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.
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.
Now for the other things you should see and 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?