Seattle Travel Guides and Maps


Travel guides to Seattle, Puget Sound and the Pacific Northwest selected by Seattle.com editors, including travel books, dining guides, maps and Seattle-specific specialty guides. Featuring top travel guides such as The Stranger Guide to Seattle, Lonely Planet Seattle and Best of Seattle.

Featured Seattle.com Travel Guide

Frommer's Seattle 2005

Frommer's® Seattle 2005
Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommers Seattle 2005 is meticulously researched by a Pacific Northwest resident, who shares his favorite finds and insider tips.   You'll discover the best places to buy regional arts and crafts; the top restaurants, from fabulous seafood joints to trendy brewpubs; the hippest coffee bars; and the best hiking, biking, kayaking, and fishing in the glorious landscapes nearby.

Seattle Guidebooks

Don't Jump! The Northwest Winter Blues Survival Guide

Don't Jump! The Northwest Winter Blues Survival Guide

By Novella Carpenter and Traci Vogel
A silly and humorous take on environmental psychology written by two Seattle natives who have had to get creative in battling off the winter blues. Perfect for anyone who needs a bit of sunshine in the winter months.
Lonely Planet Pacific Northwest

Lonely Planet Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest encompasses Oregon, Washington, and Vancouver, and Lonely Planet's guide to the Pacific Northwest covers the history, hotels and restaurants of all the territory's major cities, Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland, in an informative overview that is engaging to read and provides all the gritty details like pricing, times, telephone numbers and internet addresses. Lonely Planet Pacific Northwest is also a handy guide for the Pacific Northwest's rugged areas, like the coast and parks.
Lonely Planet Seattle

Lonely Planet Seattle

By Debra Miller
Lonely Planet hones in on Seattle in this comprehensive Seattle travel guide. As always, Lonely Planet guides are general and comprehensive, covering the range of Seattle hotels, restaurants and attractions to include everything from the plush to the penny-pinching and the mainstream to the idiosyncratic. Lonely Planet Seattle includes neighborhood walking tours and a 24-page, full-color map sections to guide Seattle visitors.
Mini Rough Guide to Seattle

Mini Rough Guide to Seattle

Factoring in nature walks and cafe stops, this condensed Seattle guide book skims the broad surface of Seattle's hotels, restaurants, nightlife and attractions for visitors looking for solid advice from Seattle locals. The detailed maps speak for themselves and this unobtrusive mini guide is small enough to fit neatly into a back pocket.
Mt. Rainer: A Climbing Guide

Mt. Rainer: A Climbing Guide

By Mike Gauthier and Bruce Barcott
Mike Gauthier started backpacking in the Washington wilderness at age eleven and has climbed Mt. Rainer over 150 times. Needless to say, he is an expert of Mt. Rainer climbing and his best-selling guide, which includes 24 different routes for all seasons, conditions, and levels of hiking experience, is an inspiring read as well as a detailed manual to hazards, park regulations and camp sites.
Seattle City Walks: Exploring Seattle Neighborhoods on Foot

Seattle City Walks: Exploring Seattle Neighborhoods on Foot

By Laura Karlinsey and Sherri Schultz
Walk through Seattle and come up close with local characters as well as Seattle history, art, architecture and culture in any of the well-planned, mapped and self-guided Seattle walks.
The Stranger Guide to Seattle: The City's Smartest, Pickiest, Most Obsessive Urban Manual

The Stranger Guide to Seattle: The City's Smartest, Pickiest, Most Obsessive Urban Manual

By Paula Gilovich and Traci Vogel
Seattle.com's winner for best Seattle travel guide is without a doubt The Stranger Guide to Seattle. Compiled and written by staff members at Seattle's alternative weekly, this Seattle offers all the necessary information on Seattle restaurants, drinking establishments, shopping, diversions, accommodations, and the arts while breaking away from convention to include the quirky, cool and off-beat insider tips other Seattle guides do not.

Seattle Maps

Access Seattle

Access Seattle

With 34 detailed Seattle neighborhood maps, including Pioneer Sqaure, Belltown, Capitol Hill, Fremont and more, this Seattle guide book presents Seattle in decipherable sections for visitors. Color-coded and concise, Access Seattle is informative and captures the distinct charm of Seattle's neighborhoods.
Lonely Planet Seattle Citymap

Lonely Planet Seattle Citymap

A laminated map of downtown and metropolitan Seattle that includes public transport routes, walking tours and a complete index of streets and sights. This Seattle map guide also includes maps of Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands.

Seattle Restaurant Guidebooks

Best Place Northwest: The Best Restaurants and Lodgings in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia

Best Place Northwest: The Best Restaurants and Lodgings in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia

By Giselle Smith
On its 14th edition, Best Place Northwest has proven to be an excellent guidebook to the best of the Pacific Northwest, with in-depth reviews of Washington, Oregon and British Columbia, including restaurants, lodging, shopping, outdoor activities, local "must sees" and insider tips. A top travel guide to the Pacific Northwest, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says Best Place Northwest is "Still the region's undisputed heavyweight champ of guidebooks."
Seattle Cheap Eats: 300 Terrific Bargain Eateries

Seattle Cheap Eats: 300 Terrific Bargain Eateries

By Sumi Hahn
The food beyond the tourist areas is always the best. With Hahn's guide to off-the-beaten path Seattle restaurants, cafes and eateries, Seattle visitors on a budget can dine just as grandly as at more sophisticated Seattle restaurants.
The Food Lover's Guide to Seattle

The Food Lover's Guide to Seattle

By Katy Calcott and Nicholas Calcott
From fish mongers to pastry chefs, Seattle's dining is at once old-fashioned and exotic. Two food lovers cover Seattle's ethnic food markers, the best places for fresh greens and artisan breads, as well as the some of best Seattle coffee roasters.