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Best things to do in Northwest Seattle, Seattle

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Zoo
“This is a large zoo, will take a whole day to visit the entire zoo. It’s a really nice place with lots of animals to see. ”
231 locals recommend
Playground
“It's a 2.8-mile walk around the lake! Some of the best people-watching in Seattle, with restaurants and shops nearby. ”
336 locals recommend
Preschool
“-Trails for running and hiking. -Cross the bridge over the railroad tracks to the beach. -Small but fun playground. ”
126 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A fancier spot with incredible seafood - one of Seattle's famed seafood and oyster places.”
146 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Bath & Body Works, California Pizza Kitchen, Champs Sports, Chipotle, Cinnabon, Claire's Boutique, EBar at Nordstrom, Nordstrom, Eddie Bauer, Famous Footwear, Foot Locker, Game Stop, Gap, Gene Juarez Salon & Spa, GNC, JCPenny, Kay's Jewelers, Macy's, Old Navy and many more! ”
58 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“If you want to enjoy fresh water and have flat one hour hike, this is the place. ”
120 locals recommend
Pool
“Hang out at the lake for great people watching, a 3 mile walk/jog, a dip in the lake, or a trip to Evans Pool. Rent a paddle boat - Green Lake boat house is behind the tennis courts. Parking can be dicey in the tiny parking lot, so be prepared to drive around looking for a space or park on a neighborhood street. (5 min away)”
43 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
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“My favorite grocery store. Fresh organic produce, great cheeses, drinks etc. Large selection for a co-op. It's a local co-op chain and they do a great job and treat the community and their employees well. ”
64 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“A trendy spot serving cardamom lattes and delicious brunch items including egg dishes baked in cast iron ”
74 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Sharply dressed diners flock to this hip eatery for its uncomplicated menu items, so popular that the owners opened excellent cocktail and burger bar Essex next door to serve as a waiting room for the crowds. Once in the doors at Delancey, diners partake in some of the city’s ultimate thin-crust wood-fired pizza and lovely salads. Two-day-cured dough is the base for the likes of zesty tomato sauce, spicy salami, and onions, and the Jersey salad is a crunchy treat, followed by the must-eat chocolate chip cookie with gray salt.”
72 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Our favorite brewery in Ballard. Don't forget to pick up your Ballard Brewery Passport and earn stamps at the 11+ breweries. ”
47 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Unforgettable burgers and amazing shakes just up the hill. Vegans and vegetarians even have their choice of veggie burgers or a Beyond burger. Need I say more?”
54 locals recommend
Beer Store
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“Best. Bottle Shop. Ever. Seriously. It's a fun place to sit and enjoy a freshly pulled pint or grab a growler or some bottles to go. Bonus: Ice cream.”
56 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“Local restaurant serving delicious Pork Caribbean Sandwich. Featured in Yelp's Top Places to Eat in US. ”
48 locals recommend
Brewery
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“One of my favorite microbreweries! There are a ton of other microbreweries in the vicinity as well.”
49 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“Bongos is a newer place and a surprisingly good addition to Greenlake. Carribean food in a casual environment. It is a bit tricky to get across if you aren't familiar with it but there is an underpass walk to cross H-99 near the south parking lots at Greenlake, approx around 62nd St. (or you can cross at Winona Ave which is a bit farther up.)”
32 locals recommend