Best of Seattle
Seattle Underground: Learn Seattle’s colorful history on this tour of the underground formed when Seattle was rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1889.
Seattle Art Museum: Explore a world of artwork that ranges from Renaissance masterpieces to delicate painted porcelain to tribal ritual art.
Pike Place Market: Experience the buzz of farmers hawking their produce, flying fish, and scrumptious treats at the oldest continually operating market in the country.
Seattle Aquarium: Explore the depths of the Puget Sound without even getting wet.
Space Needle: Seattle’s iconic landmark, this tower offers stellar views from the observation deck.
Experience Music Project: Check out the guitars, the concert jumpsuits, the street flyers, and all sorts of ephemera from the rock ’n’ roll age.
Discovery Park: This is Seattle’s largest park, a big slice of nature sitting on a bluff overlooking the Sound.
Chittenden Locks: See the boats navigate from the Puget Sound to the Lake Washington Ship Canal, watch the fish push up the salmon ladder from the viewing windows, and take in the flowers in the gardens at this Ballard favorite.
Arboretum and Japanese Garden: Green thumbs and garden lovers will admire the foliage and plant diversity at Seattle’s premier botanic reserve.
Museum of Flight: Follow the history of flight and aviation and learn about Seattle’s contribution to the skies at this extremely well-curated museum.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition