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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.
Neighbourhood
“I'm sure you already know about it, but it's worth mentioning that this touristy spot is actually worth the visit.”
  • 876 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”
  • 339 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Fanatstic park just North of the waterfront downtown. Fantastic views of Puget Sound! It's a very successful community space.”
  • 253 locals recommend
Stadium
“Visit the CenturyLink Field to watch the Seahawks or Sounders play. Pro Tip: Take the light rail to the stadium to avoid hefty parking fees.”
  • 172 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The roastery is impressive even if you are not a huge Starbucks fan. You can get a glimpse of how coffee is made and enjoy a gourmet coffee tasting with truffles. This is a great rainy day activity and is right in the heart of Capitol Hill, another great neighborhood to explore.”
  • 188 locals recommend
Aquarium
“World class aquarium. Seen it many times and still always look forward to going back. ”
  • 111 locals recommend
Tour Provider
“Enjoy a 'humorous stroll through intriguing subterranean storefronts and sidewalks entombed when the city rebuilt on top of itself after the Great Fire of 1889.'”
  • 174 locals recommend
Park
“I work there and love this neighborhood. It's the original downtown Seattle and features some of our oldest and most ornate architecture.”
  • 104 locals recommend
Bookstore
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“This large and long-standing bookstore has been providing great reads to Seattle since 1973”
  • 144 locals recommend
Bar
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“Famous quirky circus themed bar with foodie food and hilarious drink names. Definitely worth checking out for a drink or two.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“One our favorite go-to places for a delicious casual meal: breakfast/lunch/brunch/dinner.”
  • 132 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“One of Seattle's most iconic landmarks/activities! Take a ride on the Great Wheel for unbeatable views of the Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, the Space Needle, and the whole city of Seattle.”
  • 111 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Italian restaurant with burlesque shows & trapeze entertainment plus terrace with Elliott Bay views.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Cinema
“biggest movie theater in Seattle. Get the mixed popcorn with chocolate and some cupcake royal and a cherry coke”
  • 95 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Seattle's iconic ice cream parlor that even the locals love! They offer unique flavors in various locations throughout the city. ”
  • 139 locals recommend
Place to shop
“4-story, glass-enclosed retail center for shopping & dining with a food court.”
  • 52 locals recommend

Top restaurants

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
Vietnamese Restaurant
“One our favorite go-to places for a delicious casual meal: breakfast/lunch/brunch/dinner.”
  • 132 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Italian restaurant with burlesque shows & trapeze entertainment plus terrace with Elliott Bay views.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Roadhouse
“Comfort food done with a twist. You like fried chicken? Good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Tom Douglas is one of Seattle’s most famous chefs, and his Greek-influenced restaurant just blocks from Pike Place Market doesn’t disappoint. Be sure to save room for the donuts for dessert!”
  • 45 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Funky sushi place. Great specialty rolls and the menu is as long as a Russian novel. ”
  • 80 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“My "go to" place for affordable but still upscale french food. Wine is as cheap as $3.50 a glass. Very lively and comfortable place and they serve food every day until 1PM. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Super cool and kinda fancy Whiskey bar. Great lighting and ambiance. Has been ranked in the Top 10 nationally multiple times.”
  • 111 locals recommend

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