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  • Chihuly Garden and GlassAttractions » Museums305 Harrison Street, 98109View siteChihuly Garden and Glass showcases the work of artist Dale Chihuly, who is famous for his artistic flair with glass. The attraction is a museum that is located at the bottom of the space needle that is so popular in Seattle. The Chihuly Garden and Glass museum has several different areas to see. There are the gardens and galleries as well as a gift shop to pick up a souvenir and a cafe to enjoy. There are beautiful glass creations to enjoy. There are glass art pieces that are of flowers, sea life and beautiful lighting creations crafted of glass. There are also abstract pieces to marvel at. When you are through gazing at all of the art pieces in the museum you can take a stroll in the perfectly manicured and colorful garden.
  • Pike Place MarketShopping » Historic LandmarksBetween Pike and Pine sts at First Ave, 98101Pike Place Market, located in downtown Seattle, is one of the Emerald City's top attractions. It was founded in the early 1900s when housewives protested increasing onion prices. Today, it is so much more than an onion market. Spilling over on two sides of the street, fresh produce, including gloriously green veggies and colorful fruits, abound. Visitors can even see flying fish as seafood sellers toss them around their shops. Take time to smell the cheese market and ogle the bouquets of fresh-cut flowers. Enjoy a snack or a full meal at a restaurant while watching ferries cross Puget Sound. The lower floor is full of boutiques selling vintage and modern clothing, collectibles, and books and magazines.
  • Museum of FlightAttractions » Museums9404 East Marginal Way South, 98108View siteThe Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way South at Exit 158 off of Interstate 5. Open daily from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. and until 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, it's closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over age 65, $10 for kids ages 5-17, and free to children up to age 4. Active Military personnel can get in for $15, and group rates are available. Visitors can tour over 150 exhibits, with the highlight of the visit being trying out one of the many flight simulators. Potential pilots can fly with the Blue Angels, pilot a WW II bi-plane, steer a lunar lander or fly a space shuttle to a safe landing. Brave souls can become astronauts and link with the Hubble Space Telescope. It's fun for all ages!
  • Woodland Park ZooAttractions » Zoos & Aquariums5500 Phinney Avenue North (West Gate), 98103Woodland Park Zoo is located at 601 North 59th Street Seattle, WA. Hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. until 4 pm. from October 1 through April 30. The Zoo remains open until 6:00 p.m. throughout the rest of the year and is open every day except for December 25. Admission prices also vary by the season. During the winter months, children 3 to 12 get in for $8.75, which rises to $11.75 after May 1 and remains that price until October 1. Adult prices are $12.75 and $18.75 respectively. Senior citizens receive $2 off the price of admission, and children 2 and under get in for free. The 110-year old Woodland Park Zoo provides a peaceful, natural oasis in the midst of an urban tangle. The natural environments of the animals are replicated as much as possible in the 92 acre zoo.
  • Seattle Art MuseumAttractions » Museums100 University Street, 98101View siteThe Seattle Art Museum is located at 1300 1st Avenue Seattle, WA and houses nearly 25,000 pieces of fine art. The Seattle Art Museum has extensive collections of both ethnic and modern art and depends largely on traveling exhibits for representations of European art. The Seattle Art Museum also maintains the Olympic Sculpture Park located near the Seattle waterfront and the Seattle Asian Art Museum which can be found on Capitol Hill in Volunteer Park. Admission to the Olympic Sculpture Park is free at all times. The Seattle Art Museum is open for free to the public on the first Saturday of every month. The Seattle Art Museum is normally closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and open during the rest of the week from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and from 10 a.m. through 9: p.m. Friday and Saturday.
  • Space NeedleAttractions » Historic LandmarksSeattle Center, 98109The Space Needle in Seattle, Washington is in the center of downtown located at 400 Broad St.There is valet parking option general parking for 4 hours is $24, event 4 hour parking is $30, validated parking for 4 hours is $15, event parking $24, and the gorgeous Sky City restaurant parking for 3 hours is $8 and event parking is $11. The admission price is regular $19, senior ages 65 and older $17, youth aged 4-12 $12, children ages 3 and under free, seasonal passes $34, and youth seasonal passes $20. The Space Needle has the wonderful observation deck. This allow you to explore and observe the entire city in one location. The Sky City restaurant is a must with its delightful menus; however reservations is needed and can be made in advance up to 90 days prior to your trip.
