BELLEVUE GOLF COURSE
Make your way into Washington and experience exemplary golf in the metro Seattle area. The Bellevue Golf Course, found less than 15 miles east of downtown Seattle, is a premier choice for golfers visiting the Evergreen State.
A public course maintained by the city of Bellevue, the Bellevue Golf Course features 18 holes, each with lush fairways, well-maintained greens, and plenty of trees to challenge even the most seasoned golfer. Before you tee off, hit the Bellevue Driving Range, and after your round, check out the Bellevue Grill for food and drinks.Website
BURKE-GILMAN SAMMAMISH TRAIL
The Burke-Gilman Sammamish Trail is a wonderful trail along the Sammamish River in the northern Seattle area. This multi-use trail stretches twenty-seven miles along the historic Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern (SLS&E) Railway line. Recreational enthusiasts can walk, run, bicycle and skate on the trail through many Seattle neighborhoods, parks and sites.
The trail runs through Ballard, Fremont, Northlake, Lake City, the University District, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Bothell, Woodinville and Redmond. Many bicyclists ride along portions of the trail as a part of the 90 miles of dedicated bicycle routes in Seattle.
Opened in summer of 2002, CenturyLink Field is a multi-purpose stadium set in the Seattle metropolitan area. Home to Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders FC, the stadium seats 67,000 spectators in downtown Seattle.
Formerly Qwest Field, CenturyLink Field is owned by the Washington State Public Stadium Authority, and operated by First & Goal Inc. CenturyLink Field features tours of the stadium – daily during the summer and Fridays and Saturdays during fall, winter, and spring.
Washington’s tallest building, the Columbia Center is a 932-foot skyscraper in downtown Seattle. The Columbia building stands at 76 stories, making it the Emerald’s City tallest skyscraper.
The Columbia Center yields incredible views of the Seattle metro area, Mt. Rainier, and the Puget Sound from the 73rd floor – better known as the Sky View Observatory at Columbia Center.
Opened in 1985, the Columbia Center was formerly the Bank of America Tower and Columbia Seafirst Center.
Discovery Park is a beautiful park on the coast of Seattle, overlooking Puget Sound. Discovery Park is the largest park in the Seattle area with 534-acres of land. The park features sea cliffs, two miles of protected tidal beaches, sand dunes and meadows, on the site of the former Fort Lawton.
Visitors to the park enjoy the incredible views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, from the Magnolia Bluff.
Bring the whole family to the park for quality time together, outdoors.
ELYSIAN BREWING COMPANY
Established in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle in 1996, the Elysian Brewing Company was founded by Dick Cantwell, David Buhler, and Joe Bisacca. This flagship location includes a 220-seat beer hall, along with the brewery.
By 2011, a production brewery in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood opened. The brewery features a variety of more than twenty beers at the three brewery locations, as well as rare Belgian and German beers.
Visit one of the three locations to taste Wise ESB, the first beer brewed, along with Immortal IPA, Dragonstooth Stout, Perseus Porter, Zephyrus Pilsner, and Avatar Jasmine IPA.Website
GOLF CLUB AT NEWCASTLE
A prime example of the exemplary golf you'll find in Washington, the Golf Club at Newcastle should be on your list of places to play in near Seattle. Built across 350 acres south of downtown Seattle and not far from Kent, the Golf Club at Newcastle has 36 pristine holes, sure to entertain and challenge golfers at all levels.
Enjoy the views of Mt. Rainier and Lake Washington when you play a round at the Golf Club at Newcastle. In late July of each year, the Golf Club at Newcastle hosts TaylorMade Demo Days, a live demonstration featuring the best of TaylorMade clubs and apparel.Website
JEFFERSON PARK GOLF COURSE
Enjoy your next visit to Washington with a round of 18 holes at the Jefferson Park Golf Course. Just northeast of downtown Seattle, the Jefferson Park Golf Course was built in 1915, is over 6,200 years in length, and has 18 scenic and lush holes to play.
Explore the Seattle area and shoot for par when you play Jefferson Park Golf Course, one of the many public courses in the area. As you play your round at Jefferson Park Golf Course, you'll be treated to stunning views of Mt. Rainier and the city skyline.Website
KING COUNTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Also known as Boeing Field, King County International Airport (BFI) is a public airport serving the Seattle metropolitan area. Set in the southern Seattle area, BFI is a major hub for cargo and general aviation – with some commercial service available.
Kenmore Air serves BFI, along with cargo lines like ABX Air, UPS Airlines, and Capital Cargo International Airlines. Constructed in 1928, BFI is home to the Museum of Flight, and several Boeing Company facilities.Website
From a luxury bus, Kitsap Tours Limited provides scenic tours beyond the city of Seattle, including Bainbridge Island and the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas.
Bring along your camera and comfortable shoes for an active full or half-day tour including the Photo Scenic Safari, the Garden Tour, Winery & Brewery, and special event tours.
Visitors start the tour on the luxury touring van, accompanied by an experienced guide, and will have the opportunity to view quaint communities and breath-taking views of the Puget Sound.Website
KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH - SEATTLE UNIT NHP
Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center preserves artifacts from the Washington Gold Rush of the late 1800's. The center features a variety of museum exhibits via touch-screen computers – showcasing photos, videos, and miner’s journal entries.
