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We invite lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) travelers to visit Seattle’s sophisticated, thriving urban core and experience the pristine wilderness and abundant outdoor recreation the surrounds the city.

Come renew yourself in a city where “new” is constantly redefined. See a play at a local theatre before it premieres on Broadway, or a band perform live before it makes Billboard’s Hot 100. For a more exhilarating experience, score tickets to a Seattle Seahawks game and feel the roar of the NFL’s loudest fans.

While Seattle’s LGBTQ community is integrated throughout the city, Capitol Hill is the heart of Seattle’s gay scene- a historical hub of gay and gay-friendly businesses, bars, restaurants and clubs. Its eclectic nightlife and central location make the Hill the perfect place for an exciting night on the town, or an intimate evening for two.

Break away from the bustling city by taking an outdoor excursion. Seattle is the gateway to the scenic Pacific Northwest, surrounded by fresh water lakes and the Puget Sound, two mountain ranges and three national parks. Spend the day climbing a mountain, wandering a rainforest, or on the slopes skiing, then be back downtown by dinnertime.

Enjoy the region’s bounty of fresh seafood and local produce by tasting your way through the iconic Pike Place Market. Indulge in an array of cutting-edge cuisine from some of the country’s top chefs, pairing your meal with internationally-acclaimed wines from Washington’s burgeoning wine region.

The atmosphere of acceptance makes Seattle a perfect wedding destination- if you can’t get married in your city, we’ll make sure you can get married in ours. On November 6, 2012, Washington state voted to approve Referendum 74, which legalized same-sex marriage. Since that victory, LGBTQ couples have flocked to Seattle to say “I do,” and Visit Seattle could not be happier to assist them. Visit for information about Washington’s marriage law and applying for marriage licenses, as well as wedding planning resources in Seattle such as venues, catering, music and more.

It’s all here, waiting for you to experience. Come visit Seattle, we are excited and proud to welcome you here.

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