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.

Locals’ favourite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

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1. Green Lake
318local recommendations
Christy
Christy says “It's a park that surrounds a lake. The inner trail is ~3 miles of flat walking, riding or blading. E...” ·
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2. Kerry Park
211 W Highland Dr
293local recommendations
Amy
Amy says “Amazing views of space needle and this gem of a city. Save your money-don't go up the space needle i...” ·
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3. Alki Beach
278local recommendations
Laura
Laura says “Alki Beach has beach access without the need to cross a railroad track or be blocked from direct wat...” ·
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4. CenturyLink Field
800 Occidental Ave S
172local recommendations
Blair
Blair says “Seahawks, Sounders, or any other event that could be taking place at CenturyLink field. Always use A...” ·
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5. Seattle Art Museum
1300 1st Ave
270local recommendations
Al
Al says “The Seattle Art Museum (commonly known as "SAM") is an art museum located in Seattle, Washington, US...” ·
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6. Golden Gardens Park
8498 Seaview Pl NW
271local recommendations
Jeannette
Jeannette says “Beautiful place, people come here just to watch the sunset over the Olympic Mountains. I proposed t...” ·
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7. University of Washington
141local recommendations
Steve
Steve says “Beautiful campus for strolling around on a nice day. If you've never been, it's worth a wander. Th...” ·
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8. Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream
917 E Pine St
125local recommendations
Kim
Kim says “If you are in Seattle, then you must visit Molly Moon Ice Cream! There are 6 locations, and it the ...” ·
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9. Chihuly Garden and Glass
305 Harrison St
212local recommendations
Allison
Allison says “Dale Chihuly is a famous-in-Seattle glass artist. I haven't been to the museum but it's on my list....” ·
10. T-Mobile Park
1250 1st Ave S
129local recommendations
Siena
Siena says “Glimpse future major league baseball hall-of-famer Ichiro Suzuki taking a flying leap to rob the vis...” ·
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11. Cafe Presse
1117 12th Ave
118local recommendations
Dan
Dan says “Great for breakfast and coffee, sitting outside in the sun! Try the oeuf platz or croque madame, si...” ·
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12. Bakery Nouveau
4737 California Ave SW
111local recommendations
Bobby
Bobby says “"A little bit of Paris" awaits at these "true French" bakeries featuring "divine" breads, croissants...” ·
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13. Chuck's Hop Shop & Kegs to go
2001 E Union St
108local recommendations
Ann
Ann says “50 Beers on Tap! Half craft beer store, half craft beer bar. Seating both indoors and out, and it's...” ·
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14. Museum of Pop Culture
325 5th Ave N
194local recommendations
Aaron
Aaron says “Head to the space needle, spend too much money to ride and elevator, see amazing 360 degree views an...” ·
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15. Theo Chocolate
3400 Phinney Ave N
105local recommendations
Krisanne
Krisanne says “I love Theo Chocolate Factory. Tours are $10 and must be booked in advance. No children under 7 ar...” ·
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16. Gas Works Park
2101 N Northlake Way
289local recommendations
Michael
Michael says “Think steampunked wonderland, Gas Works Park is a 19.1-acre public park on the site of the former Se...” ·
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17. Paseo Caribbean Food
4225 Fremont Ave N
104local recommendations
Kate & Danny
Kate & Danny says “This tiny, no frills Caribbean joint serves the best sandwiches EVER! Try the Caribbean Roast -marin...” ·
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18. Oddfellows Café + Bar
1525 10th Ave
97local recommendations
Jessica
Jessica says “Stylish American eatery offers a variety of seasonal fare & craft drinks to a bustling crowd--neat b...” ·
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19. Marination Ma Kai
1660 Harbor Ave SW
93local recommendations
Bobby
Bobby says “A "mouthwatering" mix of Hawaiian and Korean fare (think kalbi beef tacos and kimchi rice bowls) eli...” ·
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20. The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave
126local recommendations
Michael
Michael says “Iconic Seattle independent bookstore with high ceilings, wooden bookshelves and handwritten book rev...” ·
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21. Fremont Brewing Company
1050 N 34th St
100local recommendations
Shawn
Shawn says “Try more local beer in the close Fremont location. Right off the Burk Gilman trail. A good little pe...” ·
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22. Skillet Capitol Hill
1400 E Union St
97local recommendations
Wazhma
Wazhma says “This place was made for brunch. Get here early and skip the long lines. On Saturdays and Sundays the...” ·
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23. The Walrus and the Carpenter
4743 Ballard Ave NW
96local recommendations
Tim
Tim says “Picked one of the top 10 best restaurants in the US. Hard to get a table any night but get there at...” ·
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24. Stumptown Coffee Roasters
1115 12th Ave
96local recommendations
Ann
Ann says “This is our Fav spot for coffee! Coffee is Roasted and served fresh daily. When you buy a bag of gro...” ·
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25. Woodland Park Zoo
5500 Phinney Ave N
237local recommendations
Kim & Jake
Kim & Jake says “The Woodland Park Zoo is not too far of a walk, and is home to hundreds of animals. Tickets are $20 ...” ·
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26. Toulouse Petit
601 Queen Anne Ave N
90local recommendations
Marianne
Marianne says “French Creole restaurant. Must visit for breakfast between Mon-Fri (special breakfast happy hour). E...” ·
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27. Bakery Nouveau
137 15th Ave E
89local recommendations
David
David says “They have the most amazing twice baked almond croissants and other tasty treats! The pastry chef wo...” ·
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28. Ba Bar Restaurant
550 12th Ave
90local recommendations
Meg
Meg says “I don't know of another place that is open from 9am to 2am, and that serves good food all day. Break...” ·
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29. Smith
332 15th Ave E
83local recommendations
Meg
Meg says “15th Avenue is a great place to bar hop, and hitting up Smith is a must. Try to poutine with brisket...” ·
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30. Columbia City Bakery
4865 Rainier Ave S
82local recommendations
Blair
Blair says “This bakery is awesome! A pretty big selection of pastries and breakfast items Ridiculously good. Al...” ·