Seattle is one of the most beautiful cities in the US. Fairly modern, right next to the Puget Sound, and situated between the Cascades and Olympics with stunning vistas of both, Seattle is aesthetically stunning. However, travelers have much more to do in Seattle than simply gawk at the surroundings.

Travelers adventuring to Seattle should strongly consider the Seattle CityPass to get the most out of their stay. They offer two different versions of the pass, so travelers have a few options for customization.


This Is The Seattle CityPass

The CityPass is a one-stop shop for the best attractions in Seattle. It is simple to use and allows travelers to both save money and effort when they reach the city. After purchasing, travelers will receive a QR code that they can then use at all of their selected venues. They can also expect to save around 44%! The locations included on the pass are the Space Needle and Seattle Aquarium. Then travelers will be able to select three more from this list of four: Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), Woodland Park Zoo, and Chihuly Garden and Glass.

  • Adult - $115
  • Child (5-12) - $87
  • Includes - Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium
  • Plus a Choice of 3 of the Following Attractions - Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), Woodland Park Zoo, and Chihuly Garden and Glass
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C3 Pass, Perfect for Those Making Short Trips

The C3 Pass is a reduced pass that is perfect for travelers making quick stops in the city. Travelers can still enjoy saving some money but in a reduced package. The C3 Pass allows travelers to choose three of the following to visit: Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, Woodland Park Zoo, The Museum of Flight, and Sky View Observatory.

  • Adult - $73
  • Child (5-12) - $53
  • Choose 3 - Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, Woodland Park Zoo, The Museum of Flight, and Sky View Observatory
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Attractions Included In The Seattle CityPass

Seattle has quite a bit to offer its visitors. From incredible scenery to important museums and cultural centers to zoos and aquariums, the Emerald City has a bit of everything.

Space Needle

It's hard to imagine Seattle’s skyline without the iconic Space Needle. This 605-ft spire located at the Seattle Center has an observation deck and its well-known rotating restaurant.

  • Address - 400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Hours - 9 am to 11 pm
  • Phone - (206) 905-2100

Seattle Aquarium

Located on pier 59, travelers to Seattle should experience this incredible waterfront aquarium. It is a public aquarium that opened in 1977. It received its accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

  • Address - 1483 Alaskan Way Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Hours - 9:30 am to 6 pm
  • Phone - (206) 386-4300
  • Notable Animals - Lootas (Sea otter), Barney, Leu, Aniak, Ink, Mishka, MORE
  • Opened - May 20, 1977
  • Exhibits - Birds and Shores, River Otters, Giant Pacific Octopus, Marine Mammals
  • Gallons - 400,000 US gal

Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour

These one-hour narrated cruises are a great way to get an alternative look at Seattle. All the beauty of the Emerald City is on display during these cruises while travelers learn about the city’s history.

  • Address - 1101 Alaskan Way Pier 55, Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Hours - 10 am to 7:20 pm
  • Phone - (206) 623-1445
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Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

Dedicated to contemporary popular culture, The Museum of Pop Culture or MoPOP is a nonprofit museum in Seattle that was founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 2000. It was part of an Experience Music Project.

  • Address - 325 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Hours - 10 am to 5 pm
  • Phone - (206) 770-2700
  • Architect - Frank Gehry
  • Architectural Style - Deconstructivism
  • Established - 2000
  • Floor Space - 139,930 ft²

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Woodland Park Zoo

Located in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle, Woodland Park Zoo has received over 65 awards across a variety of subjects and had 1.4 million visitors in 2019 before the onset of the epidemic. Now, tourists are flocking back to see the more than one thousand animals that call this zoo home.

  • Address - 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
  • Departments - African Savanna · Center for Wildlife Conservation at Woodland Park Zoo · Family Farm · Giraffe Barn · Northern Trail · Raptor Center · Red Panda Exhibit · Temperate Forest Biome · Tropical Asia: Trail of Vines Biome · Tropical Rain Forest Zone
  • Hours - 9:30 am to 6 pm
  • Phone - (206) 548-2500
  • Notable Animal - Bobo (Western lowland gorilla)
  • Exhibits - Day Exhibit, Jaguar Cove, Humboldt Penguin Exhibit, MORE
  • Area - 92 acres
  • Opened - 1899
  • Number of Animals - 1,098
  • Major Exhibits - Trail of Vines, Northern Trail, Tropical Rain Forest, Banyan Wilds, African Savanna, Australasia

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Right next to the Space Needle, travelers can discover Chihuly Garden and Glass. The exhibit showcases the studio glass of Dale Chihuly. It opened in May 2012 at what was the former site of a Fun Forest amusement park.

  • Address - 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Hours - 9 am to 9 pm
  • Phone - (206) 753-4940
  • Founded - May 20, 2012

The Museum of Flight

Established in 1965, The Museum of Flight is a private non-profit air and space museum in the greater Seattle area. With such a big part of Seattle’s history being in connection to Boeing and aircraft. This museum is important to Seattle’s past and present.

  • Address - 9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108
  • Hours - 10 am to 5 pm
  • Phone - (206) 764-5700
  • Visitors - 500,000+ per year
  • Founded - 1965

Sky View Observatory

Enjoy a glass of beer or wine while taking in the 73rd-floor view of the city and surrounding mountains. There is also coffee and light fare available to guests at the observatory.

  • Address - 700 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
  • Hours - 12 pm to 10 pm (Monday 10 am to 2 pm)
  • Phone - (206) 386-5564