Adventure Awaits in the Emerald City!
Seattle is a vibrant urban city surrounded by unmatched natural beauty, offering a wealth of things to do and see. Get your race weekend off on the right foot with these five things to do from Visit Seattle.
Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the 605-foot-tall Space Needle quickly became an icon of the city that today is recognized far and wide. Recently undergoing a $100 million renovation, the Space Needle now offers floor-to-ceiling glass walls, the world’s first revolving glass floor, the glass Oculus Stairs, and a custom-design accessibility lift.
Pike Place Market
From the iconic market sign and famous fish-tossing tradition to over 225 local artisans and a historic MarketFront with breathtaking views, there are enough sights and sounds at Pike Place Market to pack a day (or more).
Washington State Ferries
A ride across Puget Sound aboard one of 22 Washington State Ferries is a quintessential Pacific Northwest experience. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the bow of the boat as you cruise to the nearby communities of Bainbridge Island or Bremerton.
This 534-acre city park in Magnolia feels like true wilderness, with meadows, beaches, bluffs, mountain views, and tall trees. Stroll the nearly 12 miles of walking trails, or visit the West Point Lighthouse for a postcard-worthy photo op.
Visit the city’s first skyscraper, built in 1914, and ride the historic, manually operated elevators to the 35th-floor observatory, where 360-degree views await. Displays tell the tale of characters who made Smith Tower what it is today, while the building’s Prohibition-themed Temperance bar serves themed cocktails.
Discover more attractions and experiences at visitseattle.org, along with tons of helpful visitor information. There’s so much to explore in the Emerald City, you may just want to extend your stay!
Add More Rock to Your Run with the Help of Visit Seattle
Seattle isn’t just home to great musicians, it’s a city that inspires music. Learn how the city of Seattle inspired the lyrics of popular songs from local artists in the newest VISITSEATTLE.tv series, Music Genesis. Then, find your own inspiration through restaurants, neighborhoods and attractions featured in the series.
And if that isn’t enough, find interactive exhibits at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), enjoy brunch and shop vinyl at Easy Street Records, and listen in on live radio broadcasts at the KEXP Gathering Space. Plus, soak in the sounds of Seattle’s musical legacy at live performance venues including The Crocodile, The Showbox, Neumos, Moore Theatre and more.
List of events and performances happening race weekend: visitseattle.org/events
Watch Music Genesis: visitseattle.org/music-genesis
Market Information Center
Pike Place Market
- 1st Avenue & Pike Street
- Open daily year-round: 10am-6pm
Visitor Center & Concierge Services
Washington State Convention Center Lobby
- 7th Avenue & Pike Street
- Open Monday through Friday and summer weekends: 9am-5pm
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