Seattle has a long lasting fame for its unique contribution to the world, from flannel shirted Grunge
to the steaming sweetness of Starbucks coffee. Although the rain in the city is predominant, do not think that people stay in and cuddle in warm blankets all the time, the city is extremely lively and has a lot to offer to all kinds of tourists.
From flying fish to the incredibly photogenic Space Needle, make sure to do your research before visiting the city, as incredible low-key attractions can be easily missed in this underrated city. We have selected a few options to give you a head start on your next visit. Buckle up and make notes of the best places to visit in Seattle.
Pike Place Market
One of the most iconic markets in the country, Pike Place Market has become a synonym of the city, where you can buy anything your heart desires. From local souvenirs to handcrafts, and the quirky fish tossing stalls, make sure to spend a good while browsing through this market for a unique experience.
All City Coffee
Coffee and traveling go hand in hand, and the quest for the perfect coffee can be a hassle sometimes. This problem does not occur in the city as Seattle is known for having the best coffee in the country. Make sure to pay a visit to All City Coffee and get one of Seattle’s best lattes.
Olympic Sculpture Park
Do you outdoor art? If the answer is yes, the Olympic Sculpture Park is the place for you. This former nine-acre industrial site offer tourists a range of sculptures in an outdoor setting, with a lot of greenery and breathtaking view of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound on the background. Admission is free.
If you want to get your European art fix while visiting the city, make sure to stop by the Frye Museum for the best of German,French and American art from the 19th and 20th century.
If your stomach starts to growl in the middle of your expedition, make sure to stop by Salumi charturerie/ Deli/ Eatery. The deli has gained a lot of local attention for its impeccable variety of charcuterie, although the line can be long, it is definitely worth the wait.
Alki Point and Beach
This is the closest Seattle gets to California, if you are visiting the city during summer time and want to know where all the locals are hanging out, make sure to stop by this spot. If you feel daring, make sure to take a dip in the salty waters of Puget Sound’s 46 F waters.
Mix/ ER Arts
This multimedia venue is a little bit of everything, it is part art gallery, part concert hall and all about promoting local talent. Stop by to check all of the upcoming artists from all genres.
Bainbridge Island Studio Tour
If you are visiting the city during the months of August or December, make sure to check the dates to visit the Bainbridge Island Studio Tour. Local artists gather around to showcase some of their best works from watercolors to furniture directly from the artist.
Space Needle is a symbol of the city, and no visit would be the same without the scenic panoramic view of the city from the top of this space ship. If you are celebrating a special date, make sure to reserve a table at the SkyCity rotating restaurant.
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