Things to do in Seattle

Seattle – hip and trendy metropolis of the northwest USA

Seattle, Washington is one of the fastest growing cities in America. It is the home of Starbucks and is famous for its local coffee and music scene. Seattle has many museums, parks, and fairs. It also boasts of beautiful outdoor scenery along the city’s surrounding lakes.


Things to do in Seattle

Seattle is a city with a highly eclectic metropolitan scene that always has something new to offer.
Because downtown Seattle is so diverse, there is a lot of things to do in Seattle, and it is a perfect holiday location for a trip full of adventure and excitement.


Seattle Aquarium

The downtown Seattle aquarium is an excellent place to spend the day, with exhibits ranging from extraordinary marine ecosystems to an artificial underwater dome. It is one of America’s largest aquariums and a great place for children and adults to learn and have fun.


Visit Seattle Zoo

Another tourist destination for animal lovers is the Seattle Zoo. It has a spacious and natural setting for animals big and small. Also, the zoo hosts special events such as the Raptor Show where hawks, owls, and other large birds are displayed.


Seattle Opera House

For music lovers, Seattle has an excellent opera house that features the wonderful classical music of Mozart, Handel, and Strauss.



Seattle Symphony

Another place to listen to masterful music is at the Seattle Symphony where expert musicians play classics like you’ve never heard them before.


Seattle Art Museum

Seattle art museum has local and international, world-class works of art in it, making it a superb cultural attraction in the city. It may take more than one trip to see everything, but a visit to the art museum is always rewarding, fun, and educational.


Enjoy the nightlife in Seattle

Seattle nightlife is bustling with bars, lounges, nightclubs, and restaurants filled with tourists and travelers, especially on the weekends. Seattle music venues dot the city, featuring all styles of music.


When to go to Seattle

Seattle has cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers. It has a temperate and mild climate brought on by the surrounding bodies of water.
If you go to Seattle in May-June, you can witness the remarkable Seattle international Film Festival. It features foreign and independent films.
Seattle also has an assortment of events and festivals spread throughout the year so almost regardless of when you arrive you will find a lot of events going on and things to do in Seattle. Look up the events that will take place during your holiday visit to Seattle so you can make the most of your amazing vacation in the city.


Things to do in Seattle

Seattle Facts

Population634 535
CountryUnited States of America (USA)
CurrencyUS Dollar
AirportSeattle Tacoma Intl, United States (SEA)

Seattle average temperatures

1~9 °C 5~12 °C 13 °C 18 °C 15~23 °C 18~27 °C 21~32 °C 21~32 °C 18~26 °C 14~18 °C 7~11 °C 1~9 °C


Seattle Opera House

Marion Oliver McCaw Hall

Marion Oliver McCaw Hall (McCaw Hall as the locals call it), earlier known as the Civic Auditorium and Seattle Opera House, is the primary place for performance arts in Seattle. The Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet share the building which opened in 1928. An interesting detail is that the World's Fair in 1962 took place here. Song and dance from the entire world were showcased and panel discussions about everything from science and technology to philosophy and religion took place on the scene of the opera house. Pay their website a visit to know more about what will happen when you are there!

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Seattle - Olympic National Park

The Olympic National Park, situated in the northwest of Washington State, contains a very diverse range of ecosystems such as alpine meadows, glacier-clad peaks and temperate rainforest. The park includes 100 km of coastline and a vast system of rivers, making it the home of many fish species. The Olympic National Park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its rich fauna and flora, including endangered species such as the bull trout or the northern spotted owl. The scenic lakes and the mountains and glaciers make the Olympic National Park a beautiful nature reserve. Go on a hike and find spots as amazing as the Marymere Falls or the Hoh rainforest!

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Seattle Marathons

Seattle has a number of marathons to choose from. Amica Seattle Marathon offers you a hilly course with scenic views over Downtown Seattle and Lake Washington. It also has a half-marathon available. Ghost of Seattle Marathon isn’t as scary as it sounds. It starts in tiny Mt Baker Park and also has a half-marathon to offer, and a 50K run as well. In Wattle Waddle you’ll run in a flat, paved bike path with only a few road crossings. The start is at Gasworks Park, and then you follow the Burke-Gilman trail. This marathon offers a half-marathon too. The last, Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon, offers you a scenic course and, as the name tells you, is a part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Series.

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Golf in Seattle

There are a lot of great golf courses in Seattle. One of the most exclusive courses in the city is the Broadmoor Golf Club, located near Lake Washington. The course is surrounded by a beautiful woodland atmosphere, which makes it easy to forget that you are actually playing very close to an urban center. Another great course is the Jefferson Park Golf Course. Opened as a public course in 1917, it has been a favorite among Seattle natives for as long! Last but not least, located in Youngstown you will find the West Seattle Golf Course, a great 18 hole course that offer a nice golf experience in the suburbs.

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Water Parks in Seattle - Cannon Bowl at Wild Waves

Just a close drive away from Seattle you’ll find Wild Waves, one of the best water parks in the area. Everyone in your company will have fun here, whether you go with your family or a group of friends. The park features both fast and thrilling water slides as well as calmer ones for the smaller children. While there you have to try their signature ride Cannon Bowl. And don’t miss the huge wave pool, it is one of the largest in the region. Wild Waves also offers an amusement park.

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Theme Parks in Seattle - Best of two worlds at Wild Waves Theme Park

Wild Waves Theme Park is as the name tells you a part of Wild Waves Water Park. So when going here you will have the opportunity to experience the best of two worlds. Run around between all the fun on the different areas such as Old West Territory, Northwest Territory, Kiddie Land and Celebration Square. And when you get tired of roller coasters (if ever!) you can just go and cool down at the water park.

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