See the sights (So. Many. Sights.)
You like iconic landmarks? Seattle’s got plenty of ‘em. The Space Needle. Pike Place Market. The Puget Sound. The Museum of Flight. The Seattle Great Wheel. Seriously, the list could go on. The bottom line: In this city, there’s plenty to see.
Embrace Nirvana (or Pearl Jam or Soundgarden)
Seattle’s music scene caught national attention in the 1990s with the advent of grunge and the debuts of punk rock bands like Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Alice in Chains. But, it’s been a city rich in musical greatness since the early 1900s. Legends like Jimi Hendrix and Kenny G got their starts in Seattle, which is home to iconic music venues like The Showbox and The Moore.
Go outdoors as often as possible
Seattle gets a bad rap for its gloomy, rainy weather. Truth is, it doesn’t rain all the time and there are plenty of sunny days. And with sunny days come opportunities to hike the city’s many trails, play in the parks, hit up a ski resort or luxuriate at a winery on the weekend. Visit the area’s three national parks, or just gaze at the beauty of Mount Rainier on a clear day.
Got a dog or want one? Then, Seattle’s the place for you. The city is overwhelmingly dog-friendly. Dogs at work. Dogs in parks. Dogs in bars. You and your pooch partner will have no shortage of places to go together. Check out the Dogwood Play Park, which is both an off-leash dog park and a bar. It even has a coin-operated tennis ball machine!