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Seattle Seattle is the largest city, not only in the state of Washington, but in the whole Pacific Northwest. It's also the northernmost major city in the continental United States. Seattle is located on an isthmus between Puget Sound and Lake Washington about 100 miles south of the Canadian border. As of April 2009, the population was approximately 617,000, within a metropolitan area of more than four million. The Port of Seattle and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport are major gateways to the rest of the world. The Space Needle in Seattle is the city's most recognizable landmark and dates from the Century 21 Exposition in 1962. It has been featured in the background of several movies and television series. Seattle hosts numerous special events throughout the year, among them the 24-day Seattle International Film Festival, Northwest Folklife over Memorial Day weekend, many Seafair events during July and August, including the Seafair Cup Hydroplane Races, one of the largest Gay Pride festivals in the U.S., and the art and music festival Bumbershoot over Labor Day weekend. Others include several Native American Pow-Wows, a Greek Festival and other ethnic festivals. Seattle has dozens of museums and art galleries, the Woodland Park Zoo and the Seattle Aquarium, located on the downtown waterfront. The Seattle Underground Tour is an exhibit of places that existed prior to the Great Fire of 1889. Seattle's mild climate allows for year-round outdoor activities, such as hiking, cycling, boating and sailing, kayaking, rock climbing and more. The largest park in the city is Discovery Park, with 535-acres of forests and trails that wind along bluffs and beaches. Myrtle Edwards Park is on the downtown waterfront and Seward Park runs along the shoreline of Lake Washington.

Surrounding areas: Mount Baker, Washington (2.8 mi), Newport, Washington (7.5 mi), Bellevue, Washington (8.2 mi), Renton, Washington (10.1 mi), Bainbridge Island, Washington (10.3 mi), Southworth, Washington (10.3 mi), Bothell, Washington (12.3 mi)

