Those that are visiting Seattle for the first time, taking a tour is an excellent way to get a crash course on local history, attractions and upcoming events. Seattle is home to delicious regional cuisine, and the Savor Seattle Food Tour takes guests on a culinary adventure through the famous Pike Place Market. This two-hour walking tour gets behind the scenes at the top local vendors and acclaimed restaurants. Don't miss out on the gorgeous Puget Sound while in Seattle. The best way to truly experience it is to take a lake cruise. The Royal Argosy Lunch Cruise features a three-course lunch and some of the best views of the Sound. For land lovers, the Seattle Double Decker Tour is an easy way to see the best sites of Seattle. Hop on or off at any attraction, or ride the entire loop for a complete tour. Check out the list below for other Seattle tours.
1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59
Seattle, WA 98101
The Seattle Aquarium is the ninth largest aquarium in the U.S. by attendance and among the top five paid visitor attractions in the Puget Sound region. Since our opening, we've hosted over 22 million visitors and provided marine conservation education to over 1.6 million school children. We're proud to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Opened in 1977, the Seattle Aquarium was owned and operated by the City of Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation until 2010, when the nonprofit Seattle Aquarium Society assumed its management—a model used by most leading zoos and aquariums across the country. In 2007, the Aquarium opened a major expansion that added 18,000 square feet of space to the facility, including an impressive 120,000-gallon exhibit, a gift shop, café, meeting/event space and more.
Currently, the Aquarium's animal collection is housed within six major exhibits: Window on Washington Waters , Life on the Edge , Pacific Coral Reef , Birds & Shores , the Underwater Dome and Marine Mammals. The renovation of our harbor seal exhibit, set to open in June of 2013, is the first step in our 20-year strategic plan, which includes a goal of doubling our physical size and becoming the centerpiece of the City's revitalized waterfront.
Our mission, Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment , is reflected in everything we do— exhibit, events , conservation and education programs, research activities and more. This important work wouldn't be possible without support from our community, members, staff and volunteers. Click the following links to learn more about making a donation in support of our mission, becoming a member of the Seattle Aquarium, or joining the ranks of our dedicated volunteers!
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA 98109
Seattle Center creates exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities.
2200 6th Ave., Ste. 400
Seattle, WA 98121
Have you held a wide-eyed child as a beautiful float glides down Fourth Avenue, craned your neck skyward as the Boeing Air Show soars overhead, gasped for air as a hydroplane comes out of the north turn bouncing from sponson to sponson?These are just a few of the exhilirating moments you might experience at Seafair.
It's Seattle's traditional summer festival. A month-long, region-wide barbecue, that brings an entire community together in celebration. For over 60 years Seafair has been about community events, parades, Miss Seafair, the Navy and Coast Guard, amateur athletics, airplanes and of course, boat racing. But most of all, Seafair has been about people and it continues to be.
8521B Interlake Ave., N., Seattle, WA; Tel. 1.877.357.8088
Savor Seattle Food Tours guide epicures and sightseers through the culinary world of Pike's Place Market, sampling the food and vibrant culture of the century-old establishment. The two-hour walking tour takes guests behind the scenes, stopping at local vendors and acclaimed restaurants and tasting a wide variety of food and beverages along the way.
Seattle's Boeing Plant is located in the world's largest building (98.3 acres under one roof). Learn the Boeing story from a knowlegeable guide and a state-of-the-art video presentation before entering the vast factory. There you will see the assembly line and top-of-the-line Boeing airplanes, including the 777, 767, and the largest airplane in commercial service, the 747.
All aboard for a dining experience unique to Seattle! Come along for a delightful cruise on famous Elliott Bay, where you can enjoy a sumptuous three course lunch aboard The Royal Argosy . As you cruise along, you will see the stunning skyline that has become one of the most famous in America. Every guest is insured a private table and select from a wide variety of entrees prepared by chefs onboard the Royal Argosy.
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Two original Double-Decker buses provide the transportation between top Seattle attractions. The hop-on, hop-off service provides a fun way to gain a unique perspective of the Seattle. You may hop off to visit the Seattle landmarks or simply ride the entire loop, enjoying a bird's-eye view of Elliott Bay and the Seattle waterfront from the upper deck on the one hour Seattle tour.
Explore Seattle's Lake Union and Lake Washington on this 2-hour cruise, featuring live narration on the history and facts of the area. Sights include Seattle's historic houseboat community — including the "Sleepless in Seattle" houseboat — views of Mt. Rainier, and homes of Seattle's rich and famous.
In spring, summer and fall, magnificent Orca whales ply the waters around Seattle's San Juan Island, located 1 1/2 hours north west of Seattle. The mild and protected waters are home during the summer months to Orca, Minke and Gray Whales, Bald Eagles, Great Blue Heron, Porpoises and more. Onboard, professional naturalists provide commentary throughout the cruise for a fun and educational Seattle adventure tour.
731 Westlake Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109
1301 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101
349 Tukwila Pkwy
Seattle, WA 98188
36201 Enchanted Parkway S
Federal Way, WA 98003