Seattle Space Needle

Seattle’s “must see” is now a “must do” following the Space Needle’s multi-million dollar renovation.  Glide onto The Loupe, the world’s first and only rotating glass floor, for never-before-seen views of the structure and the city.  Lean into Skyrisers, the tilting glass walls on the open-air deck, and float over Seattle on one of the 24 angled vantage points. Sip and sample the Pacific Northwest’s best while savoring the thrilling views.

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market is a special community within the heart of Seattle’s downtown. More than the city’s beloved public market, Pike Place Market is a vibrant neighborhood comprised of hundreds of farmers, craftspeople, small businesses and residents. Each group is an important and vital makeup of the Pike Place Neighborhood. 

Taste what’s in season at a farm stand. Listen to a Motown or bluegrass classic from buskers while marveling over the creativity of the goods in the crafts market. Follow the scent of baking bread down the cobblestones to a European bakery. Peruse comics, collectibles, magic tricks, vinyl records, books and rare treasures in small shops.

View and download the Pike Place Market Visitors Guide and Map or take a self-guided tour with our Walking Guide: Pike Place Market 101.

Seattle Art Museum

In the heart of downtown Seattle, light-filled galleries invite you to wander through SAM collections, temporary installations, and special exhibitions from around the world. Collections include Asian, African, Ancient American, Ancient Mediterranean, Islamic, European, Oceanic, Asian, American, modern and contemporary art, and decorative arts and design. Visitors especially enjoy the remarkable Native American galleries and exceptional collection of Australian Aboriginal art.

Olympic Sculpture Park

The award-winning Olympic Sculpture Park is downtown Seattle’s largest green space. Free and open to the public, the sculpture park provides a welcoming outdoor space year-round for everyone to experience art and the natural beauty of the Northwest. Wander the park to discover sculptures among native plants, dip your toes in Elliott Bay, or bike along the waterfront, taking in stunning views over Puget Sound to the Olympic Mountains. Stroll along the 2,200-foot Z-shaped path that zigzags from the pavilion to the water’s edge to tour the park and its surroundings.

View the Olympic Sculpture Park Map.

Gum Wall

Down an unassuming alleyway next to Seattle’s famed Pike Place Market is a hidden work of art dubbed the Gum Wall or the Wall of Gum. The unexpected and colorful display is an excellent representation of Seattle’s unique charm and character.

Head down a ramp (look for the Market Theater sign) to the left of the main entrance (marked by a large neon "Public Market" sign) to Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. At the bottom of the ramp, veer left into Post Alley and the Gum Wall will appear on both sides.

5th Avenue Theatre

The 5th Avenue Theatre is one of America’s leading musical theater companies. Enriching the community with art – giving the Pacific Northwest a front-row seat to original powerhouse productions that go on to light up marquees and audiences all the way to Broadway. From page to stage, the 5th Avenue Theatre Company brings passion and epic scale to every musical they create. With big talent. Bigger-than-life productions.

October 9 – November 4 the 5th Avenue Theatre will be putting on “Come From Away.”

The Tony-Award, Drama Desk Award
and Outer Critics Circle Award winner takes you into the heart of the remarkable story of 7,000 stranded airline passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that embraced them. On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all. This is a musical that changes you, heals old wounds and lifts spirits.   

ACT Theatre

ACT is a theatre of new ideas located in the heart of downtown Seattle. Serving open-minded, brave audiences since 1965. Home of "A Christmas Carol".

October 12 – November 11 the ACT Theatre will be

A darkly funny and sweeping new play, Oslo tells the surprising true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships, and quiet heroics that led to the 1993 Oslo Accords between the Israelis and the Palestinians. As he did with such wit and intelligence in Blood and Gifts, J.T. Rogers presents a deeply personal story set against a complex political canvas. Rogers’s other plays include The Overwhelming, White People, Madagascar, and he is a co-author of The Great Game: Afghanistan.

Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)

Take a journey through the remarkable history of the Puget Sound region. Family programs, lectures and traveling exhibits.  

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