Animal Parks & Zoos

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NORTHWEST TREK WILDLIFE PARK Lis­ten to tales of the wild told by nat­u­ral­ists on a guided tram tour through this wildlife sanc­tu­ary, where moose, elk, bi­son, moun­tain goats and bighorn sheep roam over 725 acres of park­land. South of Puyallup off State Route 161, about 75 min­utes south of Seattle. www.nwtrek.org. 11610 Trek Drive E, 360.832.6117. Map 3 H13

POINT DE­FI­ANCE ZOO & AQUAR­IUM  See ma­rine wildlife from the north and south Pacific, red wolves, Su­ma­tran tigers and more. Get hands-on with sea stars and stingrays, and even get the chance to dive with sharks in the only warm-wa­ter shark dive in the Pacific Northwest. www.pdza.org. 5400 N. Pearl St., Ta­coma, 253.591.5337. Map 3 G11

SEATTLE AQUAR­IUM  Filled with more than 400 species of ma­rine life, the aquar­ium is home to river and sea ot­ters, sea lions and the largest species of oc­to­pus in the world. Be sure to visit Win­dow on Washington Waters, a 120,000-gal­lon ex­hibit with daily diver shows. Open daily 9:30 am-5 pm. www. seat­tleaquar­ium.org. 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, 206.386.4300. Ci­tyPass par­tic­i­pant. Map 1 D9

WOOD­LAND PARK ZOO  The 92-acre Wood­land Park Zoo is con­sid­ered one of the best in the world. See an­i­mals from around the world, in­clud­ing gi­raffes, tigers and pen­guins. Open daily 9:30 am- 6 pm. www.zoo.org. 5500 Phin­ney Ave. N, 206.548.2500. Ci­tyPass par­tic­i­pant. Map 2 B4

At­trac­tion Passes

CI­TYPASS  This nine-day pass saves you nearly 50 per­cent on to­tal ad­mis­sion to six of Seattle’s top at­trac­tions: Ar­gosy Har­bor Cruises, Seattle Aquar­ium, the Space Nee­dle, EMP Mu­seum or the Wood­land Park Zoo and The Mu­seum of Flight or the Pacific Sci­ence Cen­ter. Passes are sold at each at­trac­tion and are avail­able on­line. Skip most at­trac­tion lines. Adults $74 and youth 4-12 $54. www.ci­typass.com. 888.330.5008.

At­trac­tions

BENAROYA HALL The Seattle Sym­phony’s stately, $118 mil­lion home is the crown jewel of down­town’s revitalization. Free tours gen­er­ally take place the third Mon­day of the month at noon and 1 pm, but check their web­site for a list of spe­cific dates. www.seat­tlesym­phony.org. 200 Univer­sity St., 206.215.4747. Map 1 C7

CEN­TRAL WA­TER­FRONT A fa­vorite among vis­i­tors for its ac­tion and at­mos­phere, the Seattle wa­ter­front of­fers plenty of di­ver­sions. Visit piers 55 and 56 and discover an ar­ray of in­ter­est­ing shops and restaurants, as well as the Mar­itime Event Cen­ter and a gam­ing ar­cade com­plete with carousel. Ex­pe­ri­ence a wide range of Northwest seafood at El­liott’s Oys­ter House and An­thony’s Pier 66, or climb aboard an Ar­gosy Cruise for a jaunt around Puget Sound or a din­ner cruise with lo­cal fare. Map 1 E9 FISH­ER­MEN’S TER­MI­NAL Just south of the Bal­lard Bridge, Fish­er­men’s Ter­mi­nal at Sal­mon Bay, orig­i­nally built in 1914, is home to one of the world’s largest fleets of sal­mon and hal­ibut trollers. Sur­vey the scene from the me­mo­rial statue, en­graved with the names of lo­cal fish­er­men lost at sea, and watch the fresh sales of daily catches at the fish mar­ket. 3919 18th Ave. W, 206.787.3395. Map 2 D4

