50 things to do in Seattle

By Rob Bruce

Seattle

Settled amidst mountains and vast waterways, Seattle is a mecca for wildlife parks and outdoor activities. As a large metropolitan city, Seattle also offers the best in dining, shopping, nightlife and theater. And, of course, there’s the coffee.

Not sure where to start? Here’s 50 things to do in the Emerald City:

  1. Visit the famous Space Needle for the most amazing views of the city.Pike’s Place Market
  2. Watch out for flying fish at Pike’s Place Market.
  3. Catch an exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum.
  4. See what’s getting grilled at “The Met.”
  5. Let your imagination take flight at the Museum of Flight.
  6. See native wildlife at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park.
  7. Experience a slice of Northwest life at the Northwest Folk Life Festival.
  8. Enjoy the sites, sounds and attractions of the Ballard District.
  9. See the world-famous Mt. Ranier National Park.
  10. Take a tour of lesser-known Seattle with a Seattle Underground Tour.
  11. See some breathtaking views at Smith Tower.
  12. Take the kids for a ride at Fun Forest Amusement Park.
  13. Take in some smooth sounds at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley.
  14. Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the Pioneer Square area.
  15. Be stunned by the beauty of the Puget Sound aboard an Argosy Cruise.
  16. See the spot where Tom Hank’s flew a kite with his onscreen son in Sleepless in Seattle at Alki Beach.
  17. Visit the Seattle China Town International District.
  18. Shop ’til you drop at Pacific Place mall.Pacific Place Mall
  19. Curl up with a good read at Elliott Bay Book Company.
  20. Look through the displays at the Museum of Glass.
  21. Hang out with the marine life at the Seattle Aquarium.
  22. Get in touch with your Nordic side at the Nordic Heritage Museum.
  23. Sip on a one-of-a-kind cocktail at The Capitol Club.
  24. Take a break from the rat race at Olympic Sculpture Park.
  25. Pay your respects to the late Bruce Lee and his son Brandon at the Lakeview Cemetery.
  26. Revel in artistic talent at the William Traver Gallery.
  27. Be impressed by the young stage prodigies at the Seattle Children’s Theatre.
  28. Grab some spectacular seafood at Ray’s Boathouse.
  29. Talk to the animals at the Woodland Park Zoo.
  30. Taste the international delights at Uwajimaya.
  31. Visit the Shops at Fisher Plaza.
  32. Explore your inner scientist at the Pacific Science Center.
  33. See a performance at the Seattle Center.
  34. Take in a show at the Seattle Repertory Theatre.
  35. Spend hours browsing antiques at Pike Place.
  36. Check out a Seattle Supersonics game at Key Arena.
  37. Let your soul be stirred by the music of the Seattle Symphony.
  38. Experience the eruption of Mt. St. Helen or a fierce shark attack at the IMAX DomeTheater.
  39. Go for the gold at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.
  40. See the ships at the Hiram M. Crittenden Locks.Ballard Locks
  41. Amuse the kids at the Children’s Museum.
  42. Take a break at the GameWorks center.
  43. Laugh yourself silly at the Jet City Improv comedy club.
  44. Meander through the many displays at Frye Art Museum.
  45. Get inspiration and feel scholarly at the stunning University of Washington Campus.
  46. Bask in the Pacific Northwest Glory of Seattle’s largest city park, Discovery Park.
  47. Experience The Way of Tea at the Japanese Tea Garden.
  48. Lose track of time at the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum.
  49. Indulge your senses at the Washington Park Arboretum.
  50. Take a tour at the Boeing Space and Flight Center.

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About the Author:

Rob Bruce Rob works out of the Dallas office for HotelsCheap. He has worked in the travel industry for 17 years, and has written articles for several travel publications. Rob is married with 5 kids. In his spare time he enjoys soccer, tennis and hiking. His favorite travel destination is Papua New Guinea. You can follow Rob on Google Plus +Rob Bruce.

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