Explore and experience the Historic Seattle Waterfront, where waterfront views, fresh sea air, aroma of steamed seafood, and circling gulls create a colorful atmosphere for fun, entertainment, adventure and romance. Seattle's exciting seaport features many attractions, restaurants, shops, parks, piers, bike paths, concerts, a wildlife preserve, boat tours, ferries, cruise ships, and the Victoria Clipper catamarans.
Browse the eclectic souvenir and curio shops, taste Pacific Northwest seafood, relax on a pier, enjoy romantic waterfront views, or catch a ride to the beautiful islands of the Puget Sound. Ride Bus 99 to Pioneer Square, Chinatown-International District, Elliott Bay and Myrtle Edwards Park.
Seattle Waterfront Attractions, Piers and Parks - Stroll along the wooden piers of Waterfront Park - Pier 57 to Pier 59 - and enjoy spectacular views across the water from the platforms and telescopes. Relax by the bronze Waterfront Fountain and enjoy views of Elliot Bay from Pier 62 & 63. Discover the underwater world of the Pacific Northwest at Seattle Aquarium.
Wander through the sculptures while enjoying dramatic views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound at Olympic Sculpture Park, a vibrant open space on water's edge. Play the fun arcade games and attractions at the Seattle Waterfront Arcade, or sail off from the Bell Harbor Marina. Explore the green spaces of Myrtle Edwards Park, with a winding bike and walking path along Elliott Bay. Take in spectacular views of the Puget Sound, Magnolia Bluff, Olympics Mountains, Mount Rainier.
Seattle Waterfront Adventures & Cruises - Catch a cruise from Pier 55 across the Puget Sound to Tillicum Village on Blake Island, and enjoy native American culture, a traditional salmon dinner, a dance show and local art, or take a Washington State Ferry to Bainbridge Island and browse quaint shops and restaurants. Argosy Cruises offers harbor cruises and dinner cruises with breathtaking views of the Seattle skyline, entertainment and commentary on Seattle's history. Enjoy sunset sails and private charters on Emerald City Charters' 70-foot sailing yachts. Cruise to Alaska and British Columbia from the Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal along Seattle's downtown waterfront, featuring Norwegian Cruise Line and Celebrity Cruises.
Seattle Waterfront Shopping - From local wines and hand-painted ornaments to unique Seattle souvenirs, you will find treats and treasures in the shops along the Downtown Seattle Waterfront. Check out stores such as Exclusively Washington, which showcases local artists, Simply Seattle with one-of-a-kind souvenirs, and Ye Olde Curiosity Shop. Or shop at Pirates Plunder, Nature's Wildlife Gallery, Experience Shoes, and Seattle Antiques Market.
Seattle Waterfront Dining - Feast on Pacific Northwest seafood and American cuisine at waterfront restaurants, cafés, bistros, wine bars, diners, bakeries and blues clubs on the vibrant Seattle Waterfront. Seafood lovers flock to outdoor vendors serving battered fish, fresh oysters and clam chowder. Enjoy waterfront dining experiences at Anthony's Fish Bar, Anthony's Pier 66, Caffe Appassionato, Crab Pot, Elliott's Oyster House, Highway 99 Blues Club, Ivar's Acres of Clams, Matt's Gourmet Hot Dogs, Okinawa Teriyaki, Six Seven, Steamer's Seafood Café, The Fisherman's Restaurant and Bar, The Salmon Cooker, Trolley Café and Waterfront Seafood Grill.
Hotels near the Seattle Waterfront
Walking distance from the Seattle Waterfront, the Sheraton Seattle is a stylish, high-rise hotel in the heart of downtown Seattle. Relax in stylish rooms and suites overlooking the energy of the city. Enjoy classic American cuisine and microbrews at Daily Grill restaurant and have a spirited martini in the Lobby Lounge. Get energized in the fitness center or enjoy our indoor swimming pool. Stay connected in our cool, high-tech lobby, ask the concierge to arrange tours and dining, or plan an event in our hotel's 75,000 sq. ft of meeting, event and banquet space.