You could probably spend a good day here if you actually walked the whole length of the waterfront from the ferry terminals to Sculpture Park. There’s quite a bit of history here and I usually find the piers to be charming.

Washington State Ferries

Ferry Ride
On a nice day few things beat being on the water. A ride on the ferry provides excellent photo opportunities; the city view is stellar. You can leave Seattle for either Bainbridge Island or Bremerton. It doesn’t matter which you choose, just hop on one and enjoy.

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

The Ye Old Curiosity Shop
Open since 1899, this is one of Seattle’s most unique shops. Stop in for a free sample of fudge and see strange things such as shrunken heads and mummies. Also, if you liked the movie BIG, you can go here, have your fortune told and make your own wish to be big.


The Great Wheel
Whether you’re on a romantic date or just hanging with friends, Seattle’s waterfront Ferris wheel located on Pier 57 is a great way to see the city and the Sound. The heated and enclosed gondolas boost you 40 feet above the water. The glass floors add to the excitement and the view. Click here for more information about the Wheel.

Olympic Sculpture Park
On a clear day, this park boasts beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains. A long stretch along the Puget Sound makes it good place for long runs or walk.