The List of Things to Do in or around Seattle
The world is fun, and here’s a big fat list to prove it. Below, you’ll find our roundup of some of our favorite things to do in and around Seattle.
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Walk around Greenlake
Go to Discovery Park
Explore Ape Cave
The Greenhouse Conservatory within Volunteer Park
Pike Street Pocket Park
Visit Ruby Beach
Cal Anderson Park
Kayak from Orcas Island around the San Juans
Bhy Kracke Park
Deception Pass State Park
Fort Worden State Park
Fort Flagger State Park
Lime Kiln Point State Park
Sun Lakes State Park
See the Washington Hoh Rain Forest
Fremont Peak Park
Golden Gardens Park
Gas Works Park | A Day at Gas Works
Klondike Goldrush National Park
Ballard Commons Park
Bergen Place Park
Washington Park Arboretum
Woodland Park Zoo
Drive over the mountains to Leavenworth.
See Roslyn, Washington aka Cecily, Alaska.
See Cape Flattery
Go to Ocean Shores
Walk across Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Outback Kangaroo Farm
Go see the horse races at Emerald Downs
Stay in the Interrorem Cabin
Go to Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort
The Whale Museum
Visit the Ice Caves near Trout Lake
Ride a Victoria Clipper
Spend a weekend exploring the Long Beach Peninsula.
Go to the Olympic National Forest.
Find Hot Springs.
Drive up Paradise at Mt. Rainier.
Drive up Sunrise at Mt. Rainier.
Naval Yard at Bremerton.
Ferry to Bremerton.
Ferry to Winslow.
Stay in a yurt
See Lake Chelan
Mt. St. Helens
Museums and tours:
Museum of Flight.
See The Flying Heritage Collection
Underground Seattle Tour
Visit the Center for Wooden Boats
Pacific Science Center
Experience Music Project
Museum of History and Industry
Visit the Vintage Motorcycle Museum
Science Fiction Museum
Seattle Art Museum
Olympic Sculpture Park
Nordic Heritage Museum
Frye Art Museum
Asian Art Museum
Bellevue Art Museum
Culture and entertainment:
First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square.
The Fremont Art Walk
Sasquatch Music Festival
2nd Saturday Art Walk
Check out an event at Fremont Studios
Hugo House or Cap Hill Art’s Center for a play.
Ross Lake Resort
Staycation at the Ace Hotel
Stay at Hotel Max and order from their pillow menu
Visit Greenwood Space Travel Supply Company
I Heart Rummage
The Fremont Fair
Take an Argosy Cruise
Find Troll Haven
Find the graves of Bruce and Brandon Lee
Find the grave of Jimi Hendrix
Ride the Monorail – Seattle
Eat at Dick’s Drive In
Explore Pike Place Market
Seattle Downtown Public Library
Ballard Sunday Farmer’s Market
Find the bench behind St. Mark’s Cathedral
See the Georgetown Hat & Boots at Oxbow Park
Take a 1 Day Relocation Cruise
See Dick & Jane’s Spot
Archie McPhee’s photo booth.
Elliot Bay Books for a book reading.
Easy Street Records for a free in store show.
Find One Square Inch of Silence
Teapot Dome Service Station
Ride the Elliot Bay Water Taxi
Find Kurt Cobain’s favorite park bench on Lake Washington.
Visit the Georgetown Trailer Park
Find the Gum Wall in Post Alley
Fly Kenmore Air
Tour Safeco Field
Fremont Sunday Market
Seafair Pirates Landing
Find the Fremont Troll
Eats and drinks:
Eat at Ivar’s Captain’s Table (Waterfront)
Eat at the Pink Door
Joe Bar coffee house for crepes.
Brouwer’s for Belgian Ales.
Eat breakfast at Beth’s Cafe
Ballard Seafood Festival
Cocktails on the top floor of the downtown Hilton
Check out the distillery at Sound Spirits
The tasting menu at Purple.
Wine tasting in Woodinville.
Swedish Pancake Breakfast at the Swedish Center
Order the Andy Warhol at The Hideout.
Enjoy an afternoon with kayaking & drinks at Agua Verde
Dinner, drinks and sunset at Maximilien-in-the-Market
Spend a Wednesday at Portalis Wine Shop & Wine Bar
Get poutine and a pitcher of beer from Smith
Taste-test Seattle’s cupcakes
The Ice Cream Cruise!
Savor Seattle Food Tour
Theo Chocolate Tour
Eat at Paseo and Un Bien
Uwajimaya Asian market
Smith Tower Observation Deck
Columbia Tower Observation Room
The Water Tower Observatory