Guidelet: A guide to the Emerald City

A travel guide to Seattle, WA, United States | Target Market: families, tourist, foodies | A travel guide by: Rebecca A Craw

This guide will give you some great place to explore in the Emerald City. Not to mention where to find the best food and coffee.
A guide to the Emerald City", a travel guide to Seattle, WA, United States

Summary of points of interest in this travel guide to Seattle, WA, United States


Chocolati

Why visit:

There are few cafes that can make an Irish creme hot chocolate so delectable that you'd rather order it than their signature latte, but that's exactly what you'll find at Chocolati. Using only the finest imported ingredients from around the world, you'll find world class deserts that look as perfect as they taste.

a day,varies,just show up option
at 1000 4th Ave, Level 3


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Chocolati, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Cloud City Coffee

Why visit:

Cloud City Coffee is the coffee hotspot of the Maple Leaf neighborhood. Known for the vast number of regulars and families that visit the location, Cloud City Coffee prides itself on being a meeting and gathering place in the community. They offer a wife variety of foods made on site, and if you're feeling peckish, the Coconut bread is to die for.

a day,lunch,very cheap,just show up option
at 1000 4th Ave, Level 3


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Cloud City Coffee, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Nollie's

Why visit:

Nollie's is the perfect place for those looking for a great cup of coffee and desserts that are to die for. It's a small hole in the wall that can be easy to overlook but once you've tasted their pastries you'll be back for more.

a day,varies,just show up option
at 1165 Harrison St


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Nollie

Space Needle

Why visit:

Perhaps the most iconic part of Seattle's skyline is the Space Needle. The Space Needle is great fun for tourists and locals alike and you can even opt to go to the restaurant at the very top for 360 views of the entire city. While the food is good, expect to pay a premium for the view. If you just go for the view sans the food, be prepared to jostle a few elbows for a good view. It gets and stays crowded.

a day,night,fixed price,just show up option
at 400 Broad St


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Space Needle, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

ETG Coffee & Bakery

Why visit:

If the best things come in the smallest packages then ETG Coffee & Bakery is the best of the best. If you weren't looking for it you might miss it (which would be a shame). So keep your eyes peeled a prepare to be amazed. Their barista are eccentric and their Chai tea is second to none.

a day,lunch,very cheap,just show up option
at 3512 Fremont Pl N


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ETG Coffee & Bakery, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Espresso Vivace

Why visit:

Espresso Vivace is the perfect example of a coffee shop that is dedicated to coffee. They even brew a kind of coffee that tastes like caramel when you add milk! This is the kind of coffee shop that is passionate about their coffee and wants their patrons to know more about their coffee.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 532 Broadway E


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Espresso Vivace, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Fuel Coffee Seattle

Why visit:

Fuel Coffee is known for three things: great service, great coffee, and great swag. With three great locations to visit, it manages to have the convenience of a chain while still retaining its independent feel.

a day,night,varies,just show up option
at 610 19th Ave E


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Fuel Coffee Seattle, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Pike Place Market

Why visit:

There's a ton of history packed into this market that overlooks Elliott Bay. It's one of the oldest farmer's markets in the US and is still thriving today with over 10 million visitors a year. You can't go to Seattle and not go to the Pike Place Market.

a day,night,varies,just show up option
at 85 Pike St


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Pike Place Market, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Why visit:

If you're looking for a gallery that is a beatiful as it is unique then look no further because Chihuly Garden and Glass is what you're looking for. There are beautiful glass displays with amazing gardens that will captivate you and leave you stunned. Ideal for kids too since they'll be stunned by the vibrant colors that they see.

a day,fixed price,just show up option
at 305 Harrison St


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Chihuly Garden and Glass, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

EMP Museum

Why visit:

This non-profit museum is all about ideas that are cutting edge and pop art. Founded by a co-founder of Microsoft, EMP Museum is sure to be fun for the whole family! It has everything from pop culture references to the obscure media reference so no matter what you're into, you're sure to find a reference to it there. It's a little pricer at around $20 a head, but kids 4 and under are free.

a day,night,fixed price,just show up option
at 325 5th Ave N


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EMP Museum, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

The Museum of Flight

Why visit:

