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Seattle Center Tours

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Seattle Center
Spread across 74 acres (30 hectares) in the heart of the city, Seattle Center was built for the 1962 World’s Fair and today houses many of the city’s top attractions. This is where you’ll find the Space Needle, International Fountain, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Pacific Science Center, Museum of Pop Culture, and Seattle Children’s Museum.

The Basics
So much is happening in Seattle Center that it would be almost impossible to miss on a trip to the city. Just about every Seattle sightseeing tour stops at the iconic Space Needle (once the tallest building west of the Mississippi), along with other notable attractions and features such as Pike Place Market, Elliott Bay, and Pioneer Square. Admission to many Seattle Center attractions—the Space Needle and Pacific Science Center among them—is included with the Seattle CityPass.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Seattle Center is a must-visit for all first-time visitors.
  • Pick out what you want to see before you go; there’s a ton to do here, and some attractions are far apart.
  • Most facilities within Seattle Center are wheelchair accessible.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the center.

How to Get There
Located in Seattle’s Uptown neighborhood, just north of Belltown, the Seattle Center is easily accessible by public transportation: 15 different metro bus routes lead here, and the Seattle Center Monorail runs from downtown. For drivers, there are three nearby parking garages.

When to Get There
There’s not really a bad time to visit Seattle Center, though it’s a good idea to visit both during the day and after dark to get a comprehensive feel for this hub of activity. Over Labor Day weekend, the Seattle Center hosts the huge and internationally popular Bumbershoot festival, featuring thousands of performers and artists. There’s almost always something going on at Seattle Center, so check the event calendar before your trip.

Seattle Space Needle
The Space Needle easily ranks as Seattle’s most famous landmark and the most visited attraction within Seattle Center. While it’s visible from throughout the city, you haven’t really seen this landmark until you’ve visited the observation deck 520 feet (158 meters) above Emerald City. From the top, the 360-degree view takes in the Elliott Bay waterfront, the lights of downtown, and even majestic Mount Rainier in the background.
Address: 305 Harrison St., Seattle, Washington 98109, USA
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9 Tours and Activities to Experience Seattle Center

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Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour

Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour

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Seattle is famous for its bustling waterfront, numerous green spaces, and historic neighborhoods. Ideal for first-time visitors, this sightseeing tour provides an overview of top attractions such as Pioneer Square, the Space Needle, and Pike Place market. Sit back and relax while your guide provides historical and cultural background for each destination, and enjoy stops to walk and take photos.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.00
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$79.00
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Pre-Cruise Tour: Transportation & Seattle City Tour

Pre-Cruise Tour: Transportation & Seattle City Tour

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Waiting to take off on a cruise? Get to know the beautiful city of Seattle on a small-group guided sightseeing tour around town. Hop in a mini-coach and enjoy a relaxing ride to the city’s most popular attractions, like the iconic Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and many more, including a great view of Mt. Rainier. Hotel pickup and port drop-off are included. Luggage will be safely stowed during the tour, and a timely return to the cruise port is guaranteed.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.00
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Private 3-Hour Seattle City Tour

Private 3-Hour Seattle City Tour

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Get to know the landscape of Seattle on a private sightseeing tour that provides an introduction to the city--great for the start of your stay. Traveling in a Suburban (avoid the bus tours), you'll pass by Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, and other major attractions across seven neighborhoods. Along the way, stop for photo ops and learn about local history.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$569.00
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City Sightseeing Seattle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Seattle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Visit top sights and neighborhoods with 1- or 2-day tickets for a hop-on hop-off Seattle bus tour. Without the hassle and expense of parking in some of the city’s busiest areas, you can simply enjoy the view from the double-decker, open-top bus, hopping off to visit the Space Needle, Chinatown, Pike Place Market, waterfront piers, and more, while listening to interesting facts and background on each place you pass.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$43.00
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$43.00
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Seattle's Coffee Crawl

Seattle's Coffee Crawl

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Coffee is part of the local culture of Seattle, and knowing which roasteries and cafes to try can be overwhelming. Let a local coffee expert be your personal guide through the city. Enjoy a day of sipping three unique brews at independent coffee shops. Learn about the process of roasting beans and creating a balanced blend, and even try your hand at pulling an espresso shot at the La Marzocco Espresso Lab.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$156.36
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Seattle in One Day: Sightseeing Tour including Space Needle and Pike Place Market

Seattle in One Day: Sightseeing Tour including Space Needle and Pike Place Market

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See the best of Seattle on this sightseeing tour. Sit back and relax in a spacious coach as a knowledgeable guide presents Seattle’s neighborhoods and attractions. See the iconic Space Needle (admission included) with stellar views of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, including majestic Mt Rainier. There’s Pike Place Market and the Elliott Bay waterfront, plus Pioneer Square. The list goes on. This tour includes convenient hotel pickup.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$148.00
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$148.00
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Seattle Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Seattle Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Seattle is a town ripe for discovery and this invigorating smartphone-guided scavenger hunt is a novel and invigorating way to explore the Emerald City. The 3-hour event force you to solve clues and navigate the city streets, all while taking in the overlooked cultural gems of the city and learning some local history. Note: Pricing is per individual but teams must book together to be in same adventure.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.52
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90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Seattle

90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Seattle

Flytographer 90 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in Seattle and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Seattle, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$544.88
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Private Glass Blowing Class and Tour of Fremont

Private Glass Blowing Class and Tour of Fremont

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Create your own blown-glass artwork at a private glass-blowing class that’s followed by a personalized tour of the creative Fremont neighborhood. You’ll bring home a glass float, bowl, or paperweight created by you from beginning to end, with time to check out Fremont highlights that include the Fremont Troll and Theo’s Chocolates.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$286.26
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