Visitors can explore the region by embarking on the Trail to Treasure walking tour – traversing the Pioneer Square Historical District. Other interpretive programs include daily mining technique demonstrations and education film screenings.
PIKE PLACE MARKET
Seattle area residents and visitors have enjoyed purchasing fresh produce along Elliott Bay, in downtown Seattle, since 1907.
Pike Place Market was developed by local councilman Thomas R. Revelle, after local farmers were not getting a fare profit from the sale of their goods at Produce Row.
Throughout the years, the market expanded and now includes 100 farmers, 190 craftspeople, 240 street performers, and over 200 commercial businesses. This wonderful Seattle attraction, known as the "Soul of Seattle," is visited by more than 10 million visitors each year.
One of the more popular businesses in the Market is the Pike Place Fish Market. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the employees throwing fish to each other over the counter top, once a customer selects a fish for purchase. Seattle's famous Starbucks coffee has has a store in the Market since 1977. Enjoy strolling the nine acres of market grounds at this impressive shopping area.
Before leaving, snap a picture of Rachel, the bronze cast piggy bank and unofficial market mascot, at the corner of Pike Place underneath the iconic "Public Market Center" sign.Website
Located on Pier 59 along the Seattle Waterfront, the Seattle Aquarium makes learning about aquatic creatures fun.
Spend a day exploring the aquarium for the variety of exhibits, including the Pacific Coral Reef, Window on the Washington Waters, Underwater Dome, Birds and Shores, and the Ocean Oddities.
Take the kids to the Orcas: Family Activity Center, and spend a few minutes in the listening station to hear the sounds in the Puget Sound area.
Seattle visitors enjoy the "touch zone" in the Life on the Edge exhibit where you can feel the anemones and sunflower sea stars.Website
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
Nicknamed the SAM, the Seattle Art Museum is a fixture of the Seattle metropolitan area, and of cultural Washington.
Open from Wednesday through Sunday, SAM offers free public tours of the downtown Seattle facility – including the “Art from Here: Collection Highlights” focusing on northwestern artists, and the 30-minute “In Focus Gallery Talks.”
Grab lunch at the TASTE Restaurant, browse through the SAM Shop, or explore the Dorothy Stimson Bullitt Library – open to the public Wednesday through Friday. Feel free to explore Seattle Art Museum’s two extensions: Olympic Sculpture Park and the Seattle Asian Art Museum on Capitol Hill.Website
Covering 74 acres, the Seattle Center is an epicenter for the Seattle metropolitan area, and home to the iconic Space Needle.
The site of the 1962 World's Fair, Seattle Center is set in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle.
A number of museums are onsite at the Seattle Center, including the Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame, the Chihuly Garden & Glass Museum, and the Pacific Science Center.
The Key Arena is also found at Seattle Center, as well as annual events like Bumbershoot, Winterfest, and Bite of Seattle.Website
SEATTLE-TACOMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Washington’s largest airport, the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is a public airport serving the Seattle metropolitan area, as well as Tacoma, the Puget Sound, and many other communities throughout western Washington. Also known as Sea–Tac, SEA is the country’s 16th busiest airport.
A hub for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, SEA is served by major airlines like Alaska, Delta, Southwest, United, and US Airways. SEA features three passenger terminals and three parallel runways – as well as cargo services, a 23-acre rental car facility, and ground transportation from the airport.Website
A famed structure in the Seattle skyline, the Space Needle began as installation for the 1962 World's Fair. This "must-see" attraction offers the best view of the Seattle area from the observation deck – 520 feet from the street at the Seattle Center.
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind meal at the SkyCity Restaurant, 500 feet high, while you slowly rotate 360 degrees – allowing for more incredible views of the city.
If you're in town during the New Year, the Space Needle is "the" place to be. The celebration is the premier New Year's Eve event on the West Coast. Enjoy your time at the northwest's number one attraction and be sure to bring your camera to capture a shot from the top.Website
Opened in 1999, T-Mobile Park is home to Seattle Mariners, Washington – and other events – within the Seattle metropolitan area.
A 47,860-seat, retractable roof ballpark, T-Mobile Park is located in downtown Seattle’s SoDo district.
Aside from baseball, T-Mobile Park also features the Mariners Hall of Fame, a bronze likeness of broadcaster Dave Niehaus, and the Baseball Museum of the Pacific Northwest.
Mariner fans are encouraged to take advantage of T-Mobile Park tours, and the onsite Mariners Team Store.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Established in 1861, the University of Washington is the oldest public university on the West Coast, and includes a total of three campuses.
Thanks to its flagship campus in the University District of Seattle, the University of Washington is the largest university in the Pacific Northwest. Other UW campuses are also found in the Washington cities of Tacoma and Bothell.
Visit the Seattle campus of the University of Washington for a look at the beautiful cherry trees decorating the Quad, or a quick stroll through the UW Botanic Gardens.
Spend the day exploring campus culture like the Burke Museum and the Henry Art Gallery, or put on some purple and cheer on the Washington Huskies in Husky Stadium. Head to Schmitz Hallfor a guided tour of the University of Washington, and be sure to see the stunning reading room at the Suzzallo and Allen Libraries.