Quality Inn & Suites Seattle Center
618 John Street
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: (206) 728-7666
Fax: (206) 267-2163
618 John Street, Seattle, WA, US, 98109
- Phone: (206) 728-7666
- Fax: (206) 267-2163
Denny Park has the double distinction of being both the city's first cemetery and its first park. Fortunately, when the city turned the cemetery into a park in 1884, it thoughtfully replaced the graves with rhododendrons and azaleas. The terrain is actually 60 feet lower than it once was, due to great Denny Regrade project, which began in 1889 and leveled some of the hills in the area. Still, the city kept the park, and today the parks department has its headquarters here.
Seattle is an eccentric city that can defy expectations. The natural surroundings, including the sound and Mt. Rainier, have been inhabited by humans for more than 6000 years. The city has a rich cultural heritage and a huge list of places of interest to visit. If you are here, do not miss out on the iconic Space Needle and Rock and Roll Museum. The city offers plenty of movie and music festivals and a throbbing nightlife.
Bill Gates, known for Microsoft as well as their many philanthropic endeavors, hails from the great city of Seattle. Founded in 2000, Bill and his wife's foundation strives to enhance education, healthcare and alleviate poverty, in the United States as well as abroad. The visitors center located in the Queen Anne neighborhood, aims to educate guests on the many programs, activities and initiatives the foundation takes part in. Learn about the Gates family, employees and the many people who benefit from the foundation. The center features interactive exhibits that allow visitors to think critically on world issues and try to come up with their own solutions. Admission is free and tours are available upon request.
Built for the 1962 World Expo, the Space Needle's distinctive structure, rising over 600 feet (182.88 meters) has since become Seattle's most famous landmark. Come take in the 360-degree view of mountains, Elliott Bay and all of Seattle's diverse neighborhoods. Stock up on Seattle souvenirs at the ground level gift shop, Space Base. Dine at the SkyCity rotating restaurant, where every seat has a view. Then continue upward to the observation deck, at the spectacular height of 520 feet (158.49 meters), which remains open all week, between 8a and 12a. Also on site is the hi-tech Sky Q which encompasses several impressive kiosks outfitted with high-definition cameras and screens.
Nestled amidst numerous attractions and landmarks like Space Needle, Seattle Center, IMAX Theater and Chihuly Gardens, the International Fountain never fails to capture the attention of the visitors. Join in the fun with kids and beat the summer heat by playing in the water. Else, you can sit on the rim and watch as the spacecraft-like art installation at the center throws out water at jet speed. The fountain is bound to bring out the kid in you.
Seattle Center is one of the city's primary attractions, and since thousands of visitors come to enjoy all it has to offer, Seattle Center - Visitor Information was set up here to answer questions and supply information about the park, the buildings it houses and the events that take place here. You can also pick up maps and brochures on Seattle and adjacent areas, as well as get answers to your questions.
The Seattle Center Monorail is the first full scale commercial monorail in the United States. Like the Space Needle, this train is a remnant of the 1962 World's Fair. Riding above ground, it takes passengers on a two-minute ride between two terminals: Westlake Center downtown and Seattle Center. Although short, the trip has nice views of Elliott Bay, downtown and the Capitol Hill area.
Chihuly Garden Glass amazes visitors with displays of color and fine artistry. With the iconic Space Needle serving as its backdrop, this unique exhibit – conceived by artist Dave Chihuly – features glass sculptures that have to be seen to be believed. The splendor of lush gardens showcasing Chihuly's signature glass creations is truly a serene experience. Easily accessible via the Seattle Monorail, there is no excuse for not experiencing this incomparable display of nature and glass.
Once a decaying stretch of soup kitchens, parking lots and warehouses, this northern half of Downtown is now peppered with outposts of chic. Nightclubs like Crocodile Cafe and Sit 'n' Spin rival the noisy glory of Pioneer Square, and restaurants like Shiro's attract crowds of urban 30-somethings. Funky salons and furniture shops fill the old warehouses, and condo developments sprout over deserted lots. Also check out Speakeasy Cafe and 211 Billiard Club.
First Church is about more than just worship; it is about giving something to the community. Their philosophy is simple, yet effective-all they aim to do is to make the world a better place. The community of the First United Methodist Church of Seattle is a welcoming one, one which does not discriminate on any basis. This historic church, constructed in 1853, was rebuilt in 2010 and carries out many activities for Seattle's less fortunate.
Mars Hill Church (MHC) at Downtown Campus strives to engage people in the wealth of Gospel, thus helping them achieve revelation. The Downtown Campus, nestled in Belltown, is just one of the several branches of the MHC—a group of missionaries, based in Seattle. The church endeavors to serve people through various ministries and render services for solemnizing baptism. MHC, Downtown Campus also organizes several public speaking events along with drinks and snacks for social gatherings.
The Olympic Sculpture Park began as a commitment between the Seattle Art Museum and the Trust for Public Land, and quickly grew into a green mecca of architectural art and beautifully crafted landscapes. The park contains mathematical sculptures, new-wave basket weaving and the artistic greenhouse designed by the likes of artists Tony Smith, Pedro Reyes and Mark Dion. The Olympic Sculpture Park is nestled besides the Puget Sound and is managed by the Seattle Art Museum. The views include both the Seattle port and the Olympic mountain range. Admission is free all year long.