  • Kerry ParkAttractions » Parks & Nature250 W Highland DrLocated at 250 W Highland Dr, Queen Ann Hill, Seattle, WA, Kerry Park offers visitors one of the best panoramic views available of Seattle and the surrounding area. Photographers are drawn to Kerry Park during all seasons and different times of day, and it is particularly enthralling during the nighttime hours when the lights of the ferry boats on the water provide the view with a mystical allure. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kerry gave the park to the city of Seattle in 1927 so that others would be able to enjoy the view. The city of Seattle provides many family friendly activities in all of its parks, and Kerry Park is no exception. Admittance is free and the park is open on a year-round basis.
  • EMP MuseumAttractions » Museums325 Fifth Ave North, 98104View siteThe Experience Music Project (EMP) is a museum of American Music History and Culture that allows each visitor to experience the music and history through interactive exhibitions. It is located in the Queen Anne district of Seattle, Wa on the 300 block of 5th Avenue and Harrison Street. The EMP museum has been pivotal in developing and collecting historic and modern music culture artifacts, and has been branded as one of the most influential museums of culture in the world. The experience music project museum's collection offers an overview of classic and modern pop culture and music, including works their famous drawings, photography, gear and information about the local Seattle legend Jimmy Hendrix, whom the project was originally inspired by. The EMP museum holds over 55 of the most influential vintage guitars in history, several hundred pieces of rock and roll music memorabilia, dozens of traveling exhibits, artist books, periodicals and plenty of interactive music rooms where you can experience music in a whole new way. The museum is located in the heart of Queen Anne directly within the Seattle Center grounds, surrounded by hundreds of restaurants, small shops and paid parking lots.
  • Seattle AquariumAttractions » Zoos & Aquariums1483 Alaskan Way, 98101The Seattle Aquarium in Seattle, Washington located on Pier 59 is the leading institution showcasing marine life on the Washington coastline and promoting oceanic conservation through their interactive exhibits. The aquarium has a number of exhibits and educational programs for their visitors including animals such as seals, otters, an octopus, and lots and lots of fish. One of the star exhibits is the Window on Washington Waters which features a look into the huge underwater ecosystem of Pugent Sound with an over 120,000 gallon water exhibit. The other star attraction is actually outside and it is the Birds and Shore exhibit which different species of birds that dot the nearby coast. Some of the birds featured include Puffins, Killdeer, Long-Billed Curlews, and more. The largest conservation effort displayed is for the local orcas currently on the endangered species list. The Seattle Aquarium also features a cafe and gift shop.
  • Safeco FieldAttractions » Arenas & Stadiums1250 First Avenue South, 98134Safeco Field is a baseball park located in Seattle, Washington, and is home to the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team. Opened in 1999 this stadium features a retractable roof and a seating capacity of 47,860. The main attraction is the baseball games played on the beautiful field and diamond, and since it's opening the park has seen many great games of baseball played beneath the lights, with all the excitement and fanfare that goes along with it. This modern stadium also features an extensive selection of food and beverage choices along with many outlets that sell Mariners merchandise. Tickets are anywhere from $15 dollars to $80 dollars, with many ticket packages available. The park has also hosted large concerts and business meetings as well as other sporting events. Safeco Field is one of the premier Major League Baseball stadiums and attracts thousands of fans each year.
  • Victoria ClipperAttractions » Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours2701 Alaskan Way, 98121 The Victoria Clipper, a ferryboat, takes passengers from pier 69 Seattle to Victoria, British Columbia and back on a regular basis. It's a quick trip through Puget Sound, leaving 3 times per day during peak season and once per day in the off season. One way, the trip takes about 2 1/2 hours. Fares on the Victoria Clipper range from $85 to $112 depending upon season and there are discounts for Seniors and Children. These private ferries are fast, making the trip quickly as opposed to the more sedentary Washington State Ferries which also carry cars. Taking the Victoria Clipper one way or round trip to Victoria's Inner Harbor is a great way to see Victoria and the line offers tours that include hotel prices for an overnight stay. Victoria's Inner Harbor is easily walkable and there are rickshaw drivers if you prefer to ride.
  • Washington State FerriesAttractions » Entertainment2911 Second Avenue, 98121Washington State Ferries is located at Pier 52, 801 Alaskan Way. The cost varies based on geographical locations but some of the basic prices are to Port Townsend Coupeville, or Southworth walking or in a car is $3.10, if you are a senior or disabled $1.55. Also if you are traveling to the San Juan Islands regular fare is $12.45. There are some routes in which you can make reservations such as Port Townsend/Coupeville route, and reservations can be made on some international routes. However most of the ferries are on a first come bases. Also a ferry trip will allow you to view the scenic scenes without all the bustle of going into the city. If you are traveling to Seattle, Washington a ferry trip is a must.
