quality yarns, needles, books, and accessories for knitting and crocheting. Open daily, second floor, above World Market. Starbucks Coffeegear Store 2401 Utah Ave S Seattle, WA 98134 888-725-4507 starbuckscoffeegear.com Visit the Starbucks Coffeegear store for authentic Starbucks apparel, gifts and collectibles. Timbuk2 1532 Seventh Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-489-2102; timbuk2.com Timbuk2 is a manufacturer of custom and ready-made bags and accessories. Our cycling roots and love of all things urban inform our design decisions to make products that work hard for you. Tommy Hilfiger at The Seattle Premium Outlets 10600 Quil Ceda Blvd, Ste 700 Tulalip, WA 98271 360-654-3863; tommy.com Women’s wear, men’s wear, kid’s wear, accessories, classic

Alki Kayak Tours 1660 Harbor Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126 206-953-0237; kayakalki.com Guided sea kayak adventures overlooking the Seattle skyline. Also offering inline skate rentals, bike rentals, longboards, and boat rentals. Beneath the Streets 102 Cherry St Seattle, WA 98101 206-624-1237 beneath-the-streets.com Explore the history of Seattle with seasoned guides on onehour tours above and below the sidewalks in Pioneer Square. Best Guide Seattle 1229 E Spruce St Seattle, WA 98122 604-777-4141 bestguideseattle.com Private walking tours for one to four guests. Customized itineraries designed by local, knowledgeable guides. Visit website for availability.

neighborhood. Hear stories of pioneers and current community as we stroll through authentic markets and shops. Tours TueSat includes gallery admission to The Wing. The Cycle Saloon Seattle 206-678-7211 thecyclesaloon.com Saddle up and take a spin around Ballard on the Cycle Saloon. Get your exercise while checking out Seattle’s best breweries. Edmonds Segway Tours 201 Fifth Ave S, Ste 106 Edmonds, WA 98020 206-947-5439 edmondssegwaytours.com Exciting Segway tours. Ride along beautiful beaches and see little-known historic landmarks. Cruise Edmonds on a Segway.

of cocktails. Includes tastings, tours, snacks and drinks. Luxury transport. Local Favorites Tours 313 NE 88th St Seattle, WA 98115 512-350-7998 Customized/overview trips, intermodal travel, groups large and small. LGBT, intergenerational, media/entertainment locator, great views, fun, and local treasures. Market Ghost Tour 1499 Post Alley Seattle, WA 98101 206-805-0195; seattleghost.com Within the Market the remains of a graveyard sit, a red light casts a glow on an old brothel, and souls walk the arcades.

Emerald City Trolley 16 W Harrison Seattle, WA 98119 206-838-8131 Seattle’s newest attraction, The Gem. A guided, hop-on, hop-off trolley tour with multiple routes.

Metropologie 2442 NW Market St, Ste 796 Seattle, WA 98107 206-530-1706 metropologie.com Metropologie, a highly specialized boutique touring company focusing on Seattle history, culture, natural landscapes and art, led by qualified presenters.

Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery 125 W Sunset Way Issaquah, WA 98027 425-392-1118; issaquahfish.org Visit historic salmon hatchery. Tours for up to 60 by appointment. Best time to visit during fall salmon run.

Mt. Rainier Tours PO Box 66671 Seattle, WA 98166 206-768-1234 toursnorthwest.com Day tours to Mt. Rainier National Park, May-October, in 24-passenger custom-built touring vehicles.

Island Mariner Cruises 2621 S Harbor Loop Dr Bellingham, WA 98225 360-734-8866; orcawatch.com Orcas, eagles, porpoises, history, more. Best spotting record, boats, prices, naturalists. Everentertaining trips through San Juan Islands since 1962.

Mystic Sea Charters 819 Commercial Ave, Ste E Anacortes, WA 98221 360-588-8000 mysticseacharters.com Day whale-watch trips—twonight, three-day group packages. Business parties and meetings. 100-ft. vessel. 75 passenger maximum. Two bathrooms. Lots of sunshine and whales.

Kenmore Air, The Seaplane Airline 950 Westlake Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 425-486-1257; kenmoreair.com Fly off the water—a seaplane flightseeing excursion is the uniquely Seattle way to see this amazing city! GPS-triggered narration system, daily scheduled flights to Victoria, BC and the San Juans. Kitsap Tours 270 Olympic Dr SE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 877-877-1950; kitsaptours.com Take the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island and explore some of the best of the Northwest in 14-passenger minibus comfort.

Bon Vivant Wine Tours Seattle, WA 98102 206-524-8687 bonvivanttours.com Guided small-group (under 10) wine tours from Seattle to area wineries and other Washington wine regions. Scheduled tours for individuals. Private group charters.

Let’s Tour Seattle/City Tour 1416 SW Webster Seattle, WA 98106 206-632-1447 letstourseattle.com Seattle’s only three-hour tour plus a lunch or dinner stop. Transportation free to cruise ships with tour. Charters available. Group rates. 21 passenger coach.

Chinatown Discovery Tours 719 S King St Seattle, WA 98104 206-623-5124 seattlechinatowntour.com Tour Seattle’s historic Chinese

Local Craft Tours 500 Fifth Ave W, Ste 502 Seattle, WA 98119 206-455-3740 localcrafttours.com Distillery tours exploring the craft

Northwest All-Inclusive Tours 13300 Bothell-Everett Hwy Bothell, WA 98012 866-342-9910 discoverthenwtours.com All-inclusive luxury bus tours to the best destinations in the Pacific Northwest for day, multiday and custom excursions. Orcas Island Eclipse Charters and Whale Watch Tours, Inc. PO Box 353 Orcas, WA 98280 360-376-6566 orcasislandwhales.com Professional naturalist-guided whale-watching wildlife tour through the San Juan Islands. Departs next to Orcas Island ferry dock. Unpredictable wilderness, full of surprises, is waiting just for you!

250-383-4884 princeofwhales.com Victoria’s finest whale-watching. 10 open, Zodiac-style boats and two all-weather fast-covered cruisers. 90% success. Connections with Victoria Clipper, Kenmore Air. Day trips from Vancouver, BC. Private Eye on Seattle Tours Seattle, WA 98133 206-365-3739 privateeyetours.com Seattle True Crime Tours: notorious murders, “greatest burglary,” infamous musicians. Seattle’s only Haunted Happenings Ghost Tour. Tours are scenic, historical, entertaining and unusual. Public Market Tours 1501 Western Ave, Ste 302 Seattle, WA 98101 206-209-5488 publicmarkettours.com Historical tours of Pike Place Market. See fish fly, the “original” Starbucks store, artisan flower growers, and more! Groups welcome. Puget Sound Brewery Tours Seattle, WA 98117 206-384-3637 pugetsoundbrewerytours.com Puget Sound’s exclusive brewery and craft-beer tours! Visit breweries in Seattle, Bellevue and more. Custom and private tours available. Ride the Ducks of Seattle 516 Broad St Seattle, WA 98109 206-441-DUCK (3825) ridetheducksofseattle.com Land and water tour in WWII landing craft! Voted one of top five things to do in Seattle! Discounts for groups of 10 or more! San Juan Excursions, Inc. 2 Spring St Landing Friday Harbor, WA 98250 360-378-6636 watchwhales.com Whale-watch/wildlife cruises in the San Juan Islands—whales guaranteed or your next trip is free! Private charters. USCGcertified vessels. Sea kayak tours. Naturalist guides. AAA approved. San Juan Outfitters LLC PO Box 325 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 360-378-1962 sanjuanislandoutfitters.com Exclusive launching facility on San Juan Island. Small groups, families welcome. Experience orca whales, seals, eagles, rugged shoreline with our professional naturalist guides. Beginners welcome.

Power Hiking Ltd. PO Box 788 Tiburon, CA 94920 415-902-5253; powerhiking.com Exciting, distinctive, beautiful walking itineraries with stunning views featured in the colorful, easy-to-carry, unique travel guide.

San Juan Safaris Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours 2 Spring St Landing, Ste 6 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 360-378-1323 sanjuansafaris.com Whale-watching and wildlife tours from Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA specializing in small groups. Engaging naturalist guides, new boat 55 ft. 30 years experience. Serious fun— join us!

Prince of Whales Whale Watching 812 Wharf St Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 1T3

Savor Seattle Food Tours 1501 Western Ave, Ste 301 Seattle, WA 98101 206-209-5485

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savorseattletours.com Join us on a delicious food and cultural tour and eat your way through Pike Place Market, downtown Seattle, and other tasty Seattle neighborhoods. Seattle Bites Food Tours 45720 SE 139th Pl North Bend, WA 98045 425-888-8837 seattlebitesfoodtours.com Nibble on historic tidbits while noshing your way through this Pike Place Market walking food tour. Come meet our friends! Seattle By Foot 216 First Ave S, Ste 4AS Seattle, WA 98101 206-553-9024 seattlebyfoot.com Explore Seattle with these unique and entertaining walking tours: Seattle’s Original Coffee Crawl, Seattle Kids Tour, City Pub Tour and Scenic Emerald City. Seattle Cycling Tours 714 Pike St Seattle, WA 98101 206-356-5803 seattle-cycling-tours.com Urban bicycle tours of Seattle. See Seattle close-up. We welcome custom tours and rental bikes too. Centrally located. Seattle Food Tours 12721 Renton Ave S Seattle, WA 98178 206-725-4483 seattlefoodtours.com Custom culinary-themed tours, events and multiday packages featuring wine country, progressive dinners, artisanal spirits, beer, and cheese along with cooking classes for small to large groups. Seattle Free Walking Tours 2000 Western Ave Seattle, WA 98101 360-201-5611 seattlefreewalkingtours.org Seattle’s only FREE, tip-based tours! Everyday 9:30am Market Tour and 11am City Tour. Guides will meet you at Western Ave and Virginia St. Samples, history, recommendations, money savers and more! Seattle Heli Tours by Classic Helicopter Corp. Boeing Field, 8535 Perimeter Rd Seattle, WA 98108 206-767-0515 classichelicoptercorp.com See the Pacific Northwest by helicopter! Pre-planned tour routes or choose your own. Bilingual pilots. Seattle Qwik Tours 3832 Eastern Ave N, Ste 3 Seattle, WA 98103 206-743-1884 seattleqwiktour.com A 90-minute, upbeat, highenergy, mini-coach, city tour that includes history, humor, music, facts and stats! Seattle Seaplanes 1325 Fairview Ave E Seattle, WA 98102 206-329-9638 seattleseaplanes.com Scenic seaplane flight. Seattle, Lake Washington, Locks, Elliott Bay. Charter service. Dockside events.

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Seattle Tour Guides 4428 Eastern Ave N Seattle, WA 98103 206-714-9333 Seattle Tour Guides provides entertaining, engaging, enthusiastic, local guides for groups or individuals. Visit Seattle on your own terms! Seattle Wine Tours 15701 Nelson Pl Seattle, WA 98188 206-444-9463 seattlewinetours.com Wine tours for 2-52! Knowledgeable chauffeur guides and quality vehicles make us the premier choice for wine-touring and tasting in Washington state. Show Me Seattle Tours PO Box 30833 Seattle, WA 98113 206-633-CITY (2489) showmeseattle.com Experiencing the real Seattle and having fun with great sights and stories is what we do best. City tours and Boeing tours daily. Private and custom tours available for any size group. Sightseeing of Seattle 206-526-1444 sightseeingofseattle.com Four-hour tour of downtown Seattle and Puget Sound, includes two ferry rides. Starts at 8am. Skagit Tours - Visit the American Alps! 700 Fifth Ave, Ste 3210 Seattle, WA 98104 360-854-2589; skagittours.com Take a Skagit Tour in the North Cascades (American Alps) or explore on your own. More at skagittours.com or 360-8542589. Spooked in Seattle 109 Yesler Way, Ste 109 Seattle, WA 98104 425-954-7701 spookedinseattle.com Join real ghost hunters as they take you on a guided tour of Seattle’s most haunted locations. Tours available seven days a week. Stalking Seattle The Rock & Roll Tour 327 Fifth Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-419-2258 stalkingseattle.com Seattle’s only mobile rock and roll tour. Take a three-hour tour drive through Seattle’s music history from Jimi Hendrix to Nirvana and much more. Tailor Made Tours 10104 SE 187th St Renton, WA 98055 206-478-7512; mytmtour.com Delivering unique itineraries for group tours on the West Coast and Western Canada with exceptional service and attention to detail tailored to your travel needs. Totally Seattle Tours Inc. PO Box 30833 Seattle, WA 98113 206-755-4109 totallyseattle.com Hand-tailored private and group city tours featuring Seattle’s architecture, gardens, nearby wineries and islands. Educated, multilingual guides. Step-on and event-support services.

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Tours Northwest 8221 Seventh Ave S Seattle, WA 98108 206-768-1234 toursnorthwest.com Seattle’s most personable sightseeing in beautiful, custom-built mini-coaches that offer panoramic views. Fun, interactive, comprehensive tours daily of the city, Mt. Rainier, and Boeing. Waterways Cruises & Events 2441 N Northlake Way Seattle, WA 98103 206-223-2060 waterwayscruises.com Unforgettable dinner, brunch, happy hour, lunch and holiday cruises aboard a beautiful yacht, with delicious Northwest cuisine, spectacular views and a captain’s narration of sights. Private deck rentals are available on all dining cruises.

