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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Neighborhood
“You can't come to Seattle and not visit Pike Place! They have beautiful flowers year round, fresh fish, live music, and lots of vendors. If you want to have a fish thrown over your head, just purchase any fish from the Pike Place Fish Market. ”
  • 882 locals recommend
  • 9 Experiences
Art Museum
“Seattle Art Museum connects art to life through special exhibitions, educational programs & installations drawn from its collection of approximately 25K objects. SAM presents a global perspective, collecting & exhibiting objects from 140 cultures, exploring connections between the past and present”
  • 341 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Sculpture Garden
“This is a great path along the water with cool sculptures scattered throughout. Great for a long walk or jog. ”
  • 254 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Coffee Shop
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“This is a great place to try new flavors of coffee and different styles. I recommend getting a flight of coffee if you are with someone else. They pair 3 flavors with truffles. ”
  • 189 locals recommend
Stadium
“Visit the CenturyLink Field to watch the Seahawks or Sounders play. Pro Tip: Take the light rail to the stadium to avoid hefty parking fees.”
  • 172 locals recommend
Aquarium
“This is a great spot for families. It is on the waterfront and conveniently located near Pike Place. ”
  • 113 locals recommend
Tour Provider
“This is a must-do on your trip! A bit of humor and a cool tour of the underground city of Seattle. ”
  • 176 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Great Vietnamese place with a late night bar. Grab some Vermicelli and a Moscow Mule”
  • 134 locals recommend
Park
“I work there and love this neighborhood. It's the original downtown Seattle and features some of our oldest and most ornate architecture.”
  • 104 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Bookstore
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“This large and long-standing bookstore has been providing great reads to Seattle since 1973”
  • 144 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“One of Seattle's most iconic landmarks/activities! Take a ride on the Great Wheel for unbeatable views of the Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, the Space Needle, and the whole city of Seattle.”
  • 111 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Experience delicious homemade ice cream with flavors you've never heard of and the usual ones too”
  • 140 locals recommend
Bar
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“Famous quirky circus themed bar with foodie food and hilarious drink names. Definitely worth checking out for a drink or two.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Place to shop
“4-story, glass-enclosed retail center for shopping & dining with a food court.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“biggest movie theater in Seattle. Get the mixed popcorn with chocolate and some cupcake royal and a cherry coke”
  • 95 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“This is the largest concert and Broadway show venue downtown. Official Description from Seattle Theater Group "The Paramount Theatre is a 2,807-seat performing arts venue located at 9th Avenue and Pine Street in Seattle, Washington. The theater originally opened March 1, 1928 as the Seattle Theatre with 3,000 seats, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 9, 1974"”
  • 53 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Vietnamese Restaurant
“Great Vietnamese place with a late night bar. Grab some Vermicelli and a Moscow Mule”
  • 134 locals recommend
Bar
“Famous quirky circus themed bar with foodie food and hilarious drink names. Definitely worth checking out for a drink or two.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“the Lasagna Pink Door might change your life. Reservations recommended. Enjoy live entertainment in Bar dining area some nights. Enjoy water views and elegant comfort in the front dining area. Enjoy being above Pike Place in the outdoor dining area.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Diner
“Comfort food done with a twist. You like fried chicken? Good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.”
  • 109 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“My "go to" place for affordable but still upscale french food. Wine is as cheap as $3.50 a glass. Very lively and comfortable place and they serve food every day until 1PM. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Funky sushi place. Great specialty rolls and the menu is as long as a Russian novel. ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“An upscale bar with an out of this world whiskey collection. Make a reservation on the weekends”
  • 112 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Tom Douglas is one of Seattle’s most famous chefs, and his Greek-influenced restaurant just blocks from Pike Place Market doesn’t disappoint. Be sure to save room for the donuts for dessert!”
  • 46 locals recommend

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