Are you planning to take your partner out on a romantic date in Seattle?

There are many things to do but what’s going to give the best impression? 

Seattle is bursting with culture, scenery, sports and live music so it can be difficult to choose that one idea to show your love!

Fortunately, the seaport city has lots of great activities for couples and we’ve searched the whole city to come up with the best ideas.

Check out our list of 28 romantic things to do in Seattle for couples.

1. Seattle Seaplane Flight

Fly high above the sky on a Seattle seaplane flight. 

This intimate activity for two will show you the best of Seattle in just 20 minutes.

You and your partner will have a front row seat as you fly over iconic sites such as the Space Needle.

You’ll also get a peek at Lake Union, the city’s professional sports stadiums, and the downtown skyline.

As seaplanes do, the plane will take off from the water.

The stunning Mt Rainier will be your backdrop throughout the entire romantic flight.

Tour details

  • Duration: 20 minutes 
  • Departure Point: 950 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA
  • Inclusions: Professional pilot, recorded narration

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2. Hot Air Balloon Flight

There is nowhere better in the United States for a hot air balloon ride.

Balloons launch from nearby Snohomish, Washington.

You’ll slowly rise up, up, and away surrounded by nothing but rolling hills and snow-capped mountains.

The panoramic views around you will be sure to take your breath away.

All flights are private and include snacks and the pilot.

Both a sunset and a sunrise flight are available to couples, depending on your preference.

If you’re after real romance, a balloon ride is one of the best ideas.

Tour details

  • Duration: 3 hours 
  • Departure Point: 9900 Airport Way, Snohomish, WA
  • Inclusions: Hot air balloon tour, pilot, snacks

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3. Seattle Harbour Cruise

Getting out on the water is a must while in Seattle.

This cruise tour will have you gliding along the city’s many waterways.

Throughout the course of the 2.5 hour tour, you will travel through Lake Union, Ballard Locks, Puget Sound, and Elliott Bay.

Highlights include exploring the city’s locks system and Puget Sound where you’ll be treated to unparalleled views of Seattle’s unique skyline andMount Rainier.

Along the way, there will be live commentary on board.

A bus will provide round trip transportation to and from Pier 55.

Tour details

  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Departure Point: Pier 55, 1101 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA
  • Departure Times: 12:45 pm
  • Inclusions: Round-trip boat and bus package, live commentary, fees and taxes

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4. Puget Sound Sailing Adventure

Want a private tour of Puget Sound?

Sounds like the perfect activity for couples!

This romantic sailboat tour will take you out on the ocean.

Feel the ocean breeze through your hair and keep your eyes peeled for all kinds of wildlife.

You’ll also have the best view in the house when it comes to Seattle’s downtown skyline.

This Puget Sound Sailing Adventure is also available in larger groups if you would prefer to be surrounded by your fellow travellers.

Tour details

  • Duration: 3 hours 
  • Departure Point: Shilshole Bay Marina, Seattle, WA
  • Departure Times: 2:00 pm or 6:00 pm
  • Inclusions: Local guide, life jackets

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5. Orca Whale Watching from Friday Harbor

Seattle is the place to see orca whales in their natural habitat.

These stunning creatures consider Seattle’s water their own personal playground.

That is why all couples should go on an Orca Whale Watching tour while in the city.

Tours leave out of Friday Harbor, which is largely considered the best spot for orca spotting.

You’ll travel all around San Juan Island, which will allow you to see another part of the state.

The boat you’ll be on is state-of-the-art with heated cabins.

Tour details

  • Duration: 4 hours 
  • Departure Point: Friday Harbor, Washington
  • Departure Times: 1:30 pm, 12:00 pm, and 5:30 pm
  • Inclusions: Whale watching cruise, taxes

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6. Seattle Underground Pathways

Did you know that there is a whole underground city below Seattle?

On this 1 hour walking tour, you’ll explore the city’s original neighborhood.

The tours begin beneath Pioneer Square where you’ll walk on a street that dates back to the 1890s.

Tours will be split up into small groups so you can have the best experience possible.

As you make your way through this “secret” city, you’ll learn all about the history of Seattle in the 19th and 20th centuries.

You’ll be in awe as you witness how much the city has been transformed over the years.

Tour details

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Departure Point: 102 Cherry St, Seattle, WA 
  • Inclusions: Professional guide

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7. Explore Fremont District

Seattle’s Fremont District is famous for being the bohemian part of town.

Today, it is home to a variety of hip bars and shops.

