Seattle is a major U.S. city that is located in Washington, and it offers up many positive aspects, which help to lure both residents and visitors.
Physically, it is situated on an isthmus (which is a narrow piece of land that connects two other areas across water) between Puget Sound (which is an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, and it is close to two notable peaks: Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens.
For tourists, it has attractions ranging from a wall made of gum and a bar inspired by unicorns to art exhibits featuring glass and museums focusing on pop culture. It is also home to some noteworthy brands such as Amazon and Starbucks, who have locations that are definitely worth checking out in this city.
See 15 more unique things to do in Seattle (that aren't the Space Needle) here!
15 A Wall Made Out Of Gum
As the name suggests, this is a wall that has been covered in gum over the years, making it a tourist attraction! Known as The Market Theater Gum Wall, it can be found in an alleyway in Post Alley under the Pike Place Market in Seattle.
14 Amazon's Glass Spheres
Amazon employees get to lounge and work in style in Seattle, thanks to these spheres; there are three of them, they are conservatories, and they are a part of the Amazon headquarters campus that many people love to see when strolling through or visiting this city.
13 This Whimsical Unicorn Bar
Unicorn is a whimsical bar that is also located in Seattle, Washington, which has a carnival theme and boasts entertainment such as an arcade, a claw machine, a photo booth, and weekly events. Of course, it also offers up carnival-style food and magical cocktails to eat and drink!
12 A Famous Market
Pike Place Market is a public waterfront market. Since it has been around since 1907, it is one of the oldest public markets that has continuously operated in the country.
It is full of shops, restaurants, food stands, booths of crafts/gifts, residents and more.
11 Starbucks' Roastery & Tasting Room
Starbucks got its start in/around the Pike Place Market, so another stop would be the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room. One-of-a-kind coffees are roasted and shipped from here, and guests can learn more about the brand/drink, as well as enjoy their own cups of caffeinated beverages.
10 Hike Around The Most Glaciated Peak
Mount Rainier is an active stratovolcano in the Cascade mountain range near Seattle. Travelers come here to climb, hike, ski and camp. Those who are interested in the great outdoors and are visiting the Seattle area may just want to add this peak to their bucket list!
9 Hike Around An Active Stratovolcano
More climbing and hiking and soaking up what the planet has to offer can be done at Mount St. Helens, an active stratovolcano in the state of Washington. The volcano is in the Cascade Range and part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, which has more than 160 active volcanoes.
8 A Pop Culture-Inspired Museum
Something else that offers up entertainment in this spot would be The Museum of Pop Culture or MoPOP. It opened up in 2000, and as the name suggests, it is dedicated to exhibits that focus on all things movies, TV, music, celebs, sports and beyond!
7 A Bridge Troll
Those who are into roadside attractions or attractions found under roads may want to consider stopping by to see the Fremont Troll! It is a large sculpture that has been greeting and possibly scaring people since its inception in 1990, and it is like no other.
6 Watch America's Favorite Pastime
America’s favorite pastime is baseball, and residents and tourists can watch the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball play this game at T-Mobile Park.
With its retractable roof, this park has been hosting baseball games and a variety of other Seattle-based events since 1999.
5 Best View Of The City
Perhaps the best view of the city can be taken in at Kerry Park; this small and public area has benches, a playground and a steel sculpture, but its backdrop, featuring the Space Needle, Elliott Bay, Mount Rainier and the rest of the skyline, is its main draw.
4 An Underground Tour Of The City
Many may not know that there is actually a city underneath this city. That being said, anyone and everyone looking for something to do here can consider the Seattle Underground Tour, which is a unique and funny walking tour that takes place under the ground and shows off a whole new side of this locale.
3 Ride A Giant Ferris Wheel
Another option for people to keep in mind is The Seattle Great Wheel, a Ferris wheel at Elliott Bay’s Pier 57.
Standing at 175 feet, it was once the West Coast’s tallest Ferris wheel, and it is a landmark that provides some fun and looks great in photos.
2 Art Made Out Of Glass
Dale Chihuly is an artist who works with glass, and fans can see his work at the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit in the Seattle Center. This attraction is made up of three parts (the Garden, the Glasshouse and the Interior Exhibits). It has been around since 2012. And it features an installation that is one of Chihuly's largest suspended pieces, at 100 feet.
1 An Industrial Park
One final suggestion, when it comes to things to do in Seattle, is Gas Works Park, which used to be home to the Seattle Gas Light Company gasification plant. Now, it is a public space that people can enjoy and where people can take in interesting and industrial sights.