Give the Gift of Travel in 2014

Great gift ideas for 2014, travel

Big shinny gifts are quickly forgotten. It’s memories which last a lifetime.

This holiday season, give a gift they’ll cherish for years to come.

Give the gift of travel. 


Kenmore Air gift certificates can be purchased online or in person at our Seattle/Lake Union or Kenmore/Lake Washington terminals.

They can be used anytime on any of our regularly scheduled flights to 45 unique destinations, for charter flights, for scenic flight tours or for flight instruction. In addition, you can use them to buy merchandise at our terminal gift shops.

Discover Magic in the Market

2014 Magic in the Market

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Once all is said and done with the turkey, the stuffing and the friends and family visiting, the last thing you probably want to do is start decorating.

Luckily, you can get your fill of holiday cheer without diving immediately into all the craziness of hanging garlands and lights. Saturday, November 29, head to the Pike Place Market for family-friendly kickoff to the season.

Take a free photo with Santa in front of the Market clock. Decorate cookies in the Market’s new Atrium Kitchen. And, shop for gifts and stocking stuffer. Heck, make a night of it and grab dinner at one of the restaurants. (After all, who wants to do dishes?)

Festivities start at 1:00 PM, but you really want to be there at 5:00 PM. That’s when Santa will begin the countdown to the tree and market lighting. Get ready to be dazzled.  (more…)

Raincoat Free Rainy Day Activities in Seattle

Even when it's a little gray in Seattle, there are still tons of fun things to do.

Seattle, the city where nature thrives and green prevails. Here, the air is clean and crisp. The trees stand tall and full year round. And, the mountains turn the skyline into jaw-dropping vistas.


But, our Pacific Northwest wonderland also happens to be one of the wettest cities in the United States. Seattle receives roughly 38 annual inches of rain! Fortunately, it rarely comes down in massive storms. The days are often a simple gray drizzle, offering visitors and Seattleites the kind of wet that makes a raincoat and sturdy shoes perfect exploring.


But one can only be expected to wear their raincoat for so long. Luckily, Seattle offers a plethora of dry, indoor activities that inspire and delight.  (more…)

Rick Akin, Kenmore Air Mechanic

Veterans Day

For centuries, countless men and women have put their lives on the line defending our country. Their bravery has protected our freedom. Their dedication has meant our safety.


This Veterans Day, we’d like to extend a huge thank you to those who have served and are serving. We are humbled by your sacrifices.


Among our own Kenmore Air family, we’ve been privileged to have several veterans join the team, including Rick Akin.


Edible Sightseeing – 1 Day in Victoria, BC

Edible Sightseeing in Victoria BC

Most folks in the Pacific Northwest begin hibernating with the first rain flurries of fall. But, the mild climate of British Columbia’s elegant capital beckon you to stretch your legs. Simultaneously, its chefs encourage you to let out your belt a notch (or two). The combination is perfect for a food-filled day of sightseeing.

See the Hands of Time
Though Victoria is a central hub for BC’s tech crowd, echoes of its diverse history can be seen throughout the city. Preserved in the historic buildings and represented by multiple art instillations, it’s easy to see why this isolated tip of Vancouver Island is a capital worthy of its destination status.

Dotting the Inner Harbour, you’ll find 12 bronze sculptures. They mark stops along the Hands of Time walking trail. Each is a life-size depiction of hands engaged in activities from Victoria’s past: mining gold, working in the shipyard, building railways and more.

Hop onto the statue trail on Wharf Street, just above Victoria’s Inner Harbour Seaplane Terminal. Head north. Within the first three blocks, you’ll pass: “Panning for Gold,” a tribute to the Gold Rush of 1858; “Tying a Rope to a Mooring Ring,” a reference to Victoria’s nautical identity; and “Holding Binoculars,” an acknowledgement of the city’s geographical beauty.