Seattle is always vibrant, even under gray skies, and February is Seattle Museum Month, when the local arts and culture shine bright against that gray backdrop. As part of the celebration, guests at participating hotels in Seattle get half-price admission to more than forty museums and cultural organizations in the city and the surrounding area. This includes larger chains and smaller boutique hotels, including one of my local favorites, Hotel Ändra. I can personally recommend that one for romantic staycations, perfect for the Valentine’s Day weekend!
Ask for a Museum Guest Pass when you check in and start exploring the Seattle Art Museum, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Henry Art Gallery, Museum of History & Industry, EMP, Museum of Flight, and more! Visit SeattleMuseumMonth.com for the full list. Notably, it also features the newly opened Pompeii: The Exhibition at Pacific Science Center, its last stop in the states.
In the year 79, Pompeii vanished beneath thick layers of volcanic ash left by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. POMPEII: The Exhibition tells the tale of this city, hidden from view and forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery over 250 years ago. From garden frescoes and marble statues to helmets and shin guards of the day’s Gladiators, coins and currency to religious altars and shrines you will experience daily life in this bustling Roman city. Then, as the floors shake and the walls rumble, relive the volcano’s catastrophic eruption through an immersive CGI experience, culminating in the reveal of 10 full body casts.
VIP Front of the Line NON-TIMED tickets (valued at $75) can be purchased from participating hotels directly for $50 when you book a guestroom. When purchasing online, the tickets will be offered as an enhancement after you’ve selected a room type.
Whether you are booking a staycation or know people visiting from out of town, it’s a deal worth noting. Learn more online.