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Guide: 5 essential Seattle tours for your inner explorer

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We all know Seattle has blown up bigtime between people relocating for work, tourism, and that breezy ocean air. Whatever brought you here, with an influx in new pals it means we have a ton of tours available! You might as well take advantage of some of these cool experiences and be a tourist in your own city.

Here are 5 of our top picks for essential Seattle tours.

Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour

A real oldie but a goodie, this tour has been happening since 1965. It’s the only official way to access the interconnecting tunnels of the remains of Seattle’s world-famous Underground. This 75-minute guided walking tour begins beneath Doc Maynard’s Public House, then spills into historic Pioneer Square, Seattle’s birthplace, before plunging underground for an exclusive, time capsule view of the buried city. It’s seriously not to be missed!

When: Tours daily
Where: 614 1st Avenue
Cost: $22 for adults

Chocolate Indulgence Tour 

What’s not to love about chocolate? From Savor Seattle Food Tours, the Chocolate Indulgence Tour is a 2-hour walking tour of Seattle’s best chocolate. Duh, it includes tastings. Alongside satisfying your sweet tooth, you can expect a leisurely stroll along the streets of Seattle as you learn about the city’s gourmet past and present.

When: Friday through Sunday
Where: 1st Ave & Union Street
Cost: $52.99 and up

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Hot Tub Boat Rental

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This ‘tour’ sure is unique! First of all, you’ll be your own guide. Secondly, you’ll be piloting a hot tub around Lake Union. Yes, you read that right, hot tub boats exist and are waiting for you to rent them. What a time to be alive!

When: Trips daily 2, 3 or 4-hour time slots
Where: 2520 Westlake Avenue N
Cost: 2 hours – $350, additional hour(s) – $100

Pioneer Square Ghost Tour 

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Alexa, play ‘spooky scary skeletons’. This tour is sure to knock your socks off with some scary facts about Seattle’s departed! This 90-minute walking tour takes you through Seattle’s oldest neighborhood, with locations including the Pioneer Square Hotel, the Smith Tower, and Merchant’s Cafe and Saloon, Seattle’s oldest restaurant.

When: Thursday – Monday year round
Where: 102 Cherry Street
Cost: $18

Ride the Ducks

Ride the Duck is another especially unique ways to see Seattle, and it may be your only chance to ride in an amphibious vehicle. That’s right, this tour takes place on both water and land! The tour lasts 90 minutes and equates to about one hour on land and about half an hour in the water.

When: Thursday – Monday year round
Where: 516 Broad Street
Cost: $38 for adults

Hopefully this list gives you some ideas of how to re-explore your city or entertain your visiting friends! Have fun out there.

Happy exploring Seattle!

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