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Seattle Accolades

2016

  • December 2016 – Seattle ranks #5 in “The 26 Hottest Food Cities of 2016” –Zagat
  •  November 2016 – Seattle-Tacoma International Airport ranks among “Nine American Airports for Art Lovers” –Travel + Leisure 
  • November 2016 – President Barack Obama awarded Bill and Melinda Gates with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House on Nov. 22, 2016. Created in 2000, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aims to “help all people lead healthy, productive lives.” – Puget Sound Business Journal
  • October 2016 – Seattle ranks #15, “The 20 Best Cities for Runners Training for a Marathon” – Shape.com
  • October 2016 – Seattle ranks #9, “The Best Big Cities in the U.S.” –  Condé Nast Traveler
  • October 2016 – Seattle recognized as “Best North American Homeport” – Cruise Critic, Editors’ Picks Awards 2016
  • September 2016 – Seattle ranks #1 among the “Best NFL Cities for Pregaming” – Redfin
  • September 2016 – Seattle ranks among the top eight “Best Fall Escapes in  the US” – National Geographic
  • September 2016 – The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport ranks among “America’s Best Kid-Friendly Airports” – HolidayLettings
  • September 2016 – Seattle’s Frye Museum ranks #7 among the “Best Free Museums” in the U.S. – USA Today, Readers Choice Awards 2016
  • September 2016 – Seattle’s Georgetown Inn ranks among the “Best Hotels Under $150” –USA Today, Reader’s Choice Awards 2016
  • August 2016 – Seattle ranks among the “16 Best Places to Live in the US” – Outside Magazine
  • July 2016 – Visit Seattle ranks among “Top 25 Tourism Websites in the World in 2016” – Skift 
  • July 2016 – Seattle ranks #14, “Best Cities in the U.S.” – Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Awards 2016
  • July 2016 – The San Juan Islands rank #5, “Best Islands in the Continental U.S. ” – Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Awards 2016
  • July 2016 – Seafair Summer Fourth ranks #7,”Top 10 of the Nation’s Best 4th of July Firework Shows” – USA Today
  • July 2016 – Seattle rank #3, “Best Tech Cities in the U.S.” – CBRE, 2016 Scoring Tech Talent
  • June 2016 – Seafair Summer Fourth ranks #8, “The 20 Most Extravagant Firework Displays in the U.S.” – TIME
  • June 2016 – Seattle ranks #2, “Top U.S. Summer Destinations” –  AAA
  • June 2016 – Seattle ranks #3, “Top 10 Cities for Milliennials” –  Inc.com via ABODO
  • May 2016 – Seattle’s Bumbershoot recognized as one of “50 Essential Summer Festivals’ – The New York Times
  • May 2016 – Seattle ranks in Top 4 in Outside magazine’s tournament of 64 towns for 2016 America’s Best Town. Seattle ranked #1 in the Culture division – Outside magazine
  • May 2016 – Seattle ranks #10,”12 Best Cities for Running” – Women’s Running
  • May 2016 – Seattle’s Bumbershoot and Washington’s Sasquatch rank on “Summer 2016’s 30 Must-See Music Festivals” – The Rolling Stone
  • April 2016 — Seattle ranks #7, “Best Airports in North America” – Condé Nast Traveler
  • March 2016  – Seattle ranks #7, “Best Places to Live” – Condé Nast Traveler
  • March 2016 – Seattle recognized as one of “Best Seafood Cities in America” – CBS
  • March 2016 – Seattle’s Beecher’s Cheese Company is recognized as one of “10 Restaurants Taking Farm-To-Table To A Different Level” – Thrillist 
  • March 2016 –Seattle ranks #9,”11 Best Cities for Vegans” – Matador
  • February 2016 – Seattle ranks #17, “Best Cities in North America” –Travel + Leisure
  • February 2016 – Seattle Symphony wins Grammy Award for “Best Classical Instrumental Solo” for violinist, Augustin Hadelich’s, solo of L’arbre des songes on Seattle Symphony’s recording of Dutilleux’s Violin Concerto – Grammy Awards
  • February 2016 – Seattle’s Space Needle and Pike Place Market recognized on “America’s Bucket List” –  Trail Blazer magazine
  • January 2016  – Seattle ranks #10, “Top 10 Most Popular Travel Destinations” – Kayak.com 
  • January 2016 –Museum of Flight’s new Aviation Pavilion (open June 2016) recognized as “16 Intriguing Things to see and do in the U.S. in 2016” – CNN

