2009 Annual Meeting & World Conference

Explore Seattle

Seattle

  • Museum of Flight: Did you know there are 175 miles of electrical wiring in the cockpit of a 747 alone?
  • Pike Place Market: The heart and soul of Seattle! With 150 craft stalls, 200 shops, wonderful restaurants and street musicians throughout, this area is active all year round! A colorful and exciting spot, the Market is the oldest continually operated independent farmers market in the USA, originating in 1907.
  • Winery Tours: Located on the same latitude as French wine country, Seattle is a great place to taste a wide variety of wines. Of the over 200 Wineries in the state, Chateau Ste. Michelle is the most famous.
  • Mount St. Helens: Jet ranger helicopters can fly you over the volcanic crater.
  • Victoria & Vancouver, British Columbia: A two-nation vacation! An easy day trip to Victoria by seaplane or hydrofoil ensures seeing all the sights of the Northwest Coast. Vancouver is just 150 miles North.
  • Waterfront Park, Seattle Aquarium & Omnidome: Water is our life!
  • Pioneer Square & Underground Tour: See the foundations upon which Seattle was built. The Underground Tour is a fascinating walk through history.
  • Spectator Sports: Seattle sports the latest in stadiums! From the retractable roof of Safeco Field, the Mariners’ home turf, to the recently constructed Qwest Field (home of the Seahawks), there’s always an opportunity to catch the score in style.
  • Participatory Sports: Alpine or nordic skiing, sailing, kayaking, river rafting, cycling, water skiing, fishing, golf, tennis, hiking, etc. (some seasonal)
  • Shopping: Nordstrom is headquartered in Seattle with its flagship store just three blocks from The Fairmont Olympic Hotel. You can also find REI, Louis Vuitton, MaxMara, Barney’s New York and dozens of fabulous, unique boutiques.
  • Whale Watching: Available April through September.
  • The Pilchuk School of Glass Art: Hand-blown glass; internationally renowned!
  • Seattle Art Museum: Located two blocks away, designed by Robert Venturi; newly expanded in 2007.
  • Houseboat Tour on Lake Union: Just seven minutes from the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.
  • Theater: Seattle employs more actors per capita than any city in the U.S., with the exception of New York. We also have the Seattle Opera & Symphony, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the new McCaw Hall is just a block away. Right outside the Fairmont Olympic doors: the 5th Avenue Theater and the Paramount Theater.
  • Hot Air Ballooning: View the Pacific Northwest from 3000 feet up in a colorful balloon.
  • Mt. Rainier National Park: Hiking up a portion of Mt. Rainier offers amazing scenery.

 

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