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ABA Annual Convention

October 27-29, 2019 • Washington State Convention Center • Seattle, WA

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Washington Wine Tasting
Washington State is the nation’s second largest wine producer and is ranked among the world’s top wine regions. Nestled in the Sammamish River Valley, Woodinville is a small community that has become a haven for fine winemakers. With the perfect climate for wine, ideal growing conditions, quality wines, business innovation and social responsibility, Washington State is a premium wine producing region. Join us for a tour and tasting at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Novelty Hill Januik Winery and DeLille Winery. Deluxe roundtrip motor coach transportation and a box lunch are included with the registration fee. Maximum of 100 people.

  • Price: $160/person
  • Maximum of 100 people
  • Departs Sheraton Grand Seattle: 11:00 am
  • Returns to Sheraton Grand Seattle: 4:00 pm
  • Handicap and wheelchair accessible; minimal walking required

Boeing Everett Plant
The Boeing Company has transformed the Pacific Northwest into a major aeronautical hub. This fascinating tour offers an in-depth view into the many facets of the airplane industry. You will actually get to view airplanes being assembled right before your eyes including the new 777 and 787 Dreamliner.

Explore Boeing’s newest, high-tech facility the Future of Flight Aviation Center. This 73,000-square-foot center is a unique, interpretive facility designed to showcase the phenomenon of commercial jet aviation and production. Featuring hands-on exhibits, videos, graphics and interactive stations, you will have the opportunity to digitally design your own jet, try out the next generation of in-flight entertainment systems, touch the high-tech “skin” of the new Boeing 787, and learn how technology and aviation can serve to connect people and cultures across the globe. The Boeing Everett Plant Tour offers the only publicly available opportunity to tour a commercial jet assembly plant in North America.

The tour includes the plant tour, deluxe roundtrip motor coach transportation and lunch at Anthony’s Waterfront Restaurant—located in the Everett Marina Village and overlooking the largest saltwater marina in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Price: $140/person
  • Maximum of 50 people
  • Departs Sheraton Grand Seattle: 9:00 am
  • Returns to Sheraton Grand Seattle: 2:15 pm
  • Requires walking throughout the plant and is not handicap accessible

Pike Place Market Behind the Scenes and Tasting
Become a market insider on this behind-the-scenes adventure to experience the sights, sounds and flavors of this historic 100+ year old landmark. You will hear entertaining stories of the Market's rich history and culture. Meet the Market’s lively characters and hear their memorable stories. Get an insider’s look at Market vendors and meet the owners!

Enjoy many tastes and sips from the market’s famous restaurants and shops. Meet the famous Fish Mongers! See fish fly, cheese being made, and the original Starbucks store. Our tour guides are past and present members of the Pike Place Market community. These intimate friendships with Market merchants ensure you will always receive special treatment. From Iron Chef Winner Tom Douglas to world famous fish throwers, come meet our Market family.

  • Price: $100/person
  • Requires 16 people for tour to be private; maximum of 32 people
  • Departs Sheraton Grand Seattle: 1:30 pm (guests will be walking from the hotel to the market)
  • Returns to Sheraton Grand Seattle: 5:00 pm (guests will be walking from the market back to the hotel)
  • The tour is not wheelchair accessible; requires quite a bit a walking

​Activity questions? Contact Sally Birckhead for more information.