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Things to do in Seattle
Seattle, or the “Emerald City,” is an evergreen city between the stunning scenery of the Puget Sound and Lake Washington. Mighty mountains, forests, waterways, and parklands surround the town, that’s why Seattle is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States of America.
Along with nature’s blessings, Seattle is worth visiting because you’ll love how the city combines natural beauty with the urban life that we’re used to. What’s even better is that Seattle is known as a top destination for its food, art, and music scene, as well as exciting festivals.
Feed your soul and taste the city’s culture with a museum tour. Ride the bus downtown for the Seattle Art Museum. Visit the Central District for the Seattle Asian Art Museum. And for the works Munich-based artists, check out the Frye Art Museum.
Explore Seattle’s best architecture all over the city and be part of the town’s history. Catch the Link light rail to Seattle’s Central Library and be in awe of its enormous glass design. Take your trip to greater heights at the Columbia Centre, where excellent views of the city are waiting for you. In downtown Seattle, the art deco building Smith Tower also has an observation deck for more spectacular views.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city by spending some time in the parks. At the top of Queen Anne Hill is Kerry Park, where you’ll be charmed by the most Instragrammable and magazine cover worthy view of Seattle. Discover unspoiled landscape, wildlife, and a lighthouse at the lovely Discovery Park. You’ll get the best view of Lake Union in Gas Works Park.
From green to blue, have a fun beach day next. Take your best bathing suits and summer outfits to Golden Gardens Park. For fewer beachgoers, Carkeek Park is your best bet, and you’ll even get a great view of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains to add more landscapes to your beach photos. Enjoy the sun and sand with a view of downtown Seattle at Alki Beach Park.
Downtown is also home to several shopping areas like the popular Pike Place Market plus the top fashion stores at the Westlake Center and the Pacific Place. Get your fill or art galleries, fashion, and accessory shops at Belltown. And find the perfect gifts and souvenirs to take home from the local shops at Pioneer Square.
Let your inner foodie go wild and have a taste of Seattle’s tasty treats. Check out the favourite restaurants of these Seattle foodies to help get you started on your food tour of the city.
Be part of Seattle’s biggest music and arts festival at Bumbershoot. Enjoy the colourful Freemont Fair. Watch a highly anticipated movie at the Seattle International Film Festival. And celebrate the world festivals of over 20 countries at Seattle’s Festal Cultural Festivals.
End your trip on a high note in more ways than one by seeing Seattle like never before at the Seattle Great Wheel. Like our very own Singapore Flyer, you’ll have amazing views of Washington city when you ride this massive Ferris wheel. Don’t forget to see the Space Needle during sunset too, for dazzling panoramic views of the city and its landscape.
Have the ultimate trip in this amazing US city and have a read of this Seattle city guide.
What you should know
The best time to visit Seattle is during autumn from September to November when the weather is still comfortable but you’ll get to enjoy fewer crowds and cheaper hotel rooms. Weather-wise, you’ll experience little to no rain during summer from June to August during the city’s high season.
Travelling to and around Seattle
You’ll be flying in to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and once you’ve landed you can get to the city by Link light rail, taxi, shuttle bus, rental cars, and apps such as Lyft, Uber, and Wingz. Start your Seattle story by riding the bus, rail, taxi, water taxi, or using car-sharing apps like Uber.
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