Are you thinking of re-locating and moving to the Seattle area? Or, maybe you already live here and haven’t yet experienced all of Seattle’s amazing attractions. In this post, we are going to cover some of the most popular and fun things to do in Seattle and highlight why the Pacific Northwest is such an amazing place to buy a home and raise a family.
Space Needle – The Space Needle is one of the most unique looking structures in Seattle. It stands 605 feet tall and is a great location where you can see so much of the city. At the top, there is an excellent Restaurant, Observation Desk, shopping, and more.
Pike Place Market – The Pike Place Market is definitely a key tourist destination but also a great place for local Seattelites to go for fresh produce, fish, and more.
Ballard Locks – The Ballard Locks are located at the West end of Salmon Bay in Seattle and is a great place to take the kids to see lots of different boats and ships passing by.
Museum of Flight – The Museum of Flight is located in Tukwila, which is a city just south of Seattle. It’s an amazing air and space museum that typically gets over 400,000 visitors per year so it’s very popular.
Waterfront Park – This Waterfront Park is cool little park in the heart of Seattle. It’s a public park, which is located on the Central Waterfront in downtown Seattle. It used to be known as Schwabacher Wharf in the early days.
Safeco Field – The Seattle Mariners, the professional baseball team plays their home games at Safeco Field, which is located near downtown Seattle. It’s right next door to Century Link Stadium. Safeco is a great place to watch a baseball game and even has a roof that can close when the weather is bad.
Century Link Field – Both the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders (professional football and soccer) teams play at Century Link Stadium Field, which has an open roof and is located next to Safeco Field.
Woodland Park Zoo – The Woodland Park Zoo is Seattle’s premier zoo and covers over 92 acres of space. It’s located to the north of Seattle and opened in 1899.
Pacific Science Center – The Pacific Science Center is a very nice science museum that was designed by Minoru Yamasaki for the World Fair in Seattle in 1962. The Museum is located in downtown Seattle and also has a smaller, second location in Bellevue Washington, which is on the Eastside.
Seattle Gum Wall – The Market Theater Gum Wall in Seattle (Downtown) is a very unique wall that people stick their chewed gum on. It’s located near the Pike Place Market and the wall was just cleaned in November 2015 where over 2,000 pounds of gum was removed and disposed of. The very next day, people starting sticking their gum back on the gum wall and they will continue to do so with the city’s blessing.
Seattle Aquarium – The Seattle Aquarium opened in 1977 and receives well over 800,000 visitors every year. Their largest tank is 400,000 gallons. This is a great place to see all kinds of different fish and species.
Pier 57 – Pier 57 is located on the Seattle Waterfront and is a fun tourist attraction that includes restaurants, gift shops, and is very close to the Seattle Ferry’s.
While this is not a complete list of Seattle are attractions, there are many more great places to go and things to do in Seattle, we just don’t have room for them all on this page so use this as just a start.
Seattle and the surrounding areas are the perfect place to buy a house and raise a family.