With its easy walkability and mild summer weather, it’s always a delight to explore the sights of Seattle. We’ve collected the best experiences for you to make the most out of your Seattle stay. Please enjoy!
Visit the MoPop Museum
Or course, you know the Space Needle, but the MoPop right next door will be a highlight of your Seattle visit. Imagined by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, this eclectic museum is like no other. From its wild architecture to its remarkable exhibits, you might find yourself on sensory overload.
Wander the exhibits of notable music artists Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix. Make sure to tour the Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction floor to see artifacts from iconic sci-fi movies and television shows. The amount of Star Trek memorabilia is mind-boggling.
One of the current exhibits takes you through the magical costuming of Disney’s Heroes & Villains. This exhibit alone is worth a visit to Seattle. For a virtual in-depth study of costuming, find special captivating programming that includes movie watch-alongs and cosplay workshops.
Admire Chihuly Garden and Glass
Even non-art people will enjoy a visit to Chihuly Garden and Glass. Expect to be wowed by the vibrant colors and intricate designs of the artwork. During summer hours, visitors can also enjoy glass-blowing demonstrations and begin to understand the difficulty of this craft. For an in-depth experience, ask your FROSCH Travel Advisor for a private tour of Chihuly’s studio and former residence, The Boathouse.
Meander in Pike Place Market
You’ve probably heard about the famous fish throwing fishmongers of Pike Place Market. You’ll enjoy meandering and admiring the food and craft stalls. Consider a private culinary tour to get the most out of your visit. With a vetted guide, walk the market learning about the market’s history and supplier stories. You can also enjoy a cooking demo and lunch with ingredients from the market!
Canoe at Wash U
For some simple fun, explore the campus of the University of Washington. Right behind Husky Stadium (the south side), you’ll find the Waterfront Activities Center, where you can rent kayaks and canoes. Kids (and adults, too!) can have a blast paddling Union Bay while spotting wildlife native to the area. Reservations are required, so plan accordingly.
Whale Watching in the San Juan Islands
For those with more time, add an Orca whale watching trip. Start your experience with a thrilling seaplane ride out to the San Juan Islands. From here, you’ll board a boat to continue the adventure. Naturalists on board will help you spot bald eagles, seals, and the whale pods that inhabit the area. Watch these majestic creatures in their natural habitat, which is always the most exciting way to view wildlife. At the end of the day, board the seaplane and you’ll be back in Seattle for a late dinner.
Explore the Columbia River Gorge
Get away from the hustle and bustle of Seattle and spend the day exploring the Colombia River Gorge. For the best experience, hire a private guide who will take you on the most scenic hikes with incredible views. You’ll appreciate the expert knowledge of the area that your guide shares. After your hike, make sure to stop for a wine, beer, or cider tasting.
Hike (or Fly Fish) Olympic National Park
For another outdoor adventure, plan an afternoon (or full day) at Olympic National Park. Considered to have some of the best fishing in the US, anglers will not be disappointed. Though you can go it alone, it’s much better with a guide as they will know the best spots!
Wine and Dine in Woodinville
A visit to Woodinville is a must for any wine lover. Discover new favorites as you taste your way through the picturesque Sammamish River Valley. The 130+ wineries are divided into four distinct winemaking districts: Downtown, Hollywood, Warehouse, and West Valley. With each having a unique personality and feel, you’ll want to visit them all!
Health and Safety
As with any trip you take this summer, health and safety and safety are paramount. Check this website to find the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 advisories and protocols.
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