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Experience Seattle with us

Tech, coffee and nature! If you were to choose three words to describe Seattle best, then these words would be high on the list. For this is an ever-changing city, pushing the boundaries and forward-thinking but with nature on its doorstep. Well, it is home to Microsoft and the birthplace of Starbucks, after all! With Seattle day tours, explore this city surrounded by water and snow-capped mountains with evergreen forests. It's also a city of attractions to enjoy and places to explore. Made-up of several neighbourhoods, Seattle is a city that's a bit like a jigsaw where all the pieces interlock to create a greater whole. Explore, and you'll find a diverse mix of styles and quirky features. From Pike Place Market to Space Needle booking, Seattle tours and tickets will ensure you get to see the city's best. No need to be sleepless here; it’s time to head out and discover a plethora of attractions in Seattle.
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Our tips for Seattle

  • Make the most of your stay. To get the best out of your time in Seattle, make sure to add a hop-on hop-off tour to your itinerary. You'll get your bearings and also be able to plan out where you'd like to visit. Perfect.
  • Jump on a bike. Bikes are everywhere! So why not join the crowd and explore Seattle by bike. It's a great way to see the city.
  • Dress according to the weather. Due to the variability of Seattle's weather, it is advisable to dress in layers during your visit. Carrying a light rain jacket or keeping an umbrella handy is also recommended, as rain showers can happen at any time of the year. This way, you'll be prepared for sudden weather changes and can stay comfortable during your exploration of the city.
  • Sample the local cuisine. Seattle's culinary scene is highly regarded, particularly for its seafood offerings. Don't miss the opportunity to indulge in local delicacies such as fresh Pacific Northwest salmon, flavorful Dungeness crab, and hearty clam chowder. Additionally, make sure to explore the city's renowned coffee culture by visiting local coffee shops, where you can savor the rich flavors and artistry that Seattle's coffee scene is famous for.

Good to know

Seattle is often called the "Emerald City" because of its lush greenery, which is a result of its close proximity to forests and parks. This nickname gained popularity through a contest held by the local newspaper, The Seattle Times, during the early 1980s. One of Seattle's most iconic landmarks is the Space Needle. Constructed for the 1962 World's Fair, it towers at a height of 605 feet (184 meters). From its observation deck, visitors can enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the city and its surrounding area. Seattle has earned a worldwide reputation for its vibrant coffee culture and is the birthplace of the global coffee chain, Starbucks. The city boasts numerous independent coffee shops and has fostered a strong community of coffee enthusiasts. With a rich musical heritage, Seattle played a pivotal role in the grunge music movement of the 1990s. Bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden emerged from the city's music scene, leaving a lasting impact on the global music industry.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Seattle?

    Seattle's temperate climate makes it an appealing destination throughout the year. The summer months from June to August boast delightful weather with mild temperatures and reduced rainfall, offering a particularly pleasant experience. However, both spring and fall hold their own allure, and winter presents an opportunity for indoor activities and potentially more affordable hotel rates.

  • Q: How do I get around?

    The local transport system certainly works well, buses are the main form of getting about. Bikes are everywhere, so why not give that a try. You can, of course, take taxis too. Also taking the hop-on hop-off bus tour is a great way to get around the city.

  • Q: What are some must-visit attractions in Seattle?

    Seattle boasts a wealth of popular attractions that visitors should explore. These include iconic sites such as the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Chihuly Garden and Glass, the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), the Seattle Aquarium, and the Seattle Great Wheel. Additionally, delving into vibrant neighborhoods like Pioneer Square, Capitol Hill, and Fremont is highly recommended for a more immersive experience of the city.

  • Q: Are there any notable festivals or events in Seattle?

    Throughout the year, Seattle plays host to a diverse range of festivals and events that cater to various interests. Notable examples include the Seattle International Film Festival, Bumbershoot (a festival celebrating music and the arts), Seafair (a lively summer festival), and the Northwest Folklife Festival. To stay updated on specific dates and details, it is advisable to consult the city's event calendar.

  • Q: Are there any day trips or excursions from Seattle?

    Seattle offers numerous opportunities for day trips and excursions. Some favored options include embarking on a trip to Mount Rainier National Park, immersing yourself in the wonders of Olympic National Park, taking a pleasant ferry ride to Bainbridge Island, or exploring nearby cities such as Tacoma or Bellevue. These destinations provide a chance to experience the natural beauty and cultural offerings beyond the city limits of Seattle.

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