Wineries

Airfield Estates Winery 14450 Woodinville-Redmond Rd, Ste 109 Woodinville, WA 98072 425-877-1006; airfieldwines. com/visit_us/woodinville.php Family owned and operated winery. Our tasting room honors and pays tribute to our aviation heritage. Open daily noon-5pm. Alexandria Nicole Cellars 810 NE 145th St Woodinville, WA 98072 425-487-9463 alexandrianicolecellars.com To taste is to LOVE! Alexandria Nicole crafts small lots of premier fruit from Destiny Ridge. Bookwalter Winery/ J. Bookwalter Wines 14810 NE 145th St, Bldg B Woodinville, WA 98072 509-627-5000 bookwalterwines.com Tasting studio available for private event rentals. Can accommodate events up to 50+ people. Brian Carter Cellars 14419 Woodinville-Redmond Rd (SR-202) Woodinville, WA 98072 425-806-9463 briancartercellars.com Celebrated Washington winemaker Brian Carter shares his collection of unique blended style wines at our Woodinville tasting room. Open noon-5pm daily. Charles Smith Wines & K Vintners 35 S Spokane St Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-526-5230 charlessmithwines.com Seattle Magazine’s 2010 winemaker of the year, Charles Smith, at our downtown Walla Walla tasting room. Open daily 10am6pm. Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery 14111 NE 145th St Woodinville, WA 98072 425-415-3632; ste-michelle.com Washington’s premier winery on historic estate. Complimentary tours, educational tasting experiences, gift shop, summer concerts, banquet facilities. Special hours by arrangement.

Columbia Winery 14030 NE 145th St Woodinville, WA 98072 425-482-7381 columbiawinery.com Located in the scenic Woodinville wine country near Seattle, Columbia Winery is the ideal tourist destination. Banquet and meeting facilities. Cooper Wine Company 35306 N Sunset Rd Benton City, WA 99320 509-588-2667 cooperwinecompany.com Red Mountain winery with tasting room. Call for hours and/ or appointment. Normal hours: noon-5pm (seven days/week). Seasonal hours: noon-5pm Fri-Mon. We specialize in classic bordeaux wines. DeLille Cellars Winery 14208 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE Redmond, WA 98052 425-489-0544 delillecellars.com The only winery in the Top 100 Wines of the World for two years in a row. Delivering a remarkable wine-tasting experience with exceptional handcrafted wines. Visit our Carriage House tasting room, open daily. 20 minutes from Seattle. Dunham Cellars 150 E Boeing Ave Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-529-4685 dunhamcellars.com Dunham Cellars is located near the foothills of the beautiful Blue Mountains in Walla Walla. Our tasting room is open for tasting and informal tours 11am-4pm daily. EFESTE 19730 144th Ave NE Woodinville, WA 98072 425-398-7200; efeste.com Experience a flight of EFESTE’s award-winning wines and our story. Spacious tasting room and event space open Thu–Sun, noon-5pm. Two blocks north of the Woodinville Warehouse wineries. Island Vintners-Wine Tasting 450 Winslow Way E Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206-650-4753 islandvintners.com Three Bainbridge Island wineries serving locally made wine and offering Northwest meats and cheeses. Open seven days a week. Mark Ryan Winery 14810 NE 145th St, Bldg A1 Woodinville, WA 98072 206-910-7967 markryanwinery.com Mark Ryan Winery is an independent producer of award-winning wines from Washington state. Open seven days a week. Market Cellars Tasting Room 1432 Western Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-384-8583 fb.me/marketcellarstastingroom Wine tasting room featuring fine wines by Masquerade Wine Company and Mount Baker Vineyards. Open Wed-Sun, 11am6pm. Northwest Cellars 11909 124th Ave NE

Kirkland, WA 98034 206-601-9217 northwestcellars.com Our winery and tasting room is located in Kirkland, only 15 minutes from downtown Seattle. Come in for a wine tasting and try our award-winning wines! Novelty Hill - Januik Winery 14710 Woodinville-Redmond Rd Woodinville, WA 98072 425-481-8317 noveltyhilljanuik.com Experience, explore, entertain. Private event space available. Open daily for wine tasting and winery tours. Pepper Bridge Winery/ Amavi Cellars Tasting Room 14810 NE 145th St, Bldg A3 Woodinville, WA 98072 509-525-3541 pepperbridge.com Tasting room for Amavi Cellars and Pepper Bridge Winery. Open noon-5pm Mon-Thu and noon6pm Fri-Sun. Seattle Wine Awards 1733 45th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116 206-853-4677 seattlewineawards.com Bring the best of Washington wine to your conference, meeting or trade show with wine tasting, education and flair to remember. Sparkman Cellars 19501 144 Ave NE, Ste E400 Woodinville, WA 98072 425-398-1045 sparkmancellars.com Sparkman Cellars. Family. Quality of life. Damn fine wine. Right in Woodinville. Stop by Thu-Mon, 1pm-6pm. The Tasting Room - Wines of Washington 1924 Post Alley Seattle, WA 98101 206-770-9463 winesofwashington.com For a small fee, wine lovers can taste artisan wines from some of Washington state’s best boutique wineries. Terra Blanca 34715 N DeMoss Rd Benton City, WA 99320 509-588-6082; terrablanca.com Terra Blanca enjoys panoramic views of the Yakima Valley. It’s a perfect wine country getaway. Tours, cafe and meeting space. Washington State Wine Commission 1201 Western Ave, Ste 450 Seattle, WA 98101 206-667-9463 washingtonwine.org Representing licensed wineries and wine grape growers in Washington state; providing marketing to raise positive awareness of the Washington state wine industry. Wine Outlet 946 Elliott Ave W Seattle, WA 98119 206-285-1129 wineoutleteventspace.com Local wine expert teaches wine classes every Monday night. Private, customizable wine tastings available. Event space rentals: wine bar, classroom, and rooftop deck. Great for parties!

Free parking. 15 minutes from the Convention Center. Open 7 days a week. Woodinville Wine Country PO Box 2114 Woodinville, WA 98072 425-205-4394 woodinvillewinecountry.com Woodinville Wine Country offers an abundance of fine wineries producing world-class wines just 25 minutes from downtown Seattle.

Restaurants

Ballard

Anthony’s HomePort Shilshole Bay 6135 Seaview Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107 206-783-0780; anthonys.com Seafood Waterfront dining with a view of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains serving fresh Northwest seafood at its best. Chinook’s at Salmon Bay 1900 W Nickerson St Seattle, WA 98119 206-283-4665; anthonys.com SEAFOOD Casual dining at Fishermen’s Terminal featuring fresh Northwest seafood. Hi-Life 5425 Russell Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107 206-784-7272 chowfoods.com/hi-life AMERICAN Seasonal American grill in the heart of Ballard. Open seven days a week and late night. Private dining available. Ray’s Boathouse, Cafe & Catering 6049 Seaview Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107 206-789-3770; rays.com SEAFOOD Internationally acclaimed Northwest seafood and waterfront dining. Chef dinners and tours, cooking and wine classes. Private dining and full-service catering available. Free parking. Volterra 5411 Ballard Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107 206-789-5100 volterrarestaurant.com ITALIAN Extensive wine list and signature cocktails.

Belltown

The Coterie Room 2137 Second Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-956-8000 thecoterieroom.com NORTHWEST Brunch, lunch and dinner in modern elegant surroundings from award-winning chefs McCracken and Tough. El Gaucho 2505 First Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-728-1337; elgaucho.com STEAKHOUSE Seattle’s premier steakhouse! Featuring 28-day, dry-aged, certified Angus Prime beef. Full bar, entertainment nightly, tableside service. Local 360 2234 First Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-441-9360 local360.org

AMERICAN Private upstairs balcony. 90% of our ingredients come from 360 miles of where we are, located in the heart of Belltown.

Mama’s Mexican Kitchen 2234 Second Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-728-6262; mamas.com MEXICAN Owned by Mama’s grandson. Dine in our Elvis room. One of Seattle’s most popular Mexican restaurants in heart of Belltown since 1974. Sidewalk dining. Menudo, fajitas, taquitos, spicy prawns.

changes. Featuring shareable plates and Spanish-style tapas. Award-winning Zagat recommended dining. Anthony’s Pier 66 Bell Street Diner 2201 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98121 206-448-6688; anthonys.com SEAFOOD On the downtown waterfront, panoramic views of Seattle and Elliott Bay. Casual dining at Bell St. Diner. Outside decks serving lunch, dinner.

Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant 2334 Second Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-956-0500 marrakeshseattle.com MOROCCAN Elegant authentic Moroccan cuisine, traditional seating, bellydancing (Wed-Sun) Feel like an honored guest in the sultan’s tent.

AQUA by El Gaucho 2801 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98121 206-956-9171; elgaucho.com/ aqua-by-el-gaucho.html SEAFOOD Seattle’s seafood restaurant. Featuring fantastic signature seafood cuisine. 270-degree views, 4,000-sq.-ft. patio, beautiful private rooms. Lunch for groups by prearrangement.

Spur Gastropub 113 Blanchard St Seattle, WA 98121 206-728-6706 spurseattle.com AMERICAN Intimate urban pub in Belltown. New American cuisine, creating interactive and seasonally pure plates to share.

ART Restaurant and Lounge 99 Union St Seattle, WA 98101 206-749-7070 fourseasons.com/seattle/dining NORTHWEST ART Restaurant and Lounge celebrates authentic Pacific Northwest cuisine with unique global influences.

Capitol Hill

Assaggio Ristorante 2010 Fourth Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-441-1399 assaggioseattle.com ITALIAN Italian food and wine paired beautifully in a memorable atmosphere. Closed Sunday.

Annapurna Cafe 1833 Broadway Ave Seattle, WA 98122 206-320-7770 annapurnacafe.com INDIAN Come enjoy the mesmerizing taste of Nepal, India, and Tibet all under one roof. Barrio 1420 12th Ave Seattle, WA 98122 206-588-8105 barriorestaurant.com MEXICAN Multiple dining options for groups up to 50 including full buyout options. Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. Six locations in the greater Seattle area 206-634-0300; ddir.com AMERICAN Seattle’s iconic burger joint serving up juicy burgers, hand-cut fries, and oldfashion shakes. Jimmy’s on Broadway 1100 Broadway Ave Seattle, WA 98122 206-204-1188 jimmysonbroadway.com NORTHWEST Upscale casual bar and restaurant featuring American and Northwest flavors in a fun and lively atmosphere.

Downtown

13 Coins Restaurant 125 Boren Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-682-2513; 13coins.com CONTINENTAL Exhibition cooking, gourmet dining at any hour. National and award-winning restaurant. Two locations. Free parking. Andaluca Restaurant & Bar 407 Olive Way Seattle, WA 98101 206-382-6999; andaluca.com MEDITERRANean Seasonal menu

Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar 1517 Pike Place Market Seattle, WA 98101 206-624-7166; athenianinn.com SEAFOOD Fresh seafood, Seattle’s best waterfront views. Open daily for breakfast and lunch. Evening dining in the summer. Belle Epicurean 1206 Fourth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-262-9404 belleepicurean.com FRENCH Providing Seattle’s best corporate catering and boxed lunches. Downtown delivery available. Located in Olympic Fairmont Hotel in downtown Seattle. Benihana 1200 Fifth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-682-4686 benihanaseattlewa.com JAPANESE A chef prepares your meal at your table. Benihana is known for its quality steak, seafood and sushi. A show with every meal. Blue C Sushi Downtown Seattle 1510 Seventh Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-467-4022; bluecsushi.com SEAFOOD Whether it’s sit down, build your own, or grab-and-go, we’re ready to satisfy your sushi craving. Blueacre Seafood 1700 Seventh Ave Seattle, WA 98101

206-659-0737 blueacreseafood.com SEAFOOD Blueacre draws upon the vast array of wild seafood available from the US coastal waters as well as carefully chosen, sustainably farmed freshwater species. BOKA Restaurant & Bar 1010 First Ave Seattle, WA 98104 206-357-9000; bokaseattle.com AMERICAN Nearly 100% organic. Hand-crafted cocktails, new and old world wines; open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Weekend brunch and daily happy hour. The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House Across from Seattle Art Museum & Benaroya Hall Seattle, WA 98101 206-224-7000; thebrooklyn.com NORTHWEST The Brooklyn features stunning preparations of fresh seafood, prime grade steaks and Seattle’s premier oyster bar. Bruno’s Mexican-Italian Restaurant 1417 Third Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-622-3180; brunositaliandining.com ITALIAN A unique place with a traditional Italian ambiance featuring Mexican menu and Italian menu favorites. Serving downtown Seattle for 40 years. Family friendly. Café Campagne 86 Pine St Seattle, WA 98101 206-728-2800 campagnerestaurant.com FRENCH Enjoy country French cuisine in the heart of the Pike Place Market. The Capital Grille 1301 Fourth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-382-0900; thecapitalgrille. com/pages/loc.aspx?id=8030 STEAKHOUSE Dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood and awardwinning collection of over 400 wines. Three private dining rooms accommodating 10 to 30 guests.

available daily after 5pm to your downtown location. Dahlia Lounge 2001 Fourth Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-682-4142; tomdouglas.com NORTHWEST Downtown dining in the heart of Seattle. Daily Grill 629 Pike St Seattle, WA 98101 206-624-8400; dailygrill.com AMERICAN Serving great American food daily. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, fine wines, great martinis, professional service. Private dining available. Dragonfish Asian Cafe 722 Pine St Seattle, WA 98101 206-467-7777 dragonfishcafe.com PANASIAN Critic’s choice Seattle “Top 10” restaurant, contemporary pan-Asian cafe, full bar, exhibition kitchens, affordable on regular basis. The Elephant and Castle Pub & Restaurant 1415 Fifth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-624-9977 elephantcastle.com ENGLISH Located in the heart of downtown and can accommodate a wide range of events and group sizes in a relaxed British pub environment. Elliott’s Oyster House 1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56 Seattle, WA 98101 206-623-4340 elliottsoysterhouse.com SEAFOOD Nationally recognized as one of the top 10 seafood houses in the U.S. Elliott’s specializes in fresh Dungeness crab, wild Northwest salmon, shellfish and oysters. Beautiful view of Puget Sound. Etta’s 2020 Western Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-443-6000; tomdouglas.com SEAFOOD Tom Douglas’ updated fish house is a hit with locals and visitors alike. Try Etta’s famous spice-rubbed salmon with cornbread pudding.

