15 Best Things To Do in Seattle, Washington

Seattle is encircled by mountains and water; abundance of greenery of forests and parkland gave the city a magnificent panorama. Seattle is the coastal city and the biggest city of Washington located in the extreme north of the United States. Financially it is quite a major country of Washington. Seattle is very popular amongst the tourists because of its natural beauty and abundance of the sightseeing places. Here we discuss 15 best places to visit in Seattle so that one can have a fair idea about which must visit tourist attractions in Seattle.

Let's explore Seattle best things to do in Seattle:

1. The beautiful and artistic Chihuly Garden and Glass is a must watch place in Seattle Tour

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The Chihuly Garden and Glass is one of the beautiful creations of artist Dale Chihuly. This place was opened in 2012. There are several amazing glasses made pieces one cannot forget about it. There is one 100 feet long glass masterpiece which is the longest hanging piece of this garden. There is a theatre where people can know about the artist and his creation. He worked in 200 museums all over the world. The place is popular both in daytime and night. At night when the garden is lit up, the glass made pieces look gorgeous to see. There is a very good cafeteria along with the facility of outdoor dining where the visitors can enjoy food with their family. It is one of the best places of Seattle which the tourist must see.

2. The Museum of Flight can be a great place for the plane lovers

The Museum of Flight is one of the best places to see in Seattle. The museum was established in 1965. There is a collection of more than 150 historical aircraft and spacecraft. People can know so much about the history of the aeroplane. There is also an amazing Children’s Flight Zone where kids can know more about the building of aircraft and piloting sitting in the cockpits. For the toddlers also, there is a fun air zone. Millions of visitors come to see the place every year. The tourists coming to visit Seattle must not miss the place.

3. The Space Needle is the most iconic landmark of Seattle

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The Space Needle is the most iconic landmark of the city. In 1962 it was made on behalf of the World’s Fair. It is 605 feet in height and 138 feet in width with a weight of 9,550 tons tower basically made for being a place to have observation. There is observation deck of 520 feet which travels 10 miles in an hour taking 41 seconds of time. From this deck one can have amazing view of the city skyline and the range of Mount Baker, Mount Rainier, the Cascade Mountain and the Olympic Mountain. There is one restaurant; from there also, people can get lovely view of Seattle.

4. Pike Place Market is a great shopping place in Seattle

The Pike Place Market is one of the most popular markets in Seattle where one can find almost everything needed in human life. This market started in 1907 and it is one of the oldest markets in entire North America. It is a multi-level public farmer market situated on the border of a hill. In the main level which is actually the top level, people can get there fresh vegetables, fruits, etc. In the lower levels, from books to antique piece everything is available in the market. Tourists come to see the beautiful structure of the market and also for the shopping purpose.

5. Safeco Field is a popular baseball stadium to watch baseball match in Seattle.

Safeco Field is a popular baseball stadium of Seattle. It is unique due to its amazing roof as its pleasant in rain and the sunshine all the time. There is a sitting arrangement for 47,574 people. The game started in the stadium in 1999. The team Seattle Mariners plays here regularly. Many important matches like Seattle Bowl in 2001 and Wrestle Mania in 2003 were played here. Several food trucks gather here at the time of play to serve foods to the visitors.

6. Green Lake Park is a great place to relax in the city life.

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The Green Lake Park is a beautiful park located at the heart of the city. The place is with the gorgeous vista of greenery and water body. A number of species of trees and plants are well nurtured there. Various birds live and migrate in this park. There is a 2.8-mile long trail around the lake is nice for walking, running and other activities. People come to spend quality time here with their friends and family. In the sight tour of Seattle, the Green Lake Park is one of the best places to come.

7. The EMP Museum is a good place to visit in Seattle

The EMP Museum is a good museum with the stunning external look. There are many things to make people engaged. The Rock N’ Roll section is a good section for the music lovers. Here people can know about the legendary musicians of Seattle and explore their music. There is a sound room where people can dance on their preferred music track. There is also the section of science fiction and horror where people can enjoy horror and scary scenes from books and movies, enjoy the objects from Star Wars, etc. There is a good cafeteria and also a superstore which people can enjoy with their family and friends.

