Pike Place Market
Address: 15313 1st Ave.
Seattle, Washington 98101-1523
Pike Place Market is known as the “Soul of Seattle”, and for good reason. Started in August 1907, this is America’s premier farmer’s market! However, this is no ordinary farmer’s market! Located on 9 acres of land, The Market features over 200 commercial businesses, 190 craftspeople, and over 100 farmers that rents space by the day. Street performers are there daily to entertain the masses that flock to The Market. If you are staying with Urban Oasis, then this is a must-see! With approximately 10 million visitors a year, this is one of Washington state’s most visited destinations.
Comprising the area from Pier 56, (Madison Street at the South end) to Piers 62 & 63 (roughly Pike Street on the North end) on Alaskan Way, this park is lined with lamps, benches, and high, curving railings. From either of two pink metal viewing platforms, reached both by stairs and a wheelchair-accessible ramp, you can enjoy excellent views of the city skyline, the waterfront, the ships in drydock, container cranes, the West Seattle Bridge, Magnolia Bluff, Blake Island, Bainbridge, and, on a clear day, the Olympic Mountains. Occasionally you may even see a seal. Four coin-operated telescopes on the sidewalk offer view assistance.
There are many attractions on the Waterfront, including the Seattle Aquarium, Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, The Great Seattle Wheel, Miner’s Landing and tons of dining and shopping.
Address: 1483 Alaskan Way
Seattle, Washington 98101-2015
The Seattle Aquarium was founded in 1977 and is the 7th largest aquarium in the country based on the number of visitors. The Seattle Aquarium features marine life such as the giant Pacific octopus, the Alaskan sea otter, six-gill sharks, and many more. With over 20 million visitors since its opening, the aquarium has been an attraction for people from all around! With a wide variety of displays and hands-on exhibits, there is something for everyone!
Seattle’s City Pass
Seattle’s City Pass program is a great way to see some of the area’s best attractions for one price. The pass includes admission to:
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