No other destination in the country provides such a diverse and exciting breadth of experience like the Pacific Northwest. This part of the country offers natural, historical, cultural, and even recreational opportunities. It is home to a vibrant mix of attractions that will satisfy every taste and every age group. From the top of the Needle to the thrill of the Orcas to great kid’s activities, you will never have a boring day as long as you check out some of the best Seattle events. There are quite literally no end to the fun things to do when you look for Seattle tours.
Pike Place Market is at the top of the list for people who want to visit Seattle. Did you know that the historic, beloved downtown public market has been in business since 1907? It is a year round farmers market and a visual riot of vegetable, seafood, cheese and flower stalls. They also have people selling handicrafts and tourist friendly knickknacks. And, of course, the flying fish which are one of the most well known Seattle events. Vendors at Pike Place Fish Market gleefully toss salmon to each other and crack jokes, always drawing a crowd at the fish stall by the market’s main entrance. If you are going to tour Seattle soon, then you must add it to the list.
Olympic Sculpture Park is a world class famous sculpture. A walk with wonderful views of the city, harbor and mountains. To top it all off, it’s free. How could you not visit the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park? The outdoor sculpture garden spreads over 9 acres of a seaside bluff north of downtown, transformed from an industrial backwater into the home of artwork such as Alexander Calder’s Eagle, six tons of red-painted steel that looks like an abstract soaring bird.
Ballard Locks. See the essence of the Pacific Northwest at the Ballard Locks, where you can watch salmon and boats — from fishing boats and tugs to kayaks and yachts. The locks carry boats up and down, letting them travel between Puget Sound and Seattle’s freshwater waterways (about 20 feet above sea level). A fish ladder lets salmon swim up past the locks to their freshwater spawning grounds; glass viewing windows let people watch them.