Best sights in Seattle

Check out the top sights in Seattle, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Space Needle
1. Space Needle
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241 local reviews
400 Broad St, Seattle
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Ping
A great sightseeing spot you can not miss if you are in Seattle
Kanchi
Space Needle is an iconic Seattle observatory. It has a restaurant at the observatory level. If you get lunch/…
Carol
Space Needle you can sightsee and dine miles in the air while enjoying the view of Seattle.
1. Space Needle
1. Space Needle
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241 local reviews
400 Broad St, Seattle
Ping
Ping
A great sightseeing spot you can not miss if you are in Seattle
Kanchi
Kanchi
Space Needle is an iconic Seattle observatory. It has a restaurant at the observatory level. If you get lunch/dinner at the restaurant, the …
Carol
Carol
Space Needle you can sightsee and dine miles in the air while enjoying the view of Seattle.
2. Columbia Center
2. Columbia Center
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11 local reviews
701 5th Ave, Seattle
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+1 206-386-5151
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Tanya
Tallest building in Seattle has a view point you can access for $8.00 and you get a better sightline of Seattl…
Cyndi And Tom
Take in the sights from 75 stories up! Best views in town.
Cyndi And Tom
Take in the sights from 75 stories up! Best views in town.
2. Columbia Center
2. Columbia Center
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11 local reviews
701 5th Ave, Seattle
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+1 206-386-5151
Tanya
Tanya
Tallest building in Seattle has a view point you can access for $8.00 and you get a better sightline of Seattle than from the space needle.
Cyndi And Tom
Cyndi And Tom
Take in the sights from 75 stories up! Best views in town.
Cyndi And Tom
Cyndi And Tom
Take in the sights from 75 stories up! Best views in town.
3. Seattle Aquarium
3. Seattle Aquarium
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57 local reviews
1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 206-386-4300
AquariumPoint of interestEstablishment
Jody and Ray
Fun shops and you get to see the marine life. The ferris wheel is close by and while on the top of it there ar…
Jack
Is is a fabulous aquarium on the waterfront with many other points of interest along the mile of waterfront pi…
Eliza
Pricey but fun for kids. Lots of cute marine mammals.
3. Seattle Aquarium
3. Seattle Aquarium
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57 local reviews
1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 206-386-4300
Jody and Ray
Jody and Ray
Fun shops and you get to see the marine life. The ferris wheel is close by and while on the top of it there are amazing sights to see of t…
Jack
Jack
Is is a fabulous aquarium on the waterfront with many other points of interest along the mile of waterfront piers with restaurants and activ…
Eliza
Eliza
Pricey but fun for kids. Lots of cute marine mammals.
4. Ballard (Hiram M. Chittenden) Locks
4. Ballard (Hiram M. Chittenden) Locks
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191 local reviews
3015 NW 54th St, Seattle
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 206-780-2500
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Ashley
All Free. Catch the salmon room in the fall to have an incredible experience! Year-round visitor center, beaut…
Michael
Seattle history at its finest. Construction of a ship canal to link Lake Washington and Puget Sound began in 1…
Nicole
Today the Hiram M. Chittenden (aka Ballard) Locks are the Nation's busiest with nearly 50,000 vessels/yr. "loc…
4. Ballard (Hiram M. Chittenden) Locks
4. Ballard (Hiram M. Chittenden) Locks
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191 local reviews
3015 NW 54th St, Seattle
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 206-780-2500
Ashley
Ashley
All Free. Catch the salmon room in the fall to have an incredible experience! Year-round visitor center, beautiful gardens and, of course, t…
Michael
Michael
Seattle history at its finest. Construction of a ship canal to link Lake Washington and Puget Sound began in 1911. The Locks officially open…
Nicole
Nicole
