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The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue · SeattleWashington98101 · United States  • Phone: 206-728-1000
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Explore Seattle Attractions near The Westin Seattle Hotel

Recently voted one of the "Top 10 Cities to Visit" by Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler, Seattle offers a thriving art, music and theatre scene.

Ideally situated in downtown Seattle, The Westin Seattle offers the best of the city at your doorstep. With spectacular views of the Puget Sound and Mt. Rainer, and located only blocks from the Flagship Nordstrom Store, Pike Place Market, the Space Needle and the Seattle Art Museum, The Westin Seattle will provide you with the ultimate Pacific Northwest hotel experience. Our concierge team is available to provide you with city maps and directions or to book reservations and tours.

Things to do in seattle - pike place Pike Place Market, 0.5 km/0.3 miles – At the heart of Seattle’s Waterfront, Pike Place Market is one of the highlights of Seattle. This Emerald City attraction features fun shopping, dining, and entertainment – famous for its flying fish! Explore the aisles of fresh seafood, baked goods, cheeses, arts & crafts, and exotic flowers, or sit and enjoy live music at one of the areas great restaurants or bars. Pike Place’s 9-acre marketplace is the perfect place to spend the day!
Things to do in seattle - waterfront Seattle Waterfront, 0.8 km/0.5 miles – Featuring many attractions, restaurants, shops, parks, piers, bike paths, boat tours, ferries, cruise ships, and the Victoria Clipper catamarans, the Seattle Waterfront is a major highlight of the Emerald City. Enjoy views across the Puget Sound from platforms and telescopes as you explore the wooden piers of Waterfront Park and discover marine life at the Seattle Aquarium.
Things to do in seattle - Great Wheel Seattle Great Wheel, 0.8 km/0.5 miles – The 17-story-tall observation ferris wheel is the newest attraction to be added to Seattle’s waterfront. The tallest of its kind to operate year-round, the Great Wheel offers spectacular views across the Puget Sound and downtown area – rain or shine. Group rides as well as private VIP tickets are available for the 42 separate and enclosed gondolas.   
Things to do in seattle - space needle Space Needle, 1.6 km/1.0 miles – Built in 1962, the Seattle Space Needle was once the tallest building in the West. As one of Seattle’s most iconic attractions, the Space Needle features the Revolving SkyCity Restaurant, SpaceBase – a retail store with gifts and jewelry – and banquet venues. Enjoy the view of the Emerald City or learn about history, science, math and geography, at the Sky School.
Things to do in seattle - pioneer square Pioneer Square, 1.6 km/1.0 miles – Situated between downtown and the waterfront, Seattle’s oldest neighborhood offers vibrant shopping, dining, arts, entertainment, and nightlife. Visit landmarks such as Pioneer Park, Smith Tower, Occidental Park, and Grand Central Arcade or enjoy a peaceful and restorative moment at the Waterfall Garden.    
Things to do in seattle - seattlecenter Seattle Center, 1.6 km/1.0 miles - As home of the Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Children’s Museum, Intiman Theater, Experience Music Project, Space Needle, Seattle Repertory Theater and the Pacific Science Center, Seattle Center is the cultural soul of the Emerald City. Site of the 1962 World's Fair, this 74-acre area is one of the most popular attractions in Seattle.
Things to do in - seattle aquarium Seattle Aquarium, 0.8 km/0.5 miles – Discover Pacific Northwest marine life and enjoy a hands-on experience at this family friendly attraction in Seattle. Entertain the playful exhibits, explore the diverse sea life, fish and sharks of Elliot Bay, and walk below the massive Underwater Dome with over 400,000 gallons of water at the Seattle Aquarium.
Things to do in seattle - lake union Lake Union, 1.6 km/1.0 miles – Whether you want a relaxing or adventurous day on the water, Lake Union has it all. Explore Gas Works Park, the largest park along the water and a favorite of Seattleites, or enjoy a peaceful lunch along the shoreline. Kayak, sail or fly across the water and take in the scenic views of downtown and Mount Rainier.
Things to do in seattle - woodland park zoo Woodland Park Zoo, 8.1 km/5.0 miles – Featuring nearly 1,100 animals that represent almost 300 different animal species, the Woodland Park Zoo is fun for the whole family. Discover local and exotic wildlife as you visit a variety of exhibits and stroll through the grounds of the Woodland Park Zoo. Currently open daily from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM.
Things to do in seattle - art museum Seattle Art Museum, 1.0 km/0.6 miles – As a Seattle cultural landmark, the SAM is part of the region’s vibrant art complex, which also features the Seattle Asian Art Museum and Olympic Sculpture Park. Displaying extensive art collections and international exhibitions the SAM Downtown is a major attraction for those visiting the Emerald City.
Things to do in seattle - emp Experience Music Project & Science Fiction Museum, 1.6 km/1.0 miles – Celebrating the creative expression of American pop music through interactive exhibits, the EMP is a spectacular architectural structure in Seattle Center. Honoring writers, filmmakers, artists and publishers in the science fiction industry, the Science Fiction Museum also features dynamic exhibitions of science fiction found in literature and media.
Things to do in seattle - childrens museum The Children's Museum, 1.6 km/1.0 miles – Located at Seattle Center, The Children’s Museum is where imagination comes alive. Offering a variety of programs for children 10 and under, families can explore the innovative exhibits where they are able to learn and play together. This family friendly museum is the perfect attraction for parents and their young children. Currently open Monday thru Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and weekends from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Things to do in seattle - 5th avenue theatre 5th Avenue Theatre, 0.4 km/0.3 miles – Since 1926 the magnificent 5th Avenue Theatre has featured a variety of performances and educational outreach opportunities. Ranking among the nation’s largest and most respected theatre companies, 5th Avenue’s outreach programs include the Adventure Musical Theatre Touring Company, The 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards, Show Talks, Spotlight Nights, and a host of classes, workshops and special events.
Things to do in seattle - safeco-field Seattle Mariners Baseball & Safeco Field, 1.6 km/1.0 miles – Host to a variety of entertainment events, concerts and shows, Safeco Field is also home to our beloved Seattle Mariners. With excellent sightlines for the game and beautiful views of Seattle’s downtown skyline and Puget Sound, Safeco Field is one of the most outstanding sporting venues in the country.
Things to do in seattle - seahawks Seahawks Football, Sounders Soccer & CenturyLink Field, 1.6 km/1.0 miles – CenturyLink Field is a state-of-the-art open air sports, entertainment and event stadium on the Puget Sound. Home to the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and MLS’s Seattle Sounders, this stadium offers exciting events for the whole family. Cheer on our local teams at the 73,000-seat stadium.
Things to do in seattle - nordstrom flagship store Nordstrom's Flagship Store, 0.1 km/0.1 miles – As the largest Nordstrom, downtown Seattle’s Flagship Store covers 383,000 square feet with upscale fashion designs. First founded in Seattle by John W. Nordstrom and Carl F. Wallin, the department store has been and continues to be a major attraction to the Emerald City’s visitors.
Things to do in seattle - pacific place shopping mall Pacific Place Shopping Mall, 0.2 km/0.1 miles – This upscale shopping center in downtown Seattle offers a variety of boutiques and shops to entertain any age. Explore an expansive collection of stores, where you can find something for the whole family, at the Pacific Place Shopping Mall.  

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