Along the Piers
Pier 57, originally Pier 6, is under private ownership. It features restaurants, shops, an amusement arcade, an early 20th-century carousel and the Seattle Great Wheel.
Ye Olde Curiosity Shop along Pier 54 is a famous waterfront attraction featuring curios, gifts and souvenirs.
Climb aboard the Argosy at Pier 55 for a narrated cruise of Elliott Bay's working waterfront or cruise through Puget Sound to Blake Island for a Northwestern Indian salmon dinner and show.
Seattle Aquarium, located at Pier 59, features a wide range of marine life, many of which are native to the Pacific Northwest.
Arts and Museums
The Seattle Art Museum showcases Northwestern Native American art and Old Master paintings. Seattle Asian Art Museum features art from Japan, China, Korea and the Himalayas.
Frye Art Museum emphasizes paintings and sculpture from the 19th century to the present.
Henry Art Gallery, the art museum of the University of Washington, focuses on contemporary art exhibits and houses permanent collections of artists and photographers such as Stuart Davis, Ansel Adams and Garry Winogrand.
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture documents the history and culture of Washington State.
The Museum of History & Industry preserves the history of Seattle's pioneers through documents and artifacts.
The Museum of Flight is the largest aviation museum on the West Coast. It has a collection of 42 planes, which range from a 1917 Curtiss Jenny biplane to the 98 foot Lockheed A-12 Blackbird.
Benaroya Symphony Hall is the home of the Seattle Symphony. The Dale Chihuly chandeliers in the lobby are spectacular when lit.
The Seattle Repertory Theatre features productions ranging from classics to Off-Broadway hits.
Pacific Northwest Ballet has a mixture of classical and modern ballets on its menu, while the Seattle Opera has innovative and high quality performances.
Dining in Seattle
Seattle is famous for its celebrity chefs, innovative cuisine, ingenious fusion of flavors and fresh seafood bought right off the fishing boats. Popular places to “catch” all this include The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House. It’s a bustling spot serving an eclectic selection of the freshest seafood, steak and raw oysters.
El Gaucho is Seattle's premier steakhouse, a throw-back to the elegance of the 1940s. Specializing in certified Angus beef prime, pork chops, poultry dishes and fresh seafood, all their dishes are prepared over an open bed of glowing coals. Dazzling table-side preparations of salads, flaming swords of shish kabob and their incredible banana foster is the icing on the cake that make this a go-to restaurant.
Palamino is the upbeat city restaurant and bar, famous for its familiar flavors, unique presentations and its friendly ambiance.
Whether you choose to make Seattle your home-sweet-home or just want to pay a visit, there is little doubt that you will be disappointed by this city that has so much to offer.
Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau www.seeseattle.org
Visit Seattle at www.visitseattle.org for free brochures