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Seattle Waterfront

Seattle Waterfront

Free admission
Alaskan Way, Seattle, 98101

The Basics

Seattle’s central waterfront area stretches from Pier 50 to Pier 70, bookended by Olympic Sculpture Park, to the north, and Pioneer Square, to the south. Visit the Seattle Waterfront to see Pike Place Market, which sits in the middle of the waterfront, and attractions like the Seattle Aquarium, Waterfront Park, and the Seattle Great Wheel.

Many Seattle city tours include stops at waterfront destinations. You can also head to one of the area’s many piers to hop on a whale-watching cruise or to take a ferry to Bainbridge Island or a boat to Victoria or the San Juan Islands.

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3-Hour Seattle City Tour
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3-Hour Seattle City Tour
star-4.5
$80.29 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Show Me Seattle
DC was an excellent tour guide. We started at Pikes Place Farmers Market and finished our tour in Queen Ann Karrie Park where DC took individual group pictures of us w/the beautiful scenic view of the city with the space needle in the background. I was really facinated by Ballad Locks and ladders..Would recommend friends to take this tour.
Labrentha_L, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Seattle

star-5
Excellent tour
Cynthia_P, May 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Tour guide was most engaging and shared much local knowledge. I feel I saw much of Seattle, and the guide shared much of post COVID reality of downtown. Highly recommend this tour
star-5
Wonderful tour & tour guide!
Gwen_M, Mar 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone the bus was neat and clean our tour guide share a wealth of information very very informative!
star-5
Bruce was friendly and...
Beth_S, Aug 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Bruce was friendly and very knowledgeable about Seattle. The tour exceeded our expectations with a great overview of Seattle and stops to take pictures.
star-4
Glad we did this tour
Scott_S, Aug 2022
3-Hour Seattle City Tour
The driver,Mark did a wonderful job….. the vehicle’s air conditioning was not that good….. changed vehicles and the second vehicle…. The air conditioning was only ok… not great…. But yes I would recommend this excursion to friends
star-5
Well worth it!
Andrea_T, Aug 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Our guide Ron was knowledgeable and had his own realia to help explain the history of Seattle. It was well worth the time and money.
star-4
Excellent way to see the...
Gary_K, Aug 2022
3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Excellent way to see the city great driver and host liked all aspect What would be nice is to add a little more on the fishing boat and piece scrams but that’s my interest
star-5
Short view of Seattle.
Archie_W, Aug 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Narrative of the guide, the troll and Lenin statue.. Breath taking view of the city and Puget Sound. The city market and china town and how the city raised the streets of Seattle.
star-5
Excellent overview about Seattle
Friedemann_K, Aug 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Nice Trip basicly with a lot of Information, varity and fantastic views! Downtown and surounding places - everything was great
star-5
Neat little tour
Todd_N, Aug 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Great tour and overview of Seattle. Definitely something to do if you have a short amount of time. Good to understand a little about Seattle, the important sites, and get the lay of the land.
star-5
Best way to start your visit to Seattle
Atila_C, Aug 2022
3-Hour Seattle City Tour
This is a must for anyone visiting Seattle . Mark is an excellent guide , so informative about the history , the people that shaped this city. He showed us the most important spots in Seattle with a sense of humor . Worth every penny !
star-5
Great job by Jeff our guide
GloriaKoster_C, Aug 2022
Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Jeff was a great tour guide and took us to all the good sites! We saw the waterside places and homes on the hillside as well as the troll under the bridge!
star-5
Fantastic
Alyson_S, Aug 2022
3-Hour Seattle City Tour
We had a wonderful tour with Mark this morning - he is friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour was great, especially seeing the salmon and the otters. We were only in town for a couple of days, so I would highly recommend this tour for a complete overview and interesting history of Seattle.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Alaskan Way and part of the Elliott Bay Trail run parallel to the waterfront.

  • When visiting Seattle, always be prepared for changeable weather.

  • There are plenty of coffee shops and restaurants along the waterfront.

  • Many waterfront restaurants are particularly well known for their seafood.

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How to Get There

The Pioneer Square and Westlake light rail stations put you within a few blocks of the waterfront, and several city buses have stops on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd avenues, which are a few minutes’ walk away.

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When to Get There

Morning is a great time for a walk along the waterfront, and many cruises from local piers depart in the morning. Evening offers sunset views and a lively atmosphere for cocktails and dinner.

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Pioneer Square

Located at the southern end of the Seattle Waterfront, Pioneer Square is a historic neighborhood that dates back to 1852 and is considered the city’s birthplace. After enjoying the other waterfront sights (like Pike Place Market), come here to visit the popular district’s galleries, boutiques, and restaurants and to admire its Romanesque Revival architecture.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Seattle Waterfront?
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