Are you looking for an amazing museum that captures the adventurer in all of us? Learn everything you ever wanted to know about aviation from the earliest attempts at flight to our recent trips into space. Adults are $20 and kids are $12.

a day,fixed price,just show up option
at 9404 E Marginal Way S


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The Museum of Flight, a tour attraction in Tukwila United States

Pacific Science Center

Why visit:

A museum that goes above and beyond other science museums to include amazing exhibits and a state of the art IMAX theater. So take the whole family and explore the wonders of science.

a day,fixed price,just show up option
at 200 2nd Ave N


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Pacific Science Center, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

The Seattle Great Wheel

Why visit:

The Seattle Great Wheel is almost as much of a Seattle staple as the Space Needle is. This ferris wheel will give you breathtaking views of the city and is also an ideal location to go on a date since the cool sea air encourage people to move together for warmth.

a day,night,fixed price,just show up option
at 1301 Alaskan Way


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The Seattle Great Wheel, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Seattle Art Museum

Why visit:

This museum is so large that it's actually spread over three locations in Seattle. It's a great place to go to and gain insight into some fantastic art and let your mind wander. You never know what you'll find.

a day,fixed price,just show up option
at 1300 1st Ave


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Seattle Art Museum, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

The 5th Avenue Theatre

Why visit:

This theater has become a landmark in Seattle,WA. Shows have been on this stage since its opening in 1926 and current offerings are similar to what you might find at the Fox theater in New York and Atlanta.

a day,night,varies option
at 1308 5th Ave


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The 5th Avenue Theatre, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Seattle Aquarium

Why visit:

The Seattle Aquarium is a great place to go on a date or with the whole family. Everyone is sure to find something to love about the Seattle Aquarium! Plus it's right on the water so you get a fantastic walk before and after! I'd recommend you go at sunset to get a picture perfect view.

a day,fixed price,just show up option
at 1483 Alaskan Way


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Seattle Aquarium, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Seattle Children's Museum

Why visit:

The Seattle Children's Museum is the perfect place to go for a wonderful day trip for the whole family. Everyone is sure to leave a little more inspired. If you're planing an extended stay in Seattle then you can sign up for extended camps that your child can enjoy over the course of several weeks too!

a day,fixed price,just show up option
at 305 Harrison St


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Seattle Children

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

Why visit:

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop is the kind of shop that you can't find in most cities. From double headed animals to deconstructed skeletons you can find everything here you never knew existed. You could spend hours here just in awe of the oddities that they have.

a day,varies,just show up option
at 1001 Alaskan Way


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Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

The Showbox

Why visit:

If you're looking for a great place for live music then you've found it at The Showbox. Its got enough pull to bring in the big names like Shania Twain but predominately features local Indie artists and up and coming bands. Great place for alternative rock.

a night,varies option
at 1426 1st Ave


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The Showbox, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

SkyCity Restaurant

Why visit:

SkyCity Restaurant has one amazing thing going for it: location, location, location. Sitting atop the world in the restaurant at the Space Needle, you'll be treated to 360 panoramic views of the city and harbor as you feast on your meal. The only downside is that you'll pay a premium for the view.

a day,lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 400 Broad St


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SkyCity Restaurant, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Pacific Place

Why visit:

Are you looking to do a little shopping while you're in the Seattle area? Pacific Place is an upscale shopping mall for the sophisticated buyer in all of us. Plus with a mix of more conventional stores there's sure to be something for everyone.

a day,lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 600 Pine St


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Pacific Place, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Lake Union Park

Why visit:

Lake Union Park is a beautiful waterfront park that is minutes away from downtown. There are plenty of activities at the park for children to engage in and the harbor is a major launching point for yachts so there's always something to watch on the horizon. The parks department closed the bridge access in 2014 so you'll need to enter from the path to the south.

a day,free,just show up option
at 860 Terry Ave N


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Lake Union Park, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Seattle Asian Art Museum

Why visit:

The Seattle Aslan Art Museum has a great collection of Asian art that is sure to inspire you. Considering that it's only $9 for adults and free for children, you can't afford not to go.

a day,varies,just show up option
at 1400 E Prospect St


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Seattle Asian Art Museum, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Paramount

Why visit:

