Sightseeing in Seattle

Because there is so much to see and do, exploring Seattle's sights is an ongoing endeavor. The Greater Seattle InfoGuide will help get you started. 


Visit the Exhibition Hall where eight galleries house the work of Dale Chihuly.  In addition, the centerpiece Glasshouse, which is surrounded by lush gardens, features one of Chihuly's largest suspended sculptures. 

Experience Music Project
EMP is a one-of-a-kind music museum combining interactive and interpretive exhibits to tell the story of the creative, innovative and rebellious expression that defines American popular music. Featuring a world-class collection of artifacts, unique architecture by Frank O. Gehry, state-of-the-art technology, exciting interactive presentations, and a dynamic ride-like attraction, EMP will encourage visitors of all ages and backgrounds to experience the power and joy of music in its many forms.

Pike Place Market
More than a one-time sightseeing destination, Pike Place Market has an indescribable energy that attracts natives and visitors alike. Multiple connected levels of the market feature an array of restaurants, specialty food shops, and novelty, antique and clothing stores.

Pioneer Square
The quaint brick buildings found here were built atop what remained of the business district after the great fire of 1889. Browsing through the district's bookstores, galleries and specialty shops can easily occupy an afternoon. At night, Pioneer Square becomes the scene for live blues, jazz, rock and comedy acts.

Safeco Field
Home to the Seattle Mariners since 1999, Safeco Field is a 19.59-acre outdoor baseball park featuring real grass and a retractable roof for open-air seating.  When the team isn't playing, tours of the "Safe" are available.  

Seattle Center
Developed from the facilities of the Seattle World's Fair in 1962, the Seattle Center is still a favorite for natives and visitors. Situated on a landscaped 74-acre campus in the heart of Seattle, the center features dozens of halls and facilities and about 40 retail and food outlets.  Venues like Key Arena, Mercer Arena, the Opera House, and the Seattle Children's Museum offer artistic, cultural, educational, sports and entertainment productions through out the year.  Towering over it all is the city's most famous attraction, the 605-foot Space Needle.

Waterfront
Seattle's waterfront is a hive of activity and sights. Rows of boats, fishing piers, the Seattle Aquarium, shops and restaurants, and a 175-foot tall ferris wheel fill the docks along Alaskan Way. The Washington State Ferries bound for Bainbridge Island and Bremerton depart from the downtown waterfront, as do cruise ships headed for Canadian and Alaskan ports of call.