When traveling, Seattle-area residents have several airports from which to choose.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is the largest in the area, and serves as a hub for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines are also major carriers that fly into and out of SEA. Scheduled service is available to destinations across the United States, as well as other cities in North America, Europe and Asia.
Among the busiest routes from SEA: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver and Anchorage, in the United States, and Tokyo, Vancouver, Amsterdam and Seoul internationally. Because most of these routes are served by at least two airlines, travelers who are searching for cheap flights should be sure to consider all possible airlines when searching for inexpensive flights.
Three other area airports primarily handle flights to smaller towns in the Pacific Northwest. Kenmore Air and San Juan Airlines fly into and out of King County International Airport (also known as Boeing Field, or BFI). Kenmore Air also serves Kenmore Air Harbor (KEH), located on Lake Washington, as well as Lake Union’s Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base (LKE).
When Seattle-area residents travel, some of their favorite destinations are those where sun, sand and salt-water is plentiful! From San Diego to Fort Lauderdale to Honolulu, people in the Pacific Northwest enjoy vacationing in beach destinations.
Which warm weather destination is right for you? Good question!
Consider Southern California if you’re taking a shorter vacation or want shorter flying times. With an abundance of accommodations and year-round temperate climate, places such as Los Angeles and San Diego are great warm-weather destinations regardless of the season. And if you happen to visit on a cool or rainy day, there are plenty of indoor attractions that will hold your attention.
Hawaii is the ultimate beach destination for those who want to relax and get pampered, but also appeals to those who prefer to stay more active while on vacation. If you fly into Honolulu, you’ll be able to catch a short connecting flight to the other islands.
Florida has something for everyone—sun, sand, restaurants, shopping, amusement parks, golf, surfing, fishing…you name it! And because many cities are within a few hours’ drive, it’s easy to plan a trip that combines visits to two or more destinations. Want to check out a few beaches? Start in Miami or Fort Lauderdale, then drive to the Fort Myers-Naples-Sanibel area. Or start your visit at Orlando’s theme parks then wind up your trip in Tampa-St. Petersburg.