FRE­MONT TROLL This beloved pub­lic art­work de­picts a large, fear­some troll de­vour­ing an ac­tual Volk­swa­gen un­der­neath the Aurora Bridge. Cre­ated by a team led by Steve Badanes, the mixed-me­dia troll weighs more than two tons and sports one good eye made of a hub­cap. He lives in the funky Fre­mont neigh­bor­hood. For more info, con­tact the Fre­mont Cham­ber of Com­merce at 206.632.1500. N. 36th St. at Troll Ave. N. Map 2 D5

GATES FOUN­DA­TION VIS­I­TOR CEN­TER The free vis­i­tor cen­ter at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foun­da­tion takes guests of all ages through the con­nec­tions we have with each other across the planet. From mos­quito nets to per­sonal wa­ter fil­ters, see the in­ge­nious ways peo­ple are help­ing other peo­ple. Guided tours can be re­quested in ad­vance via the web­site. The vis­i­tor cen­ter is lo­cated across the street from the Seattle Cen­ter cam­pus. www.gates­foun­da­tion.org. 440 Fifth Ave. N, 206.709.3100. Map 1 D4 HI­RAM M. CHIT­TEN­DEN LOCKS  The Army Corps of En­gi­neers main­tains the locks that link Puget

Sound with the fresh waters of Lake Union. Ad­mire ex­otic plants in the botan­i­cal gar­den (which hosts pic­nick­ers and out­door con­certs) and watch the sal­mon leap the fish lad­der from an un­der­wa­ter view­ing room. Open daily 7 am-9 pm. www.nws.us­ace.army.mil. 3015 N.W. 54th St., 206.783.7059. Map 2 B1

OLYMPIC SCULP­TURE PARK Walk among more than 20 out­door sculp­tures by ac­claimed artists in this nine-acre wa­ter­front park. Works in­clude “Wake” by Richard Serra and “Ea­gle” by Alexan­der Calder. Free ad­mis­sion. www.seat­tleart mu­seum.org. Broad St. and Western Ave., 206.654.3100. Map 1 B6

PIKE PLACE MAR­KET The United States’ old­est con­tin­u­ously op­er­at­ing mar­ket, Pike Place abounds with un­usual shops and restaurants that are a lively in­tro­duc­tion to the sights, sounds and tastes of Seattle. www.pike­place­mar­ket.org. 85 Pike St., 206.682.7453. Map 1 E8

SEATTLE CEN­TER  The site of the 1962 World’s Fair is more than 74 acres and the home of mu­se­ums, the­aters and pub­lic art like the pop­u­lar In­ter­na­tional Foun­tain. The cen­ter hosts ma­jor sport­ing events and con­certs and is home to both the Seattle Opera and the Pacific Northwest Bal­let. It also hosts nu­mer­ous cul­tural fes­ti­vals. Venues on­site in­clude the Space Nee­dle, Mc­Caw Hall, the EMP Musem, Pacific Sci­ence Cen­ter and the Chil­dren’s Mu­seum. The Mono­rail trav­els from the Seattle Cen­ter to down­town’s West­lake Cen­ter. www.seat­tle­cen­ter. com. 206.684.7200. Map 1 C3

SEATTLE CEN­TRAL LI­BRARY Per­haps one of the most un­usual li­braries in the world, this glass build­ing de­signed by ac­claimed Dutch ar­chi­tect Rem Kool­haas opened in 2004 and fea­tures neon-lit es­ca­la­tors, unique sculp­tures and a large com­puter area. The li­brary hosts nu­mer­ous events and talks by na­tional au­thors. www.spl.org. 1000 Fourth Ave., 206.386.4636. Map 1 G10

SEATTLE CHIL­DREN’S MU­SEUM  This 22,000-square-foot in­ter­ac­tive play area is de­signed for chil­dren 10 and younger to ex­plore with their fam­i­lies. Cre­ate art in Imag­i­na­tion Stu­dio, lis­ten to a story at noon daily, drive a bus, and go gro­cery shop­ping. The mu­seum in­cludes spe­cial spaces for the lit­tlest of vis­i­tors. Mon.-Fri., 10 am-5 pm; Sat. and Sun., 10 am- 6 pm. www.thechild rens­mu­seum.org. Seattle Cen­ter, 305 Har­ri­son St., 206.441.1768. Map 1 C4

