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Pike Place Market

Established In 1907, Pike Place Is One Of The Oldest Public Farmers Markets In The Nation, And Seattle’s Most Popular Tourist Destination. Home To Local Farmers, Craftspeople And The Famous Fish Market, It Features Everything From Antique Dealers And Comic Book Shops To Family-owned Restaurants And Produce Stands. It Overlooks The Elliott Bay Waterfront And Encourages An Environment Where Visitors Can ”Meet The Producer" 363 Days Of The Year.

Pike Place Market

Established in 1907, Pike Place is one of the oldest public farmers markets in the nation, and Seattle’s most popular tourist destination. Home to local farmers, craftspeople and the famous fish market, it features everything from antique dealers and comic book shops to family-owned restaurants and produce stands. It overlooks the Elliott Bay waterfront and encourages an environment where visitors can ”Meet the Producer” 363 days of the year.

Space Needle

Once the tallest building west of the Mississippi, the Space Needle is an iconic observation tower and the official historic landmark of Seattle. Soaring 605 feet above the Seattle skyline, you can see the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, Elliott Bay and other surrounding islands, plus enjoy 5-star cuisine with a 5-star view while dining at its famous rotating SkyCity restaurant.

EMP Museum

A nonprofit museum dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking of contemporary pop culture, EMP engages and empowers visitors of all ages through unique collections, exhibitions and interactive technologies. It’s home to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame and features exhibits like “Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses” and “Fantasy Worlds of Myth and Magic,” making it easy to see why EMP is such a popular destination for adults and kids alike. (Fun fact: the building’s design was inspired by the colors and shapes of the electric guitars that architect Frank O. Gehry bought to better understand rock n’ roll when given the job.)

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Chihuly Garden and Glass is a studio glass exhibit in the Seattle Center featuring the vibrant and celebrated works of local artist Dale Chihuly. Chihuly was invited by the Wright family, children of Space Needle constructor Howard S. Wright Jr., to reenergize the Seattle Center and to inspire visitors to engage with the region’s culture. The project includes three main components: the Garden, the Interior Exhibits, and the Glasshouse, which showcases a 100-foot-long suspended sculpture that you can’t come to Seattle without seeing.

Seattle Art Museum

The Seattle Art Museum (often called “SAM”) features both permanent collections and travelling exhibitions, from ancient to modern and everything in between. Admission includes complimentary tours – including those of the general galleries and collections, an in-depth 30-minute look at specific galleries, and the My Favorite Things tour where local artists and critics discuss their favorite pieces.

Also be sure to check out the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM) in Volunteer Park and the Olympic Sculpture Park on the Seattle waterfront.

Washington State Ferries (WSF)

See Seattle from the water! WSF is the largest ferry operator in the United States and the fourth-largest ferry system in the world. It provides automobile and passenger ferry services, with 10 routes serving 20 terminals around Puget Sound and in the San Juan Islands.

For ferry hours, click here.

Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour

See the city’s lesser known sidewalks and streets in a leisurely walking tour of subterranean Seattle. Guides will take you through the underground passages that once served as the main roadways and first-floor storefronts of old downtown Seattle, and will let you in on all the stories and secrets that pioneers didn’t want you to hear! The tour begins inside Doc Maynard’s Public House, a restored 1890s saloon, and covers three blocks. There will be plenty of opportunities to pick up souvenirs, as well as a chance to see an original Crapper toilet imported from England. You can’t take that home, though.

For tour schedule, click here.

Paramount Theater

Operating since 1928, the Paramount Theater is a 2,807-seat performing arts venue in the heart of downtown Seattle. The beloved landmark is one of the most visited theaters in the entire region and hosts Broadway productions, concerts, dance, comedy, family events, silent films and more.

5th Avenue Theater

Operating since 1926, the historic 5th Avenue Theatre (fondly referred to as The 5th) hosts a mix of musical classics, motion pictures, premieres of bound-for-Broadway shows and nationally touring productions. It has become known as a “testing ground” for new musicals before they debut on Broadway and launched hits including Jekyll & Hyde, Hairspray, and The Wedding Singer.

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