Queen Anne, Seattle, Washington
Do: Catch an outdoor concert at Seattle Center Home to numerous iconic Seattle sights -- such as the Space Needle, the fountain synchronized to music, a skate park, and the EMP Museum -- Seattle Center is also the site of numerous outdoor concerts in the summers. Most concerts (and film screenings) take place against the backdrop of the Mural Ampitheatre. Stay: The Maxwell Hotel Right across the street (just a two-minute walk) from Seattle Center, the Maxwell Hotel is a stylish boutique option. It offers a great location and a solid value, with freebies such as parking (a rarity in Seattle), loaner bicycles, Wi-Fi, "rental" laptops, and loaner kids' carts with activities and games.