Seattle boasts of beautiful views, numerous mountains, hikes, unique restaurants, and bars, not to mention home to tech giants such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Expedia. Unique things to do in Seattle are endless, it's a matter of what you like to do and your personal tastes. The different Seattle neighborhoods have something for everyone. Check out a few of my other posts featuring Most Instagramable Restaurants in Seattle, and a Comprehensive Food Guide to Seattle.
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Below, I've listed a few of my favorite unique things to do in Seattle today. I've broken the list up by the various Seattle neighborhoods starting with Pike Place. Pike Place holds a special place in my heart, but I LOVE the Seattle neighborhoods surrounding the downtown area. Check out the list of unique things to do right now at Pike's Place and then beyond in the Fremont, Ballard, Capitol Hill, and Queen Ann. Hope you have fun in the beautiful Emerald City I call home.
As one of the most famous places in Seattle, thousands of visitors flock this public market weekly for good reason. It's more than 100 years old and one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers markets in the United States. Although crowded this is a must-see sight Downtown Seattle. I just love the busy vibes!
When you think of Seattle you might think of the iconic Space Needle or the bustling Pike Place Market. But there are so many unique things to do in Seattle today outside of cushy downtown. The real Seattle culture with its quirky sights and exciting dining scenes are made up of neighborhoods a mile or two outside of downtown. These eclectic neighborhoods are made up of equally eccentric residents and have a lot to offer both residents and tourists. Read on, and check out my favorite things to do today throughout the Seattle neighborhoods and vibrant Emerald City.
This quirky neighborhood located on North Lake Union is a fusion of new tech companies (Tableau, Google, Adobe) and old traditions and monuments (Stalin statue, Fremont Troll, People waiting for Interurban statue). Hop on highway 99 to check out this funky spot that has several things to do in Seattle.
Ballard is one of Seattle’s best neighborhoods for a reason—it’s filled with lots of things to do. Its Scandinavian vibe goes back long before Seattle became the bustling city it is today. Not only is it home to some of Seattle's best restaurants and bars but it includes a variety of independent local businesses ranging from cooking supplies, home decor, and fashion boutiques.
Capitol Hill (or The Hill) is known for its trendy bars and restaurants, but there’s also plenty of beautiful green space. Adding this neighborhood to an endless list of things to do in Seattle. Walk around Broadway Ave. and see trendy outfitted individuals, and unique residents, you won't be disappointed.
I use to live in this neighboorhood which also boasts several things to do in Seattle. It's separated into "upper" and "lower" by the infamous QA hill, and both areas have great things to do.
It’s impossible to name (or visit) all the amazing unique things to see, eat, or do that Seattle has to offer. Even so, I hope this list of my favorite neighborhood spots inspires you to venture outside of the "downtown" scene and visit these unique "hoods".
As you can see all the unique things to do in Seattle are endless, but I hope this will help you get more acquitted with the diverse area of Seattle! I'm always looking to try new places, so you have a favorite spot I haven't mentioned, comment below!