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Seattle is renowned for its spectacular scenery and cultural diversity, and offers many possibilities for sightseeing and evening adventures. Here are several links to help you plan your activities:

Seattle 101
highlights numerous city offerings. Includes tips for navigating the city, maps, and numerous links to Seattle museums, galleries, and theaters.

  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Woodland Park Zoo
  • Museum of Flight

  • Seattle.com
    details Seattle tours, upcoming area sporting events, plus music and nightlife possibilities. Get lost in Seattle's historical places:
  • Chihuly - Garden and Glass
  • Pike Place Market
  • Underground Tour
  • Pacific Science Center
  • Space Needle - turns 50!
  • Experience Music Project
  • Henry Art Gallery
  • Washington Park Arboretum
  • Lemay - America's Car Museum - in Tacoma, Washington
  • Shop downtown boutiques and major retailers


  • Argosy Cruises
  • The Queen of Seattle (Paddle Wheel Cruises)
  • Victoria Clipper Vacations and Tours
  • Ride the Ducks of Seattle
  • Seattle by Foot
  • Seattle Gray Line Bus Tours
  • Savor Seattle Food Tours
  • Whale Watching in Washington
  • Bicycle Adventures
  • Virtual Tour of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair
  • Pike Place Market

    Pike Place Market

    Seattle's Weather

    Month Avg. High Avg. Low Avg. Precipitation* Avg. Rain Days Record High Record Low


    78° F

    57° F

    0.79 inches


    105° F


    45° F


    * The annual precipitation in Seattle averages 36.2 inches per year. The weather can be rainy (but is usually just drizzly) on any given day even though historically July is one of the driest and warmest months. The average highs are in the upper 70s. The days are also long, and sunset (let alone twilight) is after 9 p.m. for weeks.


    The main challenge of Seattle's weather is more the overcast skies than the rain. The morning could start with a damp fog that lifts by mid-day revealing the hot sun. Overall, the summer is very pleasant but there can still be a chill in the early morning or evening air. Check out statewide weather forecasts and Seattle area forecasts.