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Seattle – Local Attractions

Seattle is known for its outdoor scenery, coffee, grunge music (Nirvana) and being the set for some famous TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy & Frasier. Here are some of Seattle’s top attractions.

Chantal Mercer
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Seattle is known for its outdoor scenery, coffee, grunge music (Nirvana), and being the setting for some famous TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy & Frasier. Here are some of Seattle’s top attractions.

Visit Chihuly Garden & Glass

Voted the #1 attraction in Seattle, the stunning exhibit will never let you look at a garden the same way again.

Seattle’s Public Market

Public market center sign for pike place marketSeattle’s Public Market, where downtown Seattle meets the farm. Open since 1907 this year-round market has bakeries, fishmongers, butcher shops, produce stands, and specialties stores. There are over 80 restaurants and over 200 unique owner-operated shops and services. Tours of the market are also available for those of you who want a little history with your shopping experience.

Pacific Science Center

The Pacific Science Center, where the future is bright. Lay back and check out the Laser Dome, the 80-foot wide screen combines music and laser lights as artists create a different live show every night. The Imax has lots of movies for you to watch, there is a movie for everyone. View the planetarium and look at the ever-changing exhibits, no two visits to the Pacific Science Center are ever the same.

Space Needle From Sky View Observatory

Seattle sky line with Space Needle

This is The Highest Public Observatory on the West Coast and is competitive with the Seattle Space Needle for the best view of the city.

The most famous attraction in Seattle must be the Space Needle. Millions of people have taken the elevator up the 605 feet since its opening in 1962. From the glistening waters of Puget Sound, the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Rainer, the beautiful skyline of downtown Seattle the view from the Space Needle has it all. Stay and dine atop the Space Needle in the revolving Skycity Restaurant.

Center for Wooden Boats

The Center for Wooden Boats is dedicated to preserving the history of the Pacific Northwest, with its three campuses and over 100 historically significant boats. Rent a boat, take a class or take in the exhibits, and connect this the history of this beautiful area.

Discovery Park

Enjoy the wild outdoors right in Seattle! The city’s largest public park has 19 km of walking trails.Discovery Park Lighthouse

Hiram M Chittenden Locks

The Hiram M Chittenden Locks are a complex set of locks the have three main purposes. The first is to maintain the water level of Lake Washington and Union Lake, the second is to prevent the mixing of freshwater with the seawater and the third is to move boats up and down between the lakes and the Puget Sound. This spot is also known as the Ballard Locks by the locals. Venture through the gardens or have a picnic on the lawn while you watch the boat go through, but make sure that you take time to cross one of the bridges so that you can see the salmon ladders.

Check Out The EMP Museum

The EPM Museum

Behold music lovers! The Experience Music Project museum was inspired by Jimi Hendrix and it is known for the Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana exhibits but also boasts other contemporary pop culture displays.

Seattle is a beautiful city with attractions to suit any type of traveler, use our quote program at the top of this page to browse and compare prices on Seattle RV rentals and motorhomes. For one-way RV rental options, choose your ideal pick-up and drop-off locations from the drop-down menus.

Happy Travels!

For more sights to see around Seattle, be sure to check out our Washington Hot Springs Guide.

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