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2013 Annual Meeting Local Tourist Information

23rd Annual Meeting

Thursday – Saturday, October 17 – 19, 2013

Special Interest Groups Day Sunday, October 20, 2013

Seattle, Washington, USA

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Restaurants within walking distance of the Renaissance Seattle Hotel:

Maxwell’s Café: 2nd Floor of the Renaissance Seattle Hotel – Casual American food.

McCormick’s Fish House and Bar: Located on the corner of 4th and Columbia. Excellent fresh seafood.
(206) 682-3900

Shucker’s Oyster Bar: Located in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel on the corner of 4th Ave and University.
(206) 621-1700 ext. 3355

Metropolitan Grill: Located on the corner of 2nd Ave and Marion. "The Best Steak in Town."
(206) 624-3287

Tulio Ristorante: Located at 5th Ave and Spring. Italian with a notable wine list.
(206) 624-5500

Sazerac: Located on the corner of 4th and Spring. Southern food with a flair.
(206) 624-7755

Palomino: Located in the City Centre Building at 5th Ave and Pike.
(206) 623-1300.

Wild Ginger: Located on the corner of 3rd Ave and Union. Pan Asian Cuisine. One of Seattle’s most popular restaurants, if going for dinner plan reservations ahead!
(206) 623-4450

Tap House Grill: Located a little over 4 blocks, on 6th Avenue. 160 micro brews, steak, seafood and sushi- fun relaxed environment with attentive service. 1506 Sixth Avenue
(206) 816-3314

Quick and Easy Lunch Spots

Market Fresh: 4th Avenue between Madison and Marion. An extensive salad plus bar including hot items. It is a take-out type of place with no seating inside. Lunch only Monday to Friday.

Columbia Center Food Court: In the tallest building in Seattle (at 5th Avenue and Columbia) they have a full food court. Restaurant selections include pizza, wraps, Thai, Chinese, soup, sandwich, Mexican to name a few. Open for lunch Monday to Friday.


Seattle Public Library
5th Ave and Madison
9 am - 8 pm Mon-Thur; 10 am - 5 pm Fri - Sun

5th and Columbia (800 5th Ave) (206) 623-3425
6th and Union (1420 5th Ave) (206) 381-3743
3rd and Seneca (1125 4th Ave) (206) 623-0860
First Interstate/WellsaFargo, 3rd Ave and Madison (999 Third Avenue) (206) 748-0058
3rd and Spring (1111 3rd Ave) (206) 442-9645
Columbia Tower, 40th Floor (701 5th Ave) (206) 264-0152
Key Tower (700 5th Ave) (206) 622-5789


Bartell Drugs Downtown 910 4th Ave (4th Ave & Madison) (206) 624-2211
Store: Mon-Fri 6 am-8 pm; Sat 8 am-7 pm; Sun 10 am-6 pm
Pharmacy: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-6:30 pm


Kress IGA 1427 3rd Avenue (3rd Ave and Pike) (206) 749-9500
7 am-10 pm

Target 1401 2nd Ave (2nd Ave and Union) (206) 494-3250
Mon-Fri 7 am-10 pm; Sat 7 am-10 pm; Sun 8 am-10 pm




Other Attractions

Pike Place Market
Established in 1907 to connect citizens and farmers, the Market continues its "Meet the Producer" tradition with a year-round farmers market and locally owned bakeries, seafood, dairy and butcher shops. A nine-acre historic district, the Market features one of the largest craft markets in the country, featuring local, handcrafted goods. The Market is home to more than 200 independent small businesses.

Seattle Aquarium
The Seattle Aquarium is the ninth largest aquarium in the U.S. by attendance and among the top five paid visitor attractions in the Puget Sound region. Since opening, the aquarium has hosted over 22 million visitors and provided marine conservation education to over 1.6 million school children, and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Currently, the Aquarium’s animal collection is housed within six major exhibits: Window on Washington Waters, Life on the Edge, Pacific Coral Reef, Birds & Shores, the Underwater Dome and Marine Mammals. The renovation of the harbor seal exhibit, set to open in June of 2013, is the first step in the Aquarium’s 20-year strategic plan, which includes a goal of doubling its physical size and becoming the centerpiece of the City’s revitalized waterfront.

The Space Needle
The Space Needle is a major landmark of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and a symbol of Seattle. Located at the Seattle Center, it was built for the 1962 World's Fair. It features an observation deck at 520 feet (160 m), and a gift shop with the rotating SkyCity restaurant at 500 feet (150 m). From the top of the Needle, one can see not only the Downtown Seattle skyline, but also the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, Elliott Bay and surrounding islands. Photographs of the Seattle skyline often show the Space Needle in a prominent position, even appearing to tower above the rest of the city's skyscrapers, as well as Mount Rainier in the background. Visitors can reach the top of the Space Needle via elevators that travel at 10 miles per hour (4.5 m/s). The trip takes 41 seconds.


Revised 8 May 2013

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