SEATTLE CHIL­DREN’S THEATRE  Lo­cated at Seattle Cen­ter, this the­ater spe­cial­izes in pro­duc­tions for chil­dren. See things like “Where the Wild Things Are” and “Dr. Suess’ Cat In the Hat.” Visit the web­site for a de­tailed cal­en­dar. www.sct.org. Seattle Cen­ter, 201 Thomas St., 206.441.3322. Map 1 B4

SEATTLE PINBALL MU­SEUM  This mu­seum has two floors and seven decades of clas­sic and mod­ern pinball games. Passes start at $12 for kids and $15 for adults. (No chil­dren un­der 7 years of age.) There is also beer and soda. Open noon-5 pm Mon., Wed., Sun.; noon-10 pm Thur.-Sat. www. seat­tlepin­ball­mu­seum.com. 508 May­nard Ave. S, 206.623.0759. Map 1 I13

SKY VIEW OB­SER­VA­TORY Lo­cated on the 73rd floor of the Columbia Cen­ter, at a height of more than 900 feet, Sky View of­fers stun­ning 360-de­gree views of the Puget Sound re­gion. www.skyviewob­ser­va­tory.com. 701 Fifth Ave., 206.386.5564. Map 1 H10

SPACE NEE­DLE  Seattle’s most fa­mil­iar icon, the Nee­dle soars more than 600 feet and was built for the World’s Fair of 1962. Ride the el­e­va­tor to the ob­ser­va­tion deck for a 360-de­gree view of the city, El­liott Bay and the Olympic and Cas­cade moun­tain ranges. Then en­joy fine din­ing in SkyCity, the Nee­dle’s re­volv­ing restau­rant. The ground level of the build­ing is home to SpaceBase, a large sou­venir shop. The deck is open daily 8 am-mid­night. www.space­nee­dle.com. Seattle Cen­ter, 400 Broad St., 206.905.2175. Ci­tyPass par­tic­i­pant. Map 1 C4

VOL­UN­TEER PARK CON­SER­VA­TORY This beau­ti­ful struc­ture was mod­eled af­ter Lon­don’s Crys­tal Palace. The Vic­to­rian green­house in Capi­tol Hill’s Vol­un­teer Park con­tains col­lec­tions of bromeli­ads, palms, ferns, cacti and sea­sonal plants. www.volun teer­park­con­ser­va­tory.org. Vol­un­teer Park, 1400 E. Galer St., 206.684.4743. Map 1 L1

Parks & Beaches

ALKI BEACH  Seattle’s first Euro­pean set­tlers es­tab­lished their home­steads at this scenic West Seattle spot 150 years ago. To­day the 2.5-mile stretch of sandy beach on the shores of Puget Sound is great for walk­ing, jog­ging or in-line skat­ing. Alki’s his­toric 1913 light­house is a charm­ing sight for tourists and light­house buffs. www.seattle.gov/parks. Alki Ave. SW in West Seattle. Map 2 H3

BLOEDEL RE­SERVE  Lo­cated a short ferry ride away on Bain­bridge Is­land, Bloedel Re­serve com­prises 150 acres of nat­u­ral beauty, in­clud­ing 84 acres of sec­ond growth for­est, and var­i­ous ponds, gar­dens and mead­ows. www.bloedel­re­serve.org. 7571 N.E. Dol­phin Drive, 206.842.7631. Map 3 H10

BURKE  GIL­MAN TRAIL This pop­u­lar bik­ing and jog­ging trail cov­ers more than 10 miles in Seattle. It be­gins in Shils­hole Bay and ends in Bothell. www.seattle.gov/parks. 60th Place NE and Bothell Way to Eighth Ave. NW. Call 206.684.4122 for trail in­for­ma­tion and a map. Map 2 D4

DIS­COV­ERY PARK A trek through Dis­cov­ery Park, the largest wilder­ness ex­panse in the city, feels like an es­cape to an­other world. The park’s sprawl­ing grounds fea­ture forests, mead­ows, tide pools, sand dunes and a gor­geous view of the sound. www.seattle.gov/parks. 3801 Dis­cov­ery Park Blvd., 206.386.4236. Map 2 D2

