150 Epic Things To Do In Seattle

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Looking for fun things to do in Seattle? Sitting on the ocean in the Pacific northwest, Seattle’s growth has been booming over the past decade. As a leader in the tech industry, the city’s downtown has blossomed. You’ll find plenty of seafood restaurants, a thriving craft beer industry, landmarks like the Space Needle and more during your stay. Check out our list over 150 attractions you need to make a trip to see!

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Pike Place Market

Take a food and cultural tour of the Pike Place Market

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Woodinville Wine Tour

Taste excellent wine at the Woodinville Wine Tour

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Space Needle

View the entire city of Seattle at the Space Needle

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CenturyLink Field

Catch the Seattle Seahawks at the CenturyLink Field

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Mount Rainier

Experience a breathtaking tour of Mount Rainier

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Argosy Locks Cruise

Enjoy a two hour cruise around the city via the Argosy Locks Cruise

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Seattle City Tour

Learn more about the city by taking the Seattle City Tour

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San Juan Islands

Have fun while whale watching at the San Juan Islands

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Future Of Flight Tour

See the future of aviation by taking the Boeing Future Of Flight Tour

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Tillicum Village

Visit the Tillicum Village and have a salmon buffet meal

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5th Avenue Theatre

Go and see your favorite musical at the 5th Avenue Theatre

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Pacific Science Center

Explore the wonders of science in the Pacific Science Center

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Seattle Children’s Museum

Take the entire family on an unforgettable visit to the Seattle Children’s Museum

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Seattle Art Museum

Nourish the mind and soul by works of art at the Seattle Art Museum

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Seattle Chocolate Indulgence Tour

Indulge your sweet tooth by taking the Seattle Chocolate Indulgence Tour

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Frye Art Museum

Feast your eyes on 19th century paintings at the Frye Art Museum

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Alki Beach

Enjoy a day at the beach with the whole family at the Alki Beach

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Original Starbucks

Have a cup of joe at the first and original Starbucks store

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Pioneer Square

Go and have a gastronomical feast at the shops and restaurants along Pioneer Square

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Gas Works Park

Fly a kite at the Gas Works Park

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Seattle Great Wheel

Get a great view of the city while riding the Seattle Great Wheel

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Chihuly Garden and Glass

Have a magical time at the Chihuly Garden and Glass

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Burke Museum of History and Culture

See Washington’s first dinosaur at the Burke Museum of History and Culture

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Market Ghost Tour

Find out if ghosts are real by taking the Market Ghost Tour

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Fremont Troll

Meet the troll who lives under the bridge aka the Fremont Troll

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Seattle Mariners

Visit Safeco Field, the home of the Seattle Mariners

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Teatro ZinZanni

Enjoy a dinner and a show at the Teatro ZinZanni

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EMP Museum

Have a cool time with friends at the EMP Museum

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Woodland Park Zoo

Take a walk on the wild side and spend a day at the Woodland Park Zoo

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Benaroya Hall

Listen to the superb performance of the Seattle Symphony at the Benaroya Hall

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Seattle Coffee Tour

Explore the best cafes by taking the Seattle Coffee Tour

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Emerald City Trolley

Hop on and off the Emerald City Trolley and discover the city of Seattle

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Museum of Flight

See the evolution of airplanes at the Museum of Flight

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Seattle Aquarium

Learn more about sea creatures at the Seattle Aquarium

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Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park

Enjoy works of art in Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park

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Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour

Roam Seattle’s buried city and take Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour

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Ballard Locks

Spend a quiet afternoon at the Ballard Locks

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Cultural Tour

Savor Seattle’s Gourmet Food and Cultural Tour

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Westlake Center

Shop ’til you drop at the Westlake Center

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Pacific Northwest Ballet

Watch the world class performance of the Pacific Northwest Ballet

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Seattle Brewery Tour

Experience the city’s best beers and take the Seattle Brewery Tour

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Seattle Center Monorail

Go downtown via the Seattle Center Monorail

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Ivar’s Fish Bar

Order the famous clam chowder at Ivar’s Fish Bar

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Washington State Ferry

Aboard the Washington State Ferry and view the city

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Uwajimaya

Discover the bounty of the Asian market at Uwajimaya

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Theo

Take a tour at Theo, a real chocolate factory

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Volunteer Park Conservatory

See the beautiful botanical garden at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Husky Stadium