2015

  • 2015– Seattle ranks #9, “Top 15 Large U.S. Cities” – Condé Nast Traveler 
  • 2015 – Seattle ranks #15, “America’s 20 Best cities for Beer Lovers” –  Travel + Leisure
  • 2015 – Seattle ranks #18, “Most Charming Cities” –  Travel + Leisure
  • 2015 – Seattle ranks #8, “Most Walkable City” – Redfin
  • 2015 – Seattle named #1 city in U.S. to find a job – Wallet Hub
  • 2015 – Seattle named #1 “Fastest-growing Big City in the U.S.” – U.S. Census Bureau
  • 2015 – Seattle ranks #2, “Best Hotel Wifi” – Hotel WiFi Test
  • 2015 –Seattle named #1 in highest job growth for small businesses in the U.S.” – Pachex IHS Small Business Jobs Index
  • 2015 – Seattle ranks #3, “Best Market in North America for Hotel Property Investment” – Urban Land Institute
  • 2015 – Seattle ranks #4, “Best Market in North America for Office Property Investment” – Urban Land Institute

2014

  • October 2014 – Seattle-Tacoma ranks #3 airport in the nation for traveler amenities – Global Gateway Alliance
  • September 2014 – Seattle named the “Most Sustainable City in the Nation”  – STAR Communities
  • August 2014 – Seattle ranks #9, “Best Cities for Boaters”  – Redfin
  • August 2014 – Seattle named #1 ” U.S. City for Culture”  – Business Insider 
  • August 2014 – Seattle ranks #2, “America’s Coolest Cities”  – Forbes
  • July 2014 – Seattle ranks #9, “Best Places in the U.S. for Business”  – Forbes
  • July 2014 – Seattle ranks #2 city in the U.S. for tech jobs – NerdWallet
  • June 2014 – Seattle ranks #6, “Most Walkable City in America”  – Smart Growth America
  • May 2014 – Seattle named #1 “LGBT-friendly City in U.S.” – NerdWallet
  • May 2014 – Seattle ranks #7, “Fittest Cities in the U.S.” – American Fitness Index
  • March 2014 – Seattle ranks #3, “Most LGBT-friendly Places in America” – Advocate magazine
  • February 2014 – Seattle’s Slate Coffee Bar ranks among “Top 10 Coffee Houses across the U.S.” – USA Today
  • February 2014 – Washington state’s Franklin Falls of Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest ranks among “Top Easy, Scenic, Winter Trails in the U.S.” – USA Today, The Active Times
  • February 2014 – Washington state’s Summit House Restaurant of Crystal Mountain ranks among “Top Restaurants atop of North America’s Most Notable Summits” – USA Today
  • February 2014 – Washington state ranks #9, “Happiest States in the U.S.” – Gallup
  • February 2014 – Seattle ranks #7, “Top 10 Metropolitan Areas for Singles” – Zillow Blog
  • February 2014 – Seattle ranks #7, “World’s Most Romantic Trip Destinations” – Society of American Travel Writers
  • February 2014 – Seattle ranks #2, “Most Romantic Cities in America” – Amazon
  • February 2014 – Seattle voted ‘Reader’s Pick’ for the West’s “Best Places to Live” – Sunset magazine
  • February 2014 – Seattle is the second most literate city in America – Central Connecticut State University Annual Study
  • January 2014 – Seattle ranks #7 in the U.S. for public transportation – Walk Score
  • January 2014 –Pike Place Market is the “Best Market in America” –Business Insider