GAS WORKS PARK One of Seattle’s most un­mis­tak­able land­marks is the moun­tain­ous tan­gle of iron that forms the cen­ter­piece of Gas Works Park. The now-de­funct struc­ture com­ple­ments a stun­ning down­town view. This is a choice spot to fly a kite, en­joy a pic­nic or ex­plore the play barn. The park boasts ex­cel­lent views of Lake Union and the Seattle sky­line, mak­ing it one of the most pop­u­lar spots to watch Fourth of July fire­works. The pop­u­lar Burke-Gil­man bik­ing and jog­ging trail passes by as well. www.seattle.gov/parks. 2101 N. North­lake Way, 206.684.4075. Map 2 D5

GOLDEN GAR­DENS PARK This city park of­fers sweep­ing views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Moun­tains. The park in­cludes a long sandy beach, a short loop trail through two wet­lands ar­eas, a dog park, a fish­ing pier, fields for soccer and grills for picnics. www.seattle.gov/parks. 8498 Seav­iew Place NW, 206.684.4075. Map 2 A3

GREEN LAKE  Seattle’s cher­ished par­adise for jog­gers, bikers, in-line skaters and dog-walk­ers, Green Lake of­fers a bustling slice of na­ture in the heart of the city. In ad­di­tion to the scenic trail, pic­nic ar­eas

and pad­dle­boat and kayak rentals are avail­able. www.seattle.gov/parks. 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N, 206.684.4075. Map 2 B5

KERRY PARK A small park on the west side of Queen Anne fea­tur­ing the much-pho­tographed Chang­ing Forms sculp­ture and stun­ning view of down­town Seattle. www.seattle.gov/parks. 211 W. High­land Drive, 206.684.4075. Map 2 F4

LAKE UNION PARK On the south end of Lake Union sits this beau­ti­ful park, which is also home to the Mu­seum of His­tory and In­dus­try and the Cen­ter for Wooden Boats. The South Lake Union Street­car has a stop here, and it’s close to Ama­zon’s cam­pus as well as a va­ri­ety of restaurants and bars. www.at­lake­u­nion­park.org. 860 Terry Ave. N, 206.684.4075. Map 1 F2

VOL­UN­TEER PARK At this beloved Olm­sted Broth­ers-de­signed park, watch the sun­set sparkle on the reser­voir or climb the wa­ter tower for a 360-de­gree view of the city. The park is also home to the Asian Art Mu­seum, the Vol­un­teer Park Con

ser­va­tory, and the work of sculp­tor Isamu Noguchi. Neigh­bor­ing Lake View Ceme­tery is the rest­ing place of Seattle pioneers and Bruce Lee and his son, Bran­don. www.seattle.gov/parks. 1247 15th Ave. E, 206.684.4075. Map 1 K1

WAR­REN G. MAG­NU­SON PARK Sit­u­ated on Lake Washington, this park boasts beaches, an of­fleash dog area, sports fields, walk­ing trails, pic­nic shel­ters, a boat launch, and open stretches for kite fly­ing. www.seattle.gov/parks. 7400 Sand Point Way NE, 206.684.4946. Map 2 C9

WASHINGTON PARK AR­BORE­TUM  Pic­turesque trails wind through this 230-acre ex­panse. The Ar­bore­tum is home to a Ja­panese gar­den, which com­presses moun­tains, forests and rivers into a beau­ti­ful mini-en­vi­ron­ment. The gar­den was de­signed by renowned Ja­panese gar­den de­signer Juki Iida in 1960, and oc­ca­sion­ally hosts tea demon­stra­tions. depts.washington.edu/wpa. 2300 Ar­bore­tum Drive E, 206.543.8800. Map 2 E7

Tours

AR­GOSY CRUISES  Ar­gosy’s boat cruises have been vis­i­tors’ fa­vorites since 1949. There are five fully nar­rated, fam­ily-friendly tours to ex­plore Seattle by boat, in­clud­ing their Har­bor Cruise, Locks Cruise, Lake Union Cruise, Lake Washington Cruise and the Til­licum Vil­lage Ex­cur­sion, a four-hour ex­pe­ri­ence to Blake Is­land that in­cludes a buf­fet with alder-fire-roasted fish. www.ar­gosy­cruises.com. 1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55, 206.623.1445. Ci­tyPass par­tic­i­pant. Map 1 E10

