Seattle Trip—Explore The Emerald City
While Seattle is well-known for its (often) dreary weather, the people of the Emerald City wouldn't have it any other way. There are a wide assortment of activities to check out—from Pike Place Market (famous for its fish-throwing mongers) and the infamous gum wall to the Space Needle (an icon, really)—so most people dread the trip home.
What Is There To Do In Seattle?
Seattle is known for being a little on the pricy side, but we have a solution. We've put together a handy list of the top six things you can do in Seattle that won't break the bank.
1. Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market is located on Seattle's waterfront and is completely free to roam around and enjoy the views. There are a large number of quirky shops and stalls, as well as a range of fishmongers and delicious foods. You also be able to find a great selection of cafes to grab a snack or get a coffee and the very first Starbucks.
2. Unexpected Productions
Unexpected Productions is a fantastic improv comedy company residing in Market Theatre. They have regular shows featuring both up-and-coming comics, as well as their in-house acts. The theatre is located along the famous Gum Wall. If you go to the 7 p.m. show, it'll only cost you $5—and the best part is their awesome happy-hour deal means you can stick around for the 8:30 p.m. show for free.
3. Discovery Park
Discovery Park is the largest park in Seattle. This impressive park overlooks Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains and boasts 534 acres of beautiful beaches, open meadows, cliffs, sand dunes, forests and more. If you're looking to go exploring and get outdoors than this is the place for you, and its 100% free.
5. Capitol Hill
You can't go to Seattle without checking out one of the city's liveliest and most diverse neighbourhoods. Capitol Hill is busting with unique cafes and tasty restaurants. This area is one of Seattle's most prominent nightlife and entertainment districts, so if you're looking to party this is the place to do it!
6. Ferry Ride
A visit to Seattle wouldn't be complete without a ferry ride! Jump onboard a ferry to Bainbridge Island—the trip is 35 minutes roundtrip and costs $8. The island itself is awesome and full of unique stalls and cafes. You'll get unbeatable views of the Seattle skyline from the ferry as well.