Located between the cities of Seattle and Tacoma, the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, fondly called Sea-Tac, is the largest airport in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and the primary airport for the Seattle metropolitan area.
It is a major air transport hub for many Northwest and West Coast destinations in the country. It is also one of the international gateways handling mostly trans-Pacific routes, as well as direct flights to the major European destinations.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport serves many international carriers which offer direct flights to major cities in Europe, North America, Asia and other international destinations. It is the main hub for Alaska Airlines and its regional subsidiary Horizon Air, and also serves as the international hub for Delta Airlines.
Conveniently located just 19 km south of Seattle’s downtown area, Sea-Tac is easily accessible by train, bus and taxi. The Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail connects the airport to its Westlake Station in the city centre. Airport busses, hotel shuttles and vans offer a convenient and affordable alternative for those travelling with luggage. Taxis and rental cars are also readily available at the airport. Travel time from the airport to downtown Seattle takes approximately 25 minutes.
The city of Seattle is tucked in the heart of a beautiful landscape of lush green forest, pretty lakes and snow-capped mountains. This Emerald City is the largest metropolitan area in the entire Pacific Northwest region and considered as one of the fastest growing economic hubs of the country. Seattle is home to some of the biggest names in technology and commerce. These cutting edge resources coupled a young and dynamic population, gives Seattle its vibrant cultural scene and tourism industry. The city attracts tourists of all ages from all over the world.
This friendly and laid-back urban metropolis offers an array of interesting attractions to suit all interests. Seattle’s many attractions are in the city centre and is easily reached on foot. The South Lake Union Streetcarwhich runs between Downtown and South Lake Union, the Seattle Center Monorail also offer a pleasant way of taking in the city.For longer destinations, there are city’s Metro Transit and Sound Transitbuses as well as commuter rail and water taxis. Here are just some of the top attractions in Seattle that are a must in any itinerary--
Pike Place Market
Located in the downtown area, the Pike Place Market one of Seattle’s popular tourist destination. It is regarded as the oldest continually operating farmers' market in the country and is also frequented by many locals. The Pike Place Market offers a fun experience and must not be missed. Here you can find a wide variety of items for sale from produce to flowers to local arts and crafts. There are many places here where you can grab a bite or a cup of coffee. In fact, you can have that cup of coffee at the original Starbucks Coffee shop.
Also found in the downtown area, this family favourite is a must when visiting Seattle. Opened in 1977, the Seattle Aquarium is the ninth largest in the country and offers an informative and fun experience learning about marine world and the local marine life in Puget Sound in particular.
Seattle's most iconic landmark, the Space Needle is very popular with tourists. Take a ride up to the top to enjoy the observation deck to enjoy the magnificent views of the city skyline set against the backdrop of the breathtaking natural beauty of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker and Elliott Bay.
Museum of Flight
Another well-loved attraction in the city is the Museum of Flight. This interesting museum displays an impressive collection of aircraft ranging from the early wood and fabric planes to the sleek Concorde. One highlight of the museum is a World War 2 section.
Seattle is definitely a top pick for a holiday that combines the rugged outdoors with recreational and educational attractions. While the city has a reputation for gloomy and rainy weather, the weather is actually pleasant with clear skies for most of the year especially during summer. Plan your trip to beautiful Seattle now. Find the best flight for you by searching for promo fares to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Skyscanner Singapore.
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