Sip coffee at the original Starbucks. Learn to play the electric guitar at the dynamic new Experience Music Project. Take a break from shopping at the REI flagship store long enough to scale the world's tallest indoor climbing pinnacle. Seattle is an experience, more than a destination. Travelers also are drawn by the stunning setting, which features a thriving city center on the edge of pristine wilderness and abundant recreation. Urban kayaking is blocks from a bustling, world-class retail core. Cultural attractions are ingrained in Seattle's mythic lifestyle.

FAST FACTS

  • WHERE WE ARE Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 16 miles from city center • airport is served by most major national and international airlines

  • WHERE TO STAY More than 125 hotels in Seattle metro area, with 31,000 guest rooms • 15.8 percent tax on hotel rooms

  • WHERE TO MEET Washington State Convention & Trade Center, 205,700 square feet of convention center exhibit space and 61 meeting rooms • Bell Harbor International Conference Center; Meydenbauer Center; Seahawks Stadium and Exhibition Center

  • WHERE TO PLAY Recreational activities abound and include boating, hiking, sea kayaking, bicycling, snow skiing, golf • professional sports teams: Seattle Seahawks (football); Seattle SuperSonics (basketball); Seattle Mariners (baseball); Seattle Storm (women's basketball); Seattle Thunderbirds (hockey)

  • WEB INFO Ease of navigation • searchable calendar of events that is updated bimonthly

  • SEASONS Peak season: Mid-April through mid-November; shoulder season, March through mid-April; low season, December through February

  • WEATHER Average high and low temperatures (Fahrenheit) for four seasons: winter, 49 and 34.7; spring: 57.5 and 41.2; summer: 75 and 54.5; fall: 59.4 and 51.3



STATS

One Convention Place, 701 Pike Street,
Suite 800, Seattle, WA 98101
President and CEO: Steve Morris
Director of Sales: Joan Cahill, CMP
Corporate Sales: Audrey Fan
206.461.5800
Fax: 206.461.5855
E-mail:
conventions@seeseattle.org
www.seeseattle.org