  • Pike Place MarketAttractions » Historic LandmarksBetween Pike and Pine sts at First Ave, 98101Pike Place Market, located in downtown Seattle, is one of the Emerald City's top attractions. It was founded in the early 1900s when housewives protested increasing onion prices. Today, it is so much more than an onion market. Spilling over on two sides of the street, fresh produce, including gloriously green veggies and colorful fruits, abound. Visitors can even see flying fish as seafood sellers toss them around their shops. Take time to smell the cheese market and ogle the bouquets of fresh-cut flowers. Enjoy a snack or a full meal at a restaurant while watching ferries cross Puget Sound. The lower floor is full of boutiques selling vintage and modern clothing, collectibles, and books and magazines.
  • Hiram M. Chittenden LocksAttractions » Historic Landmarks3015 NW 54th St, 98107Hiram M. Chittenden Locks is one of the jewels of Seattle, WA. You can find all types of variety in plants, flowers and trees. The park is exceptionally stunning in appearance. It is one of the cleanest parks in Seattle. You will also find that there is occasionally live music when you visit this location. It is a great time, and there is a little something for everyone who decides to come here. For example, the place is a fantastic place to do some boat watching. It can be great fun just watching the different boats come in and out of the area. Hiram M. Chittenden Locks is also a little piece of Seattle history, and it will dazzle the average history lover. If you decide to visit this location on a bright and sunny day, then you will find that there are few things that compare to it. It is like heaven. The location is free to visit, so what do you have to lose?
  • Savor Seattle Food ToursTours » Sightseeing Tours1916 Pike Place, Suite 12-480, 98101View site
  • Benaroya HallAttractions » Theaters, Shows & EventsView site
  • Tours NorthwestTours » Sightseeing Tours8219 7th Ave So, 98108View site
  • Archie McPhee'sShopping » Shops & Malls
  • Game WorksAttractions » Shops & MallsSeventh Ave and Pike StreetView site
  • University of WashingtonAttractions » Educational Sites & Libraries4014 University Way Northeast
  • Public Market ToursTours » Sightseeing Tours1916 Pike Place, 98101View site
  • Westlake CenterShopping » Shops & Malls400 Pine Street, 98101View site
  • Discovery ParkAttractions » Parks & Nature3801 W Government Way, 98119View site
  • Seattle Food ToursTours » Sightseeing ToursBelltown, 98178View site
  • Glasshouse StudioShopping » Other311 Occidental Ave S, 98104View site
  • Columbia Center Sky ViewAttractions » Historic Landmarks701 Fifth Ave, 98104View site
  • Bon Vivant Wine ToursTours » Sightseeing Tours2120 Montvale Pl WView site
  • Seattle Mystery BookshopShopping » Other117 Cherry StreetView site
  • Volunteer Park ConservatoryAttractions » Parks & Nature1402 E Galer, 98112View site
  • All Rivers & Saltwater ChartersTours » Sightseeing Tours7001 Seaview Ave NW #P4, 98117View site
  • Fran's ChocolatesShopping » Other1325 First Avenue, 98101View site
  • Seattle Public LibraryAttractions » Historic Landmarks1000 Fourth Ave, 98104
  • Market Ghost TourTours » Sightseeing Tours1410 Post Alley, 98101View site
  • DeLaurentiShopping » Other1435 First Avenue, 98101View site
  • Burke-Gilman TrailAttractions » Sports & Outdoor ActivitiesView site
  • Immersus Tours Walking ToursTours » Sightseeing ToursPike Street and 1 Avenue, 98101View site
  • Made in WashingtonShopping » Other1530 Post Alley
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical ParkAttractions » Parks & Nature319 Second Avenue South, 98104View site
  • Spooked In Seattle ToursTours » Sightseeing Tours1001 Alaskan Way, 98104View site
  • The Chocolate MarketShopping » Other1906 Post Aly, 98101
  • CenturyLink FieldAttractions » Arenas & StadiumsJunction of I-5 and I-90View site
  • Seattle Cycling ToursTours » Sightseeing Tours714 Pike Street, 98101View site
  • Ye Olde Curiosity ShopShopping » Shops & Malls1001 Alaskan Way
  • Washington Park ArboretumAttractions » Parks & Nature2300 Arboretum Drive East, 98195
  • White Moustache Urban Adventure Co.Tours » Sightseeing Tours19011 8th Ave NE, 98155View site
  • Quintessential GourmetShopping » Other2001 Western Avenue, Suite 110, 98121View site
  • Seattle Bites Food ToursTours » Sightseeing ToursTour meets at the Seattle Art MuseumView site
  • Seattle Glassblowing StudioShopping » Historic Landmarks2227 5th Ave, 98121View site
  • Lake WashingtonAttractions » Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours
  • Ride the Ducks of SeattleTours » Sightseeing Tours516 Broad Street, 98109View site

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