Boat Lovers Unite!
Seattle Boat Show
in Jan. and Feb.
The Seattle Boat Show is famous for being the biggest boat show along the West Coast of the U.S. This boat show features the latest and greatest innovations in the boating industry including the newest boats, accessories, and equipment. The Seattle BoatShow has been around for over 64 years, making it one of the longest running boat shows in the country.
2012 Seattle Boat Show InformationThe show is held annually in January and February at the CenturyLink Field and Event Center. This is promising to be one of the biggest boat shows ever with over 1,000 boats on display. There will be a new high-tech section to the show featuring new technological marine innovations. For the purists, The Sailing Center will have 30 sailing-related exhibits and two dozen boats. There will also be free seminars by experts in the sailing and boating industries. More information about the Seattle Boat Show will be released as the event draws nearer.
Visiting SeattleWhile you're in Seattle for the boat show, you may want to make a vacation out of it and visit some of the area's attractions. The biggest is likely the Seattle Space Needle. You can ride up the side of the Space Needle to the Observation Deck — a great place to go to see all of Seattle. The restaurant at the top rotates, making for a great dinner as you enjoy a view of the city that is always changing.
Pike Place Market is another beloved location for locals and visitors alike. Here you can buy fresh ingredients including fresh seafood and produce. For views even higher than the Seattle Space Needle, the Bank of America Tower houses the Sky View Observatory on the 73rd floor. The Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle is a wonderful zoo for families with 92 acres and over 1,000 animals. There are a lot of museums in the area as well including the Seattle Art Museum, the Museum of Flight, Experience Music Project Museum, and Pacific Science Center.
For those taking the family, the Seattle Children's Theatre is a must; all the plays are based on children's books such as James and the Giant Peach and are beautifully produced. Another great location for children is The Children's Museum where you'll find hands-on exhibits that stimulate your child’s imagination and keep them busy for hours.