Have you ever fancied travelling someplace by yourself and exploring the area at your own pace? Well, Seattle is one city where this can be done. It is highly rewarding and enriching to be able to travel around Seattle by yourself and enjoy the sights and sounds of the city. There is so much to do in this vibrant city that one will not feel bored at all travelling solo. From enjoying a cup of coffee at Seattle’s first bookstore café - Elliott Bay Book Company - to renting a bike and exploring this green city, there is so much in store for solo travellers. Read on to find out about the range of things to do alone in Seattle.
If you think you’re going to need a few more days to complete everything on this list, don’t worry. There are plenty of luxury hotels and Airbnb vacation rentals to accommodate you.
1. Explore Pike Place Market on a walking food tour (from USD 62.0)
You can’t say you’ve visited Seattle unless you’ve explored the famous Pike Place Market. With this two-hour walking food tour, you’ll have a local guide who’ll take you through eight stops. From delicious Italian gelatos to American chef Tom Douglas’ salmon burgers, you’ll taste some of the best offerings in the market. Be sure to come hungry!
'Taste of Pike Place' Market Insider Food Tour with Tastings
Duration: 2 hours
2. Join a Mt. Rainier day tour from Seattle (from USD 186.0)
If you’re planning your solo trip to Seattle, why not squeeze in an extra day to explore Mount Rainier? The iconic, snow-capped stratovolcano on Washington’s skyline is just 59 miles (95 kilometers) away from Seattle.
Book a tour so you can explore Mt. Rainier National Park and enjoy conveniences such as hotel pick-up and return in an air-conditioned transport and a tour guide. You can bring your own lunch or buy from the on-site restaurant at Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center. Some sights you can expect to see during the tour include Christine Falls and Narada Falls.
Mt. Rainier National Park Full-Day Tour from Seattle
Duration: 10 hours
3. Sign up for a Snoqualmie Falls and Seattle winery tour (from USD 115.0)
Take a six-hour tour to see vineyards and Snoqualmie Falls and enjoy the beauty of one of Washington’s most popular scenic attractions. During this tour, you’ll visit a family-owned winery as well as the world-famous Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. The tour then takes visitors over Lake Washington via the famous floating Evergreen Point Bridge towards Woodinville. Even if you’re travelling alone, this is a great getaway from hectic city life.
After tasting world-class wines from the wineries, you’ll savour a picnic lunch then enjoy the lush Northwest scenery in the foothills of the beautiful Cascades. The final stop is at Boehm’s Candy, where you’ll taste European-style hand-dipped chocolates and candies before heading back to your hotel.
Seattle and Snoqualmie Falls Winery Tour
Duration: 6 hours
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4. Embark on a Seattle underground history tour (from USD 29.0)
Fancy a walking tour? Then this Seattle underground history tour might be a good one for you. This one-hour walking tour takes visitors to Seattle’s original neighbourhood, Pioneer Square, where guests can explore the underground pathways. These pathways were built more than 120 years ago and offer a look into Emerald City’s past.
The guides are well-versed in the area, and visitors will hear tales from the past and also get a chance to learn some history behind the Yukon gold fields, the Klondike Gold Rush and Skid Row. If you are interested in history, this is one tour you have to take.
Seattle Subterranean Walking History Tour From Pioneer Square
Duration: 1 hour
5. Explore Seattle in one day (from USD 148.0)
Perhaps the best way to explore Seattle is to undertake a one-day sightseeing tour of the city. Viator offers a six-hour sightseeing trip where you can sit back in a spacious coach as a knowledgeable guide informs you about Seattle’s neighbourhoods and major attractions.
Included in the tour is the iconic Space Needle Tower. Space Needle offers stellar views of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, including the majestic Mt Rainier. Also included is Pike Place Market, a major tourist attraction. Pike Place Market is one of America’s oldest public farmers’ markets. The market is huge and will take visitors a good amount of time to explore.
Seattle Full-Day Tour with Space Needle and Pike Place Market
Duration: 5 to 7 hours
Seattle as a solo traveller
One of the best parts of travelling solo is the fact that you can plan a trip based on your own whims and fancies. You will never feel bored as a solo traveller because there are so many tours and itineraries available for you, including wine tours and dinner cruises.
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