Seattle and Puget Sound Landmarks:
3015 NW 54th Street, Seattle, WA 98107 | 206-783-7059
Known locally as the Ballard Locks, the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks provides a link for boats between the salt water of Puget Sound and the fresh waters of Lake Union and Lake Washington. Tourists and locals enjoy watching the parade of sailboats, motorboats, tugs, barges and yachts passing through, as the locks' water levels are adjusted to allow their safe passage.
55210 238th Ave E, Ashford, WA 98304 | 360-569-2177
Located two hours south of Seattle, Mount Rainier is the highest peak in the Cascade Range at 14,410 feet and the second highest peak in the contiguous U.S. Visitors to Mount Rainier will enjoy an amazing array of natural wonders, including spectacular valleys and waterfalls, subalpine wildflower meadows, old growth forest, and the largest collection of glaciers on one peak in the U.S.
1st Ave & Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101 | 206-682-7453
Flying fish, souvenir sweatshirts, vintage movie posters - Pike Place Market has all this and more. You could spend a whole day here, browsing handmade arts and crafts from local vendors, finding that perfect gift from one of the Market's many quirky shops, enjoying lunch at one of dozens of restaurants. You haven't done Seattle until you've done Pike Place Market!
1st Ave & Yessler Way, Seattle, WA 98104
Pioneer Square is the site of Seattle's original downtown, dating back to 1852. The district is characterized by late nineteenth century brick and stone buildings, and one of the nation's best surviving collections of Romanesque Revival style urban architecture. It is home to a variety of quaint shops and art galleries, as well as some important Seattle landmarks.
1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101 | 206-623-8600
Let your waterfront experience reach new heights with a ride on Seattle's Great Wheel! Rising 175 feet in the air, this new attraction on Pier 57 offers breathtaking views of Elliott Bay, downtown Seattle, the mountains, and more. Fully enclosed, heated gondolas make this a year-round ride. Pay a little more for the VIP gondola, and enjoy the ride in leather bucket seats!
Alaskan Way & Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101
The Seattle Waterfront is a span of parks, piers, ship terminals, promenades and public spaces, from Pioneer Square on the south to Shilshole Marina on the north. Highlights include the Seattle Aquarium, the Olympic Sculpture Park, arcades, restaurants, shopping, and spectacular views of the Puget Sound. Pike Place Market and downtown Seattle are just a short climb away!
506 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 | 206-622-4004
Located in the historic Pioneer Square district, the Smith Tower was once the tallest building west of the Mississippi. Its observation deck on the 35th floor is open to the public, and while not quite as high as the Space Needle, it offers amazing panoramic views of Pioneer Square, Safeco Field, Mt. Rainier, and the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges.
400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109 | 206-905-2100
Towering 500 feet over Seattle, the Space Needle was built in 1962 for the World's Fair and remains the city's most popular attraction. Ride the glass-front elevator to the observation deck, or relax in the SkyCity Restaurant with a bottle of wine and first-class cuisine as you enjoy the most amazing 360-degree views of the city and beyond.