See Seattle Walking Tours - An Adventure You Don't Want To Miss!


In a Nutshell Daily ex Sun & holidays; start at Westlake Plaza, @ 10:00 AM, lunch break, end near start @ 3:00 PM; tour goes if ≥ 6 confirmed reservations; $20. 

Hammering Man


Hammering Man

Standing 48' tall, Hammering Man is Seattle's most recognized public artwork. Celebrating Seattle's working men and women he "hammers" daily year-round except Labor Day. 

For Visitors and Locals Alike These guided tours are an entertaining and informative introduction to the highlights of Seattle's very walkable downtown for visitors and locals alike. Enjoy history, art, architecture, and special places.

Where do we go?

City Map Hatchcover
There are 19 Map Hatchcovers in downtown Seattle. They are part of the City's % for Art Program. Each map has a "you are here" dot.

Here are a few of the highlights on the standard trek: Water Wall (start), Pilchuck Glass, Garden Walk, Union Square waterfall, historical photo gallery promenade, Seattle Central Library artworks, Smith Tower history, Northern Lights Dome Room, Transit Tunnel station artworks, Waterfall Garden Park (lunch stop), Klondike Gold Rush National Park, King Street Station, China Gate, ride on Link Light Rail, Beneroya Hall chandeliers and Hammering Man (end). The tour will include a "Mystery Stop" at one of Seattle's finest little known hidden gems. No hints, you need to take the tour to find out what it is.

Good Ideas!

Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a camera.

Article Read what a reporter from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer said after going on this tour in her article "Its Out and About Seattle."
Individual Walkers Individual Walkers
Individual walkers from "all over"
Photo: Sally & Tom Ishii of Honolulu, Hawaii
Group Walkers Private Group
Family & friends in town for a wedding
Photo: Chi-yin Pang of San Jose, CA
When? Daily except Sundays and holidays, year-round with a confirmed reservation (see Reservation Form below).
Tours start @ 10:00 am and ends @ about 3:00 pm.
Where does the tour start?
Meet in Westlake Plaza at 4th Ave. & Pine St. in the seating area outside Starbucks Coffee shop @ 10:00 AM. Please arrive about 5 minutes prior.

Your guide will be wearing a cap.

See Maps & More .... for additional advice on parking near and public transportation to Westlake Plaza.
Werstlake Center
Westlake Plaza
@ 4th Ave. & Pine St.
What's for Lunch? Weather permitting, we grab a yummy sack lunch along the way and eat outdoors picnic style by the waterfall in Waterfall Garden Park. In case of liquid sunshine, we dine inside one of Pioneer Square's historic buildings. 
Where does the tour end? The tour ends at Hammering Man (in front of the Seattle Art Museum aka SAM) @ 1st Ave. & University St. @ about 3:00 PM.

Historic Pike Place Market @ 1st Ave. & Pike St. is just two blocks from SAM. Here you can explore on your own. You may sample as-you-go from the many farmer stalls filled with fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables nestled among the vendors of fragrant and colorful fresh cut flowers. Just try to sneak by the aroma of the bakeries. Visit the original Starbucks, sample the tea-of-the-day at the Perennial Tearoom or watch the fishmongers at Pike Fish do their flying fish magic! The Market is open until 6:00 PM daily.

The walk from the Market to the tour starting point, Westlake Plaza, is just 4 blocks. From there you can board the Monorail to Seattle Center and visit the Space Needle, MoPOP - Museum of Pop Culture (formerly EMP) and Pacific Science Center among many other attractions.

Also two blocks away from SAM is the waterfront. The many waterfront you can easily walk to there include the Great Wheel, Miners Landing, the Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises, Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, Washington State Ferries (to Bainbridge Island and Bremerton) and the Bell Street Pier.   
How Much?

Payment: Cash, check or money order at the end of the tour - sorry, no credit cards.

  • Per walker $20.

  • Lunch Folks typically spend about $9 - $15.

Note: Children under 12 years of age go free and must be accompanied by an adult. Please keep in mind that these tours are geared for the interests of grownups. Children must walk on their own during the tour (no strollers or baby packs).

How to Make a Reservation

Please complete the Reservation Form to make a reservation. Tours depart when a total of six or more walkers have made confirmed reservations for a given day. You will receive a reply telling you if there are enough reservations for the tour to depart on the day you want or any other days you could go. If there are not enough walkers initially you will be notified not later than the evening before the tour day if there is a tour you may join.   

Local Walkers Call List: Individuals who live in or will be in the greater Seattle area for some period of time may request to be contacted as soon as there is a See Seattle Walking Tour that they could join. Just note in "Comments and Questions" the days and period of time that would be best for you when you make your reservation.

Private Group Tours Please complete the Reservation Form to make a reservation for private group tours. Note in "Comments and Questions" if you are interested in the standard tour described above or if you want to specify start and end times and places as well as special points of interest. Private group tours are $20 per walker, $200 minimum.  

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~ Private BSE Friends group from Mt. Vernon, WA ~
Photo: Teruyo Koshimiya of Seattle, WA
Hey, turn off your flash! :)
~ Giant Mirrors at Garden Walk ~
Photo: See Seattle
Looking down at Westlske Plaza seating area by Starbucks Coffee shop where walkers meet for See Seattle Walking Tours!