Sightseeing in Washington

Market Ghost Tour – 45% Off Walking Tour

Market Ghost Tour

Seattle

$16.50 $9

Guides tell spooky historical yarns on a 75-minute walking ghost tour through Pike Place Market

Up to 38% Off Hop-On / Hop-Off Trolley Tour

Emerald City Trolley

Seattle

$28 $18

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Hop-on/hop-off tours whisk folks around town to museums, landmarks, and attractions

Up to 47% Off at Smith Tower Observation Deck

Smith Tower Observation Deck

Pioneer Square

$15 $8

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

Up to 32% Off a Historical Tour of Pike Place Market

Public Market Tours

Seattle

$38 $26.50

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Stroll through Pike Place Market’s bustling streets for an hour, exploring its shops and learning about its history

Up to 38% Off Membership to Seattle Architecture Foundation

Seattle Architecture Foundation

Central Business District

$40 $25

Individual and couple memberships include a complimentary tour; family memberships include a $40 credit toward programs

Up to 56% Off The Fremont Tour for Two or Four

The Fremont Tour

Solstice Plaza

$40 $19

90-minute tour explores neighborhood as guides intersect facts about sights with mix of public sculpture and improvisational street theatre

49% Off Coffee Tour and Tasting at Caffè Appassionato

Caffe Appassionato Coffee Co

Fisherman's Terminal

$89 $45

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

Up to 61% Off Segway Tour of Seattle

West Coast Entertainment

Multiple Locations

$75 $37

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

Up to 61% Off Segway Tour of Seattle

West Coast Entertainment

Multiple Locations

$75 $37

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

Up to 47% Off Seattle Helicopter Tour

Helicopters Northwest

Georgetown

$270 $141.99

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Pilot lifts up to three guests 500–1,000 ft. above Seattle for a 20-minute city-landmark tour

Learn to Spot Wild Edibles with a Nature Writer

Guided Nature Tour

Seattle

$20 $20

Wild foods writer Langdon Cook meets you outdoors for a tranquil hike through the old growth of Seward Park

Learn to Spot Wild Edibles with a Nature Writer

Guided Nature Hike

Seward Park

$20 $20

Wild foods writer Langdon Cook meets you outdoors for a tranquil hike through the old growth of Seward Park

39% Off Steam-Train Ride

Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum

Chehalis

$14 $8.50

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75-minute rides cover a 12-mile route that passes wooded forests, old farmsteads, country homes, and tranquil scenes of nature

Up to 45% Off Blake Island Adventure Cruise

Argosy Cruises

Central Waterfront

$40 $22

Spend an entire Saturday exploring the beaches and hiking trails of Blake Island State Park

43% Off from Taste Seattle Food Tours

Taste Seattle Food Tours

Seattle

$138 $79

Tours take guests around the restaurants and bars of Pioneer Square, explaining the history of the neighborhood and providing tasty samples

Up to 43% Off Seattle Food Tours

Seattle Food Tours

On Location

$71.07 $42

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Enjoy a progressive dinner at four Belltown restaurants and a cocktail lounge, or explore Pike Place Market's stalls and shops

Up to 48% Off a Camel Encounter and Tour

Camel Safari

Bellingham

C$150 C$79

Meet and learn about one- and two-hump camels, play with baby camels, and venture around the farm's grounds overlooking Mount Baker

Half Off Winery Passport

Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail

Yakima Valley

$10 $5

Winery passport unlocks benefits at more than 15 wineries; completion of passport warrants exclusive invitation to an event in August

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

CitySolve Urban Race

88 Keys Dueling Piano Bar - Start/End of Race

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

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Seattle Scenic Flights' skilled pilots offer you a chance to see the city in a brand-new way: from the clouds. On flights ranging in duration from 30 minutes to 60 minutes, you'll get a bird's-eye view of landmarks such as Lake Washington, Safeco Field, Qwest Field, and Fisherman's Terminal. Enjoy aerial freedom like a sparrow on parole as you soar above the Space Needle, downtown Bellevue, and the University of Washington.

Seattle Scenic Flights can also set up aspiring pilots on an introductory flight lesson to the San Juan Islands. You and a friend will commandeer a Cessna Skyhawk with an FAA Certified Flight Instructor for a flight to the islands, where you'll then deplane for two hours to shop for souvenirs, savor the local fare, or snap pictures before heading back toward the mainland. Your flight counts 100% towards the FAA requirements for pilot training and will be documented in an official pilot logbook.

