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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.

Beach
“Famous SeaFair Racing grounds, access to lake, swimming, floating, walking trail, & Summer time life guard on duty.”
13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located at Pike Place Market. Good place to sit down for Breakfast or Lunch... ”
14 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“A small, charming, and sexy restaurant with great wine and a modest but consistently good menu.”
10 locals recommend
Piano Bar
“Hilarious good fun, that'll keep you entertained and singing along for hours! Dueling pianos, and comedy. ”
9 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Inventive, European-inspired seasonal dishes, plus a large wine list and 5-course fixed-price menu.”
7 locals recommend
Pet Store
“Great pebble beach to hang out during the summer or drive through during the winter. AMAZING view of downtown Seattle!!!”
13 locals recommend
Food
“Locally owned, this is the best ice cream in Seattle. Try Molly’s Favorite Sundae!”
11 locals recommend
Trail
“Beautiful walks and great views of Lake Washington. Plenty of places to jump into the lake on hot days. So you might want a swimsuit and towel. ”
15 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“This is probably my least favorite rooftop in Seattle, but it's a good place for out of towners to start the night. It's a great place if you're downtown and don't want to wait (at the other rooftop bars). It's definitely cute (especially at night)! It's on the 5th floor of the Motif Hotel (just walk in and hit the 5th floor, open to the public). ”
14 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“You gotta try this! And shhh... you can get a to-go cup for the road! I love the frozen ginger beer slushie!”
14 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
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“When you just need a ramen fix....I prefer the low sodium milk broth version...”
11 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Fantastic Vietnamese restaurant serving some of the best Pho in Seattle. A full Asian menu to choose from and plenty of great imported beers to try.”
11 locals recommend
History Museum
“Maybe for an hour, longer if you're really interested in local Native American history, language and culture. Gift shop has lovely things. Cross the street walk through the park to the Duwamish River. Ish means River, so walk to the Duwam River River anyway. You might see Mt. Rainier across the river to the south on a clear day.”
14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Go upstairs for a hot dance spot on weekends! Trivia night or quiet drinks downstairs on weekdays”
9 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Open ridiculously late into the night with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options. ”
7 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“Family owned and operated for years, this little Greek place has delicious Greek food. My fav is the chicken souvlaki greek salad. Their gyros are delicious too!”
13 locals recommend