Outside Seattle

View our list of Seattle attractions for you to explore during your stay at Hotel Deca.

Mount Rainier
Hotel Deca is at the doorstep of the great northwest. The skiing selections are abundant in the Seattle Washington area in the winter months, with numerous hiking activities available in the warmer months. The winter and summer activity opportunities are endless and we’ll be happy to help you plan your excursions.
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Winery And Brewery Tours
Some of the state's largest wineries and breweries are located in Woodinville, a 35-minute drive from Seattle. These include Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Columbia Winery and Redhook Ale Brewery.
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Sea Kayaking
Paddle Seattle. Rent sea kayaks by the hour from the Northwest Outdoor Center on Lake Union, just north of Seattle's downtown district. Sights include the city's formidable houseboat communities, lakeshore restaurants, the Center for Wooden Boats and dramatic views of the city. Guided tours are also available.
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Whale Watching
Orcas (sometimes called killer whales) hold a special place in the hearts of Seattle residents. More than 80 of the elegantly black-and-white mammals live in the waters of Puget Sound, gathered into three "pods," or extended matriarchal families, each communicating in its own dialect of sounds.

The orcas you will see in the San Juans belong to pods J, K and L. Each individual whale in the three pods has both a number and a name, to help scientists track them. Generally, the lower the number, the older the whale, and some of the females are thought to be older than 80.
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National Parks
Seattle lies within a couple of hours of three spectacular national parks. Mt. Rainier is just a two-hour drive south of Seattle and features the highest peak in the Northwest at an elevation of 14,411 feet. Gray Line Sightseeing offers a guided day tour to the visitor center located at Paradise.

Olympic National Park, on the Olympic Peninsula west of Seattle, features the only temperate rain forests in the lower 48 states; the park also features 8,000-foot mountains and wild ocean beaches. North Cascades National Park, north of Seattle, boasts a necklace of turquoise glacier-fed lakes with a backdrop of jagged mountains and a scenic highway (Cascade Loop) which runs from beach to mountains to desert.
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Mount St Helens
May 18 marks the anniversary of this volcano's fiery eruption in 1980. Today a visitor and interpretive center explains dramatic geologic and human stories and their legacies. Flight seeing tours are available.
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Washington State Ferries
Discover Puget Sound with over 80 islands and scenic peninsulas. Travelers can drive, walk or bike aboard the nation's largest ferry system. Two routes - Bainbridge Island and Bremerton - are served from Pier 52 on the Seattle Waterfront.
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The Cascade Mountain ski slopes, including Crystal Mountain, Stevens Pass and Snoqualmie Pass offer day and night skiing November through mid-April. Snoqualmie Pass is just 90 minutes east of Seattle.
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Snoqualmie Falls
More than a hundred feet higher than Niagara, Snoqualmie Falls beckons visitors from Seattle, just 25 miles down the highway. The Salish Lodge is perched near the top of the falls, offering fine dining and four star lodging. Hiking, canoeing and horseback riding and packing are nearby.
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Northwest Trek
View indigenous Northwest wildlife from the safety of a guided tram tour in this 600-acre wildlife preserve, located 45 minutes south of Seattle.
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The Future of Flight
One of Seattle's favorite aviation attractions, the Future of Flight Aviation Center is where the Boeing Factory Tour begins. The center offers the only publicly available opportunity to tour a commercial jet assembly plant in North America. The Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour is made possible through collaboration between The Boeing Company, Snohomish County, Paine Field Airport, and the 501(c)(3) non-profit Institute of Flight, which operates the facility.
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Whether you’re looking for an incredible “flightseeing” experience or an island-hopping excursion, Seattle’s seaplanes are the ticket to an unforgettable adventure. Kenmore Air, which began their Seattle operation in 1946, is one of the oldest and largest sea plane operators in the world with a fleet of 25 aircraft. Take a seat on one of their regularly scheduled flights between Seattle and Victoria, B.C. (just one hour flight time!), or to Friday Harbor and other points in the San Juan Islands, Olympic Peninsula and British Columbia’s Gulf Islands. Charters, fishing trips and other packages including a 20 minute Seattle “flightseeing” excursion are popular offerings as well.
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