Hotel and Travel Information

Located between snowy mountain ranges and overlooking Puget Sound, Seattle is a fast-paced metropolitan city with the perfect mix of natural beauty. Re-energize your teaching with relevant and up-to-date program sessions, then re-energize yourself by experiencing what this great city has to offer!


SHAPE America has reserved a block of sleeping rooms for convention attendees and exhibitors at select hotels. Book your accommodations at one of the designated SHAPE America venues to save money with low, negotiated rates and help keep registration and hotel costs down for future events.

Book your room online through the SHAPE America Housing Bureau during the convention registration process.

Housing Deadline Update: Some of the hotels have decided to stay open past the February 13 deadline date. Hotel rooms are still available and can be booked through February 27, 2015.

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Sea-Tac International Airport is less than 15 minutes from downtown Seattle. Here's information on various modes of travel to use to get to and from the airport, as well as a variety of transportation options to choose from once you reach the city.

Local Attractions/Dining

There's plenty to discover in and around Seattle. From city sightseeing tours to shopping, dining, arts and culture and more! Here are just a few of the attractions that you may wish to experience before or after the convention.

  • Attractions
  • Restaurants
  • Note: This list is subject to change and is just a sampling of the many restaurants located in and around the Washington State Convention Center. Yelp or similar websites are also good resources for up-to-date restaurant information.
Visitors Center

Visit Seattle operates two complimentary visitor and concierge centers in the heart of downtown Seattle. Concierge and Visitor Service professionals can answer questions or provide information on tours, sightseeing options, transportation, restaurant recommendations and reservations, theatre tickets, and more! Contact them by phone or email prior to your trip (866-732-2695;206-461-5840; for an up-to-date packet of Seattle maps, visitor guides and discount coupons, or visit one of the centers below onsite:

Seattle Visitor Center and Concierge Services
Location: Upper Pike Street Lobby (Washington State Convention Center)
Hours: Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Market Information Center
Location: SW Corner of 1st Avenue and Pike Street (Pike Place Market)
Hours: Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.