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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.

“One of Seattle's most iconic landmarks/attractions! It's best to get to this market between early morning and early afternoon. Pro Tip: Take any of the stairs within the market to find additional unique underground shops.”
871 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”
339 locals recommend
“An entertaining historic park with great views of Seattle, Lake Union, and the floatplanes.”
420 locals recommend
“Kerry Park at sunset- not far from the Townhouse and amazing views of the city. ”
439 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“This 534-acre family friendly park has over 11 miles of walking trails, a playground, and a great waterfront experience right on Puget Sound. I highly recommend visiting the All Tribes' Daybreak Star Cultural Center while you're there.”
402 locals recommend
Canal Lock
“Ballard Locks is a great place park not only to stroll around and enjoy its gorgeous trees but also it has a unique view of the opening Puget Sound. You can cross the bridge where fresh water from South Lake meets the salt water of the Puget Sound ocean. Also you can enjoy here the views of the salmon ladder that helps these amazing fishes on their way back to Alaska. ”
406 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This stunning art garden celebrates the blown glass artwork of local glassworker David Chihuly.”
289 locals recommend
“The Museum of Pop Culture has sprawling exhibits (including some that are interactive) featuring many of pop culture's finest contributions. My personal favorites from prior exhibits included Star Trek, David Bowie, and Jim Henson.”
236 locals recommend
“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
“This Ballard park includes wetlands, beaches, hiking trails, and picnic and playground areas. Beware of the steep stairway climb up the hill (great for exercise!) and consider opting instead for parking in the lower parking lots near the beach if you'd like a more casual entry to the park.”
334 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Part of the Seattle Art Museum, on the waterfront adjacent to Myrtle Edwards Park”
254 locals recommend
“Walk the beach, multiple locations to stop for food and drinks, indoor or out. See the space needle and down town from the beach. Check locally for art walks and events!”
367 locals recommend
“Get some picnic food and a blanket and spend the afternoon hanging out here.”
299 locals recommend
“It's a 2.8-mile walk around the lake! Some of the best people-watching in Seattle, with restaurants and shops nearby. ”
337 locals recommend
Outdoor Sculpture
“This adorable Fremont attraction is literally a troll under a bridge. But don't worry, he's nice and he loves taking pictures with tourists!”
268 locals recommend