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Things to do in Seattle

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17 Jul 2016 - General
 

1. Pike Place Market

This historic market, is more than 100 years old, was built to bring regional farmers and consumers together. Today, Pike Place Market is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers' markets in the United States and has also grown into one of the most popular places to visit in Seattle. The Market is a feast for the humourous, with salmon flying, flowers in a riot of color, and the heady aroma of freshly baked goods. In the lower levels of the market you can window shop a wide variety of stores including antique dealers, comic book shops, collectibles, and more. Tip: If you buy a fish, they will do a performance for you. Yo will love it!

2. Pioneer Square

The rich art of Seattle thrives on the energetic pulse that flows through Seattle’s Pioneer Square. Delicious food, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and an exciting nightlife make Pioneer Square a happening spot for locals and visitors alike. See the streets of the past frozen in time with an Underground Tour. This humorous walking tour brings you back in time into the city that once was—before the Great Fire of 1889. Be amazed as you walk into Waterfall Garden Park, a secluded area that houses a 22-foot waterfall in the middle of Pioneer Square, to forget the fact that you are actually in the middle of a city.

3. Ballard Locks

Thanks to Army Corps of Engineers district chief Hiram Chittenden, boats have had an easy route from Lake Union and Lake Washington to the Puget Sound for nearly 100 years. The Ballard Locks carry more boat traffic than any other lock in the United States. Visitors have a special viewing window for the fish ladder – a 21-step structure that helps fish safely move to and from saltwater to freshwater. If you're lucky you might see a variety of different kinds of salmon. King, Silver, and Red salmon all use the ladder.

4. Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour

Argosy Cruises is a favorite tourist attraction in Seattle. Pike Place Market, Olympic Sculpture Park, the Space Needle, Safeco Field and Qwest Field, to name a few. On an Argosy Cruises tour you'll get the best views of the city. Bring your camera for some of the best shots of the Seattle skyline, Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, and selfies from the ship.

5. Space Needle

Whether you're going for the views or to grab a meal at SkyCity, the Space Needle needs to be on your itinerary. Built in 1962, the Space Needle has become both an internationally recognized icon and Seattle’s most popular attraction. Visitors should leave time for a meal in the SkyCity restaurant: In only 47 minutes, the revolving eatery makes a complete 360-degree rotation. From its hilltop perch, the Space Needle actually seems taller than its 605 feet (184 meters).