There’s something almost primal about the ocean. It’s where we all came from as a species. It’s what all our ancestors crossed to come to America. And it’s how many people make their living to this day. Water and boats are of huge interest to many people.

If this bit of introspection has you nodding along, then you’ll want to check out an upcoming event that puts a spotlight on boats.

Event Details

At the CenturyLink Field Event Center, the Seattle Boat Show will be displaying some of the finest shipping boats in the world. With all of the luxurious boats in one place, you can get an inside/outside view of many different crafts. Plus, you can get a chance to meet up with some of the private owners, who will also be checking the show as well. You can make new friends as well as meet up with the familiar people from the Northwest Marine Trade Association, who efficiently produced this show. 

The tickets are on sale as of December 3rd, so delay! These tickets will go by pretty quickly. The terrific show will be located just south of downtown Seattle.

  • WHO: Northwest Marine Trade Association
  • WHAT: The Seattle Boat Show
  • WHEN: January 24th, 2020, to February 1st, 2020
  • WHERE: CenturyLink Field Event Center at 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98134
  • FACILITY OPEN HOURS: 11 AM to 8 PM Monday-Thursday, 11 AM to 9 PM on Fridays, from 10 AM to 8 PM on Saturdays, And from 10 AM to 6 PM on Sundays

Besides admiring the many boats on display, there will be tons of activities to enjoy. On Thursday, January 30, you can participate in Dogs on Deck. If you’re local or traveled with your pet, you can take them to the boat show and let them meet other dogs, stroll a red carpet, and get a new piece of neck bling via a custom engraving opportunity. There will be an exhibit showing the history of boats and bathing suits over the years; there will be a show with live models on Friday, January 24. There will also be seminars and panels presented by experts where you can learn about new technology, electronics, communications, and navigation. Plus, there will be various family-friendly activities like a trout pond and the Kid’s Aqua Zone.

Local Accommodations

If you’re coming from out of town to the boat show, you’re in luck. You don’t have to stay right in Seattle to get a high level of service. Bellevue, WA, a sister city just across Lake Washington, has several highly affordable hotels that are still near the boat shoe. Here are three great options.

The Hyatt House Seattle/Bellevue is a stylish, comfortable option right in downtown Bellevue. If you are looking for a long term stay hotel in Bellevue, WA, this hotel is your best bet. It’s convenient to many local attractions and offers guests many great amenities. You can expect onsite dining, a pet-friendly environment, and an indoor pool.

The Seattle Marriott Bellevue offers affordable, high-quality service. Located near the Meydenbauer Center, it is popular with tourists and business travelers alike. Visitors enjoy free breakfast and access to a fitness center.

Hilton Bellevue is an upscale hotel that puts you just 10 minutes from downtown Seattle while being in the premier business district of Bellevue. It features large guest rooms, a seasonal outdoor heated pool, and a complimentary shuttle within a 1-mile radius of the hotel.

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