March Events for St. Patrick’s Day in Seattle

February 22, 2017: Get ready for a lucky March with all of the festivities and events in Seattle surrounding St. Patrick’s Day. From the St. Patrick’s Day Parade downtown to Bourbon tastings, celebrate Irish style! St. Patrick arrives: Friday, March 10, 2017 Start off St. Patrick’s Day festivities with the Mayor’s Irish Week Proclamation Luncheon at Noon at F X McRory’s, … Read More

Museum Month Spotlight: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series at SAM

February 10, 2017: You will not want to miss this rare opportunity at the Seattle Art Museum. Capturing the stories of immigrants, Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series is a must-see 60-panel display that is being shown for the first time in two decades on the West Coast. JACOB LAWRENCE: THE MIGRATION SERIES SAT JAN 21 – SUN APR 23 2017: TICKETS … Read More

Museum Month Spotlight: EMP is now the Museum of Pop Culture – Mo POP

January 27, 2017: Did you know that the Experience Music Project (EMP) is not the Museum of Pop Culture–or MoPop?! Featuring mesmerizing exhibits, interactive installations, oral histories, and a wealth of learning opportunities, the museum of pop culture is a leading-edge nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. NOT TO MISS EXHIBITS DURING MUSEUM MONTH: Closes March 5, … Read More

Crowne Plaza to Host 5K Walk & Run for Mary’s Place March 4th

Join the Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle – Downtown for a 5K Walk & Run at Seward Park South benefiting Mary’s Place in Seattle, “Empowering homeless women, children and families to reclaim their lives by providing shelter, nourishment, resources, healing and hope in a safe community.” Visit www.cphotelseattle.com for registration and event details/route map. Registration includes a t-shirt and all proceeds … Read More

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Crowne Plaza Style with Dinner Detective

January 25, 2017: Put a new twist on Valentine’s Day this year by celebrating Crowne Plaza style with a murder mystery Dinner show! You’ll solve a hilarious murder case while enjoying a delicious four-course plated dinner featuring northwest inspired flavors prepared by Executive Chef Dan Gilmore.  The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6 p.m. | $64.95 per person Tickets: thedinnerdetective.com … Read More

Stay + Play: Half Price Museum Admission During February’s Museum Month

January 10, 2017: February Museum Month is back! Expand your mind during the day, sleep easy at night and stay with us during #SeattleMuseumMonth for half-price admission to some of the most engaging museums in the country. The fun starts this February. Book your stay at the Crowne Plaza Seattle – Downtown and receive half-price admission to the best of … Read More

Crowne Plaza New Year’s Eve: Not to Miss Seattle Events

December 20, 2016: Another year has come and gone too quickly! Join us this weekend as we party hop and take in the festivities at different New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Seattle. From the Space Needle Fireworks show, to a murder-mystery dinner Crowne Plaza Seattle style, there is something for everyone this year.    December 31: New Year’s Eve Party … Read More

Crowne Plaza Holiday Picks: Saturday Night Mystery Fun with Dinner Detective®

December 9, 2016: Ready, Set, SOLVE! Are you ready for some serious fun on Saturday Nights at the Crowne Plaza Seattle – Downtown with the party planning plotters of Dinner Detective®, America’s largest interactive murder mystery dinner show? Get ready, because every Saturday night, everyone is a suspect. Join the fun and solve a “who done it” murder case while you … Read More

Crowne Plaza Holiday Picks: New Year’s Eve at the Space Needle

December 5, 2016: The Space Needle will celebrate the arrival of 2016 with its 31st annual fireworks spectacular, T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle. T-Mobile joins KING TV and Seattle’s own listener-supported radio station, KEXP 90.3 FM for one of the world’s largest structure launched fireworks displays. Pyro Spectaculars, global fireworks experts for over 100 years, will design and coordinate the eight … Read More

Crowne Plaza Holiday Picks: Not to Miss Seattle Events this Season

November 30, 2016: There is nothing quite like the beautifully luminous streets of downtown Seattle during the holiday season. From the holiday carousel at Westlake Center’s Winter Village, to the bright star that hangs at Macy’s downtown, to live jazz music in the Pike Place Market atrium–this city creates an undeniable magic that is not to be missed during wintertime. … Read More

Crowne Plaza Holiday Picks: Seattle University Basketball Games at Key Arena

November 29, 2016: Looking to plan a weekend visit in Downtown Seattle? Come enjoy some family fun at the Key Arena and support Seattle University’s basketball team and cheer on the Redhawks as they fight their way to victory this season. If you are taking in the holiday sights of downtown Seattle, we recommend to plan on attending a Seattle … Read More

