Seattle is filled with unique and exciting things to do during your visit. Whether you’re here on business or traveling with friends or family, this gorgeous city offers activities and cultural experiences for everyone. We understand it can be overwhelming at times to plan an itinerary that captures the city’s ‘must-see’ attractions, so the Hilton Seattle would like to help with an overview of the area’s most popular destinations.
Pike Place Market, located 5 short blocks from our hotel – known as Seattle’s most iconic attraction, the market can easily keep you entertained for hours with tables overflowing with fruits, vegetables, floral arrangements and fresh seafood (don’t forget to watch the famous fish-throwing). Vendors also provide booths full of local art, jewelry, clothing, gifts, and more. In addition to having numerous delicious eateries in one location, you can visit the first Starbucks as well.
Seattle Waterfront – offering dozens of paths, piers and public spaces, this unique area is the perfect place to take in the local scene. While here, be sure to visit The Great Wheel for a view of the city and surrounding areas from this new Ferris wheel. Additionally, different piers in this area provide access to the Seattle Aquarium, State Ferries, shopping, dining, and other attractions. If you’re in the mood to experience the Seattle seafood scene, you will not find a meal that is fresher than in this area.
Seattle Center – an epicenter of activities for you to enjoy, consisting of; 11 theatres, 4 museums, 5 gardens, 6 fountains, over 12 restaurants, event area, and skate park. Here, you will find the famous Space Needle, along with the Pacific Science Center, Chihuly Garden and Glass, EMP Museum, KeyArena, the Vera Project, and much more. This is your one-stop destination for a day full of sightseeing.
Woodinville Wine Country – perhaps one of the area’s best kept secrets, this area is a short drive from downtown and is home to dozens of local wineries. Tour, sample, explore, and dine at small, local vineyards as well as some well-known wineries (Chateau St. Michelle, anyone?).
Olympic Sculpture Park – open year round (and free!), this is a sight not to be missed. Located in a former industrial site, the grounds are eco-friendly and the Olympic Sculpture Park features work by Mark di Suvero, Alexander Caider, Richard Serra, and many more.
Aviation – a longtime home to major airline manufacturing, Seattle’s Museum of Flight is not to be missed. Learn about the evolution of flying with many hands-on activities for children. Also, check out the modern technology in the airline industry at the Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour, which is a part of the Boeing manufacturing plant and provides insight into next-generation technology in planes.
Whatever brings you the area, we hope you have the best experience possible. The Hilton Seattle provides a concierge to help you navigate the city, as well as a car rental desk, should you have the urge to explore outside of downtown. We hope to welcome you soon!