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Seattle Waterfront

Seattle Waterfront

Free admission
Alaskan Way, Seattle, 98101

The Basics

Seattle’s central waterfront area stretches from Pier 50 to Pier 70, bookended by Olympic Sculpture Park, to the north, and Pioneer Square, to the south. Visit the Seattle Waterfront to see Pike Place Market, which sits in the middle of the waterfront, and attractions like the Seattle Aquarium, Waterfront Park, and the Seattle Great Wheel.

Many Seattle city tours include stops at waterfront destinations. You can also head to one of the area’s many piers to hop on a whale-watching cruise or to take a ferry to Bainbridge Island or a boat to Victoria or the San Juan Islands.

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Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
$89.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Fun tour, small group
Jeff gave a great tour of the city. We learned a lot and had a great time in a small group. He gave us lots of recommendations of subsequent activities to do.
Amy_K, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Seattle

star-5
Excellent tour
Cynthia_P, May 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Tour guide was most engaging and shared much local knowledge. I feel I saw much of Seattle, and the guide shared much of post COVID reality of downtown. Highly recommend this tour
star-5
Wonderful tour & tour guide!
Gwen_M, Mar 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone the bus was neat and clean our tour guide share a wealth of information very very informative!
star-5
Seattle Christmas
sohaila_s, Dec 2021
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
My sister and I visited Seattle. From Santa Fe and San Francisco. We enjoyed Seattle city architecture, food, friendly people and cleanliness. We were very fortunate to have this experience.
star-5
So little time but so much to see
Marlene_M, Jun 2022
3-Hour Seattle City Tour
James enjoys history and architecture which added to understanding Seattle then and now. He pointed out locations that may be missed by just casually viewing.
star-5
Great overview of city....
Hilda_R, Jun 2022
3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Great overview of city. Guide, James was excellent. Very knowledgeable and good sense of humor. Wonderful experience
star-5
Fun tour, small group
Amy_K, Jun 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Jeff gave a great tour of the city. We learned a lot and had a great time in a small group. He gave us lots of recommendations of subsequent activities to do.
star-5
Seattle Layover
ELIZABETH_T, Jun 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Our tour guide Holly was beyond our expectation. She was a wealth of historical information and entertaining. We lucked out and had the bus all to ourselves. I highly recommend this tour to a first time visitor to Seattle.
star-5
Seattle city experience.
Kenneth_P, Jun 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
The tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. It was a true news pleasure spending 3 hours with our guide.
star-5
Avery was very...
Winston_M, Jun 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Avery was very knowledgeable about the city. He kept everyone engaged and made the tour extremely fun. I would definitely recommend this tour if you want to know more about the city.
star-5
Outside the city
Kimberly_D, Jun 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
The trip takes you on must see places outside the city which is nice for trying to squeeze in the most in a small amount of time. Brian was a great guide. The views were amazing. Loved being outside the downtown area of seattle and seeing what else is around
star-5
Guide was excellent....
Liz_R, Jun 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Guide was excellent. Vehicle was comfortable Tour was well laid out in terms of interesting sites and geographic progression
star-5
No time to sleep in Seattle…
julio, May 2022
3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Loving all about Seattle…..from Amazon to china town to the Pike Place Market to the Crane Nest colony….
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Alaskan Way and part of the Elliott Bay Trail run parallel to the waterfront.

  • When visiting Seattle, always be prepared for changeable weather.

  • There are plenty of coffee shops and restaurants along the waterfront.

  • Many waterfront restaurants are particularly well known for their seafood.

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How to Get There

The Pioneer Square and Westlake light rail stations put you within a few blocks of the waterfront, and several city buses have stops on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd avenues, which are a few minutes’ walk away.

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When to Get There

Morning is a great time for a walk along the waterfront, and many cruises from local piers depart in the morning. Evening offers sunset views and a lively atmosphere for cocktails and dinner.

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Pioneer Square

Located at the southern end of the Seattle Waterfront, Pioneer Square is a historic neighborhood that dates back to 1852 and is considered the city’s birthplace. After enjoying the other waterfront sights (like Pike Place Market), come here to visit the popular district’s galleries, boutiques, and restaurants and to admire its Romanesque Revival architecture.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the nearest attractions to Seattle Waterfront?
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Attractions near Seattle Waterfront:
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What else should I know about attractions in Seattle?
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As well as visiting the Seattle Waterfront, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: