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Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Seattle Hotel Blog

Haunted House for HalloweenPhoto by Cocoparisienne.

You will find one of a kind experiences, souvenirs and events in Seattle this upcoming month. 

Halloween at PacSci

Discover the science behind Halloween at the Pacific Science Center throughout the month of October. Uncover what’s behind illusions, meet a tarantula and build your own monster. On October 30, dress in your favourite costume and bring the family to Trick-or-Treat at PacSci! There will be special activities just for the day and stage shows. Whatever you’re hoping to be for Halloween, make sure being at the Pacific Science Centre is one of them. Explore the full list of Halloween events and buy tickets online

The Witching Hour

From Oct. 24 to Nov. 18, immerse yourself in this unique culinary event, The Witching Hour, at Cafe Nordo. The event will transform Pioneer Square brick-box dinner theatre into the “forgotten wing of a natural history museum where a gathering of self-styled occultists, reading from an ancient text, unleash the five nocturnal fears.” Enjoy a “four-curse” meal and frothy cocktails during this one of a kind interactive dining experience. The menu includes dishes like “The Cure for Loneliness” and “The Goat King and the Fairy Ring.” It’s unlike any dinner you have ever experienced. Check out the full menu for The Witching Hour and purchase tickets in advance. 

Urban Craft Uprising

Love DIY? You won’t want to miss Urban Craft Uprising, Seattle’s largest indie craft show! On now until December 2 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, feast your eyes on unique and handmade crafts from over 150 vendors. Find something quintessentially Seattle to bring back with you as a souvenir! Whether you’re looking at jewelry, clothing, children’s toys, houseware - and the list doesn’t end there - there’s bound to be something original that catches your eye. Check out the website for the Urban Craft Uprising for more information


If you’re looking for an experience within an experience, consider staying at Best Western Pioneer Square, located in downtown Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square district. Top attractions are all within walking distance and the hotel is surrounding by unique shopping, antiques, galleries and endless of culinary options. 


However, you’re going to want to explore these upcoming events. The Witching Hour and Halloween only come once a year, so don’t miss your chance to explore Seattle during the fall! Book your stay in advance so you can start planning your trip. 

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Summer is the gift that just keeps on giving! If you’re planning a trip during the second half of August, then you’ll have plenty of fun events to look forward to. Coming up we have the return of a national icon to the stage, a chance to see one of rock’s most famous and influential bands, and everyone’s favourite summer excursion: a trip to the fair! Check out all the details below, and begin planning your trip to the Emerald City!

Ellen

You all know Ellen DeGeneres from her hugely popular television show. Now, you’ll have the chance to see up close and in the flesh as she embarks on her first comedy tour in fifteen years. Her tour will only include three cities, one of which is beautiful Seattle! She’ll be performing at Benaroya Hall on August 22 and 23. Not to be missed!

Classic alternative rock

Smashing Pumpkins are a band who need no introduction. A pioneering nineties band, they’ve left their mark on music history and then soon. They’ll be bringing their unique sound to Key Arena on August 24 for a tour that’ll include founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, and James Iha. One for the music lovers.

 

A day at the fair

And finally, who doesn’t love a trip to the fair? It gets no bigger or better than the Washington State Fair! Taking place August 31 through to September 23, it’ll feature world-class rides, performers, food, and oh so much more. Especially recommended if you’re travelling with the kids in tow!

There’s only one place to stay during your trip to the city: the best hotel in Seattle! At the Best Western Plus Pioneer Square, you’ll receive well-appointed accommodations, and find amenities such as free high speed internet, a complimentary continental breakfast, a large television in every room.



One of Seattle’s most popular tourist destination (and Instagram hot spot) is Pike Place Market. Here you can indulge in some great eats, do some shopping, visit marketplaces and much more.

The Experiences Are Endless!

Pike Place incorporates many fun activities into one spot! What started off in 1907 as a place for local farmers to sell their produce on a larger scale has now become a staple in Seattle. Now farmers all over Washington bring their fresh vegetables, fruit, and meat to be sold at Pike Place. Of course, other venues are available as well including a craft market for different art and trinkets which make perfect souvenirs!

Yummy Food and A Great Time

Within the nine-acre district that is Pike Place tones of cafes, fine and casual dining, and bistro options can be found. These are some of Seattle’s top rated restaurants including the Alibi Room, Emmett Watson’s Oyster Bar, Bacco Cafe, and Cafe Champagne - to name a few. Pike Place Market is free for anyone to enjoy and more information on restaurants, markets, and food can be found on the Pike Place website.
 
Best Western Pioneer Square is lucky to be located in the heart of Seattle which makes us a short 5 minute drive from Pike Place Market! Our hotel has some of the most luxurious and affordable hotel rooms available in Seattle. Book in one of our Deluxe City View King Rooms for the ultimate experience while you visit our beautiful city! If needed, one of our friendly staff members can assist you with transportation or anything else you may need during your visit to our beautiful city! 

