Things to do in Seattle

Seattle, Washington
United States

Visiting Seattle, Washington anytime soon? Well, you’re in luck. Here is a list of some must-do’s while visiting the great Emerald City.


Pike’s Place Market: Since 1909, this fish market is an essential go-to when visiting Seattle. It is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers’ markets in all of the United States. Featuring a variety of restaurants, coffee stands, pop-up shops and more there is something for anyone and everyone to enjoy! Also, right below the main building is “the Gum Wall”, which is exactly what it sounds like.

Dick’s Drive-In: Since 1954, Dick’s has been serving up quick, low-price burger and fries to the people of Seattle. It is basically the In-n-Out of Seattle. They even have their own special sauce. There are those who love it and those who just do not understand the appeal, but either way,  it is definitely something to experience.

Hot Cakes: This Molten Cake bakery serves delicious hot molten cakes and a variety of other sweets baked-fresh. Hot Cakes is the sweet-tooth’s ideal dream. It’s so good it has two locations in Seattle.


Space Needle: An iconic landmark of the Pacific Northwest, the Space Needle is an observation tower overlooking all of Seattle and beyond. Built in 1962, its becomes one of the most recognizable structures in the world, and hence, has become the symbol of Seattle. You can’t miss it!

The Seattle Great Wheel: Once the tallest Ferris wheel on the West Coast United States, this giant Ferris wheel located at Pier 57 on Elliott Bay gives you yet another amazing view of the city and all its lights and architectural beauty.

Gas Works Park: With a little over 19 acres, this park used to be the site of a gasification plant. Now, it is a beautiful public park with a view of the city over Lake Union. A great photo op and place to hang out.

Alki Beach: Another great place to do things with a view. You can walk, jog, ride, picnic, fish or partake in other recreational activities along Alki point with an amazing view of the city over the beach.

Kerry Park: On the slope of Queen Anne Hill, this public park has one of the best views of Seattle.

Hikes: There are also endless amazing hikes to do such as Twin Falls, Mount Si, Snow Lake, Poo Poo Point, Wallace Falls and many more!


Chihuly Garden and Glass: A museum showcasing Dale Chihuly’s glass art masterpieces. It is unique, vibrant and beautiful. You can also buy tickets to this in a package-deal with Space Needle as they’re both located in Seattle Center!

Seattle Art Museum: Containing an array of over 250 world-class visual arts including paintings, furnishings, jewelry and more, this museum, located in downtown Seattle is a great thing to do, especially when it’s raining.. which happens a lot in Seattle.  It is also free as long as you give a donation!


Capitol Hill: A district in Seattle full of hipster bars, restaurants, gay clubs, coffee shops and indie stores. This area is packed with fun, perfect for young adults to experience the nightlife in the city of Seattle.

Rhino Room: A decent sized bar and basement floor with a jungle-themed vibe.

Unicorn: A carnival-themed bar with drinks to match the atmosphere! Surprise, it has arcade games too.

Some other cool spots are: 

The Nest: This high-class rooftop lounge of Thompson Hotel has great cocktails and views of the city and Elliot Bay.

Jupiter: It’s a bar an art gallery and an arcade all in one! And happy hour is all day on Sundays. It's a short walk from Pike's place.

Lucky Strike: A mod bowling spot with a bar, lounge DJ’s and dancing. It’s located in Bellevue and is the perfect thing to do during the rainy days of Seattle.