5 Reasons to Market Seattle to Your Pre & Post Cruise Clients
PHOTO: The Space Needle is just one of the great sights in Seattle (Courtesy Instagram)
If you’re still thinking of Seattle as ‘Rain City,’ think again.
This city boasts a vibrant arts scene and its icons, such as the Space Needle and Sky View Observatory, provide breathtaking views of the city and of Mt. Rainier, and the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. Seattle has also become a foodie haven with its downtown restaurant scene and renowned 100-year-old Pike Place Market.
When booking a trip for your traveling customers on Clipper Vacations, here are five things to encourage them to do in this Pacific Northwest Town.
Park It: Visitors can spend a day or two at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, which isn’t about the Alaskan gold rush at all, but about more than 70,000 individuals who headed to the Yukon Territory in Canada. Visitors learn about the history of the gold rush and can take guided tours or hikes on their own.
A Needle and a Wheel: From the top of the Seattle Great Wheel, the Space Needle and the Sky View Observatory, visitors can truly enjoy scenic beauty. The Seattle Great Wheel is the largest observation wheel on the west coast, standing 175 feet tall so visitors can definitely see a great view of Seattle. One of the major symbols of the Northwest, the Space Needle, brings tourists a thrilling 605 feet into the air, while the Sky View Observatory, at 1,000 feet tall, offers the highest public viewing area west of the Mississippi to see Mt. Rainier, Bellevue, the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Baker, Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, the Space Needle and the city of Seattle.
Take Flight: Seattle is home to both The Future of Flight Aviation Center and the Boeing Factory. The Future of Flight Aviation Center’s 28,000-square-foot Aviation Gallery contains interactive exhibits and displays and public tours of Boeing's Everett factory are available where visitors will see airplanes being built.
Foodie Haven: Seattle has become known as a culinary experience with its bustling downtown restaurant scene and the 100-year-old Pike Place Market, with its unique food vendors, from the Latino market to the Copperworks Distillery. Visitors can choose tours such as the Pike Place Market Food and Cultural Tour, Gourmet Food Tour, Woodinville Wine Trail Experience, Seattle Brewery Tour or the truly decadent Chocolate Indulgence Tour.
Shoppers Retreat: Speaking of downtown, this area has more than 1,000 retailers large and small as well as independent boutiques not found anywhere else. The Emerald City Trolley will also take visitors around to many of well-known Seattle sights, as well as some lesser known gems.
Once the travelers have completed their Seattle vacation, they can take a ride on one of the Clipper Vacations’ high-speed Victoria Clipper catamarans for a 3.5 ferry ride from Seattle to the San Juan Islands and enjoy the beach and whale-watching.
For more information, check out the Clipper Vacations website.
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