 
This oh-so fun rendition of Abba classics tells a story of a young girl on a search for her real father. Mamma Mia has been portrayed by many talented actresses (including Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried) since its debut in 1999. This popular play travels between theatres worldwide and now our own 5th Avenue theatre association has brought it to life on the Seattle stage!
 

Experience Mamma Mia! In Its True Form

Many of you may recognize the Mamma Mia name thanks to its film rendition, which earned itself two Golden Globes nominations. However, watching the story on a screen is much different than experiencing it live. A big thanks is owed to the shows director, Bill Berry, and Choreographer, Bob Richard, whom dedicated their time and talent to make this musical as accurate as possible. The production of Mamma Mia by 5th Avenue is one you sure don’t want to miss!
 

Reviews Are In and You Won’t Want To Miss “The Party”

Critics cannot stop raving about 5th Avenue’s production of Mamma Mia! In the words of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “my advice is join the party”. Many wonderful and talented people have dedicated many hours into ensuring you won’t be disappointed in what CBS-TV called “a wildly entertaining good time”. 
 

Tickets, Location & More

Mamma Mia will play at 5th Avenue Theatre Association from Feb 2 – Feb 25, 2018. Lucky for us at Best Western Plus Pioneer Square, we’re a short 10 minute drive from the theatre. Our friendly staff would be more than happy assisting you with transportation needs or answer any questions you may have. Ticket prices depend on seating available and run between $46-$176.
 
If you’re visiting Downtown, Seattle don’t hesitate to stay in our comfortable, luxurious Hotel. We’re sure you won’t be disappointed! 

 
Cirque-tacular has been working on something special these past months and their vision has finally been realized with Snowkus-Pocus. This theater installment is hosted by the Pantages Theater in downtown Seattle, Washington. Become dazzled by Cirque-tacular’s one-of-a-kind roster of ballerina's, acrobats, and other talented performers.
 

What to Expect

According to Cirque-tacular’s website, Snowkus-Pocus focuses on “young Brianna as she is stuck inside due to an approaching blizzard. Her dampened spirit turns to joy as her imagination takes her to an enchanted winter wonderland where she encounters the North Wind, Jack Frost, the Snow Queen, and Metamorphina, who is ever changing like the seasons”. Talented performers and dedicated production staff are all to thanks for bringing this production to life.
 

Don’t Miss This One Of A Kind Experience

This is a unique opportunity to experience the hard work of ballerina’s, cirque performers, acrobats, and other dancers all combined into one. These performers are dedicated to giving the best performance possible in order to wow and dazzle their audience with a show never seen before.
 

Location, Tickets & More!

This play is only in production in Seattle on November 24th, 2017 so don’t wait long and miss out! Snowkus-Pocus is hosted by Pantages Theater which is a 40 minute drive from us at Best Western Plus Pioneer Square. We assure you this is well worth the effort and our friendly staff would have no problem assisting you with your travel accommodations. Tickets range from $19-$49 and can be purchased here.


We all know that there are a million and one things to do in Seattle. It’s certainly hard to cut down your must-do list when you visit – after all, the list is probably pages and pages long! But if you manage to free-up some time to do just five things in Seattle this summer, here are our favourites…
 

1. Reach for the Sky

First of all, you have to survey your territory. A trip on the Seattle Great Wheel at the end of Pier 57 is a fabulous way to do this. Catch excellent city and water views from within a gondola on this 175-foot-tall waterfront Ferris wheel. Each ride takes about 15 minutes and includes three full revolutions of the wheel. If you have a little extra cash to flash about, opt for the VIP experience in cabin #42. This cabin features leather bucket seats, a stereo system and a glass bottom floor.
 

2. Hit the Water

Lake Union features seven nautical miles of shoreline that’s dotted with houseboat communities and restaurants. The Northwest Outdoor Center rents out kayaks by the hour. Some 20 different types of kayaks are available, along with expert instruction. You can also sign up for a magical Full Moon Paddle.
 

3. Ride a Duck

Yes, you read it correctly. Seattle’s ‘Ducks’ are actually vintage DUKW vehicles - amphibious landing crafts that were developed by the US Army during World War II. So hop on board and tour downtown Seattle by land and Lake Union by water. It’s certainly a unique way to see the city!
 

4. Food, Glorious Food

One of the oldest continuously-operated farmers’ markets in the US, Pike Place Market, presides over a nine-acre historic district in the heart of downtown Seattle. Go with an empty belly because the market features a mindboggling plethora of mouth-watering goodies. You’ll also find ethnic groceries, arts and crafts, gift stores, vintage clothing, antiques and collectibles.
 

5. Go Underground

Want to see the city in a whole new light? Then take The Underground Tour offers the 75-minute tour of the streets of the Pioneer Square neighborhood in the historic district. The tour takes you through the subterranean passages that once served as the main roadways and first-floor storefronts of old Seattle. The great fire of 1889 destroyed much of the original wooden city, but Seattle was rebuilt on top of the ruins.
 
If you’re looking for an elegant hotel in the heart of downtown Seattle, check out the Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Seattle Hotel. This beautifully-restored Romanesque-Victorian boutique hotel provides comfortable accommodations close to all of the best attractions in Seattle.