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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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Tillicum Village Cultural Experience

4.5 star rating: Recommended 72 Reviews

Myth and magic come to life at Tillicum Village, located 8 miles from Seattle's waterfront on Blake Island State Park. Here, you have the opportunity to learn ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.18

Seattle Locks Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 104 Reviews

Enjoy beautiful views of Seattle from the water on this relaxing cruise along the Ballard Locks, connecting Puget Sound, Lake Union and Lake Washington. Watch ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $44.66

Seattle Harbor Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

Enjoy a narrated cruise on Elliot Bay and Seattle Harbor, as well as spectacular views of the Seattle skyline and panoramic mountain ranges.

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $27.40

Lake Union 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 $37.26

2-Hour Cruise on Lake Union in Seattle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Experience Hawaii in Seattle aboard the city's only private cocktail cruise. While cruising Lake Union, you'll view seaplane take-off and landings up close ...  Read more

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

From USD $65.00

Lake Washington Cruise from Kirkland

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Since 1992, guests have viewed the beautiful scenery, views of Mt. Rainier, University of Washington's Husky Stadium and luxurious waterfront homes of ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $33.97

Seattle to Victoria Ferry: One-Way and Roundtrip Tickets

4.5 star rating: Recommended 222 Reviews

Hop aboard the high-speed ferry from Seattle in Washington State, to Victoria in British Columbia. Enjoy a scenic 2- to 3-hour cruise through Puget Sound as ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.00

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