Walking Tours in Seattle
The 1970s saw the official establishment of eight historical districts in Seattle, beginning an entirely new way to explore the city. Each neighborhood has its own distinctive style, as well as a variety of activities and shopping. Tour the Historical Districts before embarking on your own personalized walking tour.
For a walk through a snapshot in time, try historical Columbia City or Ballard Avenue for unusual shops and boutiques. Fort Lawton, founded upon what was originally Seattle’s Magnolia bluff, is an idyllic place to connect with the beauty and nature of historic Seattle. For those that enjoy looking at historical and unique architecture, tour the sites of the Harvard-Belmont residential area or the International District, which focuses on the diversity of the Asian American community. Pike Place Market, the oldest continuously operating public market in the country, is the most prestigious and perhaps most unique neighborhood of Seattle. Called the “soul of Seattle,” various wonders can be seen, including a fish market where employees launch their product at each other.
Walking in Seattle
Seattle Free Walking Tours
The Market Experience tour focuses solely on the Pike Place Market. Famous for its cornucopia of food and fun, sample delicious food as well as historical anecdotes. Home to the oldest Starbucks, visit Rachel the Pig for a s
ouvenir photo. Bring your chewing gum to the infamous Gum Wall, an
essential stop along your journey. While it was just cleaned in late 2015 for the first time in 20 years, it didn’t stay clean for long.
Seattle 101 is the original walking tour of Seattle. Take a walk through history as you explore Pioneer Square, Seattle’s oldest part of town. While touring the pier with its mountain views and city skyline, you will make a stop for classically made seafood at Ivar’s Fish Bar. Not only will you gain a knowledge of the history of Seattle, but discover its hidden gems as well from local tour guides. What better way to learn about the city of Seattle than first hand?
Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour
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