Here are fun, local videos on some of Seattle’s best attractions: the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, CenturyLink Field, T-Mobile Park, Seattle Aquarium, MOHAI, Ballard Locks, Seattle Arboretum. Scroll down to view any of these tours from the comfort of your home. Even if you’ve visited these places several times, many of these videos offer a unique perspective and new insights.
(Listed alphabetically attraction name)
Ballard Locks video tours
Ballard Locks (officially Hiram M. Chittenden Locks) connect Lake Washington to the Puget Sound with around 50,000 boats passing through each year! It’s a remarkable feat of construction that was completed in 1917. Visitors to the locks enjoy watching boats pass through the two locks at this location. There is also a salmon ladder that allows thousands of salmon to pass through during the salmon spawning season every year, mid-summer through fall. Guests can watch the salmon from above as well as from a special viewing window as they make their way through the ladder.
- Ballard Locks Time-lapse on Memorial Day weekend (6:05)
- Ballard Locks: aerial footage of largest cruise ship transit (3:06)
- Ballard Locks emptied for annual cleaning—and treasure hunt (1:52)
- Ballard Locks: how to information for boaters (14:12)
CenturyLink Field video tours
Home of the Seattle Seahawks NFL football team and Seattle Sounders FC soccer club, CenturyLink Field has nearly 69,000 seats and can hold an additional 5,000 for special events. The stadium has a unique construction with 70% of the seating area covered offering a dry spot to enjoy events on a rainy day. This construction also allows it to be one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL and attracts visitors from all over the world. From the stands, fans enjoy views of the Seattle area while watching a game, enjoying a concert, attending a convention, or participating in an event.
- CenturyLink Field aerial tour (1:41)
- CenturyLink Field tour highlights (6:07)
- CenturyLink Field loudest stadium design (5:41)
- CenturyLink Field tour + stunning Seattle views (37:10)
MOHAI video tours
The history of the Seattle area is brought to life at the Museum of History and Industry. Visitors can discover what lies underneath the Pike Place Market, learn about the Indigenous tribes of the Pacific Northwest, explore and play on boats, and much more. MOHAI also highlights some of the amazing innovations, creative thinkers, and leaders who have come out of the Seattle area. This is the place to not only learn about the history of Seattle but to see what the future holds for this region.
Pike Place Market video tours
Pike Place Market is so much more than just a Farmer’s Market. With food, clothing, retail stores, thrift and antique stores, entertainment, crafts, and more- there’s so much to see here! This is the place to come to discover the tastes of the Pacific Northwest, watch the famous fish throwers, and do some people watching. There is always something new to be discovered- or tasted! Fresh fish, flowers and produce arrive daily and, of course, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for coffee. Guests also enjoy stunning views of the Puget Sound from the market and may even see an orca.
- Pike Place Market sights and sounds (15:38)
- Pike Place Market Walking Tour (16:10)
- Pike Place Market Guided Food Tour #1 (13:32)
- Pike Place Market Guided Food Tour #2 (19:54)
Seattle Aquarium video tours
The Seattle Aquarium opened in 1997 and operates as part of Seattle Parks and Recreation. The aquarium highlights some of the incredible marine animals found within the Pacific Northwest as well as throughout the world. Guests can watch otters play, see a giant octopus, check out tidepools, and much more. The Underwater Dome is one of guest’s favorite attractions with a chance to see a unique perspective of a 400,000 gallon tank full of animals native to the Puget Sound region!
- Puget Sound Fish exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium (0:41)
- Underwater Dome at the Seattle Aquarium (0:41)
- Salmon at the Seattle Aquarium (0:06)
- Life on the Edge exhibit at Seattle Aquarium (0:33)
T-Mobile Park video tours
Home of the Seattle Mariners, T-Mobile Park boasts incredible views of the Puget Sound while guests enjoy a ballgame. The Baseball Museum of the Pacific Northwest is found here featuring memorabilia from 1877, sure to delight baseball fans of all ages. Guests also enjoy the Hall of Fame within the museum. Over 12,500 bricks with fan’s messages, memorials, and more line part of the walkway at the stadium and is always a favorite spot to explore. This stadium has been hosting baseball games and events for over 20 years and has become a staple to Seattle’s skyline and lives.
- T-Mobile Park aerial tour with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis song “My Oh MY” (2:28)
- T-Mobile Park Baseball Stadium Tour (18:24)
- T-Mobile Park Baseball Stadium Tour (22:54)
Space Needle video tours
An internationally known Seattle icon, the Space Needle towers 605 feet tall. Built in 1962 for the World’s Fair, visitors from around the world have enjoyed visiting this iconic structure. From the top, guests enjoy 360 degree views of Seattle and the surrounding region. On a clear day the mountain ranges and the Puget Sound are all visible. The world’s first rotating glass floor & glass benches in part of the Space Needle delight the most daring of visitors, while those who aren’t so crazy about heights enjoy the view from father back. The top boasts flags for local sports teams, holidays, and area-wide events.
- Space Needle aerial footage (4:03)
- Space Needle animated tour and construction details (7:44)
- Space Needle history with vintage footage (14:15)
- Space Needle 2017-2018 renovation from CBS (5:39)
- Space Needle 2017-2018 renovation from King 5 (8:52)
- Space Needle tour re-opening tour 2018 from King 5 (4:14)
- Space Needle floating glass benches interviews at 520 feet (4:29)
- Space Needle Opens Revolving Glass Floor (1:08)
Washington Park Arboretum video tour
A favorite FREE activity in the city is the Washington Park Arboretum, locally referred to as the Seattle Arboretum. Operated by the University of Washington with 230 acres, there’s plenty to explore here. Local favorites like rhododendrons, cherry blossoms, and azaleas delight visitors with flowers in the spring. The hundreds of beautiful trees provide plenty of shade in the summer for a relaxing spot to cool off on a hot day and a stunning location to see fall colors later on in the year. Small ponds feature turtles, fish, and ducks and a raised gazebo area offers beautiful views of the Seattle area.