50 Things to Do in Seattle, WA

Seattle is one of the Northwest’s most visited destinations because of its array of exciting and unique activities, tours and sightseeing. Foodies will take delight in one of Savor Seattle’s unique tours where you can taste some of Seattle’s many culinary treats. Those traveling with children will enjoy a visit to the Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo or the Experience Music Project (EMP) where you can get hands-on with the instruments alongside rock memorabilia. For a little sightseeing, take a harbor cruise in beautiful Elliott Bay, visit the Ballard locks or find Seattle’s quirky side at the Gum Wall. There are truly too many things to do in Seattle to list in one place, but here is a good start.

For even more of what is happening in Seattle, see the Northwest Events Calendar on the Clipper Vacations Blog. To plan a trip to Seattle, visit our Seattle packages page.

Upcoming Activities

  • Through September
  • Seattle Mariners
  • Through October
  • Seattle Sounders
  • Through December
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • September 5-19
  • Seattle Design Festival
  • September 5-21
  • Washington State Fair
  • September 19-21
  • Fremont Oktoberfest
  • September 24-28
  • Decibel Festival
  • September 26
  • Belltown Summer Market
  • September 27
  • Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival
  • October 2
  • Brew at the Zoo
  • October 3-4
  • Great Pumpkin Beer Festival
  • October 3-5
  • Seattle Home Show
  • October 9-19
  • Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
  • October 10-November 11
  • Earshot Jazz Festival
  • October 11
  • Cascadia Cheese Festival
  • October 31-November 1
  • FreakNight

Year-Round Activities

  • Children’s Museum
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Seattle Art Museum
  • Olympic Sculpture Park
  • Savor Seattle Chocolate
    Indulgence Tour
  • Seattle Underground Tour
  • Ride the Ducks
  • Frye Art Museum
  • Savor Seattle Gourmet Food Tour
  • Alki Beach
  • Westlake Center
  • Visit the Original Starbucks
  • The Gum Wall
  • Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • Gas Works Park
  • Ye Olde Curiosity Shop
  • Seattle Great Wheel
  • Northwest Trek
  • Museum of Glass
  • Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
  • Burke Museum of History & Culture
  • Seattle Waterfront
  • San Juan Islands
  • Ballard Locks