There are so many wonderful things to see and experience in this world. Seattle may only be a small part of that world, but it still offers a myriad of things to see and do.
Because of that, you may miss some of the sights that are important to enjoy and remember. So, here’s a list of places you should pay attention to and maybe some you should take the time to explore more thoroughly.
Seattle Waterfront may be one of the most well-known ones in the world, but it has this magnificent building to thank. The Space Needle was built in 1962 and it became famous right away.
It looks futuristic, impressive and unforgettable. One of the best parts of it is that you can climb up and see the entire city from there. You can also witness the first drawing of this building.
It was recently renovated – here’s more info on that – and now it offers an even better experience.
This is a historic rail which leads from the Seattle Center near the Space Needle and a lot of other Seattle attractions all the way to the Westlake Center which is downtown.
It’s not a long route but it offers a lot of value because of its history and the way it’s reminiscent of the old times even though you’re traveling right next to modern skyscrapers.
This is one of those attractions you’ll pass by on your tour but you’ll likely return to explore some more. MoPop is famous for featuring all sorts of cultural wealth in a colorful environment.
For instance, you can see the history of the band Nirvana here or you can explore how video games came to be or even see more about horror films.
What’s fascinating about this museum is that it looks like a smashed guitar. Here are some must-see exhibits: https://perceptivetravel.com/blog/2018/12/20/must-see-at-mopop-in-seattle/
If you want a more educational and family-friendly Seattle museum experience, head to this science center. This is where your kids will fall in love with science.
There’s a planetarium, a tropical butterfly house and numerous other activities and sights that you’ll enjoy no matter your age.
This is another museum that you might spot on your tour that you should go back to and see what it’s all about.
Dedicated to a glassblower Dale Chihuly, this museum showcases an imposing collection of his pieces. It shows how galleries have incorporated his works into their interior decor. You can learn more about him and his works here.
What you’re likely to find the most impressive is the glasshouse of sorts which is a big sculpture hanging from the ceiling in bright and cheerful colors.
If you’re into sophisticated things – or you just always wanted to see a ballet live – hop off your tour and see one of the best dance companies in the world at the Pacific Northwest Ballet.
There are numerous shows to see – from modern to classic ones – so there’s something for everybody. If you’re there for the holidays, don’t miss the Nutcracker.
This is another place where your Ducks Seattle tour will take you. Here you’ll be able to see the essence of the eclectic lifestyle of Seattle. For example, this market is home to the original Starbucks but also the fish tossing tradition. There will be music, smells you can’t resist and so many artisanal shops you won’t be able to see them all in a day.
This is the first skyscraper in the city. It was built in 1914 and it still has those same manual elevators that lead to its 35th floor where you’ll find an observatory and wonderful sights of the city.
Your imagination will probably be tickled when you see this aquarium on your boat tour. And of course, you won’t be able to resist the adorable sea otters and other sea creatures featured here.
Don’t forget to take a picture of this attraction when passing by. It was built in 2012 and it has become one of the most impressive things on the skyline. If you’re up for an adventure, you can take a ride in a gondola and see what birds see when they look at Seattle.
Hop on a Boeing tour which will take you around a Boeing factory and show you its amazing planes as well as those that are yet to be built. After that, you can learn more about how planes work, what’s in the future of air travel and how planes have evolved through history.
Taking a boat tour, this is likely where you’ll start off. It’s a historic part of the town and as such, it’s full of impressive old buildings. If you want to, you can take an underground tour to see the remains of the first buildings in the city.
If you’re more into above-the-ground entertainment, enjoy your time in one of many shops and restaurants.
Your duck boat tour will likely end here – but it doesn’t mean it’s the least interesting place. In fact, this still body of water will offer tons of fun. From houseboats (among which is the one from “Sleepless in Seattle”) to seaplanes and sights of the city surrounding it, Lake Union will certainly not disappoint.