In need of a vacation that boasts fresh seafood, lush greenery, excellent coffee, live music and panoramic views? According to the New York Times, Seattle was one of the best places to visit in 2018. Home to tech giants, research institutions and major professional sports teams, Seattle manages to maintain a local feel, offering residents and tourists plenty of street festivals, performing arts, scenic parks and neighborhoods, each with its own unique flavor.
It’s more doable than you think. According to travel site Skyscanner, there are plenty of flights from Cincinnati to Seattle in the next few months, and the prices aren't too shabby.
So if you're looking for a change of scenery, here are some deals to put on your to-do list.
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Flight deals to Seattle
The cheapest flights between Cincinnati and Seattle are if you leave on May 3 and return from Washington on May 6. Frontier Airlines currently has roundtrip tickets for $191.
There are also deals to be had in April. If you fly out of Cincinnati on April 26 and return from Seattle on April 30, Frontier Airlines can get you there and back for $210 roundtrip.
Top Seattle hotels
To plan your accommodations, here are two of Seattle’s top-rated hotels, that we selected from Skyscanner's listings based on price and customer satisfaction.
The Kimpton Alexis Hotel (1007 First Ave.)
If you're looking to splurge on top quality, there's The Kimpton Alexis Hotel, which has rooms for $175/night.
Named as one of Travel + Leisure's Best 500 Hotels in the World, the Alexis Hotel is just steps from the Pike Place Market, the Waterfront and Pioneer Square.
The Edgewater Hotel Seattle (2411 Alaskan Way)
If you're looking to treat yourself, there's The Edgewater Hotel Seattle. With a 4.5-star rating on Skyscanner, the hotel is one of the most luxurious in the city. Rooms are currently listed for $179/night.
Set in the heart of Seattle, this hotel is close to the Odyssey, The Maritime Discovery Center and the Pike Place Market, as well as the Space Needle. Additional attractions include the Experience Music Project Museum.
Featured Seattle restaurants
If you're looking to snag a bite at one of Seattle's many quality eateries, here are a few popular culinary destinations from Skyscanner's listings that will help keep you satiated.
Beecher's Handmade Cheese (1600 Pike Place)
If you're looking for a local favorite, head to Beecher's Handmade Cheese, which has an average of 4.5 stars out of 92 reviews on Skyscanner. In Seattle's historic Pike Place Market and New York's Flatiron District, visitors press their noses against the windows to witness a vat of creamy white milk transformed by the expert hands of the cheesemaker. They watch as curds materialize from the milk and then are knit together to create a fine artisanal cheese.
"I'm literally making a trip to Seattle solely to get Beecher's mac and cheese," wrote visitor Sophia. "The sandwiches are yummy, too."
Pike Place Chowder (1530 Post Alley)
Another popular dining destination is Pike Place Chowder, with 4.6 stars from 71 reviews.
"It's the best chowder I've had to date," wrote reviewer George.
Piroshky Piroshky (1908 Pike Place)
Finally, there's Piroshky Piroshky.
The Piroshky Piroshky bakery was started in October 1992 by the Kotelnikov family. The word Piroshky originates from the Russian word "pir," which means feast.
What to see and do in Seattle
Not sure what to do in Seattle, besides eat and drink? Here are a few recommendations, provided by Skyscanner.
The Space Needle (400 Broad St.)
First up is the The Space Needle.
The iconic landmark left by the 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle comprises the most recognizable feature of one of the most famous skylines in the world. Climb to the top for 360 views of Seattle or dine at the rotating restaurant, Skyline, which serves up dizzying dishes and a rare experience.
"You can't miss the Space Needle when in Seattle," wrote visitor Juno. "Such an iconic landmark of the city. The area around it is also very charming to walk around."
Chihuly Garden and Glass (305 Harrison St.)
Chihuly Garden and Glass is another popular destination.
"It is a must-visit for Seattle," wrote visitor Avinash. "It's an amazing display of art."
The Waterfront Park (1401 Alaskan Way)
Finally, spend some time at The Waterfront Park, which has spectacular views, hosts summer concerts and includes a nice green space to picnic at Myrtle Edwards Park.
"It's a great place to go for an easy walk and get views of the mountains," wrote visitor Taylor.
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