This 1920s movie palace-turned-concert hall was renovated in 1995 and is now one of Seattle's premier theaters. The ornate interior with its crystal chandeliers is reminiscent of classic European theaters. Thanks to technology (and a former Microsoft employee), the seats retract and a dance floor rolls out, making this a multifunction space. Paramount theater seats more than 3,000 people and the stage is large enough for touring Broadway block-busters like Fame, Riverdance and Miss Saigon, and musical guests the likes of David Bowie, James Brown and the Beastie Boys.
2819 Elliott Avenue Suite 204 Seattle, WA 98121 +1 206 443 1442
Enjoy lunch or dinner on a narrated cruise around beautiful Elliott Bay. Dress up a bit for dinner and enjoy a romantic evening on the water while the friendly staff serves you a delicious meal. Afterward dance to a live band or gaze across the moonlit water. Cruises welcome groups and parties. Dinner consists of a salad, choice of entree (generally salmon, chicken, ham or roast beef), side dish and dessert. Lunch cruises leave at noon, dinner cruises at 7p. Call for more details.
200 University Street Seattle, WA 98101 +1 206 215 4800
Located in Downtown Seattle, Benaroya Hall is a large 189,750 square foot (17,628 square meters) performing arts complex that takes up an entire city block. Located inside are the two performance halls, the Taper Auditorium and the Nordstrom Recital Hall, which each feature state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology. This giant complex provides ample public space and entertainment throughout the year through its various events such as lectures, musicals, festivals and more. A true highlight is the concerts put on by the Seattle Symphony, which call Benaroya Hall, home. For more information regarding venue rentals or upcoming events, visit the website.
701 5th Avenue Columbia Center Seattle, WA 98104 +1 206 386 5564
Located on the 73rd floor of the Columbia Center, the Sky View Observatory provides unobstructed views of Mount Rainier, the city, Elliot Bay, the Space Needle, Olympic Mountains, Bellevue and more. Popular among tourists and locals alike, this landmark is the tallest public observatory, reaching nearly 1,000 feet (304 meters), west of the Mississippi. Visitors pay a small fee to ride the elevator up and experience the breath-taking view. Come in the evenings to take advantage of the spectacular sunset, but be sure to visit before 7:45p when the last tickets are sold for the night.
1301 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98101 +1 206 684 4075
Waterfront Park is one of the best places in Seattle to witness local scene amidst a backdrop of splendid waterfront views. One can arrange a picnic with loved ones, try fishing or just soak up the sun and enjoy the breeze caressing your face. There are numerous other must-visit attractions located a stone's throw away.
305 Harrison Street Seattle, WA 98109 +1 206 684 7200
Nestled amidst numerous attractions and landmarks like Space Needle, Seattle Center, IMAX Theater and Chihuly Gardens, the International Fountain never fails to capture the attention of the visitors. Join in the fun with kids and beat the summer heat by playing in the water. Else, you can sit on the rim and watch as the spacecraft-like art installation at the center throws out water at jet speed. The fountain is bound to bring out the kid in you.
2000 Western Avenue Victor Steinbrueck Park Seattle, WA 98101 +1 206 661 5619
Since 2012, Seattle Free Walking Tours have been conducting tours and educating visitors about the city, at no charge at all. Guests can choose from two packages: Experience Seattle and Market Market. Experience Seattle is the best way to learn about the city's monuments, best eateries, shopping spots and attractions. Explore the historical Pike Place Market, its hidden nooks and the changes it has undergone through the years with their Market Market Tour. They also organize private tours, where packages will be designed according to your convenience. Though tours are entirely free, a contribution is greatly appreciated since this is what the guides do for a living. The tours last for around three hours, so put on your best walking shoes, don a hat and take your strides!
Elegance is the word that comes to your mind as you come across this art deco heritage in downtown Seattle. This 27-story tall historic structure was built in the 1920s by the Northern Life Insurance Company, which also housed its offices on the top floors. Tallest in the city at that time, the building glittered with a fantastic display of aura created by the colorful flashlights. Although, today it lies in the shadows of taller and modern skyscrapers, the structure stands out as being one of the first of the art deco structures in Seattle.
1501 Western Avenue Suite 301 Seattle, WA 98101 +1 206 209 5485
Angela Shen, an avid foodie, founded Savor Seattle to spread her love for food amongst visitors to the city. Angela, who has always worked in the food industry, has formed a team of like minded gourmands, who will guide you through Seattle's culinary sphere. They offer different tour packages that focus on varied areas and themes. The tour around the Pike Place Market is a must-try; visitors get the opportunity to explore this historical place while experiencing the food and culture. You could also sign up for the Chocolate Indulgence, Booze-n-Bites and Gourmet Seattle.
Want the best view of Seattle's colorful and glittering skyline? Then take a ride on the Seattle Great Wheel, which is situated on the pier off Alaskan Way. The 15-minute ride inside its climate-controlled gondolas will take you to a maximum height of 175 feet (53 meters), where you can capture splendid views of downtown and the picture perfect moments with your family on a camera. Each gondola has a maximum capacity for eight people, and the wheel is open for tourists 365 days of the year. Considered to be one of the tallest ferries wheels on the West Coast, the Seattle Great Wheel makes for a perfect family joy ride.
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