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Seattle Holidays

This funky, laid-back, alternative city with a beautiful, natural backdrop means that a holiday to Seattle has something for everyone. Spy the majestic Cascade Mountains, duck into Pike Place market for some local produce and watch the ‘flying fish’ early in the morning or a short ferry ride will take you to the Kitsap Peninsula for some award winning breweries. If you want to step back in time, head to Pioneer Square; Seattle’s oldest neighbourhood, bustling with galleries, shops and restaurants. 

Home to the original Starbucks, Seattle is a coffee lovers dream. There are now countless coffeehouses and cafés filling the air with their fresh-roasted aroma of the city's favourite drink. Seattle is a fantastic family destination; head to 'The Seattle Center' for museums, gardens and restaurants or head to the 'Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour' where you can explore the dynamics of flight and they even have a family zone, which is perfect for kids of all ages. For fabulous views across the city, head up the Space Needle; a 605 feet high observation tower, now an icon of the city or why not take a ride on the Great Wheel at Pier 57. Seattle is a city that loves its sports too; from the Seattle Seahawks football enthusiasts cheering throughout the match to the classic ballpark atmosphere of a baseball game, college sports to pro sports; head to a game to see for yourself. 

With the great outdoors right on your doorstep, you can explore three beautiful national parks within a few hours drive of the city - Mount Rainier, Olympic and North Cascades - cycle many trails, kayak around the San Juan Islands or take a ferry across the Puget Sound to Victoria; there really is no shortage of ways to get out and explore what mother nature has created. 

Don’t stop there: twin your Seattle stay with a trip to Vancouver Island for fresh ocean air, head to San Francisco for iconic landmarks and delicious cuisine or fly onwards to Hawaii for palm-fringed beaches and volcanoes.

Destination Highlights
  • Taste your way around Pike Place Market
  • Journey up to the top of the Space Needle
  • View the colourful glass at the Chihuly Garden and Glass
  • Ride the short ferry to the Kitsap Peninsula
  • Visit the original Starbucks
  • Tour the Future of Flight and Aviation Center

Time Zone

GMT -8 hours

Flight Time

Direct flights are available from Dublin to Seattle with Aer Lingus.

Currency

USD - US Dollar

Visa Information

Ensure you have a valid ESTA prior to travel

Language

English

Health Information

No special vaccinations are required for travel to Seattle

There are many attractions for visitors in Seattle, such as heading up to the Space Needle for incredible views across the city or tasting your way around Pike Place Market but the city of Seattle is also the epicentre of the Pacific Northwest and exploring Canada to the north or Oregon to the south. Cruise or kayak around the Puget Sound, sip wine from more than 100 different Washington wineries nearby and explore stunning national parks; what will you decide?

  • Pike Place Market

    Pike Place Market

    Join a Savour Seattle food tour or venture round for yourself; whichever way you choose, visiting Pike Place Market has to be at the top of things to do in Seattle. The bustling crafts market and calls of the fish throwers really make the atmosphere at this year-round farmers market. Our favourites include cinnamon sugared doughnuts from the Daily Dozen and grilled cheese sandwiches from Beecher's cheese.

  • a man riding on the back of a boat in a body of water

    A family day out

    No matter what age, there are great things to do for the whole family in Seattle. Museums specialising in everything from airplanes and computers to pop culture and an interactive experiences. Visit the Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo or the Pacific Science Center; and as well as all these, the great outdoors gives you lots of free days out too that will keep everyone entertained.

  • Hiking

    Three stunning national parks

    Olympic, Mount Rainier and Cascade National Parks are all roughly 2 hours drive from Seattle, which means you can easily make a day of it. Hike through alpine meadows in summer or embark on a snowshoe excursion in winter, these national parks are wild and remote. Visit coastal beaches and lush rainforests on a contained peninsula across the water from Seattle in Olympic National Park, see wildlife and alpine lakes in North Cascades National Park and a 14,410 foot active volcano in Mount Rainier National Park.

  • North Cascades National Park

    Winter - it's snow business

    Stevens Pass, Crystal Mountain Resort and the Summit at Snoqualmie - there is winter fun to be had for the whole family, whether you want to ski or snowboard, ride the Mount Rainier Gondola 2000 feet up or tube down a 550 foot long hill. Stevens Pass also offers the added bonus of night skiing, so you can hit the powder under the stars.

  • Steven, Destination Executive

    Steven

    Destination Executive

    "Watch the fishmongers throwing fresh Salmon in Pike Place Market, but don't get too close or you might just get more than you bargained for. The atmosphere in the market when this happens is buzzing and brings in quite the crowd."

Types of Seattle holidays

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Seattle Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

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