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Thing
Activity
Description
Neighborhood
Address
URL
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Starbucks Reserve
🍱 Food
A high-end Starbucks "warehouse / bar" that's a prototype that they are starting to roll out globally.
Capitol Hill
1124 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
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Pike Place Market, Walk
πŸƒ Active
Market for fish, flowers, and crafts. Food vendors and famous stores (original Starbucks, Sur La Table) in that district. Gum Wall!
Downtown
1531 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
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Space Needle
🚠 Adventure
1962 World's Fair, icon of Seattle, and great views.
Seattle Center
400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109
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4
Chihuly Garden and Glass
🎨 Cultural
Dale Chihuly is from Washington and studied in Venice Italy. Brilliant glass worker.
Seattle Center
305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109
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Moorea Seal
🎁 Shop
Hip (LA-esque) retailer with some good jewelry, cards, clothing.
Downtown
1012 1st Ave Suite 150, Seattle, WA 98104
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Ferry Terminal
🚠 Adventure
Bainbridge is a fun small town / island, but this 30 min ferry ride is a popular tourist activity since it's a cheap boat ride with good views of the city. My parent's live on the island, so that's why I go there.
Downtown
801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98104
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Winslow, Bainbridge
🎁 Shop
Winslow has a small art museum, a brewery, yarn store, and Hitchock's Deli.
Bainbridge Island
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Pike Street Press
🎁 Shop
Best letterpress in town. Note cards, posters.
Downtown
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Seattle Antiques Market
🎁 Shop
Funky downtown antiques and oddities.
Downtown
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Seattle Art Museum
🎨 Cultural
Solid traveling exhibits
Downtown
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Seattle Public Library
🎨 Cultural
Rem Koolhaas designed this glass library. King County Library system is fantastic in general, but this building is pretty cool on top of that.
Downtown
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Stateside
🍱 Food
Heavy SE Asian influenced but wouldn't say it's an "asian" restaurant. Fun design, diverse menu, and solid dishes.
Capitol Hill
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REI
🎁 Shop
The original one! With a rock climbing wall.
South Lake Union
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Glasswing Shop
🎁 Shop
Hip clothes for men and women. Lots of house plants.
Capitol Hill
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Underground Tour
🎨 Cultural
History, folk-lore, and unique. This part of town was built on the original ground, but city planners wanted to flatten Seattle, so they hydro-fracked the hillside and brought the dirt down into this part of town. So there's about 2 stories that are underground. Drinking tours after 6pm.
Pioneer Square
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Occidental Square
🎨 Cultural
Reminds me of Europe. If there's a sports game, there will be pre-games here, but normally, it's a historic and quiet part of town with galleries, boutiques, and a few hip eateries like London Plane and Caffe Umbria.
Pioneer Square
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Antiques
🎁 Shop
A few very high-end antique shops in this old warehouse district. Brewery and restaurants.
Georgetown
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Optimism Brewing
🍺 Drink
Cider and beer, open and easy seating with board games, and lots of dogs. In a warehouse-esque setting.
Capitol Hill
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Gas Works Park
🌳 Park
I've heard this is great.
Fremont
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Museum of Pop Culture
🎨 Cultural
Frank Gehry designed this strange building. Music like Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana, Sci-Fi, and a place to experiment with making sounds.
Seattle Center
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Walk around Green Lake
πŸƒ Active
I've heard this is great.
Green Lake
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Sounders or Mariners Game
⚽️ Sports
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Pioneer Square
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23
Museum of Flight
🎨 Cultural
Boeing started up here and has influenced flight around the world.
Georgetown
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Fremont Troll
🎨 Cultural
There's a statue under a bridge, but the area is cool too.
Fremont
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25
Nordic Museum
🎨 Cultural
Co-worker knows one of the board members here.
Ballard
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26
Ba Bar
🍱 Food
Vietnamese Restaurant
Capitol Hill
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27
Burke-Gilman Trail
πŸƒ Active
If you're into biking, the trail system is insane up here. It was one of the original rails-to-trails and connects most of the major cities around lakes, over bridges.
U District
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Molly Moon's Ice Cream
🍱 Food
Super solid. Earl Grey and the Sasquatch are my fav.
Capitol Hill
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Kubota Garden
🌳 Park
Japanese garden south of Columbia City
Columbia City
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Garage
πŸƒ Active
Bowling alley and pool hall for millenials (aka there's craft beer and good eats).
Capitol Hill
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The Crocodile
🍺 Drink
Bands and low-key diner food.
Downtown
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Unexpected Productions Improv
🎭 Show
Improv show in the gum wall
Downtown
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33
Flatstick Pub
🍺 Drink
Mini-golf bar and taco bar.
Pioneer Square
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34
Salumi
🍱 Food
Italian, Anthony Bourdain used to serve there. Line out the door and not much seating.
Pioneer Square
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35
Knee High Stocking Co
🍺 Drink
Snazzy cocktails
Capitol Hill
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