Explore Greater Seattle Area
The innkeepers of the Bed and Breakfast Association of Suburban Seattle would like to extend to the visitor a collection of their favorite sights to visit while exploring our incomparable Pacific Northwest region. The members of this association enjoy assisting the visitor by answering questions and making any additional reservations, etc., in order to ensure your visit to the Greater Seattle area will exceed your expectations.
The following will give you something to nibble on while planning your trip to Seattle.
Pike Place Market
This international market place changes in color and feeling with the seasons. Located one block from the waterfront in downtown Seattle, the merchants open their shops at 10:00 every day and the area becomes “alive.” Free daily tours offered with free one-hour parking available.
This system was the first commercial system of its kind. It provides a fun, quick, and convenient link from downtown Seattle to the Seattle Center, (original site of the 1962 World’s Fair) now home ofExperience Music Project, Space Needle, Pacific Science Center – , Fun Forest, Key Arena (home of the Seattle Supersonics Basketball team.), Opera House and much more.
This a “must-see” for the young and old alike. This exhibit provides an in depth educational journey from the aquatic life to our fine feather friends. To learn more about time, admission and price, visit their website for more information.
The picture speaks for itself. The tower stands 605 feet tall and boasts incomparable views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Puget Sound, Mt. Rainier and the city of Seattle. It is easily accessible and is located at the site of the Seattle Center. The “Needle” boasts three outstanding restaurants where you can experience the spectacular 365 degree view from the revolving restaurants while savoring Pacific Northwest cuisine.
Home of the Mariner’s Baseball Team
The field opened its doors July 1999 offering its fans sweeping views of the Seattle skyline and Puget Sound. With its retractable roof and comfortable seats this premier facility offers a spectacular venture to enjoy watching Mariner’s Baseball.
Also for the sports enthusiasts, the newly constructed Seahawks Football Stadium opened its doors the summer of 2002
Pioneer Square Shopping
This is Seattle’s historic district, now home to many art galleries, restaurants, unique shops and lively night spots, all within walking distance of the waterfront in downtown Seattle.
Seattle Art Museum
An impressive collection of over 21,000 objects from contemporary Northwest art to African masks. The museum is located in the heart of downtown Seattle near Pike Place Market. See website for time and admission.
Snoqualmie River plunges 270 feet to form spectacular Snoqualmie Falls, one of the most popular natural attractions in Washington. The world’s first underground power plant, built in
1898, also is found here. Hiking trails abound taking you down to the river.
Woodland Park Zoo
This zoo spans 92 acres and is open year-around and having the distinction of being the oldest zoo on the West Coast with 1145 specimens, and with a large botanical collection.
Columbia Winery Tours
The Greater Seattle area has two outstanding wineries in which to tour and sample the fine wines of the region, and are both located in Woodinville.St. Michelle Winery is located next to Columbia Winery which allows the visitor to tour both wineries all within walking distance of one another.
Museum of Flight
Displayed are 54 of the world’s most awe-inspiring airplanes authentic and in mint condition. Then, step back 85 years in the magnificently restored Red Barn®, birthplace of The Boeing Company. This museum is well-worth the visit.
A family owned business for over 50-years – offers a fleet of 12 boats to select. Cruises can take a one-hour harbor cruise on Elliott Bay, a Lake Cruise in Kirkland or Seattle or board the Royal Argosy the finest of the fleet to experience an gourmet dinner while sailing Elliott Bay and Puget Sound.