Seattle Gay and Lesbian Vacations
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First of all, don’t worry: Seattle only has an average of 36 inches of rainfall a year -- less than New York, Chicago or Miami. Yes, it can be drizzly, but in the summertime you’ll find a sunny, robust, proud city that relishes its rich outdoors and liberal politics. The Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges are visible from the city, including Mount Rainier, a 14,410-foot-tall dormant volcano that looms large on the horizon. A trip to the top of the iconic Space Needle showcases Seattle’s wondrous views of the mountains and Puget Sound. Seattle is said to have one of the highest percentages of LGBT residents in the U.S.
LGBT-welcoming Seattle hotels
The new Pan Pacific Seattle hotel is a Forbes Four Star awardee, one of only 3 hotels in Seattle to win the award in 2013. This ideally located downtown hotel puts guests within minutes to Nordstrom's flagship store and Seattle's shopping district as well as the city's financial center and exciting restaurants. Part of... More
Situated on Alaskan Way, the main street of Seattle's waterfront, the Seattle Marriott Waterfront offers stunning views and ample amenities. Many rooms sport views of Elliott Bay, Mount Rainier or the Olympic Mountains. Half the rooms have balconies with sliding doors. Seattle Marriott Waterfront has a full-service... More
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Recently renovated, the Renaissance Seattle Hotel offers guests leisure and business amenities in the heart of Seattle's business district. The 558-room property is close to Century Link Field and Safeco Field and popular Seattle tourist attractions. Renaissance Seattle Hotel has three casual restaurants and a... More
The Hotel Max combines art and stylish boutique comfort, all within walking distance of Seattle's most famous attractions. Almost 400 works by 39 Seattle artists and photographers decorate rooms and public spaces. The Hotel Max takes advantage of its art niche to occasionally offer packages and deals tied to exhibits at... More
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With on-demand goldfish, animal-print bathrobes and striped wallpaper, Monaco Seattle, a Kimpton Hotel sports lots of personality. Behind the stripes and spots lies a high level of service and convenience. The hotel's downtown location and proximity to Seattle's light rail system give guests easy access to most of... More
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LGBT Best in Stay Seattle hotels
Hotel Deca, A Noble House Hotel offers 158 rooms and meeting facilities in a modernized yet vintage atmosphere. A 2007 renovation enhanced the Art Deco elements of the circa-1931 building, today complemented with artwork and contemporary furnishings. Hotel Deca is only a short walk to the University of Washington... More
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The Westin Seattle, in Seattle, offers Grand View Rooms that provide gorgeous views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. If you are traveling with a group, book a Deluxe Suite which has room for eight, and a separate parlor with dining table. Pamper yourself by having a massage in the privacy of your room. The... More
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Alexis Seattle, a Kimpton Hotel is located a short walk from Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum and other Emerald City Attractions. The 121-room hotel boasts a full complement of lifestyle-oriented amenities. An on-site bar and lounge, a spa and salon with in-room services, a 24-hour business center and a fitness... More
The Edgewater A Noble House Hotel is the only hotel situated at Seattle's waterfront, right at Pier 67. The hotel offers splendid views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains. Its service and amenities have earned it AAA's Four Diamond Award and numerous accolades from Seattle-area publications. True to its natural... More
Silver Cloud Seattle - Broadway in Seattle, Washington, is designed with both the leisure and business traveler in mind. Each of the hotel's rooms is equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, high-definition flat-screen televisions, Aveda bath products, in-room electronic safes, refrigerators and... More
The Hyatt at Olive 8 prides itself on being the first LEED-certified hotel in Seattle. Eco-friendly touches abound, from fixtures and lighting in guest rooms to the locally-sourced fare on the menu at Urbane, the Hyatt at Olive 8's full-service restaurant. Treatments at Elaia, the hotel's spa, incorporate... More
|Denver||Seattle||Wed, Aug 19 - Tue, Aug 25||$178|
|Chicago||Seattle||Wed, Sep 2 - Wed, Sep 9||$354|
|San Francisco||Seattle||Tue, Jul 21 - Tue, Jul 28||$163|
|Newark||Seattle||Wed, Sep 2 - Wed, Sep 16||$378|
|Los Angeles||Seattle||Wed, Jul 29 - Tue, Aug 4||$199|
|Minneapolis||Seattle||Tue, Sep 1 - Wed, Sep 9||$292|
|New York||Seattle||Wed, Sep 2 - Thu, Sep 10||$360|
|Dallas||Seattle||Tue, Jul 21 - Tue, Jul 28||$260|
|Honolulu||Seattle||Mon, Aug 24 - Thu, Sep 3||$471|
|Washington DC||Seattle||Sat, Aug 29 - Wed, Sep 2||$295|
|San Diego||Seattle||Tue, Aug 18 - Tue, Aug 25||$183|
|Boston||Seattle||Tue, Sep 1 - Tue, Sep 8||$323|
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At the bottom of the Space Needle is the Frank Gehry-designed Experience Music Project museum and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame. And don’t miss the famous waterfront Pike Place Market, originally a farmers’ market, founded in 1907 and now full of produce, fish and arts and crafts.
Strolling the neighborhoods
Seattle is a city of neighborhoods: Check out Belltown north of downtown, full of antique shops, galleries and live music venues. Just northeast of downtown is the gay epicenter of Capitol Hill, with myriad bars near Pine and Pike streets and Broadway Market, a queer indoor mall with scores of shops and eateries. There’s even gay sunbathing at Madison Beach on the shores of nearby Lake Washington.
Seattle Pride in June is one of the city’s largest annual events, and there’s also an African-American pride celebration in late July. Seattle has a huge lesbian presence, with hundreds of women flocking to the slick Girl 4 Girl parties held twice a year. There’s also the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival in October.
Hop on a boat
Many straight and gay cruises use Seattle as a launching point for Alaska-bound voyages. Seattle also has a number of commuter ferries that can take you around Puget Sound.
Consider a ski trip in winter
Seattle is all about the surrounding mountains, and the nearby ski areas of Snoqualmie Pass, Stephens Pass and Crystal Mountain draw regional snowboarders and skiers.
Plan early for summer
Hotels can be sold out from June through September, when weather is generally good. If you plan to visit during the city’s annual Seafair summer festival in late July and early August, reservations are mandatory. But hotel rates here are much better between October and March, when more than 75 percent of Seattle’s annual rainfall occurs.