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Top Things To Do In Seattle

Sure, a rain jacket is useful. But know this: Seattle’s total annual rainfall is actually less than a number of other U.S. cities (including Jacksonville in sunny Florida). When you’re in the Emerald City, you’ll be thankful for those regular mists and the accompanying mild climate; they make Seattle one of the greenest cities around, with lush parks and vistas on all sides. But visitors to Seattle don’t just flock here for the great outdoors. They come for the music, culture, lifestyle, coffee and attractions. If you’re planning a trip to the Emerald City, here’s a list of the most popular things to do in Seattle.

Space Needle

Since its construction for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Space Needle has become both an internationally recognized icon and Seattle’s most popular attraction.

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Museum of Pop Culture

Formerly called EMP Museum, the dramatic, fluid lines of the Frank O. Gehry-designed building that houses both museums is a must-see in and of itself.

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Seattle Aquarium

Conveniently located on Pier 59, the Seattle Aquarium is the 7th most-visited aquarium in the United States and features more than 380 species of birds, fish, invertebrates and marine mammals.

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Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour

The Spirit of Seattle’s one-hour narrated tour offers a unique vantage point from which to view many of the city’s sights with ease. It's no wonder that Argosy Cruises is a favorite tourist attraction in Seattle.

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Chihuly Garden and Glass

Enter a world of wonder and color at Chihuly Garden and Glass, located just a short walk away from the Space Needle. With eight galleries that offer a comprehensive collection of the artwork of Dale Chihuly, Chihuly Garden and Glass will immerse you his work.

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Woodland Park Zoo

Hosting nearly 1,100 animals, the Woodland Park Zoo is nationally recognized for its commitment to creating environments that are true to the animals’ natural habitats. All in all, close to 300 species from across the globe are represented at the Zoo.

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Pacific Science Center

Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2022 (the Space Needle also turns 60 in 2022), the Pacific Science Center continues to engage visitors – especially young ones – through a variety of personal experiences.

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Pike Place Market

This historic market, now more than 100 years old, was designed to bring regional farmers and consumers together. Today, Pike Place Market is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers' markets in the United States.

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Ballard Locks (Hiram H. Chittenden Locks)

Thanks to Army Corps of Engineers district chief Hiram Chittenden, boats have had an easy route from Lake Union and Lake Washington to the Puget Sound for nearly 100 years. The Ballard Locks carry more boat traffic than any other lock in the United States.

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Washington Park Arboretum

Covering 23 acres (93 hectares), the arboretum showcases more than 5,500 different plants from around the world. The park is a joint project between the University of Washington and the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation.

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T-Mobile Park

T-Mobile Park opened its doors on July 15th, 1999. Years later, T-Mobile Park is still home to the Mariners, Seattle’s beloved Major League Baseball team. With great views and exciting games, it’s easy to see why T-Mobile Park is highly praised as one of the most terrific fields in modern MLB.

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Lumen Field

Lumen Field is the humble abode for both the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders. The stadium is conveniently located within the SoDo district and has earned a reputation as one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL thanks to rowdy and dedicated Seahawks fans.

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Olympic Sculpture Park

Olympic Sculpture Park is a nine-acre outdoor sculpture museum free to the public and full of awe-inspiring sights. Olympic Sculpture Park fuses urban culture with an outdoor setting and nature with art, making it the perfect pit stop on your Seattle itinerary.

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Myrtle Edwards Park

Myrtle Edwards Park is a scenic outdoor escape located along the Seattle waterfront. Right next to the Olympic Sculpture Park, Myrtle Edwards is a colorful place to take in the natural beauty of Seattle.

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Kerry Park

While many of the parks in Seattle provide impressive views of the city, Kerry Park gives you one of the best vantage points to take it all in. After all, Kerry Park was specifically given to the City in 1927 so that every guest could enjoy the view.

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Lake Union

Sandwiched between two big bodies of water, Seattle is a hub of maritime culture. At Lake Union, located close to downtown Seattle, you can see the city as you sail the fresh water. In a city where water is the backbone, there’s plenty to do and see in this watery wonderland.

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Pioneer Square

The rich art of Seattle thrives on the energetic pulse that flows through Seattle’s Pioneer Square. Delicious food, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and an exciting nightlife make Pioneer Square a happening spot for locals and visitors alike.

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Paramount Theatre

This historic theatre has been entertaining the people of Seattle since it was established in the late 1920’s. From silent films to the rocking performances by acclaimed bands such as Pink Floyd and the Grateful Dead, Paramount Theatre is, well, paramount to any other.

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Seattle Public Library

In 1869, Seattle's first library association was founded. But the high hopes of expanding opportunity for learning were shattered in a flurry of natural disaster, budget restrictions, and relocations. Now, Seattle boasts 22 branches.

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Elliot Bay Book Company

Great books and good vibes are aplenty in Seattle's very own Elliot Bay Book Company. Located in the Capital Hill neighborhood, The Elliot Bay Book Company boasts over 150,000 titles in a space that will make you want to curl up and read for hours on end.

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Seattle Great Wheel

Not just any Ferris wheel can add "great" to its name—unless said Ferris wheel climbs 175 feet high in the sky. Not only is the Seattle Great Wheel a colossal attraction, the magnificent views of the Puget Sound and the cityscape make it a perfect, one-of-a-kind ride.

