Flights to Seattle
Seattle boasts the eighth-largest airport in the United States and it is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest. As a result, it is pretty simple to find flights to Seattle that will meet your travel needs. From attractions such as Pike Place Market and ferry rides across the bay, to lush green landscape and fast growing businesses like Amazon, there are many reasons people chose to visit the city for tourism or to scope out a new place to live. The guide below compiles some basic information about the area’s airports and attractions to visit once you have landed.
Seattle Airport Information
- Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, also known as Sea-Tac, handles an average of 1115 flights per day. Among some of the non-stop flights arriving to Sea-Tac are:
- New York City - 6 hours 15 min
- Los Angeles - 2 hours 55 min
- Miami - 6 hours 50 min
- Chicago - 4 hours 40 min
- There are approximately 550 flights per day in and out of King County International Airport. However, flights from this airport are only regional to places in Northern California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Western Montana, Northern Utah, and Calgary.
- This airport is unique in that it is for seaplane flights. In addition to offering scenic flights, it has routes to nearby seaplane-friendly locations, such as Victoria and Vancouver.
After your flight to Seattle lands, you have plenty of activities to choose from. One of the first things you will see on the skyline is the Space Needle, which was designed for the World Fair in 1962. It stands 605-feet tall and has an observation deck that can be accessed via a ticket and a 43-second elevator ride. The views from the top of the Cascade Mountains and Elliot Bay are spectacular on a clear day. Another iconic spot is PIke Place Market. It is home to the original Starbucks Coffee Shop along with plenty of other local shops that make up the farmer’s market. If you enjoy museums, check out the Seattle Art Museum, the Pacific Science Center, or the Museum of Pop Culture. If you prefer the outdoors, the Emerald City has plenty of hikes, water sports, cycling events, and more. It is easy to find theatre performances, comedy routines, ballet, and other visual arts. With flights to Seattle being nonstop from so many other major cities in the United States, it is an easy city to visit for a fun-filled weekend.
Information About Seattle
While the state capital is Olympia, Seattle, which is the gateway to the Puget Sound, is actually the largest city in Washington. Its metropolitan area boasts a population of 3.87 million people, making it the 15th-largest metropolitan area in the country. The city, particularly neighborhoods such as Beacon Hill and Capitol Hill, is filled with steep, winding hills, and is surrounded by lakes, and water on all sides. It is called the rainy city and has an average of 152 rainy days per year. However, the actual rainfall that the city gets, 37.18 inches per year, is not significantly more than other areas of the United States. Nevertheless, we do advise you pack a rain jacket for your trip. Foodies will not be disappointed in Seattle’s culinary scene, which boasts some of the best Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Italian, and French food on the West Coast.
Seattle has been a musical town since the Jazz Era and Ray Charles. Jimi Hendrix, rock guitarist and singer, was born in the city. Several famous bands have also emerged from Seattle, including Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, and many more. It has the second-highest per capita rate of live music in the United States, falling just behind New York City.
The Boeing Company, Starbucks, Amazon, and Microsoft are all companies that have started in the Seattle region and have grown to be international successes. Seattle is also taking steps to protect workers, including being one of the first cities in the United States to raise the minimum wage to $16/hour for large companies. The city, which utilizes street cars, bike lanes, and pedestrian walkways, is progressive in many other ways, including being the first city to put police on bicycles.
Now that you have some information about the city, it is time to go book your party's flights to Seattle.