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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234 local reviews
400 Broad Street, Seattle
(206) 905-2200
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Carol
Space Needle you can sightsee and dine miles in the air while enjoying the view of Seattle.
ping
A great sightseeing spot you can not miss if you are in Seattle
Diane & Francois
Iconic Space Needle and Seattle Center. A sightseeing must for first time visitors.
1. Space Needle
1. Space Needle
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234 local reviews
400 Broad Street, Seattle
(206) 905-2200
Carol
Carol
Space Needle you can sightsee and dine miles in the air while enjoying the view of Seattle.
ping
ping
A great sightseeing spot you can not miss if you are in Seattle
Diane & Francois
Diane & Francois
Iconic Space Needle and Seattle Center. A sightseeing must for first time visitors.
2. Columbia Center
2. Columbia Center
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10 local reviews
701 5th Avenue, Seattle
Open now
+1 206-386-5151
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Cyndi and Tom
Take in the sights from 75 stories up! Best views in town.
Tanya
Tallest building in Seattle has a view point you can access for $8.00 and you get a better sightline of Seattl…
Cody
Stop at the 43rd floor Starbucks in the Columbia Tower on your way up to the Sky View Observatory. (Local tip:…
2. Columbia Center
2. Columbia Center
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10 local reviews
701 5th Avenue, Seattle
Open now
+1 206-386-5151
Cyndi and Tom
Cyndi and Tom
Take in the sights from 75 stories up! Best views in town.
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.
Cody
Cody
Stop at the 43rd floor Starbucks in the Columbia Tower on your way up to the Sky View Observatory. (Local tip: SkyView tickets are much less…
3. Seattle Aquarium
3. Seattle Aquarium
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55 local reviews
1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle
Closed now
+1 206-386-4300
AquariumPoint of interestEstablishment
Jack
Is is a fabulous aquarium on the waterfront with many other points of interest along the mile of waterfront pi…
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…
Eliza
Pricey but fun for kids. Lots of cute marine mammals.
3. Seattle Aquarium
3. Seattle Aquarium
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55 local reviews
1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle
Closed now
+1 206-386-4300
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…
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…
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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184 local reviews
3015 Northwest 54th Street, Seattle
Open now
+1 206-780-2500
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Nicole
Today the Hiram M. Chittenden (aka Ballard) Locks are the Nation's busiest with nearly 50,000 vessels/yr. "loc…
Tanya & Tom
The Locks are 100 years old, built in 1917, and are a fantastic, free outdoor sightseeing landmark that conne…
Michael
Seattle history at its finest. Construction of a ship canal to link Lake Washington and Puget Sound began in 1…
4. Ballard (Hiram M. Chittenden) Locks
4. Ballard (Hiram M. Chittenden) Locks
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184 local reviews
3015 Northwest 54th Street, Seattle
Open now
+1 206-780-2500
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…
Tanya & Tom
Tanya & Tom
The Locks are 100 years old, built in 1917, and are a fantastic, free outdoor sightseeing landmark that connect the salt water sound to the…
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…
5. Pike Place Market
5. Pike Place Market
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361 local reviews
Pike Place Market, Seattle
NeighborhoodPolitical
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…
Daniel And Teresa
Listen to some street musicians, take your time. Get the free samples and enjoy all the sights, sounds, and s…
Mumtaz
The Market is one of the country’s oldest farmers markets. It will amaze, delight and inspire you offering a m…
5. Pike Place Market
5. Pike Place Market
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361 local reviews
Pike Place Market, Seattle
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…
Daniel And Teresa
Daniel And Teresa
Listen to some street musicians, take your time. Get the free samples and enjoy all the sights, sounds, and smells of this unique outdoor m…
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…
6. Agua Verde Café and Paddle Club
6. Agua Verde Café and Paddle Club
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52 local reviews
1303 Northeast Boat Street, Seattle
Closed now
+1 206-545-8570 ext. 101
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Peggy & Kevin
Take a walk or a short bike ride across the University bridge to Aqua Verde. See Seattle from the water! Ren…
Diana
Take a walk or a short bike ride across the University bridge to Aqua Verde. See Seattle from the water! Rent …
Jee Young
Okay Mexican food, great location on the water. You can rent kayaks by the hour and paddle around Seattle's fl…
6. Agua Verde Café and Paddle Club
6. Agua Verde Café and Paddle Club
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52 local reviews
1303 Northeast Boat Street, Seattle
Closed now
+1 206-545-8570 ext. 101
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…
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…
Jee Young
Jee Young
Okay Mexican food, great location on the water. You can rent kayaks by the hour and paddle around Seattle's floating homes and houseboats.
7. Capitol Hill
7. Capitol Hill
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40 local reviews
Capitol Hill, Seattle
NeighborhoodPolitical
William
Cap Hill has loads of places to eat, sightsee, shop, relax. There's a farmers market on Sundays year long. Lig…
Chris & Janna
Capitol Hill has everything. A booming nightlife, loaded with art in the streets and buildings, diverse cultur…
Jyoti And Tushar
Walk the strip on Broadway and take in the Seattle vibes
7. Capitol Hill
7. Capitol Hill
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40 local reviews
Capitol Hill, Seattle
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…
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…
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 Street, Seattle
Closed now
+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 Street, Seattle
Closed now
+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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75 local reviews
614 1st Avenue, Seattle
Closed now
+1 206-682-4646
Travel agencyPoint of interestEstablishment
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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75 local reviews
614 1st Avenue, Seattle
Closed now
+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. Alki Beach
10. Alki Beach
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181 local reviews
Alki Beach, Seattle
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Larissa
Love this beachy part of Seattle. It's another for sightseeing, food, beach, fresh air, walks or roller blade…
Tafara
This is about as beachy as it gets in this area. There is actual sand! Rarely sighted in this part of the worl…
Edwin
Great waterfront, many restaurants, run, cycle, historic place Where Seattle forefathers landed
10. Alki Beach
10. Alki Beach
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181 local reviews
Alki Beach, Seattle
Larissa
Larissa
Love this beachy part of Seattle. It's another for sightseeing, food, beach, fresh air, walks or roller blade and take in the AMAZING views…
Tafara
Tafara
This is about as beachy as it gets in this area. There is actual sand! Rarely sighted in this part of the world. If you like paddle boarding…
Edwin
Edwin
Great waterfront, many restaurants, run, cycle, historic place Where Seattle forefathers landed
11. Snoqualmie Falls
11. Snoqualmie Falls
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76 local reviews
Snoqualmie Falls, Snoqualmie
Natural featureEstablishment
Nancy
Thundering, majestic, incredible sight. The second most popular attraction in washington ( first is Pike Place…
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…
11. Snoqualmie Falls
11. Snoqualmie Falls
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76 local reviews
Snoqualmie Falls, Snoqualmie
Nancy
Nancy
Thundering, majestic, incredible sight. The second most popular attraction in washington ( first is Pike Place Market in seattle) Go to upst…
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…
12. Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
12. Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
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88 local reviews
860 Terry Ave N, Seattle
Closed now
(206) 324-1126
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Jack
It is within walking distance of about a mile or so and located on Lake Union next to the Wooden Boat Museum a…
Willard
Amazingly curated history of Seattle. The building itself is a sight to behold! Located on the South end of La…
Callie
Learn about Seattle's rich maritime and aviation history, among other things. Close by on the shores of Lake U…
12. Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
12. Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
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88 local reviews
860 Terry Ave N, Seattle
Closed now
(206) 324-1126
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…
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…
Callie
Callie
Learn about Seattle's rich maritime and aviation history, among other things. Close by on the shores of Lake Union.