SeaTac, in full Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), is an airport serving western Washington State and is one of the busiest on the US's Pacific coastline. Seattle-Tacoma is named for two big conurbations and lies between the two of them.
History of SeaTac AirportSeaTac was constructed by the Port of Seattle in 1944 and saw its first scheduled flights in 1947. There are three parallel runways running north to south.
How to get to and away from SeaTac AirportThe airport is sited two miles west of I-5 and is also served by a number of state routes. The Central Link light rail system serves the airport as do bus and taxi services. There is plenty of parking for those with their own vehicles at the airport and there's nearby motel parking and car rental desks at the terminals.
SeaTac International AirportThere is a central terminal and two satellite terminals named North and South. There are numerous dining and drinking options as well as the full panoply of shopping possibilities including duty free, newsstands, gift shops, fashion boutiques, and jewelry stores. Scattered through the terminal there are contemporary art collections; especially popular are those displays of Native American and North-Western art.
Where to stay near SeaTac International AirportMost of the major SeaTac accommodation lies on or near International Boulevard on the eastern side of the terminal buildings. Among the most popular are the upscale Radisson Hotel Gateway and the Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport. Also in the vicinity are the Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport and the Marriott SeaTac. Hotels.com offers the best choices whether you are searching for family hotels at SeaTac or a quieter inn.