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
Bathed in soothing blue-and-brown decor, the Pan Pacific Hotel in Seattle excels at blending the laid-back essence of the Pacific Northwest with the hotel chain's signature Japanese styling. The luxury four-star rooms feature Shoji screen doors, rain showers and European soaking tubs that overlook the city. You can also... 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 556-room property is close to Century Link Field and Safeco Field and popular Seattle tourist attractions. Renaissance Seattle Hotel has two restaurants and a fitness... More
The Hotel Max Seattle, in Washington, shares the same artistic atmosphere as the rest of the city, with original paintings in every room. This pet-friendly hotel provides amenities for your four-legged companion during your stay including food dishes, toys, beds and a pet menu. When booking your room, you'll be able to... More
The Monaco Seattle, a Kimpton Hotel, is ranked one of the Top 100 accommodations in the world by Fodor's. Entering the grand lobby of this stylish Seattle hotel, guests are greeted with a stunning mosaic-tiled fireplace, mid-century sofas and local artwork. The luxury Kimpton Hotel in Seattle offers 10 options for... More
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LGBT Best in Stay Seattle hotels
The Hotel Deca in Seattle is a fixture in the University District. Since opening its doors in 1931, the hotel has been nationally renowned for its art deco motif. In the lobby, lime green high-backed chairs share space with metal cocktail tables, exotic wooden bookcases and colorful Jazz-Age murals. The fully renovated... More
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The Westin Seattle has a four-diamond AAA rating, so you can rest assured that you'll be treated with extensive amenities and excellent hospitality during your stay. The Westin offers three different types of guest rooms, including an option to select a room with a picturesque view of the Downtown Seattle skyline. Suites... More
The stately Alexis Seattle beautifully blends its historic heritage with chic modern amenities and decor. The Kimpton Hotel in Seattle has been described as an art-filled urban haven. The hotel features rotating exhibits from local artists, which debut every month during the city Art Walk. The hotel lobby and guest rooms... More
The Edgewater in Seattle is noted for being the only waterfront hotel in the entire city. Overlooking lovely Elliott Bay, guests are offered a selection of luxury suites with extraordinary features. Amenities include wall-to-wall bay windows that offer incredible views of the Bay or the snow-capped Olympic Mountains, a... More
The Silver Cloud Hotel Seattle Broadway is perched atop Capitol Hill, nine blocks from downtown Seattle. Located across the street from Seattle University, the hotel offers 179 guest rooms and suites that are all furnished with 42-inch flat screen televisions, electronic safes, microwaves and coffeemakers that brew up... More
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The hip Hyatt Olive 8 in Seattle represents the essence of the Emerald City's commitment to sustainability. As the first LEED-certified hotel in Seattle, the luxury accommodations seamlessly blend fashion with ecological function. The glass-front hotel boasts 346 guest rooms, 13 Luxury Suites, a Governor s Suite and a... More
|Denver||Seattle||Tue, Apr 12 - Wed, Apr 20||$138|
|Chicago||Seattle||Tue, Mar 1 - Tue, Mar 8||$238|
|San Francisco||Seattle||Tue, Mar 15 - Sat, Mar 19||$137|
|Newark||Seattle||Sun, Mar 6 - Sat, Mar 12||$277|
|Los Angeles||Seattle||Wed, Apr 13 - Wed, Apr 20||$89|
|Minneapolis||Seattle||Tue, Mar 8 - Tue, Mar 15||$218|
|New York||Seattle||Mon, Mar 7 - Tue, Mar 15||$247|
|Dallas||Seattle||Wed, Apr 6 - Tue, Apr 19||$184|
|Honolulu||Seattle||Thu, Feb 25 - Wed, Mar 2||$508|
|Washington DC||Seattle||Sat, Feb 27 - Fri, Mar 4||$257|
|San Diego||Seattle||Wed, Mar 30 - Tue, Apr 5||$173|
|Boston||Seattle||Mon, Mar 7 - Thu, Mar 10||$237|
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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.