From the Farm to your Table
Known for big variety and jovial atmosphere, Pike Place is a wet and dry market that will suit anybody’s appetite for fresh produce, food, crafts, specialty stores and a lot more. Sitting on nine acres of space from Pike St. north to Virginia St. and from 1st Avenue west to Western Avenue, the market promises a sensory experience.
The sensibleness of the market lies on preserving and propagating the tradition of direct engagement between farmers and buyers. Washington farmers sell their produce to the community all days, all year round bringing freshness, sustainability, and affordability to homes, stores and organizations.If you shop here, you are actually helping keep the tradition alive for generations to come.
Stroll through farmers’ stalls and find fruits and vegetables in season, dairy products, wine, fish, meat and poultry, processed foods, and flowers. Take home specialty foods, like deli meats, artisan cheese, or spices. Indulge inside arcades full of crafts and decor, jewelry and leather goods, toys and kitchenware. One day is just not enough.
Plan your Big Market Days
Many out-of-towners check-in at our Seattle hotel for a couple of days at least to enjoy Pike Place Market. Just 10 miles away, or an 18 minute drive will lead you and your family to market haven. Ask our hotel staff for a copy or two of the Visitors’ Guide and Map to Pike Place and plan your marketing ahead. Don’t worry about where to eat there for the choices are many. There’s even a place to keep the kids occupied while you shop. You can keep some of your perishables in your room refrigerator until you head for home.
Comfort Inn Seattle for Couples
Think privacy, coziness, comfort, and think – can you afford it? You certainly can at Comfort Inn and Suites up north in Seattle. Get away from the maddening crowd and find just the hotel in Seattle to celebrate your anniversary, or for any celebratory reason at all. Find your room in our 4-story establishment and get one with a view to complete a romantic get-away.
You might have looked up places and attractions you want to explore this side of Seattle, but do consult with our multi-lingual staff and see if your choices match. A few pointers from our side may help you get organized and better enjoy your day out.
Depending on the season of your stay, north Seattle becomes a haven for cultural festivals – Asian, French, Greek, Hawaiian, among others. Or you might just love a cruise on the bay, a hike on a trail, a visit to a museum or park. Or go to a big market.
Things to Do for the Memories
Experience the Dunn Gardens, 100 years of horticultural beauty and charm, by walking through their heritage trees and shrub-lined pathways. Have a dining cruise or brunch on a yacht and enjoy the local lakes via Waterways Cruises; their homeport is at the northern end of Lake Union, nearest our hotel. If both of you are into comedic theater, go to The Comedy Underground for live performances, just a short trip south from our hotel, in historic Pioneer Square.
When you get back to your hotel, find a freshly-made bed and pillows for that needed sleep. Tomorrow is another day. Though if still too tired for a new adventure when you wake up, indulge in a movie from our DVD collections in the comfort of your room.
Why choose Comfort Inn Seattle?
Because you’ll definitely like it here.
Stay in one or two of our spacious rooms at the inn, large enough for running around. Choose our King Apartment Suite, for a family of 4 to 6 or a bit more, with living room and its own sleeper sofa. It also has a kitchen for homestyle cooking or for sharing food deliveries. Our place is one of the cleanest spots to sleep in, just love our beds and sweet-smelling linen. Rise and shine in the mornings and have hot breakfast together. And then you can freely enjoy your day ahead.
Families who stay with us typically opt to see the sites around and near our hotel in Seattle. Our place is far enough from urban noise and hustle but near enough the attractions north Seattle takes pride in. Before coming over, you and the family must have decided to dedicate yourselves to the children’s enjoyment. Our friendly staff can help you organize to make the most out of the moment.
Where are the best places for kids?
Let children experience Woodland Park Zoo, the largest live animal collection of over 1000 animals and a spectacular collection of 92,000 plants in its botanical garden. Prick your kids imagination and scientific bent by taking them to Pacific Science Center where the top attractions are animatronic dinosaurs, a giant insect village, and a science playground.
A great thrill ride in a giant ferris wheel is the new Seattle Great Wheel on Pier 57 overlooking Elliot Bay. Fantastic views. And if the whole family haven’t been to the Space Needle together, this is the opportune time to whilst them there, 500 feet above the city.
Just a few from a myriad of choices, easy reach from our hotel in Seattle.
Looking for something new for your night out? Why not make the trip up from our hotel in North Seattle and pass the evening at Teatro ZinZanni? If you were hoping to take in both dinner and a show, there are few better ways around to merge the two!
