68 Experiences To Add To Your Seattle Bucket List

Jennifer Moreno Jennifer Moreno

Seattle Bucket List

Sunny or rainy, these activities are a must-do in Emerald City! How many do you have on your bucket list?

No matter if you’re a native Seattleite, or just a weekend traveler passing through this gorgeous city, these activities are bucket list-worthy!

1. Space Needle

You have to visit this landmark at least once in your lifetime. Enjoy stunning views of Seattle from the glass benches, or step onto The Loupe, the world’s first and only rotating glass floor. You can even enjoy incredible mixology paired with the tastes of the Pacific Northwest, or soak up the sunset sights from the indoor observation deck’s best seats with a champagne glass, crab sliders, hand-cut Togarashi Fries, and their signature Lunar Orbiter dessert.

2. Visit the Original Starbucks

3. Stroll through Pike Place Market

4. Take a ride on the Seattle Wheel

5. Visit the Aquarium

6. Enjoy an exhibition at the MoPop

This incredible museum offers seasonal and permanent exhibits, and they’re perfect to escape a rainy day in Seattle. Make sure to check out  Disney’s Costume Exhibit this season. It’s magical!!

7. Take a stroll through the Waterfront

8. Visit Olympic Structure Park

9. Check out incredible glass sculptures at Chihuly Garden & Glass 

10. Get mesmerized by Seattle’s Public Library architecture

11. Visit Seattle’s coffee shops

Seattle is well known for its incredible coffee. Check out these “Charming Coffee shops in Seattle” and enjoy a fun outing with friends.

12. Spend the day at Woodland Park Zoo 

13. Watch a Seahawks game at Lumen Field

14. Leave your mark at the Gum Wall

15. Check out Seattle’s incredible skyline from Columbia Tower

16. Visit the Freemont Troll

We have a complete list of what you need to know before visiting this landmark. Don’t forget to check it out!

17. Check out the historic Pioneer Square

18. Take a ferry ride

19. Go sailing on the Puget Sound

20. Visit Boeing Future of Flight

21. Visit Bruce & Brandon Lee’s Grave

Bruce Lee’s grave is a Seattle landmark. You can pay your respects at a cemetery in Capitol Hill. 

22. Catch the sunset from Golden Gardens

23. Plan a beach day at Alki Beach

24. Take a stroll through the Arboretum

25. Enjoy Seattle’s skyline from Kerry Park

This place is one of the most popular places to catch Seattle’s sunsets and click a photo of the city.

26. Have a picnic in Gas Works Park

27. Pay tribute to Kurt Cobain

You can find his former house on 171 Lake Washington Boulevard, East Seattle.

28. Take a Seattle underground history tour

29. Cruise around Ballard Locks

30. Go whale watching

31. Visit SAM (Seattle Museum of Art)

32. Say cheese at Seattle’s Selfie Museum

You’ll become the masterpiece at this museum. Check out all you need to know about Seattle’s Selfie Museum and enjoy.

33. Learn more about science at Pacific Science Center

34. Visit Seattle’s Pinball Museum

35. Visit a brewery

Seattle has many great options to visit, but these are some of the best breweries you can’t miss.


36. Try Beecher’s Handmade Cheese

37. Enjoy Piroshky Piroshky Bakery

38. Sample Clam Chowder

You can visit different places, but some of the best are Pike Place Chowder, Lowell’s Restaurant, Duke’s Seafood & Chowder, or Ivar’s.

39. Visit a bar and sample craft cocktails.

Unicorn Bar, Maximilien, Frolik, M Bar, and Nest are some of the best bars to sip incredible cocktails while enjoying an eclectic ambiance.

40. Go for a wine tasting

Woodinville is the place to go. Some of Washington’s most famous wineries are there, and they offer wine experiences you can’t miss!

41. Visit the Center of Wooden Boats

42. Visit Canlis and enjoy a fine dining experience

43. Catch a show at The Paramount Theather

44. Enjoy a PNW ballet show or the Seattle Opera at McCaw Hall

45. Cruise through Lake Union on a steamy hot tub boat

This is one of the most unique things you can do in Seattle! 

46. Go to a music festival

This year unfortunately Bumbershoot and Capitol Hill Block Party are canceled, but Daydream State has put together a two-day event for us!! “Day In, Day Out” is gonna be Seattle’s first concert of 2021, and you can’t miss it!

47. Have a delicious Italian dinner while watching a burlesque show at Pink Door

48. Taste Rachel’s Ginger Beer

49. Get a bag of mini doughnuts at Daily Dozen

50. Grab a burger, fries, and a shake at Dick’s Drive-In

51. Take the monorail to Seattle Center

52. Walk under the rain without an umbrella

This is a must! After that, you can call yourself a true Seattleite! 😂

53. Visit the Smith Tower

54. Go for a hike

This is a very Seattleite thing to do, and if you need any ideas, these 8 Seattle Trails are perfect to hike on a weekend.

55. Visit the islands around Seattle

Some of them are perfect for a day trip, and some are great for a full weekend escape. This article on Islands off Seattle will help you decide your best destination!

56. Visit Seattle’s hidden waterfall in Downtown

57. Visit Seattle incredible parks

They call it the “Emerald City” for a reason. Seattle has many parks in the city that are gonna make you forget you are in a metropolis.

58. Tour the Amazon Spheres

59. Visit the houseboats in Lake Union

60. Take a seaplane flight

61. Kayak on Lake Washington or Lake Union 

62. Shop at REI flagship store

63. Visit Volunteer’s Park Conservatory

64. Check out Starbucks Reserve Roastery

65.  Browse the local book selection at the Elliott Bay Book Company.

66. Visit Seattle’s Japanese Garden

67. Check out the Gorgeous Classical Concerts By Candlelight

You can find these amazing Candlelight Concerts all around town. They’re perfect for a romantic date or for a unique outing. 

68. Eat brunch on the hidden patio at Oddfellows Cafe


Also, see: 10 Of The Best Boozy Brunch Spots In Seattle

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