Points of Interest
Seattle has many unique points of interests people identify with. Here are a few ideas and links to help you plan your visit.
- Space Needle
- Seattle Great Wheel - The Seattle Waterfront ferris wheel
- Famous Graves
- Original Starbucks
- Bill Gates House
- EMP Museum
- Hat N' Boots - located in Oxbow Park
- Archie McPhee - To pick up a Librarian Action figure or Pig Catapault. They have moved from their former store in Ballard to a new location in Wallingford.
Amongst the best things about Seattle are the wonderful mountain and water views. Here are links to some of the best places to enjoy Seattle's views.
Columbia Tower Observation Deck
There is an observation deck on the 73rd floor of Columbia Tower, at 701 Fifth Avenue, which offers views of Seattle and environs, along with a Starbucks coffee shop.
Smith Tower Observation Deck
The Smith Tower was once the tallest building west of the Mississippi. Its location near the downtown waterfront and Pioneer Square provides fantastic views of the City.
Space Needle Observation Deck
On the grounds of Seattle Center, the Space Needle Observation Deck provides 360 degree views from 520 feet above sea level. You can also view the webcam from the top of the space needle at this site.
There are lovely viewpoints all over the City maintained by the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation. This site provides a comprehensive list of viewpoints with photos and directions.
Downtown Seattle and Waterfront
- Pioneer Square
- Pike Place Market
- Myrtle Edwards Park
- Seattle Art Museum
- Seattle Aquarium
- Seattle Public Library
- Seattle Underground Tour
- Milepost 31
- Seattle Waterfall Garden
Secluded waterfall garden in Pioneer Square, located at 219 2nd Avenue South
- Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
International District / SODO
Queen Anne Hill
- Fremont Chamber of Commerce
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