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 December
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • October 11-December 7
  • American Art Masterworks at Seattle Art Museum
  • November 25-January 5
  • 22nd Annual Gingerbread Village
  • November 28-December 23
  • Christmas Ship Festival
  • November 28-December 24
  • Snowflake Lane
  • November 28-December 28
  • A Christmas Carol at ACT Theatre
  • November 28-December 28
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker
  • December 5-December 28
  • Holiday Brews and Bulbs Tour
  • December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21
  • Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival
  • December 14
  • Jingle Bell Run/Walk
  • December 19-21
  • Handel’s Messiah

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