Collections Cafe 305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109 206-753-4940 collectionscafe.com AMERICAN Dishes created with fresh, local ingredients. Dale Chihuly’s colorful collections. Lunch, dinner or an afternoon bite.

FareStart 700 Virginia St Seattle, WA 98101 206-267-7601; farestart.org AMERICAN An inviting space featuring a private banquet room. All revenue helps fund FareStart’s training programs for the homeless and disadvantaged.

The Crab Pot 1301 Alaskan Way, Pier 57 Seattle, WA 98101 206-624-1890 thecrabpotseattle.com SEAFOOD Offering fun, familystyle dining! Accommodates corporate and social plated meals for up to 140.

The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar 1301 Alaskan Way, Pier 57 Seattle, WA 98101 206-623-3500; fishermans restaurantseattle.com SEAFOOD The best in fresh local Northwest seafood. Amazing panoramic waterfront views! Indoor/outdoor dining facilities.

Cutters Crabhouse 2001 Western Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-448-4884 cuttersbayhouse.com SEAFOOD Northwest cuisine inspired by the Pike Place Market. Panoramic views of Elliott Bay, Olympic Mountains and city lights. Shuttle service

Fonté Café and Wine Bar 1321 First Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-777-6193; fontecoffee.com EUROPEAN Offering a European bistro experience with exceptional wine and food, world-class coffee and impeccable service.

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Across from Seattle Art Museum. Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant 600 Pine St, Ste 401 Seattle, WA 98101 206-405-4205 gordonbiersch.com AMERICAN Comfortable, contemporary atmosphere. Diverse menu and several German-style lagers brewed on premises. Group reservations up to 500. The Grill From Ipanema 2313 First Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-457-4885 seattlegrillfromipanema.com BRAZILIAN An authentic Brazilian dining experience offering a wide variety of different cuts of meat and unlimited visits to the salad bar. Large parties welcome. Hard Rock Cafe 116 Pike St Seattle, WA 98101 206-204-2233 hardrock.com/seattle AMERICAN Classic American fare, rock ‘n’ roll, Seattle rock merchandise and authentic memorabilia from Seattle rock legends, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Hendrix and more. Hook & Plow 2100 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98121 206-256-1040 seattlemarriottwaterfront.com AMERICAN Bar and bistro supporting local farms and fishermen serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with happy hour all week long. icon Grill 1933 Fifth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-441-6330; icongrill.net AMERICAN Critics say: “Downtown Seattle restaurants don’t get much more visually or culinary interesting than the icon Grill.”

Juicy Cafe 725 Pike St Seattle, WA 98101 206-682-6960; thejuicycafe.com DELI Fast, fresh and healthy juices, smoothies, salads, brown rice bowls, and sandwiches made to order. JUNO Restaurant 700 Third Ave at Cherry Seattle, WA 98104 206-631-8080 junorestaurant.com NORTHWEST JUNO showcases the regional cuisines of North America, their abundance and variety. Lecosho 89 University St Seattle, WA 98101 206-623-2101; lecosho.com NORTHWEST Experience European-influenced Northwest food, made with local and seasonal ingredients. Lunch, dinner, and happy hour; late-night menu until 1am. Lola 2000 Fourth Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-441-1430; tomdouglas.com NORTHWEST Tom Douglas’ Lola features the classic produce of the Northwest mingled with the cooking styles of Greece. Lowell’s Restaurant & Bar 1519 Pike Pl Seattle, WA 98101 206-622-2036; eatatlowells.com AMERICAN Phenomenal water views on 3 levels. A comfortable, casual restaurant and full service bar. Voted Best Breakfast in Seattle five years running. Marché 86 Pine St Seattle, WA 98101 206-728-2800 marcheseattle.com FRENCH Highlighting seasonal, robust food and best wines by the glass. Flexible dining, exceptional in value and quality. Open daily.

beverages. Open daily. Classic and unique dishes with a NW flair! Metropolitan Grill 820 Second Ave Seattle, WA 98104 206-624-3287 themetropolitangrill.com STEAKHOUSE Consistently rated as one of the top 10 steakhouses in the US. Featuring USDA prime custom dry-aged beef. Lively lounge. Award-winning wine program. Morton’s The Steakhouse 1511 Sixth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-223-0550; mortons.com STEAKHOUSE Morton’s signature menu features USDA prime aged beef, fresh fish to include lobster. Complimentary private dining rooms available. Dinner nightly. O’Asian Restaurant 800 Fifth Ave, Ste Plaza 1 Seattle, WA 98104 206-264-1789 oasiankitchen.com CHINESE Upscale, modern Chinese cuisine: delicious dim sum, lunch specials, all-day menu. Sophisticated bar. Open daily. Private dining/meeting space for 6 to 420. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro - Seattle 400 Pine St, Ste 136 Seattle, WA 98101 206-393-0070 pfchangs.com CHINESE Unforgettable Chinese cuisine served in a stylish bistro setting. Reservations are accepted. Palace Kitchen 2030 Fifth Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-448-2001 tomdouglas.com NORTHWEST Chef and author Tom Douglas’ Palace Kitchen serves its full menu nightly until 1am, cocktails until 2am.

placepigalle-seattle.com NORTHWEST Place Pigalle, the quintessential Seattle restaurant.

Douglas restaurant is devoted to Seattle’s fabulous local seafood; the other half to the herb crusted meats from our glistening rotisserie.

Purple Cafe & Wine Bar 1225 Fourth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-829-2280 thepurplecafe.com NORTHWEST Northwest-inspired menu paired with an extensive global wine selection. Meeting space for 22 seated, 40 stand-up reception.

Serious Pie Downtown 316 Virginia St Seattle, WA 98101 206-838-7388; tomdouglas. com/restaurants/serious-pie PIZZA Serious Pie features an apple-wood burning oven that turns out a perfectly crisped crust topped with house-made specialties.

Rhody on Spring 1006 Spring St Seattle, WA 98104 206-223-7654 innatvirginiamason.com AMERICAN Located at the Inn at Virginia Mason. Pasta, beef, seafood and poultry, fine wines. Elegant, yet casual.

Sisters European Snacks 1530 Post Alley, Ste 2A Seattle, WA 98101 206-623-6723 sisterssnacks.com EUROPEAN Serving a variety of grilled European sandwiches, soups from around the world, vegetarian gourmet salads and breakfast. Open daily 8am-6pm. Pike Place Market. Seattle’s own since 1907.

RN74 1433 Fourth Ave at Pike Seattle, WA 98101 206-456-7474; michaelmina.net/ restaurants/locations/rnwa.php FRENCH RN74 is an urban wine bar by Michael Mina celebrating Burgundy and the Pacific Northwest. Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery 1333 Fifth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-623-3070; rockbottom.com AMERICAN Rock Bottom brews all of our ales on premises with tours available daily. Small and large functions. Royal Argosy Dining Cruises 1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55, Ste 201 Seattle, WA 98101 206-623-1445; royalargosy.com NORTHWEST Enjoy breathtaking views of the city skyline while you dine on an elegant buffet brunch, 3-course lunch or 4-course dinner cruising Elliott Bay. Live music on selected sailings. Ruth’s Chris Steak House 727 Pine St Seattle, WA 98101 206-624-8524; ruthschris.com STEAKHOUSE Serving U.S. “Prime” steaks, live Maine lobster, fresh king salmon and vegetarian friendly. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and “Happy Hour” daily. Reservations recommended and valet parking available.

Maximilien in the Market 81 A Pike St Seattle, WA 98101 206-682-7270 maximilienrestaurant.com FRENCH The perfect place for groups up to 80 guests. The views, the food, ambience and service make it a sure success.

Il Fornaio 600 Pine St, Ste 132 Seattle, WA 98101 206-264-0994; ilfornaio.com ITALIAN Authentic regional Italian cuisine served off-site in boxed lunches or platters, or four on-site private and semi-private rooms. Custom menus and special diets welcome.

Palomino 1420 Fifth Ave, Ste 350 Seattle, WA 98101 206-623-1300; r-u-i.com NORTHWEST Palomino is the upbeat city restaurant and bar famous for its familiar flavors, unique preparations and its friendly ambiance. Private dining.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant 1103 First Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-623-5500 mccormickandschmicks.com SEAFOOD Full-service seafood dining, bar and oyster bar.

Pike Place Chowder 1530 Post Alley Seattle, WA 98101 206-267-2537 pikeplacechowder.com AMERICAN Award-winning chowders, salads and sandwich rolls. Everything made fresh daily.

Ivar’s Acres of Clams Pier 54 Seattle, WA 98104 206-624-6852; ivars.com SEAFOOD Fresh Northwest seafood at Pier 54 on Elliott Bay. The heart of Seattle since 1938.

McCormick’s Fish House & Bar 722 Fourth Ave Seattle, WA 98104 206-682-3900 mccormicksfishhouse.com SEAFOOD New menus daily, classic Seattle fish house.

Japonessa 1400 First Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-971-7979; japonessa.com JAPANESE A sushi cocina, we feature a Japanese menu with hints of Latino flair.

Metropole Seattle 820 Pike St Seattle, WA 98101 425-444-5958 metropoleseattle.com AMERICAN Fresh and natural ingredients. Pouring regional wine, beer and handcrafted

Pike Place Chowder Pacific Place 600 Pine St Seattle, WA 98101 206-838-5680 pikeplacechowder.com AMERICAN Located on the 4th floor at Pacific Place. Expanded menu, serving beer and wine, open evenings until 9pm.

Sazerac Restaurant 1101 Fourth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-624-7755 sazeracrestaurant.com AMERICAN Executive chef Jason McClure features Pacific Northwest flavors with an emphasis on organic and sustainable ingredients. Artful, contemporary decor.

Place Pigalle Restaurant and Bar 81 Pike St Seattle, WA 98101 206-624-1756

Seatown Seabar & Rotisserie 2010 Western Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-436-0390; tomdouglas.com NORTHWEST One half of this Tom

Il Bistro 93 Pike St, Ste A Seattle, WA 98101 206-682-3049; ilbistro.net ITALIAN Italian cuisine in Pike Place Market. Market fresh produce and seafood. Classic bar.

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Sandella’s Flatbread Café 1420 Fifth Ave, Ste 204 Seattle, WA 98101 206-467-4512 seattlesandellas.com AMERICAN Premium-quality, health-conscious food that is also great tasting.

Six Seven at The Edgewater 2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67 Seattle, WA 98121 206-269-4575 edgewaterhotel.com AMERICAN With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Elliott Bay, Six Seven Restaurant plies Seattle’s local and regional ingredients for inspired worldclass cuisine with a unique Northwest flair. TDD SkyCity 203 Sixth Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-905-2100; spaceneedle.com NORTHWEST Join us in our revolving restaurant 500 feet above Seattle and enjoy Pacific Northwest cuisine that is matched only by the views served with it. Sound View Cafe 1501 Pike Pl, Ste 501 Seattle, WA 98101 206-623-5700 soundviewcafe.com NORTHWEST Featuring marketfresh seafood and Northwest favorites on breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Excellent all-day soup and salad bar. Gourmet sandwiches and daily specials. Steelhead Diner 95 Pine St, Ste 17 Seattle, WA 98101 206-625-0129 steelheaddiner.com NORTHWEST Smart-casual restaurant in the heart of the Pike Place Market featuring Pacific Northwest food and wine. Private dining available. Sullivan’s Steakhouse 621 Union St Seattle, WA 98101 206-494-4442 sullivansteakhouse.com STEAKHOUSE 1940s Chicagostyle steakhouse, featuring the finest steaks and seafood, unparalleled martinis, and great live jazz! Sushi Kudasai 1420 Fifth Ave, Ste 203 Seattle, WA 98101 206-839-4016 sushikudasaiseattle.com NORTHWEST Quickness and quality rolled up in one.

