Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Mount Rainier
Flights, cruises, city breaks and fly drives
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic offer year round daily non stop direct flights from London to Seattle. These flights are daytime outbound and the return journey is overnight in under ten hours. Norwegian offers four flights a week direct non stop from London Gatwick to Seattle and Thomas Cook Airlines will introduce two flights a week between Manchester and Seattle in May 2018. Aer Lingus is introducing direct non stop flights from Dublin to Seattle in May 2018. Icelandair offers flights from London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Aberdeen to Seattle, changing at Reykjavik. Virgin Atlantic operates one of the shortest London to Hawaii routes via Seattle, with opportunities for stopovers.
Sea-Tac Airport lies fifteen miles south of downtown Seattle. Ground transportation links are excellent with the light rail taking 30 minutes into downtown Seattle from its convenient airport station. There is also an array of taxis, limos, and a full range of car hire companies available.
Sea-Tac Airport and Seattle’s downtown cruise terminals are the Green Gateways to the Pacific Northwest. Eleven ships from seven cruise lines have Seattle as their home port in 2017.
In 2016, Cruise Critic, the world’s largest review site for cruise planning, named the Port of Seattle the #1 Homeport in North America. 2017 was a record breaking year with 9% more passengers than 2016 and over 1 million visitors travelling through Seattle to cruise to Alaska.
Seattle is an ideal stopover before and after an Alaskan cruise. Two thirds of passengers cruising from Seattle do so. With so much of Seattle’s best scenery within three hours’ drive of
Sea-Tac Airport and Seattle’s cruise terminals, this is the ideal destination for fly-drive holidays of any duration, with time spent in Seattle at the beginning or end.
Washington has 25 scenic byways: from epic high mountain passes to memorable sea views, to rolling hills amongst the vineyards, this State has it all. Along the way are towns and cities with stories for you to discover, such as Wenatchee, the Apple Capital of the World, Spokane with its wines, breweries and roaring river, or Friday Harbor, heart of the San Juan Islands.
SEATTLE — The Port of Seattle welcomed a record 1,071,594 revenue passenger through its cruise terminals this year, with an estimated 1,092,345 expected in 2018. Larger vessels continue to drive passenger increases. Each cruise vessel is estimated to bring in $2.7 million for the local economy, bringing total revenue for the region to over $500 … Continue reading Port of Seattle has biggest ever cruise season→read more >
Oct 31, 2017
Selection of Cultural Events February 2018 and beyond Beginning in February 2018: Seattle Museum Month, February 1st – 28th, www.seattlemuseummonth.com Kent Stowell’s Swan Lake, Pacific Northwest Ballet, February 2nd – 11th, www.pnb.org Mamma Mia!, The 5th Avenue Theatre, February 2nd – 25th, www.5thavenue.org Hamilton, The Paramount Theatre, February 6th – March 18th, www.STGPresents.org/Broadway Northwest Flower … Continue reading NEWS SHORTS→read more >
Oct 31, 2017
Here are some wine highlights. March is wine month in Washington State. In Seattle, restaurants, wine shops and tasting rooms celebrate the state’s wines throughout the month. This culminates in the four-day Taste Washington extravaganza, 22nd– 25th March in 2018, featuring top chefs and the region’s best winemakers. Menus revolve around the state’s signature ingredients. … Continue reading Make friends with Washington Wine→read more >