The Seattle Boat Show (Indoors +Afloat), the largest boat show on the West Coast and the third largest in the U.S., opens Jan. 27 and runs through Feb. 4, 2017. The show is held at two locations — indoors at Century LinkField Event Center and afloat at South Lake Union — and more than 200 free seminars.
For out-of-towners, show organizers have put together specials that include rates as low as $139.00 per night at conveniently located downtown hotels and Victoria Clipper packages for those travelling from Canada.
The Seattle Boat Show is partnering with three local hotels – the Courtyard Pioneer Square, the Crowne Plaza Seattle and the Silver Cloud Hotel Stadium – to offer special rates for show guests.
- The Courtyard Pioneer Square in historic Pioneer Square is offering boat show attendees weekend group room rates of $139 for a King guest room.
- The newly renovated Crowne Plaza Seattle, which has been an official hotel of the Seattle Boat Show since 2001, has special boat show rates of $145 per night (single/double occupancy).
- The Silver Cloud Hotel Stadium is the closest hotel to the show and is located next door to the CenturyLink Field Event Center. It is offering a special discounted rate of $159 for a Deluxe King Room and $169 for a Double Queen Room with two queen beds.
Clipper Vacations is offering customizable Seattle Boat Show packages for visitors from Canada, which include transportation to Seattle, a stay at a downtown Seattle hotel and admission to the Seattle Boat Show. Travel from Victoria, B.C. is via the Victoria Clipper and travel from Vancouver B.C. is via Amtrak.
The show will host two festive events – Uncorked on opening night, Friday Jan. 27, and Sails & Ales on Friday, Feb. 3. At Uncorked, showgoers can sniff, swirl and sip their way through the boat show, tasting a variety of domestic and international wines at stations set up throughout the indoor location at CenturyLink Field. At Sails & Ales, showgoers can taste and toast the very best in Northwest craft beers from artisan breweries.
Other Seattle January 2017 attractions include:
- Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I,” directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher at the Paramount Theatre. It won four 2015 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical.
- “Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie” at the Seattle Repertory Theatre celebrates the colorful life and rich musical legacy of America’s great folk troubadour.
- MOHAI, Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry, located a five-minute walk from the on-water portion of the Boat Show, tells the story of Seattle through thousands of rare objects, historic images and interactive displays. The “Maritime Seattle” exhibit, hosted in the historic bridge room, celebrates Seattle’s long relationship with water and boating.
- Few places on earth rival the rugged beauty and biological diversity of Washington state’s North Cascades mountain range. The Burke Museum’s interactive exhibit.
- Wild Nearby, allows visitors to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and stories of one of the largest wildlands in the U.S.
For a complete listing of events in and around Seattle in January, visit www.visitseattle.org