Chihuly Garden and Glass
305 Harrison St.
A spacious museum and garden featuring the brightly colored and boldly sized works of Seattle's local boy, Dale Chihuly.
The Children's Museum
305 Harrison St.
Hands-on exhibits let kids explore across
the globe and across time.
Music Project/Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame
325 Fifth Ave. N.
The two museums share joint admission. The interactive EMP celebrates music of all genres, from rock to hip-hop, country, punk and gospel. Next door, the Science Fiction Museum is chock full of other-world memorabilia.
9404 E. Marginal Way S.
Largest aviation museum on the west coast.
View Museum of Flight photos in GAYOT's photo gallery
1300 First Avenue
The newly renovated and expanded museum boasts four floors of modern and contemporary art, Northwest art, European and early American art, and more.
Asian Art Museum
1400 E. Prospect St.
Hosts excellent permanent and temporary exhibitions of modern and traditional Asian art.
Luke Asian Museum
719 S. King St.
Recently relocated to an expanded and state-of-the-art modern facility housed in a turn-of-the-century building, the revamped museum spotlights Asian American history, culture and art.
Offers a number of tours, from short circuits
around Puget Sound to longer trips that take
you through the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks,
a fun journey that moves you between the saltwater
sound and the freshwater of inland lakes.
King County Water Taxi
801 Alaskan Way
A quick 12-minute ride from bustling downtown to the calm, beachside community of Alki.
Olympic Sculpture Park
2901 Western Avenue
A gorgeous nine-acre park adorned with monolithic sculptures by seminal 20th century artists.
Shows you the original storefronts that were
at street level before most of the town was
destroyed in the fire of 1889.
Ferries leave from Pier 52, taking both passengers
and cars to numerous destinations. You might
do the half-hour trip to Bainbridge Island
and stroll around the historic town of Winslow.
211 W. Highland Dr.
One of the best views of the city, showcasing the Space Needle front and center.
Gold Rush National Historic Park
319 Second Avenue South
Corner of Jackson St. & 2nd Ave S.
A museum recounting the days when pioneers
came through here on their way to the Yukon.
305 Harrison Street
A lasting legacy of the 1962 World's Fair.
Public Library's Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave.
An unusual structure inside and out designed
by renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas.
Free one-hour tours are offered several times
a day, starting at the third-floor welcome
400 Broad St.
The city's landmark 605-foot tower. Ride to
the observation deck at 520 feet for 360-degree
views stretching across Puget Sound to the
Olympic Mountains on the peninsula to the
west and the Cascade Range to the east.
Bay Book Co.
1521 Tenth Avenue
This noted bookseller continues to draws the literary crowd to its many readings by authors, even after its move from historic Pioneer Square to hip Capitol Hill.
Nordstrom Downtown Seattle
500 Pine St.
The flagship location of the fashionable department store offers a high-end shopping experience with personal shoppers, exquisite service, and its own cocktail bar.
88 Pike Street
Pike Place Market is a festive bazaar
briming with color and action and stretching
beyond the true market between First Avenue and
Pike Street along Pike Place to encompass
all of the additional shops and vendors between
Union and Virginia streets and north to Western Avenue.
Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room
1124 Pike Street
The international coffee chain's posh showroom, roastery, and ode to all things coffee. Learn about bean origins, watch the roasting process happening before you and taste your way through some of the world's most expensive coffees — or just grab a cup and enjoy the smells and dramatic space.
600 5th Ave. S.
A modern superstore in the International District
with foods and goods that you may never have
Everett Plant, Hwy. 526
Visitors can view airplanes in various stages
of flight test and manufacture for airline
customers around the world. Tours run Monday through Friday.
200 Second Ave. N.
Includes a science and educational museum,
IMAX theater, planetarium, and science exhibits.
Located under the Space Needle.
Waterfront Park, Pier 59
Offers a close-up look at some of the creatures
living in Puget Sound from its underwater
dome room. Among the exhibits you will see
river otters and a salmon stream.
2200 Second Ave.
A good place to catch some rock-pop music.
2033 Sixth Ave.
A popular local club.
1426 First Ave.
A live music venue.
216 Union St.
A jazz club directly downstairs from Wild
County Visitor Information
Washington State Trade & Convention Center
8th Ave. & Pike St.
more information, visit the Seattle Convention
& Visitors Bureau
official website or call 206-461-5840