The Paramount theater is a fantastic venue with over 2,000 seats. It's been host to a wide array of shows since it first opened and it's also the proud owner of one of the only three Mighty Wurlitzer's left in existence. Shows currently range from musical acts to Broadway plays but no matter what you see, you're bound to be delighted you went.

a day,night,varies option
at 550 16th Ave


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Paramount, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Smith Tower

Why visit:

Smith Tower is the city's oldest skyscraper and after 100 years is still standing tall for all to see. They have an observation deck that is usually open to the public, but it is currently ongoing a renovation before it reopens. It's still worth seeing since it has a unique appearance and it's now a beloved Seattle institution.

a day,free,just show up option
at 506 2nd Ave


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Smith Tower, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Nordic Heritage Museum

Why visit:

The Nordic Heritage Museum is a truly immersive experience about everything in Nordic culture. If you get the opportunity to go through the end of July then you'll be treated to a wonderful experience about Nordic designs over the last 15 years.

a day,fixed price,just show up option
at 3014 NW 67th St


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Nordic Heritage Museum, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Center for Wooden Boats

Why visit:

It's a museum like no other. Right on the waters edge, you'll be able to experience the great sea air and see over 100 different historical boats.

a day,fixed price,just show up option
at 1010 Valley St


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Center for Wooden Boats, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt

Why visit:

If you're in the mood for some fantastic greek yogurt than Ellenos is the place for you! Utilizing probiotics and only locally sourced ingredients, Ellenos is also a heaven for the health conscious looking for a desert!

a day,very cheap,varies,just show up option
at 600 5th Ave S


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Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Le Panier

Why visit:

Be sure to go to Le Panier for their fantastic French pastries. You will not be disappointed and you'll return for a second visit since it's impossible to stay away after you've tried them.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 1902 Pike Pl


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Le Panier, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Canlis

Why visit:

Canlis serves food unlike anything else you're bound to find. The food is expertly crafted and ends up being as much as fashion statement as it is delectable. Reservations are strongly suggested as they are required.

a dinner,varies option
at 2576 Aurora Ave N


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Canlis, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Pike Place Chowder

Why visit:

This isn't your conventional chowder. Pike Place Chowder has a collection of unique and fantastic chowders that be eaten alone or used as toppings on almost any dish! Ideal for everyone except the lactose intolerant.

a lunch,dinner,very cheap,just show up option
at 600 Pine St


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Pike Place Chowder, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Ghost Alley Espresso

Why visit:

If you're looking for espresso that bites back then you've found it in Ghost Alley Espresso. Located under the iconic Pike Place Market sign, Ghost Alley Espresso is the ideal solution to people searching for an alternative to Starbucks. We'd recommend you try the salted nut latte.

a day,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 1499 Post Aly


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Ghost Alley Espresso, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

The Crumpet Shop

Why visit:

As their name would suggest, The Crumpet Shop serves up warm fresh crumpets daily. Couple that with freshly made scones and whole leaf teas, and you've got an ideal breakfast.

a day,varies,just show up option
at 1503 1st Ave


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The Crumpet Shop, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

The Pink Door

Why visit:

Feating Italian-American fare and an uber elegant atmosphere, The Pink Door is the ideal location for anniversaries or the most romantic dates. Reservations are highly recommended.

a dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 1919 Post Aly


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The Pink Door, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Serious Pie

Why visit:

With all pizzas cooked in their specialty made brick oven, Serious Pie shows their dedication and love for the one thing you'd expect: pizza. Serious people, serious pizza, seriously good.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 316 Virginia St


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Serious Pie, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Tat's Delicatessen

Why visit:

An east coast deli and sub shop, Tat's Delicatessen serves up some of the best Philly Steak Subs this side of the east coast. The Italian is our favorite, but don't be afraid to try their whole menu. Everything single thing is amazing.

a day,lunch,dinner,very cheap,just show up option
at 159 Yesler Way


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Tat

Pip and Lola's Everything Homemade

Why visit:

Pip and Lola's is the true definition of a DIY and craft shop. Featuring homemade vegetarian and vegan soaps, you can find almost any scent and even a soap for dogs!

a day,varies,just show up option
at 741 St Helens Ave


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Pip and Lola

Lola

Why visit:

