May 8, 2021
From San Diego / Orange County to the PNW. I like being a tourist where I am living, so I have been to Seattle many times. When friends and family come to town, I have a few places I like to take them… These are my personal favorite places in the city. There is endless things to do, but these are some of my 6 things I love to do when we have visitors.
This is a short and sweet list of my favorite 6 things to do in Seattle to take tourists to do when visiting! This list was created before the 2020 pandemic, and I was not up to Seattle in 2020, so I know things have changed. I have links to the places, so you can get the most up-to-date information before heading out.
So this is a must! This is my favorite of the 6 things to do in Seattle at the moment! There is a city underground. Seattle used to be lower elevation until a large fire destroyed the city. After that, they built the city on top of the old city. Interesting choice, but it is what it is!
The tour stopped doing tours due to the 2020 pandemic, but you really must check it out when it starts up again. I believe it is open again, (Yeah) so go and let the tour guides take you down under Seattle and show you what is left. If you’re into history, you will learn so much history. Just go!
Wings over Washington is a simulation tour of Washington, next to the wheel in downtown. I went for my birthday trip and it was a fun experience and a pretty accurate representation of what all of Washington looks like. I would check it out if you are down by the pier.
This is a fun place e to explore, but if you want the full experience, do the boat tour. We did the tour on Argosy cruises, and it takes you through the locks from the sound to Lake Washington. It was easy to hop on at the pier, and it was so much fun. The Girl Scout Troop I took loved it there!, and it was probably the highlight of our weekend in Seattle.
Only go if you are not scared of heights because it is pretty high in the sky. The views are epic and are pretty unforgettable. There is a restaurant up there, of you can go to the top for the views. There is admitting to going up there, but it is worth the price
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Seattle has some amazing parks with views that are free. Parks are a great place to hang out, and makes it easy to socially distance.
Gas Works Park (Off of Lake Union) Epic Views (2101 N Northlake Way, Seattle)
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Freemont Troll is a Iconic place to check out. Parking is right on the street and every time I go there, we are not alone. There is sometimes a line to take a photo, but it is worth it.
That is a full size VW bug the troll is holding BTW
Freemont troll (N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103)
Pikes place is a fun place to park and walk around. On weekends it can be challenging to find parking, but Pikes Place does have its own parking garage. If I know I am spending some time there, I usually just go that route. You can sometimes get lucky and find street parking, but that can be hard and takes a lot of driving around. I want to get right to shopping and eating.
Original Starbucks (Pikes Place)
Gum wall (Pikes Place)
Pikes Place Fish Market (flying salmon)
This pass gives you access to some of the more popular tourist attractions around Seattle. You may want to check it out if you are touring for a few days, it can save you money.
Check out my post above on how to get started with Paddle boarding in Seattle
Paddle boarding in Seattle was EPIC! We took off from a boat launch in West Seattle and got views of the waterfront!
Sadly this is saying it is permanently closed, but I am leaving it up… in case it opens back up again!
Ride the ducks was a tour on land through downtown Seattle and taught you some of the latest news and gave you some fun history of the town. Then you cruise on into the Lake, and they continue the tour on the water. It was probably my favorite tourist attraction in Seattle. Let’s hope it opens up again!
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