The beautiful Pacific Northwest is full of adventure and activities. Seattle is the hub for all of this. From our many lakes and waterfronts, Seattle has many fun activities to participate in. Boating on South Lake Union, fishing or shrimping on a boat in Elliott Bay, kayaking in Ballard and standup paddle boarding on Lake Washington. The list goes on and on if you love getting on the water. If you want to choose other relaxing activities there are many boat cruises that show many of the sights and tours of Seattle. Argosy Cruise Lines and Waterway Charters offers many boating tour options in Seattle.
If you wanted to explore the many mountains and hiking trails, Seattle is a great place to start. Within an hour of Downtown Seattle you can be on your way hiking to the top of a mountain. The Cascade Mountain range to the East and the Olympic Mountain range to the West provide for great outdoor adventures for all ages. Not to mention many tourists and locals love visiting Mt. Rainier to the South. This active volcano is one of the largest mountains in America and provides for some amazing views and natural scenery.
A visit to Seattle would not be complete without exploring Downtown Seattle. Some of our favorite things to do are all here. Pike Place Market is a great starting point for any adventure. You can hang out in the market and explore the many local vendors and merchants in one of the largest public markets in America. See fresh salmon fly or smell amazing fresh cut flower arrangements...the Pike Place Market is a great visit for locals and tourists.
Classic Seattle Landmarks
Seattle Space Needle - The most iconic structure in the city has a beautiful view from the top. Watch as you get a 360 degree look at the city while enjoying a meal in it's rotating restaurant.
Ballard Locks - Watch boats go through the convergence zone where the sea meets our fresh water lakes. Make sure you check out the underwater fish ladder and see the salmon swim by.
Kerry Park - Favorite view of Downtown Seattle atop of historic Queen Anne Hill
Classic Seattle Restaurants - Where Should We Eat before or after the Brewery Tour?
Seafood is awesome in Seattle. You can't go wrong at the following Seafood spots.
Elliot's Oyster House (Pier 56)
Ivar's Acres of Clams (Pier 54)
Cutters Crabhouse (North of Pike Place Market)
Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House - One of the Best Happy Hour Menus in Seattle
Other local Downtown Seattle options
Japonessa - Sushi and more near Pike Place Market
Salumi Artisan Cured Meats
Classic Seattle Bars or Watering Holes
Taphouse - 160 plus beers on tap in Downtown Seattle
Kell's Irish Bar - Classic bar in Pike Place Market
Brouwer's Cafe - 64 beers on tap in Fremont
Feierabend - German beer bar in South Lake Union
Classic Seattle Fun Things to Do
Seattle Mariners Game at Safeco Field
Seattle Seahawks Game at Century Link Field
Seattle Sonics Game at Key Arena....oh snap they moved to Oklahoma, thanks again David Stern
Experience Music Project
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Underground Seattle Tour
Walk through Pike Place Market - Watch the Flying Fish
San Juan Safaris - Whale watching and wildlife tours
Road Dogs Seattle Brewery Tour - Number one on our list!