Our list of the best activities, tours, festivals & other things to do in Seattle, WA

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So you are planning a trip to Seattle, Washington.  Maybe you will be in Seattle on business.  Perhaps you are there for a wedding or a sports event.  Whatever your reason, you want to make the most of your vacation.  So you may find yourself wondering, what is there to do in Seattle?

Luckily, the answer to that is, a lot!  Seattle is such a fun city so many fun things to do.  We’ll give you a taste of this in some of our picks for fun things to do in the Emerald City.  Some of these activities are free or we’ll tell you how to book it at a discounted price.

Seattle Tours

There are a lot of great tours that allow you to not only see and explore Seattle, but you’ll have fun at the same time.

Seattle Excursions

There are a lot of other fun tourist attractions around Seattle.

Seattle Festivals

I love festivals that celebrate cultures or food and drinks.  And Seattle is one of the best cities in America when it comes to festivals.  There are a lot of great festivals throughout the year, like:

Limited Time Events

In addition to festivals, there are other limited time events you can enjoy, depending on when you are visiting Seattle, such as:


Are you visiting during a holiday?  Seattle has great events happening for a lot of top holidays.  Read our guides to find out more:

Discounts on Seattle Activities

Want to enjoy multiple Seattle activities?  You can select five activities and get them all for one low price with the Seattle City Pass.  That means you could choose a selection of activities from the following list:

  • Space Needle
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass
  • Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)
  • Woodland Park Zoo
  • Pacific Science Center

We talk about whether the Seattle CityPASS is worth it here.

Where to Stay

Have you booked a hotel yet for Seattle?

Well, if the trip is romantic, then consider one of these romantic Seattle hotels.

Otherwise, you can find good deals for Seattle hotels here.

And if you would like to rent a home or condo, check out these Seattle rental options.