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Seattle: Underground Walking Tour

1. Seattle: Underground Walking Tour

Take a journey back in time on a guided tour below the streets of Seattle. Explore over 4 city blocks of historic Pioneer Square and wander through 3 underground passageways originally constructed in the 1890s. Learn the history of Seattle's construction and about the tragedy that befell the city and its habitants along the way. Follow along as your guide regales you with fascinating true stories of how Seattle was born and the tragedies that befell it as it formed, including the Seattle Fire. Learn about the rebirth of Seattle after the fire, and the decision to raise the city streets out of the swampy grounds. See where retaining walls were added alongside the streets and filled to make new roads several feet above where they originally stood.

Seattle: Woodland Park Zoo Day Admission Ticket

2. Seattle: Woodland Park Zoo Day Admission Ticket

Visit the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, which has sparked delight, discovery, and unforgettable memories for more than 120 years while teaching people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to understand and protect wildlife. Explore the lush setting and see animals from around the globe in our various habitats. Take a hike through the Living Northwest Trail to see area residents like the brown bear, elk, gray wolves, and river otters. Take a walk in Australasia to see emus, wallaroos, wallabies, and snow leopards. Visit the Trail of Vines and see the resident orangutans, python, tapirs, and greater one-horned rhinos. Explore the African Savanna and witness grazing gazelles, zebras, and graceful giraffes roam the terrain while majestic lions rule their domain. With nearly 900 animals and a 92-acre green oasis in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Woodland Park Zoo provides exemplary care for endangered wildlife as well as native trees, rare tropical plants, and an exceptional rose garden.

Seattle: One-Way Locks Cruise

3. Seattle: One-Way Locks Cruise

Take a ride on a boat elevator during a 2-hour cruise departing from the Seattle Waterfront or South Lake Union. On this 1-way cruise, venture through Elliott Bay, Ballard Locks, and Lake Union. Enjoy spectacular views and experience first-hand the transition between salt and fresh water on this exciting ride. During the journey, get a feel for what it means to follow the tides of the Puget Sound, as the boat is lifted and lowered in the Ballard Locks. Fully-narrated and full of fun facts, bring the whole family along for an entertaining and informative experience. Glide past large fishing vessels docked to unload their catch, seaplanes landing or taking off, the fascinating Gasworks Park, and more.

Seattle: Seattle Seahawks Football Game Ticket

4. Seattle: Seattle Seahawks Football Game Ticket

Attending a Seattle Seahawks game at Lumen Field is an incredibly exhilarating experience. The atmosphere is electric, with thousands of passionate fans cheering on their team. The stadium itself is impressive, with fantastic views of the city and the Puget Sound visible from many seats. The energy of the crowd is infectious, and it's impossible not to get caught up in the excitement of the game. On game day, the streets surrounding the stadium are filled with activity, with fans tailgating and socializing before heading into the stadium. Once inside, the sheer size and scale of the stadium are awe-inspiring, and the sight of the field and the players is breathtaking. With the roar of the crowd and the energy of the game, attending a Seattle Seahawks game at Lumen Field is an unforgettable experience that every football fan should experience at least once. Overall, attending a Seattle Seahawks game at Lumen Field is a thrilling experience that captures the spirit of football in a way that few other stadiums can match. Whether you're a die-hard fan or just love the excitement of the game, watching the Seahawks play at Lumen Field is an event that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Seattle: Seattle Mariners Baseball Game at T-Mobile Park

5. Seattle: Seattle Mariners Baseball Game at T-Mobile Park

Calling all baseball fans! If you're in the Pacific Northwest, don't miss your chance to see America's pastime come alive at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. You'll be able to witness the exciting on-field action of the Seattle Mariners, who will be swinging for the fences and diving into the dirt to make incredible defensive plays. Your ticket will give you live access to an unforgettable experience that sports fans simply cannot miss. Watch as your favourite players compete with intensity and passion - shouting from the mound, exerting their force from the batter's box and cheering each other on from the dugout. Witness history in progress as these Major League Baseball superstars strive for excellence and get ready to start writing their legendary story. So pack up your mitts, grab a seat and enjoy an amazing game of baseball at T-Mobile Park!

Seattle Houseboat, Chocolate & Funky Fremont Walking Tour

6. Seattle Houseboat, Chocolate & Funky Fremont Walking Tour

xplore Seattle’s quirkiest neighborhood with an expert guide sharing clever commentary on the culture of Fremont, the self-proclaimed “Center of the Universe.” You’ll have a rare opportunity to climb aboard a Lake Union houseboat (similar to“Sleepless in Seattle”) to learn what it’s like to live on the water (literally) from one of its inhabitants. Exclusive access – only available on this tour! Wander the Fremont neighborhood, hub of Seattle’s public art scene and counterculture, with your informative and entertaining guide. Home to the clothing-optional Solstice day parade your (fully clothed) guide will be sure to introduce you to the famous Troll under the bridge, Vladamir Lenin & more! This tour begins in downtown Seattle and includes a ride on a city transit bus (fare included) with your guide navigating the way. The tour wraps up in Fremont about noon, where you’ll have the opportunity to continue exploring the neighborhood on your own (grab lunch or settle in at a local brewery for a tasting) or ride the bus back into downtown Seattle with your guide – the choice is yours!

Seattle: Walking Chocolate Tour with Tastings

7. Seattle: Walking Chocolate Tour with Tastings

Answer all your burning questions about chocolate on this guided walking tour in Seattle. Discover wheather chocolate is a food or a technology and find out why it has such a a special place in cultures around the world. Tickle your sweet tooth with some tastings along the way. Meet your guide and engage all your senses to help answer these questions and explore the world of chocolate in the city famous for the beans that give you a buzz. Follow your guide on a 2.5 hour walking tour that fills you to the brim with chocolatey goodness. Sample classic flavors like dark, milk, bitter, sweet, and with or without nuts. Try drinking chocolate and solid chocolate or shake thinks up with spicy chocolate. Bite into the purest of the pure and leave with a deeper understanding of the attention that goes into each silky, smooth, decadent bite you take. Included in your ticket price are 12 individual tastes of chocolate (keep breakfast light) at 8 of Downtown Seattle's most beloved food stops.

Seattle: Gourmet Comfort Food Restaurant Tour

8. Seattle: Gourmet Comfort Food Restaurant Tour

Does the Pacific Northwest have its own unique culinary “style?” Join us on this 2.5 hour Gourmet Comfort Food Tour and explore for yourself! This tour includes 6 stops, including 4 of Downtown Seattle’s best gourmet restaurants and 2 specialty shops. Most of the of the tour will be spent sitting inside, enjoying classic comfort food favorites with a Pacific Northwest twist. The itinerary changes from one tour to the next, but a typical tasting menu includes gourmet pizza, barbecue, and fried chicken. All food tastings are included in the ticket price, and alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase from the restaurants. However, drinks are not necessary for the full experience. Throughout the tour you will learn about the local culture and culinary scene, including the origins of the Starbucks coffee empire and Seattle’s help in bringing fusion cuisine into the mainstream. You’ll also discover why Seattle is home to the “BEST version of your favorite food!” We hope you’re hungry. We work hard to make this tour accessible to everyone. Please reach out ahead of time about any dietary restrictions or mobility concerns. See you soon!

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The tour was engaging and taught us little known facts about Seattle. It would be a difficult activity for small children but perfect for ages 7 and up. The stairs are a little steep but not too bad. If it is raining or chilly outside, dress for the weather. It was drippy and cold underground (we expected this though.)

We had a great time with our guide Will who escorted us to several restaurants, shops in the market, and chocolate shops to taste a variety of really good food. It was really fun.

Rod, our tour guide was amazing. He was well informed and immensely funny. Highly recommend this experience if you love history of any kind.

The history was amazing and the tour guide was amazing with the amount of knowledge and a wonderful sense of humor.

Informative and energetic tour. Learned a whole bunch about early Seattle!