How to travel from Tucson to Seattle on the cheap

How to travel from Tucson to Seattle on the cheap
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By Hoodline - Published on June 06, 2019.

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, Washington, 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 unique neighborhoods, each with its own unique flavor.

Using travel site Skyscanner, we’ve sifted through the cheapest flights between Tucson and Seattle in the next few months, including some standout hotel options and beloved local attractions. (Prices and availability are current as of publication and subject to change.)

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Cheapest Seattle flights

Currently, the cheapest flights between Tucson and Seattle are if you leave on Aug. 31 and return from Washington on Sept. 3. Delta currently has roundtrip, nonstop tickets for $204.

Top Seattle hotels

To plan your stay, here are two of Seattle’s top-rated hotels, according to Skyscanner, that we selected based on price, proximity to things to do and customer satisfaction.

The Inn at the Market (86 Pine St.)

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If you're looking to treat yourself, there's The Inn at the Market. Rooms are currently set at $175/night.

Set in the heart of Seattle, this hotel is close to Pike Place Market and the Seattle Aquarium, as well as the Washington State Convention & Trade Center. Other attractions include the Space Needle.

The Inn at El Gaucho (2505 First Ave.)

Another option is The Inn at El Gaucho. The 4.8-star hotel has rooms for $93/night.

Featured Seattle restaurants

If you're looking for a popular spot to grab a bite, Seattle has plenty of excellent eateries to choose from. Here are a few from Skyscanner's listings to help you get started.

Beecher's Handmade Cheese (1600 Pike Place)

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One of Seattle's most popular restaurants is Beecher's Handmade Cheese, which has an average of 4.5 stars out of 93 reviews on Skyscanner. In Seattle's historic Pike Place Market, visitors press their noses against the windows to witness a vat of creamy white milk transformed by the expert hands of the cheesemaker. 

"Literally I’m making a trip to Seattle solely to get Beecher's Mac and Cheese, " wrote visitor Sophia. "If you end up loving it, on your way out of Sea - Tac airport, there’s a Beecher's in Terminal C where you can bring home the yummy goodness!"

Pike Place Chowder (1530 Post Alley)

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Another popular dining destination is Pike Place Chowder, with 4.6 stars from 71 reviews.

"Best chowder I've had to-date, " wrote reviewer George. "The wait isn't too bad. Just hang in there!"

Pike Place Fish Market (86 Pike St.)

Also worth considering is Pike Place Fish Market.

"All the best of Seattle here...fresh fish, fruits, vegetables, baked good, restaurants, artwork, t-shirts and lots of smiling people," wrote visitor Ralph.

Bakery Nouveau (4737 California Ave. SW)

Finally, there's Bakery Nouveau.

Located in West Seattle where the historic Blake's Bakery once stood, owners William and Heather Leaman continue to make history daily with one-of-a-kind creations. With more than 20 years experience in pastry, bread and chocolate, William is quickly making Bakery Nouveau a Seattle icon.

"Great sandwiches made with just baked bread in the back on equally fresh and light meats, veggies and cheeses," wrote Michael. "Finish it up with all kinds of choices of baked deserts and chocolates that will knock your socks off."

Top Seattle attractions

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.)

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First up is 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 and get your souvenirs at the gift shop on the bottom floor. 

"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.)

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Chihuly Garden and Glass is another popular destination.

"It is a must visit for Seattle, " wrote visitor Avinash. "Amazing display of art. Only seeing is believing."

The Waterfront Park (1401 Alaskan Way)

Lastly, consider checking out The Waterfront Park.

It may be a little hokey, touristy, and geared towards the family-traveler, but that doesn't make the Seattle Waterfront any less appealing for its spectacular views and the summer concerts to which its piers play host.

"Great place to go for an easy walk and get views of the mountains, " wrote visitor Taylor. 

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