Seattle is a popular cruise port and home to several unique attractions and exciting landmarks. If you’re planning on extending your cruise vacation to enjoy some time in the city before or after your cruise, you won’t want to miss the chance to see the Space Needle and take a trip on the Seattle Center Monorail. Here are some other fun activities to add to your itinerary before or after your cruise from Seattle.

Visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum

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This museum features vibrant glass sculpture and a unique gallery of works inside and around the gas house. You can see the 100-foot-long sculpture and dozens of different styles of glass art from the famous glassblower here.

Pike Place Market

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No trip to Seattle is complete without spending time at Pike Place Market. This historic market recently underwent an expansion so you can enjoy amazing views of Elliott Bay and shop more than 225 artisan shops and stands. It’s also the place to catch the amazing street performers and live entertainment throughout the day and night.

Wine Tasting in Woodinville

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This charming little town is only a 30-minute drive from downtown Seattle and is home to more than 100 wineries. You can discover fine wines during a tasting room visit and learn more about the state’s very first winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle. 

Day in Chinatown

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Plan a guided adventure through the Chinatown-International District where you can enjoy some incredible food and visit area museums. Some highlights of this neighborhood include the Wing Luke Museum and Seattle Pinball Museum.

Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room

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If you’re a Starbucks or coffee fan, discover a coffee wonderland with exclusive Starbucks drinks and a coffee library ripe for exploring. This is the place to learn about different coffee brewing methods and get an insider’s look at Starbucks right on Capitol Hill.