Tours in Washington

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

Coach Steam-Train Ride to Ruth or Milburn from Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum (Up to 41% Off)

Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum

Chehalis

$14 $8.50

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Steam-train rides cover a route that passes wooded forests, old farmsteads, country homes, and tranquil scenes of nature

Coach Steam-Train Ride to Milburn or Ruth from Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum (Up to 41% Off)

Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum

Chehalis

$14 $8.50

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Coach rides on a restored steam train pass wooded forests, old farmsteads, country homes, and tranquil scenes of nature

Camel Encounter and Segway Tour for One or Two from Camel Safari (Up to 48% Off)

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

Camel Encounter and Segway Tour for One or Two from Camel Safari (Up to 48% Off)

Camel Safari

Bellingham

$150 $79

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

Regular Steam-Engine Excursion for Two from Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum

Elbe

$62 $31

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Weave through timbered foothills, alongside mountain streams, and across wooden trestles aboard a train led by a historic locomotive

One or Two Winery Passports, Valid at 15 Wineries from Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail (Half Off)

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

One-Hour Deception Pass Boat Tour for One, Two, or Four from Deception Pass Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Deception Pass Tours

Anacortes

$34.95 $17

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A Coast Guard–certified captain explains local history and wildlife from a high-speed catamaran during a one-hour tours

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

Seattle Architecture Foundation

Central Business District

$15 $9.50

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

$10 Buys You a Coupon for 15% Off a Canal Tour Valued at $275 or More

Cedar Wave Adventures by Sea

Gatewood

$10 $10

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

$141.99 for a Seattle Helicopter Tour for Up to Three from Helicopters Northwest (Up to $270 Value)

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

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Spokane

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Spooked in Seattle Ghost Tours (Up to 63% Off)

Spooked in Seattle Ghost Tours

Multiple Locations

$32 $15

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Tours and events held by ghost hunters take participants through haunted locales and give an inside look into paranormal investigation

Segway Tour for One, Two, or Four from Segway of Edmonds (Up to 57% Off)

Segway of Edmonds

City Of Edmonds

$75 $37

Learn about Edmonds history or snap pictures of beautiful waterfront sunsets during 90-minute Segway tours along Puget Sound

$199 for a 45-Minute San Juan Islands Scenic Flight from Westwind Aviation ($267 Value)

Westwind Aviation

Friday Harbor

$267 $199

Scenic tours fly above a group of 172 picturesque islands surrounded by orca whales, located approximately 60 miles northwest of Seattle

Railway Car Ride for Two or Four at Lake Whatcom Railway (50% Off)

Lake Whatcom Railway

Bellingham

$24 $12

Relax in railway cars while chugging along scenic views of Lake Whatcom

Orca Whale-Watching Tour for One, Two, or Four from Mystic Sea Charters (Up to 42% Off)

Mystic Sea Charters

Cap Sante Marina A Dock

$105 $65

Five- to six-hour tour guarantees passengers an up-close view of orca whales as an onboard naturalist shares interesting facts

River Tour and Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six from Triad River Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Triad River Tours

Happy Valley

$158 $79

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Savor local wines and glimpse fall foliage on a tranquil river, where record numbers of salmon are expected to attract numerous bald eagles

Tour of Pike Place Market for Two or Four with Seattle VIP Savings Cards from Public Market Tours (Up to 32% Off)

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

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The Three Faces of Space Needle

Sky-High Views

At 520 feet tall, the Space Needle was once the tallest structure west of the Mississippi. Here, though, the spectacular, panoramic view make the east’s mighty river look like a rambling brook. To the west, the waters of Puget Sound and Elliott Bay glimmer in the sunlight. To the south, Mount Rainier peeks over the skyscrapers and neighborhoods of downtown Seattle, sprawled all the way to Lake Union and the distant ridges of the Cascade Mountain Range.

A Rotating Menu

Just 20 feet below the observation deck, diners at SkyCity Restaurant let the 360-degree panorama revolve around them. Powered by a single 1.5-horsepower motor, SkyCity was only the second revolving restaurant in the world when it was built. Today, there are dozens of such restaurants worldwide, but SkyCity continues to distinguish itself with a carefully curated menu by Executive Chef Jeff Maxfield. Specializing in Pacific Northwest cuisine, Chef Maxfield was invited to cook a six-course meal at the James Beard House in October 2013—a testament to his work at SkyCity, whose menu includes everything from jumbo sea scallops to pear-and-brie agnolotti. For dessert, diners are invited to soak up the sweet views from the observation deck free of charge.

