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Seattle Bites Food Tours
This professionally run, family-owned food and historic walking tour of Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle is just steps from the Seattle Sheraton Hotel. Pike Place Market is Washington State's #1 tourist attraction with over 10 million visitors annually. Research has shown that navigating the market on your own can be challenging and overwhelming. This tour can accommodate as many as 16 guests, and is safe and great for individuals, groups, kids, or families, without a great deal of walking. We offer tours at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Cost is $39.99, and it includes several sweet and savory bites.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Chihuly Garden and Glass provides a look at the inspiration and influences that inform the career of artist Dale Chihuly. Located at Seattle Center near the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass includes an Exhibition Hall, the centerpiece Glasshouse and a lush Garden. The Exhibition Hall contains eight galleries and three Drawing Walls, offering visitors a comprehensive look at Chihuly’s significant series of work; the Glasshouse presents a suspended 1,400-piece, 100-foot-long sculpture; and the Garden is a backdrop for four monumental sculptures and other installations. Cost: $19 Seniors, $22 Regular Admission. Hours are Sunday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Last ticket sold one hour prior to the above closing times.
If you are a baseball fan, don't miss this tour. It will take you to places such as the visitors’ locker room, presidential suite, press box, press conference room, dugout, and the field itself. The tour costs $10 and lasts about 90 minutes. Times: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. on days when there are no games. On days when there are games at 6 p.m. or later, only the 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. tours will be given. Tours will not go on game days with a start time earlier than 6 p.m.
Pioneer Square marks Seattle's original downtown, dating back to 1852. The district is characterized by late 19th century brick and stone buildings, and it is one of the nation's best surviving collections of Romanesque Revival urban architecture. Pioneer Square is home to art galleries, Internet companies, cafes, sports bars, nightclubs, bookstores, the Seattle Underground Tour, and a museum and info center for the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (free).
The popular Seattle Underground Tour ($17) visits the eerie sunken storefronts of what was ground-level Pioneer Square before the Great Fire of 1889. Smith Tower, which overlooks the square, was the tallest building west of the Mississippi when it was completed in 1914. Ride the last manually operated West Coast elevator up to the Smith Tower Observation Deck ($7.50 to visit the observation deck) for a panoramic view of downtown Seattle, the waterfront, and Mount Rainier.
The Seattle Aquarium provides fun and exciting ways to see, touch, and explore the underwater world of the northwest and beyond. Built in 1977, the aquarium is open daily and located on Pier 59 along the Seattle Waterfront, at the edge of Puget Sound's Elliott Bay.
Aquarium highlights include the Window on Washington Waters, a 120,000-gallon tank holding sea creatures from the coast of Washington, two large touch tide pool tanks, Life of a Drifter tanks featuring jellyfish and the Giant Pacific Octopus, harbor seals, sea otters, colorful animals of the Pacific Coral Reef, and the 400,000-gallon inverted Underwater Dome, showing sea life found while diving in Puget Sound. With a wide range of colorful sea creatures in award-winning exhibits, touch pools, and trained naturalists, the aquarium continues its mission of inspiring conservation of our marine environment. It offers themed visits and learning programs for local schoolchildren and trains Beach Naturalist volunteers each summer who engage families in hands-on exploration of their local marine environment while increasing their understanding of how their everyday actions affect Puget Sound. $21.95 for adults.
Savor Seattle Signature Food Tour of Pike Place Market
This is a two-hour walking tour of the famous Pike Place Market featuring more than 16 food and drink tastings. Pike Place Market is a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle. The Market opened August 17, 1907, and is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers' markets in the United States. It is within walking distance from the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. The tour is at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 2nd, and costs $41.99.
Road Dogs Seattle Brewery Tour
Seattle is home to the best craft breweries and micro beers in the world. From a crisp ale or smooth amber, to a high gravity IPA, the variety of craft beers is longer than a San Juan Islands ferry line in the summer. In addition to providing you with safe transportation to and from each brewery and beer samples, our knowledgeable tour guide will educate you about Seattle's unique brewery history and provide insight into the beer making process. Road Dog's Seattle Brewery Tour is a fun and safe way to visit Seattle breweries and is sure to bring out the home brewer in you. Brewery tours include Pickup, drop-off, and transportation to and from each brewery, visits to 3 breweries per tour, plenty of various beer samples at each brewery, inside knowledge of the craft brewing process, Road Dog's t-shirt, and a Road Dog's souvenir pint glass. Tours are available at 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m (6:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays).