Crowne Plaza Holiday Picks: The Little Mermaid at the 5th Avenue Theater

November 25, 2016: Get ready for an under the sea Holiday Adventure at the 5th Avenue Theater with the highly acclaimed and family fun production of The Little Mermaid, based on the 1989 Disney movie classic. Featuring an all-star cast, dazzling special effects, and all of your favorite songs! The Little Mermaid Showtimes: November 23-December 31, 2016 – TICKETS Plan … Read More

Crowne Plaza Holiday Picks: Macy’s Holiday Parade & Star Lighting

November 21, 2016: It’s that time of year again where the cool autumn breeze of late November combined with the pumpkin spice and lit trees downtown Seattle brings us to a place where we must embrace the spirit of the holidays. Join us this week as we celebrate and give thanks, and take part in the festivities downtown including the … Read More

Crowne Plaza Holiday Picks: Diving Santa at the Seatttle Aquarium

November 15, 2016: The rumors are true. The deep sea diving Santa has made the return to the Seattle Aquarium, helping holiday visitors not only explore underwater life in the Puget Sound, but getting us into the spirit of the holidays. Join the fun every Saturday and Sunday at noon & 3pm starting on November 28th and explore the one-of-a-kind Puget … Read More

Crowne Plaza Holiday Picks: Best Gift Finds at Pike Place

November 9, 2016: Get ready to join the holiday fun as a Market Explorer! See what Emerald and his Elf friends picked out for their top 5 Favorite Gift Ideas at Pike Place Market–just blocks away from the Crowne Plaza Seattle – Downtown. Looking to spoil a special someone downtown this holiday season? Make sure to check out our special … Read More

Crowne Plaza Holiday Picks: Yoga at Chihuly Garden & Glass

November 4, 2016: Join the flow and find yourself this season enjoying a relaxing evening of yoga at the Chihuly Garden Glass museum at Seattle Center. DATES & TIME: Sunday, Nov 20 | Saturday, Dec 3:   9:30am — 10:30am Spark wonder and push boundaries while connecting with your community and ignite your mind, body and spirit with the unique experience of yoga … Read More

Best Sushi Spots in Downtown Seattle

October 26, 2016: Seattle and Sushi are quite the pair and go hand in hand. Whether you are a first time visitor or experienced local, dining at the Sushi gems of Seattle is a MUST. With so many to choose from, we picked out our three favorite spots for what we think has the freshest catch of the day, the … Read More

Seattle Halloween 2016: Dia de Muertos Celebration at Seattle Center

October 10, 2016: Explore and experience the cultural roots of Mexico through live performances, music, spectacular community altar and cemetery, special hands-on activities, foods, face painting, beautiful ornamental displays and exquisite rituals at Seattle Center. Create sugar skulls and paper skeletons, explore community altars and march in a musical procession to remember the dead. Please join in celebration with two processions this … Read More

Saturday Night Murder Mystery Dinners at the Crowne Plaza

October 1, 2016: Who is ready for murder mystery? Join the fun as we continue to host The Dinner Detective®, America’s LARGEST murder mystery comedy dinner show every Saturday night at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle – Downtown. You’ll solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated dinner, and a tantalizing Prize Package awaits our Top Sleuth of the … Read More

Exploring Tom Douglas Restaurants and Crowne Plaza’s Top 3 Favorites

September 28, 2016: Are you wanting to explore Tom Douglas restaurants downtown Seattle? If you have ever visited or are from Seattle, you might have heard the name Tom Douglas or heard of at least one of his dining establishments. A local celebrity when it comes to local, creative and delicious food, excelling at ambiance to service to diversity of … Read More

Not to Miss Concerts & Events in downtown Seattle Before 2017

September 20: 2016 – Let the shows begin! As the summer officially winds down and the cooler fall breezes start rolling into downtown Seattle by means of Elliott Bay, we embrace the season that brings the best in entertainment—and take our adventures inside, where the we can explore Seattle’s diverse concert venues. From catching Carole King’s “Beautiful” musical this October in the … Read More

Crowne Plaza’s Picks for Best Vintage & Thrift Stores Downtown

September 15, 2016: Long before Seattle’s beloved Macklemore made famous the art of popping tags in his hit song Thriftshop, Seattleites have been groomed to be able to pick out the best in second-hand and vintage, for the city is home to some of the best antique and thrift stores around. From Goodwill stores that hand-select and curate the latest … Read More

Amazon’s Biospheres Under Construction in South Lake Union

September 8, 2016: Have you visited Seattle recently and wondered what those three giant spheres being built in Lake Union are? This spring and summer we witnessed a new phase of construction for Amazon’s new campus—a biosphere—structures that are part of a 3.3 million-square-foot office and retail complex spanning three blocks connected by Westlake Avenue, Blanchard Street and Sixth Avenue, and next … Read More

