Explore Seattle



Welcome to the Emerald City, a vibrant, walkable destination set against a gorgeous backdrop of natural beauty - with a diverse infrastructure of business interests and meetings capabilities.


Seattle is a place of surprising contrasts. An urban city surrounded by natural beauty, it is sophisticated yet unpretentious. Start your day kayaking on Lake Union, then end it with a spectacular meal at a 5-star restaurant. Catch an indie band at the Crocodile or a Beethoven symphony at Benaroya Hall. See a Broadway-bound play or ride a waterfront Ferris wheel. Stroll through historic Pike Place Market, marvel at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then visit a dozen wineries - all in one day. Seattle is clean, green and vibrant: a city for all seasons.

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Must Sees!

Whale Watching
Puget Sound Express is offering AZA attendees a 10% discount on whale watching excursions. See orcas, humpback whales, and all the majestic wildlife in the San Juan Islands on a tour out of Edmonds - just 15 miles north of Seattle. Puget Sound Express is a proud member of the Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA), dedicated to responsible, sustainable marine wildlife viewing and conservation in the Pacific Northwest. Book your trip today, using the discount code AZA2018. Discount is valid September 21-28, 2018.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Immerse yourself in a place where curiosity, creativity, and color come to life at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Throughout the Galleries, ever-changing Garden and signature Glasshouse, you’ll be inspired by internationally-acclaimed artist Dale Chihuly’s innovation and passion with the most comprehensive collection of Chihuly’s artwork found in the world.
Space Needle
The Space Needle stands a towering 605 feet tall (184 meters) above ground, with amazing views in every direction. From the snow-capped Cascade Mountains to the east, to the majestic Olympic mountain range to the west, there is inspiration aplenty from this perch. The Space Needle’s newly renovated Observation Deck provides unmatched views of Seattle and beyond. See the sparkling waters of Puget Sound cut by a ferry as it crosses Elliott Bay or take in a float plane as it buzzes around the Needle before landing on the calm waters of Lake Union.

The Space Needle is offering AZA attendees a discount on tickets!  Purchase your tickets today!

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