With temperatures above 70 and the sun peaking out again from behind the clouds, this is an ideal time to explore Seattle, no matter if you’re visiting or have been living here your whole life!
Once you’ve ticked off the touristy spots like the Space Needle, the Great Wheel, Kerry Park and Pike Place Market – why not head to some lesser known places?
Here are SkedGo’s summer of 2014 picks for Seattle:
Go for the views
- Check out the breathtaking panorama over the city while sipping a latte at Starbucks on the 40th floor of the Columbia Tower (free admission, Mon-Fri)
- Take a 35min. ferry to Bainbridge Island for some more amazing views on the way and great hikes once you get there ($8; best times)
Have a play
- Visit the Pinball Museum to play your way through the history of pinball ($13 admission, unlimited free games; Thu-Mon)
- Test your brain power and work in a team to escape the prison in a real-life video game at Puzzle Break ($27; Fri-Sun)
Get out into nature
- Rent a canoe or rowboat at UW, explore the marsh and check out the wildlife around the Arboretum ($9-11/h per boat; fits 3-4 people; open daily)
- Watch the fish and enjoy a free concert on the weekend at Ballard Locks
- Munch some delicious Spud’s fish & chips at Alki Beach with views of Pudget Sound (open daily)
- Get a Paseo sandwich in Ballard – call them 15 minutes ahead of time to skip the queues! (Tue-Sun)
Got any other great tips on what to do and see in Seattle? Comment below!