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To visit the best attractions in Seattle, use a Seattle CityPASS and save nearly half off combined admission. Seattle CityPASS includes prepaid admission to the Space Needle and Seattle Aquarium, plus your choice of three of the following attractions: Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, Museum of Pop Culture, Woodland Park Zoo, and Chihuly Garden and Glass. Some special exhibits are not included with the CityPASS and may require an extra fee. CityPASS can be purchased online or at any of our participating Seattle attractions. Use Seattle CityPASS and discover these top places to visit and things to do in Seattle. T-Mobile Park Photo Credit
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4.7 (9624)
We Rocked Seattle
Our family of four had great fun touring Seattle's best sites! Despite being locals, we don't often get the time to see all the fun family destinations that Seattle has to offer. These passes paid for themselves within the first two locations compared to regular entry fees.
Excellent Value and Selection
We highly recommend getting the Seattle CityPASS. We were really overwhelmed with all of the activities when we started planning our trip through Seattle; there is so much to do. It gave us a really well rounded tour of the highlights of Seattle.
A no-brainer if you visit Space Needle and more...
Two trips to Space Needle alone is almost the price of the Seattle CityPASS. If you do anything nearby like Chihuly and MoPOP, you're already ahead.
CityPass Seattle
This was one of the coolest things we have ever purchased while traveling and I would recommend it to anyone! We saw all of Seattle, with two little kids, and we did it for half the price.
The Way to Go
For your money's worth, the CityPASS Seattle is the best way to go. Not only did it include the best attractions in Seattle for the adults, it was perfect for the children, too.
Seattle CityPASS is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 9624.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I didn't know I needed this While walking pass Argosy Cruises's pier I saw the advertisement for the City Pass. It listed everything we wanted to do (and things we didn't know we wanted to do until it was suggested!!). I'm so glad we bought it - it was fantastic for our 2 day visit.
Date published: 2022-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unforgettable trip! I bought tickets for my goddaughter and I. It was her first time visiting Seattle& I wanted her to have a full experience. There had been a few attractions I hadn’t had the pleasure of seeing myself. The pass was a great purchase for a great deal. I had to buy more tickets for my next trip with my family. I’m so excited! You get to choose from some of the greatest sites Seattle has to offer. Every attraction we chose was unforgettable. It’s super easy to have the tickets saved on your cellphone. Made check in super fast& simple. Definitely recommend!!
Date published: 2022-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful We went to Seattle for a weekend getaway with plans on going to space needle and the glass museum, but after acquiring the City Pass we did so much more! Very cost effective for the person on a budget.
Date published: 2022-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Efficient and Resourceful! I bought the city pass for my seattle solo trip and it gave me something to do every single day! I 100% recommend it for anyone going for the first time and trying to save some money . The attractions were worth for a first time visiter !
Date published: 2021-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy & Fun Way to Explore Seattle! My husband and I purchased Seattle CitiPasses for our visit and loved getting to see what Seattle had to offer! Unfortunately, the harbor tours that are usually included in the "pick 5" options was not available due to Covid, however, the 5 attractions included and open are fantastic! 3 of the 5 attractions are right next to each other at the Seattle Center (Museum of Pop Culture, Space Needle & Chihuly Garden) so be sure to schedule some time to explore each of these sites! The other two sites are also very interesting. The Aquarium is right by the water and Pike Place Market, and several of their exhibits look to use sea water and wave simulation for some of their animals. The Woodland Park Zoo was beautiful, and has a wide variety of animals to see, and very family friendly. Our tickets were available to use just a few minutes after purchasing them. The lines were relatively short, and we had no issues getting in when presenting out passes. The Space Needle comes with two entries, one during the day, and the other in the evening, which was a fun surprise.
Date published: 2021-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best weekend EVER!!! WE loved the city pass everything was perfect except for due to COVID everything has restrictions and rules one for example would be everything closes early, and you should show up early to get a good time frame for everything. Otherwise it was all great fun for our family of 9
Date published: 2021-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Making memories Got a city pass for a family get away. We were able to see visit everything open. Couple things closed due to covid but we knew that before purchasing. All exhibits were enforcing social distancing and observed staff cleaning frequently. The mobile tickets were easy and fast to use. We had an amazing time making memories.
Date published: 2021-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely very useful and awesome places I was happy that in 2021 at least we can roam around city and visit places with social distances
Date published: 2021-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful City As I came to this city, I was not too sure if I would like it. The traffic is brutal and people are somewhat agresiva divers. However, as I entered the city the city is spectacular. The sceneries are breathtaking and best appreciated from the wonderful tower. Seattle it what one would think of a typical large city. I got the opportunity to visit the aquarium wish hold a nice selection of octopuses one of my favorite aquatic animals. The Pop Culture museum was a fantastic selection to visit. I got to learn many things about tattoos, pop singers and their guitars, and a lot more things. The Chihuly Garden. Oh what to say about the Chihuly garden... it is like no other. I thought I was at some fairies’ house. It was all supper magical. Supper beautiful and romantic. Sadly I did not have time to visit the zoo on the short visit.
Date published: 2021-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great experience Had a wonderful experience visiting seattle thanks to the City pass tickets. Worth every penny and the savings was remarkable. Best way to tour attractions!! Only a couple of places we couldn't go do to covid but still worth the purchase.
Date published: 2021-03-13
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