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1. Pike Place Market

Street performers and vendors vie for attention on the pleasantly busy cobblestone streets of Pike Place Market. It’s home to some 200 stalls and shops, some of which have been family-operated for generations. Amble among the wide aisles in the main arcade taking in the cornucopia of sounds, smells and sights. Sample seasonal fruits, smell the fresh bouquets of flowers, and admire handmade jewelry and art.
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Climb the steps from the waterfront to discover Seattle’s fresh food hub, the oldest farmers’ market in the U.S.

2. Space Needle

Seattle’s iconic Space Needle rises 605 feet (184 meters), like a beacon towering over the city. Erected in 1962, this unique building resembles a futuristic flying saucer set on irregular legs.
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Seattle’s skyline is instantly recognizable when you see this soaring slender structure, built as a showpiece for the 1962 World’s Fair.

3. University of Washington

Enjoy the collegiate vibe around University of Washington, a top university in Seattle. Experience the acclaimed theater scene and entertainment choices in this walkable area.
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Enjoy the collegiate vibe around University of Washington, a top university in Seattle. Experience the acclaimed theater scene and entertainment choices in this walkable area.

4. Seattle Waterfront

Seattle’s western border ends at the waterfront where the views across Puget Sound to islands and mountains are enhanced by elegant yachts, ships, cruise boats and ferries. Walk along the 2-mile (3-kilometer) stretch and browse quaint shops, explore the public spaces and piers, and enjoy the smells of the ocean air and freshly cooked seafood from the dozens of restaurants along the piers.
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A wonderful place to stroll and dine, this ever-changing attraction is more than just a place where land meets sea.

5. Lumen Field

Catch an event at Lumen Field during your trip to Seattle. Experience the entertainment choices and acclaimed art scene in this vibrant area.
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Catch an event at Lumen Field during your trip to Seattle. Experience the entertainment choices and acclaimed art scene in this vibrant area.

6. Bellevue Square

Join the crowds at Bellevue Square, a shopping center in the heart of Bellevue. Within, browse over 200 retail stores, peruse the menus of many restaurants and enjoy the family-friendly activities found on-site.
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The buzzing heart of Bellevue, this multistory shopping complex houses brand stores, upscale dining establishments and entertainment for the whole family.

7. Seattle Center

Seattle’s famous cultural and entertainment precinct is a must for any visitor to the city. The Seattle Center is home to many local major sporting teams, and some of the key performing arts institutions are also based within the large complex. Throw in some of Seattle’s major cultural institutions, a range of upscale restaurants and bars and a choreographed water show, and you’ll see why its easy to keep coming back to the Seattle Center.
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A product of the 1962 World Fair, this cultural precinct is where sports, theater, film and fine dining come together in Seattle.

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