BE­NEATH THE STREETS  Head un­der­ground at this tour of old Seattle. Tour guides re­lay sto­ries of Seattle’s past while tak­ing you through three sec­tions of his­toric pas­sage­ways in Pi­o­neer Square that haven’t pre­vi­ously been open to the pub­lic on this 60-minute tour. www.be­neath-the-streets.com. 102 Cherry St., 206.624.1237. Map 1 G11

FU­TURE OF FLIGHT AVIATION CEN­TER AND BOE 

ING TOUR Ex­plore in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits and dis­plays and then go be­hind-the-scenes of the only com­mer­cial jet assem­bly plant open for tours in North Amer­ica. The 90-minute tour lets you watch the assem­bly of 747s, 777s or 787 Dream­lin­ers. Par­tic­i­pants must be at least 4 feet tall. www. fu­ture­of­flight.org. 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Muk­il­teo, 800.464.1476. Map 3 I8

CANOPY TOURS NW Ex­pe­ri­ence a Pacific Northwest for­est in a whole new way. Canopy Tours NW takes you through a sus­tain­ably man­aged, 234-acre property via six zip lines, a log bridge, two trail walks and a 47-foot fi­nal rap­pel. Learn about the his­tory of the land and get wildlife in­for­ma­tion while on the tour. www.canopy­toursnw. com. 332 N.E. Camano Drive, Camano Is­land, 360.387.5807. Map 3 H7

CLIP­PER VA­CA­TIONS  En­joy a scenic, three-hour (or less) ferry ride di­rect to Vic­to­ria, B.C. on the stun­ning high-speed Vic­to­ria Clip­per or take a one-of-a-kind re­gional tour on the wa­ter. Clip­per Va­ca­tions also pro­vides tour and travel packages to desina­tions in­clud­ing Vancouver and Whistler, B.C., Port­land, the San Juan Is­lands, the Cana­dian Rock­ies and more. www.clip­per­va­ca­tions.com. 2701 Alaskan Way, 800.888.2535. Map 1 B6

EAT SEATTLE  This new food tour takes guests through Pike Place Mar­ket for a va­ri­ety of de­li­cious tastes from fan­tas­tic ven­dors. Dur­ing the 2-hour Tast­ing Tour, learn where Seattle’s chefs shop. Or, sign up for a 3.5-hour Farm-To-Ta­ble Cook­ing Class and Tast­ing Tour. www.eat­seat­tle­tours.com. 206.631.9413.

EMER­ALD CITY TROL­LEY Hop aboard for a tour of the places that in­flu­enced the growth of Seattle and our con­tem­po­rary cul­ture. Choose from routes in­clud­ing down­town Seattle, Bal­lard and Wood­inville Wine Coun­try. www.emer­ald­c­i­tytrol­ley.com. Main pickup, Fifth Ave. N and Har­ri­son St. near the EMP Mu­seum. 855.313.3456. Map 1 C4

EVER­GREEN ES­CAPES  Renowned for craft­ing ex­tra­or­di­nary ex­pe­ri­ences that blend the best of the re­gion’s stun­ning nat­u­ral won­ders with epi­curean in­dul­gences and ur­ban en­chant­ments, Ever­Green Es­capes of­fers small-group ed­u­ca­tional tours daily, as well as pri­vate, cus­tom es­capes, pre- and post-cruise tours, multi-day jour­neys and corporate ad­ven­tures. Ex­plore from Mount Rainier to Wood­inville Wine Coun­try and be­yond. www. ev­er­gree­nescapes.com. 2960 Fourth Ave. S, Ste. 115, 206.650.5795. Map 2 I5

FRE­MONT TOUR This 90-minute walk­ing tour of Seattle’s eclec­tic Fre­mont neigh­bor­hood is a mix of in­for­ma­tion and im­pro­vi­sa­tional street the­ater. Tours start at 1 pm Sun­days, June 26-Sept. 4, at Sol­stice Plaza, 711 N. 34th St. Make reser­va­tions at brown­pa­pertick­ets.com or 800.838.3006. Adults are $20, stu­dents and se­niors 65+ are $16 and chil­dren un­der 10 or those older than 90 are free. www.the­fre­mont­tour.com. Map 2 E4

