Best Things to Do in Seattle

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Things to Do in Seattle

Seattle is home to several iconic attractions that cannot be missed. Whether you’re traveling as a family, a couple, or solo, Seattle has something for everyone to enjoy.

Space Needle

Ask anyone what they know about Seattle and there will likely be two answers: rain, and the Space Needle. The rain isn’t as prolific as it sounds, but the Space Needle is as spectacular as you might imagine. Ride an elevator to the Space Needle’s viewing platform for a 360-degree view of Seattle, the Cascade Mountains, and Puget Sound.

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Dale Chihuly, born in nearby Tacoma, Washington, is an avant-garde glass master. Chihuly glass can be found all around the world, but the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit at the Seattle Center is a feast for all your senses. Be sure to plan enough time to enjoy the exuberance and beauty of this glass garden.

Seattle Waterfront

The Seattle Waterfront, located in downtown Seattle, is full of interesting attractions, great restaurants, and hip shopping. Take a ride on Seattle’s Great Wheel (a Ferris Wheel with climate-controlled cars), hop on a scenic boat tour, or visit the Seattle Aquarium. Everything is within reach from the Seattle Waterfront.

Art and Culture

Seattle has always been an innovative city, and that extends to its artisans and craftsmen. Whether you’re interested in art you can see, hear, or touch, you’ll find it all in Seattle.

Seattle Art Museum

The Seattle Art Museum has been showcasing artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond since 1933. Located in downtown Seattle, the museum features permanent and rotating exhibits, as well as special events and programs. Be sure to check out the Native American and Australian Aboriginal exhibits. These exhibits are some of the most popular in the museum.

Museum of Pop Culture

The Museum of Pop Culture, located next to the Space Needle, is a place you won’t soon forget. Dedicated to the “ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture,” MoPOP (as the museum is known) is an in-your-face, exciting, mix of sound, visual effects, and innovative exhibits. You know you’re somewhere great when even the building itself is a wonder to behold.

Public Art Exhibits

Since 1973 Seattle has invested in its public art exhibits through it’s “1% for Art” program. Visitors and locals alike can enjoy over 400 permanent pieces of public art throughout the city. Download the STQRY app on your phone to take a walking tour of some of the public art installations, and learn more about their design and the artists who created them.

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