But it’s also known for its many sculptures.

On this walking tour, you’ll learn everything there is to know about this quirky Seattle neighborhod.

You’ll see all kinds of art and be able to stop for photos.

And you’ll have plenty of time to stroll through the shops or stop for a coffee before the tour wraps up. 

Tour details

  • Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Departure Point: 711 N 34th St, Seattle, WA
  • Departure Times: 11:00 am or 1:00 pm
  • Inclusions: All activities 

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8. Seattle’s Ghost Tours

If you and your partner love a good scare, then a Seattle ghost tour is for you!

This city is one of the oldest along the west coast.

That means that there are plenty of spooky sites and stories to go with them.

Alleged haunted locations include Pioneer Square Hotel, the Smith Tower, and Merchant’s Cafe and Saloon.

Ghost tours will take you on a tour of these sites.

Professional guides will tell you eerie tales of the city’s former residents along the way.

Inclusions for most tours

  • Entry fees
  • Local guide

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9. Ride on a Segway

Explore Seattle by segway!

This 2 hour segway tour is perfect for couples looking for a unique way to see the city.

This guided tour will take you everywhere, including Sculpture Park, the City Center, and the Space Needle.

You’ll also make your way through Pike Place Market.

At the end of the tour, your will finish up in the downtown core and the International District.

Tours are twice a day and include a brief instruction session.

Tour details

  • Duration: 2 hours 
  • Departure Point: S55 Spring Street, Seattle, WA 
  • Departure Times: 11:30 am or 5:00 pm
  • Inclusions: Local guide, use of helmet, taxes

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10. West Seattle Electric Bike Tour

Travel around West Seattle by e-bike!

This new and fun mode of transportation is one of the best ways to see the city.

On this tour, you and your partner will hop on Rad Electric Bicycles.

Your tour begins with a ride along the scenic Port of Seattle.

Follow the port and you’ll end up in West Seattle, the city’s own little beach town.

Views of the city skyline are unbeatable from this locale.

And you might even see some sea lions in Duwamish River along the way!

Tour details

  • Duration: 3 hours 
  • Departure Point: 11 Vine St, Seattle, WA
  • Departure Times: 1:00 pm
  • Inclusions: All taxes and fees, professional guide, bottled water, all equipment, ferry ticket

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11. Snoqualmie Falls and Seattle Winery

Calling all wine and nature lovers!

This is the tour for you.

This Snoqualmie Falls and Seattle Winery Tour will take you to one of the most beautiful natural sites in Seattle.

As you first make your way to the Snoqualmie River Valley, you’ll pass by rolling hills, horse ranches, and flower farms.

The falls themselves are sure to mesmerize, standing 270 feet tall.

The next part of the tour will have you tasting wines at Chateau Ste. Michelle, as well as at another boutique winery.

Tour details

  • Duration: 6 hours 
  • Departure Times: 10:30 am
  • Inclusions: Hotel pick up and drop off

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12. Fishermen’s Terminal Brewery

Fisherman’s Terminal is the home of many of Seattle’s top breweries.

On this brewery tour, you’ll get to visit these sites and even try some beer for yourself.

Each brewery offers traditional style beers and will teach you all about the brewing process.

You’ll also learn about the history of each location.

Tours begin at Urban Family Brewing Co. and will take you to Figurehead Brewing Co., Rooftop Brewing Co., and more.

Beer tastings are included!

Tour details

  • Duration: 3 hours 
  • Departure Point: Urban Family Brewing Co
  • Departure Times: 4:00 pm
  • Inclusions: Beverages and local guide

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13. Pike Place Market Walking & Food Tasting

No trip to Seattle is complete without visiting Pike Place Market.

This is an ideal spot for couples to spend an afternoon, strolling through stalls and sampling food.

The best way to explore this landmark is by walking tour.

There are specific tours just for Pike Place Market that will guide you through the bustling marketplace.

You’ll also learn all about the history of the market.

Guides will even offer cooking ideas and buying tips that only the locals know. 

Tour details

  • Duration: 2 hours 
  • Departure Point: Unexpected Productions Improv, 1428 Post Alley, Seattle, WA
  • Inclusions: Food and drink tastings, entry fees

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14. Chocolate Walking Tour

If you’re a couple of chocaholics, then this is the Seattle tour for you.

This exclusive chocolate tour will show you the sweet side of Seattle – literally!

Your professional guide will take you to some of the best confectioners and chocolate makers in the whole city.