KEN­MORE AIR  With daily flights to re­gional des­ti­na­tions in­clud­ing the San Juan Is­lands and Vic­to­ria, Bri­tish Columbia, these his­toric sea­planes have been giv­ing guests ex­cit­ing travel op­tions and re­gional “flight see­ing tours” of the Northwest for more than 70 years. www.ken­moreair.com. 950 West­lake Ave. N, 425.486.1257. Map 1 F2 LAKE UNION CHAR­TERS AND AD­VEN­TURES  Ex­plore Lake Union, Lake Washington, the Bal­lard Locks or Puget Sound via sail­boat. The huge va­ri­ety of tour op­tions in­clude day and sun­set sails, date night sails, half- or full-day ad­ven­tures, even yoga on a boat! Sail­ing les­sons and pri­vate tours or les­sons are also avail­able. www. lake­u­nion­char­ters.com. 2420 West­lake Ave. N, 360.399.6490. Map 2 E5

LO­CAL CRAFT TOURS  Take a tour of a few of Seattle’s small batch dis­til­leries with Lo­cal Craft Tours. Visit three dis­til­leries, taste award-win­ning vodka, gin and whiskey, en­joy two craft cocktails and re­ceive snacks and a take-home gift. www. lo­cal­craft­tours.com. Pick-up at Down­town Spir­its, 2300 Sev­enth Ave., 206.455.3740. Map 1 E5

MAR­KET GHOST TOURS  Seedy his­tory, mys­te­ri­ous deaths and in­ter­est­ing facts await dur­ing this 75-minute walk­ing tour in and around Pike Place Mar­ket. www.seat­tleghost.com. Pike Place Mar­ket, 1499 Post Al­ley, 206.805.0195. Map 1 F9

SAFECO FIELD  Bring your cam­era and take a “be­hind the seams” tour of Safeco Field, the home of the Seattle Mariners. Par­tic­i­pants will view re­stricted ar­eas of the ball­park such as the Press Box, Owners’ Suite and Vis­i­tors’ Club­house. Tick­ets are $10-$12. Meet at the Team Store. www.mariners.com/tours. 1250 First Ave. S, 206.346.4241. Map 1 G15

SA­VOR SEATTLE FOOD TOURS  Taste the city dur­ing a walk­ing tour: sam­ple bites from Pike Place Mar­ket, down­town Seattle and other neigh­bor­hood’s de­li­cious spots. There is also a Booze-n-

Bites tour and a Choco­late In­dul­gence tour— or sched­ule a pri­vate or group event. www.sa­vor seat­tle­tours.com. 206.209.5485. Map 1 E8

SEATTLE AR­CHI­TEC­TURE FOUN­DA­TION  Dig deeper into Seattle’s build­ings with a tour through the Seattle Ar­chi­tec­ture Foun­da­tion. Tours fo­cus on ar­chi­tec­ture style, neigh­bor­hood or are geared to­ward fam­i­lies. Check the web­site for sched­ules. www.seat­tlearchi­tec­ture.org. Rainier Square, 1333 Fifth Ave., Ste. 300, 206.667.9184. Map 1 G9

SEATTLE BITES FOOD TOURS  Take a de­li­cious tour of Seattle’s his­toric Pike Place Mar­ket. This food tour lets you try sweet and sa­vory food from around the Mar­ket. Tours are limited to 16 peo­ple, and you’ll get a small lis­ten­ing de­vice so you won’t miss any­thing your guide has to say. Call or book your spot on­line. www.seat­tlebites­food­tours.com. 425.888.8837.

SEATTLE BY FOOT Discover Seattle on foot with a walk­ing tour of the city. From pub and cof­fee crawls to kid-friendly tours and neigh­bor­hoods, these tours show you the city from in­ter­est­ing an­gles. Meet­ing lo­ca­tions vary, see web­site for de­tails. www.seat­tle­by­foot.com. 206.508.7017.

