Seattle, Washington | December 11-15, 2024
Welcome to the “home of Sleepless in Seattle, the Frasier Crane show, and the birthplace of Starbucks Coffee!"
The USEA Annual Meeting and Convention takes place each December and brings together a large group of dedicated USEA members and supporters to discuss, learn, and enjoy being surrounded by eventing enthusiasts. The USEA organizes multiple seminars in addition to committee meetings, open forums, and tons of fun. The 2024 event’s focus is all about you, the competitors, and the people who keep us forging ahead through unparalleled obstacles. Come out to see the future of the sport of three-day eventing and become a part of the various seminars to educate yourself on all the latest information about the sport!
Questions or suggestions about Convention? Contact Jennifer or call 703-779-0440 ext. 3003.
The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98101
The Westin Seattle - Downtown Seattle's most dynamic hotel with a skyline view, the Westin Seattle offers guests spacious rooms and suites, signature Heavenly® amenities, and stunning floor-to-ceiling Seattle Skyline views. Seattle's famed Pike Place Market, Nordstrom, and Seattle Convention Center are within steps of the hotel, offering opportunities for adventure. The Westin Seattle is in the center of the action. Discover Seattle and awaken your spirit of adventure!
Trip advisor has rated this hotel a 4-star property (very good).
Reservations can be made starting in March 2024.
Fun Facts about Seattle
Getting to Seattle, WA
The nearest airport to Seattle, Washington is the Seattle-Tacoma International airport (SEA)- 22 mins from hotel.
BY AIR: Both domestic and international airlines serve Seattle - Tacoma Airport. Some of the most familiar include American Airlines, Delta Airlines and Delta Connection, United Airlines, Frontier, Jet Blue, Southwest, Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, and British Airways.
Seattle Airport is approximately 22 miles from downtown Seattle and the Westin Seattle Hotel.
BY TRAIN: Five train routes service Seattle’s King Street Station, just south of downtown. Sound Transit’s Sounder commuter train spans from Everett, north of Seattle, to Lakewood, south of Tacoma. Amtrak has three routes: Coast Starlight travels between Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles; Amtrak Cascades travels between Vancouver, BC, Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Salem, and Eugene; and the Empire Builder travels between Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Spokane, Portland, and Seattle. Rocky Mountaineer offers a high-end travel option between Seattle, Vancouver, BC, and the Canadian Rockies.
TAXIS, LIMOS, TOWN CARS, AND RIDE SHARING
At SEA Airport, taxis and ride-sharing companies are available on the third floor of the parking garage. One-way rides between the airport and downtown range from $40-$55. To arrange for a limo, town car or taxi ride, use any of the travelers’ information boards in baggage claim or visit the ground transportation information booth on the third floor of the parking garage. Contact our concierge team at the Seattle Visitor Center for referrals for specific transportation companies based on your personal travel needs.
SEATTLE CENTER MONORAIL
The iconic Seattle Center Monorail travels between Westlake Center in downtown and the Seattle Center at the base of Queen Anne hill. Regular operating hours are between 7:30am and 11pm on Monday-Friday, and from 8:30am to 11pm on Saturday & Sunday. Trains depart every 10 minutes, and the trip takes only 2 minutes each way. One-way fare for adults is $3.00. Schedules, information, and FAQs are on the Seattle Center Monorail website.
Fare: $3.00 (one way; ORCA cards accepted)
Sound Transit’s Link light rail makes trips from Angle Lake Station to the Northgate through downtown Seattle with 16 stops along the way, including downtown Seattle and SEA Airport. Trains arrive every 8 to 15 minutes, depending on the time of day, and take about 40 minutes to travel between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Westlake Station in downtown Seattle.
Mon-Sat, 5:00am–1:43am (last northbound train from the airport Westlake Station departs at 11:44pm)
Sun, 6:00am–12:34am (last northbound train from the airport to Westlake Station departs at 11:14pm)
Adult Fare: $2.25–$3.50; - soundtransit.org
RENTAL CARS & CAR SHARING
All car rental companies providing service at SEA Airport are located in the off-site car-rental facility. Dedicated shuttle buses run 24/7 to pick up passengers outside baggage claim at the north and south ends of the main terminal. If you prefer to enjoy the city using public transit when first arriving, car rentals are available at multiple downtown Seattle locations. Ask our Seattle Visitor Center team for referrals or assistance.
SHUTTLES & COURTESY VEHICLES
Ride-share, door-to-door vans, and airport shuttle services are available to passengers at the Ground Transportation Plaza on the third floor in the SEA Airport parking garage. Premier Airport Shuttle Seattle offers shared and private shuttle service starting from $33 per person to Downtown Seattle hotels and also offers regularly scheduled Seattle cruise ship transfers. Hotel courtesy shuttles pick up and drop off passengers on the 3rd floor of the airport parking garage at Islands 1 & 2.
Paid street parking and parking garages, both covered and outdoor, provide visitors with ample options when driving into downtown. Paid street parking is in effect Monday-Saturday and is generally limited to 2, 4, or 10 hour (all-day) increments. Learn more about paid street parking here.
You can find convenient and affordable parking garages at downtownseattle.org/parking or through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservations app. With SpotHero, search for daily, weekly, or monthly parking facilities and enjoy the convenience of booking a parking spot at your destination ahead of time, ensuring you have a space when you arrive.
PARKING & VALET PARKING
Hotel main entrance & parking garage are located at 1901 Westlake Avenue. Overnight rates include in/out privileges.
GETTING AROUND TOWN
The hotel is perfectly positioned downtown. Central Seattle—including downtown, Belltown, Seattle Center, South Lake Union, the waterfront, and Pioneer Square—is fairly compact and walkable.
TOP THINGS TO DO IN SEATTLE, WA:
BEST FOOD IN TOWN
If you want a taste of the Pacific Northwest as recommended by locals themselves, well, you’re in the right place. Click here to access Visit Seattle's article on navigating Seattle's Food and Drink Scene Like a Local.
FOOD AND DRINK TOURS
No doubt about it that Washington is beer country.
For a taste of Seattle, join one of the many food tours, a guided eating excursion:
SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP
Are you a fashionista, a boutique connoisseur, bargain hunter or a souvenir collector? Then Seattle’s shopping scene is for you!.
Click here to view local offerings.
Questions or suggestions about Convention? Contact Jennifer Hardwick by email at [email protected] or by phone (703) 779-0440, ext. 3003.