Jonathon Borofsky's "Standing Man" stands at 48 feet tall. Seattle Art Museum.

Downtown, Pike Place & Waterfront

Downtown Seattle is a standard (except with more hills) American amalgam of boxy skyscrapers and brand-name shopping opportunities that’s given welcome oomph by Pike Place Market, the city’s heart, soul and number-one must-see sight. The waterfront is home to kitschy tourist attractions and incredible Puget Sound views.


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