This is a page on websites and blogs written by and for the community that provides the latest news, happenings and events in Seattle. Find visitor information, the history of Seattle plus much more through the official and commercial websites.
City of Seattle Official Web Site*
Official web site by the City of Seattle. Seattle Virtual Tour uses a map of Seattle for easy navigation to main attractions, each with lots of photos and readable descriptions. A listing of links to Seattle's museums, galleries, theatres, festivals and sightseeing attractions.
Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce*
This site has a section for visitors which has links to points of interest, where to stay, getting around, and tours.
Greater Seattle Info Guide
This official relocation guide to Seattle has some information of incidental interest to travelers, such as the section "Enjoying your life in Seattle".
Seattle: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
A tour of residential, commercial, industrial, and religious locations that explores Seattle's history and shows how it continues to shape the city's life today. The online-only itinerary features 37 properties, all of which are listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places. Has maps, descriptions, and photographs. (Part of the National Parks Service web site.)
Citywide Concierge and Visitor Information Center.
Main Office: 701 Pike Street, Suite 800, Seattle, WA 98101. Phone: 206-461-5800 (Admin.); Fax: 206-461-5855 (Admin.). Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm. E-mail
Visitor Information Center: Located on the street level of the Washington State Convention and Trade Center at 8th & Pike street, Seattle, WA. Phone: 206-461-5888; Toll-free: 1-866-732-2695. E-mail
Offers visitor information including visitor guide, lodging guide, events calendar, and hotel reservation service of interest to both individual travelers and meeting and convention planners.
A Go Northwest! description of Seattle's culture, economy and lifestyle.
All Seattle: The Emerald City
Web links related to Seattle placed in categories such as events, dining, attractions, shopping as well as general city and business information. (An All City Net web site in conjunction with RS Enterprises.)
Listing of links related to Seattle, including music, dining, arts, shopping and other local resources. (Part of the Boulevards index of web sites.)
Offers a wide spectrum of Seattle subjects including news, traffic, sports, entertainment, community affairs, travel, recreation. Of interest to local residents and visitors. (Presented by KIRO-TV in partnership with Cox Interactive Media.)
A Seattle Lexicon
Lots of insights on offer as you read about local terms for places, events, sports, history, fish and of course, coffee.
Lots of links with descriptions. The "entertainment" section includes spectator sports, outdoor activities, parks and gardens, visual and performing arts, and nightlife. (A Seanet corporation web site)
Over 400 original Seattle area photographs.
Seattle Public Access Network
City of Seattle's web site.
Show Me Seattle
Tour Seattle in Show Me Seattle's tour shuttle.
Herzlich Wilkommen in Seattle
Guide to Seattle in German only.
Seattle Southside. 3100 S. 176th Street, Seattle, WA 98188. Phone: 206-575-2489; Toll-free: 1-877-885-9452.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Frommer's Seattle, 10th Edition (Frommer's Color Complete) by Karl Samson. Updated information in this user friendly guide enables you to find everything from what to do and see to daytrips and weekend excursions to the gorgeous national parks, Puget Sound islands, and the nearby wine country. Full color map is also included. Order now...
Seattle Curiosities: Quirky characters, roadside oddities & other offbeat stuff by Steve Pomper. This book will have you laughing out loud as you are introduced to the city's weirdest and most outrageous characters and events, taking you places you never could have imagined. Order now...
Seattle (City Guide), 6th Edition, by Heidi Johansen. Full color photos and maps along with descriptions and travel advice for the best sights and experiences make up this travel guide. Discover history, culture and the diverse neighborhoods of Seattle. Order now...
Best Places Seattle by Monica Fischer. Advice on where to dine, stay, and play is included, along with shopping reviews and profiles of three-day getaways. A simple icon system highlights bargain, family-friendly, romantic, and uniquely Seattle spots, while witty sidebars devoted to everything from taco trucks to spas to the gay scene reflect the quirkiness of the Emerald City. Order now...
Insider's Guide to Seattle by Shelley Seale. Written by a local, this guide offers a comprehensive listing of all there is to see and do, and where to stay in Seattle. Learn how to live and thrive in the Emerald City and the surrounding area. Order now...
Seattle, Washington: A Photographic Portrait by Roger L. Johnson. The spectacular views of mountain ranges and beautiful waterways in this scenic and cultured Northwest city, are captured in Johnson's images along with its architecture, diverse cultural events, and well-known icons. Order now...
Birds of the Puget Sound Region by Bob Morse (Author), Tom Aversa (Author), Hal Opperman (Author, Editor), map by Shawn Morse Drawings by Eric Kraig (Illustrator). Birds of the Puget Sound Region is an identification guide for the birds of the greater Puget Sound area. The Species Account pages provide color photographs of over 200 local birds and have a companion page with key information about each bird. A Quick Guide to Local Birds provides an easy color-coded means to find birds in the book. Order now...
The Photographer's Guide to the Puget Sound & Northwest Washington: Where to Find the Perfect Shots and How to Take Them. by Rod Barbee. his is a year-round guide for anyone looking to capture the rare beauty of northwestern Washington. 5 maps, full-color throughout. Order now...
Seattle Architecture: A Walking Guide to Downtown by Maureen R. Elenga. The guidebook is divided into nine tours beginning where Seattle did, at Pioneer Square, and ending at Seattle Center, the location of the futuristic-themed 1962 Century 21 World's Fair. The front flap folds out, providing a map of the areas covered in the book. Order now...
Weird Washington: Your Travel Guide to Washington's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets. by Jefferson Davis and Al Eufrasio. An offbeat journey through Washington's hidden history, macabre mysteries, funky folklore, and strange sights. From Sasquatch to Stonehenge, from ghosts to Goddess Kring, it's a trip you won't soon forget! Order now...
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