There’s never been a more exciting time to visit Seattle! If you plan your trip right, you’ll be able to explore some amazing areas of the city during your stay for the Ingeniux User Conference.
Early Bird registration expires August 25th – register soon for great discounts!
South Lake Union
This exciting neighborhood, and home to tech giant Amazon, is one of the fastest growing areas in Seattle. Great shops, bars, and restaurants are popping up amidst a sea of badge-carrying “campus” workers. The neighborhood includes a beautiful waterfront park and running trails along the lake. All of this is a simple 5-10 minute walk from where our conference will be held at the Pan Pacific Hotel.
Historic Pioneer Square is about a 20-minute walk from the Pan Pacific Hotel, or an easy bus or cab ride. This neighborhood is perhaps best enjoyed from Occidental Square, where you’ll find people sipping coffee and reading in the ample outdoor seating areas, or playing corn hole and giant chess in the public activities area.
The Great Wheel
Seattle recently added a new tourist destination: The Great Wheel at Pier 57. Located right on the waterfront, the Wheel is open from 10am – 11pm every day, and until 12 pm on weekends. For $14, you can enjoy amazing views of Puget Sound and downtown Seattle from a private, enclosed pod.
The Pike Place Market
The Pacific Northwest is one of the best places in the world for fresh seafood. Nowhere is this more apparent than Pike Place Market, where fish vendors toss large salmon to the delight of tourists and locals alike. In addition to great seafood, you can also purchase locally made goods, souvenirs, beautiful flower bouquets and much more at this market, which is open daily.
Explore New Neighborhoods Outside of City Center
Speaking of fresh seafood, the Ballard neighborhood in the northeast pocket of Seattle is overflowing with amazing seafood restaurants, including the popular Walrus and the Carpenter. Visit this bustling neighborhood of oysters and champagne with a view, or walk along the historic NW Market Street, lined with historic brick buildings, boutiques, and restaurants.
Known for its ever-evolving night life, Capitol Hill is the place to go out for a fun night on the town. There is an unending number of bars, restaurants, and night clubs to explore in this neighborhood. But if you’re in the mood for karaoke, grab some friends, rent a room, and sing your heart out at Rock Box.
Hiking, Exploring, Swimming, and Boating
One of the great things about Seattle is the nature surrounding it. Here are just a few of our favorite hikes and outdoor activities to do in and around Seattle:
- Kayak South Lake Union from Agua Verde
- Hop a ferry and explore Bainbridge Island
- Hike Discovery Park Loop Trail
- Swim or BBQ at Golden Gardens Park
See You in September!
We hope you find our tips helpful while planning your stay in Seattle. We can’t wait to see you at the 6th annual Ingeniux User Conference!
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