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 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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Address: 200 Second Ave. North
Seattle, WA 98109
Experience science in a whole new way at one of Seattle’s top attractions. The Pacific Science Center offers hands-on fun, exciting live demonstrations, and live plant and animal exhibits to present science learning in a thrilling new way!
Address: 305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109
Opened in 2012 at Seattle Center, the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit has been awing guests ever since. A Washington native, Dale Chihuly was first introduced to glass as an interior design student at the University of Washington. After winning a Fulbright Fellowship, he worked and studied glass blowing in Venice, and has led the movement of glass as fine art for nearly 40 years. Chihuly was pleased to be offered the opportunity to design the Exhibition Hall, the Garden installation, and the Glasshouse in his own community—adjacent to Seattle’s iconic Space Needle. These landmarks are a can’t-miss opportunity on your next Seattle vacation!
Address: 325 5th Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
Founded in 2000 the Museum of Pop Culture offers exhibits and programs dedicated to contemporary popular culture. Seventeen of MoPOP’s captivating exhibits have toured across the United States and internationally. Covering everything from music to movies, there’s something for everyone here!