Seattle Vacation Rentals

Seattle Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
2300 Elliot Avenue2300 Elliot AveSeattle, WA (206) 329-8000
Airport Plaza Hotel18601 Pacific Hwy SSeattle, WA (206) 433-0400
Alexis Hotel & Restaurant1007 First AveSeattle, WA (206) 624-4844
Best Western Airport Executel20717 Pacific Hwy SSeattle, WA (206) 878-3300
Best Western Evergreen13700 Aurora Ave NSeattle, WA (206) 361-3700
Best Western Pioneer SQ77 Yesler WaySeattle, WA (206) 340-1234
Best Western Southcenter Hotel15901 W Valley HwySeattle, WA (425) 226-1812
Comfort Inn & Suites Seatac19333 International BlvdSeattle, WA (206) 878-1100
Comfort Suites-Seattle Center601 Roy StSeattle, WA (206) 282-2600
Courtyard By Marriott-Seatac Area16038 W Valley HwySeattle, WA (425) 255-0300
Crowne Plaza Seattle1113 6TH AveSeattle, WA (206) 464-1980
Days Inn - Sea Tac19015 International BlvdSeattle, WA (206) 244-3600
Days Inn Seattle South/Tukwila13050 48TH Ave SSeattle, WA (206) 241-2200
Days Inn19527 Aurora Ave NSeattle, WA (206) 542-6300
Doubletree Guest Suites16500 Southcenter PkwySeattle, WA (206) 575-8220
Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport18740 Pacific Hwy SSeattle, WA (206) 433-1881
Econo Lodge13910 Pacific Hwy SSeattle, WA (206) 244-0810
Econo Lodge14817 Aurora Avenue NSeattle, WA (206) 367-7880
Elliot Bay East2415 Western AveSeattle, WA (206) 329-8000
Embassy Suites Hotel Sea Tac Int'l Airport15920 W Vly HwySeattle, WA (206) 227-8844
Executive Residence2400 Elliott AveSeattle, WA (206) 329-8000
Extended Stay America15451 53rd Ave SSeattle, WA (206) 244-2537
Extended Stay America13300 Stone Ave NSeattle, WA (206) 365-8100
Fairfield Inn By Marriott19631 International BlvdSeattle, WA (206) 824-9909
Four Seasons Olympic Hotel411 University StSeattle, WA (206) 621-1700
Georgetown Inn6100 Corson Ave SSeattle, WA (206) 762-2233
Grand Hyatt Seattle721 Pine StSeattle, WA (206) 774-1234
Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle Downtown700 Fifth Avenue NSeattle, WA (206) 282-7700
Hampton Inn Seattle Airport19445 International BlvdSeattle, WA (206) 878-1700
Hampton Inns & Suites700 5TH Ave NSeattle, WA (206) 282-7700
Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center17620 Pacific Hwy SSeattle, WA (206) 244-4800
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Seattle Airport19621 International BlvdSeattle, WA (206) 824-3200
Holiday Inn Express14115 Aurora Ave NorthSeattle, WA (206) 365-7777
Holiday Inn Express-seattle City CTR226 Aurora Ave NSeattle, WA (206) 441-7222
Holiday Inn Seattle Center211 Dexter Ave NSeattle, WA (206) 728-8123
Holiday Inn Seattle Sea Tac International Airport17338 International BlvdSeattle, WA (206) 248-1000
Homestead Studio Suites Hotels15635 W Valley HwySeattle, WA (425) 235-7160
Homewood Suites By Hilton Seattle Downtown206 Western Ave WSeattle, WA (206) 281-9393
Hotel 10001000 First AveSeattle, WA (206) 957-1000
Hotel ?ndra2000 4th AveSeattle, WA (206) 448-8600
Bed & Breakfast
Chelsea Station Bed & Breakfast Inn4915 Linden Ave NSeattle, WA (206) 547-6077
Shumway Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn11410 99TH PL NeKirkland, WA8.8 mi.(425) 823-2303
Waterfall Gardens B&B7269 Ne Bergman RdBainbridge Isle, WA11.4 mi.(206) 842-1434
Edge Water Beach Bed & Breakfast26818 Edgewater BlvdPoulsbo, WA20.9 mi.(800) 641-0955

Seattle Weather & Climate

Northwest Washington , near the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands, has a fairly temperate climate. The temperature of the salt water surrounding the islands doesnft vary greatly throughout the seasons, so it helps cool the air surrounding the islands. Northwest Washington experiences frequent cloud cover, fog and drizzle. Misty morning will be followed by partial clearing and occasional showers. An umbrella always comes in handy. Evenings are usually warm with a light ocean breeze. Temperatures range from low 30s in winter to mid 80s in summer. Coastal conditions are generally much more harsh than those in the Puget Sound. @

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 46°F 36°F 5.24 in. -
February 50°F 37°F 4.09 in. -
March 54°F 39°F 3.92 in. -
April 59°F 42°F 2.75 in. -
May 64°F 48°F 2.03 in. -
June 69°F 52°F 1.55 in. -
July 74°F 56°F 0.93 in. -
August 74°F 57°F 1.16 in. -
September 69°F 52°F 1.61 in. -
October 60°F 46°F 3.24 in. -
November 51°F 40°F 5.67 in. -
December 46°F 36°F 6.06 in. -

Seattle Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Boeing Field King County International airport (BFI) located about 5 miles south of Seattle, the Renton Municipal airport (RNT) located approximately 9 miles southeast of Seattle in Renton, Washington, and finally the Seattle Tacoma International airport (SEA) located roughly 10 miles south of Seattle.

