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Seattle: Terrors and Ghosts Guided Walking Tour

1. Seattle: Terrors and Ghosts Guided Walking Tour

Travel back in time to experience Seattle's tragic events, lawless characters, and spooky places on a guided walking ghost tour. Dive deep into Seattle’s past to discover why these ghosts still walk their specific haunts. Expect to be spooked, fascinated, and entertained all at once. Meet some of Seattle’s most infamous ghosts and hear interesting stories from your guide. Listen to ghost stories that are based on extensive research and on real, verified ghost sightings. Whether you’re in town for vacation or business, or you're a lifelong resident, you're sure to enjoy this history-packed journey through downtown Seattle.

Seattle: Private City Driving Tour with Local Guide

2. Seattle: Private City Driving Tour with Local Guide

Community Impact: -Our tours are designed with our communities first in mind, meaning that we will always encourage supporting local, owner-operated, and start-up businesses such as those in Pike Place Market -We reduce overcrowding in over-touristed areas and lessen negative impacts on our local businesses by visiting lesser-known spots and shops in and around the Queen Anne neighborhood -The opportunity to add in walking segments to our tours reduces our carbon footprint and impact on the environment -We strive to represent all voices in our storytelling, for example highlighting the contributions of Asian immigrants to Washington's economy and African American influence on Seattle's music and culinary scenes Summary: Seattle is a city of distinct neighborhoods, and on this four-hour driving tour, we’ll explore the top-rated places and attractions bound to give you the full Emerald City experience! An obvious but worthwhile must-do for your whirlwind tour of the city is Pike Place Market and its dizzying array of shops and restaurants that have served the city’s residents for decades. Your tour guide will be happy to recommend favorite local eats, from fresh baked goods to excellent seafood, and introduce you to the market’s most beloved tenants, from the flying fish handlers to artisanal cheese mongers. Of course, no Pike Place Market tour is complete without a stop at the famous Gum Wall and a pass by the longest running Starbucks! Once you’re loaded up with market goodies, we’ll take a short ride along the scenic waterfront, with the Puget Sound made even more beautiful by a backdrop of the Olympic Mountains on a clear day. We’ll then take our Seattle driving tour up to the Queen Anne neighborhood, known for its steep hillsides, million-dollar homes, and amazing views of the city skyline and the iconic Space Needle. Time permitting, we can head north to Fremont and its Gas Works Park, offering more views of the Space Needle with Lake Union in the foreground. After a morning or afternoon of great photo ops and unbeatable local eats, you’ll be ready to head back downtown for a rest or even more exploring!

Seattle: City Walking Tour with Local Guide

3. Seattle: City Walking Tour with Local Guide

Community Impact: - Our tours are designed with our communities first in mind, meaning that we will always encourage supporting our local businesses, such as independent coffee shops and owner-operated stalls at Pike Place Market - By taking advantage of outdoor attractions and some areas not typically visited by large groups in neighborhoods like historic Pioneer Square, we can reduce overcrowding in over-touristed areas - Your choosing a walking tour helps us to reduce our carbon footprint and impact on the environment, with an additional opportunity to support our public transit sector - We strive to represent all voices in our storytelling, particularly those minorities who are often overlooked or underrepresented in the tourism industry, including but not limited to indigenous history and Asian influence on neighborhoods like Pioneer Square, the waterfront and Pike Place, and downtown Seattle Summary: Put on your best walking shoes and get ready for four hours of fascinating history, awesome art and architecture, and the best cuisine downtown Seattle has to offer! We’ll start out our Seattle tour in one of the most historically significant sites of the city, Pioneer Square. Here, the historic brick-built buildings and your tour guide will help you travel back in time to the early days of the pioneer settlement and when native tribes called this resource-rich tideland their home. Many buildings remain from the busy mining days of the late 19th century and tell the stories of the city’s founding and development, including the neoclassical Smith Tower. Your tour guide will point out the best places to eat, drink, and recreate in the neighborhood, before heading north along the waterfront, lined with souvenir shops and offering fantastic views of the Puget Sound and distant Olympic Mountains. Just up from the waterfront lies Pike Place Market, well known for its restaurants and food vendors. You’ll be enticed by the aromas of freshly baked pastries, chowders of every style, and, naturally, freshly ground and brewed coffee. As we explore the labyrinth of artist stalls and hole-in-the-wall eateries, feel free to grab a bite to eat during the tour as we marvel at the mongers who make fish fly, decide whether we’re astounded or repulsed by the Seattle Gum Wall, and pass by the oldest operating Starbucks! Still wanting more? Your tour guide will have plenty of recommendations for more to do in the city, from riding the monorail to the iconic Space Needle and Chihuly Museum to exploring the outlying neighborhoods and their food and drink scene!

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What people are saying about The Gum Wall

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 50 reviews

It was such a great time and Laurel was such an informative tour guide! She is so engaging and animated, it made being stuck in the rain just that much better. She even offered us her umbrella (our fault we didn’t bring one) that comes to show what a great character she is.

Noah slayed. From the formidable Dr. Hazard to the sinister Butterworths, Noah playfully wove the tapestry of Seattle’s macabre history with a devilish charm.

Very enjoyable, good history of old Seattle. Lots of steps and incline up and down. I’m 60, and walk with a cane, but still doable. My older teens loved it!

There is a long walk,long pause to explain the back story it was worth it!

Michael, our guide was very knowledgeable and made it very interesting!