Seattle is a vibrant urban landscape full of amazing sites and breathtaking scenery. The city, surrounded the lovely Puget Sound, makes the most of its nautical setting with spectacular seafood, water activities and beautiful marinas. The list of incredible experiences in Seattle is pretty long, but here is a start. Read on to learn about the ten must see and do attractions in Seattle.
Must See and Do Attractions in Seattle
Go to the Next Level at the Space Needle
The Space Needle is arguably the most recognized icon in Seattle. Guests can take incredible selfies on the outdoor deck or glass benches located on sky risers. Stop in The Loupe Lounge for a cocktail while sitting on a revolving glass floor. From the top, guests will enjoy fantastic views of the Cascade Mountains, Elliott Bay and Mount Rainer.
Shop at the Iconic Pike Place Market
A Seattle institution, Pike Place Market is a wonderful place to dine, shop and spend a day. On any day, you can see street performers and local artisans selling their goods. At City Fish, you can purchase the best in local seafood. Grab a latte at the original Starbucks café before taking in all the sights and sounds of the market. In 2017, a new addition was added to the market with great views of Elliott Bay from an open air plaza.
Cruise Puget Sound
A visit to the Seattle area would not be complete without a ride on the Washington State Ferries. Take one of these Puget Sound journeys and have the Pacific Northwest ultimate experience. From the bow of any boat, you will get the awesome views of Seattle, Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, and other nearby communities.
Study One of the Largest Air and Space Collection in the Country
The Museum of Flight is an aviation buff’s dream. Premium Experiences can be scheduled that offer special, customized group tours of the facility. The experiences include access to cockpits and cabins, rare artifacts, and other special events.
Site See from the Seattle Great Wheel
Although a new addition to the city, the Seattle Great Wheel has already become a fixture of the famous skyline. From its location on Pier 57, the wheel offers a whole new perspective with sightseeing. Guests can even arrange a private four course dining experience on the Seattle Great Wheel too!
Get the Ultimate Seattle View
The view of Seattle from the Queen Anne spot at Kerry Park is to die for. From this viewpoint, you can see the quintessential Seattle views of Mount Rainier, Elliott Bay, the downtown skyscrapers, and of course- the beloved Space Needle.
Chill Out in Downtown Seattle
Pioneer Square, in downtown, has many hidden little gems. Beneath the Streets offers historical tours of the area’s underground passageways. The neighborhood is full of trendy shops and spectacular restaurants like Il Terrazzo Carmine. Visitors will be delighted walking and exploring the beautiful Waterfall Garden Park.
Visit the Glasshouse
The Chihuly Garden and Glass is a unique experience. The museum features the work of local glassblower Dale Chihuly. This unique, visually stunning setting contains eight galleries surrounded by lovely gardens. The highlight is the Glasshouse, a 100 foot long sculpture colored in shades of red, orange, amber and yellow.
Experience The Boeing Gallery
In nearby Mukilteo, have a bucket list experience at the Future of Flight Aviation Center. At the center guests can tour a working Boeing factory and learn about aviation advancements. The Above and Beyond exhibit features many immersive simulations, historical touchstones, future visionary concepts, and much more.
Learn About Marine Life at Pier 59
At the Seattle Aquarium, guests can learn all about the marine creatures that inhibit the Pacific Northwest. Guests can watch sharks swim overhead at the underwater dome, and watch divers feed fish, and visit the new Coral Nursery, plus much more. The Seattle Aquarium is open with limited attendance timed ticked reservations daily from 9:30 AM to 6 PM.
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