Destination Guide


Seattle is the ultimate playground for the urban adventure.

Destination Guide Seattle

When in Seattle, You Must

Know Before You Go

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Treat Yourself

Talk Like a Local

Learn the slang from the streets.

The Mountain is out

A phrase used to describe the weather based on the view of Mt. Rainier.
What a beautiful day! The Mountain is out.

Neighborhoods to Explore

1. Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market is home to some of the most eclectic and longest running shops in Seattle. Pike Place Market is Home to many iconic Seattle landmarks including fish throwing and the first Starbucks.

2. Capitol Hill

The hill is your go to location for a night out with your friends. From amazing restaurants to some of the best bars and clubs in Seattle.

3. Seattle Center

Seattle Center was originally made to be the home of the 1962 Worlds Fair. Now home to many Seattle Attractions including The Space Needle, Chihuley Glass and Garden, and The Museum of Pop Culture.

4. South Lake Union

The home base for Seattle’s thriving tech scene also holds a mélange of attractive waterfront sights, sips, and flavors.

Ultimate Access


Boeing Future of Flight

8415 Paine Field Blvd

Take a short journey north to take a tour of the Boeing production factory, and see the largest factory in the world.

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The factory is only operational on weekdays but tours run every day so things are a little quieter on the weekend.


Willmott's Ghost

2100 6th Ave

For some amazing Sicilian style pizza and one of the coolest locations in town check out Willmott's Ghost, Located inside the Amazon Speres.

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Try any of the pizzas they are all to die for.



510 5th Ave South

An amazing ramen and sake house from the brilliant Iron Chef Masharu Morimoto.

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Momosan is walk-in availability only, but it is well worth the wait.



112 Westlake Ave North

A full service gym in the South Lake Union part of town. Barry's offers a large selection of classes and services available to use.

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W Seattle guests can get discounted day passes when you show your room key to the registration desk.

Either / Or

Q Nightclub


Q Nightclub

1426 Broadway

A high energy nightclub located in the heart of Capitol Hill.

Packing List


1. Jacket

Even in the spring and fall it can get quite chilly in Seattle.

2. Umbrella

Rain can happen at any moment in the city even when it has been sunny all day.

3. Sunglasses

If it is not Raining then it will be sunny and bright.

4. Walking shoes

You can and should walk everywhere you go the city is very walkable.