Entertainment is boundless in Seattle. From high art to sky-high mountain peaks, there’s something for every Seattle visitor to experience. VisitSeattle.org has everything to make your trip to the Emerald City memorable.
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Pike Place Market
From 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, there are enough sights and sounds at Pike Place Market to pack a day (or more)
If you are looking for a unique experience in Seattle you can roam the subterranean passages that once were the main roadways and first-floor storefronts of old downtown Seattle in Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour.
Beer lovers can rejoice, Lonely Planet has put together a guide to Seattle’s best breweries for you to enjoy a pint or two.
Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the 605-foot-tall Space Needle quickly became an icon of the city that today is recognized far and wide. On the observation level, which you can reach via a 43-second elevator ride, see the doodle-on-a-napkin concept that led to the Space Needle design.
Museum of Pop Culture
Music, science fiction, and pop culture all come together at the fascinating Museum of Pop Culture. The Frank Gehry-designed building looks like a smashed guitar from above, while inside, its colorful exhibits cover everything from the history of indie video games and horror films to Nirvana, the Seahawks, and more.
Western Washington’s wine outpost is in Woodinville, 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), ensuring something for every palate.
This bucket list–worthy experience in nearby Mukilteo lets you tour a working Boeing factory, the world’s largest building by volume, to see 747s, 777s, and Dreamliners in the making. After exploring the factory, learn more about airplane advancements, from jet fuel to in-flight entertainment systems, at the Future of Flight Aviation Center.