Downtown Seattle Fall Shopping Guide: For the Trendy to the Athlete

September 1, 2016: Who is ready for our Downtown Seattle Fall Shopping Guide? As summer winds down, we didn’t want to miss our cue to curate our list of favorite shops downtown. We went ahead and picked out our favorite stores for as many personality types we could think of. From those cool and urban hipster looks, to clothing for die-hard athletes … Read More

Labor Day Weekend in Seattle: From Bumbershoot to Free Concerts

August 22, 2016: Looking for something fun to partake in this Labor Day Weekend? Seattle brings you the music over Labor Day weekend with Bumbershoot, Seattle’s annual international music and arts festival, as well as other concerts and events around town. One of the largest music festivals in the Northwest, Seattle Center boasts the 46th annual Bumbershoot festival, featuring headliners like Seattle’s … Read More

Free Historic Tour of the Paramount Theater First Saturday of Every Month

August 20, 2016: Free Historic Tour of the Paramount Theater When: First Saturday Of Every Month | Start Time:  10AM Paramount Theater 911 Pine St  Seattle, Washington 98101 | (206) 902-5500 Did you know that the Paramount Theatre opened its doors in 1928 as the Seattle Theatre? An official Seattle landmark, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on … Read More

Lunch Time Musical Breaks All Around Downtown Seattle

August 15, 2016: Summer in Seattle….filled with Mariner’s games, strolls through the Waterfront, picking up fresh flowers at Pike Place Market…and local MUSIC, everywhere!               If you are looking for some funky, soulful or bluesy fun during your lunchtime break, look no further than the Out to Lunch Concert Series, local concerts from northwest … Read More

Paul Allen Announces New Music Festival in Pioneer Square May 2017

August 10, 2016: August greets us with some exciting news from Paul Allen as he announced this week the date for a new massive arts and music event–Upstream Music Fest + Summit, to be held May 11-13, 2017 outside of CenturyLink Field in Pioneer Square. It will be an epic three days of performances, exhibitions, and conference-style presentations dedicated to exposing … Read More

Crowne Plaza Picks: 3 Favorite Flower Stops in Downtown Seattle

August 2, 2016: From fresh, delicately selected flowers at Pike Place Market to the bright exotic arrangements in our local flower shops—one thing we know for certain is that there is never a shortage of fresh flowers in downtown Seattle. Feeling inspired by the colors of summer and the many beautiful arrangements we have been seeing guests carry in and out of our … Read More

How to Throw a Fun Summer Event on the Crowne Plaza Patio

July 27, 2016: Looking for the perfect space in downtown Seattle to host your next luncheon or reception? Perhaps you are planning an employee appreciation BBQ or networking event? If you are looking to plan a good time outdoors for your next gathering, make sure to consider and explore the Crowne Plaza Seattle – Downtown’s patio space—fully equipped to bring the … Read More

Enjoy Good Eats and Local Beats Every Tuesday in Union Square

July 21, 2016: Looking to take in a new and fun lunchtime activity downtown in the form of good eats and local beats? Look no further than Union Square’s courtyard every Tuesday—just two blocks away from the Crowne Plaza Seattle – Downtown. Now through August 30th, enjoy Union Bank’s Eats and Beats Seattle series. Some of Seattle’s finest musicians will … Read More

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Shows Come to the Crowne Plaza Seattle!

July 19, 2016: Who is ready for the Dinner Detective murder mystery show to come to downtown Seattle?! America’s largest interactive murder mystery comedy detective dinner show joins us here on Saturday night’s downtown at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle – Downtown in our Evergreen Ballroom. Spend the evening solving a hilarious murder case while you feast on a fantastic … Read More

Summer means Seafair in Seattle…Join the fun on Lake Washington August 5-7th

July 15, 2016: Seafair festivities are in full swing! The Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade brings the magic to the city with over 100 floats Saturday night, July 30th at Seattle Center through 4th Avenue only to get us ready for the biggest and most exciting weekend in Seattle August 5th through August 7th! Seattleites couldn’t agree more with Seafair’s … Read More

Crowne Plaza Tips: 7 Ways To Stay Fit Amidst Busy Travel Schedule

July 7, 2016: For many of us, summer means travel. Whether we are jetting off to the Washington State Convention Center for lectures and seminars or we are weekend traveling in between a whirlwind cruise adventure, the change in schedule can easily throw off one’s fitness routine or clean eating goals. Use these 7 tips during your visit to the … Read More

New Summer Drink Menu Ready to Cool you Down at our Regatta Lounge!

July 1, 2016: Just in time for fourth of July weekend! Relax and cool off the rest of summer in our Regatta Lounge–open daily from Noon to 1am with the exception of Friday & Saturday nights which are open one hour later until 2am.  We are excited to share with you the pairings of fine ingredients and locally sourced specialty liquors that … Read More

Are You Looking for a Secret Bar and a Speakeasies Experience in Seattle?