Known by patrons as “the Kit Kat Klub on acid”, Teatro ZinZanni is one of Seattle’s most unforgettable dinner theatre experiences. The main event is a spectacular blend of circus, dinner theater, improv, cabaret, and vaudeville. Enjoy the show along with your multi-course, gourmet meal and a selection of quality drinks.
Visit the Teatro Zinzanni’s official website to learn more about its upcoming shows.
Do you have a passion for gazing into the past and getting a picture of who and what used to inhabit the world before you? This is the mission of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Located in the University of Washington, this museum offers a wide array of historic and prehistoric relics all within easy reach of our North Seattle Hotel.
Among the museum’s permanent exhibits are a selection of cultural and artistic items from the region’s native peoples, an ethnobotanical garden with over one hundred plant species, and several dinosaur skeletons. For more information on their current and upcoming exhibits, visit the museum’s official website here.
If you’re an art fan, you’ll want to take the chance at our North Seattle Hotel to absorb the city’s rich museum scene. Seattle is covered with art galleries of every flavor, but only one truly encompasses the full art world and brings it together for your viewing pleasure under a single roof. Therefore, if you only have time for one museum visit, make it the Seattle Art Museum.
It’s here that you can find art from all over the world: Africa, Asia, Europe, Australian aboriginal art, and art from the native peoples from across the Americas. And after taking an artistic world tour, you can take a look into the new and exciting world of modern art. When you’re done with the museum itself, take a scenic stroll through the exhibits at SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park, absorbing an array of unique outdoor pieces amid the gentle sparkle of the Sound’s waters.
You can learn more about the Seattle Art Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park, and all current exhibits at the official website.
The expansive, 92-acre Woodland Park Zoo is located only 10 minutes south of the Comfort Inn hotel in North Seattle. The zoo features more than 1,100 animals from over 300 different species, including elephants, tigers, and wolves.
Throughout its history of over 130 years, the Woodland Park Zoo has also been a strong advocate for wildlife preservation and conservation, providing many fundraisers and events to support and protect our natural surroundings. Reaching the zoo from our North Seattle hotel is fast and easy, whether via car on highway 99 or by one of the many convenient buses.
Rock and roll is a part of America’s musical heritage. It’s in our history, it’s in our blood, and it’s within a short drive of our North Seattle Hotel in the form of the Experience Music Project. If you’re an aspiring rock star, or just a rabid fan of the guitar-and-microphone scene, find your way down there to experience your favorite sound like you never have before.
Housed in a Frank Gehry building at the foot of the Space Needle, the EMP offers a rich tapestry of rock and roll flavor under a single roof. Witness exciting museum exhibits, with new features rotating in all the time. Try your hand at the art of making noise in the sound lab, and then take to the stage to see life through the eyes of a true rock star. Visit the museum website to find out more about current exhibits and events.
Are you a fan of folklife and folk art? If so, you won’t want to miss the Northwest Folklife Festival. Held every year since 1972, this festival is among the largest free folklife festivals in the United States.
The theme of this year’s festival is “The Power of Human Voice through Song”. You can experience this theme in the numerous musical guests, which will include choral groups, doo-wop artists, barbershop, glee, and more. There will also be thousands of other presenters, with a wide variety of performances, workshops, arts, crafts, and foods on display. If you have kids with you, take them to the Discovery Zone for a family-friendly, hands-on folk art experience where they can learn in a fun environment and try their hand at creating their own masterpieces.
The 45th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival shall take place at Seattle Center, not far from our North Seattle Hotel. It is scheduled to run from May 27th through May 30th. For more information on this year’s schedule, check out the official Northwest Folklife website.
Seattle has had a robust Chinese population for many years. If you’re in town this May, you can get a closer look at the culture of this unique group with the help of the annual Glimpse of China Arts and Culture Festival, provided by the Washington Chinese Art & Culture Committee. It is here that you can experience traditional Chinese art, including authentic dance performances, live music, art displays, and more. Enjoy some quality Chinese fare with the food and tea tasting. Try your hand at some Chinese arts and crafts with calligraphy, language, cooking, and painting workshops.
This year’s Glimpse of China event is scheduled to take place on the twenty-first of May, beginning at 11:00 am. You can find it in the famous Seattle Center Armory, not far from our North Seattle hotel. The event is free to the public. You can learn more about a Glimpse of China by visiting the website of the Washington Chinese Art & Culture Committee, or the event’s page on the official Seattle Center website.