Seattle has no shortage of man-made and natural attractions throughout the city, but the warmer weather brings thousands of additional tourists; meaning that the more famous activities can quickly become bogged down with long lines, big crowds and steep ticket prices. So before the summer cruise ships dock and while the wild flowers are still in bloom, take advantage of these 5 FREE Tours that take you behind the scenes of some of the Pacific Northwest’s most spectacular sites and unique gems.
Filson Factory Tour
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Opened in 1897 during the Klondike Gold Rush, Filson outfitters is known for outfitting the Pacific Northwest’s most challenging jobs for decades. This iconic brand has recently opened their factory doors to let the public get the inside scoop as to how their products are meticulously constructed to endure even the most arduous of tasks. Tours can be scheduled Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00AM or 1:30PM and last about 45 minutes. Enjoy the tour paired with a couple puffs on a sativa disposable vaporizer beforehand, and you’ve found the perfect activity for a person short on free time but eager to learn more about Seattle’s garment district and fashion heritage.
Experience the Market
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Few people visit The Emerald City without stopping by the nation’s oldest Farmer’s Market, Pike Place. However, with the market’s heightened popularity among tourists, interaction with vendors is a privilege not easily available to most visitors. But if you book a tour with Seattle Walking Tours, a pay what you feel walking tour company, ahead of time, participants can be guaranteed three hours of behind the marketplace exploration, surrounding historical landmarks and that are mostly under cover. It has become a crowd favorite despite the unpredictable seasonal weather. Pair it with a hybrid cookie to boost your appetite for the plethora of samples you’ll receive along the tour.
University of Washington Campus Tour
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In our opinion, there are few campuses that rival the legacy and architectural prominence of the University of Washington. We’re sure you’ll agree after you explore the campus; tours can be scheduled at any time, whether you’re an incoming student or someone who just wants to investigate the wonders of one of the Northwest’s crown jewels for research and education. We highly recommend pairing a dark chocolate indica truffle with this free experience; the mellow effects make wandering through the book stacks of the world famous Suzzallo and Allen libraries more magical than the scenes of Harry Potter, that were filmed inside of it.
Mile Post 31 Exhibit and Bertha Tour
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It’s rare that the local news misses a day without discussing Seattle’s major tunnel project – whose unprecedented boring machine, affectionately known as Bertha, is slowly but surely making her way underneath the waterfront, creating a tunnel to replace the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct. The tour starts at the award winning Mile Post 31 Museum. Throughout, participants learn about Bertha, who Bertha was named after, the safety precautions being taken to protect the public, and the future waterfront park that will rival the size of Central Park. The exhibit is open at 11:00AM and tours take off at 12:00PM, Tuesday through Saturday. Grab a bag of infused dried fruit to munch on over the course of the tour, while learning about one of Seattle’s greatest engineering feats.
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The history of Seattle is filled with stories from American Indian oral tradition, legacies of pioneer settlement and one of the most vibrant jazz and blues communities in the country. The Seattle 101 tour takes three rambling hours to walk you through all of these most prestigious sites and industries which laid the foundation for today’s trade, commerce and culture. Enjoy a refreshing, and mild infused lemonade as you stroll through Occidental Park and other downtown locations, getting the insider scoop on some of the best speakeasy style bars, nostalgic pubs and 5 star restaurants in the area. Book your tour for Monday, Wednesday Friday or Saturday, tours start at 9:30AM, rain or shine.
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