Join-In Brewery Tour: Join up with other beer lovers as we sell individual seats for our Seattle Brewery Tours. Our most popular tour option is a great way to see Seattle, taste great beers, meet other people or new friends! The cost is $79
Private Brewery Tour: This tour is perfect for any party or group outing. Our private tour can be reserved for up to 14 people and a perfect way to celebrate bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthdays, and corporate team building event. The cost for up to 14 people is $575.
Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards
Built on the 1912 estate owned by Seattle lumber baron Frederick Stimson, the winery’s roots date back to the Repeal of Prohibition. Enhance your wine knowledge as you learn about our rich heritage, get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of winemaking, and see what makes the Columbia Valley such a premier grape growing region. Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for various tours. Call 425-415-3330 to schedule certain tours.
Tour and tasting- free
The tour culminates with a sampling of our wines. Approximately 35 minutes, no appointment required.
Theme tasting- $10
A rare opportunity to sample your choice of 4 out of 8 premium and distinctive wines. Compare, contrast, and explore your taste selections at the Tasting Room Bar. Approximately 35 minutes, no appointment required.
Ultimate Tour and Tasting $85-100
Experience the ultimate in wine tasting with one of our expert wine specialists. Premier high-end wines are artfully paired with a variety of artisan cheeses, specialty meats, fresh fruits, and tantalizing sweets. Learn about Washington State’s premier wine growing region, about red and white wine production, and about the complexities of fine wines and how to enjoy them. Approximately 90 minutes. Appointment only.
Library Pairings Tasting- $30
Enhance your food and wine pairing knowledge with our guided wine and small bite pairing held in our library. You will learn how food can change the flavors of a wine, for better or worse. Our trained staff will show you how to properly taste food with wine in a seated mat format. Approximately 45 minutes. Appointment only.
Col Solare Bottega- $20
Experience a "Taste of Red Mountain" in Woodinville at the Col Solare Bottega tasting room and wine shop within Chateau Ste. Michelle. During each 45-minute appointment, guests will learn about the past, present, and future of Col Solare and enjoy tasting three vintages of our ultra-luxury Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend. Available hourly from 10am - 4pm.
Theo Chocolate Factory Tour
On our factory tours we entertain you with the story of cocoa, including the amazing transformation of the cocoa fruit into what we know and love as chocolate! We also touch on the social and environmental issues related to cocoa and cocoa farmers. Best of all, you’ll get to try our amazing products! The first half hour of the tour is seated, while the second half hour is a guided walking tour through our facilities where you’ll see where we make chocolate from bean to bar. Includes sampling. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily and the tour is $10.
Experience Music Project (EMP) Museum
EMP is a leading-edge nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. With its roots in rock 'n' roll, EMP serves as a gateway museum, reaching multigenerational audiences through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, using interactive technologies to engage and empower our visitors. At EMP, artists, audiences and ideas converge, bringing understanding, interpretation, and scholarship to the popular culture of our time. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $22 online or $25 for regular admission and $22 for seniors at the door.
The Seattle Monorail West Lake Center Station, 5th Ave. and Pine Street is one block from the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. The monorail departs every 10 minutes. You can take the monorail to the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Pacific Science Center, EMP Museum, KeyArena, The Children’s Museum and a host of theatrical and cultural experiences. It is open Monday through Friday at 7:30 a.m., Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 a.m., and closes at 9:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Ticket prices are one-way and are $2.25 for adults, $1.00 for youth ages 5 through 12, $1.00 for seniors, active duty U.S. military, or disabled persons.
Seattle Space Needle
It’s hard to take Seattle for granted when you see it from 520 feet on our Observation Deck. Trace the outlines of the Cascades against the misty horizon. Instagram Mt. Rainier. Track ferries and boats as they cruise through Elliott Bay. Listen to the distant hum of people, cars, trains, buses, and bikers bustling around Downtown Seattle. It’s all up here, ready and waiting to be seen. The cost is $22 for regular admission and $19 for seniors. Hours for the Observation deck and SpaceBase Retail store are 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Pacific Science Center
Pacific Science Center inspires a lifelong interest in science, math and technology by engaging diverse communities through interactive and innovative exhibits and programs. There is also an IMAX theater featuring daily shows. General Exhibit Admission is $19.75 for Adult Exhibits, $17.75 for Senior Exhibits, $14.75 for Youth Exhibits, and $11.75 for Child Exhibits. The exhibit hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
Laser Dome At Pacific Science Center
At 80 feet in diameter, experience the largest and longest operating domed laser theater in the world. See brilliant laser imagery performed live with spectra of color and effects by the world’s foremost laser artists and all mixed during the show in a fusion of 15,000 watts of digital sound. The schedule below is subject to change without notice. Admission is just $10.50 for evening shows except Thursdays, which are $7. Tickets to matinee laser shows are only sold as a package with Pacific Science Center exhibits.
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