Hotel Deca is just minutes away from world famous Seattle attractions.
Seattle Space Needle
Hotel Deca is located in the heart of Seattle’s University District only minutes from the Seattle Space Needle. It's a breeze to get to the Space Needle in the heart of the city. It also offers convenient valet parking where you can safely leave your car and spend the day at the Seattle Center.
Once considered the heart of the city, Pioneer Square is located just north of SoDo, west of the International District and adjacent to Elliot Bay. Pioneer Square was the original home of Seattle's founding settlers, circa 1852. Most of the original wooden structures that made up the neighborhood were lost in the Great Seattle Fire of 1889 and were replaced with more modern 19th century brick structures. Today, Pioneer Square is home to a vibrant art and culinary scene composed of many galleries, bars, cafes, eateries and eclectic shops.
Woodland Park Zoo
A Seattle vacation at the Hotel Deca should also include a visit to the Woodland Park Zoo. For more than 100 years, Woodland Park Zoo has been a cherished community resource and a unique urban oasis. Generations of Puget Sound families have come to the zoo and marvel at the animals and are inspired by the peaceful and beautiful surroundings. Woodland Park Zoo encompasses 92 acres and features more than 1,090 individual animals representing nearly 300 species. The grounds are divided into what are known as bioclimatic zones, the unique habitats around the world, from tropical rain forests to the frigid climes of the Far North.
Pike Place Market
Within a short distance from Hotel Deca, you can watch the vendors throw fish at the famous Seattle Pike Place Market . Winter, spring, summer and fall, the Pike Place Market is open seven days a week, closing only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. The merchants set their own hours, so it's a good idea to check the shopping and dining guides before coming to visit a specific shop or stall. Generally, restaurants stay open later and during the peak farm season, farmers are frequently set up and ready to sell by 8 a.m. or earlier. Check out the schedules at their website below.
Chihuly Garden & Glass
A unique experience dedicated to the wonderful creations of master glass artisan Dale Chihuly. A Tacoma, Washington native, Dale Chihuly started crafting his uniquely styled, dramatic and truly beautiful works of glass in the 1960s. He is a leader in the field of glass as a fine art and has pieces in more than 200 museums worldwide. With a memorable and instantly recognizable style, Chihuly glass always stands out. In Chihuly Garden & Glass, you'll have the chance to wander through the experience of Mr. Chihuly's work in a museum setting, a garden and the glasshouse, which is to his work what a green house is to flowers.
Experience Music Project
A hands-on musical “Experience” for all ages, the EMP is a must visit for the musically inclined. The exhibits are varied, many are interactive, and the collection of Jimi Hendrix memorabilia is an “Experience” second to none. From the website: EMP is a one-of-a-kind music museum combining interactive and interpretive exhibits to tell the story of the creative, innovative and rebellious expression that defines American popular music. Featuring a world-class collection of artifacts, unique architecture by Frank O. Gehry, state-of-the-art technology, and exciting interactive presentations, EMP will encourage visitors of all ages and backgrounds to experience the power and joy of music in its many forms.
The Seattle Center is a year round facility that plays host to a wide variety of activities, such as sporting events and concerts to name a few.
Olympic Sculpture Park
The Olympic Sculpture Park, part of the Seattle Art Museum, transforms a nine-acre industrial site into open and vibrant green space for art. This new waterfront park gives Seattle residents and visitors the opportunity to experience a variety of sculpture in an outdoor setting, while enjoying the incredible views and beauty of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. Admission is free.
Dimitriou Jazz Alley
First opened in 1979 in Seattle's University District neighborhood, the family-owned and operated bistro attracted a vibrant array of musicians and clientele. Since moving to its larger, and more easily accessed, current location at 6th and Lenora, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley night club has been remodeled three times and offers an exciting mix of dining, live music and performances. The nightclub also offers a unique and intimate atmosphere where all seats are located within 50 feet of the stage.
The Seattle Waterfront looks out over Elliot Bay, West Seattle and Puget Sound. It is a vibrant and exciting place to explore, including many souvenir shops, eateries, bars, cafés, tourist attractions, galleries, ferries, the Seattle Aquarium and a family-friendly arcade. Additionally, the Waterfront Seattle multi-year program is underway to make expansions, renovations and upgrades to the waterfront area to create a “Waterfront for All”. Experience the waterfront today and come back yearly to see the updates!
First opened in 1977, the Seattle Aquarium is a must see! The Aquarium has a wide variety of sea life represented, with a special focus on aquatic life of Puget Sound. If you're a fan of sea otters and seals, this is the perfect place! We have a sea otter conservation program and a harbor seal exhibit completely just 3 years ago.
Pacific Science Center
The Pacific Science Center is a science museum for all ages, with an ever changing menu of events. For the latest on what's happening at Pacific Science Center, check their what's new page. Starting on October 15, 2016, you can pit your wits against Sherlock Holmes in the International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes. And in 2017, you'll be able to experience the awe-inspiring Terracotta Warriors from China.