The Emerald City is built on green hills, surrounded by water, and sandwiched between two mountain ranges.
So, it’s no surprise that Seattle is renowned for its natural beauty and outdoor recreation, as well as for its hearty coffee (Seattle is home to the very first Starbucks coffeehouse) and quirky culture.
Seattle’s most iconic attraction – the Space Needle – sits on the grounds of the Seattle Center, originally the site of the 1962 World’s Fair. From the Space Needle’s saucer-shaped observation deck, visitors enjoy views of Puget Sound and the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. For those who make the trip to the top after dark, the city’s expanse of shimmering lights is unforgettable.
Go from great heights to Seattle’s waterways with a harbor cruise. Learn about Seattle on Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, a one-hour, live-narrated cruise of Elliott Bay and the Seattle Harbor. Enjoy views of the city skyline, mountains, shipping terminals and historic neighborhoods.
A view of the Seattle skyline from the deck of an Argosy cruise ship
This quirky city doesn’t skimp on art and the Seattle CityPASS takes you to the heart of some of the best exhibits. Explore some of the most significant moments in rock music, science fiction and popular culture at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP). The museum’s hands-on experiences, iconic artifacts and award-winning exhibitions feature luminaries in the fields of music, literature, television and video games.
Next, immerse yourself in a world where curiosity, creativity and color come to life. Chihuly Garden and Glass is a long-term exhibition with galleries, an ever-changing garden and a signature glasshouse. Be inspired by artist Dale Chihuly’s artistry, innovation and passion as expressed through the medium of glass.
Blown glass shapes at Chihuly Garden and Glass
Science and Nature
Seattle loves its sea creatures and nowhere is that more apparent than the Seattle Aquarium. Discover playful sea otters, graceful octopi, luminous moon jellies and more. Be amazed by the high-flying feats and daily dive shows at the Window on Washington Waters exhibit. Head into the aquarium’s Underwater Dome for a 360-degree view of schools of salmon and circling sharks.
Surface from the depths of the ocean and delve into the wild kingdom at Woodland Park Zoo. Explore 37 hectares of habitat teeming with lions, elephants, great apes, birds, reptiles and even penguins. The zoo has exhibits with more 1,100 animals. Explore regional exhibits like the northern trail and the tropical rain forest and get up close to nature.
Next up, take your CityPASS to a place where you can wander among fluttering butterflies, explore distant galaxies and enjoy hundreds of interactive exhibits and live science demonstrations. The Pacific Science Center provides new discoveries for all ages. Immerse yourself in a giant-screen IMAX movie and explore hands-on exhibits that ignite a sense of wonder and curiosity.
A brown bear in the Northern Trail exhibit, which mimics the natural habitat of the Alaskan tundra, at the Woodland Park Zoo
Start your Seattle escape by flying into the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Seattle offers a lot to explore, and CityPASS offers the ideal way to see famous attractions in 12 U.S. destinations at a significant savings.