Sightseeing in Seattle

75-Minute Segway Tour of West Seattle or Two-Hour Tour of Downtown from West Coast Entertainment (Up to 61% Off)

West Coast Entertainment

Multiple Locations

Segways transport groups through Seattle neighborhoods as knowledgeable guides dish facts about passing landmarks and picturesque views

$75 $37

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$10 Buys You a Coupon for 0% Off a Canal Tour Valued at $275 or More

Cedar Wave Adventures by Sea

Gatewood

For $10, receive a coupon for 15% off a canal tour valued at $275 or more

$10

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$89 for a Helicopter Flight Lesson from Helicopters Northwest ($165 Value)

Helicopters Northwest

Multiple Locations

After 30 minutes of ground school, guests pilot an R22 helicopter for 30 minutes

$165 $89

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New Tour of Historic Pioneer Square's Underground for Two or Four from Beneath The Streets (Up to 53% Off)

Beneath The Streets

Seattle

Beneath Pioneer Square, guides lead small groups below ground and back in time to the 1890’s era of the original Seattle

$30 $15

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$35 for a 90-Minute Segway Tour from Seattle By Segway ($75 Value)

Seattle By Segway

Seattle

Autobalancing personal transporters whisk guests off on gliding tours of Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market, and the Space Needle

$75 $35

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Food Tour of Pike Place Market for Two or Four from Savor Seattle (Up to 49% Off)

Savor Seattle

Pike Place Market Entrance

Guides lead a two-hour cultural and food tour through 9 vendors at Pike Place Market, sampling a variety of bites from seafood to chocolate

$79.98 $42

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Museum Admission for 2 or 4 or a One-Year Single or Family Membership Nordic Heritage Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Nordic Heritage Museum

Ballard

The museum sheds light on the unsung heroes of the last century and beyond who came from Nordic countries and made their mark in the States

$16 $10

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Pioneer Square or Tacoma Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Spooked in Seattle Ghost Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Spooked in Seattle Ghost Tours

Multiple Locations

90-minute tours led by ghost hunters takes participants through the haunted buildings of Pioneer Square or downtown Tacoma

$32 $17

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$224 for a Scenic Boat Tour for Up to Six from Dreamboat Seattle ($600 Value)

Dreamboat Seattle

Eastlake

Completely restored wooden vessel totes groups of six passengers across Seattle waters during scenic tours

$600 $224

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Downtown Walking Tour for One or Two from Seattle Architecture Foundation (Up to 40% Off)

Seattle Architecture Foundation

Central Business District

Choose from eight downtown walking tours, which focus on general architecture, art deco, building adornments, and hidden treasures

$15 $9.50

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$45 for 60–80-Minute Coffee Tour and Tasting for Two at Caffè Appassionato ($89 Value)

Caffe Appassionato Coffee Co

Fisherman's Terminal

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Appassionato's slow roasting process, which turns arabica beans into aromatic, full-bodied coffee blends

$89 $45

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Trip to Leavenworth Christmas Lights Festival for One from Customized Tours (Up to 34% Off). 3 Dates Available.

Customized Tours

EMP at the Seattle Center

Guests tour the shops and eateries in the old-world-style Bavarian-themed village, gathering at dusk for the lights ceremony

$120 $79

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Explore the Hidden Geology of Downtown Seattle

Geology-Themed Architecture Tour

Seattle

Naturalist David B. Williams takes you through downtown and reveals the billions of years of history infused into the city's architecture

$25

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Holiday Duck Tour for Two, Four, Six, or Eight from Ride the Ducks of Seattle (Up to 50% Off)

Ride the Ducks of Seattle

Westlake Center

Wacky Captains lead sing-alongs while cruising on land, exploring the holidays in downtown Seattle

$30 $18

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Admission for Two or Four at Smith Tower Observation Deck (Up to 47% Off)

Smith Tower Observation Deck

Pioneer Square

Classic open-air observation deck grants views of the modern downtown and surrounding mountain ranges

$15 $8

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EMP Museum is a tribute to cultural icons as well as a breeding ground for the next generation of musicians and societal shapers. Here, attendees don?t just stand before exhibits that explore Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones, but throw down their own musical chops in interactive exhibits such as Sound Lab, where they riff on an electric guitar, bang on drums, and tweak acoustics behind a mixing console. On Stage also gets guests to grip instruments, but under the hot lights of the stage, where they can pretend to entertain legions of fans or accompany their nephew?s birthday party.

The museum also curates rotating exhibits that celebrate modern cultural achievements. These have showcased the impact of Nirvana?s career alongside historic artifacts as diverse as Hendrix?s Stratocaster from Woodstock and Neo?s black futuristic coat from Matrix Reloaded. As home to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, the museum also spotlights luminaries such as Ray Bradbury and Steven Spielberg, who have shaped a generation?s imagination while warning people about the perils of suppressing ingenuity, ideas, and viewpoints.

