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This is where you’ll find background, history and know-how needed to plan your Seattle itinerary. Discover Seattle features helpful articles, tips and recommendations on every subject, from shopping to outdoor recreation, dining to arts and culture, Alaskan cruises to city sightseeing tours.

While many of the articles feature links to related Seattle area businesses, you may also want to consider a more extensive search of the more than 1,000 business partners of Visit Seattle. Visit the Eat, Stay and Play sections to search by related categories.

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Seattle's Official Visitor Guide
Your Virtual Summer/Fall Visitors' Guide to Seattle:
Our Seattle Visitors' Guide can help you sort through your options with itinerary ideas, neighborhood profiles, a dining guide insert, city and regional maps and plenty of suggestions on where to eat, sleep and play while you’re in town.

Inside you will find stories such as:
  • I "Art" Seattle There are plenty of ways to fall head over heels in love with Seattle's arts scene.
  • Steeped in Seattle The rise of teatime means there's more than one way to find the perfect brew in Seattle.
  • Chowder Chowdown These top chowder joints dish up tasty versions of the Seattle staple, from classic clam to local geoduck.
  • Stairway Walks Stairway strolls to glorious views of mountains, shorelines, and more.
  • Book It Literary-loving Seattle's indie bookstores are the perfect place to while away an afternoon.
Download your virtual visitors' guide for inspiration and resources to start planning your Seattle adventure.


Nine Great Day Trips Beyond Seattle
Get outside of Seattle to great attractions such as Mount Rainier, Bainbridge Island or Leavenworth
One Perfect Day to Enjoy Seattle
A one-day itinerary that hits many of Seattle’s top attractions, including Pike Place Market, the waterfront and Seattle Center.
The Museums of Seattle
Seattle’s immense museum collection covers art, music, science, kid-friendly attractions and more.
The Complete Guide to Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle is one of the city’s biggest draws, featuring fresh seafood, artisan chocolates, the first Starbucks and more.

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Just how much can you do in 2 Days in Seattle? We'll show you.

If you’re in need of more suggestions on what to do while you’re here, check out There you will find hidden gems recommended by experts in wine, food, music and art, and can save them all to your personal itinerary. With so much to discover in Seattle, we have all the resources to keep you exploring.