Summer might have just ended, but that shouldn’t stop you from taking a vacation – even if it’s just for the weekend.

You want to visit a big city and hit up a cool new scene, maybe shop at a few big-name stores, while your partner wants to geek out over coffee, music and football.

Or maybe you just need a change of scenery, and a little adventure?

Here are 5 reasons why Seattle checks all the boxes and Clipper Vacations makes it easy peasy.

1. Newer, Bigger Victoria Clipper V Makes Travel Easy

Launched into service last March, the high-speed Victoria Clipper V catamaran is a big, stable ferry that cruises at 36 knots and takes you from downtown Victoria to downtown Seattle in less than 3 hours.

Enjoy a glass of wine or a locally-sourced cheese plate from the onboard menu, while taking in the Pacific Northwest’s most scenic views through the Salish Sea. You might even spot a pod of orcas en route.

The newer Clipper even features a Comfort Class upgrade for only $25 USD with priority boarding, a private spacious cabin and complimentary coffee, tea and snacks. Tack on Clipper’s exclusive Canadian discount fares and great Seattle overnight packages and you’ve got a deal that’s hard to resist.

2. The Big City Feeling 

There’s no denying Victoria is wild and beautiful, but if you’re craving a “big city” feeling, Seattle helps make that dream come true. With its exciting nightlife, people and energy, Seattle is the big city of the Pacific Northwest US.

3. Seattle Really Has Something For Everyone

There’s no better place to start than downtown’s iconic Pike Place Market. From there you can check out the Museum of Pop Culture (aka MoPOP), the Pacific Science Center, or go retro at the Seattle Pinball Museum.

Browse the chic downtown stores, or pick up some big name brands at the flagship Nordstrom store or Macy’s. Hang with the hipsters in Pioneer Square and Ballard Street, then slip away for a selfie on the Great Wheel at Pier 57.

If sports is your thing, turn it up at a tailgate party at a Seahawks or Sounders game.

Yeah, you might need two weekends.

4. The Culture in Seattle is Rich

Walk into the past with an underground tour of the city, or get lost in any of the city’s incredible Museums.

Visit some music venues that helped propel the city’s Music scene to legendary status during the late 80s and early 90s (This October 7th will see the public unveiling of a bronze statue of Chris Cornell).

With all this diverse history, that means great bars, live entertainment and the city’s famous coffee spots to keep you awake.

5. Seattle’s Food is a West Coast Treat

From oysters and fresh crab on the pier to the countless hot new restaurants, make sure to read up on the near countless best-of lists before you go.

 

PRIZE

Enter for your chance to win two round-trip tickets on the Victoria Clipper for a trip to Seattle PLUS a two night stay with Warwick Hotel in downtown Seattle.

CONTEST CLOSED 

  • Our winner is Brittany Johnson! Thank you everyone for entering. 

To enter for your chance to win the Clipper Vacations prize package, do at least one of the following:

1 – Like Clipper Vacations on Facebook and leave a comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)

2 – Like Clipper Vacations on Instagram and leave a comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)

3 – Tweet the following on Twitter: (1 entry)

  • Win two round-trip tickets on the @clippervacation for a trip to Seattle PLUS a two night stay with @Warwick_Hotels in downtown Seattle via @victoriabuzzes, RT to enter. http://bit.ly/2PeNPO4

Contest entries will be accepted from time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm PST on October 12th. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they enter by.

 

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