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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

Guests of participating Seattle hotels in February will get half-price admission to more than 40 local museums as part of the inaugural Seattle Museum Month, sponsored by Visit Seattle, the city’s tourism promotion organization. The offer is valid for guests staying at any of 54 downtown Seattle hotels. Guests must present an official Seattle Museum…

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November 19, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Where the New York Times wants you to eat, play in Seattle weekend

The New York Times is telling its world of readers where to eat and play in a weekend in Seattle. The article and video, one of the newspaper’s popular 36-hours-in-a-city travel series, highlights Pioneer Square restaurants (hello Matt Dillon)  and Lake Union’s wildly popular Westward, among others. Beyond eating, “36 hours in Seattle” steers visitors to the…

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Comments | Topics: 36 Hours in Seattle, New York Times

June 6, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Readers vote: Your favorite Seattle sights

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 on five favorite, and five alternative attractions,  as recommended by writer Brian Thomas Gallagher. He groaned at the…

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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

Summer in Seattle means a bounty of tourists including, probably, some of your friends and relatives. What are some Seattle places they shouldn’t miss? What’s overpriced, over-blown, overcrowded? In The Seattle Times’ NWTraveler section, Brian Thomas Gallagher, an assistant features editor and newish guy in town, writes of five Seattle tourist standards and five alternatives he…

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March 18, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Taking stock, and celebrating, Seattle tourism

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, emphasizing the economic importance of vacation and business travel to Seattle and King County. Among the…

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