Top 10 Things to Do in Seattle

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Yes I am online, but I’m coming to you courtesy of my house in the Seattle area. I really am happy here. I love the weather, the people and the lifestyle. A member of our chatroom emailed me recently, asking about places to visit in Seattle. She and her family will be visiting here in November. I’m going to give my top ten places to go, but I challenge all of you who live (or have visited) here to submit your own recommendations, as well! Heck, why not tell us where you live – even if it’s not in Seattle – and share your favorite local places to go!

  • The Fremont Troll – This is a sculpture of a troll underneath a bridge! The Fremont troll has been lurking under the north end of the Aurora bridge since 1990. He was sculpted by four Seattle area artists for the Fremont Arts Council. The head-and-shoulders sculpture is 18-ft. tall. It’s really cool, I swear it!
  • Olympic Sculpture Park and Gas Works Park – Both of these places were former industrial areas that were turned into parks. They are both very neat places to visit, and you will enjoy hours of just relaxing and looking around.
  • The Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum – This place is definitely worth a visit. Experience Music Project is dedicated to the exploration of creativity and innovation in popular music. They have combined interpretive, hands-on activities with modern technology to give music a whole new experience. The Science Fiction Museum is the world’s first museum devoted to the thought-provoking ideas and experiences of science fiction.
  • XXX – This isn’t what you think it is! It’s the last historical root beer drive-in. They have classic car shows quite often. You can, of course, order yourself a (really yummy!) bite to eat, and a huge frosty root beer. This place is the home of the best patty melt I’ve ever had. LOVE THEM.
  • Bruce Lee and Brandon Lee’s Grave Sites – The graves are located in a beautiful cemetery, and their final resting place is just gorgeous. If you were ever a fan of either of these two men, you’ll not want to miss this.
  • Seattle Bug Safari – Seattle Bug Safari is a bug zoo and gift shop where Seattle tourists and kids-of-all-ages can experience the exotic, behind-the-scenes world of insects.
  • Argosy Harbor Cruise and Ride the Ducks – Both are great tours, and an absolute must-do when you visit.
  • The Original Starbucks in Pike Place Market – It’s worth visiting, if only to be able to say that you did.
  • The Seattle Asian Art Museum – There is a lot of culture to be found in this area, and most specifically in this museum. It’s a great way to spend a rainy day.
  • Seattle Museum of the Mysteries – This place is awesome! It’s a museum after my own heart, with exhibits about Bigfoot, UFOs, ghosts and more!

As you can see, there are one heck of a lot of cool things to see and do in Seattle. You’ll likely want to visit the Space Needle, and it really is fun and interesting to do. But the places I listed are some of the more “non-mainstream” things you may just want to put on your list!

Now, it’s your turn… tell me the places you’ve loved to visit here in the past, or even what cool places I might enjoy seeing in your hometown.

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15 thoughts on “Top 10 Things to Do in Seattle”

  1. Good list. I would also add take in an M’s game at Safeco, take a ferry ride around Puget Sound and then grab a nice big steak and a cocktail at the Met.

  2. I went to see my father sister i Seattle or Poulsbo to be precise.
    So bieng from denmark I am a real life turist and I thougth that i would give you my 10 (In random order)

    1. The Space Needle,
    2. Snoqualmie Falls
    3. EMP and SiFi Museeum
    4. Ride the Ducks
    5. Seattle Zoo
    6. Chief Sealth grave
    7. Argosy habour cruise
    8. Pike Places Market (The fishmonger is great, fun to watch)
    9. The Museum of Flight
    10. Tour the Boeing factory

    This is my take on what i saw and would recomend.


  3. Don’t forget the statue of Lenin in Fremont. A ferry ride over to Bainbridge Island (where I live) is a must. And if you have time while you’re across the Sound, take a drive up to Suquamish to visit Chief Seattle’s grave and grab dinner at Bella Luna, one of the best goumet pizza joints around.

  4. The new public library downtown is a must see and no visit to Seattle would be complete without going to the Space Needle. Did you know Seattle is now the glass capital of the world? There are lots of places to see art glass in production, the Seattle Glassblowing Studio is just one. And be sure to visit the wharf – sure its touristy but whether you’re interested in fine cuisine or just good fish, it is a must.

  5. i plan to go to seattle in about a year!
    love to see the gravesite of bruce lee, he is the best

  6. I live North of Seattle in Sedro-Woolley. There really isn’t that much to see here, but when I visit Seattle, I always try to visit Pike Place Market. It has a nice variety of diners and shops (especially the Golden Age Collectibles for us geeks) to visit.

  7. EMP is sponsored mainly my Microsoft….
    The Ye Olde Curiosity Shop in Pier 41(That’s the right one right)is also a cool place to visit.

  8. Don’t forget the newly relocated Archie McPhee Store!
    You don’t dare want to miss the Punching Nun, Angel Snot, and Bacon Mints!

  9. I love Seattle mosty for grunge music and romantic comedies like “Singles” and “Sleepless in Seattle” :)

  10. My top place’s to do in Las Vegas if you are under the age of 21.
    1. You have to go to The Adventure Dome. If you are here on halloween go at night to the Fight Dome.
    2. Gameworks. It’s an underground arcade.
    3. You have to rent ATV’s and go out and ride them in the desert. My friends and I go almost every weekend. If you are out in the summer wear long sleeve shirts and long pants because the sweat cools you down so you don’t get heatstroke.
    4. M&M World is a fun place to take little kids because they have a motion ride that has the talking M&M’s in it.
    5. Excalibur has magic shows and puppet show’s for the younger kids. And they have motion rides in the lower level along with carnival games.
    6. The Stratosphere you can look out over the whole valley and they also have rides at the top. One that hangs you over the edge of the building and the other is at the very top. It’s like the slingshot at the Adventure Dome.
    7. The New York New York has one of the best rollercoaster’s in Las Vegas.
    8. Bonney Springs is just outside of Las Vegas. It’s like an old west town that has show’s, shopping and a petting zoo.
    9. Red Rock is a great place to go hiking. My favorite trail is the Discovery Trail. It has a waterfall at the end and also a cave.
    10. I was going to say the Star Trek Experience but they got rid of that. So I have to say Go to the Mandalay Bay. They have a Shark Reef and they also have the best pools in town. The bad part is it’s only open to guests and locals.

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