Have you ever fancied travelling to some place 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- the Elliott Bay Book Company to renting a bike and exploring the green city, there is much more in store for solo travellers. Read on to find out the range of things one can do alone while in Seattle.
Perhaps the best way to explore Seattle is to undertake a one-day sightseeing tour of the city. Viator offers a 6-hour sightseeing trip where you can sit back in a spacious coach as a knowledgeable guide explains to you about Seattle’s neighbourhoods and major attractions. Included in the tour is the iconic Space Needle. Space Needle offers stellar views of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, including the famous majestic Mt Rainier. Also included in this tour is the Pike Place Market, a major tourist attraction. Pike Place Market is one of America’s oldest public farmers’ market. The market is huge and will take visitors a good amount of time to explore the various sections.
Seattle Full-Day Tour with Space Needle and Pike Place Market
Duration 5 to 7 hours
Take a 6-hour tour to the vineyards and the Snoqualmie Falls and enjoy the beauty of one of Washington’s most popular scenic attractions. During this tour, visitors will get to visit a family-owned winery as well as the world famous Chateau Ste. Michelle. The tour then takes visitors over Lake Washington via the famous floating Evergreen Point Bridge towards Woodinville. Even if you are travelling alone, this tour is a great getaway from your hectic city life. After tasting several world-class wines from the wineries, you get to enjoy a picnic lunch. You are then brought to enjoy the lush Northwest scenery in the foothills of the beautiful Cascades. The final stop is at Boehm’s Swiss Chocolate Factory in Issaquah for you to taste European-style, hand-dipped chocolates and candies before heading back to your hotel.
Seattle and Snoqualmie Falls Winery Tour
Duration 6 hours
This is a highly recommended cruise which visitors are encouraged to take when in Seattle. This is one activity which can be conducted alone as the cruise is bound to captivate your attention. This is a 2.5-hour cruise with narration that is highly informative and interesting. Visitors get to enjoy the sights and sounds of Seattle from the water as the ship cruises along Ballard Locks, which is one of the most famous tourist attractions. The cruise passes by the city with a panoramic background of the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges. Do not miss out catching sight of the houseboats and waterfront houses of the rich and famous in the area. As the cruises go by, guests can also take in the views of the Great Wheel Ferris wheel, the much-famed Space Needle and the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium. If you feel peckish on board, there are food and beverage options available for purchase.
Seattle Locks Cruise with Transportation
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
Fancy a walking tour? Then this Seattle underground history tour might be a good one for you. This 1-hour walking tour takes visitors to Seattle’s original neighbourhood, Pioneer Square where guests are led to explore the underground pathways. These pathways were built more than 120 years ago and are reminiscent of what the Emerald City used to be like. The guides on the tour are well-versed in the area and visitors will get to hear tales from the past and also get the chance to find out the history behind the Yukon gold fields, the Klondike Gold Rush and Skid Row. If you are interested in history, this is the one tour you have to take.
Seattle Subterranean Walking History Tour From Pioneer Square
Duration 1 hour
Looking for a gastronomical experience in Seattle? Then this Gourmet Seattle walking tour which allows just that might be the perfect tour for you. In 2.5 hours of walking around Seattle, you will be exposed to the city’s best restaurants and hot spots. You get to visit about seven tasting locations in several areas around Seattle like Belltown, downtown Seattle and Pike Place Market, America’s largest and oldest public farmer’s market. What better experience can you get than to be able to try renowned chef Tom Douglas’ “serious” artisan pizza along with a good selection of local wine and beer. At various stops, guests will get to enjoy their meals progressively, from appetizer to dessert. Get also the chance to mingle with top chefs who whip up these fantastic meals.
Gourmet Seattle Walking Tour
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
How can you leave Seattle without having a taste of the chocolates the city has to offer. In 2 hours, enjoy chocolates in everything created by Seattle’s top confectioners and chocolate makers. These include delicacies like simple handmade chocolates, truffles, cheesecakes and many more. Learn about the history of chocolate and Seattle’s contribution to it. Do also take a stroll along the beautiful streets of Seattle and learn about the Emerald City’s journey in the chocolate making industry.
Chocolate Indulgence Walking Tour of Seattle
Duration 2 hours
Take off from Seattle and enjoy a solo flight on a journey over Seattle in 20 minutes. With the Seattle seaplane experience, you can get the chance to lift off from Lake Union and enjoy the gorgeous views of Seattle along with beautiful Mt Rainier in the background. On this flight, get the chance to enjoy aerial views of the iconic Space Needle, the downtown skyline as well as the views of the waterfront. Listen to a recorded commentary throughout the flight. Take this flight as a solo traveller and take back tonnes of memories of the seaplane experience.
Seattle Seaplane Flightseeing Tour from Lake Union
Duration 20 minutes
Join a group of visitors interested in visiting Seattle’s popular Fremont District as a guide takes you around this artsy neighbourhood which is ever so vibrant. During the tour, check out the Fremont Troll that is located under the north end of the Aurora Bridge. Get a chance to enjoy an artsy experience with the opportunity to view sculptures and street theatre. This is a tour like none other where visitors enjoy every minute of it and is highly entertaining.
Seattle Fremont District 90-Minute Walking Tour
Duration 1 hour 20 minutes
If you are a solo traveller, join this combination tour with other travellers and enjoy a ghost cum pub tour. With this walking tour, you get the chance to find out more about the fascinating history of Seattle as well as hear some of the haunted stories about the city. This tour is only for adults above 21 years and will be led by a costumed guide. During this tour, you will get to visit three bars and buy drinks and food on your own. Hear from the guide about the spooky happenings around Seattle. In this tour, you will also pass through the alleys of Pike Place Market and hear spooky stories of this area. This walking tour ends at The Pike Brewing Company.
Haunted Evening Seattle Pub Tour
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
it doesn’t matter if you are alone, you can still enjoy a wine tasting tour in Seattle. Get the Seattle self-guided wine tasting passport and get the exclusive opportunity to sip wines at ten different Seattle wineries that you fancy. Each Wine Passport comes with $50.00 worth of Lyft ride credits. Use these credits to get to the various wineries of your choice. As the Passport holder, you get the chance to curate your own wine trail right from your mobile phone. As this is a self-guided tasting experience, you get the chance to visit the places that you fancy and are not constrained.
Seattle Wine Passport (self-guided wine tasting in Seattle and Woodinville)
Duration 1 to 365 days
Seattle as a solo traveller
One of the best parts of travelling solo is the very fact that you can plan a trip based on your own whims and fancies. There are so many tours and itineraries available for you as a solo traveller that you will never get the chance to feel bored.
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