Ultimate Weekender Travel Sweepstakes by Hilton

This week the Ultimate Weekender Travel Sweepstakes (link removed, contest is closed) by Hilton is featuring Seattle. You can enter for a chance to win this week’s prize, the Seattle Weekender. The prize includes 2 hotel nights, a $100 HHonors Gift Card, and 100,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® Miles.

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Hilton Seattle Weekender Sweepstakes
Hilton Seattle Weekender Sweepstakes

Every entry earns you another chance to win the grand prize of 12 weekend getaways, and you can enter every weekday. You only need to submit your email to enter. Once you enter you will be given an opportunity to submit four more entries for that day.

Things to do on a Seattle weekend if you are the lucky winner!

Visit SAM – the Seattle Art Museum.  The main exhibit site is located at 1300 First Avenue.  You can also check out the Asian Art Museum and the Olympic Sculpture Park.

Take an Underground Seattle tour.  This tour takes you beneath Seattle’s sidewalks and streets. These tunnels were at one time the main roadways and first-floor storefronts of old downtown Seattle. Tour guides provide stories and an insight into the history of the old city.

Stroll through the gardens at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Glass in also displayed in the Exhibition Hall and the Glasshouse.

Try the interactive exhibits at Pacific Science Center located at Seattle Center or watch a film in the IMAX Theatre.

Ready for some nourishment? There are a plethora of great restaurants in Seattle to choose from.  You can’t go wrong visiting any of world-renowned Chef Tom Douglas’ eateries.  My personal favorite is Lola’s at 2000 4th Avenue.

If you have any room after completing your meal, walk across to Douglas’ Dahlia Bakery and indulge in their famous donuts, served warm with vanilla mascarpone and seasonal jam.

And no trip to Seattle is complete without a walk through Pike Place Market. This is Seattle’s original Farmer’s Market, established in 1907. It covers several cobblestoned blocks of Pike Place at the foot of Pike Street, an easy walk from the center of downtown.

For a treat unique to the Northwest, while at the Market stop by Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt on the corner of Pike Place and Pike Street for some local Marionberry Greek yogurt.

Seattle is worth a trip even if you don’t win the Seattle Weekender.

Kathy Stafford
Kathy Stafford

Kathy Stafford is a writer, publisher and editor. She was a contributing author to "Sasha Cohen Fire on Ice". She has been a contributing editor to several publications including, "Discover Balboa Park: A Complete Guide". Kathy was publisher and editor of "Skating Sketches", reporting on figure skating worldwide, for over ten years. She was a credentialed journalist as a figure skating specialist for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. She has covered international skating events in Switzerland, France, Finland, England, Canada and the United States with published articles in Canada, Japan, and the United States. Although she never accepted an assignment, she was on the list of approved Lonely Planet authors for three years. She is currently combining her love of travel, and her background as a writer and editor, as a publisher and author of travel related journalism. In addition, she blogs about her search for her family roots at www.cherokeerootsblog.com.

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