A World of Seattle Attractions and Activities at Your Doorstep

Embrace the dizzying heights of the Space Needle, browse the colorful Pike Place Market or catch a Mariners baseball game at Safeco Field – these Seattle attractions are just moments away when staying at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle.

Our central downtown location makes us the ideal starting point to explore the best attractions in Seattle. You’re only a short stroll away from fascinating museums and some of the finest restaurants and shops in the Emerald City.

Some of Seattle’s most popular attractions include:


  • 5th Avenue Theatre (0.5 mi.)
  • Experience Music Project (1 mi.)
  • Seattle Art Museum (0.5 mi.)
  • Museum of Flight (7 mi.)


  • Olympic Sculpture Park (1 mi.)
  • Argosy Cruises (0.5 mi.)
  • Bill Speidel’s Underground Seattle (0.5 mi)


  • University of Washington (4 mi.)
  • Seattle University (1 mi.)


  • The Children’s Museum, Seattle (2 mi.)
  • Seattle Aquarium (1 mi.)
  • Woodland Park Zoo (6 mi.)
  • Pioneer Square
  • Safeco Field


Gain extraordinary perspective atop one of Seattle’s most popular attractions, the Space Needle™. Towering over 600 feet above the ground, this must-see landmark offers an amazing view of the entire city, from colossal skyscrapers to majestic mountaintops.

Less than ten minutes away from the Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle, the Seattle Space Needle has become a landmark unlike any other, with a variety of unique features, including:

  • SkyCity: an award-winning revolving eatery, located over 500 feet in the air below the Space Needle’s Observation Deck
  • SpaceBase: an exclusive gift shop, complete with Space Needle-themed souvenir and visitor shopping
  • The Skyline Level: the Needle’s private banquet and event space, ideal for parties, receptions, rehearsals, or holiday celebrations



Situated just a few blocks from our hotel in Downtown Seattle, Pike Place Market is internationally recognized as America’s premier farmers’ market, offering exclusive goods and customized services. Comprised of nine acres that are home to businesses, events, and local merchants alike, this historic marketplace creates a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors during their Seattle vacation.

Wake up with an early morning stroll down Pike Street and indulge in a rich café de maison and fresh almond croissant at Le Panier. Take in the sweet aroma of natural fragrances at Sweet Sister’s Bodycare, or head below the marketplace to DownUnder and surround yourself with artistic inspiration at the Brooke Westlund Studio & Gallery.

With hundreds of businesses to explore, “The Market” offers visitors a place to find a wide variety of Seattle’s most unique local treasures.

Theme Parks


This exciting 70-acre combination theme park and water park is located near our hotel in downtown Seattle. Wild Waves & Enchanted Village has been entertaining families for years with its thrilling rides, roller coasters, games and other attractions.

Enjoy your Seattle family vacation with a trip to the Enchanted Village theme park, where you’ll discover 32 rides including a double-corkscrew, single-inversion roller coaster and a 1906 hand-carved carousel. You’ll also find other great thrill rides such as Lumberjack Falls and TimberHawk, Washington’s biggest roller coaster.

As the largest water park in the Northwest, Wild Waves provides hours of excitement with its nine water slides, two speed slides, raging river, four-story water tree house and 24,000-square-foot wave pool. Enjoy an unforgettable water adventure on Zooma Falls, the wildest water park in the Pacific Northwest. It offers five-story towers, a crossover curve out of the shoot, four wicked turns and jaw-dropping accelerations. To find out more about this unique water park, visit


Kids of all ages will love the abundance of games and amusement rides at the Fun Forest. They can get an adrenaline rush on the roller coaster, enjoy the calliope of the carousel or attempt to win a prize with a well-aimed throw.

Discover the Entertainment Pavilion, which features three rides, laser tag, miniature golf, prize games, a 25-foot climbing wall and an enormous video arcade.

Recreation & Golf


No matter what your skill level, you’ll find spectacular golf courses throughout Seattle. Select from Green Lake Pitch ‘n Putt, Interbay Golf Course, Jackson Municipal Golf, Jefferson Municipal Golf and West Seattle Municipal Golf Course.

