Surrounded by mountain ranges, deep glacial lakes, and year-round greenery, Seattle commands some of the most breathtaking views in the Pacific Northwest—it’s no wonder that cutting-edge companies like Amazon, Starbucks, and Boeing decided to set up shop here.
Seattle also boasts a diverse and vibrant arts scene, with everything from independent galleries and non-profit theaters to street performances and music festivals. No matter what time of year, there’s always something exciting going on.
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Information & Communication Technology
Seattle is known for being a hub for tech, business innovation, and game development.
Clean Technology (Energy)
The progressive nature of the Pacific Northwest makes it a natural location to lead in clean technology and sustainable practices.
With an industry leader like Boeing, the greater Seattle area is home to some of the most futuristic transportation technology.
University of Washington
The University of Washington, nicknamed UW (U-Dub), is one of the world’s distinguished public universities and is ranked as a top 30 school in the United States. The University is only ten minutes from the heart of downtown Seattle.
With over 7,400 students populating Seattle’s iconic Capitol Hill neighborhood, there’s never a shortage of things to do at one of the most highly ranked private institutions in the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle Pacific University
Located in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood, this small private university is full of beauty and hosts 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
This natural attraction is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most iconic landmarks. Especially beautiful on a clear day, stop by the University of Washington to snap a picture.
Pacific Science Center
The Pacific Science Center is a science museum with two IMAX theaters, an awesome planetarium, a tropical butterfly habitat, and one of the world’s largest Laser Dome theatres. Fun and interactive programs educate the public on STEM subjects every day.
Part of the region’s rich history along the northwestern coast of Washington, the Puget Sound connects the region to the greater Pacific Ocean.
Home to artists like Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam, Seattle lives and breathes rock music. See a show and experience Seattle’s famous music scene.
The Great Wheel
This Ferris wheel is the largest on the West Coast at 175 feet (53 meters) tall. Take a ride and enjoy the views of Elliott Bay on Pier 57.
Technology and innovation is the heart of Seattle. With companies Amazon, Microsoft, and Boeing leading the pack, the future is already here.
No trip to Seattle is complete without a visit to the famous Space Needle. This iconic, must-see landmark is known for its observation deck with stunning views of Seattle’s skyline. You’ll have a fantastic panoramic view of the city and mountains from over 500 feet high.
Pike Place Scavenger Hunt
An afternoon spent at Seattle’s famous farmer’s market makes for an unforgettable experience. You’ll be grouped with your friends for this captivating competition and scavenger hunt. You’ll use your phones and video-taking skills to uncover our unique clues, while discovering Pike Place Market’s cool crafts, culture, unique foods, and awesome traditions.
Museum of Flight
See first hand where some of the most popular commercial jets are made from ideation to construction at the Boeing Museum of Flight.
Get a taste of Seattle and experience the past, present, and future of coffee in the Pacific Northwest at the famous Starbucks Roastery.
Chihuly Museum of Glass
Dale Chihuly is an extremely talented glass sculptor, and the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum is a must-see destination for anyone interested in art and creation.
Let your imagination run wild at the Museum of Pop Culture. Explore pop culture and science fiction exhibits and interactive installations like Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds and the Indie Game Revolution.
Gameworks Arcade Party
Work hard and play harder by letting loose at our arcade party. All of your favorite games are yours to tackle. With your new knowledge, you’ll start to notice the difference in design and sound in all of them.
Theo Chocolate Factory Tour
Visit one of Seattle’s local chocolatiers and learn how this widely-loved treat is made from start to finish.
Football Game & Tailgate
Get the party started early with a pre-game BBQ with your friends and classmates before cheering for your favorite Seattle teams like a true die-hard football fan.