Same great Aquarium, brand new seawall

Seawall construction map 2016

The Aquarium is open as usual, and will be throughout the entire seawall construction project. Driving routes to get here remain the same. Enjoy FREE valet parking (details below) or, as always, there’s plenty of parking at Republic Parking’s Hillclimb Court and the Pike Place Market Garage. Pedestrians can access the Aquarium via Union Street and by following the brightly colored directional signs.

Seattle Aquarium

Experience Seattle’s waterfront with FREE valet parking


Leave the parking to us when you visit Seattle’s waterfront! Now through February 28, 2016, receive FREE valet parking for up to three hours when you shop, dine or enjoy an attraction on the Seattle waterfront. Simply follow the instructions below!

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm: 

  • Download the LUXE app and create an account. You will be asked to upload a credit card, but you will not be charged parking fees.
  • Press “Request Valet” before you start your car no matter where you are. This ensures a valet is ready for your arrival.
  • You’ll see your drop-off pin is automatically set to Waterfront Park (1401 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101).
  • Your blue-jacketed valet will be waiting to park your car when you arrive at Waterfront Park.
  • Visit a participating Seattle waterfront business and obtain a parking voucher.
  • When you need your car back, you can:
    • 1. Schedule a return time through the LUXE app and we’ll have you car waiting for you at the destination and time you specified OR
    • 2. Request a return on-demand (please allow 25 minutes for return).
  • Hand the Seattle waterfront parking voucher to the valet.
  • For more information go to LUXE FAQ.

Monday-Friday, 5-10pm and Saturday-Sunday, 5pm-midnight:

  • Pull up to Pier 56 at University Street and stop at the valet sign; your valet in a black jacket will meet you.
  • Your car will be parked on-site during your visit to the waterfront.
  • Visit a participating Seattle waterfront business and obtain a parking voucher.
  • When you need your car back, return to the valet station.
  • Hand the Seattle waterfront parking voucher to the valet and you'll receive up to 3 hours of free parking.

For a complete list of participating business, click here.

 

Additional parking and transportation information

  • Rates at the two closest garages, Republic Parking’s Hillclimb Court and the Pike Place Public Market Garage, have been reduced to $3/hour for a maximum of 4 hours.
  • City of Seattle metered parking is still available along Alaskan Way for the time being at a rate of $4/hour for a maximum of 4 hours.
  • For information about additional parking, visit DowntownSeattleParking.com. You can also visit Seattle.gov/transportation/epark for real-time parking information.
  • Metro routes 16, 66X and 99, which used to run along Alaskan Way, will now run along First Avenue. Visit metro.kingcounty.gov for maps, schedules and details.
  • Pedestrian access map.
  • Bus loading map.
  • We’ll also update our website with more information as the seawall project progresses. For general information about project, visit WaterfrontSeattle.org.

*Note: Information subject to change. Updates to be provided as needed.

Latest news and documents on the Seattle waterfront

On March 5, 2014, lead designer James Corner shared an update on the waterfront 2020 design progress. View the presentation here.

For the latest information on the seawall construction project, visit WaterfrontSeattle.org/construction.