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Seattle – The little gem of the Northwest Pacific

Seattle is commonly referred to as the Emerald City, thanks to its enviable position surrounded by evergreen forests, picturesque mountains and the Puget Sound. There are a multitude of reasons to visit Seattle, from neighbourhoods with their strong personalities, a ‘farm-to-fork’ food scene and many fantastic museums, this truly is a city with something to offer everyone.

Let us take you there


Travel to the Emerald City in style by chartering a private jet with Chapman Freeborn. We can handle your private jet charter requirements with safety, security and discretion, leaving you with more time to plan an unforgettable trip in Seattle.

Fly into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport or Boeing Airfield, both of which are located less than 10 miles from the city. A little further is McChord Field, just over 30 miles from Seattle.

Tuck into the food scene

Residents of Seattle are well-educated about where their food comes from, and the majority of them head down to Pike Place Market for their fresh, local produce. They know good food when they taste it, and this is clear when you begin to visit some of the city restaurants.

Get a taste of the luxury food scene in Seattle by visiting Canlis for ‘comfort Greek’ cuisine washed down with one of the 2,500 bottles of wine on offer. Or head to Shiro’s, a classical Japanese restaurant using the freshest seafood and ingredients. Another favourite is Art Restaurant, located within the Four Seasons Hotel, where delicious dishes are served up looking like precious works of art.

Neighbourhood charms

Seattle is made up of many different parts and each neighbourhood has its own atmosphere and appeal. Visit Capitol Hill for its buzzing nightlife and diverse entertainment scene. Explore the artsy Fremont neighbourhood on the north shore, and meander through the glamorous Waterfront area with sweeping views.

Each of Seattle’s neighbourhoods offer something entirely different and all of them blend together to give Seattle a creative, eclectic and welcoming feel.

See things from another perspective

One of the very best ways to see Seattle is from the air as part of a seaplane flight. There are several companies offering sightseeing flights on small seaplanes so visitors can enjoy seeing the city resting on the shores of Lake Union. This is a truly special and memorable Seattle experience that shouldn’t be missed.

Escape the city


When a city is as surrounded by nature as Seattle, it would be a shame to spend your entire time in the bright lights of the city. Just a few hours’ drive from the city are three major national parks and forests – Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Mount Rainier National Park and Olympic National Park.

Venture just 30 minutes east of the city and you’ll find yourself in Woodinville, Seattle’s very own wine country. There are almost 100 different tasting rooms where you can sample the wines from 40 different wineries all located within a single mile. Cheers!