July 1, 2016: Prohibition is long over, but the spirit of the 1920s is alive and well in Seattle!  Boosting several secret “Speakeasies” for terrific entertainment, libations and specialty drinks in the Downtown Seattle area!  There is just something cool and hip about having a few drinks in a bar not many people know about. Inside these Speakeasies you will … Read More

The Best Dancing & Lounge Spots During Pride Weekend

June 23, 2016: Bringing the dance party to Capitol Hill during Pride Week is absolutely magic. To help you sort through downtown Seattle’s impeccable taste for diversity, dance grooves and good times, we have compiled our list of our favorite gay bars in our neighborhood. For Dancing Up a Storm: Neighbours: 0.5 Miles NE Open since 1983, Neighbors is a … Read More

Celebrating 40 Years at Seattle’s Gay Pride Parade

June 20, 2016: Join the vibrant and diverse community of Seattle in its 42nd annual Seattle Pride Parade, held at 11:00AM, June 26th along 4th avenue in downtown Seattle. Home of a vibrant community collective that celebrates diversity all year round, celebrating on Capitol Hill during Pride Week is a must. This year’s parade theme is the “The Future of Pride,” … Read More

Plan your Next Party with a Purpose on our Outdoor Patio!

June 16, 2016: Plan your next party with a purpose on our outdoor patio! Looking to host your next social hour, special event, lunch, dinner, reception, or BBQ? Look no further than the Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle – Downtown’s backyard! Enjoy and relax in our unique park-like setting and work with our catering professionals to arrange culinary creativity & fun for … Read More

Complimentary Appetizers & June Drink Specials in our Regatta Lounge

June 12, 2016: Time to celebrate June with National Bourbon Day and Father’s Day! Looking to unwind during your stay with us? The month of June brings us some special events where will be hosting complimentary appetizers and drink specials in our lounge. Join us Tuesday, June 14th for National Bourbon Day and on Sunday, June 18th for Father’s Day … Read More

Get Ready to Rumble & Run at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon!

June 8, 2016: With the arrival of summer comes the joyous opportunity to run alongside the ocean with wind and sunshine on your face as the refreshing Elliott Bay breeze fills your lungs. Exploring Seattle through running and exercise is truly paradise at this time of year. Just blocks away from the Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle – Downtown, we recommend taking … Read More

Planning Your July 4th Weekend in Seattle?

June 7, 2016 – One of the favorite events in Seattle is the Seafair Summer Fourth fireworks display is set with a fantastic view of downtown Seattle at the backdrop at Gas Works Park and South Lake Union Park. On Monday, July 4, 2016 from Noon to 11pm family-friendly activities include food vendors, races, contests, peruse exhibit booths and listen … Read More

8 Tips to Finding the Cheapest Flights & Free Bonus Report!

June 3, 2016 – Eight tips to finding the cheapest flights + Free 24 Page Bonus Report! When we think of searching for airfare we all know the painful experience looking endlessly for the cheapest airfare rates to our favorite destination!  With countless hours searching and the continually changing airfare prices, the approach to finding the cheapest flight is frustrating. … Read More

Relax at Seattle’s Hidden Gem–Madison Beach Park

May 31: Getting to Madison Park Beach, one of Seattle’s most relaxing and beautiful beaches and hidden treasures is a fine reward on a hot summer day. With views of Lake Washington and Mount Rainier, one can spend the day lounging in the grassy knolls of the beach or spend time swimming in the cool waters of Lake Washington. You might … Read More

Exploring the Power of Song at Northwest Folklife Festival

May 20, 2016: Bummed you aren’t going to quite make it to Sasquatch Music festival this year at the Gorge? No worries! Staying in the city this Memorial Day weekend will be a sure fire blast. Northwest Folklife Festival has you covered with the city’s most vibrant music and cultural scene around the Space Needle. Every year, Northwest Folklife chooses … Read More

Sound Off with Summer Home Games with the Sounders

May 17, 2016: Summer is about to be full swing in Seattle, making it the perfect time to take in the Emerald city and catch a Mariner’s game or Sounders game downtown. With plenty of home games coming up this summer, now is the perfect time to start planning your visit with us.  Imagine a sea of green, action-packed fun … Read More

Exploring the Day and Night Life of Seattle’s Vibrant Capitol Hill

May 12, 2016: One of our favorite places to explore downtown Seattle is taking the walk up to one of Seattle’s most unique and distinguishable neighborhoods—Capitol Hill. From rainbow painted walkways that guide pedestrians safely across streets, to artsy dive bars and quaint coffee shops to the city’s most popular night and dance clubs, there is something for everyone—including the … Read More