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  • Address: Alaskan Way

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Seattle Waterfront

Definitely make the Seattle Waterfront your first stop on a visit to Seattle, for it is one of the most popular attractions in the city. The bustling waterfront not only holds gift shops, candy stores selling fudge and saltwater taffy, sidewalk T-shirt vendors, and restaurants of all kinds, it’s also is the spot for some of city’s top attractions and piers tied with boats waiting to take you out on Puget Sound.

On the Seattle Waterfront, you can touch starfish at the Seattle Aquarium, watch your kids take a virtual kayak ride on Puget Sound at the Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center, or picnic in Waterfront Park, while taking in the breathtaking view across Elliott Bay to Olympic Mountains.

If you want to get out on the water from the Seattle Waterfront, head to Pier 52 for the Washington State Ferries, Pier 55 for harbor cruises and trips to Tillicum Village on Blake Island, or Pier 56 for a boat to Chittenden (Ballard) Locks. If you’re with the kids, head to Pier 57, which has a vintage carousel and a video arcade to keep the kids busy.

Practical Info

The Seattle Waterfront stretches along Alaskan Way from Yesler Way, in the south, to Bay Street, Myrtle Edwards Park, and the Olympic Sculpture Park, in the north. You can access the park by car, bus, streetcar, and even monorail.

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Seattle Locks Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 98 Reviews

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

From USD $40.52

Seattle Harbor Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 60 minutes

From USD $25.33

Tillicum Village Cultural Experience

4.5 star rating: Recommended 70 Reviews

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $95.18

2-Hour Cruise on Lake Union in Seattle

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 2 hours

From USD $65.00

Lake Washington Cruise from Seattle

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

From picturesque houseboat districts to luxury waterfront homes and the Husky Stadium, former home to the NFL's Seahawks - this two-hour cruise is an ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.98

Lake Washington Cruise from Kirkland

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 90 minutes

From USD $32.53

Seattle to Victoria Ferry: One-Way and Roundtrip Tickets

4.5 star rating: Recommended 221 Reviews

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 3 hours

From USD $97.50

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