A Point in Seattle’s History

Since its construction in 1962, the Space Needle has become one of America’s most iconic architectural achievements. To prepare for the 1962 World’s Fair, crews constructed the Space Needle in a mere 400 days, earning the structure the unofficial title of “400 Day Wonder.” More than a million visitors visit the Needle every year, whether to eat at SkyCity, survey the Emerald City, or simply stand within the Earth’s last line of defense should a giant balloon ever descend on the Northwest.

400 Broad St
Seattle,
WA
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Inspired by The Amazing Race, CityScape Adventures—held across the United States—entangle race participants in webs of 12 puzzles and challenges in citywide races to the finish line. Participants compete in teams of two, using their wits, teamwork, and underground network of mutant-turtle spies to complete the tasks given at the start of the race. The 12 challenges take the form of puzzles, riddles, and clues that guide treasure hunters to a specific location within the city, where each team must complete a special task using only their cleverness and muscles. Players can also use the Internet, and the winning team is usually the one that best leverages its resources. The first team to successfully complete all tasks and vault over the finish line will receive a prize and assembly line of high-fives.

825 West Riverside Avenue
Spokane,
WA
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What happens when you say "Bloody Mary" three times? The masterminds behind Shadows Haunted Attraction won't say, but they invite all intrepid guests to find out for themselves. Once the group theatrical experience begins, none of the house's 15–20 visitors can leave, even if candles ominously flicker or ghostly faces begin materializing in mirrors. Afterward, guest can brave more scares inside the eponymous Shadows, a maze where startling, mildly gory frights lurk around every turn. Designed by Sinister Pointe Haunted Attractions, both haunts teem with volunteer actors trained in more effective scare tactics than threatening to tattle. Neither Shadows attraction is recommended for children 12 and under.

2800 Southcenter Mall
Tukwila,
WA
US

Along routes covering up to 12 miles, the modern world disappears into a plume of steam, and the sound of a locomotive's whistle rings through the air. The main attraction at the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum doesn't sit behind glass. It travels up and down the old Milwaukee Road track, passing by historic farmlands and over wooden trestles.

Restored to its former glory, the museum's 1916 vintage steam locomotive pulls an open passenger coach and a dining coach on trips back into time. Along the way, eyes feast on the greenery of the upper Chehalis Valley, which forms the backdrop for all of these excursions. Depending on the trip, the train may set the stage for a murder mystery dinner or transform into the Polar Express, just when Santa thought he was about to get time off for the holidays.

1101 SW Sylvenus St.
Chehalis,
WA
US

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Established: 2013

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Parking: Parking lot

Recommended Age Group: Adults

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Stand-up paddleboard lessons and tours

Q&A with Joel Thompson, Owner/instructor

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

I was a whitewater and sea kayak instructor and guide for nine years, so stand-up paddleboarding felt like the perfect extension of my love of the water. I have also raced in many different bike disciplines and attempt to ride or exercise outside daily. I started Dog Star Adventure Tours in order to share my passion for exploring the amazing natural area in the Northwest and beyond.

I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?

The beauty of stand-up paddleboarding (also known as SUP) is that in the correct environment, it's extremely safe and the learning curve is quick. We provide PFD's, which are inflatable belt packs, so if you fall in you will float. We also teach you how to get back on the board in a few steps. The whole process of learning gives you a sense of accomplishment in a short period of time.

As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?

I have been apart of the watersports community for more than 17 years. In that time, I've taught countless numbers of individuals and couples how to kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddleboarding. I have been AC-certified, CPR and first aid certified, and advanced wilderness first aid certified. We keep a ratio of instructors to a max of four-to-one to insure safety, enhance communication, and guarantee personalized instruction.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Stand-up paddleboarding is about having fun. That is the experience that Dog Star Adventure Tours is providing to our students. It's an activity that is extremely social and appropriate for all ages.

20934 SW 103rd Dr.
Tualatin,
OR
US

As fall winds sweep over the land, all manner of horrifying creatures descend on Scream Fair Halloween Haunt to feast on visitors' shrieks. Multiple themed areas provide a host of different scares to curdle the blood of even the bravest souls, and new horrors rumble the walls each season. In previous years, vampires have hunted the living, murderous lunatics have escaped their cells, and Michael Myers has caught an unlucky few in order to subject them to his vacation photos.

1775 Front St
Lynden,
WA
US