1 hide detailSeattle's Iconic Landmark
Built for the 1962 World's Fair, this 605-foot towering structure may also rate as one of the nation's most recognized structures...and one of its most overrated tourist traps. The $22 adult day-and-night ticket is about as steep as the Needle itself, and one's wait in line will often exceed the time spent at the top. The views are free and just as impressive atop the Columbia Tower nearby on Fifth Avenue.
2 hide detailLargest ferry system in United States
Our Local Expert Says:
So enjoyable you won't want to reach your destination!
The country's largest ferry system would have to be in a city surrounded by water. With twenty terminals, eight routes and over 15 million passengers a year, Washington State Ferries are both practical and fun. If you're considering hopping over to Bainbridge, Bremerton, Mercer or any of Seattle's interesting islands, a peaceful ferry ride is a far cry from sitting on a bridge in traffic.
3 hide detailEat in a brewery
Enjoy lunch or dinner in this 1920s industrial-style restaurant and watch beer being crafted right before your eyes. The creative menu complements the beers well. Try the handmade German sausage with Smoked Pork Chop, Bacon and Sauerkraut, and the Poached Salmon. And don't forget the Pike Street Stout Float for dessert! Finish up with a cigar in the Pike Pub Lounge. The pub also hosts meetings, receptions and parties for up to 500 guests, with table service or buffet-style catering. Also visit the Seattle Microbrewery Museum.