UPDATED January 23, 2024—Check out all the Seattle attractions we hit during our ‘Seattle Urban Adventure,’ made affordable with our Seattle City Pass.
Living in rural America, my husband Dan and I always get a kick out of using the public transportation when we visit ‘The Big City,’ wherever that may be.
And although we usually chase adventure via dirt bike or downhill skis, mapping out the light-rail system to get to the airport, scrambling aboard the monorail, or asking street people about a bus connection can get the adrenaline flowing for us country kids.
In Seattle, ferry boats can be thrown into the public transportation equation. Here’s where we went – all via public transportation:
Pike Place Market beats with a happy vibe
The heart of Seattle – Pike Place Market – beats with a happy, metro vibe that infects visitors as well as the locals.
Long stalls stocked with brilliant and fragrant floral bouquets entice hoteliers and restaurateurs looking for fresh table garnishment while the fish market brings in chefs and shoppers searching for the special catch of the day.
Bargain hunters stalk tiny eclectic shops for pipes, antique jewelry or crystal geodes and string musicians fill the stairwells with precious sound.
If you’re not claustrophobic, head down to the market on a Saturday morning. You could spend all morning there.
We enjoyed egg sandwiches on newly-baked ciabatta with market-fresh tomato and lettuce at Sound View Café (go under the Market’s clock and then straight down the hallway.)
You won’t need a window seat to get a view of the blue waters below or the backdrop of snow-capped Olympic Mountains.
Conversely, you could get a cup o’Joe at the nearby Starbucks – the very first Starbucks – where Japanese tourists clamor for photos near its front door. Hey, so did I!
Seattle fishmongers throwing whole salmon
Spirit of Seattle Harbor Cruise
Seattle City Pass Helps Balance Accommodations Cost
Museum of Flight
Meet the world at the Space Needle
Pacific Science Center
Experience Museum of Pop Culture MoPOP
3-Day Itinerary for your own Seattle Urban Adventure
Seattle CityPASS Savings
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