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Seattle, WA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 124
Total Sleeping Rooms 23,131
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 1,260
Committable Meeting Rooms* 100
Convention Center Space 1,525,065 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 236,700 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 205,700 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $244
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $74
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $245
*Maximum for a single hotel

Seattle, WA Things to Do and Attractions

Pike Place Market

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With the iconic market sign, Rachel the Piggy Bank, the gum wall, the original Starbucks cafe, well over 225 local artisans selling their wares, the famous fish-tossing tradition, and music-playing street performers, there are enough sights and

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Space Needle

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Built for the 1962 World's Fair, the 605-foot-tall Space Needle quickly became an icon of the city that today is recognized far and wide. On the observation level, which you can reach via a 43-second elevator ride, see the doodle-on-a-napkin concept

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Seattle Center Monorail

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Another World's Fair relic, the Seattle Center Monorail links Seattle Center — home of the Space Needle and several other notable attractions — to downtown's Westlake Center along a route that's about a mile long. The designated

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Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

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Music, science fiction, and pop culture come together at the fascinating Museum of Pop Culture. The Frank Gehry-designed building looks like a smashed guitar from above, while inside, its colorful exhibits cover everything from the history of indie

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Pacific Science Center

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This family-friendly museum brings science lessons to life. At Pacific Science Center, explore galaxies near and far in the planetarium, get up close and personal with colorful creatures in the Tropical Butterfly House, maneuver a 2-ton granite

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Chihuly Garden and Glass

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The Chihuly Garden and Glass museum is dedicated to the work and career of locally born, world-renowned glassblower Dale Chihuly, who was introduced to the craft while studying at the University of Washington. It is the most comprehensive

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Seattle Art Museum and Olympic Sculpture Park

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The Seattle Art Museum is the city's largest museum. It dates back to the 1930s and houses a varied collection of artwork that spans multiple eras and geographic regions. Take the time to visit the Olympic Sculpture Park, an outdoor extension of

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Central Public Library

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You've never seen a library quite like this. The Central Public Library's architecturally distinct structure boasts enough glass to cover more than five football stadiums. Head to the 10th floor for a light-filled reading room with peekaboo views

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Smith Tower

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Visit the city's first skyscraper, built in 1914, and ride the historic, manually operated elevators to the 35th-floor observatory, where 360-degree views await. Displays tell the tale of the characters who made Smith Tower what it is today, while

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Seattle Aquarium

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Down at the Seattle Aquarium on the waterfront's Pier 59, learn all about salmon, meet a few adorable sea otters, and greet the various sea creatures of the Pacific Ocean, from puffers to giant clams. Watch scuba divers feed the fish, gawk at

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Washington State Ferries

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A ride across Puget Sound aboard one of 22 Washington State Ferries' vessels is a quintessential Pacific Northwest experience. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the bow of the boat as you cruise to the nearby communities of Bainbridge Island and

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Seattle Great Wheel

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Although it was built in 2012, the Seattle Great Wheel has quickly become a fixture of the city's skyline — plus it adds an entirely new sightseeing perspective, thanks to its perch on the end of Pier 57. Enjoy three revolutions in one of the

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Museum of Flight

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Aviation buffs, take note: The Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space collections in the country, with an overwhelming number of things to see — such as a Boeing lunar rover and an Air Force One from the Eisenhower era —

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Woodinville Wine Country

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Western Washington's wine outpost is in Woodinville, a charming town just a 30-minute drive from downtown Seattle. There are more than 100 wineries and tasting rooms pouring there (including Chateau Ste. Michelle, the state's first winery),

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The Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour

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This bucket-list-worthy experience in nearby Mukilteo lets you tour a working Boeing factory, the world's largest building by volume, to see 747s, 777s, and Dreamliners in the making. After exploring the factory, learn more about airplane

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Safeco and CenturyLink Fields

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Cheer on the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field, one of baseball's prettiest ballparks (with gourmet food, to boot!), or root for the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC at neighboring CenturyLink Field, which is known for its boisterous

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Kerry Park

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This picturesque Queen Anne spot looks down at the Seattle skyline from the north. It's the ideal place to get the quintessential view of the city, which includes the Space Needle, Elliott Bay, downtown skyscrapers, and (on clear days) Mount

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Pioneer Square

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Seattle's original downtown is full of beautiful old buildings in Romanesque revival style, underground tours that take you beneath the streets to see the remains of the city's first buildings, and an ever-growing slate of hip shops and restaurants.

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Chinatown-International District

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The ornate Chinatown Gate welcomes you to this diverse neighborhood, where the food scene is incredible. After eating your fill of everything from pho to sushi, visit Wing Luke Museum, which is dedicated to the Asian-Pacific American experience;

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Ballard Locks

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In Lake Washington's Ship Canal sits the century-old Ballard Locks, where you can watch the water levels rise and fall. The level changes create a kind of elevator for boats and even kayaks passing between freshwater lakes and the saltwater of

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South Lake Union

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The always-bustling Lake Union, located just northeast of downtown, hosts a variety of seaplanes and boats of all kinds, including the floating home from Sleepless in Seattle. Get out on the water at The Center for Wooden Boats, which offers

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Kenmore Air

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If you want to get a better look at the city, the views from Kenmore Air's Seattle Scenic Seaplane Tour are unbeatable. Board the floatplane at Lake Union for an exhilarating takeoff, leisurely flight, and gentle landing back on the water.

Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)

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Known as MOHAI, this museum on the shores of Lake Union encapsulates what Seattle is all about, with a dash of smart history, a dose of technology, and quirky artifacts around every corner (think a pink truck with toes). Permanent exhibits showcase

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Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room

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You won't have trouble finding a Starbucks here in the company's hometown, but you'll want to seek out this special Starbucks experience on Capitol Hill. The Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room is a Willy Wonka-esque coffee wonderland, where

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