Seattle Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Fun Forest Amusement ParkSeattleWA 
Wild Waves and Enchanted VillageFederal WayWA19.6 mi.
Remlinger FarmsCarnationWA19.7 mi.
Puyallup FairPuyallupWA29.1 mi.
Water Parks
Wild Waves Water ParkFederal WayWA19.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Greenlake Golf CourseSeattleWA 
Interbay Family Golf CenterSeattleWA 
Jackson Park Golf CourseSeattleWA 
Jefferson Park Golf ClubSeattleWA 
West Seattle Golf CourseSeattleWA 
Bellevue Municipal Golf CourseBellevueWA6.6 mi.
Crossroads Par 3 Golf CourseBellevueWA6.6 mi.
Village Greens Golf CoursePort OrchardWA9.6 mi.
Golf Club at NewcastleNewcastleWA9.9 mi.
Meadowmeer Golf & Country ClubBainbridge IslandWA10.1 mi.
Foster Golf LinksTukwilaWA10.2 mi.
Maplewood Golf CourseRentonWA10.4 mi.
Trilogy Golf Club at Redmond RidgeRedmondWA10.8 mi.
Tyee Valley Golf ClubSeatacWA10.8 mi.
Willows Run Golf ClubRedmondWA10.8 mi.
Ballinger Lakes Golf CourseMountlake TerraceWA12.1 mi.
Nile Shrine Golf CourseMountlake TerraceWA12.1 mi.
Wayne Public Golf CourseBothellWA12.2 mi.
Rolling Hills Golf CourseBremertonWA13.3 mi.
Gold Mountain Golf CourseBremertonWA14.3 mi.
Grows Vineyard Greens Closed For RenovationPort OrchardWA14.7 mi.
Horseshoe Lake Golf CoursePort OrchardWA14.7 mi.
Ladley Links Golf CoursePort OrchardWA14.7 mi.
McCormick Woods Golf CoursePort OrchardWA14.7 mi.
Lynnwood Municipal Golf CourseLynnwoodWA14.8 mi.
Wellington Hills Golf CourseWoodinvilleWA15.1 mi.
Druids GlenKentWA16.3 mi.
Riverbend Golf ComplexKentWA16.3 mi.
Carnation Golf CourseCarnationWA19.0 mi.
Auburn Golf CourseAuburnWA19.5 mi.
Ski Areas
Mission RidgeWenatcheeWA95.2 mi.
State Parks
Bridle Trails State ParkWA8.1 mi. 
Fort Ward State ParkWA9.0 mi. 
Saint Edwards State ParkWA9.3 mi. 
Fay-Bainbridge State ParkWA10.2 mi. 
Manchester State ParkWA10.5 mi. 
Illahee State ParkWA12.1 mi. 
Old Man House State ParkWA12.9 mi. 
Lake Sammamish State ParkWA13.5 mi. 
Saltwater State ParkWA16.3 mi. 
Kitsap Memorial State ParkWA20.4 mi. 
Dash Point State ParkWA20.7 mi. 
Mukilteo State ParkWA23.1 mi. 
Scenic Beach State ParkWA23.9 mi. 
Cutts Island State ParkWA25.6 mi. 
Kopachuck State ParkWA25.9 mi. 
Dosewallips State ParkWA27.0 mi. 
Flaming Geyser State ParkWA27.4 mi. 
Black Diamond Bridge Site State ParkWA27.9 mi. 
Green River Gorge State ParkWA27.9 mi. 
Black Diamond Bridge State ParkWA28.2 mi. 
Nordic Heritage MuseumSeattleWA(History)
Washington State Museum of History and IndustrySeattleWA(History)
Burke Museum of Natural History and CultureSeattleWA(Multidisciplinary)
University of Washington Fish CollectionSeattleWA(Science)
Museum of FlightSeattleWA(Technology)
International Shoah Art MuseumSeattleWA(Art)
Children's MuseumSeattleWA(Children's)
Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll ArtBellevueWA6.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Snohomish County Museum and Historical AssociationEverettWA26.5 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
The Seattle AquariumSeattleWA 
Woodland Park Zoological GardensSeattleWA 
Point Defiance Zoo and AquariumTacomaWA25.0 mi.
Northwest Trek Wildlife ParkEatonvilleWA51.1 mi.

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