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Seattle: Private Highlights Experience with a Local

1. 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, fish and chips counters and mediocre, overpriced restaurants on the waterfront, where the redeeming features are the views across Elliott Bay to the Olympic Mountains. A wide sidewalk along the waterfront is perfect for strolling and admiring the Seattle Aquarium.  Next, you could wander towards the historic Pioneer Square area and stop to check out the big windows and local artwork at Zeitgeist Coffee, which is popular with Seattle's local art crowd. Your local host will recommend a few options for places where locals go to have a quick bite so you can get your energy back. For the afternoon, you may want to visit the Seattle Center, primarily known as the home of the iconic Space Needle, but also home to the Seattle Opera, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, numerous theater companies, a children's museum and a science museum. If you are interested in finding out more about the shows and exhibitions, your local host will be able to advise and help with your bookings.  Finish your day back where you started at Pike Place Market. By nightfall, the fishmongers and flower vendors will be long gone and the shops will be closed but some of the city's best restaurants and most enjoyable bars will light up. Whatever your mood or preferences, share these with your local host to get recommendations on the best places to catch an eclectic musical act, listen to Irish music or enjoy a romantic late dinner. This experience is great for all ages.

Seattle: The Ultimate Food Experience with Local Guide

2. Seattle: The Ultimate Food Experience with Local Guide

Join a local, who will share the secrets of the local Seattle food scene as you make your way through Downtown 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. Begin your experience in Pike Place Market, where you will taste fresh oysters, the best clam chowder in the country, Chef Tom Douglas's signature salmon burger or crab cakes and Dungeness crab. You will also have the opportunity to taste locally made cheese and scrumptious mac n’ cheese, salted caramel, traditional hot donuts and real Italian gelato, all made with regional and sustainably sourced ingredients! Try the original Starbucks Cafe or indulge in Seattle’s other specialty brew - craft beer! Head to the Seattle Brew Co. or the Old Stove Brewing Co., where you can sample some craft beers, real ales and unique lager. Finally, explore Downtown and let your local take you to a specialty chocolate shop where you can indulge in a truffle or two and discover Seattle’s chocolate history. Finally, visit a bakery to pick up a final sweet treat for dessert!

Seattle: Capitol Hill Art and Music Tour with a Local

3. Seattle: Capitol Hill Art and Music Tour with a Local

Meet your local guide at your hotel then set out onto the colorful streets of Seattle’s Capitol Hill. 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. Customize the tour to suit your interests and spend the day exploring the very best art and cultural venues that the city has to offer. Throughout the day, listen to your guide's fascinating insight and knowledge of the city, and receive tips and tricks to enhance your stay. Perhaps you’ll visit the Olympic Sculpture Park, or the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit. Maybe the Seattle Center’s Space Needle is more appealing to you, or a trip to the Museum of Pop Culture. You could also stop by the Frye Art Museum, an intimate gallery which features a cluster of extraordinary exhibits. Or if you’re into cinema, check out the curved screen of the Cinerama which shows classic movies as well as first-run events. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a lunch break at the vibrant Pike Place Market. Soak up the authentic charm of this bustling market, and try some authentic Pacific Northwest cuisine while wandering between the artisan stalls.

Seattle: Book a Local Host

4. Seattle: Book a Local Host

Book this tour and the supplier team will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with a like-minded Local Seattleite. 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. Keeping in mind your personal answers they will put together a itinerary, just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, he/she will suggest and discuss changes to the itinerary with you. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Seattle that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser known to the crowd but beloved by Locals! The day revolves around your wishes so enjoy your private meet-up and itinerary and let your Local show you the Seattle you will love.

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What people are saying about Seattle

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

We had the best host ever !!!

Our host Carl was fantastic. He showed us so many exciting places in Seattle and also hidden spots we would never ever have experienced on our own. We were a bit sad leaving Seattle because we really liked the city very much and it is definitely worth coming back !!!

Excellent private tour!

We are a family of 5 and had to cater for a 8 year old and a 5 year old also. Wiley was fab! He really catered for the kids and made our experience one to remember! I would recommend this tour and Wiley for fabulous service!

Our walking tour was tailored to our interests. And it was a lot of fun!