Planning a trip to Seattle? Here are 5 popular Seattle tourist attractions that you won’t want to miss!
1. The Space Needle
Let’s start with Seattle’s icon and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city.
The Space Needle was built in 1962 for the World’s Fair and was once the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.
The observation deck stands at 520 feet (160 meters) and gives you a stunning vantage point of the rest of the city.
Feeling hungry? The Space Needle also has a rotating restaurant, Sky City Restaurant, that operates 500 feet (150 meters) in the air. Like the observation deck, Sky City Restaurant also offers excellent views of the city — with the added perk of delicious food.
More than a million people visit The Space Needle each year, making this one tourist attraction you can’t miss!
Seattle Space Needle Price
General admission prices are:
- Adult $32.50 to $37.50
- Youth (ages 5-12) $24.50 to $28.50
- Seniors (65 years and up) $27.50 to $32.50
Entry prices vary depending on the day and time that you go.
For more details, you can visit the official Space Needle website.
2. Seattle Great Wheel
Standing at 175 feet tall, the Seattle Great Wheel was the tallest Ferris wheel on the West Coast when it was built in 2012.
The Great Wheel is located on Pier 57 and gives riders a gorgeous view of the Puget Sound and the city. The ride is between 15 and 20 minutes during which the wheel does three full rotations.
This is the perfect Seattle tourist attraction for someone who wants to have a quick rest break but doesn’t want to stop sightseeing.
Seattle Great Wheel Cost
Admission to the Great Wheel is:
- Adults (anyone over the age of 12) $15 apiece
- Youth (ages 3-11) $10 each
- Senior tickets $13
- Seattle Great Wheel VIP tickets $50 (VIP tickets give you access to the Great Wheel’s VIP gondola. It is outfitted with leather seats and a glass floor)
For more details, you can visit the official Seattle Great Wheel website.
3. Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market, one of Seattle’s greatest treasures and most popular tourist attractions, is a farmers’ market that opened in 1907. It is one of the longest-running farmers’ markets in the US and sees more than 10 million visitors annually.
Pike Place Market offers a vibrant look into Seattle’s food and street culture and is one of the best tastes of the city that a tourist can get.
Pike Place Market Cost
Pike Place Market is free to wander!
There is no entry fee associated with the market and the only money you spend will be on items from the market that you wish to purchase.
The market is open weekdays from 9 am to 6 pm and on Sundays from 9 am to 5 pm.
4. Museum Of Flight
If you’re in the mood for an educational tourist attraction, then The Museum Of Flight is the place for you!
This cutting-edge museum is perfect for all ages and explores the evolution of flight, from the first aircraft, all the way into the future. The Museum Of Flight’s bigger-than-life displays are especially popular among children.
Museum Of Flight Ticket Prices
General admission tickets cost:
- Adult $25
- Senior $21
- Youth (ages 5-17) $16
- Children (ages 0-4) FREE!
The Museum Of Flight periodically offers special tours and exhibitions, so check the website before going to see which displays are in season.
5. Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room
Whether you’re a coffee addict or just someone who likes a stiff, warm brew, you will love the Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room.
The Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room has been appropriately called the “Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory Of Coffee.” Endless brass tubes, glass bottles, hissing steam, and the smell of roasting coffee fill the entire space, giving it an almost magical aesthetic!
If you, like many Seattleites, are a coffee snob, Starbucks Reserve Roastery is a Seattle attraction that you won’t want to leave off your itinerary.
Starbucks Reserve Roastery Cost
Open daily from 6:30 am to 11:00 pm, the Reserve Roastery has no admission fee and doesn’t require a reservation.
Book A Tour Of Your Favorite Seattle Attractions Today
Planning a trip to Seattle? If you are and you’d like to experience all the tourist activities that the city has to offer, why not book a Seattle downtown tour to enhance your vacation?
Shutter Tours offers engaging tour packages for popular attractions in Seattle. If you would like the full Seattle experience with guides who know Seattle inside and out, contact Shutter Tours today.