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Make the Most of Your Seafair Experience

Soak Up Seattle During Seafair

You’re headed to Seattle for Seafair this summer, but have you planned the rest of your stay? Seattle is an exciting urban city surrounded by unmatched natural beauty, offering a wealth of things to do and see. Whether you wish to dive into Seattle’s flourishing culinary scene, explore the city’s most iconic landmarks, or get outside to enjoy hiking, biking, paddle boarding, and everything in between, Visit Seattle is your go-to resource for making the most of your experience. To find these recommendations as well as helpful maps, transportation info, and more, simply go to Plus, get answers to frequently asked questions with the help of #HEYSEATTLE, a mobile talk show hosted by local musician and podcaster, John Roderick.

What are some of the “can’t miss” attractions for our family?

Any tips on visiting Seattle museums? Best times to go?

Where are the best spots for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc.?

Find more answers at

Don’t see your question online? Simply Tweet @VisitSeattle for personalized recommendations.

Visitor Information Centers

Need assistance once on-the-ground in Seattle? The friendly and knowledgeable concierges at Visit Seattle’s two downtown visitor information centers are eager to help you navigate the city.

  • Market Information Center
  • Pike Place Market
  • 1st Avenue & Pike Street
  • Open daily year-round: 10am-6pm
  • Visitor Center & Concierge Services
  • Washington State Convention Center Lobby
  • 7th Avenue & Pike Street

Open Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Open Saturday-Sunday: 10am-4pm

Call them at: 206.461.5840

Travel Inspiration

Turning Tables – Mary Lambert & Renee Erickson
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Turning Tables

Explore how food and music collide in the Emerald City in the video series Turning Tables. Art inspires art when well-known Seattle chefs are paired with equally famous musicians, and they design an unforgettable food and music experience for their guests.


Whether you’re visiting for the first time or have come back again and again, experiencing a city is always an adventure when you explore like a local. Follow along as four visitors come to Seattle and ditch their smartphones, only seeking advice, tips and input from the community around them to explore Seattle and all of the spots locals consider the best. Enjoy their adventures and start planning your own at

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