2013

  • November 2013 – Seattle named “Smartest City in North America” – Fast Company magazine
  • November 2013 – Seattle ranks #8, “Most Walkable Cities & Neighborhoods” (among largest U.S. cities) –Walk Score
  • September 2013– The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle was given a five-star designation – Forbes Travel Guide, USA Today
  • September 2013– Seattle’s CenturyLink Field named #1,”Best NFL Stadium for Craft Beers” – Yahoo! 
  • August 2013 – The Whale Wins and Joule recognized among “Best Restaurants in America 2013” – Bon Appetit
  • August 2013 – Seattle named “America’s Best Coffee City” – Travel + Leisure 
  • August 2013 –Washington’s Olympic National Park, North Cascades National Park, and Mount Rainier National Park recognized in “Top 20 of America’s 59 National Parks” – The Seattle Times, The Active Times
  • July 2013 – Seattle’s Burke-Gilman Trail ranks #3, “Best Urban Bike Paths across the U.S.” – USA Today
  • July 2013 – Seattle named #1,”Top 10 Chill Cities” – Los Angeles Times, Sperling’s Best Places
  • July 2013 – Seattle ranks #13 of “World’s Most Inventive Cities”, by Organization for Economic Co-Operation and DevelopmentForbes
  • June 2013 – Washington ranks #6, Seattle ranks #9 on latest ‘green’ rankings – Puget Sound Business Journal
  • May 2013 – The Seattle metro area ranks #1 among “Best Cities for Tech Jobs” – Forbes
  • May 2013 – Seattle ranks #8 for places with the best exercise – Men’s Health magazine
  • April 2013 – Seattle-Tac Airport ranks among the list of “Top 10 U.S. Airports for Kids” –The FlipKey blog
  • April 2013 – Seattle ranks #5, “Top 10 United States Cities to Travel Car-free” – Walk Score Blog
  • April 2013 – Seattle ranks #4 of cities that take the environment seriously – SheKnows Travel
  • April 2013 – Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood ranks among “10 Best Neighborhoods that Tourists haven’t found yet” – USA Today
  • April 2013 – Seattle ranks among the “10 Best Cities for New Grads” – Kiplinger’s
  • March 2013 – Seattle ranks among the “Best Cities for New College Grad in 2013” – Forbes magazine
  • February 2013 – Seattle ranks #2, “Most Literate City in the United States” – USA Today
  • January 2013 – Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau is named “Tourism Champion of the Year” by the Washington State Wine Commission
  • January 2013 – Seattle’s San Juan Islands ranked #1 of the Top 10 Islands in the U.S.” – Trip Advisor
  • January 2013 – Seattle ranked among the “10 Best Cities for Starting a Business” – Kiplinger’s

2012

  • December 2012 – Four Seattle area hotels are named on Travel + Leisure’s “500 Best Hotels list for 2013” – Travel + Leisure
  • December 2012 – Seattle ranks #3 smartest city in North America for “pushing the envelope of technology, sustainability and better living conditions” – Fast Company magazine
  • September 2012 – Seattle ranks #2, “Top 50 Best Cities” – Bloomberg Business
  • August 2012 – Seattle awarded “Gold Service Award”  – Meetings & Conventions
  • May 2012 – Seattle ranks #7, “Most Bikeable City in America” – MSNBC
  • April 2012- Seattle ranks #7 in Walk Score, ranking residents’ access to public transportation – Geekwire magazine
  • April 2012 – Seattle-Bellevue-Everett area named third most peaceful metropolitan area in America – MSNBC
  • April 2012 – Seattle named “America’s Most Popular City” – Public Policy Polling
  • February 2012 – Seattle was named one of the “Top 5 Bargain Destinations” for spring 2012 – USA Today
  • February 2012- Seattle named one of the “Best Cities for Dating in U.S.” – Yahoo Travel
  • January 2012- Seattle voted “Best Settle Down City of 2011” for LGBT community – GayCities
  • January 2012 – Seattle is the second most literate city in America – Central Connecticut State University study

