Seattle’s waterfront is a bustling area with plenty of places to explore, and on a summery Seattle day, it’s the perfect spot to visit. Dine along the water, stroll through parks and watch wildlife and boats on Elliott Bay. It’s here that you’ll find the Olympic Sculpture Park (www.seattleartmuseum.org. 2901 Western Ave.), a free outdoor space with art and places to sit down and enjoy the view. The park also has a full events schedule during summer months—visit the website for a calendar. The Seattle Aquarium (www.seattleaquarium.org. 1483 Alaskan Way) is also here—visit for a closer look at the sea life of Puget Sound and beyond. The Seattle Great Wheel (www.seattlegreatwheel.com. 1301
Alaskan Way) looms up from Pier 57, extending over the water. With enclosed gondolas, it’s a comfortable ride no matter the weather. Dine on fresh seafood at a variety of restaurants, from a no-utensils-required feast at The Crab Pot (www.thecrabpotseattle.com. 1301 Alaskan Way) to fish and chips at Ivar’s Fish Bar (www.ivars.com. 1001 Alaskan Way). On the same pier as Ivar’s, Ye Olde Curiosity Shop (www.yeoldecuriosityshop.com. 1001 Alaskan Way) is full of oddities and souvenirs.
Seattle’s downtown waterfront