Tango Restaurant & Lounge 1100 Pike St Seattle, WA 98101 206-583-0382 tangorestaurant.com SPANISH Tango Restaurant specializes in Latin-inspired cuisine. Taste our Spanish tapas, Cuban mojitos and South American ceviche! Private dining available. Tap House Grill 1506 Sixth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-816-3314; taphousegrill.com AMERICAN Featuring progressive urban cuisine consisting of steak, seafood, sushi and 160 beers on tap. Lunch, dinner, late night. TASTE Restaurant and Events 1300 First Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-332-1320; tastesam.com AMERICAN Simple yet upscale, reasonably priced foods created with fresh-from-the-Market ingredients. Private dining available. Thai Ginger 600 Pine St, Pacific Place, Fourth Fl Seattle, WA 98101 206-749-9100; thaiginger.com THAI The freshest ingredients, brilliantly prepared in an environment reminiscent of Thailand. Top of the Hilton Restaurant 1301 Sixth Ave Seattle, WA 98111 206-624-0500 seattlehilton.com CONTINENTAL Can do larger group of people with advance notice and if there is a room available. Rooms have excellent views. Top Pot Doughnuts 2124 Fifth Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-728-1966 toppotdoughnuts.com SPECIALTY Top Pot, hand-forged doughnuts. Toss’d Custom Salads 1420 Fifth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-682-6700 AMERICAN Specializing in tossed-to-order salads. Customize from over 30 ingredients. Grab-and-go salads, salad wraps and beverages also available for those on the go. The Triple Door 216 Union St Seattle, WA 98101 206-838-4333; thetripledoor.net PANASIAN Seattle’s best live music venue featuring legendary sound, fabulous drinks, the award-winning Asian cuisine of Wild Ginger in downtown Seattle. Tulio Ristorante 1100 Fifth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-624-5500; tulio.com ITALIAN Seattle’s best Italian restaurant serving regional Italian cuisine with Northwest ingredients. Urbane 1635 Eighth Ave, Hyatt at Olive 8 Seattle, WA 98101 206-676-4600; olive8.hyatt.com NORTHWEST Menu designed with a farm-to-table concept featur-

ing local ingredients from the Pacific Northwest. VESSEL 624 Olive Way Seattle, WA 98101 206-652-5222 vesselseattle.com NORTHWEST Named among the “Best Bars in America” by Esquire. Stylish, sophisticated spot for lunch or late night. Award-winning cocktails. Wild Ginger Asian Restaurant 1401 Third Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-623-4450; wildginger.net PANASIAN Seattle’s best Asian restaurant featuring authentic Chinese, Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, and a Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine list. The Yard House 1501 Fourth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-682-2087; yardhouse.com AMERICAN Great food, classic rock and 130 tap handles of craft ales and lagers. Open daily 11am for lunch, dinner and late-night dining.

Lake Union

Brave Horse Tavern 310 Terry Ave N Seattle, WA 98106 206-971-0717 bravehorsetavern.com PUB This boisterous tavern is enlivened with 26 taps, shuffleboard, dart boards, weekly beer events and live music. Buca di Beppo 701 Ninth Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-244-2288 bucadibeppo.com ITALIAN Family-style, Italian dinner service in an upbeat and fun atmosphere. Come celebrate with us! Open early for private functions. Seating for 40 to 250. Chandler’s Crabhouse 901 Fairview Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-223-2722; schwartzbros. com/chandlers-crabhouse SEAFOOD World’s finest crab, freshest seafood and prime steaks on beautiful Lake Union. Private dining and patio seating available. Cicchetti Kitchen & Bar 121 E Boston St Seattle, WA 98102 206-859-4155 serafinaseattle.com/cicchetti MEDITERRANean Mediterranean cuisine with a Northwest twist in a neighborhood setting. Views of the city skyline and Lake Union. Various-sized private rooms. Cuoco 310 Terry Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-971-0710 cuoco-seattle.com ITALIAN Cuoco is the Italian word “cook” and the inspiration for showing off our chefs in our open pasta kitchen. Daniel’s Broiler 809 Fairview Pl N Seattle, WA 98109 206-621-8262; schwartzbros. com/daniels-broiler

STEAKHOUSE A USDA prime steak and chop house featuring prime beef and Northwest seafoods.

Duke’s Chowder House 901 Fairview Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-283-8422 dukeschowderhouse.com AMERICAN Award-winning chowders, fresh seafood, prizewinning Caesar salad, the best cheeseburger you ever tasted. Three locations. All major credit cards. Eastlake Bar & Grill 2947 Eastlake Ave E Seattle, WA 98102 206-957-7777 eastlakebarandgrill.com AMERICAN Award-winning outdoor dining, Lake Union views, daily lunch, dinner and happy hour. Plasma screens, friendly service, affordable menu. Lunchbox Laboratory 1253 Thomas St Seattle, WA 98109 206-621-1090 lunchboxlaboratory.com AMERICAN This funkadelic restaurant boasts it’s home of “the BEST BURGER in America!” and features handcrafted shakes, crazy cocktails, private and outdoor dining. McCormick & Schmick’s Harborside 1200 Westlake Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-270-9052 harborsideseattle.com SEAFOOD Panoramic views of Lake Union and downtown Seattle. Fresh Northwest seafood and regional favorites. Mistral Kitchen 2020 Westlake Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-623-1922 mistral-kitchen.com AMERICAN Fine dining, casual dining, full bar, happy hour, lunch, brunch and more. Private group welcome, catering available. Serafina Osteria and Enoteca 121 E Boston St Seattle, WA 98102 206-323-0807 serafinaseattle.com ITALIAN Italian cuisine with a Northwest twist in a neighborhood setting. Lunch and jazz brunch are great for groups. Various-sized private rooms available. Serious Pie & Biscuit 401 Westlake Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-436-0050 seriouspiewestlake.com PIZZA Serious Pie features an apple wood-burning oven that turns out a perfectly crisped crust topped with house made specialties. The Tack Room 310 Terry Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-971-0720 bravehorsetavern.com/index. php?page=the-tack-room AMERICAN Every cowboy needs a Tack Room attached to their stable for their riding tack (as saddles and bridle) and often of stud records...we bring

you the Brave Horse Tavern’s Tack Room! Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria 2200 Westlake, Ste 112 Seattle, WA 98121 206-624-4422; tuttabella.com PIZZA Certified Neapolitan pizzeria serving family-style wood-fired pizza, salads and gelato. Amazing Space Needle view! Waterways Cruises & Events 2441 N Northlake Way Seattle, WA 98103-9125 206-223-2060 waterwayscruises.com NORTHWEST Unforgettable dinner, brunch, happy hour, lunch and holiday cruises aboard a beautiful yacht, with delicious Northwest cuisine, spectacular views and a captain’s narration of sights. Private deck rentals are available on all dining cruises. World Sports Grille 731 Westlake Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-223-0300 worldsportsgrille.com AMERICAN World Sports Grille provides an upscale dining and entertainment experience that encourages interaction and camaraderie. Enjoy fresh food, craft beer, and fine spirits along with billiards, ping-pong, vintage arcade games, classic English darts, and more.

Madison Park

Daniel’s Broiler 200 Lake Washington Blvd Seattle, WA 98122 206-329-4191; schwartzbros. com/daniels-broiler AMERICAN Casually elegant prime steak and chop house with view dining on the shore of Lake Washington. Madison Park Conservatory 1927 43rd Ave E Seattle, WA 98112 206-324-9701 madisonparkconservatory.com NORTHWEST Madison Park Conservatory offers delicious plants and animals with a squeeze of lemon complemented with lovely wines and beautiful cocktails. Great space for special events for 10 to 125.

Pioneer Square

88 Keys Dueling Piano and Sports Bar 315 Second Ave S Seattle, WA 98104 206-839-1300; ilove88keys.com PUB 4,500-sq.-ft. bar, music, AV eq., historic, fun, kitchen, parking. Jimmy’s On First 1046 First Ave S Seattle, WA 98134 206-204-9700 jimmysonfirst.com AMERICAN Upscale Pacific Northwest dining in a casual atmosphere.

Queen Anne

5 Spot 1502 Queen Anne Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-285-7768 chowfoods.com/5-spot AMERICAN Seattle landmark up the hill from the Seattle Center.

Home to the “American Food Festival Series” and tastiest Queen Anne breakfast. Canlis Restaurant 2576 Aurora Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-283-3313; canlis.com NORTHWEST Canlis offers three private rooms featuring 180-degree views of south Lake Union and the Cascade Mountains. Most award-winning restaurant in the Northwest. Easily Seattle’s finest restaurant. The Melting Pot - Seattle 14 Mercer St Seattle, WA 98109 206-378-1208; meltingpot.com AMERICAN Enjoy fabulous and fresh food, mouthwatering meats, seafood, and vegetables, bubbling cheeses, decadent desserts, and trendy cocktails. A fondue dining experience for romance or large private groups. Palisade Restaurant 2601 W Marina Pl Seattle, WA 98199 206-285-1000 palisaderestaurant.com NORTHWEST Palisade is where Seattle celebrates. Enjoy our panoramic Puget Sound view and sample our regional and Pacific Rim seafood. Ponti Seafood Grill 3014 Third Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-284-3000 pontiseafoodgrill.com SEAFOOD Local favorite for Northwest seafood cuisine since 1990. Scenically located on Seattle’s Lake Washington ship canal overlooking historic bridges, outdoor patios, four private rooms with water views. T.S. McHugh’s Restaurant & Pub 21 Mercer St Seattle, WA 98109 206-282-1910; tsmchughs.com IRISH Northwest fare, 21 draft beers, children welcome. One block to Seattle Center. Banquet menus: Full three-course dinner starting at $20 per person. Ten Mercer 10 Mercer St Seattle, WA 98109 206-691-3723; tenmercer.com AMERICAN New American neighborhood bistro. Terrific food, value and service. Great wines, classic cocktails. Valet parking.

West Seattle

Endolyne Joe’s 9261 45th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98136 206-937-2325 chowfoods.com/endolyne-joes AMERICAN One block from West Seattle’s Fauntleroy Ferry with changing thematic menus featuring food of the Americas. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fresh Bistro 4725 42nd Ave SW Seattle, WA 98136 206-935-3733 freshbistroseattle.com NORTHWEST International bistro cuisine with fresh locally sourced ingredients and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Perfect for end of

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comfort food, classic cocktails, and craft brews in a vintageindustrial inspired space.

Sound views and Northwest seafood at the foot of the Mukilteo ferry dock.

Salty’s on Alki Beach Seafood Grill 1936 Harbor Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126 206-937-1600 saltys.com/seattle SEAFOOD Free limo bus transportation for your group. Spectacular waterfront views of Seattle’s skyline. World-class seafood, steaks, service and smiles! Order from restaurant menu. Free parking!

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro - Bellevue 525 Bellevue Square Bellevue, WA 98004 425-637-3582; pfchangs.com CHINESE Unforgettable Chinese cuisine served in a stylish bistro setting. Reservations are accepted.

Ivar’s Salmon House 401 NE Northlake Way Seattle, WA 98105 206-632-0767; ivars.com SEAFOOD Steeped in Northwest tradition. Water’s-edge dining and unmatched Lake Union and cityline views.

Surrounding Areas

Bellevue/Eastside Barking Frog 14580 NE 145th St Woodinville, WA 98072 425-424-2999 willowslodge.com NORTHWEST Located at Willows Lodge, a bistro featuring fresh Northwest cuisine with a European flair and extensive Northwest wine collection.

The Crab Pot - Bellevue 2 Lake Bellevue Dr Bellevue, WA 98005 425-455-2244 crabpotbellevue.com SEAFOOD Offering fun, familystyle dining and fresh local seafood. Semi-private banquet/ meeting facilities. Ample parking. Daniel’s Broiler 10500 NE Eighth St, Ste 2100 Bellevue, WA 98004 425-462-4662; schwartzbros. com/daniels-broiler STEAKHOUSE Prime steaks, fresh seafood, award-winning wine list with view dining and piano bar. El Gaucho-Bellevue 450 108th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004 425-455-2715; elgaucho.com/ el-gaucho-bellevue.html STEAKHOUSE The Northwest’s legacy for premium steaks and seafood. Dinner nightly 5pmclose. Lunch Monday-Friday 11:30am-3pm. Live piano nightly. Private dining rooms available. Patio seating seasonal. The Herbfarm Restaurant 14590 NE 145th St Woodinville, WA 98072 425-485-5300 theherbfarm.com NORTHWEST Nestled in the Woodinville wine country, The Herbfarm Restaurant serves themed, seasonal menus, nine courses paired with five Northwest wines. Overnight accommodations available.

