Boeing factory tour
Not in Seattle strictly speaking, but a very popular tour worth the trip north to Everett. Reservations recommended.
Microsoft Visitors’ Center/Museum
They say Bill spends most of his time here these days, shaking hands with visitors and passing out free money. Just kidding.
Beneath the Streets
A more personal look at what is underneath Seattle’s Pioneer Square (birthplace of Seattle).
Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room
We could have put this under coffee shops, but there are better choices for that.
Pike Place Market
One of the city’s most popular destinations for natives and tourists alike. See the original Starbucks, but watch out for flying salmon!
Seattle Great Wheel
A new addition to the waterfront, the great wheel is built over the water and is the tallest wheel on the West Coast.
Dining, art galleries and more amidst historic old Seattle buildings. Home of the underground tour.
Woodland Park Zoo
Besides award-winning naturalistic animal exhibits, hosts a great family-friendly summer concert series, Zoo Tunes.
Rem Koolhaas-designed building opened in 2004 to both acclaim and controversy. Free tours (both General and Architectural) available.
Officially the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, this engineering marvel allows boat traffic to pass from Lake Washington into Puget Sound but prevents the lake, at higher elevation, from draining into the Sound. See the pesky sea lions devouring the spawning salmon!
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