Progressive and yet laid back, Seattle offers a wide range of entertainment, live music and family fun for all to enjoy.Called The Emerald City, Seattle is the largest city in the Northwest United States and is home to the iconic Space Needle, the famous Pike Place Market and the new Chihuly Garden and Glass. Noted as the birthplace of grunge music and serious coffee shops (Starbucks and Tully’s), Seattle is far sunnier than its reputation as a rainy city. In fact, Seattle receives less rain than many major U.S. cities including New York and Miami. Seattle is a green city with an abundance of evergreen trees and spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains to the east and the Olympic Mountains to the west.

Facts

Population

616,500

Currency

US Dollar, $1 = 100 cents

Opening hours

Most stores are open all week 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. or later. Most bars and clubs close around 2 a.m.

Newspapers

Seattle Times Seattle Weekly Washington Free Press

Tourist information

Visit Seattle 701 Pike Street Lobby of the Washington State Convention Center Seattle, WA 98101 (866) 732-2695 or (206) 461-5840 visinfo@visitseattle.org Open Monday through Friday and summer weekends, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Travel to Seattle

Reserve your flights to Seattle with Etihad Airways and start preparing for an amazing trip in a place of power, nature and symbolism of American history and culture. In Seattle, you will be astounded by its modern architecture, diverse people and great outdoors. Seattle is the home to the headquarters of many multinational giants and a pulsating business hub.

Top 5 Things To Do in Seattle

  • Visit the stunning 10 floors high Seattle Central Library and view its genius architecture with nifty book spirals
  • Look up at the sky and observe one of Seattle's symbols, the Space Needle, which simultaneously offers beautiful views of the city and high-quality restaurants with rotating rooms
  • Enjoy a day at the Woodland Park Zoo, one of the world's ground-breaking zoos that is dedicated to aiding animals and their habitats
  • Discover artist Dale Chihuly's career at the Chihuly Garden and Glass that include eight galleries, a glasshouse and luscious gardens
  • Take a walk with your friends and family to the Pike Place Market and explore this large, fun shopping area with fresh seafood, pastries and amazing crafts

Plan Your Seattle Holiday

Although Seattle is stunning year round, the best time to visit is from November to April for warm afternoons, cooler evenings and best of all, fewer crowds than in the summer. Nevertheless, if you want to enjoy the cruises, large festivals, conventions and no wet climate, visit during the high season from May to October.

With Etihad's popular deals, you can easily find and enjoy great flight deals to Seattle. With fantastic activities for every season, we suggest that you book your hotel and tickets to Seattle in advance. To find cheap hotels in Seattle, travel during the off-peak season from November to April.