Lola's is a Greek inspired restaurant that has somehow managed to carved out a spot in locals hearts for their breakfasts. Featuring homemade doughnuts and Eggs Benedict, breakfast is sure to be a frequent meal there. If you're looking for something more hearty, we'd suggest stopping by for lunch and trying out their kebabs.

a day,lunch,dinner,varies option
at 2000 4th Ave


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Lola, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

The Walrus and the Carpenter

Why visit:

The oysters here are the absolute best on the entire coast. Brought in daily, the oysters are are fresh as the menu which also changes daily. Highly recommended for anyone who loves seafood!

a day,lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 4739 Ballard Ave NW


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The Walrus and the Carpenter, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Biscuit B*tch - Belltown

Why visit:

The name may be a little more in your face then most are used to seeing, but that intensity carries directly to the food. With great prices and fantastic food you'll be in love. Bonus: they're open late night on the weekends.

a lunch,dinner,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 2303 3rd Ave


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Biscuit B*tch - Belltown, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Crow Restaurant And Bar

Why visit:

There's a reason you'll want to make reservations to eat here. The chef will whip up fantastic eats right in from of you and given their prime placement in downtown, they are a frequent stop after shows and performances.

a dinner,varies option
at 823 5th Ave N


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Crow Restaurant And Bar, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Sitka Spruce

Why visit:

Are you looking for some fantastic organic food that will fill you right up? Then you shouldn't hesitate to head over to Sitka Spruce. You're in for a real treat. If you're feeling especially adventurous, on Monday's they feature a different chef for an impromptu dinner. It can often be a delightful surprise to go on Monday and see how other chefs are cooking.

a lunch,dinner,very cheap option
at 823 5th Ave N


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Sitka Spruce, a tour attraction in Federal Way United States

Beecher's Handmade Cheese

Why visit:

Mac and Cheese is the classic staple dish when it comes to American comfort food. Beecher's Handmade Cheese delivers the next level in Mac and Cheese. It'll melt in your mouth it's so good. If you're looking for anything cheesy they've got you covered. It has a casual atmosphere so be sure to bring the kids!

a day,varies,just show up option
at 1600 Pike Pl


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Beecher

Buddha Ruksa

Why visit:

For Buddha Ruksa to say that they have great Thai food doesn't cut it. They have a amazing Thai food that you don't want to miss out on. The atmosphere is casual enough to wear jeans, but most of the clientele will be business casual so you'll want to dress up a bit to fit in.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 3520 SW Genesee St


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Buddha Ruksa, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Rock Creek Seafood & Spirits

Why visit:

Being that Seattle is right on the Pacific having amazing seafood seems like a given. However Rock Creek found a way to bring seafood to a whole new level. Their sports are great as well.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 4300 Fremont Ave N


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Rock Creek Seafood & Spirits, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Le Chatel

Why visit:

The name may lead you to think of a French bakery, but in fact Le Chanel is a fantastic little Korean bakery and cafe. You never know what great thing they're baking up. Only downside: you have to get there early since they're not open late.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 1301 5th Ave


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Le Chatel, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Paseo Caribbean Restaurant

Why visit:

Are you in the mood for some new and exciting flavors? You can find them all at Paseo. Their delicious Caribbean cuisine is sure to hit the spot. Beware though you may have to get in line for their lunch specials.

a lunch,dinner,very cheap,just show up option
at 4225 Fremont Ave N


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Paseo Caribbean Restaurant, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Pie Bar

Why visit:

Who could not love this concept---pie and spirits? Not sure it gets much better than a great drink which delicious pie. Well it does! They have savory and sweet pies that can be paired with almost any drink on the planet. Yo wont be sorry you came!

a night,varies,just show up option
at 2218 NW Market St


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Pie Bar, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Nue

Why visit:

Nue will give you a completely different perspective on the idea of what makes a gastropub. They've combined a gastropub with eastern inspired cuisine to give you a one of kind experience. You won't regret it if you try them out.

a lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 1519 14th Ave Seattle


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Nue, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Morsel and Bean

Why visit:

Are you in the mood for a delicious breakfast or brunch that won't break the bank? Morsel and Bean has just what you need.

a day,lunch,very cheap,just show up option
at 5905 15th Ave NW


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Morsel and Bean, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Remedy Teas

Why visit:

