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Major Events and Festivals
Bumbershoot is one of Seattle's biggest festivals. It features an impressive line-up of musical performers, comedians and art installations. The event is usually held over Labor Day Weekend, so if you want to attend, buy your return flights to Seattle well in advance before prices start to skyrocket.
Beer lovers should plan to buy an airfare to Seattle around Fremont Oktoberfest. It's the city's largest beer festival, and you can sample more than 100 German and domestic craft beers.
Seattle International Film Festival
The Seattle International Film Festival sees more 140,000 attendees each year. The event lasts for 25 days in May and showcases more 400 short films and documentaries from 85 countries. The festival is an excellent mix of established filmmakers and those starting out. With such a large attendance, flights to Seattle and hotels book up fast.
Seattle Wine and Food Experience
Calling all foodies thinking about buying return flights to Seattle! You don't want to miss the Seattle Wine and Food Experience extravaganza. Wine lovers can try more than 30 sparkling wines from around the world, and there are dishes created by some of the city's most well-known chefs.
Landmarks and Monuments You Can’t Miss
Seattle Center & the Space Needle
For an impressive 360-degree view of Seattle, head to the top of the Seattle Center. The Needle Observation Deck overlooks the city, and you'll have uninterrupted views of Elliot Bay and Mt. Rainier.
Discovery Park is the largest park in the city. It stretches across 550 acres and it’s a great place to spend the afternoon if you're a family buying return flights to Seattle. You can visit the West Point Lighthouse, wander around the walking trails, have a picnic or learn more about Mother Nature at the interactive exhibits inside the environmental learning centre.
Pioneer Square Historic District
The Pioneer Square Historic District deserves a spot on any history buffs itinerary for Seattle. Its top attractions include the beautiful Victorian-era buildings, the Smith Tower and the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. You can also venture underground to see the old city that lies below the modern streets.
Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight is a great spot to spend a rainy day in Seattle. It features a variety of aeroplanes, educational exhibits and historical objects. Visit the Lear and Space galleries to learn more about space travel. History lovers buying flights to Seattle can learn about the role aviation played in World War I and II at the Personal Courage Wing.
The Best Time to Visit on Cheap Flights to Seattle
For budget travellers buying cheap flights to Seattle, plan your trip around September and October. Both months are excellent choices for finding deals on cheap flights to Seattle and hotels. You'll also miss the summer crowds, and there are plenty of festivals to attend. Just be sure sure to pack warm layers and rain gear.
June to August is summer in Seattle. It's also one of the most expensive periods to visit. The good weather means hotel rates will rise and you'll need to book your flights to Seattle early to snag a good deal. If you don't mind the crowds, you'll also be in time for some of the city's biggest annual events such as Seattle Pride and Seattle International Film Festival. Spring (March to May) is another good time of year for bargains.
With the summer crowds not yet swarming the city, you'll have a good chance of finding deals on tickets to Seattle and low hotel rates. One thing to keep in mind is that there is rain and you'll need to brace yourself for the icy Pacific Ocean wind.
There are also a few festivals to attend, such as Seattle Restaurant Week and the Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival. Winter is low season in Seattle. It's another sweet spot for budget travellers looking to buy cheap flights to Seattle. With frequent rain and snowfall, you'll have the city to yourself as most travellers stay away. It's the perfect time to visit if you love winter sports and you want to go on trips to Mount Rainier or the Cascade Range.
Tips for First-Time Travellers to Seattle
Transport from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
The cheapest way to get from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is to take the Link light rail into the city once your flights to Seattle arrive. If you’d rather take a taxi, you can expect to pay $40 to $55 USD ($55.89 to $76.85 AUD) for a ride to downtown Seattle.
Pack a raincoat
On average, Seattle has 150 days of rain a year. Keep a raincoat in your bag in case the weather changes while you’re exploring the city.
You don’t need to rent a car
Seattle is one of the most pedestrian-friendly cities in the United States, You can easily wander around the various neighbourhoods and avoid the notorious traffic. If you do need a car for day trips, you can book your rental at the same time you buy your flights to Seattle with Webjet.