2011

  • November 2011- Seattle named #1 U.S. city for high-tech growth and tech jobs – Forbes
  • November 2011 – Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park ranks in “Top 10 for Greatest Parks and Gardens in U.S.” – USA Today
  • Novemer 2011 – Seattle ranks #8, “Healthiest City for Women” – Self magazine
  • Octotber 2011 –  Seattle’s SkyCity Restaurant atop the Space Needle is one of the “World’s Top Revolving Restaurants” – travelandLeisure.com
  • Ocotber 2011 – Seattle ranks # 1 in cities for coffee, tech-savvy, intelligent and wireless coverage — Travel & Leisure 
  • October 2011 –Seattle ranks # 9, “Top U.S. City”  – Condé Nast, Reader’s Choice
  • October 2011- Seattle’s Sea-Tac Airport named the world’s # 2 airport for departure performance – FlightStats
  • October 2011 – Seattle ranks # 4, “Most Innovative City in America” – Research firm 2ThinkNow
  • Summer 2011 – The Washington State Convention Center named “Best Green Event Venue” – Northwest Meetings & Events Readers’ Choice
  • July 2011 – Seattle ranks # 6, “Most Walkable Cities” (of the 50 largest cities in the U.S.) – WalkScore.com
  • July 2011 – “The Ivars Dog” at Seattle’s Safeco Field is listed among the “Top 10 Great Places for Stadium Food” – USA Today
  • July 2011 – Seattle ranks # 9, “Best American Cities for Families” – Parenting magazine
  • June  2011 – Seattle ranked #4, “Greenest City in North America” – Siemens Corp. &  Economist Intelligence Unit
  • June 2011 – Seattle ranked among the “Top Four Places to Retire” – Fortune magazine
  • June 2011 – Seattle ranked #8, “Most Photographed City in the World” – Cornell University
  • May 2011 – Seattle ranks # 2,”Best Convention & Visitors Bureaus and Destination Marketing Organizations in North America” – Watkins Research Group
  • May 2011 – Seattle ranks # 6, “Cities on the Edge,” for best American cities poised for greatness in Sports, Arts, Music and Culture – Edge Shave Gel and Sperlings’s Best Places
  • May 2011 – Seattle ranks # 9, “Best Cities for Public Transportation in the U.S.” – U.S. News and World Report
  • 2011 –Seattle ranks # 10, “Geekiest Cities in America” – U.S. National Science Foundation Annual Science and Engineering Indicators Report
  • March 2011 – Seattle ranks #10, “Top Summer Destinations” – American Society of Travel Agents
  • 2011 – Seattle ranks # 4 based on the percent of residents who volunteer –NationalService.gov
  • 2011 – Seattle named # 1 “Tech City in the U.S.” – Scientific American
  • 2011 – Seattle was named “America’s Most Active City” – Men’s Health magazine and Mediamark Research
  • 2011 – Seattle ranks # 5, “Most Edgy City” – Sperling’s Best Places
  • 2011 – The Port of Seattle offers the lowest carbon footprint for containers moving from Asia to the Midwest – Herbert Engineering Corp.
  • 2011 – Seattle ranks # 5 among U.S. cities for its percentage of “super green” consumers who engage in the highest amount of environmentally friendly activities – Scarborough Research
  • 2011 – Seattle ranks # 10, “Top 25 Favorite Destinations” –TripAdvisor, Traveler’s Choice
  • 2011 –Seattle’s Cedarbrook Lodge ranked #1 in Expedia’s Insider’s Select of “Top Hotels for 2011” – Expedia.com
  • 2011 –Seattle ranks # 7, “Top 10 U.S. Cities for Jobs Now” – Monster.com
  • 2011 – Seattle ranks # 4, “Top 10 Destinations for Singles this Summer” – Travelocity.com

