Seattle holidays offer visitors of all ages a unique array of history, culture, the outdoors and superb food. Experience the west coast of America with world class museums, the 180 metre Space Needle observation tower, legendary markets home to the original Starbucks and much more.
Nicknamed the ‘Emerald City’, due to its rainy nature producing green landscapes, Seattle is a beautiful city just waiting to be explored. Head to the Museum of Popular Culture for some culture or ride the elevator up to the observation level of the legendary Space Needle for fantastic 360 degree views of the city. Learn about arts and crafts at the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum, then take a photo of the famous market sign and Rachel the Piggy Bank. Your trip wouldn’t be complete without sipping on a coffee at the first ever Starbucks in the world - at the vibrant Pike Place Market.
Holiday in Seattle: where nature meets the city
Founded in the 1800s by colonialist settlers, and located along Pudget Sound next to the Pacific Ocean, Seattle is the one of the biggest and most successful cities in the United States. With numerous museums, restaurants, cafés, galleries, parks and waterfront views, the city offers a mix of activity, industry and relaxation. Go for a stroll around the popular Green Lake Park for some peace and quiet, or head to Discovery Park, with over 500 acres of forestry, beach, sand dunes and views over to the Olympic Mountains.
For some culture, stop by the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, and browse the photos and exhibits. When it comes to dining, Pike Place Market delivers on all fronts with cuisine from all nations, including all American, Italian, Japanese and Mexican options.
Great for families especially, a holiday in the trendy city of Seattle will tick off everything you’d want from a getaway, with something to keep everyone entertained. Extend your Seattle holiday with an added trip to Vancouver Island for fresh ocean air or San Francisco for fantastic sightseeing and some world class dining. Speak to our experts today.
Great sample itineraries
From the 180 metre tall Space Needle with fantastic views and the bustling Pike Place Market, discover a wealth of arts, culture and the outdoors with our Seattle tours.
Pacific Coast Highway Motorcycle Tour
Yellowstone Wildlife Tour
There are many attractions for visitors in Seattle, such as heading up to the Space Needle for incredible views across the city or tasting your way around Pike Place Market but the city of Seattle is also the epicentre of the Pacific Northwest and exploring Canada to the north or Oregon to the south. Cruise or kayak around the Puget Sound, sip wine from more than 100 different Washington wineries nearby and explore stunning national parks; what will you decide?
Pike Place Market
Join a Savour Seattle food tour or venture round for yourself; whichever way you choose, visiting Pike Place Market has to be at the top of things to do in Seattle. The bustling crafts market and calls of the fish throwers really make the atmosphere at this year-round farmers market. Our favourites include cinnamon sugared doughnuts from the Daily Dozen and grilled cheese sandwiches from Beecher's cheese.
A family day out
No matter what age, there are great things to do for the whole family in Seattle. Museums specialising in everything from airplanes and computers to pop culture and an interactive experiences. Visit the Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo or the Pacific Science Center; and as well as all these, the great outdoors gives you lots of free days out too that will keep everyone entertained.
Three stunning national parks
Olympic, Mount Rainier and Cascade National Parks are all roughly 2 hours drive from Seattle, which means you can easily make a day of it. Hike through alpine meadows in summer or embark on a snowshoe excursion in winter, these national parks are wild and remote. Visit coastal beaches and lush rainforests on a contained peninsula across the water from Seattle in Olympic National Park, see wildlife and alpine lakes in North Cascades National Park and a 14,410 foot active volcano in Mount Rainier National Park.
Winter - it's snow business
Stevens Pass, Crystal Mountain Resort and the Summit at Snoqualmie - there is winter fun to be had for the whole family, whether you want to ski or snowboard, ride the Mount Rainier Gondola 2000 feet up or tube down a 550 foot long hill. Stevens Pass also offers the added bonus of night skiing, so you can hit the powder under the stars.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
An incredible exhibit that is well worth the visit. Chihuly Garden and Glass is a museum in the Seattle Center showcasing the colouful artworks and creations of Dale Chihuly. Walk through the 40-foot tall Glasshouse, eight galleries and the gardens where you will see four monumental sculptures.
Seattle Space Needle
A landmark of the Pacific Northwest and icon of Seattle, a visit to the Space Needle is a must whilst staying in this laid-back city. Head up to the observation deck, 520 feet above the ground and view the city from above. You will also be able to see the outline of the Cascades and Mt. Rainier in the distance.
“Seattle is known for its famous Space Needle and the amazing views. To avoid the queues, we recommend the Smith Tower. The views are just as incredible but you can enjoy them with just a few others.”
“Take a ferry ride to Bainbridge Island to get a different perspective on the city.”
Bumbershoot – August
Held annually in August, Bumbershoot is a much loved music, comedy and arts festival that takes place at the Seattle Center. The festival happens over Labor Day Weekend and is one of north America’s most popular events.
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