A Weekend Guide to Seattle, Washington

Posted by Holly Gray on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at 1:54pm.

 

Good ole’ Seattle, Washington. Home of the Space needle and the Seattle Seahawks (more on those later). It seems to me that you are looking for some exciting and fun things to do over the weekend. Maybe you are just visiting, or you live there and don’t know what to do. Either way, you are in the right place. Here are some of the top things that you and your group of friends can do over the weekend in Seattle, Washington that will blow your socks off.

The Space Needle

photo courtesy of Shue_amorefati

This is the type of thing everybody needs to experience at least once in their life. The Space Needle stands at a towering 605 feet. You can only go as high as the 520-foot-high observation deck, but that’s still pretty awesome. The elevator ride alone takes 41 seconds to reach the top. Then, you get a gorgeous 360-degree view of the city below. You can even get yourself a nice dinner at the 500-foot Sky City Restaurant. As of now, it is going under a $100-million renovation, so make sure you check its open before heading out in case it's closed. But just imagine what it will look like once they are done!  (**bonus is the spinning restaurant!!)

The Seattle Seahawks

photo courtesy of @kj_wright34

One of the prized possessions of Seattle, Washington is their beloved football team, The Seattle Seahawks. The former Super Bowl Champions are practically worshipped here in Seattle. If you decide to go to a game, you might want to bring some ear muffs - the 12th man is notorious for getting loud. The stadium can get so loud that the decibels at CenturyLink Field have broken the world record twice. The final record is 137.6 decibels in 2014. So, expect a lot of passionate fans in one place.

The Museum of Pop Culture

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Inspired by the man Jimi Hendrix himself and founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, The Museum of Pop Culture is a must visit on a day off during the weekend. The good news is that it is right next to the space needle, so you can probably bust out both in one day. Here at the “MOPOP” you can see a large variety of exhibits that ooze pop culture. They are dedicated to the ideas and risk taking that burn within contemporary pop culture. Feel free to explore their educational programs and interactive exhibits to create an unforgettable experience.

When you are done there, head on over to the Chihuly Glass Garden next door. You will be amazed at the things that people can do with glass.

Pike Place Market

photo courtesy of Nickrdanforth 

If you are in the shopping mood, then Pike Place and Market is perfect for you. The market is a public market area that is overlooking the Elliot Bay Waterfront in Seattle, Washington. This is the epicenter of Seattle’s fresh produce, specialty foods, and independent businesses. The Market was established in 1907 which makes this place over 100 years old! Expect to find a lot of heritage and family traditions in cuisine here.

Find your way to Post Alley underneath Pikes Place to find the famous Market Theatre Gum wall. Here you can place your own gum on the wall and leave a piece of yourself in the monument!

Olympic Sculpture Park

photo credit Christopher Glen

This completely free park is such a cool way to spend your time during the weekend. Expect to be wowed and inspired with the incredible sculptures. There are plenty of sculptures to see on the 9-acre outdoor area and beach. Check out this handy map and many more examples of what you get to see at this amazing park... 

Tractor Tavern

Photo credit Travis Trautt

For a fun evening with awesome live music, we highly recommend going to the Tractor Tavern. This highly rated venue holds a great bar and even better music in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. Think classic corner pub meets concert hall... All sorts of genres enter these doors and leave an imprint that will have you and your friends jumping and having fun all evening. Truly a quintessential Seattle venue for over 20 years! 

Museum of Flight

 

Photo Credit Yuchenglee

The Museum of Flight is a private non-profit air and space museum. This place is one of the best for learning about jets and aircrafts. For example, on the weekends they hold the 1-hour pilot experience that allows you to see if you have what it takes to become a pilot. After that, go enjoy their crazy 3D movie theatre experience that will teach you the wonders of aviation and how it works. Personally, I would be heading straight to the flight simulators. Just hope that you don’t crash and burn when you start to try it out, but practice makes perfect.

 

Gas Works Park

Photo Credit Littkmac

 After it is all said and done, you can wrap up the weekend with the Gas Works Park. This gorgeous park overlooks the city of Seattle. This is where you can look back at the city and reminisce about all the places you have seen and experienced. Hopefully this weekend will live up to be an unforgettable one.

 

This is just a tiny piece of Seattle life that you can experience. There is so much music, art  and soul all around Have yourself a good time and, of course, Go Seahawks!!!!!

 

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Author, Holly Gray

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