Purple Cafe & Wine Bar Bellevue 430 106th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004 425-502-6292 thepurplecafe.com NORTHWEST Northwest-inspired menu paired with an extensive global wine selection. Accommodates 80 to 100 for private events. Ruth’s Chris Steak House Bellevue 565 Bellevue Square Bellevue, WA 98004 425-451-1550; ruthschris.com STEAKHOUSE Serving U.S. Prime steaks, live Maine lobster, fresh king salmon and vegetarian friendly. Lunch, dinner, happy hour daily. Spazzo Italian Grill & Wine Bar 16499 NE 74th St, Ste E255 Redmond, WA 98052 425-881-4400 schwartzbros.com/spazzo ITALIAN Exceptional Italian dining, over 60 wines by the glass. Lunch and dinner daily. Tap House Grill Bellevue 550 106th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004 425-467-1730; taphousegrill.com AMERICAN Progressive urban cuisine featuring steak, seafood and sushi. Largest selection of Northwest beers on tap, as well as private dining. Volterra 121 Kirkland Ave Kirkland, WA 98033 425-202-7201 volterrarestaurant.com ITALIAN Authentic Northern Italian cuisine of internationally acclaimed chef Don Curtiss. Serving lunch and dinner daily. Happy hour daily noon-6pm. Extensive wine list. Wild Ginger at The Bravern 11020 NE Sixth St, Ste 90 Bellevue, WA 98004 425-495-8889; wildginger.net PANASIAN Bellevue’s best Asian restaurant featuring authentic Chinese, Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, an awardwinning wine list, happy hour and dim sum.

Le Petit Terroir 14455 Woodinville Redmond Rd NE Woodinville, WA 98072 425-296-2525 lpterroir.com MEDITERRANEAN Food for wine. Take out, delivery, carry out. Le Petit Terroir offers casual Mediterranean-inspired cuisine created by executive chef Kevin Sarbora.

North

Lot No. 3 1225 Fourth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 425-440-0025; lotno3.com AMERICAN Lot No. 3 combines

Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing 710 Front St Mukilteo, WA 98275 425-742-6180; ivars.com SEAFOOD 180-degree Puget

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Greenlake Bar & Grill 7200 E Green Lake Dr N Seattle, WA 98115 206-729-6179 neighborhoodgrills.com AMERICAN A favorite spot for locals and visitors. Affordable and diverse menu, lake views. Open daily for lunch, dinner and happy hour.

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P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Lynnwood 3000 184th St, Ste 912 Lynnwood, WA 98037 425-921-2100 pfchangs.com CHINESE Unforgettable Chinese cuisine served in a stylish bistro setting. Reservations are accepted.

South

BJ’s Restaurant 1159 Southcenter Mall Tukwila, WA 98188 206-439-7500 bjsbrewhouse.com AMERICAN Specializing in deepdish pizza and hand-crafted brews. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Gateway Grill 18118 International Blvd Seattle, WA 98188 206-244-6666 radisson.com/seattlewa_seatac AMERICAN Casual fine dining in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Rainforest Cafe 161 Southcenter Mall Seattle, WA 98188 206-248-8882 rainforestcafe.com AMERICAN Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of an untamed paradise while you dine amidst canopies of lush vegetation, cascading waterfalls and animated wildlife. Rings Steak Seafood & Chop House 15920 W Valley Hwy Seattle, WA 98188 425-227-8844 STEAKHOUSE Serving the best quality Pacific Northwest cuisine. Salty’s at Redondo Beach Seafood Grill 28201 Redondo Beach Dr S Des Moines, WA 98198 253-946-0636 saltys.com/redondo SEAFOOD Hidden gem on Puget Sound minutes from Sea-Tac Airport. World-class seafood, steaks, service and smiles! Outdoor dining. Bar. Free parking. Private dining available.

Specialty

Capitol Hill

Cupcake Royale-Capitol Hill 1111 E Pike St Seattle, WA 98101 206-883-7656 cupcakeroyale.com Natural. Fresh. Local. Enjoy made-from-scratch cupcakes, homemade ice cream and handcrafted espresso beverages. Voted Seattle’s best!

Eltana Wood-Fired Bagel Cafe 1538 12th Ave Seattle, WA 98122 206-724-0660; eltana.com Enjoy deliciously different bagels with Mediterranean-inspired spreads, soups, salads, and other specialties.

Downtown

Cupcake Royale-Downtown 108 Pine St Seattle, WA 98101 206-883-7656 cupcakeroyale.com Natural. Fresh. Local. Enjoy made-from-scratch cupcakes, homemade ice cream and handcrafted espresso beverages. Voted Seattle’s best! Westlake Whole Foods Market 2210 Westlake Ave Seattle, WA 98104 206-621-9700; wholefoods market.com/node/6779 Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer.

Queen Anne

Interbay Whole Foods Market 2001 15th Ave W Seattle, WA 98119 206-352-5440; wholefoods market.com/stores/interbay Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer.

Bellevue/Eastside Bellevue Whole Foods Market 888 116th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004 425-462-1400; wholefoods market.com/stores/bellevue Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer.

Redmond Whole Foods Market 17991 Redmond Way Redmond, WA 98052 425-881-2600; wholefoods market.com/stores/redmond Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer.

South SubZero Ice Cream & Yogurt 31653 Pacific Hwy S, Ste A Federal Way, WA 98003 253-941-3248 subzeroicecream.com Come and try the freshest ice cream in town. With thousands of combinations, there’s no palate we can’t satisfy. SubZero Ice Cream & Yogurt makes your dessert upon order, giving you the freedom to customize each ingredient to fit your craving! We use liquid nitrogen to instantly freeze a custom treat.

Referral Services

Gluten Intolerance Group of North America 31214 124th Ave SE Seattle, WA 98092 253-833-6655; gluten.net Eating gluten causes continuous health hazards. We monitor food industries, educate, and support consumers to be able to live gluten-free lives. TripAdvisor.com 141 Needham St Newton, MA 02464 617-795-7725; tripadvisor.com TripAdvisor features reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, vacation packages, travel guides, and lots more. Seattle Visitor Center & Concierge Services 800 Convention Pl, First Fl (Seventh Ave & Pike St) Seattle, WA 98101 206-461-5888; visitseattle.org/ essentials/visitors-center visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc Restaurant reservations and information, discount attraction pass sales, attractions/ tours information. High-quality personal service and visitor information brought to you by Visit Seattle.

SeaTac/Tukwila

Seattle Visitor Center / Market Information Center Pike Place Market, First Ave & Pike St Seattle, WA 98101 206-461-5888; visitseattle.org/ essentials/visitors-center visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc High-quality sightseeing assistance and tour referrals. Restaurant menus and reservations. In-depth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. Call for visitor info.

North

Where to Eat Guide & Associates 541-610-4122 wheretoeatguide.com Seattle’s #1 restaurant guide with sample menus and maps. Ask for it at your hotel or visit us online at theeatguide.com.

Starbucks Coffee Company 2401 Utah Ave S Seattle, WA 98134 206-903-8224 starbucks.com Leading retailer, roaster and specialty coffee in North America with retail stores serving espresso, drip coffee and a variety of whole beans.

Lynnwood Whole Foods Market 2800 196th St SW Lynnwood, WA 98036 425-775-1320; wholefoods market.com/stores/lynnwood Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Roosevelt Whole Foods Market 1026 NE 64th St Seattle, WA 98115 206-985-1500; wholefoods market.com/node/6699 Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer.

Banking

American Express TRS Co., Inc. 5114 Pt Fosdick Dr NW, Ste E Gig Harbor, WA 98335 206-281-0256 americanexpress.com Card services and sales. Wells Fargo Seattle Main International Teller Store 999 Third Ave Seattle, WA 98104 206-292-3415 foreignexchangeservices.com We can immediately provide various foreign currencies

in exchange for U.S. dollars. Foreign currencies can also be exchanged into U.S. dollars. MonFri 8am-5pm. Wells Fargo University International Teller Store 4500 University Way NE Seattle, WA 98105 206-545-3578 foreignexchangeservices.com Various foreign currencies can be exchanged for U.S. dollars and U.S. dollars for foreign currencies with a high quality of service provided to all clients. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm; Sat 10am2pm. Wells Fargo Westlake Center International Teller Store 1620 Fourth Ave, First Fl Seattle, WA 98101 206-287-9000 foreignexchangeservices.com Experienced in international currency exchange, we provide various foreign currencies in exchange for U.S. dollars and U.S. dollars in exchange for foreign currencies. Mon-Fri 9am6pm; Sat 10am-2pm.

Caterers, FOOD & BEVErAGE

Harried&Hungry Catering 1415 Third Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-264-7900; orderhh.com H&H specializes in catering meetings and corporate events in Seattle. Casual menus, competitively priced, executed with utmost care. Mascio’s Italian Specialty Foods 1225 S Angelo St Seattle, WA 98108 206-354-0760; mascios.net A premier gourmet manufacturer of arancini appetizers (risotto croquettes). The Mascio’s line includes delicious savory and dessert arancini. On Safari Foods 3317 Third Ave S Seattle, WA 98134 206-932-9497 onsafarifoods.com Full-service catering for 20 years, focusing on exquisite hand-made food that brings people together for a unique communal dining experience. Talking Rain 30520 SE 84th St Preston, WA 98050 425-222-4900; talkingrain.com Producer of the Northwest’s premier mountain spring water, bottled for your enjoyment and refreshment.

Chambers of Commerce

The Alliance for Pioneer Square 105 S Main St, Ste 238 Seattle, WA 98104 206-667-0687; pioneersquare. org, firstthursdayseattle.com Pioneer Square, Seattle’s first historic district, offers a wide range of shopping and sightseeing. Explore 25 blocks of historic properties and unique attractions. Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce 590 Winslow Way E Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206-842-3700 bainbridgechamber.com

Bainbridge Island is a 35-minute scenic ferry ride from downtown Seattle. With wonderful dining and shops, it’s a great escape for bikers, birders, boaters and walkers. Bainbridge Island Downtown Association 120 Madrone Ln N, Ste 203 Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206-842-2982 bainbridgedowntown.org Getaway to it all! Just a short walk from the ferry. Visit Bainbridge Island’s “mainstreet.” Unique local shops, great events. Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism 904 Potter St Bellingham, WA 98229 360-671-3990; bellingham.org The Bellingham-Mt. Baker region offers group tour options. Whale watching, culinary tours, eagle and birding, festivals, hiking and boat tours. Centrally located between Seattle and Vancouver BC. Belltown Business Association 2608 Second Ave Seattle, WA 98121 206-268-4013 belltownbusinessassociation.org Belltown Business Association commits to fostering and promoting the vitality and vibrancy of America’s greatest neighborhood. Camano Island Chamber of Commerce 848 Sunrise Blvd Camano Island, WA 98282 360-629-7136 camanoisland.org Open every day 9am-2pm. Located next to Camano Island Coffee Roasters and Camano Island Marketplace. Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce 1641 Nagle Pl Seattle, WA 98122 206-328-6646 caphillchamber.org A community organization showcasing Capitol Hill. Seattle’s most unique and diverse neighborhood for arts, nightlife, dining and shopping. Cascade Loop Scenic Highway PO Box 3245 Wenatchee, WA 98807 509-662-3888 cascadeloop.com Beginning just 28 miles north of Seattle, find spectacular wilderness scenery, unique attractions, fresh-air activities, comfortable accommodations. Free 64-page travel guide.

water dive park, performing arts center, award-winning marina, just minutes north of Seattle. City of Federal Way 33325 Eighth Ave S Federal Way, WA 98063 253-835-7000; federalway.org Beaches, gardens, sports, amusement parks, shopping and lodging all conveniently between Seattle and Tacoma. City of Kirkland 123 Fifth Ave Kirkland, WA 98033 425-587-3000 explorekirkland.com Follow your own adventure in Kirkland. Enjoy boutique hotels, charming historic downtown, award-winning restaurants, panoramic lakefront location, convenient to Seattle. City of Lynnwood 4114 198th St SW, Ste 7 Lynnwood, WA 98036 425-670-5043 lynnwoodtourism.com 15 miles north of Seattle, destination shopping, outdoor recreation, nearby beaches, dining, lodging 30% less than downtown. City of Port Townsend 440 12th St Port Townsend, WA 98368 360-385-2722; enjoypt.com Discover the authentic charm of a Victorian seaport with its maritime heritage. World-class restaurants, boutique shopping, galleries and delightful accommodations await you in Port Townsend! City of Sequim 1192 E Washington St Sequim, WA 98382 360-683-6197 visitsunnysequim.com Surrounded by natural beauty and small-town charm, experience Sequim’s friendly faces, local lavender, unique shops and thriving arts community. City of Snoqualmie 38767 SE River St Snoqualmie, WA 98065 425-888-1555 snovalley.org Attractions in Snoqualmie include: Snoqualmie Falls, Salish Lodge & Spa, Historic District, Snoqualmie Casino, Northwest Railway Museum, restaurants, shopping and outdoor recreation.

City of Bothell 18305 101st Ave NE Bothell, WA 98011 425-683-6197 explorebothell.com Minutes from Seattle attractions, Bothell’s nationally branded hotels are 30% to 50% less than Seattle. Even on weekends!

