As the airport that serves Seattle, Tacoma, in the state of Washington, United States, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is a public airport that can be found at 47.448889 latitude and -122.309444 longitude. The airport serves as hub for Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Horizon Air, and operates three concrete-surfaced runways that measure between 2,591 metres to 3,627 metres or 8,500 feet to 11,900 feet.
What to see & do
Both located in Washington, Seattle refers to a coastal seaport city and the seat of King County, while Tacoma is the county seat of Pierce County. When within Seattle, temperatures record an average high of 15.7 degrees Celsius or 60.2 degrees Fahrenheit, average low of 7.2 degrees Celsius or 45.0 degrees Fahrenheit, with a daily mean of 11.4 degrees Celsius or 52.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Seattle is known for destinations like Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Experience Music Project Museum, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and Woodland Park Zoo. Tacoma’s points of interest, on the other hand, include Point Defiance Park, Museum of Glass, America’s Car Museum, and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Highlighting Woodlands Park Zoo, the zoo can be found on a 92-acre or 37-hectare land area and is home to approximately 1,100 animals that come in 300 species. Among the major exhibits of the zoo are Trail of Vines, Northern Trail, African Savanna, Tropical Rain Forest, Banyan Wilds, and Zoomazium, among others. Point Defiance Park is a large urban park that covers an area of 702 acres or 2.84 square kilometres. Among the attractions within the park include Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, the Rose Garden, and Rhododendron Garden, in addition to beaches, trails, among others.
How to get around within Seattle
Seattle offers Metro Transit as public transportation, via Metro Transit, access electric, hybrid, and diesel city buses to get to various stops within the city. The buses are generally on time and are also affordable since they don’t charge too much within the city limits. The prices, however, change depending on adult and child, time of the day (regular hours or rush hours). Along with Metro Transit, Seattle also has Sound Transit. These buses go North to Bothell via Rt#522, Everett Rt# 510, 512, and 513); South to Tacoma via Rt# 590, 593, 594; and East to Redmond via Rt# 545, Bellevue on Rt#550, and Issaquah #554. Seattle also has Link Light Rail, which goes between Westlake Center downtown and Sea-Tac Airport, through South Seattle and Tukwila. Other options for getting around include Sound Transit’s “Sounder”, South Lake Union Streetcar and Seattle Center Monorail King County Water Taxi, along with Ride Shading programs, to name a few. Additionally, when in Tacoma, it offers transportation options like Tacoma LINK, Pierce Transit, to name a few, along with general buses, commuter rail, light rail, and ferries.
How to get there
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport operates regular scheduled flights to numerous local and international destinations within Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. Some of the popular destinations include Toronto, Albuquerque, Boston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Tokyo, Seoul, London, Frankfurt, Dubai, Taipei, Beijing, Honolulu, Reykjavik, Philadelphia, and more. Flying to these stops require going with airlines like Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, British Airways, Condor, Emirates, EVA Air, Hainan Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Icelandair, Lufthansa, United Express, and US Airways operated by American Airlines, to name a few.
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