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Best things to do in Seattle

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Neighbourhood
“The iconic Seattle spot. Visit the first Starbucks and watch the fishermen throw some big salmon around ”
867 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Since its construction for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Space Needle has become both an internationally recognized icon and Seattle’s most popular attraction. Distance - 3.8 miles”
491 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Seattle Art Museum connects art to life through special exhibitions, educational programs & installations drawn from its collection of approximately 25K objects. SAM presents a global perspective, collecting & exhibiting objects from 140 cultures, exploring connections between the past and present”
338 locals recommend
Park
“You will have a view of the best Seattle skyline and inside of the beautiful Queen Anne neighborhood from this small public park for free.”
438 locals recommend
Park
“This is the best park in Seattle. It has amazing views of the city and you can watch float planes land on Lake Union.”
418 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“The largest park in Seattle is right here! Walk down the trails to the ocean and check out the lighthouse!”
399 locals recommend
Canal Lock
“This park hosts a botanical garden, a small museum, a “fish ladder”, and the Locks themselves- a manmade engineering marvel that works sort of like a boat elevator.”
402 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Mind-blowing blown glass sculptures interspersed with beautiful flowers and plants.”
288 locals recommend
Zoo
“This is a large zoo, will take a whole day to visit the entire zoo. It’s a really nice place with lots of animals to see. ”
231 locals recommend
Museum
“We love the Museum of Pop Culture! Housed in a Frank Gehry-designed building (read: crazy folding waves of metal), the MoPOP is tons of fun - there's something for everyone. Exhibits range from Seattle's rock idols to fantasy/sci-fi icons.”
234 locals recommend
Beach
“Best sunsets in Seattle that live to its name especially during summer months.”
331 locals recommend
Playground
“It's a 2.8-mile walk around the lake! Some of the best people-watching in Seattle, with restaurants and shops nearby. ”
336 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“At the north end of the downtown waterfront, this sculpture park is a beautiful place to go for a walk or rent some bikes and ride through it. Good place to slow down and have a picnic.”
253 locals recommend
Park
“Get some picnic food and a blanket and spend the afternoon hanging out here.”
299 locals recommend
Beach
“A strip of businesses and beach front along the Puget Sound in West Seattle with maybe the best view of downtown Seattle. Great place to go for a walk or sit in the sand.”
366 locals recommend
Outdoor Sculpture
“This is a really nice tourists area. Visit Theo Chocolate (local chocolate factory) tour and see the factory inside. Lots of amazing tourist attractions like the Fremont Troll, Center of the World rocket, Statue of Lenin, Waiting for the Interurban statues.”
267 locals recommend