Attractions

Pike Place Market


Address: 15313 1st Ave.
Seattle, Washington 98101-1523
www.pikeplacemarket.org

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.

 

Seattle Waterfront

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.

 

Seattle Aquarium

Address: 1483 Alaskan Way
Seattle, Washington 98101-2015
www.seattleaquarium.org

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:

Space Needle
Seattle Aquarium
Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour
Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)   OR  Woodland Park Zoo
Chihuly Garden and Glass   OR   Pacific Science Center

Click here for details and to purchase your passes!

 

Pacific Science Center 

Planetarium at the Pacific Science Center

Address: 200 Second Ave. North
Seattle, WA 98109
https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

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!

Chihuly Garden

Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit sculptures on display

Address: 305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109
https://www.chihulygardenandglass.com

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!

Museum of Pop-Culture

Guitar at the Museum of Pop Culture

Address: 325 5th Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
https://www.mopop.org

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!

Klondike Gold Rush Museum

Klondike Gold Rush Museum gold

Address: 319 2nd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
https://www.nps.gov/klse/index.htm

Situated between the Cascade and Olympic Mountain Ranges on the coast of the Puget Sound, Seattle is truly a unique city. You can enjoy the city’s cosmopolitan feel with its world-class dining and shopping or drive a short distance outside of the city for some of the most beautiful hikes in the Pacific Northwest. Read about it here!

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience

Wing Luke Museum

Address: 719 S King St,
Seattle, WA 98104
https://www.wingluke.org

The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience is also located in Seattle’s International District. Known as The Wing, the museum’s exhibits showcase the histories, experiences, and cultural legacies of Asian Americans. Their ongoing exhibits include “I am Filipino,” “Hometown Desi,” and “A Dragon Lives Here.” Click here to learn more!

Hammering Man

Wing Luke Museum

Address: 1300 1st Ave, Intersection of First Avenue and University Street,
Seattle, WA 98101-2003

Do you love giant outdoor sculptures? If so, you won’t want to miss Seattle’s famous Hammering Man, a kinetic masterpiece fronting the Seattle Art Museum less than half a mile from downtown. This 48-foot high, 26,000-pound wonder is a homage to the workers of the world, and has similar Hammering Man cousins in many other cities around the world. This unique things to do in Seattle a great way to start your trip to the Art Museum!

Olympic Sculpture Park

Olympic Sculpture Park

Address: 2901 Western Ave,
Seattle, WA 98121

http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/olympic-sculpture-park

While downtown, be sure to check out the Olympic Sculpture Park. The Olympic Sculpture Park is free and open to the public and is owned and operated by the Seattle Art Museum. The park first opened in 2007 and stretches out over 9-acres of beach along Elliot Bay. Enjoy stunning views of the bay and the mountains on the Olympic Peninsula while you walk among the park’s many sculptures.

Family Fun Centers and Bullwinkle’s Restaurant

Family Fun Centers and Bullwinkle's

Address: 7300 Fun Center Way,
Tukwila, WA 98188

https://www.fun-center.com/tukwila/

Get ready to have some fun at the Family Fun Centers & Bullwinkle’s Restaurant in Tukwila. There are many places out here that claim to offer an all-around fun experience, but few of them actually live up to the hype. At the Tukwila location of the Family Fun Centers & Bullwinkle’s Restaurant, there is fun for everyone. From an assortment of attractions to an on-site restaurant as well as specials for groups and birthday parties, it is no wonder that Family Fun Centers & Bullwinkle Restaurant is the place where people go to have fun.

Hot Tub Boats

Hot Tub Boats

Yes, hot tub boats can bring you a deep sense of relaxation akin to the one you get from a long session at a spa or a health center. The hot water in the wood tub has a great effect on your body and muscle structure, loosening the tension and stress that builds up over time. Combine that with different amenities that make the journey a truly gratifying one. But this is not another hot tub; this is a hot tub floating in the ocean. So, yes, you’re moving while you’re soaking your body. And if you’re wondering how that feels, you just wait till you’ve tried it.

San Juan Safaris

San Juan Safaris

Address: 10 Front St #102,
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

https://www.sanjuansafaris.com

If you are looking for an eco-friendly whale or orca watching adventure while you’re in the wonderful northwest, look no further than San Juan Safaris. They offer both guided boat tours and guided kayak tours for your whale watching pleasure and boast that more than 90% of their tours see whales!

Ninja Escape

Address: 3800 Aurora Ave N #270,
Seattle, WA 98103

https://escape.ninja

For an adventure like you see in the comic books and thrillers, Ninja Escape is the real deal. Seattle becomes the setting for your very own live adventure where you have to use all your special skills and brainpower to escape from a room. You only have 60 minutes to make your escape, though; otherwise, you and the whole of humanity is doomed. OK, that last part is just an exaggeration. The game is really safe, and you won’t get hurt or anything. All you need to do is look around the room you’re locked in for clues. The sooner you find those clues, the faster you get out and regain your freedom!

Hourglass Escapes

Hourglass Escapes

Address: 3131 Western Ave suite 422b,
Seattle, WA 98121

https://hourglassescapes.com

Do you love all types of games and puzzles? Want to be part of a real-life one? Make a date with Hourglass Escapes and go beyond traditional escape-room fare to an immersive puzzle-solving experience! It’s fun for dates, groups of friends, and families, and it’s a perfect activity for a rainy day.