Today the Hiram M. Chittenden (aka Ballard) Locks are the Nation's busiest with nearly 50,000 vessels/yr. "locking through". Boats 'lock thr…
5. Pike Place Market
5. Pike Place Market
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381 local reviews
Pike Place Market, Seattle
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Mumtaz
The Market is one of the country’s oldest farmers markets. It will amaze, delight and inspire you offering a m…
Ashley
Hop on the 522 express and get off at Union St & 4th Ave for a quick jaunt to Pikes Place Market - one of the …
Katy
This is a must for any visit to the City. Although it is touristy, I still love going! Make sure to stop by El…
5. Pike Place Market
5. Pike Place Market
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381 local reviews
Pike Place Market, Seattle
Mumtaz
Mumtaz
The Market is one of the country’s oldest farmers markets. It will amaze, delight and inspire you offering a multisensory experience of sigh…
Ashley
Ashley
Hop on the 522 express and get off at Union St & 4th Ave for a quick jaunt to Pikes Place Market - one of the most famous and sensorial Seat…
Katy
Katy
This is a must for any visit to the City. Although it is touristy, I still love going! Make sure to stop by Ellenos Greek Yogurt for amazing…
6. Agua Verde Café and Paddle Club
6. Agua Verde Café and Paddle Club
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52 local reviews
1303 NE Boat St, Seattle
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 206-545-8570 ext. 101
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Diana
Take a walk or a short bike ride across the University bridge to Aqua Verde. See Seattle from the water! Rent …
Peggy & Kevin
Take a walk or a short bike ride across the University bridge to Aqua Verde. See Seattle from the water! Ren…
Judith
Rent a kayak and paddle out to explore Lake Union - views of downtown, houseboats, seaplanes, and more! Plus …
6. Agua Verde Café and Paddle Club
6. Agua Verde Café and Paddle Club
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52 local reviews
1303 NE Boat St, Seattle
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 206-545-8570 ext. 101
Diana
Diana
Take a walk or a short bike ride across the University bridge to Aqua Verde. See Seattle from the water! Rent a kayak and paddle around Lake…
Peggy & Kevin
Peggy & Kevin
Take a walk or a short bike ride across the University bridge to Aqua Verde. See Seattle from the water! Rent a kayak and paddle around La…
Judith
Judith
Rent a kayak and paddle out to explore Lake Union - views of downtown, houseboats, seaplanes, and more! Plus great Mexican food before or a…
7. Capitol Hill
7. Capitol Hill
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44 local reviews
Capitol Hill, Seattle
NeighborhoodPolitical
Chris & Janna
Capitol Hill has everything. A booming nightlife, loaded with art in the streets and buildings, diverse cultur…
William
Cap Hill has loads of places to eat, sightsee, shop, relax. There's a farmers market on Sundays year long. Lig…
Jyoti And Tushar
Walk the strip on Broadway and take in the Seattle vibes
7. Capitol Hill
7. Capitol Hill
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44 local reviews
Capitol Hill, Seattle
Chris & Janna
Chris & Janna
Capitol Hill has everything. A booming nightlife, loaded with art in the streets and buildings, diverse culture, amazing eats and drinks, gr…
William
William
Cap Hill has loads of places to eat, sightsee, shop, relax. There's a farmers market on Sundays year long. Light rail is also here and can g…
Jyoti And Tushar
Jyoti And Tushar
Walk the strip on Broadway and take in the Seattle vibes
8. Ride the Ducks of Seattle
8. Ride the Ducks of Seattle
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37 local reviews
516 Broad St, Seattle
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
+1 206-441-3825
Travel agencyPoint of interestEstablishment
Hadar
Ride the Duck iconic sightseeing tour and entertainment.
Russell
Great way to sight see and know where you will want to spend more time
Craig
Fun Tour to get more history of Seattle and all the typical sights from both the land and water.
8. Ride the Ducks of Seattle
8. Ride the Ducks of Seattle
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37 local reviews
516 Broad St, Seattle
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
+1 206-441-3825
Hadar
Hadar
Ride the Duck iconic sightseeing tour and entertainment.
