Destination

Seattle – Things to do

Seattle Attractions

There are many attractions for visitors in Seattle, such as heading up to the Space Needle for incredible views across the city or tasting your way around Pike Place Market but the city of Seattle is also the epicentre of the Pacific Northwest and exploring Canada to the north or Oregon to the south. Cruise or kayak around the Puget Sound, sip wine from more than 100 different Washington wineries nearby and explore stunning national parks; what will you decide?

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

Join a Savour Seattle food tour or venture round for yourself; whichever way you choose, visiting Pike Place Market has to be at the top of things to do in Seattle. The bustling crafts market and calls of the fish throwers really make the atmosphere at this year-round farmers market. Our favourites include cinnamon sugared doughnuts from the Daily Dozen and grilled cheese sandwiches from Beecher's cheese.

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A family day out

No matter what age, there are great things to do for the whole family in Seattle. Museums specialising in everything from airplanes and computers to pop culture and an interactive experiences. Visit the Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo or the Pacific Science Center; and as well as all these, the great outdoors gives you lots of free days out too that will keep everyone entertained.

Hiking

Three stunning national parks

Olympic, Mount Rainier and Cascade National Parks are all roughly 2 hours drive from Seattle, which means you can easily make a day of it. Hike through alpine meadows in summer or embark on a snowshoe excursion in winter, these national parks are wild and remote. Visit coastal beaches and lush rainforests on a contained peninsula across the water from Seattle in Olympic National Park, see wildlife and alpine lakes in North Cascades National Park and a 14,410 foot active volcano in Mount Rainier National Park.

North Cascades National Park

Winter - it's snow business

Stevens Pass, Crystal Mountain Resort and the Summit at Snoqualmie - there is winter fun to be had for the whole family, whether you want to ski or snowboard, ride the Mount Rainier Gondola 2000 feet up or tube down a 550 foot long hill. Stevens Pass also offers the added bonus of night skiing, so you can hit the powder under the stars.