SEATTLE CHI­NA­TOWN TOUR A per­son­ally guided, leisurely walk­ing tour of Seattle’s his­toric In­ter­na­tional Dis­trict, fea­tur­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to take in the smells of Chi­nese herbs and roasted duck, visit the Wing Luke Asian Mu­seum and learn about Seattle’s Asian her­itage. Call for reserva- tions. www.wingluke.org/tours. 719 S. King St., 206.623.5124. Map 1 J13

SEATTLE FOOD TOURS  This two-mile, two and a half-hour walk of­fers a gas­tro­nom­i­cal jour­ney through Pike Place Mar­ket, Belltown or Capi­tol Hill. Ad­vanced tick­ets re­quired. Meet­ing lo­ca­tions vary. www.seat­tle­food­tours.com. 12721 Renton Ave. S, 206.725.4483. Map 3 I11

SEATTLE WINE TOURS  Taste wine in style with Seattle Wine Tours. Whether you want to find the win­ery that makes your fa­vorite bot­tle or discover a brand-new gem, the knowl­edge­able chauf­feurs can tailor the tour to your pref­er­ences. The fleet of com­fort­able ve­hi­cles has room for 2-35 pas­sen­gers. www.seat­tlewine­tours.com. 206.444.9463.

SOUND EX­CUR­SIONS  Ex­pe­ri­ence a “field trip for adults” with Sound Ex­cur­sions. Op­tions range from river tub­ing to sushi mak­ing to kayak­ing. www. soundex­cur­sions.com. 206.486.6002.

SPOOKED IN SEATTLE  Run by real para­nor­mal in­ves­ti­ga­tors (aka ghost hun­ters) this tour will in­tro­duce you to the world of para­nor­mal in­ves­ti­ga­tion through real Seattle ghost sto­ries. www.spookedin­seat­tle.com. 102 Cherry St., 425.954.7701. Map 1 G11

SUBSEATTLE TOUR It’s a rol­lick­ing 90-minute bus ride through out-of-sight city neigh­bor­hoods, pep­pered with ir­rev­er­ent hu­mor, sight­ings and sto­ries about Seattle’s vaunted sub­cul­tures. See the “real” Seattle most vis­i­tors don’t even hear about! Brought to you by the Un­der­ground Tour. www.sub­seat­tle­tour.com. 614 First Ave., 206.682.4646. Map 1 G11

TIL­LICUM VIL­LAGE EX­CUR­SION  En­joy a four-hour tour that in­cludes a har­bor cruise to Blake Is­land, a sal­mon buf­fet din­ner, and Na­tive Amer­i­can danc­ing. Departs Pier 55. Adults $84, se­niors (65+) $75, chil­dren (4-12) $32, kids 3 and un­der free. Tours run March through Oc­to­ber. www.tillicumvil­lage.com. Call 206.623.1445 for info. Map 1 E9 UN­DER­GROUND PARA­NOR­MAL EX­PE­RI­ENCE  ”Don’t watch Ghost Hun­ters. Be one.” Un­like any other para­nor­mal tour, this new at­trac­tion gives guests the equip­ment to do their own in­ves­ti­ga­tion and ex­pe­ri­ence what trained para­nor­mal in­ves­ti­ga­tors face— while roam­ing the ex­clu­sive pas­sage­ways of Seattle’s world-fa­mous un­der­ground, cre­ated when the city re­built on top of it­self af­ter the Great Fire of 1889. This hands-on, lights-off pro­duc­tion is by the same peo­ple as the uber-pop­u­lar Un­der­ground Tour. www.un­der­ground­para­nor­mal­ex­pe­ri­ence.com. 614 First Ave., 206.682.4646. Map 1 G11

UN­DER­GROUND TOUR  Seattle’s most un­usual at­trac­tion is a hu­mor­ous stroll through sub­ter­ranean store­fronts and side­walks en­tombed when the city re­built on top of it­self af­ter the Great Fire of 1889. Get a time-cap­sule view of the buried city. It’s his­tory with punch lines! www.un­der­ground­tour.com. 614 First Ave., 206.682.4646. Map 1 G11

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