West Seattle Tour: Explore Iconic City Skyline
4 Ratings
Discover the hidden gem of West Seattle and its iconic city skyline. Explore beaches, charming shops, and breathtaking views of Bainbridge Island and the Olympic Mountains. Join a personalized tour with a local guide and capture Instagram-worthy photos!
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • West Seattle Junction - The heart of West Seattle’s urban side, we will visit fantastic local shops, stop for coffee and cupcakes, then visit the best record store in the city where Pearl Jam once played (some members still live in West Seattle!).
  • Lincoln Park - We will visit a fantastic driftwood-strewn beach and learn about wildlife.
  • Schmitz Park - This park is relatively unknown even to many residents, and holds one of only 2 stands of old growth trees left in Seattle. It’s stunning! The trail is a little primitive, and often muddy, but worth the short trek to see giant mossy trees!
  • Alki Beach - This fun beach is full of interesting people watching, snacks, beverage choices and incredible views of Bainbridge Island and the Olympic Mountains! On the way back to downtown, we will have the most iconic views of the skyline, perfect photo opportunities all through this tour!
What's Included
  • Bottled water included
  • Tea and coffee provided
Additional Information

When you glance westwards from the heart of Seattle and Pike Place Market, you witness West Seattle - a spit of land with its own charm. Unexpectedly, one can find beaches and quaint stores by the shore in West Seattle, offering vistas of Bainbridge Island and the Olympic Mountains. It houses the city’s finest record store where Pearl Jam once performed and a remnant of Seattle’s ancient forest. West Seattle has a distinct aura, featuring the city’s iconic skyline view from ‘the west side’, perfect for enviable snaps! These are the spots I opt to show my loved ones when they come for a visit. I keep the tour size small, limited to 3 visitors, ensuring a personalized ‘best of Seattle’ experience that delves into a side of the city often overlooked by tourists. Join me, a local resident of 30 years! For a private version of this tour (for 1 to 4 individuals), reach out via call or text.

Cherry Street Coffee House
1st Avenue
Corner of 1st Ave and Cherry St in historic Pioneer Square. We will meet inside the coffee shop, look for my Seattle Under the Radar Tours sign. Parking is limited and expensive nearby, consider taking Lyft/Uber or public transit if possible. The Pioneer Square Light Rail Station is 2 blocks away.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Apr 10, 2024
Fun times with J&L - Lynn is a cool chick who knows her history and ways around town, which restaurants are overrated and little local places that have the best food! Knows where the best views and stops are. I’d love to go on another tour with her on our next trip to Seattle! Very flexible too! Thanks, Lynn!
Review provided by Viator
Aug 22, 2023
Bucket List Tour - The best tour of our trip because of Lynn. She texted her pic before the tour so we started out with comfort. She asked about us to customize our experience. It was the perfect start because I really wanted to see grunge-related places and she was excited to exceed my expectations. Lynn is super smart and shared knowledge that was relevant and interesting. I loved every stop including the quick stops for fantastic pics. Easy Street Records was a must-do and she pointed out so many more cool things that I would have missed. She allowed time for my purchases and for an ice cream. We had a yummy snack at Lincoln Park and we ended the day strolling in Alki Beach. Highly recommend Lynn and this tour.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Sep 4, 2019
THE BEST Neighborhood Tour - BY FAR - When I initially met up with owner/guide Lynn Curtis, I didn't know what to expect, but man, did I get the best shock ever. We met at a local coffee shop and I was able to sample some of Seattle's best kept secret. Starbucks isn't the only good coffee. My cappuccino with a shot a hazelnut was not over frothy, but perfect, smooth and delicious. After a few minutes of chit-chat, Lynn took me on a worldwide tour of West Seattle. I learned so much and her time and attention to detail is the absolute best. Lynn is passionate about Seattle and it comes through again and again with each tidbit of information she shares with you. When I told her that I am looking to possibly move to Seattle in a few years, she offered a ton of suggestions and I knew that I had to return, just to sign up for more of her tours. And just when I thought it was over, she took me to this fabulous Seattle based chocolatier, where all of my will power went out the window and I loaded up on the good stuff. After a day with Lynn, you will come to truly love and embrace the city of Seattle. Hopping on a bus with other strangers is not a bad idea. I did it, however, if you want an up close and personal, intimate touch, then I strongly encourage you to check out Lynn Curtis. I know that I will reach out to her again!!!!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jun 22, 2019
Secret Gems in Seattle that Only the Locals Know - If you want something totally unique and offers a real understanding of Seattle, its people and all the funkiness that makes this city so cool ~ take this tour! Lynn is knowledgeable, funny and knows the best off beat places around town. Had a great time learning about West Seattle, Alki Beach and Georgetown. Met many local merchants and biz owners, sampled great food and avoided the tourist traps. You will NOT be disappointed in your tour. Plan on returning to Seattle again and will schedule another tour with Seattle Under the Radar Tours.
Review provided by Viator
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up to 3 guests
May 2024