8. Learn everything about the computer in The Living Computer Museum 

The Living Computer Museum is a place to know about computer from its inception. There is the collection of the computer from the starting till the present generation; all are in working condition in display which everyone will enjoy. There are several computers related items in a display to visitors like punch cards, workstation entry processors, and several early computers like computer from IBM and Apple Lisa, etc. this is a good place to know so many things about the computer and people must bring their children to learn the things.

9. The Seattle Aquarium is a fun place for family enjoyment

The 18,000 square feet expanded Seattle Aquarium is the best place for enjoyment for the family and kids. This Aquarium has its six different attractive displays; these are Washington Waters Window, the Underwater Dome, Birds & Shores, the Life on the Edge, the Marine Mammals and the Pacific Coral Reef. There are several things to entertain kids like watching the feeding of octopus, touching the sea anemones and the starfish, put on the outfits of animals, etc. there is also the nice cafeteria and gift shop.

10. Woodland Park Zoo is a nice place for the entertainment of family and kids

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The Woodland Park Zoo is a zoo with the extreme natural look with artificially made streams, rainforest, and mud made areas. There is a good collection of animals like a jaguar, warthogs, etc. There is the latest Zoomazium facility with an amazing multimedia system made a unique interactive theme of nature for small kids which they will love. There are some good restaurants, but people can also enjoy their homemade food with a family like a picnic.

11. The Pacific Science Center is a good place to visit in Seattle

The Pacific Science Center is an entertainment area designed by Minoru Yamasaki in 1962 at the time of the World’s Fair in Seattle. There is the super museum of science for the small kids where they can learn things in a fun way. There are butterfly house, movie theatre of IMAX, laser light shows which not only kids but the other elders will love to watch. It is a good fun place which the tourist of Seattle must include in their tour list.

12. Children’s Museum of Seattle is a must visit place for the children 

The children’s museum of Seattle is a wonderful place for children as well as for their families. In this museum, there is more than 22,000 square feet area of playing zone where the kids aged from 10 months to 10 years can play. There are also activities and programs arranged daily. Here the parents can enjoy and spend quality time with their kids, and the good relationship develops between them.

13. Seward Park is a good place to relax in a seashore

Seward Park is a beautiful recreational park situated beside the seashore. The park consists of an area of 300 acres. There is an amazing 2.5 mile long trail encircled Washington’s South Lake which is good for walking running and other activities. There are also the facilities of boat racing, water skiing, baseball games and watching concert performance in the park’s amphitheatre, etc. People can get the wonderful view of the skyline of Seattle, the ranges of the Mount Rainer and the Mercer Island from this place.

14. Get the tour of Seattle Underground 

There are number of tours of Seattle are available for the tourists. The visitors are taken to the place beneath the Pioneer Square. Through the way the visitors are taken to the underground are really tricky. The genuine underground tour is the underground tour of Bill Speidel, and it is one of the best underground tours. This tour takes around one and half hours. The tour guides are really very friendly and also very knowledgeable.

15. The Museum of History and Industry or MOHAI is a beautiful place to visit in Seattle

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This is a lovely museum with fantastic collections. Every product including the garments and fabrics present here are locally produced. There is a good collection of some extra large vehicles like Drag Racing Car of A1 Young, the kayak made of fiberglass, etc.

Author: Meghana Agashe
Oscillating between reality and day-dreaming, Meghana is a journalist by education and a travel-blogger by profession. The eternal love for exploring different places and cuisines, the urge to interact with people across cultures and the thirst for a...

Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Seattle, Washington

Must see places in Seattle ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of Seattle tourist attractions & points of interest.

  1. # 1 of 4267 Things To Do in Seattle | Added 6700 times in trip plans
    Chihuly Garden And Glass

    Tags: Garden, Nature

    Address: 305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Chihuly Garden And Glass is an art museum in Seattle, Washington that is located next to the Space Needle at Seattle Center. Those who love flowers or beautiful floral arrangement, Chihuly Garden in S...Read more

  2. # 2 of 4267 Things To Do in Seattle | Added 8823 times in trip plans
    Pike Place Market

    Tags: Art And Culture, Restaurant, Entertainment, Market

    Address: 85 Pike Street, Room 500, Seattle, WA 98101

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    If your tourist's heart is looking for something fresh and quirky- head to the Pike Place Market for a shopping trip. The market is built on two levels – the top level greeting you with a renown...Read more