The walking tour is 2 hours in length and through the course of it, you’ll learn how chocolate is made.

You’ll also get to sample all kinds of tasty treats, from truffles and cupcakes to ice cream.

Lastly, dig into a local favorite – Tom Douglas’ famous Triple Coconut Cream Pie.

Tour details

  • Duration: 2 hours 
  • Departure Point: Stonegate, central York
  • Departure Times: 11:00 am or 2:00 pm
  • Inclusions: All taxes and fees, professional guide, entry fees

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15. Seattle Donut Tour

You don’t have to be Homer Simpson to appreciate a good donut.

And luckily, Seattle is filled with top-notch gourmet donut treats.

On this Seattle Donut Tour, you’ll explore the city’s most famous donut shops.

This underground tour is for anyone with a sweet tooth.

A curated sample of donuts will be available at each location you visit.

Each tour includes popular joints, such as Top Pot Doughnuts, Tempesta Coffee & Donuts, Dahlia Bakery, and Daily Dozen Doughnuts.

Tour details

  • Duration: 2 hours 
  • Departure Point: 2124 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 
  • Departure Times: 9:00 am or 12:00 pm
  • Inclusions: Donuts and entry fees

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16. Whiskey and Cheese Experience

If sweets aren’t your favorite, then perhaps whiskey and cheese is more your speed.

This whiskey and cheese experience is the ideal romantic activity for couples visiting Seattle.

Throughout the course of the 2 hour experience, you’ll attend a majorly elevated wine and cheese party.

Two local favorites – Gilbert’s Cheese Experience and Woodinville Whiskey Co. – teamed up to offer this once in a lifetime pop up event to travelers.

You’ll taste handmade artisanal cheeses, which will be paired with all kinds of different whiskeys.

Expect to taste bourbon, rye, and port-finished whiskey.

Details

  • Duration: 2 hours 
  • Departure Point: Cedar & Spokes Coffee, 2125 Western Ave #100, Seattle, WA
  • Departure Times: 5:00 pm
  • Inclusions: Snacks and alcoholic beverages

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17. Space Needle

The Space Needle is hands down the most iconic building in all of Seattle.

That is why all couples should definitely plan a trip to it while in this Northwest city.

The Space Needle stands 605 feet above Seattle, meaning you can spot it from almost anywhere in the city.

In fact, it is the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River.

Given its height, you can bet the view from the top is nothing short of magnificent.

An elevator will zip you up to the top, where you’ll be in awe of the skyline down below.

Inclusions for most tours

  • Entry fees
  • Transportation

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18. Seattle Great Wheel

Seattle’s Great Wheel is ideally suited for couples looking for an intimate activity.

Relax while getting acquainted with the city on the Great Wheel.

This is a good spot to visit shortly after you arrive so you can really get yourself situated.

This wheel is one of the biggest ferris wheels in the United States.

Gondola pods are enclosed and at its peak, the wheel stands 175 feet tall.

If you’re looking for the perfect romantic place to pop the question to your partner, this might be it!

Inclusions for most tours

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entry fees

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19. The Legends of Smith Tower

Smith Tower is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful skyscrapers in the city of Seattle.

It is also the city’s oldest, dating back to 1914.

It is 38 storeys high and located in the popular area of Pioneer Square.

When it was first completed, it was one of the tallest skyscrapers outside of New York City.

A visit to the tower will teach you all about its history and the history of the city.

But the best part will surely be the 360 degree views from the observation deck at the top.

Details

  • Address: 506 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA
  • Opening hours: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm Sunday to Thursday; 10:00 am to 12:00 am Friday and Saturday

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20. Sky View Observatory

Sky View Observatory is the place to be and be seen in Seattle.

This observatory is located on the 73rd floor.

On arrival, couples will be treated to incredible views of the city skyline.

But you’ll also be able to see even farther, out to the gorgeous mountains.

Specifically, your panoramic view will include Mt. Rainier, Bellevue, the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Baker, and the Space Needle.

After you’ve taken in the sites, relax and enjoy a beer or glass of wine at the on-site cafe.

Details

  • Address: 700 4th Ave 73rd floor, Seattle, WA
  • Opening hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm daily

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21. Woodland Park Zoo

If you love adorable animals, then a trip to Woodland Park Zoo is a must!

Unlike your typical zoo, this site is actually a zoological garden.

It is open year round and has all sorts of animals from around the world.

Grizzly bears, flamingoes, red pandas, tigers, penguins, and gorillas are just a few of the creatures you can expect to see.