Are you searching for a great place to relax and unwind or maybe catch up with a friend? Remedy Teas is of Seattle's best Tea Houses with amazing selection of tea and a calming atmosphere. Plus all of their teas are organic and if you're unsure of what to get, just ask! Their staff has an expert knowledge of teas and is alway happy to share their expertise.

a day,night,varies,just show up option
at 345 15th Ave E


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Remedy Teas, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Cederberg Tea House

Why visit:

Cederberg Tea House is the perfect place to go if you're looking for a little variety in your life. You can get an assortment of teas and lattes that are really wonderful. It's a charming location as well and especially ideal for couples.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 1417 Queen Anne Ave N


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Cederberg Tea House, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Kerry Park

Why visit:

Kerry Park is one of the few places you can go in Seattle and get a view of the whole city. The park as a whole is a great place to go for a nice walk if you want some hills. It's the perfect place to take the whole family and camera enthusiasts as well. At sunset you can usually find dozens of photographs there taking photos of the breathing view.

a day,night,free,just show up option
at 211 Highland Dr


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Kerry Park, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Ada's Technical Books and Cafe

Why visit:

Ada's is truly an all in one establishment for those who crave awesome technical books and a great cafe. There's not much you won't find at Ada's. They have a great staff, great selection, amazing beverages, and tasty food. They even offer workshops for the public to attend like a retro gaming workshop!

a day,lunch,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 425 15th Ave E


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Ada

Drip City Coffee

Why visit:

There are few coffee shops that can say they not only have amazing coffee, but also beers on tap! Drip City Coffee is one of the few. You'll get a relaxing setting and amazing service whenever you go. If you're uncertain of what to get, try a Dufrain! It's a shop of espresso in Guinness.

a day,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 2929 1st Ave


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Drip City Coffee, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Tacos Chukis

Why visit:

If you just want a simple restaurant that has amazing Mexican cuisine then Tacos Chunks is for you. If you want to make sure you'll get your moeny's worth at this restaurant--try their baby burritos.

a lunch,dinner,very cheap,just show up option
at 219 Broadway E


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Tacos Chukis, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Storyville Coffee Company

Why visit:

If you're downtown and looking for a coffeehouse that has amazing decor, staff, and coffee then you've found it. It's a little pricier then the other shops in Seattle, but well worth it.

a day,varies,just show up option
at 94 Pike St #34


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Storyville Coffee Company, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Woodland Park Zoo North Entrance

Why visit:

This is a perfect place for the animal lover in all of us. They have fantastic exhibits that let you get up close and personal with a lot of the animals, and it's a fantastic experience for the whole family. Plus admission is reasonably priced :)

a day,very cheap,varies,just show up option
at 94 Pike St #34


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Woodland Park Zoo North Entrance, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Kubota Gardens

Why visit:

This is 20 acre Japan Garden which has been around for close to century now. If you're looking for the ideal place to relax with the family on a beautiful day, then there's no better place than Kubota garden.

a day option
at 55th Avenue S. Seattle, Wa 98178


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Kubota Gardens, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Golden Gardens Park

Why visit:

This park is right on the ocean and includes wetland ares, picnic tables, and hiking trails too! It's a great place to go when no one can seem to compromise on what they would like to do. You can go bird watching, hiking, or on a scenic walk through the wetlands. The water's a little cold for swimming, but it's a lovely place to walk along the beach.

a day,night option
at 5498 Seaview Pl NW


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Golden Gardens Park, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Toulouse Petit

Why visit:

This is a creole inspired restaurant that is center for nightlife as well. It's upscale in the evening, so be sure to dress for the occasion, but if you're looking for a fun place to go without the kids, then this is definitely a contender. If you insist on bringing the kids, then swing by for breakfast and even your kids will be saying Oh-la-la by the time breakfast is over.

a day,lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 5498 Seaview Pl NW


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Toulouse Petit, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Shiros Sushi

Why visit:

This is perhaps the best sushi in all of Seattle. The chef is among the best in the world, and if you want a world class experience, then this is the place for you.

a day,dinner,night option
at 5498 Seaview Pl NW


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Shiros Sushi, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Korean Tofu House

Why visit:

A longtime favorite among the university crowd who crave delicious tofu infused dished on the cheap, this place is also sure to be a hit with travelers looking for a goo lunch spot. It's a laid back atmosphere, but the service is top notch. You won't be disappointed.

