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Seattle Center
Vacation Travel Guide

Seattle Center featuring modern architecture

A product of the 1962 World Fair, this cultural precinct is where sports, theater, film and fine dining come together in Seattle.

Seattle’s famous cultural and entertainment precinct is a must for any visitor to the city. The Seattle Center is home to many local major sporting teams, and some of the key performing arts institutions are also based within the large complex. Throw in some of Seattle’s major cultural institutions, a range of upscale restaurants and bars and a choreographed water show, and you’ll see why its easy to keep coming back to the Seattle Center.

Covering more than 74 acres (30 hectares) of the popular Lower Queen Anne neighborhood, the Seattle Center was originally built for the 1962 World Fair. The center is immediately recognizable from afar because it features the 605-foot- (182-meter-) tall Space Needle, a tower which has become a symbol of the city.

Catch an ice hockey match or watch a Women’s National Basketball Association game at KeyArena. The 17,000-person-capacity venue also hosts boxing and music concerts and is one of the largest arenas in the state. Learn about the local history at the Pacific Science Center, watch a movie at one of two IMAX theaters or see 20 spurts of water perform in time with a musical show at the International Fountain.

The center is home to the Seattle Shakespeare Company, the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Seattle Opera, who use the many theaters and halls in the complex each week. Learn about the best contemporary pop culture has to offer at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), or take the elevator to the top of the Space Needle for amazing views across Seattle. Ground level dining is available at the lively Seattle Center Armory, along with a number of bars offering attractive discounts during their Happy Hour.

The Seattle Center is located just north of the city center and can be reached on foot, by bus, monorail or car. Ample parking is available in the area for a small fee. The Seattle Center is open daily and entry is free. Note that many organizations and shows housed in the center do charge admission fees.

Top Hotels Close to Seattle Center

Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,289 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Located in Belltown, this hotel is steps from Seattle Paramount Theatre and Seattle Central Business District. Washington State Convention Center and Nordstrom ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,465 reviews)
"Staff was really nice and gave us ideas of places to go try out.!"

Reviewed on 2021/4/16

Hyatt Regency Seattle
Mediterranean Inn
Mediterranean Inn
3 out of 5
425 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,607 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Located in Queen Anne, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle Children's Theatre, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Marion Oliver ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,532 reviews)
"Excellent service was provided. I really felt at home ."

Reviewed on 2021/4/17

Mediterranean Inn
Warwick Seattle
Warwick Seattle
3.5 out of 5
401 Lenora St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,607 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Located in Belltown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Moore Theater and Seattle Central Business District. Seattle Waterfront and Pike Place Market are ...
4/5Very Good! (1,230 reviews)
"It’s in the heart of Downton Seattle, close to everything. The rooms are spacious and very clean."

Reviewed on 2021/4/13

Warwick Seattle
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Seattle Center

Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,289 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Mediterranean Inn
Mediterranean Inn
3 out of 5
425 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,607 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Mediterranean Inn
Warwick Seattle
Warwick Seattle
3.5 out of 5
401 Lenora St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,607 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Warwick Seattle
Homewood Suites by Hilton-Seattle-Downtown, WA
Homewood Suites by Hilton-Seattle-Downtown, WA
3 out of 5
206 Western Ave W, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,107 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Homewood Suites by Hilton-Seattle-Downtown, WA
The Paramount Hotel
The Paramount Hotel
3.5 out of 5
724 Pine St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,625 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
The Paramount Hotel
Staypineapple, The Maxwell Hotel, Seattle Center Seattle
Staypineapple, The Maxwell Hotel, Seattle Center Seattle
3.5 out of 5
300 Roy St, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,625 per night from Apr 27 to Apr 28
Staypineapple, The Maxwell Hotel, Seattle Center Seattle
Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square
Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square
3 out of 5
612 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$2,918 per night from May 7 to May 8
Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square
Hyatt House Seattle/Downtown
Hyatt House Seattle/Downtown
3 out of 5
201 Fifth Avenue North, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,372 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Hyatt House Seattle/Downtown
Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown
Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown
3 out of 5
110 6th Ave N, Seattle, WA
The price is NT$3,034 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.