10 Fun Things to Do in Seattle All Year Round

This city is not only for the sleepless and lonely, there are many fun things to do in Seattle and the audacious types will also find something to gratify them. Whether you want to drift away on a boat, enjoy a good cup of coffee in front of a bookshop or delight in outdoor activities, there are only a couple of things you can’t do in Seattle. The iconic Seattle skyline, with Mount Rainier in the background and the daring Space Needle at the front, is something you have to see at least once in a lifetime. If you are looking for inspiration, we have a compiled a list for you with our top 10 fun things to do in Seattle all year round.

1. Chihuly Garden and Glass

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Probably one of the most impressive places to visit in Seattle, Chihuly Garden and Glass is the creation of Dale Chihuly, an interior designer and glass artist. After training in Venice and co-founding a glass school in Washington, Chihuly decided to establish a long-term exhibition of his works in Seattle. Since 2012, Chihuly Garden and Glass has been open for visits and has managed to attract visitors from all over the world.

Whether or not you are an art lover, you won’t regret visiting this exhibition which will fill you with awe. Swirling glass plants and flowers, tall trees and luscious vegetation, they will all leave you breathless. Visit the Chihuly glass garden to bathe in light and color, and feel your soul vibrate with every new creation you gaze upon.

2. Kubota Garden

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If you are looking for an oasis in the midst of a demanding day, the Kubota Garden will take you away from the busy rhythm of the downtown area. The great thing about it is that you can visit it for free, but still enjoy views worthy of a prince – a Japanese prince, that is. Founded by Fujitaro Kubota in 1923, after purchasing twenty acres of land, this wondrous garden features a stream, several waterfalls and ponds, rocky views and impressive vegetation.

3. Pike Place Market

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A bustling market place might be the best way to spend your morning in Seattle, just make sure you arrive after 10 a.m. to give the vendors time to set up. One of the best markets to visit is the Pike Place Market where lively people, fresh produce and great food await you.

4. Washington State Ferry

Fun Things to Do in Seattle All Year Round

There is no way you can visit Seattle without taking a trip on one of the ferry boats. Enjoy the fresh sea air, admire the seagulls and take a look at the city from afar. Make sure you check the timetable in advance and decide upon a route. All we can wish you is smooth sailing!

5. University of Washington

10 Fun Things to Do in Seattle All Year Round

This might not sound like fun, but trust us when we say that a visit to the University of Washington is a must! If you ever dreamed of going to Hogwarts or of walking along its beautiful corridors and grounds, then you should not miss out on the opportunity of visiting this enchanting university. Around springtime you can take delight in the cherry blossoms and breath in the savory scent of the awakening nature.

6. Cafe Allegro

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Seattle’s first coffeehouse, Cafe Allegro was established in 1975 and served as an inspiration for Starbucks coffee shops. It has ever since greeted people with a warm and cozy atmosphere, the scent of freshly roasted coffee and an artsy vibe. If you are a coffee lover then you have to try their Americano, but don’t miss out on their Fall specials – Mexican Spiced Mocha or the well-established Pumpkin Spice Latte.

7. Discovery Park

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The Discovery Park in Seattle can be the greatest adventure your family will ever have. Bringing your kids along is not a must, but just think of how much fun they will have exploring the wilderness of a natural park. Stunning views of the Olympic Mountain ranges and the Cascade will take your breath away, while tidal beaches and quiet meadows will help you regain your inner peace. If you are in search of an adventure, you can go explore the forest groves, the active sand dunes or the streams. This can be a great opportunity to teach your kids how to light a bonfire. The Discovery Park in Seattle can be a great weekend activity.

8. Listen to Live Music in a Downtown Club

10 Fun Things to Do in Seattle All Year Round indoors

You can listen to live music almost anywhere in the world, but there is nothing like a melancholic jazz song in Seattle. If jazz is not your tune, then you can check this online map which will tell you everything you need in order to find a place near you that has live music. What more could you wish for?

9. A Seattle Dog After a Night Out

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A cheap snack is the perfect way of ending a successful night out in Seattle. You can buy them at any street vendors during nighttime and trust us when we say that this will be one of the best, fun things to do in Seattle. You can a try a traditional hot dog, but you could also enjoy a Seattle Dog which has an amazing cream cheese topping.

10. Scenic tram ride

10 Fun Things to Do in Seattle

The great thing about a tram ride is that it is a cheap way of visiting Seattle without that much effort. With a catchy but rather sketchy acronym – ‘the S.L.U.T.’, the South Lake Union Trolley will take you everywhere you need to go. Hitch a ride on the Seattle streetcar and let the buildings and streets fly by as you listen to music on your headphones. Make sure you pay for your ticket and check the timetables before embarking on this journey.

Now that you know what are the top 10 fun things to do in Seattle, there is nothing that stands in the way of planning your next trip here. Go out today and buy those plane tickets or fill that gas tank and prepare for an ocean-breeze-filled journey! Seattle, WA, is waiting for all of you, sleepless, lonesome or adventurous. If you don’t mind a little bit of rain from time to time, there is nothing more you could wish for from a city!

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