Seattle’s inspirational surroundings and vibrant culture make it an ideal location for meetings, conferences, and events. Your attendees can stimulate their minds during the day, and stimulate their senses as they explore a world-class city throughout their stay.

With a wealth of unique sensory activities for visitors, spectacular views in every direction are just the start. Surrounded by water, trees, and mountains, Seattle is a city that truly exists in harmony with nature.

Boasting a safe, vibrant, and compact downtown, everything is close at hand in Seattle. Dozens of major hotels – with more than 4,400 committable rooms – are within walking distance of the centrally located Washington State Convention Center.

The vibrant culture of the city comes alive the moment you walk into one of the many bustling coffee shops or farm-to-table restaurants. Take in the delicious scents and savor the freshness in every sip or bite – many ingredients are grown within just a short drive of the city.

When attendees have a longer break, there’s an incredible variety of ways they can see and feel the city, whether it’s kayaking or paddle boarding on Lake Union, an Argosy cruise around Elliott Bay, a ride on the Seattle Great Wheel, a trip to the top of the iconic Space Needle, or a once-in-a-lifetime flight in a seaplane.

Late night in Seattle is another great chance to experience the city – particularly its legendary music scene. Hear local rising stars at venues that have launched some of the biggest names in popular music.

If attendees decide to extend their trip beyond your event, there are myriad activities just a short drive away from downtown, including hiking, mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding.

To see the many immersive activities your attendees can enjoy in Seattle, watch real travelers experience the city for the first time in the Seattle First Takes series on

Visit Seattle is your go-to resource for facilitating exceptional events and meetings from beginning to end. The knowledgeable staff can help with all of your needs, including site selection, destination literature, attendance promotion, convention planning, liaison with civic officials, housings services, local publicity and more. Start planning your next meeting, conference or event at