Seattle is a gorgeous, dynamic city that appeals to all tastes. The jewels of the "Emerald City" are undoubtedly its evergreens—which seem to decorate every open space—standing as verdant brethren to the city’s concrete and steel skyscrapers. Beyond the memorable foliage and monolithic facades, the blue waters of Puget Sound are a joy to behold from the window seat of all inbound Seattle flights. The city is an outdoor lover's paradise, basically a group of islands, peninsulas, and other outcroppings connected by a web of waterways that invite kayaking or sailing. For land-bound adventures, hike or bike the 18.8-mile length of the Burke-Gilman Trail among maples and firs, along lakefronts, and through neighborhood parks. Take a break from the trees and stop by the Seattle Art Museum, appreciate a performance at the Seattle Opera, or listen to live music at local pubs. Many vacation packages to Seattle include access to these attractions—as well as outstanding prices on airfare and accommodations when you bundle them together. Plus, with Travelocity’s Seattle car rental deals, you can spend your days touring the birthplace of coffee culture and grunge music as long as your heart desires.
Thanks to its proximity to downtown—just a short 15-mile ride—you don’t have to stop at a roadside motel when you land. Instead, you can rent a car in Seattle’s airport and head right into city center for a stay at one of these impressive Seattle hotels:
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is situated roughly 13 miles from downtown, and although you can take the lightrail or a taxi to your accommodations, securing a Seattle car rental will give you much more flexibility, especially for making trips outside the city. And with all the parks and nature-focused destinations around, a car rental in Seattle makes a lot of sense! Take the drive to Mount Rainier for hiking and sightseeing, or head to Olympic National Forest to experience the majesty of Olympic Mountains firsthand. Tacoma—with attractions like the Museum of Glass and Bridge of Glass—has all the makings of an amazing day trip, with plenty to see, do, and eat in Seattle’s neighbor to the south. Back in Seattle, Pike Place Market—nestled in the heart of downtown—is a teeming farmers market that sells everything from fresh straight-from-the-ocean seafood to local farm-to-market produce. Visit the Olympic Sculpture Park or the Seattle Art Museum to plug into the city’s creative pulse. Make sure to explore all the bustling neighborhoods that make up Seattle—such as Chinatown-International District, a place that tempts all five senses, or Fremont, a quirky, eccentric neighborhood that feels like a ride through an exotic land (you might even see a troll, if you know where to look).
With so much to explore, it's best to start planning early by looking for a cheap rental car in Seattle as well as airfare and lodging. You can save by using the Travelocity app, which lets you take advantage of mobile-exclusive offers. With the money you save with Travelocity’s Seattle rental car deals, you can afford to buy a souvenir from every vendor in the historic Pike’s Place Market…provided you leave a lot of room in your carry-on luggage.
Here at Travelocity, we’re committed to helping you score cheap deals on Seattle car rentals. We’ll have your rental car waiting for you as soon as you arrive in town. Traveling with your whole family in tow? Choose a spacious and affordable van to keep your crew sane throughout the trip. Exploring the city with your sweetheart? Reserve a swanky two-seater as you paint the town red. With our low rates on rental cars in Seattle, you can go out and smell the roses, without stressing out your bank account. You can even use our mobile booking app to snag exclusive deals, so you can spend more on your adventures and less on your vehicle.
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