Seattle, Washington

Your Guide to Attractions, Events, and Fun!

There are always fun things to do in Seattle, Washington, whether you are a first time visitor, a frequent tourist, or a local with espresso running through your veins. In fact, there are so many things to do and see that it's impossible to do it all in one visit! You'll want to come here again to see more of what the Emerald City has to offer!

Pike Place Market
Exploring Pike Place Market with friends

Everything sounds wonderful in a tourist brochure! How do you choose? Do you wish you could talk to someone who's been there and done that? Are you looking for inexpensive, or maybe even free, things to do with your family? Since moving here in 1995, my family and I have spent lots of time exploring and getting to know the area and we love it!


Space Needle

I'd like to share that with you and give you an insider's perspective on everything you've read about in those Seattle tourism brochures and websites.

  • What it's really like
  • What's popular with the locals
  • What events are taking place and when
  • What the brochures (or travel websites) don't tell you
  • What you should look for when you get there
  • What we liked, or didn't like, about it

And hopefully show you lots of wonderful places to see and things to do in Seattle that don't make it into those brochures as well. Things my family and I have discovered in our years of living here.



Explore Seattle culture...

  • Museums - including some that kids will love!
  • Theatre and Performing Arts - including a world-class ballet company and opera
  • Spectator Sports - Go Seahawks!
  • Festivals and Fairs
Seattle Art MuseumMuseums Paramount Theater SeattleLive Theatre Seattle Seahawks Football TeamSpectator Sports

Enjoy the natural scenic beauty...

  • Scenic Tours and Cruises
  • Parks - large and small
  • Beaches - rocky and sandy
  • Miles of hiking and biking trails
  • Ocean, lakes, and rivers - lots and lots of water!
Lincoln ParkParks Dash Point State ParkCamping

Find fun things to do...

  • Top Attractions
  • Festivals and Fairs
  • Events
Space NeedleAttractions Torchlight ParadeSeattle Events Puyallup FairFestivals and Fairs

And if you're willing to venture out into the surrounding areas...

  • Wineries - wine-tasting events, concerts, tours
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Mountains and volcanoes
  • Temperate rain forest - yes, a real rain forest!

And of course... coffee, rain, Starbucks, Microsoft, Boeing, and much more.

If you're a local, I will hopefully remind you about some of the fun things to do and see that you may have forgotten about.

Many of the places and activities on these pages are free or inexpensive. I'll also give you ideas on how to reduce the costs on those that aren't free.


Family at Mariners baseball game
Enjoying a Mariners baseball game


How to get the latest information

  • Check back frequently as I am continually adding more information about things to do and see in Seattle, Washington, and the surrounding area.

  • Review the monthly events calendar to see what's coming up.

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Seattle Washington Skyline


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