Seattle is a terrific place to enjoy a variety of activities and events. Listed below are favourite, must-see places for anyone who has an opportunity to visit the Emerald City.

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market is a favorite shopping extravaganza for people who like to wander amongst small, independent shops with a classic rustic charm. The fish market is one of the most favorite places to watch people sell and buy fish. Fresh fish are literally tossed from person-to-person before they eventually reach the customer, carefully wrapped in the local newspaper.

Downtown Seattle

Spend some time walking around downtown Seattle. Enjoy a stroll through the local galleries, or pause to view the historic architecture that is sprinkled throughout the area. When your legs get tired, there are plenty of free or low cost buses or the ever-popular monorail for quick transport around the city. While you are exploring downtown Seattle, you must find some time to visit the Space Needle, Pioneer Square and the Pacific Science Center. Don’t leave out the Seattle waterfront. Wander along the piers to the Seattle Aquarium to get a real flavor of old Seattle. The waterfront offers a chance to visit outlying areas by foot or car on the Washington State Ferries to either Winslow or Bremerton.

Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo is located just a short distance from downtown Seattle. It is easy to access by bus from downtown Seattle. The zoo has been a popular attraction for both local families and visitors. Their displays put you into the ecosystem including both flora and fauna from the Pacific Northwest to the Amazon Rain Forest.

University of Washington and the U District

University of Washington is a delightful place to experience the contrast of cutting-edge technology and classic architectural design. The nearby U District offers an excellent international opportunity for shopping and dining. This is a delightful place to enjoy classic oriental cuisine and culture. While you are in Husky territory, you won’t want to miss some outstanding college football action. For that matter, if your timing is right, catch a live Mariners or Seahawks game.

Seattle, Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market

Outlying Areas

No visit to Seattle is complete without hopping in a Seattle Cab and spending a little bit of time in the outlying areas such as Mount Rainier National Park or a trip up to the San Juan Islands. If you arrive in the spring, head out to the tulip farms. A mid-summer visit is perfect timing for the Lavender Festival at Sequim.

Seattle has an enormous amount of enjoyable, world-class activities in store for visitors and residents. There is no time like the present to enjoy the Emerald City. If you need a cab during you stay, give us a shout at

This Post Has 48 Comments

  1. Whooa πŸ™‚ nice… i think i will love to visit the Pike Place Market πŸ™‚ I extremely love classics though i’m in the generation Y πŸ™‚

  2. tejan

    wow! thanks for these infos Jadey.. gonna check out on this;)really important to know the place before going.

    1. Donna Jane Marcuap

      Really informative πŸ˜€

      1. Algene

        Dahil sa kagustuhan natin na maging first commentator, napapabasa tayo. πŸ™‚ Tapos, may nalalaman. LOL

        1. Donna Jane Marcuap

          Haha that’s the truth πŸ˜€ well because of the benefits( info and reward) who will not? πŸ˜€

          1. Algene

            Hahaha, the rewards are more motivating.

          2. Donna Jane Marcuap

            Well I enjoy doing things with both rreason πŸ™‚

  3. tejan

    followed here too πŸ˜‰ see yah around;)

    1. Algene

      I visited your page. πŸ™‚

  4. Malou

    Downtown Seattle looks interesting. But it always rains in Seattle right? I feel kinda gloomy when it rains.

    1. Donna Jane Marcuap

      Rain or shine πŸ˜€ it’s fine as long as i’m enjoying

      1. Algene

        Ako, gusto ko talaga shine lang all the time! Di ako comfy when it rains. Nakakasira ng vacay moment. πŸ™‚

  5. Algene

    Oh how I wish I could also visit Seattle in the near future. πŸ™‚ I’d pick the Woodland Park Zoo first!

    1. Donna Jane Marcuap

      well, that’s a good choice πŸ˜€

  6. Donna Jane Marcuap

    Visiting these places :
    Space Needle, Pioneer Square and the Pacific Science Center
    it’s like a field trip πŸ˜€ btw I never experience Field trips during my elem and High days πŸ™

    1. Algene

      This comment caught my attention talaga. Really? Bakit wala? Hehehe πŸ™‚

      1. Donna Jane Marcuap

        Everytime our school will held a field trip, a typhoon is approaching :C always postponed, I don’t know if it’s a coincidence or bad luck … hehehe

        1. Algene

          As in? For your entire HS? Sige lang, you can always plan your own field trip with family and friends πŸ™‚

          1. Donna Jane Marcuap

            but Field trip while still students, with your classmates and teachers are different things :c
            I self Pity

        1. Algene

          I am. What do you know about me?

          1. Donna Jane Marcuap

            Rica, you don’t know ALgene , well I know (maybe) she is a student blogger who really want to visit places the way I do ^^

    2. Ricalyn Kalinisan

      me too . but i wish na this coming january . mtuloy ang aming fieldtrrip ! πŸ˜€

      1. Algene

        Good luck. I think ikaw ang dapat mag-explore sa “world”.

    1. Algene

      Yea. Posted in BEST VACATION PLACES.

    1. Algene

      Kung nasa Seattle ka πŸ™‚

      1. Donna Jane Marcuap

        I really wanna go in this Emerald City ! πŸ™‚

  7. Ricalyn Kalinisan

    Pike Place Market is a favorite shopping extravaganza for people who like to wander amongst small, independent shops with a classic rustic charm.

    ^^ donna . do you think na mura yung mga merchandize dto ?

    1. Donna Jane Marcuap

      I can’t say mura, but it depends πŸ™‚ I think kahit na costly yang place, worth it naman eh!so go lang πŸ™‚

      1. Algene

        Worthy talaga πŸ™‚ Kung may time and pera lang, go na! πŸ˜›

        1. Donna Jane Marcuap

          who won’t ! if only….

    1. Algene

      You’ve said the same thing above πŸ™‚

      1. These are really a must to see while in a Seattle Rica, go try these πŸ™‚

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