Catch the Washington Huskies at the Husky Stadium

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Center for Wooden Boats

Learn how to sail a boat at the Center for Wooden Boats

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Top Pot Doughnuts

Get a coffee and donut at Top Pot Doughnuts

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Unicorn

Have a drink at Unicorn, a circus-themed bar

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at Dick’s Drive-In

Grab a burger and have some shake at Dick’s Drive-In

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Molly Moon’s

Buy a scoop of home made ice cream at Molly Moon’s

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Golden Gardens

Get some sand on your feet at Golden Gardens

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Ezzell’s

Find out why Ezzell’s is Seattle’s famous chicken

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Seattle Glassblowing Studio

Watch how art is created in the Seattle Glassblowing Studio

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Seattle Antiques Market

Discover hidden treasures at the Seattle Antiques Market

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DRY Soda Co. Tasting Room

Ask for more after a free taste at the DRY Soda Co. Tasting Room

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Archie McPhee

Find fun, quirky and other novelty items at Archie McPhee

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Kerry Park

Get the best view of Seattle skyline for free at Kerry Park

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Sky View Observatory

Get a 360 degree view of Seattle from the Sky View Observatory

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Seattle Public Library

Pull up a chair and read a book at the Seattle Public Library

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University of Washington

Find out why the University of Washington is called U-Dub

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Green Lake Park

Take a stroll around Green Lake Park

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Washington Park Arboretum

Visit the Japanese garden at the Washington Park Arboretum

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of History and Industry

Learn about Seattle’s rich history at the Museum of History and Industry

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Lake Washington

Go rowing or kayaking at Lake Washington

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Gold Rush National Historical Park

Learn about the gold rush of the 1890s at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

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Kubota Garden

Be with one with nature at the Kubota Garden

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Wing Luke Museum

Understand more about Asian cultures at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

Find inspiration at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

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Burke-Gilman Trail

Ride a bike and follow the Burke-Gilman Trail

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Victoria Clipper

Get to Victoria from Seattle and back via the Victoria Clipper

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Living Computer Museum

Learn fun facts about computers and science at the Living Computer Museum

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Bruce Lee’s Grave Site

Find Martial Arts Legend Bruce Lee’s Grave Site

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Smith Tower Chinese Room

Can’t get enough of Seattle’s skyline? See it again at the Smith Tower Chinese Room and Observation Deck

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Seattle Waterfront

Stroll the docks for a romantic night at the Seattle Waterfront

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Seattle Children’s Theatre

Catch a play with the kids and the kids at heart at the Seattle Children’s Theatre

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Queen Anne Hill

Tired from the hustle and the bustle of downtown Seattle? Take a quiet walk up the Queen Anne Hill

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Lake Union

See the floating houses at Lake Union

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Saint James Cathedral

Need a time for self-reflection? Meditate at the Saint James Cathedral

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University Village

Shop to your heart’s content at the University Village

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Columbia Center

Marvel at the tallest skyscraper in downtown Seattle — the Columbia Center

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Waterfall Garden Park

Find a waterfall in the middle of the city at the Waterfall Garden Park

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Sand Point Magnuson Park

Have a nice afternoon walk with your beloved canine companion at the Sand Point Magnuson Park

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International Fountain

Soak your feet at the International Fountain

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Neptune Theater

See a concert at the Neptune Theater

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Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum

Buy a cool souvenir at the Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum

