Seattle Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Seattle - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Alki Point and Beach

  • Beach–Sight

In summer, this is as close to California as Seattle gets—and some hardy residents even swim in the cold, salty waters of Puget Sound...

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

  • Museum/Gallery

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has some lofty goals, and it's here, across the street from Seattle Center, where you get to witness...

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

  • Museum/Gallery

Founded in 1899, the Burke is the state's oldest museum, featuring exhibits that survey the natural history of the Pacific Northwest.

Burke-Gilman/Sammamish River Trail

  • Trail/Path

Approximately 27 miles long, the paved, flat, tree-lined Burke-Gilman Trail runs from Seattle's Gas Works Park, on Lake Union, east along...

Discovery Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

You won't find more spectacular views of Puget Sound, the Cascades, and the Olympics. Located on Magnolia Bluff, northwest of Downtown,...

EMP Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Seattle's most controversial architectural statement is the 140,000-square-foot complex designed by architect Frank Gehry, who drew inspiration...

Gas Works Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Far from being an eyesore, the hulking remains of an old 1907 gas plant actually lends quirky character to the otherwise open, hilly,...

Green Lake Park

This beautiful 342-acre park is a favorite of Seattleites, who jog, bike, and walk their dogs along the 2.8-mi paved path that surrounds...

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

There's no doubt—there's something intriguing and eerie about seeing two bodies of water, right next to each, at different levels.

Juanita Bay Park

  • Beach–Sight

A 110-acre urban wildlife habitat, this marshy wetland is the perfect spot to don your binoculars to spot songbirds, shorebirds, turtles,...

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