2010

  • 2010 – Seattle named the second most literary city in the country – Central Connecticut State University, 2010
  • December 2010 – Seattle named the “Most Charitable City” – Daily Beast
  • November 2010 – Seattle awarded “Gold Service Award,” recognizing Seattle as one of the top convention and visitor Bureaus in the world – Meetings & Conventions
  • October 2010 – Seattle ranks #1 for “Top 10 Locations for Winter Weather” – The Weather Channel
  • October 2010 – Seattle ranked mmong large metro areas, 9th highest percentage of residents with college degrees (37.4%) – CNN Money
  • September 2010 – Seattle ranks in the “Top 10 Coolest Cities in America” –Forbes
  • August 2010 – Seattle ranks # 1 “Best City for Men” – Men’s Health magazine
  • July 2010 – Seattle ranks # 2 for the “Best City for the Next Decade” – Kiplinger’s 
  • July 2010 – Seattle ranks # 9 “Best City for Working Moms in America” – Forbes Woman Magazine
  • July 2010 – Seattle ranks # 2 for “Best Cities for the Next Decade” – Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine
  • May 2010 – Seattle ranks # 4 in “Bike Friendly Cities: America’s Best Bike Cities” – Bicycling magazine
  • May 2010 – Washington state ranked the “Most Bicycle-friendly State” – League of American Bicyclists
  • May 2010 – Seattle ranks # 1 economy in the United States – Policom, Corp.
  • March 2010 – Seattle ranks # 9 “Best Summertime Tourist Destinations” – American Society of Travel Agents
  • January 2010 – Seattle ranks # 1 among the “Top U.S. Cities for Men” – Men’s Health magazine

2009

  • November 2009 – Seattle awarded “Gold Service Award,” recognizing Seattle as one of the top convention and visitor Bureaus in the world – Meetings & Conventions
  • October 2009 – Seattle is the fourth safest major city in America – Forbes.com
  • September 2009 – Washington state ranks second best state for business – Forbes.com
  • August 2009 – Seattle ranked second healthiest U.S. city – Outside magazine
  • August 2009 – Seattle ranks # 10 among favorite cities in the Continental U.S. and Canada, World’s Best Cities annual readers’ poll – Travel + Leisure
  • July 2009 –Seattle among “America’s Top 10 Pet-Friendly Cities” – MSNBC.com
  • July 2009 – Seattle ranks # 4 among U.S. cities with the highest volunteering rate – Corporation for National and Community Service
  • July 2009 – Seattle named “America’s Greenest and Most Sustainable Major (population over 250,000) City” – Natural Resources Defense Council
  • May 2009 – Seattle named “Most Secure Place to Live” – Farmers Insurance Group of Companies 2008 study
  • May 2009 – Seattle named “City of the Year” – Fast Company magazine
  • April 2009 – Seattle ranks # 7 among the nation’s “Top 25 Art Destinations” – AmericanStyle magazine
  • March 2009 – Seattle ranks among the “World’s 13 Most Stunning City Skylines” – ForbesTraveler.com
  • February 2009 – Seattle ranks # 3 among the “Top 10 cities for Small Businesses” – BizJournals
  • January 2009 – Seattle ranks # 3 among the “Top U.S. Cities for Women” – Women’s Health magazine
  • January 2009 –Seattle ranks # 4 among the “Top U.S. Cities for Men” – Men’s Health magazine
  • January 2009 – Seattle among the “Top-10 U.S. Travel Destinations for the African American Traveler” – Travel Professionals of Color
  • January 2009 – Seattle ranked second- most caffeinated city in the U.S. (ranked highest for coffee consumption) – Prince Market Research
  • January 2009 – Seattle named “Food City of the Year” – GQ magazine
  • January 2009 – Washington state named “Best State to Start a Business” – U.S. News & World Report
  • January 2009 – Seattle ranked # 6 “Best City to Work and Live” – Yahoo.com