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Cafe Allegro

Try the espresso at Cafe Allegro, Seattle’s oldest coffee shop

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Portage Bay Cafe

Have a Sunday brunch at the Portage Bay Cafe

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Brouwer’s Café

Have a happy hour with friends at the Brouwer’s Café

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Green Leaf

Savor authentic Vietnamese cuisine at the Green Leaf

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Bizzarro Italian Cafe

Order a party plate and have a party for two at Bizzarro Italian Cafe

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Trophy Cupcake

Have a sugar rush at Trophy Cupcake

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Cupcake Royale

Treat yourself like a king or queen at the Cupcake Royale

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Tractor Tavern

Shake your tailfeather at the Tractor Tavern

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Jive Time Records

Sell your old vinyl records or buy new ones at Jive Time Records

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Fantagraphics Shop

Add to your comic book collection at Fantagraphics Shop

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5 Spot

Have a taste of a 50s diner at the 5 Spot

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Shorty’s

Hang out at Shorty’s, a Coney Island themed bar

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Umi Sake House

Try the Oyster Shooter at Umi Sake House

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Ye Old Curiosity Shop

Stare at mummies and shrunken heads at the Ye Old Curiosity Shop

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Zig Zag Cafe

Have a late night dinner and a cocktail at Zig Zag Cafe

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Three Girls Bakery

Build your own sandwich at the Three Girls Bakery

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Hugo House

Listen to a poetry reading at the Hugo House

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Nordstrom

Find the perfect Outfit at Nordstrom

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Seven Stars Pepper

Share the Chef’s Special Little Hot Pot with friends at Seven Stars Pepper

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Showbox SODO

Rock on at Showbox SODO

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Seward Park

Learn how to stand up paddle board at Seward Park

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Chaco Canyon

Go vegan at the Chaco Canyon

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Alki Beach

Find the “Statue of Liberty” at Alki Beach

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Celtic Swell

Have a pint or two at the Celtic Swell

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Jimi Hendrix

Visit the memorial of rock legend Jimi Hendrix

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Mineral Springs Park

Bring your own discs and play a round of disc golf at Mineral Springs Park

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Discovery Park

Have a picnic at Discovery Park

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Pike Place Fish Market

See the freshest catch of the day at Pike Place Fish Market

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Elliott Bay Book Company

Get lost in a sea books at the Elliott Bay Book Company

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Beecher’s

Tickle your taste buds with cheese from Beecher’s

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Chukar Cherries

Bring home some sweets from the Chukar Cherries

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Fran’s

Experience death by chocolate at Fran’s

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Metsker Maps

Say goodbye to GPS and buy a real map at Metsker Maps

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Magic Mouse

Discover fun toys for the kids at Magic Mouse

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Vital Tea Leaf Seattle

Try the ginseng oolong and a wide variety of herbal teas at Vital Tea Leaf Seattle

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Bella Umbrella

Pick up a parasol at Bella Umbrella

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Dusty Strings

Learn how to play a ukulele at Dusty Strings

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Ballard Farmers Market

See the local produce at the Ballard Farmers Market

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Pike Pub and Brewery

Have a cold one at the Pike Pub and Brewery

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Crocodile

Enjoy live performances at the Crocodile

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Elysian’s Immortal

Quench your thirst and grab a bottle of Elysian’s Immortal

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Hard Rock Cafe

Experience Seattle’s music scene while dining at the Hard Rock Cafe

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Paris Eastside

Learn how to make delicious macarons at Paris Eastside

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Moss Bay Rowing and Kayak Center

Go kayaking at Moss Bay Rowing and Kayak Center

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Salmon Watching

Watch a King Salmon “climb” up the ladder

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The Cinerama

Grab some chocolate popcorn and enjoy a movie at the Cinerama

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Hotel FIVE

Spend a lazy afternoon at the funky Hotel FIVE

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Local 360

Have a hearty brunch at Local 360

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Carkeek Park

Meet a WEWO at the Carkeek Park

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Westland Distillery

Come for the tour and stay for the whiskey at Westland Distillery

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Pilchuck Glass School

Take the summer open house tour of the Pilchuck Glass School

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Shilshole Marina

Watch the sunset at the Shilshole Marina

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Ravenna Park

If you’re a Nirvana fan, find Kurt’s memorial at Ravenna Park

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Ravenna Park

Have a quick jog at the Ravenna Park

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Moore Theatre

Enjoy the architecture of Moore Theatre, Seattle’s oldest theater

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Chinatown

Visit Seattle’s own Chinatown

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Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Listen to some soulful jazz music at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

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Edmonds Underwater Park

Go diving at the Edmonds Underwater Park

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Georgetown Steamplant Museum

Return to another era at the Georgetown Steamplant Museum

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Maple Leaf Reservoir Park

Find the two Confluent Boulders at the Maple Leaf Reservoir Park

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Puzzle Break

Discover the clues, solve the puzzles, and escape the room at Puzzle Break

Thing we missed some of the best things to do in Seattle? It’s possible…since there’s a million epic things to see in the city! Make sure to let us know if we did! And then check all of the other awesome things to do in Washington state.