With Seattle's cruise ports located close to the thriving downtown zone, passengers will disembark to quickly find a wealth of possible activities available at their fingertips. Thanks to the natural beauty surrounding this city that sits on the edge of Elliott Bay, visitors can stay close to the water for an abundance of enjoyable activities that range from wandering the piers and exploring the aquarium to visiting the Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park. Other activities cover the gamut of interests at destinations like Pike Place Market, the Experience Music Project museum and the Underground Tour, among many others.
Cruise passengers can either walk directly from the cruise port to nearby activities, or they can hop on a bus (or in a taxi) for a quick ride to their destination. One of the cruise ports pulls in close to Discovery Park, a 534-acre natural area park operated by the Seattle Parks and Recreation. (This is also Seattle's largest city park in Seattle, and it occupies most of the former Fort Lawton site.) If visitors have longer amounts of time to dedicate to exploring the surrounding region, they will be happy to hear that downtown ferry ports grant access to desirable destinations like Bainbridge Island or Alki Beach in West Seattle.