Choose Your Adventure from these Popular Seattle Attractions
Over a dozen fun things to do for first-time visitors to Seattle in 2022
This 36-square mile island is home to 20,000 residents who enjoy its convenient access to Seattle, its gently rolling hills, pristine seashore and rich heritage.
Seattle's Pike Place Market
Visit more than 200 year-round commercial businesses at the nation's oldest operating farmers market.
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.
Pike Place Market
Come watch the fish mongers that throw salmon. The freshest seafood the the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle Whale Watching
You're sure to see gray whales, minke, humpback, or two types of orca on every trip.
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.
The world’s largest extreme air sports park is in Tukwila!
Woodinville Wine Tasting
Home to more than 130 wineries & tasting rooms for Washington's award-winning wines.
Come see for yourself why this breathtaking 270-ft high cascading waterfall is visited by over 1.5 million each year.
This majestic 14,410-ft. dormant volcano is the icon of Washington and is surrounded by meadows, lakes, and rainforests.
Explore the Pacific Northwest from any one of Washington State's beautiful scenic drives.
Seattle Day Trips
Consider one of these popular day trips from the greater Seattle area for both visitors and locals.
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 Things to Do in Seattle
What's worth seeing in Seattle?
The 4 most popular attractions with Seattle's visitors are The Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Snoqualmie Falls, and Mount Rainier.
What's Seattle best known for?
Seattle is best known for Starbucks, its coffee culture, being ground zero for grunge music, the Seattle Seahawks football team, the Seattle Mariners baseball team, the Seattle Kraken Hockey team, the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, its tech industry (including both Amazon and Microsoft), aviation (home of Boeing), hiking, kayaking, and general outdoors lifestyle (as in REI).
Is 3 days enough time to see Seattle?
Seattle Southside Events Calendar
There’s always something happening in Seattle Southside. Review the calendar of events to find things to do in SeaTac, Tukwila and Des Moines. Click on a day and see what kind of fun you can get yourself into. (Note: Dates and details are subject to change.)