In addition to the majestic animals, you’ll love the stunning botanical setting.

Expect to see all types of beautiful flora as you make your way around the zoo.

Details

  • Address: 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA
  • Opening hours: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm daily

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22. Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park is simply breathtaking.

All adventurous couples looking to get out in nature should definitely check out this beautiful park.

Luckily, there are lots of tours available that will take you right there.

Whether you’re looking to explore the Pacific Northwest rainforest or go on a guided hike, there is something to suit everyone.

The park itself spans 1,400 square miles and is home to tide pools, glacial lakes, and scenic meadows.

Hiking, camping, fishing, and trail running are all popular activities here.

Inclusions for most tours

  • Bottled water
  • Entry fees
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Taxes and fees

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23. Alki Beach

When in Seattle, go to the beach!

If you’re looking for a spot to just unwind and take in Seattle’s natural beauty with your partner, visit Alki Beach.

This beach is the rugged Pacific Northwest coastline at its best.

It also happens to be the site of the kite flying scene from Sleepless in Seattle.

Plenty of tours visit this picturesque beach, so there are lots of ways to get there.

Alternatively, you can take your partner there yourself and enjoy a romantic walk along the water.

Amenities include public restrooms, picnic areas, bathhouses, and even an art studio.

Inclusions for most tours

  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Coffee or tea

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24. Kerry Park

For an intimate spot away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Kerry Park is for you.

This park boasts some of the best views of Seattle.

You’ll be treated to the perfect vantage point overlooking the Space Needle and even Mt. Rainier.

How does the park have such a great view, you might be wondering?

It is located on the top of Queen Anne Hill.

This is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike – especially at sunset, the most romantic time to snap a few photos!

Inclusions for most tours

  • Professional guide
  • Taxes and fees
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entry fees

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25. Seattle Aquarium

It’s no surprise that Seattle is renowned for its wildlife.

So why not experience it for yourself at the Seattle Aquarium.

This top-notch aquarium is surrounded by water, located on Pier 59.

The Pacific Octopus is a big attraction, as well as the playful sea otters.

There is also a 120,000 gallon tank that you could spend hours marveling at.

Be sure not to miss the touch tanks or daily feeding demonstrations.

Inclusions for most tours

  • Taxes and fees
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entry fees

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26. Museum of Pop Culture

The Museum of Pop Culture, otherwise known as MoPop, is one of the coolest museums in Seattle.

It was founded by Microsoft’s Paul Allen in 2000 and since then, has been an integral part of the city’s culture.

The museum is dedicated to all things rock and roll.

Inside, you’ll find collections of memorabilia from some of the greatest rock artists of all time.

One thing’s for sure – you won’t be able to walk by without taking note of the building.

It was designed by Frank Gehry and is shaped like a jellyfish.

MoPop is conveniently located right next to the Seattle Space Needle.

Inclusions for most tours

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation
  • Entry fees

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27. Pacific Science Center

Math, science, and technology unite at the Pacific Science Center.

This fascinating non-profit public institution is a great spot for all couples to stroll around – especially on a rainy day.

Learn all about the universe, biodiversity, and space exploration.

You can expect to find an interactive butterfly house, a planetarium, and a fun Puzzle Palooza exhibition.

There is also an IMAX theater in the center that shows movies throughout the day.

Fun fact: The Pacific Science Center building was designed by architect Minoru Yamasaki, who also designed the World Trade Center in NYC.

Inclusions for most tours

  • Bottled water
  • Entry fees
  • Taxes

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28. Seattle Photography Session

What better way to commemorate your trip to Seattle than with a romantic photography session?

Private photography sessions will take you to the best spots in the city.

There, you and your partner will be able to take romantic photos.

Sessions range in time from just 30 minutes to several hours.

During the course of your session, a professional photographer will guide you on the best poses so that you get the best possible pics.

At the end of the session, you’ll be given digital access to the photos which you can then have framed or give to friends and family when you return home.

Inclusions for most sessions

  • Private photo shoot
  • Local photographer
  • Online gallery of photos
  • Taxes and fees

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From visiting Alki Beach at sunset to scheduling a private photography session, there are plenty of romantic activities suitable for couples. 

We hope this list has inspired you and your partner on your upcoming trip to Seattle.

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emily
Emily is a freelance writer from Canada and it was during her time studying History that she became interested in travel. Countries I've visited include the United States, Mexico, the Cayman Islands, New Zealand, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.