  3. # 3 of 4267 Things To Do in Seattle | Added 7059 times in trip plans
    Sky View Observatory

    Tags: View Point, Observatory

    Address: 701 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

    Timings: 08:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

    From the 73rd floor of the Columbia Centre building, at 900 feet above the ground, this 360 degree observatory is the highest viewpoint west of the Mississippi. The view is incredible enough in the da...Read more

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    Space Needle

    Tags: View Point, Tower, Observation Deck, Nature

    Address: 400 Broad Street Seattle, WA 98102, United States.

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The symbol of Seattle and one of the most noticeable structures on the Seattle cityscape is the Space Needle. Designed by 2 architects and built for the 1962 World Fair, the structure stands proud and...Read more

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    Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

    Tags: Waterfront, Walking Area

    Address: 3015 Northwest 54th Street, Seattle, WA 98107

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks were built in the 1911. They are also known as the Ballard Locks. The lock provides a link for boats between the salt water of Puget Sound and the fresh water of the Ship...Read more

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    University Of Washington

    Tags: Library, Educational Site, Theatre, University

    Address: University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    If you're not a student checking out campuses, your visit is likely going to a lot shorter than. The campus is pretty, but most of the time you'll probably just be student watching. That said, there a...Read more

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    EMP Museum ( Museum Of Pop Culture )

    Tags: Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Address: 325 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Emp Museum Seattle also called as Museum of Pop Culture or MoPOP. If you want to explore the world of contemporary pop culture, then emp museum in Seattle which will suit your taste. EMP Sea...Read more

  8. # 8 of 4267 Things To Do in Seattle | Added 4153 times in trip plans
    Museum Of History And Industry

    Tags: Architecture , Natural History Museum

    Address: 860 Terry Avenue N Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Situated within a beautiful and architecturally elegant building, the Museum of History and Industry is a major tourist attraction. However, even the residenst of Seattle like to visit it again and ag...Read more

  9. # 9 of 4267 Things To Do in Seattle | Added 3839 times in trip plans
    Seattle Center

    Tags: Entertainment, Observation Deck

    Address: 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Built in 1962, this beautiful park was built to create a center for arts, park and entertainment in Seattle. Its iconic landmarks, building and many such features has made this park as one of the idea...Read more

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    Woodland Park Zoo

    Tags: Zoo

    Address: 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, United States

    Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Woodland Park Zoo is Zoological garden in Seattle, Washington. Imagine walking into a wooded patch and there- suddenly you see a Giraffe head pop out of the greens- what a wonderful surprise that woul...Read more

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    Seattle Aquarium

    Tags: Aquarium

    Address: 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101, United States

    Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Seattle Aquarium is a public aquarium  located on Pier 59 on the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle, Washington, USA. Seattle's natural beauty is made up of a lot of sea-life. The Seattl...Read more

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    The Seattle Waterfront Or Central Waterfront

    Tags: Waterfront, Walking Area

    Address: 1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101, United States

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    A walk along Seattle's beautiful harbor will charge up your senses and relax you. That is exactly what the walk along Seattle's Waterfront will give you and so much more! This area was first built in ...Read more

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    Pacific Science Center

    Tags: Educational Site, Theatre

    Address: 200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, United States

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Pacific Science Center has exhibits ranging from the 1962 World Fair right upto present times. This center has activities for various age groups to engage them into the fascinating world of scienc...Read more

  14. # 14 of 4267 Things To Do in Seattle | Added 1745 times in trip plans
    Wing Luke Museum

    Tags: Museum, History Museum

    Address: 719 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104, United States

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Seattle is a center of diverse culture but it has made extensive effort to maintain it with the help of the Wing Luke Museum. Established under the name of Seattle's first Asian American to hold offic...Read more

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    Smith Tower

    Tags: View Point, Tower, Observation Deck, Skyscrapper

    Address: 506 Second Avenue, Ste. 220, Seattle, Washington 98104

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The Smith Tower is an iconic building that has stood for 100 years, providing the Southern bookend to Seattle’s skyscrapers. Once the tallest building on the West Coast, the Observation Deck and...Read more

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