2008

  • December 2008 – Seattle-Tacoma International Airport ranked one of “America’s Best Airports” – TravelandLeisure.com
  • November 2008 – Seattle awared “Gold Service Award,” recognizing Seattle as one of the top convention and visitor bureaus in the world – Meetings & Conventions
  • September 2008 – Seattle is the third most sustainable city in the country – SustainLane.com
  • September 2008 – Voted one of “America’s Favorite Cities” by travelers and scored highest for cafes and coffee bars, farmers’ markets, intelligence, environmental awareness, public parks and access to the outdoors in a poll conducted by travelandleisure.com and CNN Headline News
  • July 2008 – Seattle among the “Top 20 U.S. Tourist Destinations in the U.S.” – Global Insight, Inc
  • July 2008 – Washington ranked 3rd best state for business – Forbes magazine
  • July 2008 – Seattle ranked 6th most walkable city in the U.S. – Walk Score
  • June 2008 – Seattle among top-10 for best U.S. Cities for design – Architectural firm, RMJM Hillier
  • June 2008 – Seattle named second-fittest U.S. city – American College of Sports Medicine
  • May 2008 – Seattle ranked 6th-best in the U.S. for the size of its carbon footprint – Brookings Institution
  • May 2008 – Seattle named a city to watch – Fast Company magazine
  • April 2008 – Seattle ranks #6 among the “Top 25 U.S. Art Destinations” – AmericanStyle magazine
  • March 2008 – Seattle named the second cleanest U.S. City – Forbes magazine

2007

  • December 2007 – Seattle named the second most literary city in the country – Central Connecticut State University
  • December 2007 – Seattle ranked #6 “Most Walkable U.S. City” – Brookings Institution
  • December 2007 – Seattle ranks #4 “Fittest City in America” – Self magazine
  • December 2007 – #14 “Healthiest Overall City” – Self magazine
  • December 2007 – Seattle has the most in-city parks in America – Self magazine
  • December 2007 – Seattle is “America’s Best City for Healthy Living” – Cooking Light magazine
  • October 2007 – Seattle ranks #3 among “Americas Greenest States” – Forbes Travel Guide 
  • October 2007 – Seattle voted one of “America’s Favorite Cities” by travelers and scored highest for intelligence, coffee and farmers markets in a poll conducted by travelandleisure.com and CNN Headline News
  • October 2007 – Seattle ranks among the “Top Ten Pet-Friendly Cities in the United States” – MSNBC.com
  • October 2007 – Seattle’s Belltown voted one of the “Best Neighborhoods to Retire” – CNNMoney.com
  • September 2007 – Seattle is fifth-best U.S. city for walking – Prevention magazine
  • August 2007 – Seattle ranks #10 among favorite cities in the Continental U.S. and Canada, World’s Best Cities annual readers’ poll – Travel + Leisure
  • June 2007 – Seattle ranks #7 “Best City for Young Professionals” – Forbes magazine
  • April 2007 – Seattle ranks #3 “Hot Spot for summer 2007” – AAA survey of travel agency managers
  • April 2007 – Seattle ranks #3 “Most Livable City” – Rand McNally Places Rated Almanac
  • April 2007 – Seattle ranks #2 “Most Humane City in the United States” – Humane Society of the United States
  • March 2007 – Seattle ranks #2 “Fittest City in America” – Men’s Fitness Magazine
  • January 2007 – Seattle named “Best City for Healthy Living” – Cooking Light 20 Best Cities – Cooking Light magazine

2006

  • 2006 – Seattle ranks #9 among “Top Ten Cities in the United States,” Readers Choice Awards – Condé Nast Traveler
  • November 2006 – Seattle awarded “Gold Service Award,” recognizing Seattle as one of the top convention & visitor bureaus in the world – Meetings & Conventions
  • October 2006 – Seattle named “Top Video Game City in the United States” – Sperling’s Best Places
  • August 2006 – Seattle named “Most Educated City” – U.S. Census Bureau data
  • August 2006 – Seattle ranks #10 among favorite cities in the Continental U.S. and Canada, World’s Best Cities annual readers’ poll – Travel + Leisure
  • June 2006 – Seattle ranks #6 among the “Top 10 Art Destinations in the U.S.” – American Style magazine

