Seattle – known for its beautiful greenery all year round and home to some of the country’s top Fortune 500 companies – Amazon, Microsoft, and Starbucks. See below for places you must visit while in Emerald City.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
This museum is like none other. The Chihuly Garden and Glass consists of an amazing Glasshouse, cool exhibits and galleries, a Glass Garden, and a theater. All of the artwork are from Dale Chihuly, a Tacoma native and well-known glass artist.LEARN MORE
The Space Needle – one of Seattle’s most well-known landmarks. It’s an observation tower with 360 degree breath-taking views of downtown Seattle, Mount Rainier, Puget Sound, and the Cascades and Olympic mountain ranges.LEARN MORE
Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market is a farmers’ market enthusiast’s dream! There’s so much to shop for from fresh produce, fish and meats to jewelry, clothing accessories, body care and so much more. Once you’ve finished exploring the framers and crafts market, be sure to stop by one of its many restaurants. You’ll have plenty of options to choose from – American and international cuisines, fine dining, and casual spots.LEARN MORE
The Seattle Waterfront is full of great places to shop, eat, and have fun! Some cool places to visit while on the waterfront are Wings Over Washington, Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, and the Seattle Great Wheel.LEARN MORE
Soar the Seattle Skies
Experience Seattle from high up! Check out Seattle Ballooning for a hot air balloon ride over Emerald City and Mt. Rainier. Or how about a floatplane flight with views of the Space Needle, University of Washington campus, and more with Kenmore Air. If a helicopter is more your style, then take flight with Atomic Helicopter and explore Seattle’s featured landmarks. Atomic Helicopter also offers a 40-minute flight of Snoqualmie Falls.
If you come to Seattle, one of the things you must do is whale watching. Catch a boat from downtown and sail to San Juan Islands. Click the link below to see the endless options available for whale watching activities.LEARN MORE
Pacific Science Center
See science like you’ve never seen it before. The Pacific Science Center provides experiences for all ages! Check out some of the many cool exhibits such as the Tropical Butterfly House, Science on a Sphere, and the Living Exhibits.LEARN MORE
Get your arts and culture fix at some of the amazing museums in Seattle. Some popular museums to consider visiting while exploring the city are the Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle Pinball Museum, Seattle Aquarium and Woodland Park Zoo, and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.LEARN MORE
Trails and Parks
Seattle is known for its great outdoors! Its beautiful scenery makes activities such as cycling, hiking, running, and sailing so relaxing and super fun. Check out the link above for some of the best places to explore Seattle.LEARN MORE
You name it, they got it! Find everything you need and more in Seattle’s shopping scene. Visit the Seattle Premium Outlets or The Outlet Collection | Seattle for discounted prices on high-end fashion. If you’re more of a boutique type of person, stop by the Ballard. Or take a trip downtown for the ultimate shopping experience at Pacific Place or Westlake Center.LEARN MORE