4/5 - Good
Verified travelerOct 17, 2019
Loved the food, and a very walkable place. Scenic! Easy transportation to/from the airport to the downtown area. Rain does not bother me, so that is not an issue for us.
Seattle is known for a unique lifestyle of laid-back coffee shops, pleasant waterfront relaxation and endless opportunities for outdoor activities. Explore the iconic downtown marketplace and cultural highlights. Visit distinct neighborhoods and venture beyond the city for amazing natural attractions.
Read the book Fish! about business success and employee morale at the Pike Place Fish Market. During the day see employees tossing fish as they fill orders. Nearby is the amazing but rather disgusting Gum Wall. Stop at the market’s many other shops for souvenirs and dining. The original Starbucks store is a popular attraction.
Walk the short distance to the Seattle Waterfront area for shopping, dining and attractions along several piers. Visit the touch pool at the Seattle Aquarium and ask questions of divers swimming among sea creatures in the giant tank. Enclosed gondolas on the Great Wheel provide comfortable rides year-round. Take a harbor cruise and gaze back at the city’s pretty skyline.
Wander along the downtown streets to tour the oddly shaped Central Public Library and the Seattle Art Museum. In the evening the Seattle Symphony performs across the street at Benaroya Hall.
Take the short overhead monorail to the Seattle Center and rise 520 feet (160 meters) in the Space Needle for 360-degree views encompassing Puget Sound, Mount Rainier and the entire Seattle area. At the base of the tower are several museums. The Experience Music Project features an eclectic collection ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Star Trek inside a Frank Gehry-designed building. See amazing artworks created from colorful glass in the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center offers inspiration for global innovation and aid.
Seattle’s Chinatown-International District is walkable from downtown. Visit great Asian restaurants and shops. Attend professional football or soccer at nearby CenturyLink Field and baseball at Safeco Field.
Gaze at Mount Rainier from many vantage points across the city or drive 2 hours from Seattle for a close-up view of this impressive snow-covered active volcano.
Shopping, Museums and Theaters
Seattle’s skyline is instantly recognizable when you see this soaring slender structure, built as a showpiece for the 1962 World’s Fair.
Climb the steps from the waterfront to discover Seattle’s fresh food hub, the oldest farmers’ market in the U.S.
Thanks to its wood paneling, ancient fir tables and locally produced food, this conference center lets you experience the beauty of Seattle even when you’re inside.
Walk around the campus of University of Washington, a top university in Seattle. Discover the top-notch restaurants and acclaimed theater scene in this walkable area.
A product of the 1962 World Fair, this cultural precinct is where sports, theater, film and fine dining come together in Seattle.
From tiny poison dart frogs to majestic lions, this award-winning zoo in Seattle gives you the opportunity to walk among the world’s most fascinating wildlife.
Seattle CityPASS® tickets include prepaid admission to Seattle’s top attractions at signifcant savings off the price of the same tickets purchased separately. CityPASS tickets are valid for nine consecutive days, beginning with the first day of use.
Experience 2 of Seattle’s most iconic landmarks with combo tickets to the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass. The Space Needle has been transformed recently with a truly one-of-a-kind, multi-level observation deck, and Chihuly Garden and Glass attracts art lovers from around the world thanks to its spectactular glass creations.
Get the inside scoop on where Seattle's best chefs get the ingredients to prepare their spectacular dishes. Follow a chef through the city's world-famous Pike Place Market and interact with artisan vendors who offer some of the world's freshest, most flavorful seafood and produce.
Hands-on experiences, iconic artifact displays, and in-depth exhibitions dedicated to the past, the present, and the supremely cool moments of pop culture make Museum of Pop Culture a destination unlike any other.
Immerse yourself in the animal kingdom at Woodland Park Zoo, the 92-acre (37-ha) home to more than 1,100 animals and 300 species. The divided bioclimatic zones allow you to visit greater one-horned rhinos, African giraffes, and Asian small-clawed otters—among the newest residents.
Recommended starting location to start Zombie Scavengers. This is where you will begin your hunt to survive the zombie apocalypse. (Please start outside)
Verified travelerOct 15, 2019
Seattle is great, but for the price there are way better and more charming hotels. Nothing wrong with the hotel just not that memorable
Who said you couldn’t plan a whole vacation around coffee?
If the weather in Seattle turns cloudy and you’re wondering what to do when it rains, fear not. Seattleites don’t let a rainy day ruin their plans, and neither should you.
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