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  • Seattle CityPASS®: Save 46% at 5 Top Attractions

    1. Seattle CityPASS®: Save 46% at 5 Top Attractions

    The Seattle CityPASS includes admission to 5 of Seattle’s most famous attractions, including Seattle’s world-famous symbol, the Space Needle. Built-in 1962 for the World’s Fair, the Space Needle towers over downtown, settling into the skyline with majestic mountains in the background. Other attractions included are the Seattle Aquarium, the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), Woodland Park Zoo, Chihuly Gardens and Glass, and Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour. Seattle CityPASS includes admission to: 1. Seattle Space Needle Visit Seattle’s most iconic attraction—the Space Needle—located in the heart of the Seattle Center, originally the site of the 1962 World’s Fair. From the Space Needle’s saucer-shaped observation deck, visitors enjoy views of Puget Sound and the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. For those who make the trip to the top after dark, the city’s expanse of shimmeri...

    Unlike a few other reviews on here I really enjoyed MoPop. Fantasy, horror, and Disney sections were great. Interesting to see items from our favorite shows over the years. The colored glass was amazing below the space needle. Also nice to go up the space needle twice. Once during the day and once near sundown. Aquarium and zoo were what one would expect. But nice location on the aquarium near Pikes Place city market. Overall a good time and visit to Seattle with our 12 year old daughter.

  • Seattle: 3-Hour City Tour by Bus

    2. Seattle: 3-Hour City Tour by Bus

    Discover the best of Seattle on a 3-hour guided, small-group tour covering almost 50 miles including three main stops: Pioneer Square, Ballard Locks, and a city skyline viewpoint for unforgettable photo opportunities. Sit back and relax as a knowledgeable guide presents Seattle's history, neighborhoods, and attractions. The tour visits the following highlights: • Pike Place Market • Olympic and Cascade Mountain views • Seattle waterfront • Historic Pioneer Square • Waterfall Garden Park • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park • T-mobile Park and CenturyLink field • Chinatown and International District • Lake Washington • I-90 Floating Bridge • Mercer Island • Puget Sound views • Panoramic Seattle city views • Fremont neighborhood and Troll • Lake Union and Ship Canal • Fishermen’s Terminal • Ballard Locks/salmon ladder • Discovery Park • Scenic Magnolia Bluff with its stunning ho...

    Loved the City Tour and highly recommend! Our guide Brian was awesome…entertaining and extremely knowledgeable!

  • Seattle: City Harbor Cruise

    3. Seattle: City Harbor Cruise

    Hop aboard a 1-hour cruise through Seattle’s famous Puget Sound. Departing from the city’s historic waterfront, you’ll have the opportunity to snap shots of iconic landmarks from an unimpeded viewpoint, all the while feeling the sea breeze on your face. Spot the Space Needle and Seattle’s skyline while listening to the on-board narration, learning about the diverse history of the Emerald City. On clear days, marvel at the Olympic and Cascade Mountain Ranges as they stand tall in the distance, surrounding the entirety of the city. Keep your eyes peeled for the towering Mount Rainier in the distance, rising over 14,000 feet above sea level.

  • Seattle: One-Way Locks Cruise

    4. Seattle: One-Way Locks Cruise

    Take a ride on a boat elevator during a 2-hour cruise departing from the Seattle Waterfront or South Lake Union. On this 1-way cruise, venture through Elliott Bay, Ballard Locks, and Lake Union. Enjoy spectacular views and experience first-hand the transition between salt and fresh water on this exciting ride. During the journey, get a feel for what it means to follow the tides of the Puget Sound, as the boat is lifted and lowered in the Ballard Locks. Fully-narrated and full of fun facts, bring the whole family along for an entertaining and informative experience. Glide past large fishing vessels docked to unload their catch, seaplanes landing or taking off, the fascinating Gasworks Park, and more.

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What people are saying about Seattle Waterfront

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Unlike a few other reviews on here I really enjoyed MoPop. Fantasy, horror, and Disney sections were great. Interesting to see items from our favorite shows over the years. The colored glass was amazing below the space needle. Also nice to go up the space needle twice. Once during the day and once near sundown. Aquarium and zoo were what one would expect. But nice location on the aquarium near Pikes Place city market. Overall a good time and visit to Seattle with our 12 year old daughter.

Loved this tour! Our guide was so knowledgeable and engaging. I was able to enjoy this wonderful tour during an early summer warm up in Seattle. Clear skies with amazing views. Thank you!

Loved the City Tour and highly recommend! Our guide Brian was awesome…entertaining and extremely knowledgeable!

Our guide was very friendly and funny! He had a good knowledge of Seattle and kept us all engaged in our tour

Andres was an excellent Tour Guide and Driver. Thank you!