A coastal seaport, the city of Seattle is home to over 670,000 residents and still growing. The fastest growing city in all of the country, it is also a major seaport for trade with Asia and throughout the world. First founded in the early 19th century, this region has long been settled by area residents. Ideal for early man thanks to its natural bounty, the water and the lush wilderness remain popular aspects of the surrounding area, even today. From nature to art, gold to food, there are hundreds of amazing events and attractions found in Seattle and its neighboring communities which serve as draws to millions of guests from around the world. So where do you begin? Ultimate Excursions takes you on a journey as we take a closer look at 4 of Seattle’s many amazing attractions you won’t want to miss.
A historic downtown must-see, this public market has long been one of the region’s most popular destination attractions for visitors and residents alike. A year round market, Pike Place began in 1907. Since its birth, it has grown to become one of the largest in the area. Eat, shop and enjoy the unique appeal that this one of a kind destination offers you.
Perhaps the most iconic manmade attraction in Seattle, the Space Needle is a must-see for any visitor. Built in 1962 for the World’s Fair, the Space Needle has grown to become one of the most recognized symbols of our country. Choose to just enjoy the view or take time to sit and enjoy a fine meal at the SkyCity Restaurant.
As a port city, it should come as no surprise that one of the most popular areas of Seattle is its waterfront. Downtown waterfront you will find more than just great views. Amazing fresh food, fun souvenirs and ferry rides, not to mention the Seattle Aquarium are all located right in one area and open year round.
Last but not least on our list of must-sees is the ever popular Olympic Sculpture Park. Part of the Seattle Art Museum, this popular location is a world-class sculpture park featuring amazing art, stunning views and over 1.2 miles of waterfront paths perfect for a stroll. Best of all, this great location is free.
Just a few of the many amazing sites, visitors should also be sure to hit these other highlights while visiting Seattle:
- The Original Starbucks
- Smith Tower
- Pioneer Square
- Myrtle Edwards Park
- Seattle Art Museum
- Seattle Aquarium
- Ballard Locks