More Than Just A Cup of Coffee
While there may be no better place to get a hot cup of joe, there’s far more to Downtown Seattle than being the birthplace, and headquarters, of Starbucks. As old as Seattle itself, even housing its birthplace in historic Pioneer Square, the area is so much more than just another bustling American city. A close-knit quilt of 11 neighborhoods await, each filled to the brim with a delectable selection of shops, restaurants, museums, parks, and hotels in Downtown Seattle. In fact, there is so much to do and see that almost 10 percent of the entire population of the city of Seattle calls it home. That’s 60,000 people who know exactly why Downtown Seattle is the heart of the Emerald City. Isn’t it time you found out too?
Rain, Rain, Go Away
Don’t let the rumors fool you. Contrary to popular belief, Seattle only ranks 44th in major U.S. cities for average annual rainfall. That means that there are plenty of sunny days awaiting you in Downtown Seattle, days when you can hit one of the many walking tours available to locals and newcomers alike. Start at the heart at Westlake Park, head east to Pike Place Market on the waterfront, and then finish up on Pier 59 and learn the history of the Puget Sound in the Seattle Aquarium. Is art and music more your thing? Start your day at the Seattle Art Museum, then peruse any of the over 30 fine art galleries in nearby Pioneer Square, and greet the night with a live band in venues like the Triple Door. If it does rain, travel farther, and more dry, on the Seattle Center Monorail, link light rail, or the Seattle Streetcar. With over 70 festivals and thousands of sporting events a year, Downtown Seattle has something to do no matter what season you decide to visit. Starting to feel a bit overwhelmed? Don’t worry, the Downtown Ambassadors, recognizable in blue and yellow, can be found all over the area waiting to answer any and all questions. Plus, hotels in Downtown Seattle often have concierges who offer helpful advice.
Not Enough Time In The Day
All this fun means you’re going to need a place to stay the night. Fortunately, the hotels in Downtown Seattle are all ideally located throughout the area for anything you want to see or do. From the dazzling heights of the Crown Plaza off 6th Avenue and the warm comfort of the La Quinta Inn and Suites on 8th to the elegant luxury of the historic Fairmont Olympic on University Street, staying the night in Downtown Seattle will be as much of an experience as touring the city itself. That’s right, breathtaking sights, amazing art and music, unforgettable events, and four-star hotels all in one place. Oh and, let’s be honest, the coffee is pretty unbelievable too. You shouldn’t have to read any further. Go on, select the Seattle hotel that is the perfect fit for you and then pack up your bags. It’s time to stop planning your adventure and start experiencing it. Downtown Seattle is waiting for you!