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Destination

We look forward to welcoming the World Congress 2024 attendees to this amazing destination! In Seattle’s compact downtown, dozens of major hotels are in walking distance from the Seattle Convention Center along with numerous world class restaurants, attractions, and more. Your next great Pacific Northwest adventure awaits!

TRANSPORTATION

Seattle has several options to navigate around the city. Public transportation is available from the Seattle airport to downtown. The stop at “West Lake Station” is only a block away from the Arch Building (the official venue of NCMA’s World Congress) and NCMA official hotels.

Transportation

Link Light Rail

Sound Transit’s Link light rail makes trips from Angle Lake Station to the Northgate through downtown Seattle making 16 stops along the way, including downtown Seattle and SEA Airport. Trains arrive every 8 to 15 minutes, depending on the time of day, and take about 40 minutes to travel between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Westlake Station in downtown Seattle.

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Navigating Downtown Seattle

King County Metro Transit

King County Metro Transit provides bus service in downtown Seattle and outlying neighborhoods in King county. Download the mobile app for on-the-go transit information, available for iPhone and Android.

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King County Metro Transit
Street Car

Seattle Streetcars

South Lake Union:

The line connects the South Lake Union neighborhood to Seattle’s vibrant downtown core, consisting of 1.3 miles, nine stops, and full of shops and restaurants as well as Lake Union’s 12-acre waterfront park.

Schedule:
Mon-Thu, 6am-9pm
Fri-Sat, 6am-11pm
Sun & Holidays, 10am-7pm

No service on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

 

First Hill:

This line consists of 10 stops and stretches 2.5 miles, connecting to Link light rail at the Capitol Hill and International District stations, the Sounder Commuter Rail and Amtrak intercity rail at the King Street Station, and Metro Transit buses at several points.

Schedule:
Mon-Sat, 5am-1am
Sun & Holidays, 10am-8pm

Adult Fare: $2.25 (coins, credit, ORCA cards); $4.50 (all-day pass); 

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Seattle Center Monorail

The iconic Seattle Center Monorail travels between Westlake Center in downtown and Seattle Center at the base of Queen Anne hill. Regular operating hours are between 7:30am and 11pm, Monday-Friday, and from 8:30am to 11pm, Saturday & Sunday. Trains depart every 10 minutes and the trip takes only 2 minutes each way. One-way fare for adults is $3.00. Schedules, information and FAQs are on the Seattle Center Monorail website.

Schedule

  • Mon-Fri, 7:30am-9:00pm 
  • Sat-Sun, 8:30am-9:00pm

Fare: $3.00 (one way; ORCA cards accepted)

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PLAN YOUR TRIP

Things to do

Things to do

Whether you’re a family looking for budget-friendly finds or a seasoned traveler on the hunt for the latest Instagram-worthy vista, the Emerald City has you covered.

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Food and Drink

It’s hard to beat the Pacific Northwest when it comes to fresh ingredients, forward-thinking chefs, and an unparalleled dedication to all things local.

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Food and Drink

 

MAPS AND GUIDES 

Need assistance planning your trip? For your convenience, we've curated a variety of maps and guides for your Seattle adventures.

AIR TRAVEL

We are pleased to partner with Delta Airlines and Alaska Air for your travel to our upcoming event.

Delta

Discount Code NM3J8 is available for booking. To use the code, go to delta.com and input the Discount Code when searching for flights.

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111*

Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST) and refer to Meeting Event Code NM3J8

*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

Alaska

Discount Code ECMK335 is available for booking.

To use your Discount Code, go online to alaskaair.com and input the Discount Code when searching for flights. The discount will be applied to any flights meeting the contract parameters. By clicking the “?” next to the discount code box after entering the code you may view a detailed description of the rules. You may also use the Discount Code by calling Alaska Airlines Group Desk; however, a $15.00 per person service fee will apply.

 

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