8 Urban Adventures to Sample in Seattle

Seattle’s growing popularity with the British and Irish markets, fuelled by fast growth in direct non-stop flights from the UK and Dublin, will see more people heading to the city this year either as a gateway to cruising to Alaska or for Pacific Northwest adventures.

But before heading out of town, here are the best unique adventures to enjoy in the city, courtesy of the Seattle and Washington State Official UK Tourism website.

Sleepless in Seattle with coffee, coffee, coffee

Not only is it 25 years since Sleepless in Seattle hit the big screen, it is the coffee in Seattle that keeps the city buzzing 24/7! Home to the first ever Starbucks in the world, Seattle is proud to showcase the company’s 15,000 square foot Reserve Roastery, which demonstrates how they source, roast and craft the finest coffee. See the production and enjoy some unusual coffee tastings.

Road Dog Brew Tour

Washington State is the leading producer of hops in the USA and provides hops not only to its thriving micro-brewers but even to German brewers! Celebrating this, go on a Seattle Road Dog Brew Tour to visit three great breweries in 3 hours, with of course, samplings. The cost is $79 per person.

Chocolate galore

Located in Seattle’s Fremont neighbourhood, Theo’s chocolate offers a one-hour tour showcasing the amazing transformation of the cocoa fruit into delicious chocolate products. Costing $10; chocolate sampling is of course included!

Whale watching

Enjoy an experience of a lifetime with Puget Sound Express Whale watching tour! For just $135 per adult or $85 per child, enjoy a half-day tour which guarantees whale watching with species including Orcas and humpback whales. Puget Sound Express is located just north of Seattle in Edmonds.

Ducking in and out of the water

The Ride the Ducks tour of Seattle uses an amphibious vehicle to take visitors around the city and out onto the water of Lake Union, famous as the home to Tom Hanks’ houseboat featured in Sleepless in Seattle. $35 for adults; $20 for children (4-12 years).

Dirt and scandal underground

Seattle not only has land based and water based city tours, it also has an Underground City Tour that tells the history of why the city was raised by 12-15 feet and how the seamstress industry helped fund the city’s development! Tickets around $19 for an adult or $9 for a child.

Soaring over Seattle

There are overhead tours too — take off on a seaplane from Lake Union on a Kenmore Air seaplane ride over the city – 30 minutes from $99 per person.

Savor Seattle food tour of Pike Place Market

Visit the heart of downtown Seattle and Pike Place Market to experience one of the oldest continuously operating markets in the United States. Take the two hour ‘Savor Seattle’ food tour and see, smell and taste the unique and award winning foods of Seattle. From only $41.99.

By Paul Johnson

via Expert Vagabond

Find Hotel In Seattle

(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)

More information:

Greater Seattle Guide - Cities & Suburbs around Seattle ...

Wondering where to live around Seattle? Our Greater Seattle Guide gives you attractions, history, photos, schools and housing information for cities and suburbs around Seattle and the Eastside.

Seattle is one of the most famous cities in America for ...

Seattle is one of the most famous cities in America for its energetic lifestyle, scrumptious food, places to visit, and a variety of things to do. Nestled in the heart of Washington, Seattle itself steals several

Seattle Events & Festivals Guide - Seattle WA

Come explore our comprehensive guide to events and festivals in Seattle. From Comicon and July 4th to Seafair and New Year's Eve - there's always something happening.

Seattle Newcomer's Guide - Customer Service Bureau ...

Helpful information for those relocating/new to Seattle

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *