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Seattle Attractions

Seattle is replete with iconic symbols from the Space Needle to Pike Place Market . If you’ve never been to the Pacific Northwest Seattle is a great place to start. Things to do in Seattle WA range from the culinary to the adventurous

and everything in between. Whether your heart is set on fresh seafood visiting the original Starbucks® or kayaking you can find a way to stay busy in the Washington city. Seattle tours by land or sea are also available to help you cover more ground in less time than exploring on your own will allow.

Areas & Neighborhoods

Seattle is more than its notable skyline and stereotype as a rainy destination. In fact the Emerald City is brimming with art culture and lots of food. Whether you are interested in some of the best seafood in the country or soak in the independent spirit of local shops there is a neighborhood aiming to please.

Downtown — The downtown district holds the key to seeing many of the best things to do in Seattle Washington. This hip crowded district has tons of fresh food art and culture. Watch fish being thrown at the famous fish market or buy some artisan cheese and flowers from a local vendor.

Fremont — Set aside time for a trek to Fremont to take a look at the public art installations including and the famous troll under the Aurora Bridge.

Capitol Hill — Anyone with a heart for vintage will want to put Capitol Hill on their itineraries. In this Seattle district independent clothing stores and eateries abound .

Chinatown — The Chinatown International District is not only historic but also host to a huge amount of culture and food. Grab some of the best dim sum in the region and take a peek at the fortune cookie factory.

What to See in Seattle

If you want to enjoy panoramic views of Seattle you are spoiled for choice. Take a trip to the top of the Space Needle to get an unparalleled view of the city via the observation deck or give the Columbia Tower’s observation deck a chance. Don’t miss the hat and boots art installation in Oxbow Park and make time for important historical sites like the Museum of History and Industry and the Log House Museum.

Things to Do Landmarks & Attractions

It’s not hard to find fun things to do in Seattle any time of year. You can get up close and personal with creatures at the Seattle Aquarium and the Seattle Great Wheel is a must-see attraction for anyone with a love of heights and amusement rides. Tons of restaurants the open-air Pike Place Market and Seattle Art Museum are all begging for you to visit. You’ll also find the first Starbucks® downtown where you can get a taste of the place where it all began under the original sign. Fine dining in Seattle is also a treat; if you’re into do-it-yourself go to the Fremont Sunday Market to pick up some fresh ingredients. Downtown Seattle is just a 30-minute drive from Woodinville WA which is the wine capital of the state. If a trip to a world-class winery brewery or distillery has a place on your ideal itinerary consider a day trip to Woodinville.


Where to stay in Seattle

Downtown Seattle

The heart of this North American city is famous as the home of the original Starbucks, the lively Pike Place Market and breathtakingly beautiful surroundings.



The lively culture of city life meets the quietness of lakeside parks in this scenic and green community.



Create your own souvenirs, savor herb-infused spirits and explore the famous Woodinville Wine District in this craft-focused city.


Capitol Hill

Experience the leafy green parks, world-class art gallery and electric nightlife of this up-and-coming Seattle neighborhood.


South Lake Union

One of Seattle’s most scenic neighborhoods, this district houses fascinating museums along the tree-lined banks of its beautiful lake.

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University District

As you stroll through the collection of urban shopping and historic homes, mix in with students rushing between classes or relaxing when their work is done.


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