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Art + Culture
Marvel at the colorful, whimsical glass sculptures of renowned artist Dale Chihuly in this Seattle Center exhibit.
Museum of Flight
Discover the history of flight as you step into flight simulators, marvel at more than 85 real airplanes, tour Boeing Field, and watch 3D movies.
Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)
Housed in a building designed by architect Frank Gehry, this museum features rotating exhibits dedicated to all things pop culture, including film, music, comic books, and more.
Seattle Art Museum (SAM)
The city’s premier art museum is home to more than 25,000 pieces of artwork, ranging from antiquity—including ancient Mediterranean and Australian Aboriginal work—to present-day.
Food + Drink
Tuck into wild seafood, freshly caught off the coast, as well as sustainably farmed freshwater species, including oysters, clams, and mussels.
The Carlile Room
Known for its upscale happy hours, this buzzy dinner spot (and go-to brunch eatery on the weekends) offers a modern menu paired with 1970s-era cocktails and decor.
Din Tai Fung Pacific Place
Founded in Taipei, Taiwan in the 1950s, this Asian fusion restaurant has transformed into an international destination with locations all over the world, including in downtown Seattle.
Enjoy classic Pacific Northwest cuisine, made with fresh, farm-to-table produce in an upscale setting downtown.
Pacific Science Center
Located just behind the Space Needle, the Pacific Science Center houses an array of kid-friendly attractions including a planetarium, a laser dome, two IMAX theaters, and more.
Explore one of the largest aquariums in the country, featuring exhibits on coastal birds, otters, seals, the Pacific coral reef, dive shows, and more.
Stroll along Seattle’s scenic waterfront harbor, peppered with seafood restaurants, shops, and the Seattle Great Wheel—a Ferris wheel offering panoramic views from the top.
Nordstrom Downtown Seattle
Visit the flagship location of this legendary department store, founded in Seattle in 1901, to shop for clothing, accessories, purses, jewelry, and more.
Pacific Place Shopping Center
This small mall is Seattle’s premier upscale shopping center, with stores including Tiffany & Co., Coach, Kate Spade New York, and Barneys New York.
Pike Place Market
For the best people-watching in town, head to Pike Place Market, a protected historic district and must-see farmer’s market where you can shop and eat along the waterfront.
Shop til you drop at this four-story, glass-enclosed retail pavilion nestled in the heart of downtown Seattle, offering name-brand retailers and upscale regional shops.
Hop on the Washington State Ferry for a boat ride to this quaint island—just 35 minutes away from downtown Seattle—where you can shop historic Main Street, dine at family-owned restaurants, and go wine-tasting.
Mount Rainier National Park
Just two hours southeast of Seattle is the vast expanse of wilderness known as Mt. Rainier National Park. Go for a hike on more than 260 miles of trails, which offer incredible views of the volcano.
Skagit River Eagle Tours
Float down the Skagit River in search of bald eagles; from December through March, the river banks are home to the country’s largest concentration of wintering bald eagles in their natural habit.
Marvel at this 268-foot waterfall that cascades down into the Snoqualmie River, just 30 miles outside the city. More than 1.5 million visitors make the trek annually to see the falls.
Parks + Recreation
Bike or stroll along this 27-mile trail, which courses through parks and forests.
Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center
Go kayaking, windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, or sailing on picturesque Lake Washington, east of Seattle.
Olympic Sculpture Park
Explore Seattle’s largest green space, home to outdoor sculptures, native gardens, and plenty of room to spread out and relax with views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound.
Woodland Park Zoo
Admire more than 300 different animal species at this 92-acre zoo, home to lions, rhinos, and grizzly bears. Be sure to take a ride on the vintage carousel.