Russell
Russell
Great way to sight see and know where you will want to spend more time
Craig
Craig
Fun Tour to get more history of Seattle and all the typical sights from both the land and water.
9. Bill Speidel's Underground Tour
9. Bill Speidel's Underground Tour
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83 local reviews
614 1st Ave, Seattle
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 206-682-4646
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Lisa
This hilarious and insightful tour about the beginnings of Seattle is not to be missed. For kids 8 and up in m…
Kianoush
A literal underground tour of Pioneer Square -- interesting insight into how this neighborhood came to be.
Abigail & Justin
Most of Seattle's sightseeing (space needle, Pike Place) is quite well known, but we wanted to give a nod to a…
9. Bill Speidel's Underground Tour
9. Bill Speidel's Underground Tour
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83 local reviews
614 1st Ave, Seattle
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 206-682-4646
Lisa
Lisa
This hilarious and insightful tour about the beginnings of Seattle is not to be missed. For kids 8 and up in my opinion.
Kianoush
Kianoush
A literal underground tour of Pioneer Square -- interesting insight into how this neighborhood came to be.
Abigail & Justin
Abigail & Justin
Most of Seattle's sightseeing (space needle, Pike Place) is quite well known, but we wanted to give a nod to a lesser-known favorite of ours…
10. Snoqualmie Falls
10. Snoqualmie Falls
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78 local reviews
Snoqualmie Falls, Snoqualmie
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Lily
A sight to behold! Don't miss this one.
Cristine
If you enjoy sightseeing, take a short drive to Snoqualmie Falls. Enjoy the falls from the boardwalk and looko…
Nancy
Thundering, majestic, incredible sight. The second most popular attraction in washington ( first is Pike Place…
10. Snoqualmie Falls
10. Snoqualmie Falls
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78 local reviews
Snoqualmie Falls, Snoqualmie
Lily
Lily
A sight to behold! Don't miss this one.
Cristine
Cristine
If you enjoy sightseeing, take a short drive to Snoqualmie Falls. Enjoy the falls from the boardwalk and lookout, or walk down the trail to…
Nancy
Nancy
Thundering, majestic, incredible sight. The second most popular attraction in washington ( first is Pike Place Market in seattle) Go to upst…
11. Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
11. Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
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97 local reviews
860 Terry Ave N, Seattle
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 206-324-1126
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Willard
Amazingly curated history of Seattle. The building itself is a sight to behold! Located on the South end of La…
Jack
It is within walking distance of about a mile or so and located on Lake Union next to the Wooden Boat Museum a…
Victor & Jess
Nice spot to find yourself between the past and modern, the nature and the city. If happened Sunday, also try …
11. Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
11. Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
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97 local reviews
860 Terry Ave N, Seattle
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 206-324-1126
Willard
Willard
Amazingly curated history of Seattle. The building itself is a sight to behold! Located on the South end of Lake Union, MOHAI will educate y…
Jack
Jack
It is within walking distance of about a mile or so and located on Lake Union next to the Wooden Boat Museum and several wonderful restauran…
Victor & Jess
Victor & Jess
Nice spot to find yourself between the past and modern, the nature and the city. If happened Sunday, also try the free public sail ride at t…
12. Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
12. Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
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24 local reviews
719 S King St, Seattle
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 206-623-5124
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Elizabeth
More than a museum, The Wing is an experience. Step back in time into the living quarters of Asian pioneers an…
Yifan & Geoff
Wing Luke is a museum situated in a preserved International District Building from the early 20th century, whi…
Serina
Stop by Seattle's China Town/ International District.
12. Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
12. Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
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24 local reviews
719 S King St, Seattle
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 206-623-5124
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
More than a museum, The Wing is an experience. Step back in time into the living quarters of Asian pioneers and learn how they shaped Seattl…
Yifan & Geoff
Yifan & Geoff
Wing Luke is a museum situated in a preserved International District Building from the early 20th century, which alone makes a visit worthwh…
Serina
Serina
Stop by Seattle's China Town/ International District.