Quality Inn Kent
1711 West Meeker Street, Kent, Washington, United Stateshttp://www.kentqualityinn.com(253) 854-1950
625 W James St Kent, WA 98032http://www.showarecenter.com253-856-6777Situated in Kent, Washington, the ShoWare Center is a 7,300-seat sports and event center arena that is home to the Seattle Thunderbirds hockey team and hosts a range of special events throughout the year. The ShoWare Center enjoys a GOLD certification from the US Green Building Council, which certified the center as a green arena for its sustainable building and business practices. The ShoWare Center's intimate design and state-of-the-art facilities make the arena an ideal venue for hosting more than 100 events annually, ranging from concerts and family shows, to trade shows and consumer events, as well as professional sports. Please visit www.showarecenter.com for more information.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
319 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA, United Stateshttp://www.nps.gov/klse/index.htm(206) 220-4240So read the headlines of a Seattle newspaper on July 17, 1897, igniting dreams of easy riches in the minds of thousands as word of a rich gold strike in remote northwestern Canada spreads by telegraph across the globe. The Seattle unit of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park preserves the story of the subsequent stampede to the Yukon gold fields and Seattle's crucial role in this event.
Seattle Public Library-Central Library
1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA, United Stateshttp://www.spl.org/locations/central-library(206) 386-4636Sure, you can find a book or do some research. But don't stop there. The Library is overflowing with ideas, information, activities and services.
Lake Washington, Washington, USAhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_WashingtonLike the state in which it resides, Lake Washington is named after our first president, George Washington. The second largest lake in Washington, it attracts numerous visitors daily. While the lakeside is a perfect spot to idle away time, active people can indulge in boating, kayaking, sailing and other sporting activities offered at the lakefront. Pack a lunch, bring the family and let the sun envelop you as you enjoy one of Seattle's most famous spots.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA, United Stateshttp://chihulygardenandglass.com(206) 753-4940Chihuly Garden Glass amazes visitors with displays of color and fine artistry. With the iconic Space Needle serving as its backdrop, this unique exhibit – conceived by artist Dave Chihuly – features glass sculptures that have to be seen to be believed. The splendor of lush gardens showcasing Chihuly's signature glass creations is truly a serene experience. Easily accessible via the Seattle Monorail, there is no excuse for not experiencing this incomparable display of nature and glass.
211 W Highland Dr, Seattle, WA, United Stateshttp://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?ID=342(206) 684-4075Located on the south slope of Queen Anne Hill, Kerry Park is a popular park in Seattle that is renowned for providing the beautiful panoramic views of the city. With Mount Rainier as a picturesque backdrop, this park is popular with locals and tourists alike. At night, the view of the city from the park is breathtaking and dream-like which makes it perfect for pictures.
Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA, USAwww.pioneersquare.orgHere, where the streets of downtown's business district angle down around Elliott Bay to the south, are the flatlands where Seattle was first built. Nightclubs, art galleries, tourist shops, design firms and restaurants dominate Pioneer Square. The area's First Thursday arts walk draws huge crowds to the studios, galleries and street performers, and the nightclubs keep the neighborhood buzzing with activity till wee hours of morn'. The kitschy Underground Tour explaining Seattle's early history is a perennial tourist favorite, as is the more sober Klondike Gold Rush Museum, which details the Yukon gold fever that made Seattle richer. Yesler Way, which slices the neighborhood in half, has a footnote in history as the original "skid row". There are also several small parks in the area, including the quiet Waterfall Park, the shady cobblestones of Occidental Park, and the totem-pole decorated triangle at First and Yesler, Pioneer Place Park. The neighborhood also marks the popular shoppin
Alki Beach Park
1702 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA, United Stateshttp://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?ID=445(206) 684-4075This two-and-a-half-mile strip of sandy beach is one of the most popular beaches in the area, and it was also where Seattle's first non-Native American settlers spent their first winter. In warm weather, Alki Beach is crowded with sunbathers, swimmers and families. For athletic types, there are volleyball games. The beach is also lined with a path, great for walking, jogging, biking and skating. Across the street there are several cafes and restaurants where you can stop in for a bite after a day in the sea air.
Pike Place Market Seattle
85 Pike St, Seattle, WA, United Stateshttp://www.pikeplacemarket.org(206) 682-7453One of Seattle's most famous landmarks, Pike Place Market is the oldest continuously working public market in the country. Shop for fresh vegetables and fruits here or stop by Pike Place Fish to see fish fly. The market has numerous shops, including a health food and herb store, craft stores and flower stands. Stop by Sur la Table, where you'll find tools with which you can prepare your recently purchased ingredients. Don't forget to pick up fresh-baked pastries for dessert and stop at one of the restaurants for lunch or grab an authentic Seattle latte before heading home.
400 Broad St, Seattle, WA, United Stateshttp://www.spaceneedle.com(206) 905-2100Built for the 1962 World Expo, the Space Needle's distinctive structure, rising over 600 feet (182.88 meters) has since become Seattle's most famous landmark. Come take in the 360-degree view of mountains, Elliott Bay and all of Seattle's diverse neighborhoods. Stock up on Seattle souvenirs at the ground level gift shop, Space Base. Dine at the SkyCity rotating restaurant, where every seat has a view. Then continue upward to the observation deck, at the spectacular height of 520 feet (158.49 meters), which remains open all week, between 8a and 12a. Also on site is the hi-tech Sky Q which encompasses several impressive kiosks outfitted with high-definition cameras and screens.
Lake Union, Seattle, WA, USAhttp://www.visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/neighborhoods/lake-union-area.aspxVisitors to Seattle are usually stunned by the abundance of water surrounding the city. Just north of downtown lies Lake Union. Surrounded by houseboat communities, marinas, shipbuilders and glitzy restaurants, the lake is a hub of activity. Seaplanes take off and land, sharing the 600-acre lake with kayaks, canoes, powerboats, sailboats and tugboats. While the lake can be explored any time of year, Fireworks Over Lake Union are an annual highlight, bringing thousands of people to the lake's shores. For a day out with children or friends, Lake Union never disappoints.
Gas Works Park
2101 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA, United Stateshttp://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?id=293(206) 684-4075Gas Works Park is an example of urban renewal at its best. Take an old gas-processing plant that has outlived its usefulness, and transform it into something everyone can enjoy. Located on the north shore of Lake Union, the park has excellent water views and a spectacular, unobstructed view of the city skyline. It is a popular spot for concerts, bikers, kite flyers, families on picnics and just about everyone else. This is also a prime spot from which to view the fireworks on the Fourth of July.