Seattle Tourist Attractions
The ultimate list of top places to go for first-time visitors
The Space Needle
See the best panoramic views of the city from Seattle's iconic 605-ft.-tall observation tower.
Pike Place Market
Enjoy the amazingly fresh produce and locally-grown flowers at Seattle's Pike Place Market.
The Seattle Art Museum (SAM)
The SAM is home to about 25,000 unique pieces of art from around the world and has three locations throughout Seattle.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Enjoy the stunning studio blown glass creations of artist Dale Chihuly next to the Space Needle at Seattle Center.
Safely enjoy the thrill of indoor skydiving in the vertical wind tunnel at iFly in Tukwila
The Museum of Flight
This amazing educational air and space museum preserves over 160 planes and spacecraft.
Des Moines Beach Park
Enjoy this beautiful coastal park on the blue waters of Puget Sound with stunning views of the snow-capped Olympic mountains.
Westfield Southcenter Shopping Mall
You'll find more than 200 stores & eateries plus a multiplex theater with IMAX at the largest mall in all of Washington state.
Seattle Southside is Perfectly Placed
The cities of Tukwila, SeaTac and Des Moines together make up Seattle Southside.
Just 15 minutes south of downtown Seattle with quick easy access to Sea-Tac Airport (SEA), freeways and light rail stations.
Which ever direction you choose to head first, our suggested itineraries can help you to kick-start planning your trip to Seattle.
Generate new ideas and customize one or more to make it your own.
Start your Seattle Southside journey off right by looking at the Seattle Southside Travel Planner. It includes everything you need to know:
- Area information
- Things to do: spas, gardens, shopping, museums, sports, outdoor activities, events and festivals
- Dining: from family friendly to fine dining
- Accommodations: a place to stay for any budget
- Cruise information
- Transportation options: tips and tricks
- Itinerary suggestions
- Area maps
Choose from Over 60 Hotels, 100 Restaurants, and Countless Fun Activities Near Seattle Airport (SEA)
FAQs about the Best Tourist Attractions in Seattle
What is the number one tourist attraction in Seattle?
The most popular tourist attraction is Seattle Center & the Space Needle. Seattle Center, the Space Needle. and the Monorail were all originally built for the 1962 World's Fair. Since then they have been turned into an entertainment complex and park area with theaters, sports facilities, and restaurants.
Is Seattle worth visiting?
Seattle is near the Olympic mountains and the Cascade mountains, the Pacific Ocean, the Hoh Rainforest, desert, city, farmland, vineyards, islands, and even a few active, but non-erupting volcanoes. There are several incredible day-trips just few hours outside the city where visitors can explore the vast variety of wilderness. In and around the city are dozens of tourist attractions and museums and opportunities for family fun.
Is 3 days enough time to see Seattle?