During one of the numerous gold rushes that swept over the North American continent, Seattle was given its initial burst of life as a result. Before before, it was a sleepy lumber town, and before that, it was inhabited by Native Americans for at least 4,000 years. Since then, the city has grown rapidly, with modern constructions encroaching on parts of the older districts. Tours that focus on the city's lesser-known neighborhoods are an excellent opportunity to get a better understanding of what it's like to live in Seattle.

The Underground Tour of Bill Speidel

Great Seattle Fire of 1889 destroyed the entire commercial center of downtown Seattle. The new city was constructed on top of the old, and some of the ruins may be explored on this fascinating and interesting 75-minute walking tour. The tunnels under Pioneer Square and Doc driving directions Maynard's Public House are two of the most notable attractions found underground. During the summer months, there are an additional number of tours scheduled on the hour from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. everyday. For as little as $22.

Tour of the Underground History of New York City

This hour-long history-focused tour is another gateway to Seattle's paved-over past. Three tunnels and four blocks under the existing Pioneer Square are explored during the tour's subterranean section. Learn everything about the history of Seattle, including how it was founded, how it was destroyed, and how it was resurrected. During the year, this excursion is offered around seven times a day. Starting at $30 per person.

Donut Tour in Seattle's Underground Scene

It's hard to imagine anybody else in Seattle offering a trip like the Underground Donut Tour, which is both physically above ground and symbolically unusual in that it's the only one of its kind in town. You'll visit four top-notch doughnut shops, where you'll get a taste at each location. To get a taste of Seattle's greatest restaurants, this two-hour trip includes stops at Pike Place Market. Guests should expect to pay $40 per person.