8535 Perimeter Rd S
Seattle,
WA
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Oftentimes when people talk about what inspired them to start a new business venture, they wax nostalgic about family history or speak profoundly about a life-changing event. But in the case of Savor Spokane, the founders were inspired by a completely mediocre experience. While on a city food tour in 2009, they had an OK time, but left feeling like there should have been more...something.

They mulled it over, and eventually realized what was missing: their tour hadn't been local enough. So, they began developing a framework for what they thought would be a more complete experience. They wanted local food, local guides, and an integration of relevant historical and cultural information.

Today, these are exactly the kinds of tours they organize with Savor Spokane. Though the focus is food or wine, as groups walk from destination to destination, they pick up interesting tidbits about Spokane geography, architecture, and culture. The guides say they've been able to enlighten both tourists and locals, often finding even lifelong residents admit they've learned something new, been to a restaurant they didn't realize was there, or figured out their key to the city doesn't actually open anything.

507 Howard St
Spokane,
WA
US

Quincy Henry has traveled to almost every state in the US, but Tacoma, Washington, still occupies the largest place in his heart. Quincy decided to start I Heart Tacoma Sidewalk Tours so that he could share his love of his native city with anybody with a thirst for knowledge.

During his walking tours, Quincy highlights the architectural, historical, and recreational marvels of what he believes to be an unfairly overlooked city. On his historical downtown tour, he highlights Tacoma's history as a booming rail town and waxes poetic on its modern-day transformation. Alternatively, the pub and grub crawl is a culinary adventure that makes stops at Tacoma's best eateries, breweries, and coffeehouses for food, fun, and more insider history than you can find on the back of a menu or the bottom of a bowl of alphabet soup.

409 Puyallup Ave Suite 11
Tacoma,
WA
US

For Seattle-based Aaron Baggenstos, "it's not just about capturing a photograph, it's about connecting with the natural world.” From his experience traveling the world and capturing internationally recognized wildlife portraits, Baggenstos understands the value of experiencing nature's wonders firsthand. His tours range from two-hour private introductions to the feathered denizens of Seattle to three-day camping trips on the snow-capped, elk-laden Olympic Peninsula. Explorers don't even need to bring their own camera, as Baggenstos is happy to send the shots he takes by email or heron. Those who do want to improve their photography will not be disappointed, as Baggenstos gives not only practical advice about camera settings and image composition but also tips on finding a good camera at a reasonable price. By acting as an explorer first and a photography instructor second, Baggenstos fosters a shared sense of awe and provides tours suited for nature and wild-life enthusiasts.

12133 SE 41st st.
Bellevue,
Washington
US

After his first time riding a Segway, 11-year-old Gregg Jantz Jr. was hooked. There weren’t Segway tours in his hometown of Edmonds, so he and his father went to the company’s headquarters in New Hampshire to learn more about the self-balancing transporters. They were excited about what they learned there, leading to the creation of Segway of Edmonds.

Today, visitors can take 90-minute tours of Puget Sound. By day, the tours take a historical angle, and educate groups about Olympic Beach and the mills that used to sit along the coast. Sunset tours create beautiful photo ops, and can be arranged to end with dinner at one of the waterfront restaurants. All tours begin with a 30-minute orientation session, and guides stop occasionally to take photos of groups and make sure no one has fused to their Segway. Visitors can also rent Segways for self-guided tours.

401 Main Street
Edmonds,
WA
US

Established in 1999, Wheel Fun Rentals provides locals and tourists with an engaging way to sightsee while promoting a healthy lifestyle impossible to achieve while buckled to a car seat or an Acme rocket. Customers can rent a wide range of vehicles, such as a double pedal boat ($35/hour), surrey ($20/hour for a single; $30/hour for a double), cruiser bike ($10/hour), barracuda boat ($20/hour for a single, $35/hour for a double), or kayak ($20/hour). Snuggled up in the paddle- or pedal-propelled vessel of your choice, traverse the vibrant urban trails of Avenue A or Heritage Square, or skim the glittering waters of the Holladay Park and Quatat Park. Check each location's home page for full lists of activity options.

415 1st Avenue
Seaside,
OR
US