a day,lunch,dinner,night option
at 4142 Brooklyn Ave NE


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Korean Tofu House, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Pork Chop & Co

Why visit:

At Pork Chop & Co. lunch and dinners are hand crafted with locally-sourced ingredients making for one delicious meal. Highly recommended for brunch. Be sure to go, but don't worry about dressing up. Only dishes are dressed to the nines. You can come in jeans :)

a day,lunch,dinner,varies option
at 5451 Leary Ave NW


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Pork Chop & Co, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Odd Fellows Cafe

Why visit:

Traveling for work or just by yourself? This is the perfect place to go by yourself and unwind from the long day. You won't feel out of place here, even if your lunch companion is a kindle. The food is locally sourced and the atmosphere is relaxed. It's the perfect place for lunch and dinner! Don't forget the drinks either since a mixologist is on hand to provide stellar drinks.

a day,lunch,dinner option
at 1524 tenth ave


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Odd Fellows Cafe, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Cafe Flora

Why visit:

Cafe Flora features a fresh and seasonally rotating vegetarian menu. If you don't eat meat, or even if you're just in the mood for something new, Cafe Flora is exceptional. Even those of you who don't like salad are sure to be wooed by their wonderful cuisine.

a day,lunch,dinner option
at 2901 East Madison


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Cafe Flora, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Show Pony

Why visit:

This is a small women's clothing boutique that carries and features local designers. Everything you'll find here is unique and exceptionally well-crafted for a very reasonable price.

a day,night,varies option
at 702 North 35th st


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Show Pony, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Trove Vintage Boutique

Why visit:

Trove Boutique is one of those hidden gems that features all vintage clothing. They have an unparalleled selection of vintage women's dresses and are sure to wow even the most fanatical shopper in you.

a day option
at -2204 Northwest Market Street


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Trove Vintage Boutique, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Moksha Clothing and Accessories

Why visit:

This is large local boutique that features both mens and womens clothing. Perfect for the young alternative shopper who is intent on buying local from independent clothing designers. Also often features fun events like art shows so you don't even need to be in the market for a new outfit to go.

a day,dinner option
at 4542 University Way NE


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Moksha Clothing and Accessories, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Waterfront Park

Why visit:

The Waterfront Park is the perfect place to go in downtown to kill some time. The pier makes for a relaxing walk and the ocean breeze is the perfect companion to a quick picnic on your lunch hour. It's also on of the few piers that is handicap accessible.

a day,night,free,just show up option
at 4542 University Way NE


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Waterfront Park, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

Why visit:

They house more than 16 million specimens among a variety of disciplines such as Anthropology and Geology. The Burke museum houses the fifth largest collection of Native American art in the entire world so be sure to schedule enough time to see all of it.

a day,night option
at 4542 University Way NE


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Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Pier 57

Why visit:

Pier 57 has become a tourist attraction in recent years due even though the pier is technically privately owned. If you get the chance to go you can ride on the Ferris wheel which will provide you with breathtaking view of the view and waterfront.

a day,night option
at 4542 University Way NE


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Pier 57, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Holy Mountain Brewing Company

Why visit:

The Holy Mountain Brewing Company is known for their remarkable beer selection. They have an impressive number of beers that they brew on tap, and if you don't mind calling it a night before 10pm then this is a must-see location with a fantastic selection of farmhouse style ales and sour beers.

a day,lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 4542 University Way NE


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Holy Mountain Brewing Company, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Odin Brewing Company

Why visit:

Named for the viking god, Odin Brewing offers a unique menu of beers that are not for the faint of heart. Meant to be paired with an equally brazen menu, the beers and food will mix on your palate to create a memorable experience.

a day,lunch,dinner,night option
at 9130 15th place. S. Suite F


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Odin Brewing Company, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Sound Spirits

Why visit:

While they're not open late (6pm), Sound Spirits more than makes up for it by being the perfect place for an afternoon aperitif. It's the hidden gateway you can go to when you need thirty minutes to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the city.

a day,lunch,dinner option
at 1630 15th Ave


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Sound Spirits, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

The Fremont Troll

Why visit:

This is one of the few times that a public art installation becomes a must see attraction. It depicts a gruesome troll devouring a Volkswagen Beetle and is sure to cause you and your kids to stare at it in amazement. Bonus: kids are allowed to climb all over it.

a day,night,free,just show up option
at 1630 15th Ave


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The Fremont Troll, a tour attraction in Seattle, WA, United States

Tavern Law

Why visit:

Voted on of the best bars in America by GQ magazine, you will not be disappointed if you go. Downstairs is a speakeasy styled bar that only seats 25 at a time, and if you're lucky enough, you can get a rare visit to the upstairs bar that only seats 1 or 2 and is reserved for the creme de la creme of patrons. Reservations are highly recommended, but technically not required.

a day,lunch,dinner,night,just show up,must schedule option
at 1630 15th Ave


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Tavern Law, a tour attraction in Seattle, WA, United States

Melrose Market

Why visit:

Melrose market is the smaller version of Pikes Place Market, but Melrose market is considered more hip with the locals and it's a haven for foodies everywhere. Everything is local sourced and the food is to die for.

a day,night option
at 1630 15th Ave


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Melrose Market, a tour attraction in Seattle, WA, United States

Theo Chocolate

Why visit:

Theo chocolate proudly touts themselves as the first organic fair trade bean to coffee bar establishment in the United States. Since they also operate a fully functioning factory you can take tours before sampling among the best chocolate in the state.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 1630 15th Ave


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Theo Chocolate, a tour attraction in Seattle, WA, United States

Salty's on Alki

Why visit:

Salty's is a wonderful place to go if you want to get some fresh seafood right on the water. The views are spectacular. It's sure to be fun for the whole family. It can't get much better then that. Bonus: the lights they have strung up will remind you of the Christmas spirit all year long.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 1936 Harbor Ave SW


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Salty

Knee High Stocking Co.

Why visit:

If you're looking for a place that is the modern-day speak easy then you've found it at Knee High Stocking Co. Their mission is to make the best American and French inspired cocktails around. Great environment for a great time. You don't need reservations, all you need is a companion to share your time with.

a night,varies,just show up option
at 1356 E Olive Way


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Knee High Stocking Co., a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Poppy

Why visit:

Poppy will allow you to have a whole new perspective when it comes to fine dinning. Chef Jerry Traunfeld's thali creations come to life in this hip establishment. Amazing food and a bright atmosphere make for a unique and pleasant dinning experience.

a dinner,varies,just show up option
at 622 Broadway E


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Poppy, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

The Gerald

Why visit:

The Gerald is a fantastic place to go for a modern ambiance, awesome food, and tasty cocktails. They have amazing menu for brunch, lunch, and dinner and feature classic American fare with a modern twist.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 5210 Ballard Ave NW


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The Gerald, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Bathtub Gin & Co.

Why visit:

Take a trip back to the time of Prohibition and Speakeasies at Bathtub Gin & Co. You'll be able to enjoy the best vintage spirtis and discover some forgotten cocktails. It's a subversive experience for all.

a night,varies,just show up option
at 2205 2nd Ave


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Bathtub Gin & Co., a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Zig Zag Cafe

Why visit:

At Zig Zag Cafe you're in for a real treat. You'll have a great experience of modern meets vintage to create a wonderful cocktail and fantastic dinning experience. The bartenders are always dressed to impress and ready to make you a mouth watering beverage. Not a place for children since you have to be 21 to enter. Bonus: dinner is serve through 1am.

a lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 1501 Western Ave


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Zig Zag Cafe, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Stumbling Monk

Why visit:

At the Stumbling Monk you'll find a fantastic selection of draft beers and a stockpile of fun boardgames to play while you're drinking with friends. It's a bit of a hole in the wall so you might miss it the first time. If you miss it we'd recommend you go back to try to find it. Their selection of Belgian ale alone is a good reason.

a night,very cheap,varies,just show up option
at 1635 E Olive Way


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Stumbling Monk, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Some Random Bar

Why visit:

It may be just 'Some Random Bar' but it's packed with great eats and delicious drinks. If you're looking for some classic American eats with a few modern twists then you're in the right place.

a lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 2604 1st Ave


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Some Random Bar, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

The Hideout

Why visit:

The Hideout is true to its name. On the outside it doesn't look that exciting, but once you step inside you're greeted by walls covered in eclectic artwork. The cocktail section is extensive and you might find your new favorite drink if you choose 'bartender's choice'.

a night,varies,just show up option
at 1005 Boren Ave


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The Hideout, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

White Horse Trading Company

Why visit:

A wine bar and a bookstore in one. It makes for a cozy place to relax and have a great drink with friends. You're sure to discover an ale or wine that you didn't know you loved. The interior is an eclectic mix of knick knacks that you're sure to be fascinated by.

a night,varies,just show up option
at 1908 Post Aly


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White Horse Trading Company, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Witness

Why visit:

Witness brings some Southern charm to the Pacific Northwest with it's great food and fantastic drinks. You're sure to fall in love with some fried goodness.

a lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 410 Broadway E


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Witness, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Schilling Cider House

Why visit:

Do you love cider, but find that it's hard to find a great selection? Schilling Cider House is dedicated to all things cider and have a selection that is sure to please. You'll find everything from dry to sweet with 32 rotating taps and a dedicated nitro tap too! Don;t show up too late. They're only open until 11.

a day,lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 708 34th Ave NE


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Schilling Cider House, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Bottlehouse

Why visit:

The Bottlehouse is a wine bar that features amazing Tapas (small portions of food). Bottlehouse is also a fantastic place for wine tasting. There's even a small gallery that showcases local artists work so you can sip wine while evaluating form and function of great pieces of art.

a night,varies,just show up option
at 1416 34th Ave


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Bottlehouse, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

The Needle and Thread

Why visit:

The Needle and Thread is classy cocktail lounge that has a speakeasy vibe to it. You may want to get a reservation to make sure that you have a space for your party. Great place to celebrate a special occasion.

a dinner,free,just show up option
at 1406 12th Ave


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The Needle and Thread, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Bait Shop

Why visit:

The Bait Shop is everything you could want in a good ol' American dive bar. There's great food, great drinks, and a low key atmosphere. Just a nice place to go have a little fun. Frequented by locals so if you need to see what the people are Seattle are really like away from tourists, a dive bar is a great place to start.

a night,very cheap,just show up option
at 606 Broadway E


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Bait Shop, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Rock Box

Why visit:

If you're looking for an awesome karaoke bar then Rock Box is for you. Rock Box has amazing drink specials and a fantastic selection of music that you and your friends are sure to love.

a night,varies,just show up option
at 1603 Nagle Pl


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Rock Box, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Italian Family Pizza

Why visit:

Italian Family Pizza is raved about by locals and loved by all. Their pies are gigantic and delicious. They bring everything great about being in the Pacific Northwest to their pizzas. You're sure to love it.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 1206 1st Ave


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Italian Family Pizza, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Meeples Games

Why visit:

Maples Games has a fantastic selection of games that you can play with friends as well as a quaint cafe that serves coffee as well as local brews on tap. It'a sure to be a great time with friends and new groups are always welcomed. No matter your favorite RPG, Meeples is for you!

a day,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 3727 California Ave SW #2B


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Meeples Games, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

Roxy's Diner

Why visit:

Like an classic American Diner, having great breakfast and lunch specials is a must. Roxy's Diner holds up this trend beautifully. You'll be sure to find your favorite American breakfast and lunch items here with an east coast flair and style. Be sure to get the spicy pumpkin glaze on your pancakes.

a day,lunch,very cheap,just show up option
at 462 N 36th St


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Roxy

Planet Java

Why visit:

Planet Java is another great American Diner with colorful walls, fun decor, and amazing food. You'll feel like you're in a 1950's diner with a few modern twists whenever you come. The melts are to delicious and we'd suggest you save room for the banana split for desert.

a day,lunch,dinner,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 72 S Washington St


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Planet Java, a tour attraction in Seattle United States

8oz Burger & Co.

Why visit:

Sometimes you just want a good burger joint and a bucket of fries. The people at 8oz. Burger & Co. understand and that's why they're serving up fantastic burgers and a literal bucket of fries. Don't forget the great brews. It's hard to imagine a gourmet burger that stands out as completely unique, but 8oz has managed to do it.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 72 S Washington St


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8oz Burger & Co., a tour attraction in Seattle United States

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