Alki Point Lighthouse

Seattle’s position on the coast has made it important since its founding. Alki Point Lighthouse is a fully functioning navigational beacon that offers public tours. If you’d like to explore a bit of Seattle’s nautical history, check out the Alki Point Lighthouse during your Seattle vacation!

Amazon Spheres

Amazon is one of the largest companies in the world, and they make their home right here in Seattle! The Amazon Spheres are where architectural inspiration and business collide. Learn more about the Amazon Spheres and how you can take a tour here!

Argosy Cruises

Waterfront cruises are one of our favorite ways to see the sights, and Argosy Cruises provides some of the best cruise options in Seattle! Check out their cruise options and see Seattle from on the water!

Best Christmas Lights in Seattle

Our winter holiday guests will be thrilled to tour the best Christmas lights in the area; see them here!

Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island is a lovely getaway destination near Seattle which features gardens, art, and much more.

Benaroya Hall

Benaroya Hall is a famous concert hall known for it’s impressive acoustics and elegance. Attend a concert here to see for yourself!

Gas Works Park

The former home of the Seattle Gas Light Company Plant, Gas Works Park is a testament to Seattle’s ability to change with the times. Read on to learn more about this great spot in Seattle!

Green Lake

Green Lake is a natural preserve which is popular with bikers and joggers. See this beautiful area for yourself during your stay!

Mt. Rainier

At just over 14,000 feet in elevation and 59 miles southeast of Seattle, Mt. Rainier is one of the more scenic sites near the city.

Mt. St. Helens

Famous for its explosive eruption, Mt. St. Helens is an active stratovolcano that draws many visitors from around the globe to its slopes. 

New Year’s at the Space Needle

As Seattle’s most iconic landmark, a visit to the Space Needle can even make your New Year’s celebration better; learn more here!

Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square is the heart of old Seattle and a great place to visit on your vacation!

San Juan Islands

Plan a trip to the scenic San Juan Islands while you are visiting Seattle!

Seattle Center

Home to much of the city’s history and culture, a visit to the Seattle Center is sure to be a fun and enlightening experience!

Seattle Center’s Winter Festival

The Seattle Center’s Winter Festival is a five-week event with family friendly activities, concerts and much more.

Smith Tower

The 35-story Smith Tower, built in 1914 and once the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi River, is home to an observation deck, speakeasy, and much more.

Snoqualmie Falls

The 270-foot Snoqualmie Falls are a beautiful sight to see and well worth a visit during your Seattle getaway.

Scagit Valley Tulip Festival

Flowers are a universal symbol of love, and the Scagit Valley Tulip Festival celebrates the tulip like nowhere else in the Pacific Northwest!

Vashon Island

White sand beaches, pristine parks and trails, and wonderful art galleries await on Vashon Island!

Washington State Ferries

The Washington State Ferries are your ticket to the many beautiful islands surrounding Seattle.

Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo is a great zoo in the Seattle area. Click here to learn more about what you can experience at the zoo!

WildLights at Woodland Park Zoo

You and your kids will love visiting Woodland Park Zoo during the winter holidays, when they string up over 700,000 LED lights for the WildLights event!

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience

The Wing Museum features exhibits focused on Asian American history and culture. Learn more about Asian Americans throughout the years here!

Woodinville Wine Country

Woodinville Wine Country is the place to go to tour a variety of wineries in the Seattle area. Enjoy great vintages and scenic views during your visit!

Ballard Farmers Market

Open since 2000, Ballard Farmers Market is a popular place to purchase fresh produce and other goods.

Ballard Locks

The Ballard Locks is an engineering marvel that connects the Puget Sound and Lake Union.

Burke Museum

Enjoy a visit to the Burke Museum to experience an educational view into the culture and natural history of Seattle.

CenturyLink Field

Home to the Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink Field is famous for the loud and supportive crowds that attend football games here each year.

Columbia Tower Observatory

At over 900 feet tall, the Columbia Tower Observatory is the tallest observatory in the Pacific Northwest and a great spot to get a bird’s eye view of Seattle and it’s amazing sights.

Denny Party Landing Place

As the original landing spot of the founders of Seattle, the Denny Party Landing Place holds a special significance in the history of our fine city.

Discovery Park

As the largest park in Seattle, Discovery Park is the perfect place to visit for those who wish to enjoy the outdoors.

Family Fun Centers and Bullwinkle’s Restaurant

Located in Tukwila, the Family Fun Centers and Bullwinkle’s Restaurant are a great place to visit with your kids while on vacation to Seattle.

Fremont Troll

A unique art installation, the Fremont Troll is based on the legend of a troll under the bridge.

Glassbaby Studio

Glassbaby Studio is a glassblowing studio which donates money towards cancer research.

Golden Gardens Park

Covering over 88 acres in Ballard, this park incorporates hiking trails, beachfront and more into its spacious confines.

Gum Wall

This sticky tradition in Seattle is a popular spot to visit and add your own contribution.

International District

The International District is home to a number of restaurants and shops with origins from around the globe.

Jack Block Park

The beach, pier and observation tower make Jack Block Park a popular place to visit for both locals and travelers.

Jazz Alley

Fans of jazz music will want to make sure to stop by Jazz Alley during their stay in Seattle and listen to the smooth tunes played at this popular club.

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