If you’re planning on seeing some of the top attractions in Seattle, have you thought about purchasing a CityPASS? After all, with one of these tickets, you can save up to 46 percent to five of the city’s top attractions. In fact, the savings are so great, it’s almost like admission to five attractions for less than the price of three. With that in mind, think about how much you can save with a family of four.

Please note that advance reservations are required on most attractions. With a Seattle CityPASS, you get to choose five attractions from the following six. A seventh attraction, Pacific Science Center is expected to be reopen later this year.

Please visit the CityPASS Travel Guide for more information.


Seattle CityPASS Attractions


Argosy Cruises boats at Pier 55
Argosy Cruises Pier 55 (credit: Wikimedia)

Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour

Seattle Waterfront Pier 55 & Pier 54
Seattle, WA  98101
(888) 623-1445

For breathtaking views of the Seattle skyline, there is nothing better than a trip with Argosy Cruises. With several departures daily, the one-hour tour allows passengers to see many top attractions, like the Great Wheel and Space Needle. Onboard is a full-service bar for drinks, including non-alcoholic options and snacks. Some dates and time sell out well in advance. Therefore, it’s important to book as early as possible.

Incredible glasswork by artist Dale Chihuly
Chihuly Garden and Glass (credit: Randy Yagi)

Chihuly Garden & Glass

305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA  98109
(206) 753-4623

There isn’t a more colorful spot in Seattle than Chihuly Garden & Glass. Just steps from Space Needle and MoPop, the Instagram-perfect attraction is devoted to its namesake glass artist Dale Chihuly. The 45,000 sq. ft. exhibition features an impressive collection of works from the renowned Tacoma native, whose works represent more than 50 years of glass mastery. Highlights include the galleries, the immaculate garden and the equally stunning Glasshouse.

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPop) building designed by Frank Gehry
Museum of Pop Culture (credit: Randy Yagi)

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPop)

325 Fifth Ave. N.
Seattle, WA  98109
(206) 770-2700

With a collection as distinctive as its architecture, MoPop is a must see for anyone interested in pop culture. Established by the late co-founder of Microsoft, MoPop is a non-profit museum devoted to contemporary popular culture. In other words, a museum for science fiction, television, music and more. If that’s not enough, there are also a Science Fiction Museum and Fantasy Hall of Fame included with a CityPASS. For $6 more per person, visitors can also enjoy the special exhibit “Heroes and Villains: The Art of Disney Costume”.


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two visitors looking at the main aquarium at Seattle Aquarium
Seattle Aquarium (credit: Flickr)

Seattle Aquarium

1483 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA  98101
(206) 386-4300

With spectacular view of Puget Sound, the Seattle Aquarium is small in comparison to many other aquariums. However, what it lacks in space, it makes up with attendance as one of the nation’s best and most visited. Moreover, it’s clearly one of the most family friendly attractions in the Emerald City. Among the highlights are a giant octopus, enormous tank filled with colorful fish and always entertaining sea otters.


View of the Seattle Space Needle with the Museum of Pop Culture to the right
Space Needle (credit: Flickr)

Space Needle

400 Broad St.
Seattle, WA  98109
(206) 905-2100

A landmark attraction since its inception, the Space Needle is a must see for all visitors to Seattle. Soaring 605 feet high, Space Needle was once the tallest structure in the entire Northwest. However, with its high-speed elevators, it only takes 43 seconds to reach the 520-foot observation deck. Once there, you can get a welcome photo and even a selfie. Additional packages are available for food and beverages.

Two zebras at Woodland Park Zoo in North Seattle
Woodland Park Zoo (credit: Wikimedia)

Woodland Park Zoo

5500 Phinney Ave.
Seattle, WA  98103
(206) 548-2500

Located 6.5 miles north of downtown, Woodland Park Zoo may be difficult to reach without a car. On the other hand, it’s one of the best family friendly attractions in the area. Established in 1899, the 92-acre zoo has over 1,000 animals representing approximately 300 species. Additionally, the special exhibit “Dinosaur Discovery”, featuring life-sized robotic dinosaurs will be on display through Labor Day.


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About The Author:

Randy Yagi is an award-winning freelance writer who served as the National Travel Writer for CBS Local from 2012-2019. More than 900 of his stories still appear in syndication across 23 CBS websites, including CBS New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco.

During his peak years with CBS, Randy had a reported digital audience reach of 489 million and 5.5 million monthly visitors. Additionally, his stories have appeared in the Daily Meal, CBS Radio, Engadget and Radio.com. He is a Media Fellow of Stanford University, U.S. Army veteran and lifelong resident of Santa Cruz County, California.