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What to See & Do in Seattle

Get the highlights of important attractions and resources for your trip to Seattle.

 

MUSEUMS

Chihuly Garden and Glass
305 Harrison St.
206-753-4940

A spacious museum and garden featuring the brightly colored and boldly sized works of Seattle's local boy, Dale Chihuly.

The Children's Museum
Seattle Center
305 Harrison St.
206-441-1768

Hands-on exhibits let kids explore across the globe and across time.

The EMP Building is made up of over 21,000 aluminum and stainless steel shingles and 280 steel ribs

Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame
Seattle Center
325 Fifth Ave. N.
206-770-2700


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.

Museum of Flight
9404 E. Marginal Way S.
206-764-5700

Largest aviation museum on the west coast.

View Museum of Flight photos in GAYOT's photo gallery

Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Avenue
206-654-3100

The newly renovated and expanded museum boasts four floors of modern and contemporary art, Northwest art, European and early American art, and more.

Seattle Asian Art Museum
Volunteer Park
1400 E. Prospect St.
206-654-3100

Hosts excellent permanent and temporary exhibitions of modern and traditional Asian art.

Wing Luke Asian Museum
International District
719 S. King St.
206-623-5124

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.

EXCURSIONS

Argosy Cruises
206-623-1445

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
206-477-3979

A quick 12-minute ride from bustling downtown to the calm, beachside community of Alki.

Olympic Sculpture Park
2901 Western Avenue
206-654-3100

A gorgeous nine-acre park adorned with monolithic sculptures by seminal 20th century artists.

Underground Tour
206-682-4646

Shows you the original storefronts that were at street level before most of the town was destroyed in the fire of 1889.

Washington State Ferries
1-800-843-3779

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.

SIGHTSEEING

Kerry Park
211 W. Highland Dr.

One of the best views of the city, showcasing the Space Needle front and center.

Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park
319 Second Avenue South
Corner of Jackson St.  & 2nd Ave S.
206-220-4240


A museum recounting the days when pioneers came through here on their way to the Yukon.

Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
206-684-7200

A lasting legacy of the 1962 World's Fair.

Seattle Public Library's Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave.
206-386-4636

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 desk.

Central Library in Seattle, WA

Space Needle
Seattle Center
400 Broad St.
206-905-2100

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.

SHOPPING

Elliott Bay Book Co.
Capitol Hill
1521 Tenth Avenue
206-624-6600

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.
206-628-2111

The flagship location of the fashionable department store offers a high-end shopping experience with personal shoppers, exquisite service, and its own cocktail bar.

Pike Place Market
88 Pike Street
206-682-7453

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
206-624-0173

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.

Uwajimaya
International District
600 5th Ave. S.
206-624-6248

A modern superstore in the International District with foods and goods that you may never have seen elsewhere.

SCIENCE

The Boeing Co.
Everett Plant, Hwy. 526
Everett, WA
800-464-1476
www.boeing.com
Visitors can view airplanes in various stages of flight test and manufacture for airline customers around the world. Tours run Monday through Friday.

Pacific Science Center
200 Second Ave. N.
206-443-2001
www.pacsci.org
Includes a science and educational museum, IMAX theater, planetarium, and science exhibits. Located under the Space Needle.

The Seattle Aquarium
Waterfront Park, Pier 59
206-386-4320
www.seattleaquarium.org
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.

NIGHTLIFE

Crocodile Café
2200 Second Ave.
206-441-4618

A good place to catch some rock-pop music.

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
2033 Sixth Ave.
206-441-9729

A popular local club.

Showbox Music Club
1426 First Ave.
206-628-3151

A live music venue.

The Triple Door
216 Union St.
206-838-4333

A jazz club directly downstairs from Wild Ginger restaurant.

RESOURCES

CityPass
800-330-5008


Provides admission to a half dozen popular attractions at no additional cost; it's available at attractions, including the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center and IMAX Theater, Seattle Art Museum and The Seattle Aquarium.

Metro Transit
206-553-3000

Seattle-King County Visitor Information
Washington State Trade & Convention Center
8th Ave. & Pike St.
206-461-5840

For more information, visit the Seattle Convention & Visitors Bureau official website or call 206-461-5840


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