Edited by Lesley Marchant
Seattle is a picturesque Pacific Northwest city that treats tourists to a diverse range of incredible attractions: serene outdoor activities, off-the-wall breweries, impressive eateries, and dynamic art and music spaces (not to mention an out-of-this-world coffee culture).
But Seattle off the beaten path is another world entirely, and it’s adored by the people who call the city home. In a cityscape this vast, there are countless non-touristy things to do in Seattle to experience it at its best – that is to say, like a local! I love that there’s something for everybody: bars, loud music and dancing, and lots of tiny hole-in-the-wall places for people who like to go out in small groups.
Locations like the artsy sculpture park, cozy hidden Seattle bars and pubs, and sprawling green spaces make it impossible for the Emerald City to disappoint. COVID-19 is still an ongoing concern, with travel restrictions all over the world subject to change. Seattle is no different, so be sure to check out the local travel advisory for updates before planning your trip.
For now, here are my top 10 hidden gems in Seattle so that, once you do get here, you’ll be occupied 24 hours a day, whether you’re a solo traveler, a family, or a group of friends.