Things To Do In Seattle, Washington

Things To Do In Seattle

A few weeks ago I went into detail about the Seattle CityPASS, but there is so much more to do in Seattle besides the attractions you can see with the pass itself. I looked at the CityPASS as a intro into Seattle and a list of “must-do’s” the rest of the things we did were “should-do’s” since some people aren’t there for as long as we were. In the 3.5 days we were in Seattle, I really felt like we were able to do a lot and it was the perfect amount of time for us.

Before I get into the other things to do in Seattle, here is a quick recap of what we previously did with CityPASS
Space Needle- Go up twice in one day, once in the morning and once at sunset or at night.
Pacific Science Center- A great place for kids to be interactive and learn about health. Also exhibits like dinosaurs, an IMAX theatre and a butterfly house.

Things To Do In Seattle

Argosy Harbor Cruises- An amazing view of the city, a great lesson while you are onboard about the history and culture of Seattle, and you’re on a boat!
EMP Museum- A museum for the 21st century. Totally modern with exhibits surrounding fantasy/horror films, recording studios, musical history and more.
Seattle Aquarium- Learn about the marine life of the Seattle Harbor in the Puget Sound and other areas of water local to Seattle.

Things To Do In Seattle

Now for the other things you should see and things to do in Seattle:

Things To Do In Seattle

Pike Place Market- This market was larger than I expected and so worth the trip. There were vendors and shops of all kinds, from the typical fish market and flower stands to fresh pasta and olive oil. It was nice to walk through and get samples from some of the vendors and watch people as they went about their daily routines. We bought some pasta and it’s been amazing! Make sure you go onto the various levels to see different things, 1 floor below the main level had really cool antique shops.

The Gum Wall- I heard this wall was recently power washed, but you sure couldn’t tell when we were there. There is about 15 ft of wall covered in gum from top to bottom. It’s a great photo backdrop, even though it’s pretty gross. There were groups of people when we arrived, so keep in mind that you might have to wait to get a good photo.

Things To Do In Seattle

The Original Starbucks- This is as touristy as you can get in Seattle, but ya know what, I’m as much of a Starbucks lover as Taylor Swift, so we went. The line was long, but it gave me time to take some photos. Yes, there are over 200 Starbucks in locations within a few miles (literally, there are that many) but there is nothing like the original. It’s at the entrance of Pike Place Market.

Things To Do In Seattle

International Fountain- This fountain was originally created for the Worlds Fair, but was remodeled about 20 years ago. This was the perfect place to take a break and people watch. Since it was warm, kids were playing in the fountain, celebrating winter being almost over.

Things To Do In Seattle

Kerry Park- It is quite a hike to get here, so beware or hitch a ride in a Lyft/Uber or public transportation- those hills are a killer. There are two levels to this park, the “observation deck” is at the top and has the most beautiful view of the skyline. We sat here for a while just talking about our trip. The lower level has a playground, basketball court, baseball field and a field for kids to go crazy. Like I said, the view is was brings the people here.

Things To Do In Seattle

Walk The Waterfront- Pike Place is being expanded to continue onto the waterfront and piers, but right now it’s a great place to go for a walk and enjoy the views. With the city stretching on one side and islands of mountains on the other. You are really reminded of the beautiful city you are in.

Things To Do In Seattle

Walk Everywhere- There were so many beautiful murals throughout the streets of Seattle, and all of them were so unique and different. I have always been amazed my murals, so it was very cool to see such a variety in the city. Many of them were unfortunately obstructed by signs, billboards, and construction, but that didn’t stop me from looking for them.

Other things to do in Seattle: Go to the Zoo, see the Fremont Troll, ride the Seattle Great Wheel

Do you have other ideas for what to do in Seattle?

  • Megan

    You guys did SO MUCH! I can’t believe you were only there for 3 days. Its unreal. Everytime I hear “worlds fair” I think of Men in Black…lol

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I’m amazed at how much we were able to fit in while we were there! I swear we have been to so many places lately where all I hear is “world fair” it’s crazy.

  • http://dashofherbs.com Kristyn | Dash of Herbs

    This looks like it was a great trip. I’ve never been to Seattle, but it definitely looks like a place we need to put on our list.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Seattle is incredible, it was so much more amazing than I expected.

  • http://www.thelowcountrymama.com Jacquelyn @ Lowcountry Mama

    There is so much to do!! I want to visit so bad. That’s pretty cool that they kept the original Starbucks looking original.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I loved it! If it wasn’t so expensive, we would consider moving there. It was amazing!

  • http://ohhey-ilikethat.com Lauren

    I really want to go to the original Starbucks (you KNOW my obsession)! But more importantly, I want to walk around and feel like I’m part of Grey’s Anatomy lol

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      YES!!! I really should have bought some Greys scrubs

  • Lindsay

    Gahhh love this. Can’t wait for dirty 30 now :)

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      You will LOVE it!! I’ll be emailing you a compilation soon of things to do!

      • Lindsay

        Thank you! So excited! When you guys come out here, I’ll get a list together of all the amazing things to do in SLC (and plenty of biking trails for Dave too, of course)

  • http://northwestnativeblog.blogspot.com/ Mattie @ Northwest Native

    Fun fact: the first Starbucks is actually not the very first! The first one was across from Target (which is right by the market) and there’s actually a Starbucks there now. But the original burned down, so they relocated it (pretty wisely since it’s in a perfect spot for tourists!).

    The Ride the Ducks tour of Seattle is pretty fun. My favorite part is going by the houseboat from Sleepless in Seattle. They were closed down for a while because of an accident, but I think they’re back open.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I had no idea- how crazy! I wish I would have known that because the line might have been shorter 😉

      I really wish we would have had time to do the Ride the Ducks tour! I did that in Philadelphia and had so much fun.

  • http://www.wanderingweekenders.com/ Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    Oh man, this is making me so excited for our trip there later on this year! We’re definitely going to do a lot of the touristy things like Pike Place Market, the original Starbucks, and the needle. I also really do but don’t want to do the gum wall! I feel like it’s something you have to do, but it kind of grosses me out!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      You are both going to LOVE it!! Seriously we enjoyed every second of being there. The gum wall is something you just have to do, even though it’s gross. 😉

  • http://www.toandfroblog.com/ Mar

    I loved Seattle and wish we got to spend more time there to explore outside of the city and maybe go for a walk. The city pass was definitely worth it! Loved the Aquarium and harbour cruise. Don’t forget the sunscreen if you go on the cruise in the summer!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      The city was amazing! I wish we would have been there for longer than 4 days because we loved every minute of it. Great tips!

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