Seattle Travel Guide
WHAT TO SEE AND WHAT TO DO IN Seattle
Space Needle, Mount Rainier, Pike Place Market, hval-safari, Olympic Sculpture Park, Mount Si, Museum of Flights are only a few of things to see and experience in Nashville. We have selected the best tours and activities for you in this Seattle Travel Guide and you will find our recommendations. We have researched and picked out the best way for you to plan and book, and verified the booking providers – easy, safe and on the GO!
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Seattle City Tour
Seattle is famous for its bustling waterfront, history and many green parks and areas. This tour is ideal for first-time visitors, providing an overview of top attractions and Seattle highlights. You will be driven by private mini-bus, with a small group and private guide. Book tickets here and choose from several start times during the day
Pike Market Tour
Experience culture and local food at Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market. Enjoy many different food tastings on this walking tour through the historic market. Book tickets here for the Pike Market tour
Try the newly renovated Space Needle with the world’s only rotating glass floors. Here you can admire the view of the tower and Seattle from above. You can also enjoy food, snacks and drinks from the cafe, Atmos Café, located on the upper observation level. Buy tickets to the Space Needle here
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Our special tip: Museum of Flight
Enjoy the wonders of flying history in one of Seattle’s most spectacular locations. This large campus features over 160 air- and spacecrafts, the original Boeing Aircraft factory, flight simulators and many fun, interactive exhibits and family activities. From the world’s oldest fighter jet to the supersonic Concorde, the only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer and the beautiful Boeing 787 Dreamliner. See these machines and experience the stories of those who flew them. The unique exhibition shows the dramatic development of large aircraft in an open-air gallery with a café and playground. Relax at the cafe terrace with spectacular views of Mount Rainer. Buy tickets to the Museum of Flight here
Save time and money with the Seattle CityPASS, which gives you access to all the top attractions. You can e.g. visit the Space Needle, Aquarium Woodland Park Zoo, Chihuly Garden and Glass or other attractions. Valid for 9 days from first use, full refund up to 24 hours before. Buy the Seattle City PASS here
RECOMMENDED TOURS AND ACTIVITIES
Where is Seattle located?
Seattle is the largest city in Washington state in the northwestern part of the United States, close to the Canadian border.
What’s the population in Seattle?
737,000 inhabitants in the city itself and apx 3.5 million residents of the surrounding Seattle area
What is Seattle famous for?
Seattle is known for Seahawks football team, Space Needle, Pike Place Market, MoPop, Puget Sound, hash festivals, grunge music and the coffee culture. In addition, world-renowned companies such as Starbucks, Boeing, Amazon and Microsoft. And everyone remembers the movie “Sleepless in Seattle”
Seattle – also called Emerald City
Seattle is located about 100 miles south of the Canadian border on the west coast of the United States. It is a beautiful and lush city located between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. There are many park areas and the city is surrounded by mountains and forests.
No matter where you are in Seattle, the water is never far away. Puget Sound lies to the west, Lake Washington to the east, and to the north is Lake Union, whose eye-catching floating houseboats were made famous in the movie “Sleepless in Seattle.”
Seattle is commonly known for its cloudy weather. But when the sun comes out, the spectacular beauty of water, forests and distant mountains combine to make Seattle one of the most stunning cities in the United States.
Classic architecture, green public squares and wide streets make exploring downtown Seattle a fun experience. See some of Seattle’s oldest buildings in Pioneer Square or experience stunning views of the city in the Smith Tower on the 35th floor observation deck.
A distinctive feature of downtown is the Seattle waterfront, which is famous for dining and seafood restaurants. Many ferries depart regularly, so hop aboard for a unique view of the city. Container ships and cruise ships also share these waterways, and the bustling port is a constant reminder of Seattle’s maritime heritage.
Seattle has been home to many world-famous bands, and there are plenty of opportunities to experience live music. You can also find a variety of bars and nightclubs that party into the early hours.
Seattle Center is home to the Pacific Science Center and the popular International Fountain. Seattle’s most famous landmark, the Space Needle, is also located here. From the 160 meter high observation deck you have a fantastic view of the city. If the weather is clear you can see all the way to Mount Rainier, which on a clear day can be seen from all parts of the city.
At the lively Pike Place Market you can taste and buy the freshest fish from the north Pacific Ocean. In addition, you can have a chat with local producers who harvest and sell their goods. The market has many bars, restaurants and souvenir shops. Near the market you will also find America’s first Starbucks store.
North of Seattle is the popular Woodland Park Zoo. It is home to more than a thousand animals and birds ranging from the African savannah to tropical forests.
Located at Boeing Field, about a 15-minute drive from downtown, is the Seattle Museum of Flights. This amazing museum displays airplanes and spacecrafts from the very first airplanes to very modern jets.
To experience the most famous view of Seattle, head over to Kerry Park on the south side of Queen Anne Hill. The park is not far from Seattle Center and is the perfect place to see the famous Space Needle in all its glory. Especially when the sun goes down.
Seattle is surrounded by mountains, nature, and beaches
Mount Rainier National Park has hundreds of miles of hiking trails which lead through a variety of landscapes. The ancient Grove of Patriarchs is home to giant trees up to 1000 years old. The raised boardwalk makes it one of the easiest walks in the park. If you don’t feel like walking, there are several scenic drives, including one that circles the mountain itself.
Olympic National Park is just a few hours’ drive west of Seattle. Here, the beautiful Hoh Rainforest is like entering another world, where moss and lichen grow on every surface
Alki Beach in West Seattle is a great place to enjoy the warmer weather. On sunny days, locals enjoy the long beach, relaxed parkland, and spectacular views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.
Ruby Beach is located west of Seattle and is probably Washington State’s most scenic beach.
Whether you’re exploring nature or the city, what makes Seattle so special is the incredible variety of experiences and fun you’ll find in and around this amazing city.
Enjoy your trip to Seattle!