Around Seattle

Seattle SkylineSeattle contrasts the sophistication of a vibrant, bustling urban city set against some of the most beautiful country to be found anywhere. Seattle is a feast for the mind, eyes, and soul. Rich with a multi-cultured population, Seattle boasts restaurants to woo the most discriminating - or adventurous - palette. It also offers a range of things to do, from superb visual arts, theater, and other cultural activities to serene breaks in the outdoors, as close as a 30-minute ferry ride from downtown.

Seattle Links

Home to the world's only aquarium-based salmon ladder and fish hatchery, the Seattle Aquarium is a must-see for out-of-town visitors. The centerpiece of the aquarium is a 400,000-gallon underwater dome, where you feel like you're the one in a fish bowl. The aquarium also sponsors whale-watching cruises.

Seattle features a wide variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, skiing, biking, canoeing, and more. Find out more from

Outdoor cafe on the Bell St. Pier


Lost in the Emerald City? Check out online information, including a zoomable map, at Lycos cityguide, or download free maps from Expedia to your PC Companion.

Don't forget to check out the Seattle nightlife while you're in town.

Looking south on Pike Place near Stewart St.

Conference sessions will be held at Bell Harbor Convention facility.