Clinton Chamber of Commerce PO Box 444 Clinton, WA 98236 360-341-3929 discoverclintonwa.com Discover Clinton, the gateway to Whidbey Island. A 15-minute ferry ride from Mukilteo, you can explore wineries, farms and art studios. Walk along beaches, cycle the side roads and hike wooded trails. Enjoy the relaxed rural pace and small-town feel of Clinton. There’s more than meets the eye.

City of Edmonds Economic Development 121 Fifth Ave N Edmonds, WA 98020 425-775-7724 edmondswa.gov/visiting.html Art, public beaches, boutiques, bird watching, galleries, cafes, festivals, summer market, under-

Coupeville Chamber of Commerce 905 NW Alexander St Coupville, WA 98239 360-678-5434 coupevillechamber.com Coupeville and the surrounding area have many unique and history lodging possibilities to

choose from. Whale watching and boat tours are available seasonally from Coupeville and Deception Pass or take a short ride to Anacortes for year-round tours. Discover Burien 620 SW 150th Ave, Ste B Burien, WA 98166 206-433-2882 discoverburien.com Burien offers hundreds of retail shops, restaurants, bars, and many service businesses. Our downtown plays host to numerous events each year. Discover Selah Tourism 216 S First St Selah, WA 98942 509-698-7300 discoverselah.com Escape for a day to explore central Washington’s sunshine along the Yakima River Canyon Scenic Byway. Experience outdoor recreation adventures, wildlife viewing and agricultural delights. Downtown Bellingham Partnership 114 W Magnolia St, Ste 105 Bellingham, WA 98225 360-527-8710 downtownbellingham.com Experience the variety of local public art, shopping, fine dining and cultural entertainment available in downtown Bellingham. Visitor center open Mon-Fri 10am-6pm and Sat 11am-3pm. Downtown Seattle Association 600 Stewart St, Ste 200 Seattle, WA 98101 206-623-0340 downtownseattle.org The Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) is a member-based nonprofit organization that champions a healthy, vibrant urban core. By advocating on behalf of businesses, nonprofit, arts and residential interests throughout downtown Seattle, DSA ensures that downtown is a world-class place to live, work, shop and play. Forks Chamber of Commerce 1411 S Forks Ave Forks, WA 98331 360-374-2531 forkswa.com Assistance and referrals for operators visiting the “REST of the Olympic Peninsula” including Kalaloch, La Push, Sekiu, Neah Bay, Hoh Rain Forest and Lake Crescent.

The Greater Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce 32630 SR 20 Oak Harbor, WA 98277 360-675-3755 oakharborchamber.com Nestled at the water’s edge, Oak Harbor sits on Whidbey on the shores of the Puget Sound just seven miles south of the majestic Deception Pass Bridge. Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce 19351 Eighth Ave, Ste 108 Poulsbo, WA 98370 360-779-4999 poulsbochamber.com Call or visit our website for vacation and relocation information about Poulsbo, WA. Little Norway on the fjord. Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) 400 E Pine St, Ste 322 Seattle, WA 98122 206-363-9188; thegsba.org GSBA combines business development, leadership and social action to expand economic opportunities for the LGBT community and those that support equality for all. Greater Woodinville Chamber of Commerce 17401 133rd Ave NE Woodinville, WA 98072 425-481-8300 woodinvillechamber.org Promotes business, encourages cooperative relationships with government agencies, organizations and provides visitor information and publications. Open 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri. Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau 1 Sealaska Pz, Ste 305 Juneau, AK 99801 907-586-1737; traveljuneau.com Juneau is Alaska’s capital city and gateway to Glacier Bay National Park, Tracy Arm fjord and Admiralty Island Bear Sanctuary. Free travel planner. Kitsap Peninsula Visitor & Convention Bureau 9481 Silverdale Way, Ste 281 Silverdale, WA 98383 800-337-0580; visitkitsap.com A ferry ride from Seattle finds 236 miles of shoreline to explore, historic sites, museums, festivals, unique shops, galleries, great getaways, fantastic golf and spectacular views.

Gig Harbor Destination Marketing 3510 Grandview St Gig Harbor, WA 98335 253-853-3554 meetingigharbor.com Imagine meeting in beautiful Gig Harbor, Washington. Stay. Meet. Get away. Let us help you plan your visit.

Langley Chamber of Commerce 208 Anthes Ave Langley, WA 98260 360-221-6765; visitlangley.com History meets hip in Langley. This seaside village is where you can experience everything from blowing glass to talking with coffee roasters, artists and winemakers. Langley offers a tranquil getaway with its expansive views of the Cascades and Saratoga Passage.

Greater Freeland Chamber of Commerce 5575 Harbor Ave Freeland, WA 98249 360-331-1980 freeland-wa.org Nestled between Holmes Harbor and Mutiny Bay, Freeland is the retail and financial center of South Whidbey Island, Washington.

Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce PO Box 327 Leavenworth, WA 98826 509-548-5807; leavenworth.org Leavenworth, The Bavarian Village, Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center: Information on Eastern and Western Washington. Open daily, year-round.

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LeftCoast Destination Services 7333 46th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98102 951-695-1232; leftcoastds.com Northwest and Southern California offices orchestrate West Coast corporate events. Specialists in wine country tours, tastings and winemaker teambuilding experiences. Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau 3914 Pacific Hwy Seaview, WA 98644 360-642-2400; funbeach.com Discovery awaits! A 28-mile sand beach, ocean-view lodging, restaurants, museums, attractions, lighthouses, galleries, trails, boardwalk, birding and more! Mount St. Helens Cowlitz County 1900 Seventh Ave Longview, WA 98632 360-577-3137 visitmtsthelens.com Major attractions-Hoffstadt Bluffs Visitors Center, Forest Learning Center, Johnston Ridge Observatory, and Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center at Silver Lake. Lewis River and outdoor trails. Olympia Lacey Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau 103 Sid Snyder Ave SW Olympia, WA 98507 360-704-7544; visitolympia.com Your one-stop resource for Olympia and Thurston County. Free capitol tours 10am-3pm daily. Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau PO Box 670 Port Angeles, WA 98362 360-452-8552 olympicpeninsula.org 73 miles of wilderness coastline, 1-million acre national park, glacier fjords and alpine meadows. Call for a free travel planner. OneRedmond 16210 NE 80th St Redmond, WA 98052 425-885-4014; oneredmond.org A private-public partnership for economic and community development, led by the private sector, working in close partnership with the City of Redmond. Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center 65 N Beach Rd Eastsound, WA 98245 360-376-2273 orcasislandchamber.com Providing year-round information about Orcas Island and the San Juan Islands, including lodging, dining, events, activities, and travel planning. Port Gamble - Olympic Property Group 32159 NE Rainier Ave Port Gamble, WA 98364 360-297-7251; portgamble.com Located on Kitsap Peninsula, this historic destination features outdoor recreation, weddings, festivals, lodging, dining, museums and great shopping. Easy day trip from Seattle, a ferry ride away. Renton Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center 625 S Fourth St

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Renton, WA 98057 425-226-4560; gorenton.com Renton is perfect for business or vacation travelers wanting first-class service without the expensive rates. Nestled on Lake Washington’s south shore and minutes from Seattle and SeaTac Airport. San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau 640 Mullis St, Ste 210 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 360-378-9551 visitsanjuans.com Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands’ (and town of Friday Harbor) official source for lodging, whale watching, kayaking, galleries, etc. Seattle Southside Visitor Services 3100 S 176th St Seattle, WA 98188 206-575-2489 seattlesouthside.com Centrally situated near Sea-Tac Intl. Airport, Seattle Southside provides an ideal base to explore Washington. Visitor center will assist planning accommodations, food service, attractions, etc. Silverdale Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center 3100 Bucklin Hill Rd, Ste 107 Silverdale, WA 98383 360-692-6800 silverdalechamber.com Free visitor and relocation information. Travel planning assistance, recommendations, maps, brochures, business center, Wi-Fi, conference rooms. Next to Silverdale waterfront on Kitsap Peninsula. Snohomish County Tourism Bureau 1133 164th St SW, Ste 204 Lynnwood, WA 98087 425-348-5802; snohomish.org Minutes north of Seattle; hotel rates 40% less! Home of the NEW Future of Flight and Boeing Tour, eco-tours, river rafting, waterfront villages and shopping. South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce 305 Ninth Ave N, Ste C Seattle, WA 98109 206-547-2577; sluchamber.org An exciting, rapidly changing neighborhood in the heart of Seattle. Take the streetcar to Lake Union Park, restaurants and shopping. Squaxin Island Tribe Tourism Department 3591 Old Olympic Hwy Shelton, WA 98584 360-432-3838 squaxinislandtourism.com The Squaxin Island Tribal Tourism Department promotes Squaxin Island Tribe’s culture, businesses and the Little Creek Casino Resort. Check out our website! Tacoma Regional Convention + Visitor Bureau 1119 Pacific Ave, Ste 1400 Tacoma, WA 98402 253-627-2836 traveltacoma.com We challenge you to explore the possibilities of a place where urban sophistication meets outdoor adventure, where cutting-edge art meets

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tourism, healing arts, festivals and more.

Tourism Victoria 31 Bastion Sq, Fourth Fl Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 1J1 250-953-2033 tourismvictoria.com Tourism Victoria is a full-service visitor and convention bureau. We offer assistance with all your planning needs. Victoria is a spectacular year-round destination.

Yakima Valley Visitors & Convention Bureau 10 N Eighth St Yakima, WA 98901 509-575-3010; visityakima.com With 300 days of sunshine, come explore travel and convention opportunities in the Yakima Valley - Washington’s Wine Country!

Tourism Walla Walla 112 S First, Ste 201 Walla Walla, WA 99362 509-525-8799; wallawalla.org Walla Walla, Washington is a small, charming town who’s unassuming nature and friendly atmosphere has garnered it frequent recognition as a premier West Coast wine destination. Travel Portland 1000 SW Broadway, Ste 2300 Portland, OR 97204 503-275-9750 travelportland.com Whether your suitcase holds hiking boots or designer heels you’ll find plenty of suitable destinations to explore. Welcome to Portland!

Destination Management Companies, Meeting & EVENT PLANNERS

Corks and Canvas Events 3719 NE 145th St Seattle, WA 98155 425-867-9382 corksandcanvasevents.com Taste Washington wines and create fun art at the best wineries, tasting rooms and wine bars. Anyone can do it! ENTCO International, Inc. 15913 20th Pl W Lynnwood, WA 98087 425-670-0888; entco.com ENTCO delivers cost-effective DMC services, special events and incentives for clients committed to distinguishing their programs in the global market.

Tri-Cities Visitors & Convention Bureau 7130 W Grandridge Blvd, Ste B Kennewick, WA 99336 509-735-8486 visittri-cities.com The Tri-Cities is located in beautiful southwestern Washington where three rivers converge in the heart of Washington Wine Country.

SH Worldwide 16 W Harrison Seattle, WA 98119 206-623-2090 shworldwide.com Seattle’s preferred DMC since 1978; special events, holiday parties, décor, entertainment, teambuilding, custom tours, meeting planning, transportation and shuttle logistics.

Uniquely Northwest PO Box 99347 Seattle, WA 98139 206-352-9020 uniquelynorthwest.com Customized incentive and special interest groups to the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Western Canada.

West Coast Entertainment 2705 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116 206-938-0569; wcent.com West Coast Entertainment is the Northwest’s leading eventplanning company offering comprehensive event-planning and coordination services for corporate events, private parties, fund-raising events for nonprofit organizations, recreational casino parties, high school graduation parties and proms.

Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office 101 E Eighth St, Ste 240 Vancouver, WA 98660 360-750-1553 visitvancouverusa.com Explore southwest Washington’s unique culture, history and scenic beauty. Major attractions: Mount St. Helens, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Lewis and Clark Trail, Columbia River Gorge. Visit Rainier PO Box 434 Ashford, WA 98304 360-748-4514 visitrainier.com Destination marketing organization for the communities surrounding Mt. Rainier with information on dining, lodging, trips and attractions. Whidbey and Camano Islands Tourism PO Box 365 Coupeville, WA 98239 360-320-3928 whidbeycamanoislands.com Cross over by bridge or ferry to our beautiful islands and find yourself in a different world. Tours, art glass and galleries, wine tasting, gardens, whale watching, birding, eco-

Medical & Dental

Elizabeth S. Finnessy, DDS 509 Olive Way, Ste 1132 Seattle, WA 98101 206-447-9397 finnessydental.com Dr. Elizabeth Finnessy practices dentistry in downtown Seattle’s Medical Dental Building. Regence BlueShield 1800 Ninth Ave, Ste 400 Seattle, WA 98101 206-322-5806 regence.com/warbs Regence is a nonprofit health care company. We offer individual and group medical, dental, vision and life insurance, Medicare and other government programs, and pharmacy benefit management. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 825 Eastlake Ave E, Ste LG200 Seattle, WA 98109 206-288-6374; seattlecca.org Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a world-class cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchinson Cancer

Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s. Our goal, every day, is to turn cancer patients into cancer survivors. Seattle Eye M.D.s Seattle Sunglass Co. 523 Pine St, Ste 200 Seattle, WA 98101 206-652-9000; eyemds.net Optical. Eye exams, contact lenses, emergency eye care, cataract and laser eye surgery (LASIK). Designer eyewear, prescription sunglasses, and custom services.

