Overlooking shimmering Puget Sound, Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is an easy stroll from many of the city’s most desirable attractions, from the bustling Pike Place Market to the delights of the waterfront.
Things to do in Seattle
Concierge Recommends: Seattle
The Concierge at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle shares tips for things to do in Seattle, from tours and museums to coffee breweries and farm-to-table restaurants.
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Pike Place Market
Shop the oldest continuously-operating independent farmers' market in the United States. It includes an exciting array of local craftsmen as well as a mouth-watering selection of fresh, local seafood and produce.
Perhaps Seattle's best-known landmark, the Space Needle features unparalleled views of Seattle and environs from the Observation Deck, 520 feet above the ground.
The Seattle Aquarium offers a marine experience focused on the importance of preservation. More than 15,000 species of underwater life found in Puget Sound are on display here, including harbour seals, sea otters and orca whales.
Waterfront Park offers a lovely arrangement of fountains set against a breathtaking backdrop of Elliott Bay, West Seattle, and the Olympic Mountains.
Washington Park Arboretum
Marvel at the over 20,000 trees, shrubs and vines on display, including 4,600 different species from around the world. The Arboretum is also home to 139 plants on the endangered species list.
Olympic Sculpture Park
A vibrant green space for art, the Olympic Sculpture Park houses over 80,000 plants, 554 trees and large sculptures by top artists. Enjoy incredible views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound as well.
Seattle's International District
Settled in the late 1800s by Chinese immigrants, the International District is rich with history and culture. It now serves as the hub for Pan-Asian culture in Seattle, where visitors can find unique gifts or enjoy an authentic dim sum brunch.
Seattle's oldest--and most historic--neighbourhood boasts many fine art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants, as well as an eclectic assortment of small clubs featuring many genres of live music.
Seattle Asian Art Museum
East of downtown Seattle, in Volunteer Park, this museum houses more than 7,000 pieces of art from China, Japan, Korea and South and Southeast Asia, and offers beautiful views of downtown Seattle.
A five-level premier shopping centre, Pacific Place presents chic shops such as Cartier, Tiffany & Co., and Barneys New York. The flagship Nordstrom is adjacent to the shopping centre.
Seattle Art Museum
Internationally recognised for its displays of Asian, African, Native American and local Pacific Northwest art, the Seattle Art Museum also offers special exhibits throughout the year.
The Westlake Center
Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, this four-level glass pavilion shopping centre offers a wide range of national retailers and a unique selection of fine-quality regional merchandise.
5th Avenue Theatre
The 5th Avenue Theatre was built in 1926 and modelled on China's Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace. This uniquely beautiful theatre offers classic musicals and specialty productions.
Presenting contemporary plays on three stages, including a 387-seat theatre-in-the-round, a 381-seat thrust stage with seating on three sides, and a flexible space seating up to 150 for workshops.
Originally built in 1928 for vaudeville and silent films, the Paramount updated its technology while retaining all its charm, and now offers Broadway-style shows and concerts.
Museum of Pop Culture
At the Museum of Pop Culture, explore creativity and innovation in popular music via interpretative, interactive exhibitions. Find the first-ever Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame here, too.
Pacific Science Center
The Pacific Science Center offers hands-on science exploration and two IMAX theatres and is a great destination for families. The Center's special exhibits change regularly.
Home to the Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall is praised for its beauty and acoustics. Tickets to various events including the symphony can be purchased through the Concierge or Ticketmaster.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
View a breathtaking array of art pieces created by innovative glass artist and Washington native Dale Chihuly. Vibrant, exuberant and truly unique, this collection features large installations within both the exhibition hall and the lush garden, as well the airy, light-filled Glasshouse.