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Best things to do in 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.

College Classroom
“One of the prettiest campuses in the world. Don't miss the cherry blossoms in 'The Quad' mid-March. ”
151 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
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“New owner and recently remodeled, Mexican eatery. Indoor and outdoor seating, somewhat funky, lakeside setting. ”
108 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Breakfast and brunch spot with self-serve fruit bar. Lots of local ingredients. Super popular on the weekends after 9.00am, so get there early if you don't want to wait in line. ”
46 locals recommend
Museum
“Very unique gallery near one of our Universities. Really off the beaten path installations and exhibits.”
29 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“Rent a kayak and explore the lake. You can also grab some Mexican food next door.”
12 locals recommend
Bike Shop
“0.6 mile away, walking distance. Very friendly. You may want to book in advance for summer time.”
8 locals recommend
Book Store
“Huge selection of books for every taste. Also, includes a fantastic kids section. ”
7 locals recommend
College Theater
“Find great studio, music and other cultural events at the Meany Hall for the Performing Arts. The Mainstage Meany Theater is one of Seattle's acoustic treasures, with 1,206 seat proscenium stage, (with 794 floor and 412 balcony seats) creating an intimate experience for audiences. Danish woven tapestries are displayed on the stage during President's Piano Series and Chamber Music Series. The Studio Theatre is a an intimate black box theater seating 238 and home to a wide variety of performances, including many by UW School of Music, School of Drama and Dance Program. From the brick-paved Central Plaza (Red Square), take the stairs at the NE corner of Meany Hall to the sunken courtyard."”
3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Closest Coffee and Snacks, free wi-fi and 3-6pm Happy Hour food and drinks. Open Early and Late.”
4 locals recommend
Hospital Ward
“Lots to do and see. Canoes in the summer from the Boat House by the Stadium.”
3 locals recommend
Bar
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“Hip & cozy hangout for vegetarian & vegan fare including a lunch buffet, plus creative cocktails”
4 locals recommend
Light Rail Station
“enterprise car rental picks you up at you home or hotel anywhere but the airport”
24 locals recommend
Cafe
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“One of the city's oldest coffee shops, it's in a comfy brick building with high ceilings. The baristas know what they're doing and the tea is excellent. A good place to read or meet up with someone.”
4 locals recommend
Premise
“This library is like also knows as Harry Potter library. It’s located at the University of Washington. This beautiful campus has the quad where there’s very beautiful cherry blossoms during April when it’s full bloom. ”
4 locals recommend
College Library
“Take the train to UW, walk up the big lawn, go to the Neo-gothic building that looks like a cathedral. Inside, on the top floor, is the Reading Room. Turn off your phone, and don't talk. Not even whispers. People are here to throw down some serious study time, and lots of them are grad students or working on their PhD's, so wait to make noise until you're somewhere else. BUT...if you want to hang around and READ...go ahead! It's a beautiful reading room.”
4 locals recommend
Park
“If you like walking around college campuses, this is the center of it. There are cherry blossoms for about a week a year so if you can view it, try to! Also check out Drumheller fountain if the sky is clear - there's a sweet view of Mount Rainier. ”
4 locals recommend