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5 Romantic Things To Do in Seattle

March 10, 2023 By CityPASS

Nestled in the Puget Sound in western Washington, Seattle has a wide range of activities and attractions that are guaranteed to appeal to virtually every couple. So whether you're a foodie, an outdoor enthusiast, or an architecture lover, Seattle is one of the country's most scenic and exciting cities.

If you're considering a Seattle romantic getaway, you can curate the perfect itinerary tailored to the shared interests of you and your significant other. Make the most of your romantic dates in Seattle by saving money on tickets to the city's top attractions with Seattle CityPASS® tickets.

Learn about all the romantic spots you and your partner should plan to visit during a trip to Seattle.

Why Seattle Is a Hotspot for Adventurous Couples

With endless romantic activities and locations in Seattle — Washington state's largest city — it's the perfect destination for adventurous couples to visit for a long weekend or to plant new roots.

With three national parks and nearly 125 state parks in the state of Washington, Seattle offers some of the best access to the outdoors of any of America's major cities. Within a few hours' drive, visitors to the region can find themselves high in the Cascade mountains, camped out in the dense forest of the Olympics, or taking the ferry to Vancouver Island in Canada.

However, you don’t have to leave the city to find adventures of a more urban kind. For couples who would define themselves as "adventurous," Seattle does not disappoint.

Some of the state's most desirable experiences are available within the city limits, including:

No matter what type of experience you're looking for, there is no shortage of things to do in Seattle for couples looking to have a good time.

5 Activities Adventurous Couples Can Do in Seattle

If you're new to Seattle, or you've been living in the city for a while and are ready to spend time in your city like a tourist, here are five ideal spots for your next date night.

Marvel at the City Lights From the Sky View Observatory

The Sky View Observatory is home to some of the most breathtaking views in all of Seattle. Located on the 73rd floor of the Columbia Center, Seattle's tallest building, the Observatory offers visitors stunning views of the city and surrounding area.

From the lookout point, visitors can see views of downtown Seattle, including the Space Needle and the Seattle Great Wheel, Mt. Baker, Lake Washington, Elliott Bay, the Olympic range, and more.

Expert tip: The Sky View Observatory is one of Seattle's best nighttime attractions. Arrive roughly half an hour before sunset, grab yourself a glass of wine or a bite to eat, and settle in for some of the best views in the state.

Check Out the Space Needle

Although the Columbia Center towers above it, the Space Needle is an iconic building that defines Seattle's skyline. The Space Needle promises up-close panoramic views of downtown and beyond; snap a photo from a Skyriser, the glass benches that make you feel like you're looking straight down onto the city.

Enjoy a casual bite to eat or drink from the Atmos Cafe or wine bar, or make a reservation at the Loupe Lounge for one of the most romantic dinners Seattle has to offer. The Loupe Lounge is a unique dining spot that allows diners to enjoy the Space Needle with a rotating cocktail lounge featuring glass floors designed to allow you to view the world beneath you.

Share a Meal at Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market is one of Seattle's most iconic landmarks and a free attraction for locals and visitors alike. So if you're feeling up for a bustling Seattle morning, make your way to Pike Place Market, where you can easily spend a whole morning wandering around, meaning you can enjoy both breakfast and lunch there if you time it right.

Consider these favorite local spots:

  • Breakfast: Enjoy food with a view at Lowell's.
  • Lunch: You can't visit Pike Place Market without grabbing some seafood. Stop by Pike Place Chowder for some of the freshest chowder on the West Coast.
  • Dessert: Satisfy your sweet tooth with a few mini donuts from the Daily Dozen.

Enjoy Downtown Waterfront Views on an Argosy Cruise Tour

If you feel like you know what Seattle looks like, but you've never experienced it from the water, think again. The Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour offers couples the ability to go on a guided boat tour of Seattle for an hour, taking in the sites of West Seattle, downtown, and beyond, all while learning about the city's history.

Argosy Cruises Tours are the perfect way to immerse yourself in Seattle's nature for the weekend without packing your hiking boots. On the cruise, you'll enjoy views of Puget Sound and its surrounding cities and mountains.

Expert tip: If you're looking for a more intimate experience, try to wake up early and book the first cruise tour of the day, as these tend to be less crowded.

Stroll Through the Museum of Pop Culture

The perfect place to visit with the whole family, the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) is one of Seattle's premier museums. Couples looking to add some culture to their trip to Seattle will love MoPOP, and with constantly rotating exhibits, you can find something new to love about the museum every time you visit.

Plan a Romantic Getaway in Seattle With CityPASS® Tickets

Planning a romantic getaway to Seattle is more accessible than ever with CityPASS® tickets. You can choose from two options depending on the attractions and experiences you want when visiting Seattle. Choose from Seattle C3® tickets, which include admission to three attractions and save up to , or go with Seattle CityPASS® tickets and save up to on five top attractions, including the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), the Woodland Park Zoo, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tours, and more.

Seattle Lodging

To get the most out of your stay in Seattle, we recommend finding lodging near Seattle's top attractions. Use this map to find the right lodging for you:

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