Multi-Media

Northwest Event Technology 16601 28th Dr SE Bothell, WA 98012 682-551-2924 nweventtechnology.com We provide audio-visual production services for meetings and events. Pacific Digital Signs 206-452-1984 pacificdigitalsigns.com Digital signs, kiosks, social media, photo booths, way finding, mobile, interactive solutions. PromoShop Washington 6363 Seventh Ave S, Ste 222 Seattle, WA 98108 206-405-1600 PromoShop is an experienced promotional merchandising and marketing services company that provides creative branded merchandise and custom premiums to our clients, large and small.

Photography & VIDEO

Alabastro Photography 3518 Fremont Ave N, Ste 197 Seattle, WA 98103 206-280-8510 alabastro.photoshelter.com Professional event photography company for corporate and nonprofit organizations. Conferences, conventions, meetings, entertainment, public relations, headshots and stage performances. InterChange Media Art Productions 1205 E Pike St, Ste BF Seattle, WA 98122 206-324-2000 interchangemedia.com Video creation, travel destination videos, online videos, product videos, social media videos, audio service videos, music videos, TV commercials, video business cards, corporate profile videos. Julie Van Tosh Photography 425-248-8064 redbubble.com/people/julievt Photography portrait, event, editorial, corporate, travel, architecture, vacation documentary, scenic industrial, stock, black and white, commercial, urban.

Print, Design, and MAILING SERVICES

FedEx Office - Westin Seattle Hotel Business Center 1900 Fifth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-441-5116; fedex.com/us/ office/services/conventions/ locations/westin-seattle.html Visit the on-site FedEx Office Print and Ship Center conve-

niently located at The Westin Seattle Hotel and access a nationwide network of printing and shipping solutions.

interviewed and background checked. We are licensed and bonded and available 24/7.

Olympus Press Inc. 3400 S 150th St Seattle, WA 98118 206-242-2700; olypress.com Olympus Press provides conventional and digital print solutions up to 40” offset letterpress digital printing.

Brown Paper Tickets 220 Nickerson St Seattle, WA 98109 800-838-3006 brownpapertickets.com Brown Paper Tickets allows you to post events, sell tickets, and collect money.

Postmates 119 S Main St, Ste 210 Seattle, WA 98104 800-882 6106; postmates.com On-demand courier service. Food, clothes or office supplies? You name it. Anything in the city delivered within the hour.

Promotional MATERIALS AND GIFTS

Ceres Roasting Company 206-399-9259 ceresroastingcompany.com From its inception in 2008, Ceres Roasting Company has been small-batch roasting gourmet cinnamon-glazed almonds and pecans at various locations in Seattle. Now open daily at the Seattle Center Armory serving locally roasted organic espresso. Kudos 365 1220 116th Ave NE, Ste 200 Bellevue, WA 98004 425-458-4155; kudos365.com Visit Kudos 365 for special offers, rewards and prizes from local businesses, kudosseattle. com or text zip code to 425-9678365.

Ticket Services

Tour Operators

Argosy Cruises and Tillicum Village 1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55 Seattle, WA 98101 206-623-1445 argosycruises.com Private and public cruises for all occasions for individuals and groups. Variety of vessels. Azumano International Seattle 1511 Third Ave, Ste 1006 Seattle, WA 98101 206-623-7060 azumanointernational.com Mariners tickets and baseball tours with bilingual guides are also available throughout the season! Customized Tours and Charter Service LLC PO Box 98677 Des Moines, WA 98198 206-878-3965 toursofseattle.com “Explore Seattle,” Boeing plus, Snoqualmie Falls and winery tours, plus charter and shuttle service.

Excellence Health & Fitness 400 Dexter Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-251-2818 excellencefitness.com Personal training, nutritional therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, mental health, full group exercise schedule, and Healthy Café. Be excellence. Join us.

EverGreen Escapes 801 S Fidalgo St, Ste 110 Seattle, WA 98108 206-650-5795 evergreenescapes.com Crafting upscale nature, wildlife and education-based experiences in the Northwest. Featuring authentic half, full and multi-day escapes, private getaways and unique corporate retreats and teambuilding experiences.

Olympus Spa 3815 196th St SW, Ste 160 Lynnwood, WA 98036 425-697-3000; olympusspa.com Recently selected as the favorite local spa by the Seattle Times, Olympus Spa offers women a welcoming atmosphere devoted to the restoration of the body, mind and soul.

Geoteaming PO Box 25022 Seattle, WA 98165 206-363-1515 geoteaming.com Geoteaming features an exciting GPS-based walking tour for fun and team-building. See Seattle through this unforgettable experience.

Specialized Staff

Pacific Tours NW PO Box 234 Poulsbo, WA 98370 206-947-7825 pacifictoursnw.com A family-owned tour company providing all-inclusive coach tours of varied length in Washington and Oregon states.

Salon, Spa & Fitness

Annie’s Nannies 2236 NW 58th St, Ste 101 Seattle, WA 98107 206-784-8462; aniseattle.com For nearly 30 years, we’ve matched professional, prescreened nannies and babysitters for event childcare and hotel guests in the Puget Sound. China Connect Now Seattle, WA 206-384-1977 chinaconnectnow.com Helping companies understand business etiquettes and culture in China and the United States. On Call Nanny 206-890-8898; oncallnanny.com On Call Nanny provides vetted nannies for your guest’s childcare needs. Our nannies are experienced, personally

Public Market Tours 1501 Western Ave, Ste 302 Seattle, WA 98101 206-209-5488 publicmarkettours.com Daily 1-hour historical and cultural tours of Pike Place Market. See fish fly, fresh produce stands, and artisan flower growers! Private groups welcome. RealTime Productions 324 Ninth Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-264-7770; rtpevents.com

DMC basics plus innovative ideas and extraordinary special events, conferences and incoming services. Full service, managing many of Seattle’s biggest events over 10 eventful years! Road Dog Tours 800 Fifth Ave, Ste 112 Seattle, WA 98104 206-249-9858 roaddogtours.com Taste tours of Seattle’s best breweries. Our daily tours include samples, transportation, education, souvenir pint glasses and shirts! 3 hours/3 breweries. Rocky Mountaineer 101 369 Terminal Ave Vancouver, BC, Canada V6A 4C4 604-606-7200 rockymountaineer.com Rocky Mountaineer offers unique Canadian vacation packages on four distinctive rail routes rich in history and natural wonders through B.C. and Alberta. Seattle May Travel 232 Burnett Ave S, Ste A113 Renton, WA 98057 206-569-4127 seattlemaytravel.com Travel programs tailored to suit the requirements, objectives, and preferences of the discerning professional. Seattle Works 1625 19th Ave Seattle, WA 98122 206-324-0808; seattleworks.org Volunteer locally! Seattle Works manages service projects for groups of all sizes. We have a proven track record working with corporate teams. Waterways Cruises & Events 2441 N Northlake Way Seattle, WA 98103 206-223-2060 waterwayscruises.com Beautiful yachts with spectacular views and full-service catering for dockside events and unforgettable Seattle cruises.

Travel Planning & VISITOR INFORMATION Cruise Specialists 221 First Ave W, Ste 210 Seattle, WA 98119 206-285-5600 cruisespecialists.com Recognized top-performing agency with extensive experience organizing and planning affinity and incentive group cruises, tour, and travel programs.

Hotel Tonight 901 Market St, Ste 301 San Francisco, CA 94307 415-223-8038; hoteltonight.com Everyday at 12pm local time, Hotel Tonight offers last-minute hotel deals on smartphones and tablets. Pacific Northwest Journeys 6031B Fauntleroy Way SW Seattle, WA 98136 206-935-9730 pnwjourneys.com Custom itineraries for FITs and small groups traveling to Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. Named as Conde Nast Traveler’s Top Travel Specialist for the Pacific Northwest. The Romance Muse 1700 Seventh Ave, Ste 116

Seattle, WA 98101 206-552-4302 romancemuse.com Romantic event planning for couples. Services include dates, Northwest getaways, marriage proposals, anniversary parties and concierge membership. Travelinsurety.com PO Box 110998 Tacoma, WA 98411 253-267-7067 travelinsurety.com Travel insurance plan comparison website. Research and compare a multitude of plans side by side for rate and coverage.

Air Services

Ken’s Baggage & Frozen Storage 17801 International Blvd, Ste 30806 Seattle, WA 98158 206-433-5333 kensbaggage.com Baggage and freezer storage facilities along with travelrelated rentals, shipping, supplies and services. Port of Seattle 2711 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98111 206-787-3383 portseattle.org/seatac The Pacific Northwest’s aviation hub. Over 40 airlines, including 11 international. Full passenger services and concessions. Website has links to airlines. TDD

Airlines

Alaska Airlines PO Box 68900 Seattle, WA 98168 206-433-3200; alaskaair.com 24-hour reservations line. Meeting and group desk (800) 4454435. Alaska Airlines Vacations (800) 468-2248. TDD All Nippon Airways (ANA) 310-533-8685; ana.co.jp ANA is a leading Japanese provider of air transportation services and is one of the world’s largest airlines, serving 128 domestic Japanese routes with 912 daily flights and 34 international and regional routes to 10 countries in Asia, Europe and North America. American Airlines 4616 25th Ave NE, Ste 70 Seattle, WA 98105 206-433-7787 Ticketing desk open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm. American Airlines has airline tickets, cheap flights, vacation packages and American Airlines AAdvantage bonus mile offers at AA.com. Delta Air Lines delta.com/planning_ reservations/plan_flight Call any time for global travel reservations or assistance for Delta, Air France, KLM, or Alitalia airlines. Emirates Airlines 701 Pike St, Ste 1050 Seattle, WA 98101 206-682-2760 emirates.com Emirates is an award-winning airline flying to over 120 destinations in 70 countries worldwide.

Hainan Airlines 18000 International Blvd, Ste 1188 Seattle, WA 98188 206-453-0280; hainanair.us As one of the fastest developing airlines in China, Hainan Airlines is committed to providing passengers with holistic, seamless and high-quality service. Icelandair 3518 Fremont Ave N Seattle, WA 98103 206-327-9062; icelandair.us Icelandair is an international airline and the largest subsidiary of Icelandair Group, which in addition to its own route network handles flight operations for sister companies Loftleidir and Icelandair Cargo. Lufthansa German Airlines 222 NW Davis St, Ste 400 Portland, OR 97209 503-287-2604; lufthansa.com Lufthansa is an airline with operations all over the world. It operates its core business of passenger transport through Lufthansa Passage Airlines, Austrian Airlines, SWISS, and Germanwings and through affiliates Brussels Airlines and SunExpress. Orbitz Worldwide 500 W Madison St Chicago, IL 60061 888-656-4546; orbitz.com Orbitz.com is a leading online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable travelers to plan, research and book travel products. United Airlines 233 S Wacker Dr, 16th Fl Chicago, IL 60606 872-825-8928; united.com United offers discounts and perks for meetings and group travel. Visit united.com for more information.

Bicycle Rentals

The Bicycle Repair Shop 928 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98104 206-682-7057 thebicyclerepairshop.com Your go-to destination for bicycle rentals and repairs. Self-guided tours. Located across from Ivar’s and Ferry Terminal. Drop in or call today.

Bus & Motorcoach

Beeline Tours, Charters & Excursions 12721 Renton Ave S Seattle, WA 98178 206-632-5162; beelinetours.com Inbound receptive services include custom charters, creative excursions, pre and post cruise ship packages, step-on guides. Small and large groups. Bellair Charters Airporter Shuttle 1416 Whitehorn St Ferndale, WA 98248 360-380-8800 bellaircharters.com Luxury coaches, mini-buses and deluxe vans for groups of all sizes. Fully licensed and insured. Safe, professional drivers. Reliable transportation throughout the Pacific Northwest since 1985. Butler Transportation PO Box 77793 Seattle, WA 98177

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425-883-0850 butlerseattle.com Luxury mini-coaches, Mercedes Sprinter vans, SUVs, sedans. Full-service transportation management. Exceptional vehicle quality and customer care. Planners’ preferred vendor.

Delta, BC, Canada V4G 1B5 604-940-4428 quickcoach.com Scheduled bus transportation between Seattle-Tacoma Airport, downtown Seattle (including cruise piers) and Vancouver BC. FITs and groups.

Carey Chauffeured Services 1237 S Director St Seattle, WA 98108 206-762-3517 Choice not chance. 24-hour access to the world’s most trusted network of chauffeur driven limousines, sedans, vans and SUVs.

Starline Luxury Coaches 9801 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S Seattle, WA 98118 206-763-5817 discoverstarline.com Seattle's largest privately owned and operated motorcoach carrier. 14 to 27 pax luxury minicoaches and 36 to 56 pax luxury motorcoaches. Event and shuttle transportation management specialist.

