Exploring the best of Seattle, with cheap flights from Honolulu

Exploring the best of Seattle, with cheap flights from Honolulu
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By Hoodline - Published on July 17, 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 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.

Whether you’re trying to jet set ASAP or you’re looking to plan your trip around the future’s cheapest fares, take a look at these forthcoming flights between Honolulu and Seattle, which we pulled from travel site Skyscanner.

We've also included popular hotels, restaurants and attractions in Seattle to get you excited about your next excursion. (Prices and availability are current as of publication and subject to change.)

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Cheapest Seattle flights

The cheapest flights between Honolulu and Seattle are if you leave on Aug. 30 and return from Washington on Sept. 3. Delta currently has roundtrip, nonstop tickets for $416.

There are also deals to be had earlier in August. If you fly out of Honolulu on Aug. 27 and return from Seattle on Aug. 29, Hawaiian Airlines can get you there and back for $426 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 Fairmont Olympic Seattle (411 University St.)

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For an all-around top recommendation, consider The Fairmont Olympic Seattle. The hotel has a 4.8-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $159.

Set in the heart of Seattle, this hotel is close to the 5th Avenue Theater, Pike Place Market and the Space Needle.

The Loews Hotel 1000 Seattle (1000 First Ave.)

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Another 4.8-star option is The Loews Hotel 1000 Seattle, which has rooms for $161/night. Amenities include a health club, sauna and fitness facility.

"Great boutique hotel in a cool neighborhood. The beds are super comfy," wrote visitor Travis.

Featured Seattle food and drink

Seattle has plenty of top-notch dining options. Here are a few of the most popular, according to Skyscanner.

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 4.6 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. 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)

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Another popular dining destination is Pike Place Chowder, with 4.7 stars from 72 reviews.

"This is the best chowder I've had to date," wrote reviewer George.  

Bakery Nouveau (4737 California Ave. SW)

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Finally, there's Bakery Nouveau. It has five stars from 23 reviews on Skyscanner.

Located in West Seattle where the historic Blake's Bakery once stood, William and Heather Leaman continue to make one-of-a-kind creations. 

"There is always a line out the door right when they open and for good reason. The twice baked chocolate croissants are the best — crispy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside," wrote reviewer Sarah.

What to see and do in Seattle

Seattle is also full of sites to visit and explore. Here are some popular attractions to round out your trip, again from Skyscanner's listings.

The Space Needle (400 Broad St.)

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First up is The Space Needle. It has 4.4 stars from 505 reviews.

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-degree 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. "It is 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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The Chihuly Garden and Glass is another popular destination, with 4.8 stars from 171 reviews.  

"Breathtaking glass sculptures! The garden is a horticultural symphony of trees, shrubs, arts and colorful glass sculptures," wrote visitor Tracy.

The Waterfront Park (1401 Alaskan Way)

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Lastly, spend some time at The Waterfront Park, with 4.6 stars from 273 reviews. 

"The Seattle Waterfront is a great way to spend a day, rain or shine," wrote visitor Cindy. "There is something for everyone — shops, the aquarium, the market and the most beautiful expanse of gorgeous views. If you are hungry there is a collection of eateries from cafes to luxury restaurants."

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