A dynamic, urban city surrounded by unmatched natural beauty
Entertainment is boundless in Seattle. From high art to sky-high mountain peaks, there’s something memorable for every Emerald City visitor to experience.
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The 605-foot-tall Space Needle is an icon of Seattle. On the observation level, which you can reach via a 43-second elevator ride, see views of Elliott Bay, the Cascade Mountains, and even Mount Rainier.
Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)
The Museum of Pop Culture looks like a smashed guitar from above, while inside, its colourful exhibits cover everything from the history of indie video games and horror films to Nirvana, the Seahawks, and more.
Pike Place Market
Check out the iconic market sign and Rachel the Piggy Bank to the gum wall, the original Starbucks cafe, well over 225 local artisans selling their wares, the famous fish-tossing tradition, and music-playing street performers at the Pike Place Market.
At the Seattle Aquarium meet adorable sea otters and greet the various sea creatures of the Pacific Ocean. Watch scuba divers feed the fish, gawk at sharks swimming overhead in the underwater dome, and even touch a sea anemone.
The Quintessential Pacific Northwest Experience
Ride across Puget Sound aboard a Washington State Ferries vessel and enjoy the breathtaking views from the bow of the boat as you cruise to the nearby communities of Bainbridge Island or Bremerton.
Visit the Museum of Flight, one of the largest air and space collections in the country, or take a tour of a working Boeing factory, the world’s largest building by volume, to see 747s, 777s, and Dreamliners in the making.
Woodinville Wine Country
Woodinville is a charming town just a 30-minute drive from downtown Seattle. There are more than 100 wineries and tasting rooms pouring there (including Chateau Ste. Michelle, the state’s first winery).
T-Mobile Park and Lumen Field
Cheer on the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park, one of baseball’s prettiest ballparks (with gourmet food, to boot!), or root for the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC at neighbouring Lumen Field.
South Lake Union
Lake Union hosts a variety of seaplanes and boats of all kinds, including the floating home from Sleepless in Seattle. Get out on the water at The Center for Wooden Boats. And explore the area’s burgeoning restaurant and bar scene.
Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room
The Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room is a Willy Wonka–esque coffee wonderland, where you’ll find exclusive beverages, various brewing methods, a coffee library, and more.