All of the educational programming and special events unfold inside the architectural jewel that is the EMP Museum. Designed by Frank O. Gehry, the building?s 3,000 stainless-steel panels shimmer and seemingly swing through the air. This fluidity, which can alter its appearance depending on the time of day and light conditions, is about ?reminding audiences that music and culture is constantly evolving,? as the museum?s website states.

325 5th Ave N
Seattle,
WA
US

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden aren't just places with chilly winters and beautiful sea ports. They're the five Nordic countries, and since 1980, Nordic Heritage Museum has been the only museum in the U.S. to celebrate the contributions of immigrants from that area. Today the museum continues that tradition by sharing their rich history through carefully cultivated exhibits.?

  • Size: three floors of permanent exhibits displaying part of a 65,000-piece collection that includes artifacts, fine art, and music
  • Immigration Stories: Lifelike dioramas spin the tale of a Scandinavian family immigrating to the U.S. in the 19th century. The exhibit traces their path?from their entrance at Ellis Island through their travel west to Ballard?with scenes from a post office, a blacksmith shop, and a family home.
  • Common Bonds: Five third-floor galleries dedicated to the people from each Nordic country celebrate immigrant contributions achievements in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Past Exhibits: Danish Modern: Design for Living displayed mid-century modern era furniture designed by Danish artists, including Hans Wegner's famed Round Chair.
  • Special Programs: At Craft School, artisans teach techniques such as woodcarving and photo preservation.
3014 NW 67th St
Seattle,
WA
US

As the founder of Seattle Food Tours, Michael Rogers couldn't have started a more perfect business for himself: as a former chef and frequent traveler, he appreciates the feeling of discovering new places. He's surrounded himself with a team of similarly knowledgeable tour guides, including a professional baker, a wine tasting expert, and an international tour guide.

Given the group's impressive backgrounds, it's not surprising that they operate top-notch excursions. They lead the curious through Pike Place Market, and even though it's one of the most visited culinary destinations in the country, their trip grants access to five spots not featured on any other market tour. A progressive dinner through Belltown Restaurants welcomes groups to sample libations from a nationally renowned cocktail bar, and taste the creations of a sushi chef who is a two-time James Beard nominee. Each outing can be amended for vegetarians or those with fork allergies, or reserved for private groups.

1912 Pike Pl.
Seattle,
WA
US

Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry, known around town by its MOHAI acronym, recently relocated to a waterfront location in South Lake Union, and is now housed in the former Naval Reserve Armory building. It’s a smart change for the popular historical and educational spot, considering its new proximity to some of Seattle’s biggest businesses: outdoor retailer REI and Amazon.com. The museum’s permanent collection traces the city’s history, with nods to the city’s 1962 World’s Fair, the surprising 1999 WTO riots, and the birth and growth of aerospace giant Boeing. Temporary exhibits address topics as diverse as Seattle-specific artists, the history of gay culture citywide or the many engineering feats that have helped a region filled with bodies of water and steep slopes stay connected. The newly-opened Bezos Center for Innovation explores Seattle’s history of entrepreneurship and engages guests in interactive activities to elicit their inner CEO.

2700 24th Ave E
Seattle,
WA
US

The craft masters at Seattle Glassblowing Studio & Gallery guide pupils to artistic bliss by expounding on a spectrum of steps needed to create intricate pieces. Whether joining 10?25 fellow artisans in a group workshop or forming a clique in a one- to three-person private class, students turn provided materials into bowls, cups, and decorative piles of glass shards. Professional glass wielders safely impart etiquette and basic techniques such as gathering glass on a rod and shaping it into colorful geometric forms.

The shop's instructors also offer their own artistic services, including custom commissions such as functional lighting and installation pieces. Damaged glass heirlooms undergo repairs in the cold-working shop, where artisans restore shattered pieces and polish away dullness left behind by covetous pawing.

2227 5th Ave
Seattle,
WA
US

Presented as a gift to Seattle residents from Charles and Emma Frye, two philanthropic Seattleites, the Frye Art Museum in the First Hill neighborhood is lean and low when viewed from the street. The building’s stark mid-century concrete profile belies the rich collection of artwork and airy galleries held inside. Opened in 1952 as a home for the couple’s private collection of 232 paintings, entrance is free in perpetuity for Seattle residents. And while the Frye founding collection focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century paintings, visiting exhibitions have expanded this content and routinely feature contemporary artists such as Mark Mitchell, Joshua Kohl, Jason Hirata, Henry Darger and Helmi Juvonen, among others. The museum also hosts a gift shop and small cafe with outdoor seating in warm months, but is closed on Mondays.

704 Terry Ave
Seattle,
WA
US