Space Needle
History & Heritage

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Space Needle History & Heritage

  • Seattle: 3-Hour City Highlights Tour

    1. Seattle: 3-Hour City Highlights Tour

    See the sights of Seattle with a courteous and knowledgeable guide, and explore the city like a local. Hear interesting anecdotes and discover little known gems within the unique neighborhoods that make Seattle such a special place to live. Climb aboard a minivan and drive through the bustling downtown retail district into Pike Place Market. See where the world's first Starbucks coffeehouse opened, and keep a look out for flying fish! Admire the diverse architectural styles as you cruise from the award-winning, ultra-modern public library to the greatest concentration of early 20th-century Romanesque architecture in the USA. Get an up-close view of side-by-side mega-sports arenas practically across the street from the Port of Seattle. See the International District with its diverse pan-Asian community and artistic presence. Journey past King Street Station and Union Station, and contin...

    Initially, I thought 3 hrs. would be too long, but as it turned out, it wasn't. DC was our tour guide, and he is very knowledgeable about the city, especially seaport and fishing industry. We enjoyed the interactive nature of the tour and thought it was a good overview if the city. We felt is was well worth the price.

  • Seattle: 3-Hour City Tour by Bus

    2. Seattle: 3-Hour City Tour by Bus

    Discover the best of Seattle on a 3-hour guided, small-group tour covering almost 50 miles including three main stops: Pioneer Square, Ballard Locks, and a city skyline viewpoint for unforgettable photo opportunities. Sit back and relax as a knowledgeable guide presents Seattle's history, neighborhoods, and attractions. The tour visits the following highlights: • Pike Place Market • Olympic and Cascade Mountain views • Seattle waterfront • Historic Pioneer Square • Waterfall Garden Park • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park • T-mobile Park and CenturyLink field • Chinatown and International District • Lake Washington • I-90 Floating Bridge • Mercer Island • Puget Sound views • Panoramic Seattle city views • Fremont neighborhood and Troll • Lake Union and Ship Canal • Fishermen’s Terminal • Ballard Locks/salmon ladder • Discovery Park • Scenic Magnolia Bluff with its stunning ho...

    Loved the City Tour and highly recommend! Our guide Brian was awesome…entertaining and extremely knowledgeable!

  • Seattle: Private Highlights Experience with a Local

    3. Seattle: Private Highlights Experience with a Local

    This experience is essential to anyone who is serious about exploring the best of Seattle. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Lace up your walking shoes, grab an umbrella if it looks like rain and get ready to hit the streets of Seattle with your local host. You could start by grabbing a coffee to go in one of the historic coffee houses and visit two of the city's top attractions - Pike Place Market and the Olympic Sculpture Park.  Your local host will point out the market's best arts and crafts vendors, where you can shop for distinctive gifts and souvenirs or pick-up a handmade pastry. Wander through the dark depths of the market to search out unusual specialty shops which tourists normally miss. Notice the contrast with the tacky tourist shops,...

  • Private Seattle Tour: Snoqualmie Falls & Wine Tasting

    4. Private Seattle Tour: Snoqualmie Falls & Wine Tasting

    Your private tour will start with Seattle's most historic landmark: Pike Place Market. Your guide will share the Market’s history and steer you to shops and eateries that would interest you. You'll have 45 minutes to browse the many stalls for edible delicacies. Maybe your next stop is actually Seattle's most famous landmark, the Space Needle. If time permits, take your group to the Observation Deck for outstanding views of the city or visit one of the other attractions located at the Seattle Center, such as the Museum of Pop Culture, the Seattle Children's Museum, the Chihuly Glass Museum, or the Pacific Science Center. You'll have about 45 minutes to explore the venue of your choice. You’ll visit Queen Anne Hill, known for its 19th-century homes along with an amazing panoramic view of the city and Elliot Bay below. Next, move on to a very unique place, Gas Works Park, located on the N...

Other Sightseeing Options in Space Needle

Want to discover all there is to do in Space Needle? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Space Needle

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Initially, I thought 3 hrs. would be too long, but as it turned out, it wasn't. DC was our tour guide, and he is very knowledgeable about the city, especially seaport and fishing industry. We enjoyed the interactive nature of the tour and thought it was a good overview if the city. We felt is was well worth the price.

This was a truly amazing tour and the best part of it was our tour guide. David was simply a walking encyclopedia and so nice and kind. This is a must thing to do when in Seattle. My family and I truly recommend it. Thank you David !

DC was a excellent tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Seattle.We really enjoyed and appreciated his knowledge.

Dave “DC” was fantastic narrator/driver. Created group comfort and provided very enjoyable experience.

Loved it!! Saw all the highlights for best value. Knowledgeable guide. GreT day!!