2005

  • November 2005 – Seattle named “America’s Most Literate City” – Central Connecticut State University study
  • June 2005 – Seattle named “Most Livable City in America” – U.S. Conference of Mayors
  • June 2005 – Seattle named “Most Unwired City in the United States” (city with the best wireless internet access) – Sperling’s BestPlaces
  • February 2005 – Seattle named “America’s Fittest City “– Men’s Fitness magazine
  • 2005 – Seattle ranks #3 “Best Walking City” – American Podiatric Medical Association

2004

  • November 2004 – Seattle named “America’s Fittest City” – Self magazine
  • November 2004 – Seattle awarded “Gold Service Award,” recognizing Seattle as one of the top convention & visitor bureaus in the world – Meetings & Conventions
  • August 2004 – Seattle ranks #2 “America’s Most Literate Cities” – University of Wisconsin-Whitewater study
  • August 2004 – Seattle ranks #8 among the “Top 10 Art Destinations in the U.S.” – American Style magazine
  • May 2004 – Seattle ranks #1 “Child-Friendly City in America” – Population Connection
  • May 2004 – Seattle ranks #4 “Most Dog-Friendly City to Visit in North America” – DogFriendly.com
  • May 2004 – Seattle ranks #1 “Most College-Educated City in the Nation” – U.S. Census Bureau report

2003

  • November 2003 – Seattle awarded “Gold Service Award,” recognizing Seattle as one of the top convention & visitor bureaus in the world – Meetings & Conventions
  • July 2003 –Seattle ranks #2 on “America’s Most Literate Cities” – University of Wisconsin-Whitewater study
  • February 2003 – Seattle ranks #2 “Fittest City in the U.S.” – Men’s Fitness magazine

2002

  • December 2002 – Seattle ranked among the “Best Places to Live” in the U.S. –Money magazine
  • November 2002 – Seattle awarded “Gold Service Award.” recognizing Seattle as one of the top convention & visitor bureaus in the world – Meetings & Conventions
  • August 2002 – Seattle awarded the “Inner Circle Award”, annual readers survey of best convention & visitor bureaus and convention centers – Association Meetings
  • Summer 2002 – Seattle ranks among the “Top 10 Art Destinations in the U.S.” – American Style magazine
  • January 2002 – Seattle ranks first atop list of “America’s Sweet Spots” in a survey of cities and towns across the U.S. which exemplify acts of volunteerism, heroism and sweetness – Hershey Foods Corporation

2001

  • December 2001 – Seattle ranks #1 “Wine Region of the Year” – Wine Enthusiast magazine
  • November 2001 –  Seattle ranks #1 for bicycling in North America among cities with a population greater than 500,000 – Bicycling magazine
  • Summer 2001 – Seattle ranks among the “Top Five American Art Destinations” – American Style magazine
  • January 2001 – Seattle ranks among the “Five Best Ski Cities in the Continental U.S. and Canada” – Ski magazine

2000

  • October 2000 – Seattle ranks #8 among the top cities in the Continental U.S. in the 2000 Readers’ Choice Awards – Condé Nast Traveler
  • September 2000 – Seattle ranks #8 among favorite cities in the Continental U.S. and Canada, World’s Best Cities annual readers’ poll – Travel + Leisure
  • Summer 2000 – Seattle ranks #10 among “America’s Top Art Destinations” – American Style magazine
  • April 2000 – Seattle ranks #1 for “Family-Friendly City in the Northwest” – Family Fun magazine

 

(Updated 10/16)


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David Blandford – (206) 461-5806, dblandford@visitseattle.org

Kauilani Robinson – (206) 461-5839, krobinson@visitseattle.org

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