Downtown Airporter 800 SW 16th St Renton, WA 98057 425-981-7070 downtownairporter.com Direct 24-hour service from SeaTac to downtown, serving the major Seattle hotels. Affordable rates from $12.50 pp. Gray Line of Seattle 4500 W Marginal Way SW Seattle, WA 98106 206-626-5271 graylineofseattle.com Gray Line of Seattle has the largest fleet in the Northwest, as well as the largest number of ADA vehicles. We specialize in charters and tours throughout the Pacific Northwest. Journey Lines 3320 121st St SW Lynnwood, WA 98087 425-353-6285; journeylines.com Journey Lines is a family-owned and operated motorcoach company specializing in quality transportation in the Seattle area since 1981. MTR Western 16 W Harrison Seattle, WA 98119 206-838-7148; mtrwestern.com Choose MTR Western as your motorcarrier and peace of mind follows. State-of-the-art vehicles, comfortable interiors and knowledgeable drivers combine to give you a quality experience. Premier Coaches Northwest 31811 Pacific Hwy S, Ste B158 Federal Way, WA 98003 253-529-1655 premiercoachesnw.com Puget Sound's newest fleet of 20 to 24 passenger mini-coaches. Exceptional service, competitive prices, 30+ years passenger transportation experience. Passenger coaches w/ oversized luggage compartments. Production Transport, Inc. 21250 Hawthorne Blvd, Ste 535 Torrance, CA 90503 310-641-0900; prodtrans.com Shuttle management company specializing in city-wide trade shows and conventions. Puget Sound Coach Lines 809 W Main St Auburn, WA 98001 253-939-5811; pscoachlines.com Serving the Great Northwest since 1984. Save 15-30%. Bilingual guides available. 9-, 25-, 36-, 47-, and 53-passenger buses. Charters in U.S. and Canada. Quick Coach Lines Ltd. 8730 River Rd

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Stewart Transportation Solutions, Inc. 12951 Bel Red Rd, Ste 170 Bellevue, WA 98005 425-502-8018 stewarttransportation.com Complete transportation management - specializing in citywide conferences and group transfers with highly skilled onsite staff. Transportation Management Services (TMS) 4500 W Marginal Way SW Seattle, WA 98106 301-260-2070; tms-llc.com TMS is a nationwide firm specializing in the design and management of citywide shuttle systems.

CRUISE LINES

Carnival Cruise Lines 3655 NW 87th Ave Miami, FL 33178 305-599-2600; carnival.com The most popular cruise operation with 22 funships offering a wide variety of exciting itineraries from three to 12 days in length. Holland America Line, Inc. 300 Elliott Ave W Seattle, WA 98119 206-281-3535 hollandamerica.com Cruises and tours to Alaska, Caribbean, Panama Canal, Europe, South Pacific, more. Pacific Northwest sightseeing, charters, tours, airport express, cruises, day boats, deluxe motorcoaches, trolley. Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) 7665 Corporate Center Dr Miami, FL 33126 305-436-4762; ncl.com Seven-day cruises from Seattle to Alaska, May-September. See our website or call for more information. Un-Cruise 3826 18th Ave W Seattle, WA 98119 206-284-0300 uncruise.com Flexible 7 to 21 night voyages intended to inspire and satisfy your curious nature. Unrushed. Uncrowded. Unbelievable.

LIMOUSINES, TOWN CARS, & PASSENGER VANS

Bayview Limousine Services, Inc. 15701 Nelson Pl Seattle, WA 98188 206-824-6200; bayviewlimo.com Chauffeured executive sedans, limousines, SUVs, passenger

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vans. Voted "The Best Limousine Service in America for 2007" by the National Limousine Association. Blackstone Limousine Inc. 15202 149th Ave SE Renton, WA 98058 206-343-5466 blackstonelimo.com Blackstone Limousine services groups from 1 to 40 people. We offer executive car service, city and wine tours with professional personable chauffeurs. British Motor Coach, Inc. 420 S Hinds St Seattle, WA 98134 206-283-6600; bmclimo.com Northwest's only "fleet" of vintage British motor cars - ‘50s and ‘60s Rolls-Royces, Bentleys, etc., plus modern vans, luxury sedans, limousines and SUVs. Founded 1987. Onstar Limousine LLC 18961 108th Ln SE Renton, WA 98055 206-788-6990; onstarlimo.com Dedicated to providing a worldclass experience in transporting you to your destination in comfort, safety and style. Seattle Shuttle 6721 Carleton Ave S Seattle, WA 98108 206-423-8388 seattleshuttle.net Seattle's on-time transportation service since 1995. Fleet of late-model, upscale executive vans for smaller groups, 24-hour airport service, baggage storage. We bring convenience to your doorstep. Shuttle Express Sedan and Limo Service 800 SW 16th St Renton, WA 98057 425-981-7070 shuttleexpress.com Seattle's largest and most reliable share-ride offering doorto-door, vans, sedans, limos, and buses as well as wine and city tours. Uber uber.com/seattle Need a ride? Uber makes it super easy to get around Seattle with the tap of an app!

PASSENGER RAIL

Amtrak 4220 Second Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107 800-USA-Rail; amtrak.com Amtrak offers daily departures to over 500 destinations aboard spacious comfortable trains. Amtrak Cascades operates between Eugene and Vancouver, BC. Sound Transit 401 S Jackson St Seattle, WA 98104 206-398-5058 soundtransit.org Link trains run all day between SeaTac Airport and downtown Seattle. Sounder trains and ST Express buses expand travel options.

TAXICABS

Farwest Taxi 2450 Sixth Ave S Seattle, WA 98134 206-292-0569 24-hour, 7-day computer dispatch services. Since 1938-

safe, reliable, courteous owner/ drivers. Special SeaTac rates. Major credit cards. We specialize in passenger pickup and drop off. Orange Cab Company PO Box 68815 Seattle, WA 98168 206-444-0409 Your satisfaction is our success. The newest and cleanest fleet in Seattle. $40 flat rate/downtown to airport. SideCar 206-795-0614; side.cr SideCar is a community-driven, on-demand, ride-sharing app for your smart phone aka your whole new way to get around Seattle! Download the app and get a ride instantly! Yellow Cab 74 S Hudson St Seattle, WA 98134 206-622-7395; yellowtaxi.net Largest taxi fleet in the Pacific Northwest, providing door-todoor taxi and package service. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. VISA MC AMEX.

VEHICLE & MOTORCYCLE RENTALS

Avis Rent-a-Car 1011 Pike St Seattle, WA 98101 206-223-3499; avis.com Avis offers great rates and savings for corporate and leisure travelers! We try harder! Car2Go 3131 Western Ave, Ste 24 Seattle, WA 98121 206-420-4684 seattle.car2go.com Car2Go provides a fleet of 330+ car-sharing vehicles that can be rented on demand 24 hours a day. Dollar Rent A Car 15858 Pacific Hwy S Seattle, WA 98168 206-433-6768; dollar.com Wide selection of clean, latemodel cars and vans. Airport and downtown valet parking. TDD EagleRider Motorcycle Rental 13214 First Ave S Burien, WA 98168 206-256-1035; eaglerider.com EagleRider provides motorcycle and scooter rentals, GPS navigation rentals, tours, and free shuttle service. Open 7 days 9am-5pm. Enterprise Rent-A-Car 2116 Westlake Ave Seattle, WA 98121 883-826-6890 enterprise.com More than 70 locations in Washington. Large variety of vehicles, 12 to 15 passenger vans, low rates, free pick-up. National/Alamo Downtown Seattle 1301 Sixth Ave Seattle, WA 98101 883-826-6890; alamo.com Our brands continue to serve business and leisure travelers' needs with friendly service and high-value vehicles conveniently located in the heart of downtown Seattle.

WATER TRANSPORTATION

Alaska Marine Highway System 7559 N Tongass Ave Ketchikan, AK 99901 907-228-7255; ferryalaska.com See Alaska for an unforgettable adventure! Ride the state ferry in a relaxed and casual atmosphere while you enjoy 3,500 miles of spectacular coastline. Visit us online for routes, videos and more. Argosy Cruises and Tillicum Village 1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55, Ste 201 Seattle, WA 98101 206-623-1445 argosycruises.com Argosy Cruises offers four cruises featuring breathtaking views, Seattle's famous places and history and facts of the area. Harbor Cruise, Locks Cruise, Lakes Seattle Cruise, Lakes Kirkland Cruise. Black Ball Ferry Line 430 Belleville St Victoria, BC, Canada V8V 1W9 250-386-2202; cohoferry.com All-season vehicle and passenger ferry service between Port Angeles, WA and Victoria, BC. Clipper Vacations 2701 Alaskan Way, Pier 69 Seattle, WA 98121 206-443-2560 victoriaclipper.com Year-round high-speed passenger service, Seattle-Victoria, BC. Direct service to San Juans. Lodging/packages, charters, destination services. King County Ferry District 516 Third Ave, Ste 1200 Seattle, WA 98104 206-296-1648 kingcountyferries.org The King County Ferry District currently operates two routes: Vashon Island/Downtown Seattle route and West Seattle/ Downtown Seattle route. Schooner Mallory Todd 860 Terry Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-381-6919; sailseattle.com Sail Lake Union and Lake Washington on this classic, exquisitely furnished, 65-ft. sailing schooner. Coast Guard-certified for up to 36 guests. Captain and crew provided. Washington State Ferries 2901 Third Ave, Ste 500 Seattle, WA 98121 206-464-6400 wsdot.wa.gov/ferries Ten routes within Puget Sound from 15 minutes to three hours each way. The romance of ferry travel continues to make Washington State Ferries the state's leading tourist attraction. TDD

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Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has nonstop flights to 21 international destinations in Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East. other airlines offering international flights Aer Lingus American Airlines Air China Air France Alitalia Austrian Avianca Brussels Airlines China Eastern China Southern Copa Airlines CSA Czech Airlines

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Three Amtrak routes travel to King Street Station in downtown Seattle: Empire Builder (Chicago–St. Paul/Minneapolis–Milwaukee–Spokane–Seattle), Coast Starlight (Los Angeles–Portland–Seattle), and Amtrak Cascades (Vancouver, BC–Seattle–Tacoma–Portland–Salem–Eugene). Rocky Mountaineer‘s Coastal Passage route provides service between Seattle; Vancouver, BC; and the Canadian Rockies, starting May 2014. Visit amtrak.com and rockymountaineer.com for more information.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands (10hr 20min) Beijing, China (10hr 30min) Calgary, AB, Canada (1hr 40min) Dubai, United Arab Emirates (14hr 15min) Edmonton, AB, Canada (2hr) Frankfurt, Germany (10hr 15min) Hong Kong, China (15hr; service begins June 2014) Kelowna, BC, Canada (1hr) London, England (9hr 50min) Los Cabos, Mexico (6hr) Mazatlan, Mexico (6hr 30min) Paris, France (10hr 30min) Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (4hr 30min) Reykjavik, Iceland (7hr 15min) Seoul, Korea (9hr 40 min) Shanghai, China (12hr) Taipei, Taiwan (10hr 35min) Tokyo, Japan (8hr 40min) Toronto, ON, Canada (5hr 20min) Vancouver, BC, Canada (55min) Victoria, BC, Canada (50min)

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International flights arrive at the South Satellite at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Passengers should allow 30 to 60 minutes to clear immigration and customs. There are Travelex currency exchange booths available throughout the airport, including at baggage claim, Concourse A, and in the South Satellite.

Public Transit Link Light Rail makes trips from the airport station to downtown Seattle between 5am and 1am, Monday through Saturday, and from 6am to midnight on Sunday. Trains arrive every 7.5 to 15 minutes, depending on the time of day, and take less than an hour each way. The one-way fare for adults ranges from $2 to $2.75. Visit soundtransit.org/ schedules/central-link-lightrail for more information. King County Metro Transit buses also provide affordable public-transit options. Stops are located on International

Boulevard (Hwy 99) and South 176th Street, by the Link Light Rail station. Timetables and route maps are shown on the bus stop signs and are available at the ground transportation information booth on the third floor of the parking garage, near Island 2. Visit metro.kingcounty.gov for more information. Seattle’s South Lake Union Streetcar makes 11 stops through the South Lake Union neighborhood near shops and restaurants. Streetcars arrive every 10 to 15

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minutes and run from 6am to 9pm (Monday through Thursday), 6am to 11pm (Friday and Saturday), and 10am to 7pm (Sunday and holidays). The adult fare is $2.50. Visit seattlestreetcar.com for more information.

Taxis At Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, taxis are available on the third floor of the parking garage. One-way rides between the airport and downtown range from $38 to $50, depending on the pick-up or dropoff location. To arrange for a taxi ride in advance, call from a curbside phone, use any of the travelers’ information boards in baggage claim, or visit the ground transportation information booth on the third floor of the parking garage.

Shuttles & Shared-Ride Vans Hotel courtesy shuttles pick up and drop off passengers on the third floor of the airport parking garage at Islands 1 and 2. Airporter services and shared-ride vans are available outside Door 00 at the south end of the baggage-claim level.

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