Explore Seattle

Make Your Seattle Visit an Adventure

Take a chocolate-making or glassblowing class, soar above the clouds and stroll Alki Beach.

Concierge Russell Hathaway of Hyatt at Olive 8 encourages visitors to make their Seattle stay a true adventure.

Q: What do you love most about Seattle?

A: What I love most about Seattle is its trajectory: the way it’s growing and changing. What’s happening with the new waterfront, the Seattle Aquarium, the connecting walkways to Pike Place Market, the Space Needle remodel— the future of Seattle is so exciting and you can see it all happening now.

Indi Chocolate (Courtesy Indi Chocolate)

Q: What are your must-see stops in the city?

A: Certainly, the top are Pike Place Market, Space Needle and Seattle Center, but make it an adventure. Instead of walking through the Market, take a Friends of the Market Tour or cooking class with Eat Seattle at the Atrium Kitchen, or a chocolate-making class with Indi Chocolate. Yes, go to the Space Needle, but also take a seaplane or helicopter tour and fly over it.

Seattle Glassblowing Studio (©Jeremy Derks)

Q: Any off-the-beaten-track things you like to do?

A: In a city famous for glass art, a glassblowing class would be exciting and you’d get to take home handmade souvenirs. The Works is a great venue in Central District that offers a lot of fun, immersive classes.

Canlis dining room (Courtesy Brian Canlis)

Q: Favorite restaurant or night on the town?

A: The perfect restaurant for a night on the town would be a polished evening at Canlis for many guests. For others, it may be a Filipino popup by Musang Seattle.

Alki Beach (©Stacy Booth)

Q: Best place to take kids of all ages?

A: Nothing makes me feel like a kid more than being outdoors. Walks along Alki Beach, paddle boarding on Green Lake or hiking around Discovery Park are all outdoor favorites close to downtown.

CenturyLink Field, home to the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders. (©f11photo/Shutterstock.com)

Q: Expert tip?

A: I love sending families out to see their sports heroes with the Seattle Seahawks, Mariners, Reign, Storm or Sounders.