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!
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!
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.
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.
|Museums||Live Theatre||Spectator Sports|
|Attractions||Seattle Events||Festivals and Fairs|
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.
Enjoying a Mariners baseball game
There are some attractions that you won't want to miss, especially if this is your first visit to the Emerald City. The Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and Woodland Park Zoo are just a few.
A monthly events calendar will give you a heads-up on what's happening. Here's where you'll find information on shows, concerts, sports events, holiday events, and other things to do and see.
The theatre, music, and dance scene is vibrant and thriving in the Emerald City! Find the best performing arts groups and venues, shows, and ticket information here.
Did you know that many movies that you know and love were filmed here? Use our list of some of the major movies filmed here and get a virtual tour of the city!
Teams include professional and college football, baseball, basketball, soccer. World-class sports venues like CenturyLink Field (formerly Qwest Field) and Safeco Field. Best places to find tickets.
Would you believe there are several state parks with campgrounds within an hour's drive of downtown Seattle, Washington camping offers beach combing, kayaking, relaxing around a campfire, and more.
Museums run the gamut from fine art to Jimi Hendrix's guitar to interactive exhibits for kids. Native American art and history, natural history, traveling exhibits from some of the world's best museums, and lots more. A great way to spend an afternoon - especially on a rainy day!
The city parks department oversees 6,200 acres of lands and hundreds of recreation programs. The relatively mild weather means you can enjoy those parks year-round! Hiking, biking, beaches, waterfront, forest trails, birdwatching, wildlife, sports - you're sure to find something you love to do!
There are many ways to get around the city without using a car - Metro Bus, Sound Transit, Washington Ferry, water taxi, streetcar, light rail, and monorail. We'll help you find your way around...