Mixing Business With Leisure in Seattle

Seattle is a business traveler magnet and hosts some of the best business-friendly hotels, restaurants and activities. But the Emerald City has offers much to do to help you relax after client meetings. Enhance your next Seattle business trip with these worthwhile bleisure activities:

Catch up with Friends

When visiting Seattle for business, be sure to carve out some one-on-one time with your friends who reside in the city. Seattle Aquarium is one of the best places to meet up with friends and simultaneously explore Seattle's marine life, such as the octopus and sea otters people rave about during their visit. You can also follow up the visit and grab a bite to eat at the on-site restaurant, the Aquarium Cafe.

Head to a Conference

Take your business trip to the next level and enhance it by visiting a conference in the city, such as the 2018 Digital Summit Seattle at the McCaw Hall. The conference not only features a keynote lunch and networking events but it's also a great place to enjoy yourself with your team with its receptions and parties. The conference meeting hall is also close to the Space Needle where you can enjoy the observation deck that people love to visit and see the city skyline. Find even more business-friendly conferences in the city with our guide to Seattle's best 2018 conferences.

Cycle Around Seattle Bar-Style

Wind down after a client meeting or on a weekend in the city and take a pub tour to explore local breweries and pubs with The Cycle Saloon. People enjoy the novel experience of this pedal-powered bike that you can enjoy with up to 16 people. It's the perfect outing to relax with colleagues or friends in the city while discovering some of the best breweries in Seattle neighborhoods of Fremont and Ballard.

Ride the Ferris Wheel

The Emerald City isn't all about business. It's one of the best places for outdoor recreation, and you can follow up a business conference with some outdoor fun and take it to new heights by riding the Seattle Great Wheel. People compare the experience to the London Eye and rave about its controlled climate and views of the city and waterfront.

Collect Your Thoughts

Follow up a slew of client meetings in Seattle with a little rest and relaxation for yourself and take some time to relax your mind while breaking a sweat in an infrared sauna at Ladywell's Vitality Spa & Sauna. People love relaxing in the infrared Himalayan salt sauna and also rave about the other services, including the therapeutic massage and exfoliating scrubs.

Get Retail Therapy

Bump up your business travel in Seattle with a little retail therapy at Pike's Place Market. Seattle visitors love the shopping options, including seafood and fresh flowers, thanks to the crafts and farmers market scene in area. Enjoy selecting from handmade jewelry at the crafts market to shopping for organic food at the farmers market.

Keep up with Family

Finish your business trip to Seattle with a little fun with the family and head to Alki Beach Park. This Seattle outdoor gem is a favorite for visitors and residents alike and it's also infamous for its feature in the film Sleepless in Seattle. But you won't be sleeping here thanks to this park's spectacular views of the city and family-friendly amenities, including a beach and picnic tables.

Balance Your Seattle Business Trip with Bleisure

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How do you enjoy extra time on your business trips to Seattle? Share with fellow business travelers in the comments below.