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Local Area Information

General Information

  • International Calling Code for United States: 001
  • Local Currency: US Dollar
  • Language: English
  • Weather in May: Avg. temperature is in the 60’s during the day, 50’s at night
  • Avg rainfall: 2.03 inches
  • Time Zone: Pacific

Seattle Visitor Center and Concierge Services

Phone: (866) 732-2695 or (206) 461-5840, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Location: Upper Pike Street Lobby of the Washington State Convention Center, at Seventh Avenue and Pike Street in the heart of downtown Seattle.
Hours: Open Monday through Friday and summer weekends, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Market Information Center

Phone: (206) 682-7453
Location: Southwest Corner of 1st Avenue and Pike Street in the Pike Place Market
Hours: Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Both centers are complimentary and offer full-service concierge assistance, including:

  • Maps, brochures and other sightseeing and logistical guides
  • Advice on museums, theater, dance, opera and how to get tickets
  • Detailed information on sports and local events
  • Attractions and sightseeing tickets
  • Restaurant reservations
  • Tour bookings
  • Ground transportation
  • Personal services
  • Accommodations referrals and booking

Seattle Monorail

The monorail is an iconic Seattle transport with historical landmark status built for the 1962 World's Fair held in Seattle. For the conference banquet reception, we will be taking the monorail to the Experience Music Project (EMP). It is 4 blocks from the convention center and goes straight to (and through) the EMP. Attendees with full registration get roundtrip tickets to attend the reception, and monorail hours are 7:30am - 11:00pm.

Other Information

Visit these websites to get ideas of the many things to see and do in Seattle.