Fun Things To Do in Seattle

More than museums and libraries – Seattle is filled with fun activities and events for all ages, from hunting ghosts to catching some rays at the beach. Contrary to the city's sometimes dreary, serious reputation, Seattle has lots to offer anyone looking for fun things to do.

Pike Place Market is definitely high up on the list of must-sees for anyone visiting Seattle; but why not ramp up the fun with a ghost tour? The Market is known as one of the most haunted places in the city, and on the Market Ghost Tour, you'll hear – and maybe see – why.

The Waterfront and Seattle Center are two well-known fun attractions, and for good reason; a family could easily spend an entire day at either and not run out of things to do. With its rare combination of education and hilarious, The Underground Tour topped our list at number three; an hour-long walk through the remains of the original Seattle below ground, largely destroyed by a fire in the late 1800s.

Looking for fun in the outdoors? Lake Union is a great place to picnic, play sports, and rent sailboats on a clear day. A ferry ride is entertainment in itself, and the Washington State Ferries can take you to Bainbridge, Bremerton and more. Or hop on a water taxi from downtown and cruise over to Alki Beach for sand, sun and volleyball.

The EMP/SFM is a great two-for-one deal, and neither are your run-of-the-mill museums. The Sci-Fi museum has plenty of futuristic interactive games, and over at the EMP, an entire floor is dedicated to the sound lab, where future rock stars can play guitars, keyboards and drums, and even make recordings.

Market Ghost Tour

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1410 Post Alley

Spirits among the produce... read more

Seattle Waterfront

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Alaskan Way
From South Main Street to Denny Way

Waterfront neighborhood... read more

Underground Tour (The)

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608 First Avenue

Discover the city beneath the city... read more

Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum

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325 Fifth Ave. N
Seattle Center

From rock out to geek out... read more

Seattle Center

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305 Harrison St

A fun-filled gathering place... read more

Lake Union

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North of downtown, south of Fremont

Lake in the middle of Seattle... read more

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Washington State Ferry

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2901 3rd Avenue
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Largest ferry system in United States... read more

Alki Beach

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1702 Alki Ave SW

One of the most famous and frequented beaches in Seattle... read more

Woodland Park Zoo

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601 North 59th Street
5500 Phinney Avenue North

Old zoo with a modern look... read more

Pacific Science Center

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200 Second Ave. N
Seattle Center

Family Fun and Learning... read more
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