Welcome to carefree, caffeinated Seattle, WA. Take in a deep breath—that's saltwater and roasting coffee beans filling your nostrils. Now follow your nose for adventure—and this helpful page—to get the most out of your visit to this seafaring city. Whether it's professional sports, music, nature, shopping or general sightseeing that brings you to the Emerald City, we've included some of the highlights here.
King Street Station Renovation Complete
Passenger-train service is experiencing a revival, so too, is historic King Street Station. The long-overdue restoration project is now complete as the station embarks upon its second century of service. King Street Station in downtown Seattle is one of the busiest train stations in the Pacific Northwest, serving more than a half million commuter and intercity passengers in 2012. Restores historic features of King Street Station while creating a modernized train station for Amtrak Cascades, Coast Starlight, and Empire Builder customers. The restoration was a multi-phased effort over many years between WSDOT, FRA, Amtrak, Federal Transit Administration, a number of local agencies and the city of Seattle.
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TOURISM INFORMATION: Seattle-King County Convention and Visitors Bureau | 206-461-5840
At the station
King Street Station
303 S. Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104
- Ticket Agent Available
- Quik-Trak ticket machine available on site
- Wheelchair accessible
- ATM available on site
- Checked baggage available during station hours
- Parking: Short-term parking available
6:15 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
PIONEER SQUARE Seattle's historic Pioneer Square District features 88 acres of beautifully restored architectural masterpieces. It's also home to the Klondike Gold Rush Museum and Seattle Underground tours.
SEATTLE WATERFRONT In addition to breathtaking views of Elliott Bay, the waterfront features the Seattle Aquarium, the Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park, and shops and restaurants including Ye Olde Curiosity Shop. Grab a cup of chowder and enjoy this uniquely Seattle experience.
ALKI BEACHA taste of lively beach life in the Northwest, Alki Beach is popular for volleyball, sea kayaking, wind sports, scuba diving, or just people watching while strolling along the boardwalk.
FREMONT TROLL Lurking under the north end of the Aurora Bridge is a colossal statue of a troll clutching a Volkswagen Beetle.
CHECK OUT CHINATOWN Seattle's Chinatown-International District is the only neighborhood in America where Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Vietnamese and Southeast Asians live and work together, side-by-side. Be sure to visit the flagship Uwajimaya Asian Food and Gift Market.
metro busesConvenient and effective, the Metro Buses service downtown and outlying areas. And downtown is a FREE ride area.
monorailBuilt for the World's Fair, the Seattle Monorail is a fun and convenient way to travel between downtown and the Seattle Center, site of the Space Needle and Experience Music Project.
South lake union streetcarRide the streetcar from Westlake Mall to Lake Union.
ferriesTake a mini cruise across beautiful Elliott Bay from downtown's Pier 55 to West Seattle. From here, you can explore Alki Beach in West Seattle. Walking distance from the station.
ducktours Tour Seattle by land and water on a WWII amphibious craft. Call (206) 441-3825.
yellow cabComputerized for fast service. Call (206) 622-6500.
Orange cab Orange Cab was collectively formed by a number of Seattle area professional cab owners. Call (206) 957-0838.