Explore Seattle – and discover the best hotel discounts
Affectionately known as the “Emerald City” for the beautiful evergreen forests of the area, Seattle is nestled between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. As a significant international seaport, Seattle invites a wealth of diverse cultures and experiences from all over. Maybe you’re hoping to book a Seattle hotel to enjoy the city’s renowned arts community, music scene, and architecture, or maybe you’d prefer to explore the many parks, lakes, and mountains nearby, regardless of your plans, Seattle offers it all.
Fortunately, the AARP® Travel Center powered by Expedia® offers great discounts and packages on a wide variety of Seattle flights, hotels, activities, and car rentals. Senior citizens snag either the best hotel deals from Expedia or their AARP hotel discount, whichever saves them more.
Great deals on the best downtown Seattle hotels
Looking for a Seattle hotel? Seattle hotels range from the vintage to the sleek and modern, from the quaint bed and breakfast to the forward-thinking, “green” hotel. Whether you’re looking to stay downtown amidst the action, minutes away from popular destinations like Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square, or you’re searching for a reasonable hotel in Seattle’s U District near The University of Washington and close to many of Seattle’s more eclectic sights, you’ll find great discounts and deals on Seattle hotels through the AARP Travel Center.
Get a taste of great shopping, architecture, and culture
From the infamous fish-tossing bustle of Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market and the famous coffee-centric cafes, many of which proudly roast their own beans, to the fascinating modern architecture of Seattle’s downtown library and the original Starbucks, downtown Seattle is bound to offer you a unique cultural experience. And some of Seattle’s best hotel options are just blocks away. Find the best specials on hotels near downtown Seattle through the AARP Travel Center.
Outdoor life in Seattle is king – from Discovery Park to bike trails
Seattle has been called one of the fittest cities in the country, and the city is generous with trails and paths for cyclists, runners, and walkers. If you’re a lover of the outdoors, you’re not going to want to miss Discovery Park, a 534-acre natural park in the heart of Seattle, which includes two miles of protected beaches. That’s just the tip of the nature-loving iceberg though, as popular destinations such as the unusual Gasworks Park, the gorgeous Washington Park Arboretum, and the beaches of Golden Gardens and Alkiat top the list. Check out Ballard Locks and see various boats traverse the locks and salmon climb the fish ladder to spawn. A trip to Seattle wouldn’t be complete without a ferry ride on Elliot Bay to soak up a magnificent view of the city against a backdrop of snowcapped mountains. Discover one of the many islands in the Puget Sound, with Bainbridge, Vashon and Whidbey Islands just a short ferry ride away or hop aboard one of the various cruises from Seattle for additional sightseeing opportunities.
Space Needle and Seattle Center are at Seattle’s cultural heart
Few visitors to Seattle miss a trip to the city’s most iconic structure – the Space Needle, a 605-foot tall tower with a rotating restaurant, which was built as a central attraction for the 1962 Seattle World Fair. The needle sits in the middle of the Seattle Center, an enormous cultural center hosting a wealth of entertainment venues and museums, including the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum Hall of Fame. Visit the AARP Travel Center to find cheap hotel rates near the Seattle Center and other cultural attractions. And, don’t forget, seniors can book their tours and activities for their Seattle vacations through the AARP Travel Center too.
Seattle’s music venues are high on visitors’ to-do list
If you’re a music buff, you’re probably already aware of Seattle’s robust and diverse music scene. It’s so robust, in fact, no other city in the country has a higher music and dance attendance per capita. That’s a lot of music. And it’s not all about grunge, Seattle’s music scene offers world music, jazz, and singer/songwriter folk, just to mention a few of the eclectic genres.
Seattle vacation packages — book together and save
One way to save some serious cash on your next Seattle vacation is through a vacation package through the AARP travel center. Just make reservations on your Seattle car rentals, airfare, hotel, and tours together to receive a reduced rate package. At the AARP Travel Center, you’ll find more hotel deals, more car rental specials, and more ways to save.