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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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Outdoorsy fun:

Walk around Greenlake
Go to Discovery Park
Woodland Park
Explore Ape Cave
Wallace Falls
Snoqualmie Falls
The Greenhouse Conservatory within Volunteer Park
Richmond Beach
Pike Street Pocket Park
Visit Ruby Beach
Cal Anderson Park
Kayak from Orcas Island around the San Juans
Mount Si
Bhy Kracke Park
Ebey’s Landing
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
Puget Sound
Carkeek Park
Ravenna Park
Interlaken Park
Bloedel Reserve
Volunteer Park
Gas Works Park  |  A Day at Gas Works
Klondike Goldrush National Park
Waterfall Garden
Ballard Commons Park
Bergen Place Park
Marvin’s Garden
Washington Park Arboretum
Woodland Park Zoo
Sunset Park
Kerry Park


Nearby Seattle:

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
Marymere Falls
Stay in the Interrorem Cabin
Go to Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort
The Whale Museum
Visit the Ice Caves near Trout Lake
Port Townsend
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
Bainbridge Island
Mercer Island
Lake Sammamish
Mt. St. Helens


Museums and tours:

Museum of Flight.
Boeing Tour.
See The Flying Heritage Collection
Underground Seattle Tour
Visit the Center for Wooden Boats
Pacific Science Center
Seattle Aquarium
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
Central Cinema
Hugo House or Cap Hill Art’s Center for a play.


So Seattle:

Ross Lake Resort
The Soundgarden
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
Stonehenge Replica
Take an Argosy Cruise
Find Troll Haven
Find the graves of Bruce and Brandon Lee
Find the grave of Jimi Hendrix
Space Needle
Ride the Monorail – Seattle
Eat at Dick’s Drive In
Explore Pike Place Market
Solstice Parade
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
Ballard Locks
Ballard Fishladder
International District


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


Amazing views:

Smith Tower Observation Deck
Columbia Tower Observation Room
The Water Tower Observatory