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 August 2
  • Seattle Chamber Music Summer Festival
  • Through August 27 (Wednesdays)
  • First Tech Movies at Marymoor Park
  • Through August
  • Seattle Storm
  • Through September 1
  • Pacific Science Center presents SPY: The Secret World of Espionage
  • Through September 7
  • Get Out! Summer at SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park
  • Through September 7
  • Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and the Mystical
  • Through September
  • Seattle Mariners
  • Through October
  • Seattle Sounders
  • July 25-27
  • Capitol Hill Block Party
  • July 26
  • Seafair Torchlight Parade
  • July 26, August 2, 9, 16 & 23
  • Seattle Center Movies at the Mural
  • August 2 & September 26
  • Belltown Summer Market
  • August 1, 8, 15 & 22
  • KEXP and Seattle Center present Concerts at the Mural
  • August 15-17
  • Hempfest
  • August 16-17
  • Viking Days
  • August 30-September 1
  • Bumbershoot
  • September 5-21
  • Washington State Fair
  • September 19-21
  • Fremont Oktoberfest

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
  • 5th Avenue Theater