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Category: Seattle tourism
January 14, 2015 at 4:58 PM

Seattle Museum Month offers half-price admission to hotel guests in February

Seattle’s Monorail emerges from a tunnel through the EMP museum, one of many Seattle-area museums offering half-price admission to Seattle hotel guests in February. (photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times) Guests of participating Seattle hotels in February will get half-price admission to more than 40 local museums as part of the inaugural Seattle…

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Comments | More in Seattle sightseeing, Seattle tourism, Tips & deals | Topics: Seattle hotel specials, Seattle Museum Month, Seattle travel bonus

June 6, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Readers vote: Your favorite Seattle sights

Seattle’s Pike Place Market: A favorite of many visitors – and locals. (Bettina Hansen photo / The Seattle Times) It’s (almost) summer in Seattle and scads of tourists soon will be roaming  around town. What sights should they see? You (as in Seattle Times readers) voted on top Seattle sights in response to a recent Times article…

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Comments | Topics: Ballard Farmers Market, Columbia Center, Pike Place Market

May 31, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Cast your vote for top Seattle tourist spots

Some people, like visitor Sheila Nunez from California, delight in Pike Place Market where the salmon get tossed for tourists at the Pike Place Fish Market stall. Seattle Times writer Brian Thomas Gallagher says go to Ballard Market instead. What are your picks for best tourist spots? Vote in our poll. Summer in Seattle means a…

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Comments | More in Seattle tourism | Topics: attractions, Best tourist spots, Top five Seattle sights

March 18, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Taking stock, and celebrating, Seattle tourism

The Space Needle, a Seattle icon for tourists and locals. (Bettina Hansen photo, The Seattle Times, 2013) Visit Seattle, the city’s marketing organization, held its annual meeting Tuesday and highlighted everything from the Seattle Seahawks to international visitors and the release of a new video celebrating the city. The nonprofit group also released its 2014 annual report,…

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Comments | More in Seattle tourism, Tourism industry | Topics: visit seattle