Explore Seattle through Spouse and Guest Tours

Pike Place Market
October 21, 2013

There's plenty to keep spouses and guests entertained at the Congress of Cities in Seattle from November 13 -16. Take advantage of your time in Seattle by joining us for one of these affordable tours of some of the city's best attractions.

To meet the overwhelming demand, the Seattle Host Committee has added several tours. These tours are sure to sell out, so act fast! Click here to register.

Join us for a Walking Tour of Pike Place Market, the oldest continually operated farmer’s market in the U.S. It’s the most popular tourist attraction in Washington, and is called by locals the “Soul of Seattle.” This historic market opened in 1907 and is visited by more than 10 million people per year. At the Market you can browse local produce, as well as the works of local artists and vendors. You can even witness the famous Pike Place fishmongers’ fish tossing. The market is a hallmark of Seattle culture and is a highly recommended sight to see. Tours are available on Thursday, November 14 or Friday, November 15 at 10:00 am.

Western Washington is wine country! Washington State is the second largest premium wine producer in the country, with over 750 wineries producing world-class wine. Attend the Woodinville Wine Tour to see Washington’s vineyards and sample their delicious wares.  A mere 20 minutes from Seattle are three separate wineries- Columbia Winery, Mark Ryan Winery, and Isenhower Cellars. Guests will receive a tour and tasting. Tour is available on Thursday, November 14, at 1:00 pm.

Seattle is also home to a booming chocolate industry, so join us for a Chocolate Tour of Seattle as we tour the operations and taste the creations of Theo Chocolate, the country’s only bean-to-bar organic and fair trade chocolate factory. We’ll also visit Chocolate Vitale, the producer of the perfect cup of hot “drinking chocolate.” Attendees will learn about the chocolate making process, meet some of the famous chocolatiers in the Pacific Northwest, and of course, taste, taste, taste! You will also receive a goody bag of samples to enjoy at home. The tour is available on Wednesday, November 13, at 10:00 am.

Finally, Seattle has a vibrant theater scene and is often the first stop for new productions headed to Broadway. Please join us for a trip to Seattle’s historic 5th Avenue Theatre. Opened in 1926, this theatre is the focal point of Seattle’s musical theatre community and is home to both touring productions of Broadway musicals as well as fantastic homegrown productions. It has also been called the largest and most authentic example of traditional Chinese timber architecture and decoration outside of Asia. The tour is on Thursday, November 14, at 10:00 am.

Space for these tours is limited and filling up fast. Register now

Camden Podesta is a Communications Intern for the Seattle City Council.