Built in 1962, the Space Needle served as the symbol of that year’s World’s Fair. It has since become the symbol of Seattle, and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The privately owned Space Needle is managed by the Space Needle Corporation.
Designed by world-reknowned architect, Frank O. Gehry, the EMP is built with over 21,000 aluminum and stainless steel shingles and 280 steel ribs. Located at the base of the Seattle's famous Space Needle, the EMP is a great place to explore film, music, and the arts. With the Monorail soaring right through the center of the building, visitors can easily access the core of Seattle's vibrant culture.
The Pacific Science Center is a not-for-profit, independent institution that has been inspiring the community for over 50 years. The Pacific Science Center serves to promote lifelong interest in science, math and technology using interactive and innovative exhibits and programs. Home to Seattle's Ultimate IMAX experience, there's something here for everyone.
Visit the Seattle Aquarium for the region’s finest resource for a hands-on marine experience. The Seattle Aquarium offers fun and exciting ways to discover more about the amazing Puget Sound and the world's big oceans. Come visit the ninth largest aquarium in the United States by attendance for a day of fun.
The Woodland Park Zoo uses conservation, leadership, and engaging experience to save animals and conserve their habitats. For more than 110 years the zoo has been inspiring people to learn, care and act. Join generations of families that have come to the zoo to appreciate the natural world.
Pike Place Market was created over a century ago to connect the city’s citizens and farmers. Pike Place Market is a beloved Seattle treasure and one of the foremost destinations for natives and tourists alike. With more than 200 small independent businesses, a diverse array of restaurants, and one of the largest craft markets in the States, Pike Place offers endless opportunities for discovery and delight.
Try the Ride the Ducks of Seattle tour and see all the major sights Seattle has to offer including the Space Needle, the Seattle waterfront, historic Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market, the downtown shopping district and the quirky Fremont neighborhood. Then, get ready for a drive into Lake Union for a look at Gasworks Park, the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat and a beautiful view of the skyline. Enjoy the land and water tour with Captains that will share jokes, stories, and music.
Golden Gardens park is located in Ballard. This popular park offers breathtaking views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Open from 6AM to 11:30PM, stroll through Golden Gardens play on sandy beaches or fishing from a pier and a boat launch.
Gas Works Park is a beautiful park with a large play area for children and is popular for kite flyers. The park also includes features like a sundial and of course, a great view of Seattle. Access to Lake Union is restricted at Gas Works Park, but there are many other activities to enjoy.
Offering an unsurpassed view of Elliott Bay and central Seattle, Kerry Park is a great spot for professional and amateur photographers alike. With Mount Rainier in the background, visitors often line the wall around the city to catch a glimpse of the view. Kerry Park is even more enjoyable at night with lit ferries gliding across the water and the Space Needle, shining like a beacon in the dark.
The CenturyLink Field Event Center is a multipurpose stadium and the home field for the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Sounders FC. CenturyLink is located in South Seattle bordering Pioneer Square and the International District. When there are no events, enjoy a tour of the stadium for a behind-the-scenes look at the stadium.
Since 1999, when the first baseball game was held, Safeco Field has gained a reputation as a wonderful setting for baseball. Enjoy Seattle's Mariners with baseball fans from around the Sound. With sweeping views of Seattle's downtown skyline and excellent angles of game action, fans will have an unequaled experience at Safeco Field.
Just steps away from Seattle's famous Pike Place Market is Tom Douglas's restaurant, Etta's. With big glass windows that provide an excellent view of the hustle and bustle of the market, Etta's offers many dishes of seasonal, fresh seafood. Choose from a full lunch, brunch, dinner, crabby hour, and dessert menu.
One of many Tom Douglas restaurants, Serious Pie is serious about one thing: pizza. This pizzeria features a 600 degree wood burning oven that gives character to the pizza, the finest ingredients imported from all of the world, and world class service. The pizza is worth the wait.
Zeek's Pizza is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Seattle on Denny Way. Offering delicious, fast pizza, Zeek's Pizza is a quirky pizzeria that lives up to its city's reputation. The atmosphere though warm and inviting, still hints at Seattle's grunge background.
One of Seattle's trendiest sushi bars, Umi Sake House takes you away from Seattle to the sleek, modern atmosphere of Japan. Umi Sake House serves fresh and delicious sushi, but their focus is on their extensive list of sake. Try from over 45 premium sakes.
Paseo's food dishes are inspired by the sunny islands of the Caribbean, taking you far from the city of Seattle. Featured in many publications, including the Travel Channel's "Chowdown Countdown", Paseo's sandwiches are worth the lines that sometimes form outside.
Toulouse Petit is a New Orleans inspired restaurant located in lower Queen Anne. They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as earning the reputation as one of the best happy hours in America. If you're craving southern Cajun cuisine, Toulouse Petit is definitely worth a visit.
One of the many restaurants of Tom Douglas, Lola brings his well known passion to this Greek eatery. Lola is located in downtown Seattle, adjoining the Hotel Andra. Try Lola's delicious goat tagine and breakfasts delivered by a welcoming staff.
Located in the University District on a street lovingly known as "The Ave", sits Thai Tom. A hole-in-the-wall restaurant, Thai Tom is popular among students and visitors alike. Note that the restaurant is cash-only and small, but completely worth any wait.