Seattle Things to Do

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Most Viewed Things to Do in Seattle

  • 1. Space Needle

    4 out of 5 stars

    One of the first places we wanted to see in Seattle was the "Space Needle", of course. When I think of Seattle, the Space Needle immediately comes to mind and as it has been the symbol of Seattle...

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  • 2. Pike Place Market

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The book said that it was one of Seattle highlights, so we had to go there. Maybe it is something odd for the American way of life, but I must confess that I found no distinctive details comparing...

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  • 3. Pioneer Square

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    One of the most interesting and off-beat things to do in Pioneer Square is to take Bill Speidel's "Underground Tour." We had read about this tour before coming to Seattle and were determined not to...

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  • 4. Experience Music Project - EMP

    4 out of 5 stars

    I'm not sure what to do with this one. It's definitely for die-hard popular music fans and not for the casual listener as there aren't as many exhibits of memorabilia and such that might appeal to the...

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  • 5. Ballard Locks

    It interesting to see the locks, the fish ladder and the garden. Be mindful where you stand so that you are not in the way when they open the gates. It is best not to do a city tour because they do...

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  • 6. Downtown Seattle

    I travelled to Seattle in October 2014. It was my first overseas trip my plan was to just visit Canada but when I found that Seattle was only a few short hours away I added that in to my trip and glad...

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  • 7. Fremont District

    4 out of 5 stars

    Although Fremont started out as an independent city, it has been part of Seattle since 1891; however, I'm not sure that people there got the notice! There definitely is something special about that...

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  • 8. Museum Of Flight

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This tip has to do with the "main campus" of the museum of flight. There are actually several other locations operated by the Museum of Flight, but this facility is the location most people think of...

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  • 9. Tulip Fields

    While it is an hour north of Seattle, and therefore not in Seattle proper, the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April is an impressive and colorful display, and comes with a wide variety of...

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  • 10. Boeing Factory

    We start our visit at the Future of Flight showcases the Boeing Company and the various jetliners it manufactures – the 747, 767 and 777. Comparisons between the original jetliners and the newest...

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  • 11. Aquarium

    NOTE: Pets and baloons are not allowed into the Seattle aquarium. Tickets are not valid for re-admission after you have left the building. Half of the Seattle Aquarium is located inside an extremely...

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  • 12. Seattle Center

    4 out of 5 stars

    Born in Tacoma in 1941 and with art installations in various parts of the globe (some temporary and others permanent), Dale Chihuly is perhaps the most famous of artists living in Seattle today. His...

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  • 13. Fremont Troll

    4 out of 5 stars

    This has long been one of Seattle's secret places that we hoped no one would discover. Alas, if it's in the Virtual Tourist list, it is now out in that dreaded public domain. No matter, if it has been...

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  • 14. Whale Watching

    I grabbed an end-of-season ticket (late September) on the Victoria Clipper's Whale Watching trip. I had wanted to see the whales that are resident in the Puget Sound and San Juan Island region at some...

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  • 15. International District

    The International District is one of the many places in Seattle that is very interesting and very diversed. Just bear in mind that Seattle is one of the cities in the United States where 59 languages...

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  • 16. Argosy Cruise

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    There are several different boat trip companies operating in Seattle, but by far the largest is Argosy Cruises. They operate boats originating at the Seattle waterfront and several other locations...

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  • 17. Mount Rainier

    the Biggest and most Majestic Peak of the Cascades Mountain range, Mount Rainer is fairly visible from Seattle but it is about 80 miles far in the Town of Ashford. It is right in the Middle of the The...

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  • 18. Lighthouses

    The Lighthouse at the Lime Kiln State Park on San Juan Island [Friday Harbor] is mesmerizing. Not to forget the Whale watching point nearby. You can almost always spot some orcas there. Beautiful and...

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  • 19. Lake Washington

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The first week of August in Seattle has the highest probability in the year for decent weather. These days are also the time when the Seafair community celebration peaks with hydroplane boat races and...

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  • 20. Olympic Sculpture Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Those driving next to Seattle's waterfront on busy Alaskan Way and passing under a pedestrian bridge probably wonder what the vastly oversized typwriter eraser is doing in the middle of Seattle's...

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  • 21. Olympic Peninsula

    Once again, if you are visiting Seattle, you might as well drive because the views are absolutely spectacular! There is about 100 million acres of forest at the Olympic Peninsula that is protected by...

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  • 22. Discovery Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    From the Visitor's center enter the loop trail going counter clockwise. Head toward the North Meadow and the entry to the North Beach Trail (these will be marked on your map). Once you have made your...

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  • 23. Alki Point

    Here is a place that I've wanted to visit for a long time but just never did. The Nordic Heritage Museum is a three story old brick building that documents the immigrants of the scandanavian countries...

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  • 24. Gas Works Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    One thing that you can appreciate in the City of Seattle are the arts and crafts! It's the one of the cities in the United States that value arts. Everywhere you go, there is an art or anything of...

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  • 25. Starbucks

    4 out of 5 stars

    Speaking of successful ventures, it's hard to believe that the mega coffee company Starbucks started out as a small coffee store located at the heart of Pike Place Market. The first store actually...

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