12 Places You Need to Go in Seattle


Do you have friends coming from out-of-town? Maybe you haven’t tried the sights and sounds that Seattle has in store for you. Whichever it is, we’ve come up with places you and your friends can go to. Bring our list and take a trip to the Emerald City! 


If in Italy, all roads lead to Rome; In Seattle, all roads lead to Pike Place. From fresh produce, charming crafts, to scrumptious meals, this is the “place” to go.

Travel to downtown Seattle and enjoy shopping at the scenic and historic Pioneer Square. Experience the perfect balance of Old and New Seattle with its booming businesses and charmingly aged streets. 

Get strange and amusing things like rubber chickens and kooky Halloween costumes at Archie McPhee’s. This eccentric shop has been in Seattle for over 30 years!


To get the #bestsandwichinseattle, you can’t go wrong with Paseo. It’s even included in the 31 Best Sandwich Shops in America

For an uncommon food experience, head out to Marination Station. This food truck turned brick-and-mortar restaurant offers Hawaiian-Korean fusion cuisine. 

Take a bite of the most delicious cheese at Beecher’s down at Pike Place. This Seattle institution definitely will not disappoint you. 


Take in the Seattle skyline and ride on a Water Taxi to West Seattle. You’ll understand why it’s called the Emerald City. 

Visit the iconic Space Needle and experience the thrill of its rotating glass floor and never-before-seen views of the city. 

Admire the unique architecture at Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP). MoPOP houses treasures from iconic Seattle-based bands  Nirvana and Pearl Jam. 


With bands like Fleet Foxes and The Head and the Heart in the forefront now, the city’s music scene is vibrant and thriving. Visit The Showbox at The Market right across Pike Place and listen to national and international touring bands. 

Named as “[Seattle’s] finest-sounding room” by Spin Magazine, Columbia City Theater is the spot for you when you want to listen to Americana or hip-hop under the best acoustics. 

The Vera Project leads the music movement by offering hands-on education about the industry, from screen printing to sound engineering. Support their events as their stage hosts local and touring bands in diverse genres. 

These are just some of the places that you could go to. Seattle has a lot to offer. Did we miss a few you think should be here? Let us know. Take photos as you enjoy the city and share them with us!


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