Seattle Things to Do

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Most Viewed Things to Do in Seattle

  • 1. Space Needle

    A really beautiful structure, a fast elevator, but the best pictures are taken from the ground, and the price you pay to go to the top is exaggerated for what you get there. However, even knowing...

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  • 2. Pike Place Market

    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

    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

    THE EMP MUSEUM Firstly You will be taken by the fantastic architecture of this building which houses this unbeleivable Museum. Located right beside the famous Seattle landmark of the Space Needle...

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  • 5. Downtown Seattle

    When it was built, the Space Needle was certainly the dominant feature of the Seattle skyline. However, over the past 40 years, many newer and very tall buildings have been built in Seattle. Today,...

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  • 6. 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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  • 7. 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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  • 8. Museum Of Flight

    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. Fremont District

    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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  • 11. Boeing Factory

    Seattle is synonymous with Boeing, the leading manufacturer of commercial aircraft in the world. For the aviation enthusiast, no visit to Seattle is complete without visiting Boeing. Tours of Boeing...

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  • 12. Argosy Cruise

    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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  • 13. Seattle Center

    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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  • 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. 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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  • 17. 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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  • 18. Snoqualmie Falls

    By driving, Snoqualmie Falls is about half an hour east of Seattle if traffic is good. It is an attractive waterfall, but it isn't something you can spend the entire day visiting. There is a trail...

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  • 19. Lake Washington

    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. Lighthouses

    Robinson Park is on the eastern side of the Maury Island part of Vashon Island, and marks the midway point between Tacoma and Seattle in Puget sound. The rocky beach here is good for beachcombing, and...

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  • 21. Fremont Troll

    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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  • 22. Gas Works Park

    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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  • 23. Starbucks

    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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  • 24. Cherry Blossom at UW

    In April, visit University of Washington. That is when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Go to The Quad. You can't miss it. There cherry trees were originally planted on the approach to the...

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  • 25. Safeco Field

    Safeco Field and Quest Field are the home stadiums of Seattle's major sports franchises, the MLB's Mariners and the NFL's Seahawks. Safeco Field construction began in 1997 and was completed for the...

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