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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.
Market
“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. ”
  • 885 locals recommend
Landmark
“If Seattle is known for anything, this is it. If views are your thing, purchase a ticket and check out the newly renovated observation deck. For an better view that includes the Space Needle, head over to Kerry Park!”
  • 487 locals recommend
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”
  • 342 locals recommend
Park
“Kerry Park has the best view of the Seattle skyline! You could buy a postcard from your trip...or you could take the photo yourself!”
  • 445 locals recommend
Park
“A lovely place for picnic or a magical picture of Downtown during day and night time.”
  • 426 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The most famous glass artist in the country, born south of Seattle in Tacoma, displays his finest collection of works downtown just below the Space Needle. A must see for an art lover. ”
  • 298 locals recommend
Canal Lock
“Ballard locks is a great location to watch boats and fish make their way from the Puget sound to Lake Washington. Just a 10 minute drive from home”
  • 410 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“This is a massive preservation on the water with great walking paths. If you are a jogger, you will be in heaven!”
  • 407 locals recommend
Museum
“This is a fantastic museum of Modern Pop Culture. They have rooms divided by music, fantasy, horror, sci-fi, and gaming. This is part of the city pass. ** The City Pass offers a variety of locations for about 50% off of the door admissions. The pass is valid for 9 days. ”
  • 241 locals recommend
Zoo
“Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo is fun for visitors of all ages, but particularly exciting for kids. The grounds are large, so wear walking shoes and plan on at least a half-day to see everything. There are cafes and restaurants inside the zoo, but you are welcome to bring your own food and drink inside, too. The zoo has an excellent blog featuring lots of pictures of their animals, especially newborns, baby gorilla, girraff, penguin chicks, and lion cubs.There's a petting zoo and farm area near the front, and feedings and shows throughout the day — the raptor show is particularly impressive. A free smartphone app allows you to plan your day and make the most of your visit. In summer, the zoo offers a popular concert series called Zoo Tunes, and in fall's Zoo Doo contest, locals actually enter a lottery to win animal manure for composting. Only in Seattle”
  • 235 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“This is a great path along the water with cool sculpture scattered throughout. It's great for a long walk or jog. ”
  • 256 locals recommend
Beach
“What a great place any time of day, but particularly at sunset on a clear day. Enjoy a beautiful view of the sea and mountains from a sandy beach. Maybe you'll see some cute turtles near the bridge at the northern end of the park!”
  • 338 locals recommend
Beach
“Ali Beach is a very popular destination during good weather and the summertime. There are several restaurants and coffee shops, and a fantastic walking/biking path! It's easy to get there - you can drive or take the water taxi from downtown. ”
  • 373 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Green Lake is not the top sight to see in Seattle, but it is definitely a great staple for a little fresh air. It's a 3+ mile loop around the lake and well used by locals. ”
  • 345 locals recommend
Outdoor Sculpture
“The Fremont Troll is nearby and it's a fun sight to see! Make sure to try out one of the great coffee shops nearby or locally-caught fish. ”
  • 269 locals recommend
Park
“A park with more than just trails and a great view, check out the conservatory, Bruce Lee's grave site, and the Black Sun sculpture when you visit this iconic park in Capitol Hill.”
  • 300 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Vietnamese Restaurant
“Great Vietnamese place with a late night bar. Grab some Vermicelli and a Moscow Mule”
  • 134 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Arguably the best oyster bar in Seattle, your taste buds will be as delighted by the food as you are by the service”
  • 149 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Hip hot spot near Seattle Center featuring a huge menu filled with Cajun-Creole inspired cuisine. Great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or just pop in for a drink at the bar. Check out their 1/2 price breakfast happy hour Monday through Friday.”
  • 99 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
Hawaiian Restaurant
“Great view of the city while enjoying Korean fusion tacos. The drink line is a lot shorter than food only line”
  • 137 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
Seafood Restaurant
“The most famous sunday brunch in Seattle where you can enjoy unlimited seafood with breathtaking view of Seattle skyline right in front of you. ”
  • 112 locals recommend
Diner
“Comfort food done with a twist. You like fried chicken? Good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.”
  • 109 locals recommend

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