Seattle has so many more unique and authentic attractions
, it's hard for me to recommend those created specifically for the tourist market. However, I recognize some people prefer such touristy activities due to lack of time, to mobility issues, or to the need to find an activity that will appeal to a diverse group. Here are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Seattle.
Take a fun and festive tour of Seattle aboard one of the "Ducks" amphibious vehicles. As you drive or cruise past Seattle landmarks such as the Space Needle, the waterfront, Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market, and the sports stadiums, you'll learn about local history and culture from the Ducks' "Wacky Captains." Tours begin in the boarding area located across the street from Experience Music Project.
Departing from Seattle's downtown waterfront, you'll take an Argosy cruise ship on a narrated trip to nearby Blake Island State Park. Once on the island, you'll enjoy a Native-style salmon bake buffet meal followed by a stage show. The performance highlights Northwest Coast Native culture in a theatrical style with songs, dances, and stories. You'll also have time to wander Blake Island's trails and shoreline.
The Seattle Underground Tour is a guided walking tour that takes you along the city's street as well as into below-ground passages. Along the tour you'll hear colorful and amusing tales from Seattle's early days, some true, some, not so much. Bill Speidel's Underground Tours begin at Doc Maynard's Public House in Pioneer Square. Be sure to wear sensible shoes. An adults-only "Underworld Tour" is also available from this Seattle tour company.