Travel & City Information

It is important to make your hotel reservations before booking travel arrangements.

Please see our 2024 NLC Seattle City Guide for a major resource for everything to see and do in Seattle. The guide includes the following information:

  • Seattle Airport Information (SEA)
  • Seattle Transportation (airport transportation and local city transportation)
  • Seattle parking information
  • Bus parking information

Seattle City Guide

  • Seattle Safety and Awareness

    Seattle is one of the nation’s safest big cities, statistically, but like in all cities, visitors are advised to observe some basic safety procedures, adhere to local laws, and report crime to appropriate officials. Click here to view Visit Seattle’s extensive list of safety tips.

    Public drug use is illegal in Seattle. Still, there are some specific areas where public drug use is more likely to be witnessed by a passerby—as in any major city.  

    In the downtown core, 3rd Avenue around Pike and Pine Streets is one such area. This area is six blocks from the meeting in the Seattle Convention Center (SCC) Summit building and from the Hyatt Regency Seattle. It is three blocks from the Westin Seattle and the Sheraton Grand Seattle hotels.  

    The Seattle Police Department, private security firms, and community outreach groups monitor this area on 3rd Avenue around Pike and Pine Streets for public safety and to offer services to those in need.  

    FCCLA attendees can avoid these two corners by walking along Stewart or Union Streets instead, which are one block north and south (respectively) of Pike and Pine.

    To help students and advisers feel confident navigating the downtown area, Visit Seattle will be providing:

    • Walking maps from each hotel to the convention center via a QR code. The maps will direct attendees along the preferred walking route, avoiding the above-mentioned area. 
    • Welcome Ambassadors positioned street-side to help with directions and general city questions

    FCCLA’s National Leadership Conference is occurring over peak travel time in Seattle. We expect the downtown core to have increased leisure travelers and foot traffic, both of which have a positive impact on the street scene. Roughly 85,000 office workers head downtown each day and use Pike and Pine Streets as they grab lunch or walk to public transit. Add in the roughly 33,000 cruise passengers from the 11 ships that will be in port over our meeting dates, plus fans attending five Mariners baseball home games—FCCLA attendees will be in good company! 


    Seattle Downtown AmbassadorsSeattle

    The Metropolitan Improvement District (MID) provides Community Safety & Hospitality ambassadors on the ground in six downtown neighborhoods to assist visitors, residents, workers, and those in need. Ambassadors are on the streets of downtown seven days a week, 362 days a year from 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM ensuring clean, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone. From providing directions to out-of-towners to connecting those in need with services, this dedicated team helps keep downtown safe, vibrant and welcoming. Look for the blue and green jackets on bicycles for assistance. If provided with at least 30 minutes advanced notice, MID can escort you to your destination. You can request any MID service through their dispatch line at 206-441-3303.

  • Seattle City Resources

    Visit Seattle has created a website, specifically for FCCLA attendees to explore Seattle highlights, dining options, transportation, with deals and discounts.

    The Visit Seattle team can assist you with everything from tour bookings and sightseeing tips to dining reservations and local travel information. Operated as a complimentary service for the public, the Seattle Visitor Center desk is located in the main lobby area on Level 1.

    Hours currently vary.

  • Community Service Opportunity

    Food Lifeline Hunger Solution CenterFoodLifeline
    815 South 96 th Street
    Seattle, WA 98108

    Give back to the Seattle community by signing-up for a volunteer session at Food Lifeline in downtown
    Seattle. Food Lifeline is on a mission to end hunger in Western Washington. Food Lifeline provides
    nutritious food to 1.37 million people facing hunger by sourcing nutritious food from a variety of food
    industry partners. They distribute through a network of 350 food banks, shelters, and meal programs,
    enabling them to provide the equivalent of more than 282,000 meals every single day. Through the
    dedication of volunteers, Food Lifeline feeds thousands of people facing hunger across Western
    Washington every day. A volunteer session in their warehouse involves sorting and re-packing nutritious
    food. It’s easy, fun and you can make a huge difference in just a few hours!

    • A volunteer session is two hours long and you are expected work the entire session
    • Anyone 10 years or older can volunteer.
    • A parent/guardian form is required for volunteers under 18.
    • Youth groups must have at least one adult chaperone for every 5 youth
    • Each individual must register in advance to volunteer (walk-ins will be turned away)
    • Your session takes place in a cool warehouse so dress in layers for your comfort
    • Closed-toe shoes are required to be worn at all times – no exceptions
    • Food-safe gloves will be provided to be worn when handling food items
    • The work is physical in nature and includes long periods of standing. Light lifting and bending may be required.
    • Sessions can be requested up to 3 months in advance.
    • You will be responsible for your transportation to and from their warehouse. Onsite parking is available in a limited capacity. Let them know if you plan to bring a bus for your group.

    Follow these steps below to book your volunteer session during your week in Seattle.

    1. Follow link here or enter in your browser.
    2. Select the ‘Schools and Community Groups’ purple button
    3. Read the tips/guidelines for volunteers
    4. For groups of 1-5, view the available sessions on the calendar and select your day and time. Each individual in your party must register and sign-up for that same day and time session.
    5. For groups of 6 or more, view the calendar to confirm availability of your preferred day and time. Complete the Group Request Form and specify your preferred session time as well as a back-up session time. A volunteer coordinator will respond within 3 business days.
  • Deals and Discounts

    FCCLA has secured discounts to several fun sites to see in Seattle. Check back often for updates and additions.

    United Airlines

    United Airlines

    We are pleased to partner with United Airlines for air travel to the National Leadership Conference.

    • To make flight reservations online, please click on discount code ZP7S613311.
    • MileagePlus members earn valuable miles for their travel when using the Meetings discount code.
    • You may also call the United Meetings Reservation Desk Monday – Friday at (800) 426-1122 for booking assistance.
    • Booking fees are waived for Meeting reservations.

    Delta Logo

    Delta Airlines
    We are pleased to partner with
    Delta Air Lines for air travel to the National Leadership Conference.

    • Please click here to book your flights.
    • You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST) and refer to Meeting Event Code: NY39B

    Beneath The Streets- Underground History Tour
    Enter the promo code fccla (lower case) at checkout. You can also call and provide the promo code when booking over the phone- 206-624-1237.

    Museum of Pop Culture
    Enter the promo code FCCLA24 for 20% off up to 4 regular or youth general admission tickets. 

    Climate Pledge Arena Tour- Contact Jay Cox at to schedule a discounted tour rate of $20 plus tax.

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