Surrounded by mountain ranges and evergreen forests, it’s no wonder where Seattle got its nickname, the Emerald City. These natural wonders enclose a diverse metropolitan, home to universally-known attractions.
Find the group’s vibe in one of the numerous neighborhoods boasting some of Seattle’s best. Discover rich art and history in Pioneer Square or find hints of beach town in West Seattle. Ballard is known for its trendy eateries while Chinatown-International District is the hub of Seattle’s Asian-American heritage.
Attractions like the Space Needle and Pike Place Market — along with being the birthplace of Starbucks — have made Seattle famous. But the city is home to numerous museums, galleries, outdoor adventures and so much more.
An inspired city
As one of the greatest entertainment cities in the world, Seattle’s art scene is vast, exciting and inspiring.
Part cabaret and part circus, Teatro ZinZanni Seattle is a three-hour experience served with a delectable feast. See improv, vaudeville revue, music and much more housed in an antique theater imported from Belgium.
Chihuly Garden & Glass highlights the astonishing work of world-renowned, Washington-born artist Dale Chihuly. Awe at eight galleries; see a 40-foot tall glass and steel structure in the Greenhouse; and venture through the Garden to see Chihuly’s glass works mixed in with the natural environment.
Make plans to experience other Seattle arts and entertainment favorites, like the Seattle Art Museum, 5th Avenue Theatre or the Pacific Northwest Ballet.
What better way to experience a diverse and bustling city than a visit to Pike Place Market — the oldest continuously-running public farmers’ market in the U.S.
The market consists of hundreds of farmers, small businesses and craftspeople. After shopping around, groups can get a bite to eat at one of the trendy restaurants located in or near the market, like Matt’s in the Market or Aerlume.
Within walking distance of Pike Place is Hyatt Regency Seattle, the largest hotel in the Pacific Northwest, boasting 1,260 rooms.
“The Hyatt Regency Seattle team works together for the benefit of their guests, which eases the mind of planners to create a seamless, personalized and high-touch experience for their attendees,” said Jennifer Nicholson, area director of sales & marketing at Hyatt Regency Seattle. “We are the preeminent meeting and event venue, connecting individuals with a distinct Seattle experience.”
Additionally, the hotel is home to three restaurants and bars, 103,000 square feet of function space and is the only LEED Gold-certified hotel in Seattle.
Other central downtown must-sees and must-dos within walking distance of Hyatt Regency Seattle include T-Mobile Park, Chihuly Garden & Glass, the Space Needle and the up-and-coming neighborhood of Capital Hill.
Soak in Seattle’s towering city and surrounding natural landscapes with a float through the harbor or a view from above.
Argosy Cruises’ Harbor Cruise offers views of the Downtown Seattle skyline, Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. The cruise includes a live narration of the city’s history and a full-service bar.
Want to see the city from above? Try out The Seattle Great Wheel located at Pier 57 on the harbor. If the group is daring, visit the Space Needle’s floor-to-ceiling glass upper level or step onto The Loupe — the world’s first and only rotating glass floor. Special rates apply for groups of 15 or more. To get breathtaking views of the Cascade and Olympic Mountains, visit Discovery Park, only a short drive northwest of Seattle’s city center. This 534-acre natural area includes 2 miles of protected tidal beaches, sea cliffs, sand dunes, forest groves and open meadow lands.
For more information call 206-461-5800 or go to visitseattle.org.