Seattle Parks and Recreation owns and maintains four golf courses: Interbay, Jackson, Jefferson and West Seattle. Premier Golf operates them under a contract with the City.

  • Interbay, 2501 15th Avenue W, 206-285-2200
  • Jackson Park, 10th NE & NE 135th, 206-363-4747
  • Jefferson Park, S Spokane & Beacon S, 206-762-4513
  • West Seattle, 35th SW & SW Snoqualmie, 206-935-5187



You don’t have to look far for adventure in Seattle. This vibrant city offers more than 400 parks spanning over 6,200 acres of parkland. From aquatics and creek restoration to basketball and gardening, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Seattle’s parks.


Visit Seattle Parks and Recreation’s special gardens to discover some of the most beautiful and inspiring places in the city. These stunning areas offer a welcome respite from the bustle of Seattle.

  • Bradner Gardens
  • Japanese Garden
  • Katie Black’s Garden
  • Kubota Garden
  • Parsons Garden
  • Volunteer Park Conservatory
  • Washington Park Arboretum
  • Woodland Park Rose Garden
  • Woodland Park Zoo

Admire unique plants, stunning landscaping features, and fascinating cultural attractions. Each of these parks embodies a harmonious blend of nature and art while providing education and conservation opportunities.


Enjoy exceptional fishing and rafting or simply cruise through pristine waters – you’ll discover an array of stunning lakes to explore in the Seattle area. Water sports remain one of the most popular activities in the region.

  • Green Lake Small Craft Center
  • Mount Baker Rowing & Sailing Center
  • Fishing Piers
  • Motorized Boat Launches
  • Shoreline Access
  • Boat Moorage & Rental
  • Harbor Patrol – Seattle Police Department
  • Moorage Fees & Charges
  • Rules & Regulations
  • Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife -Fishing Season Updates



Spanning Summit West, Summit Central, Summit East and Alpental, the Snoqualmie Summit Ski Area features 1,100 acres of enticing ski terrain, diverse slopes, including 1,100-foot verticals, and unparalleled cross-country trails.

Summit Central is home to an Olympic-sized superpipe, beginner to black diamond runs and more. At Summit East, you’ll discover excellent alpine skiing while spectacular cross-country trails await you at the Summit Nordic Center. The West 52nd Terrain Park and West Greenhorn Park offer amazing snowboarding while the Summit Tubing Area is great for family fun.


Mt. Baker is one of Washington’s top ski resorts, featuring challenging runs and diverse terrain. You’ll discover thrilling downhill and cross-country routes and great slopes for snowboarding and tubing. Mt. Baker offers 1,500 vertical feet with an elevation of 3,500 feet. Plus, the mountain receives the highest average snowfall of any ski area in North America. Find out more about the Mt. Baker Ski Resort at


Relax with an artfully crafted glass of merlot in the Woodinville Wine Country. Set in the stunning Sammamish River Valley, this region is home to 40 wineries that produce exceptional wines. Explore the historic vineyards of Chateau St. Michelle or boutique wineries like:

  • Edmonds Winery
  • Monolith
  • Hollywood Hill Vineyards.

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Chateau Ste. Michelle is Washington State’s oldest winery, founded in 1934. Located in a French-style chateau, this is where vinifera grape growing was pioneered in the Columbia Valley.

Blending modern viticultural research with traditional winemaking, this winery has earned international acclaim for its Chardonnays, Merlots and Cabernet Sauvignons. Enjoy a tasting tour at Chateau Ste. Michelle and discover its fascinating history. For details, go to:


One of the largest wineries in the state, Columbia Winery crafts a distinctive product using European vinifera vines. From spectacular red wines, such as Syrah and Merlot, to tantalizing white wines like Chardonnay and Pinot Gris, Columbia Winery offers an array of tastes and styles to delight even the most sophisticated palettes. This winery also offers a David Lake Signature Series of wines that includes the state’s first Syrah. Learn more at