9 Must-See Places In Seattle

1. Space Needle

Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Space Needle is the city’s most iconic landmark. You’ve probably seen it in multiple movies and TV shows that are shot around Seattle. Sleepless in Seattle, Austin Powers, and Grey’s Anatomy are just a few.


2. Pike Place Market

With vibrant flower stalls and flying fish, Pike Place Market is the second most visited place in Seattle next to the Space Needle.

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3. Gum Wall

Located in an alleyway under the Pike Place Market this wall is an unexpected and colorful display of gum. Visitors will usually bring a wad of gum to contribute to its growing mass.


4. Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room

Visit the Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room to experience a Willy Wonka–esque coffee wonderland. Here you will find specialty beverages (with alcohol),  merchandise, and much more.


5. The Fremont Troll

This troll took up residence under the Aurora bridge in the 90’s. The Fremont Troll has also been featured in films like The Twilight Saga, Death Note, Sleepless in Seattle and many more.


6. Gas Works Park

Head out to Gas Works Park to get a panoramic view of Seattle. Located on the site of the former Seattle Gas Light Company gasification plant, this is a popular destination for both tourists and residents of the city.


7. OG Starbucks

Seattle is knows for being home to the original Starbucks. It is located near Pike Place Market and is one of the many popular attractions in Seattle. This shop is extremely small, so expect a long wait for that cappuccino.


8. Rattlesnake Ridge

If you’re looking for an escape from the city, I recommend taking a trip out to Rattlesnake Ridge. It is a short 30 minute drive from downtown Bellevue and a little under an hour away from Seattle. See great views of Mount Si and Mount Washington.



9. Snoqualmie Falls

This is a 268-foot (82 m) waterfall, located east of Seattle on the Snoqualmie River. Head to the Salish Lodge for a nice glass of wine at The Attic, then take a short stroll over to the viewing deck for a spectacular view of the falls.






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6 thoughts on “9 Must-See Places In Seattle

    1. So, I was there for two full days. There was a lot more I could’ve seen, but I saw almost 85% of the important touristy things. I would recommend 3 full day, just so you don’t feel rushed through everything.


  1. Seattle is not a place I think about going when visiting North America… not sure why. Does it really rain as much as they say? Your photos show otherwise. Weather looked lovely! I would have loved to have seen that waterfall and fascinated and grossed out by gum wall. How did that even start and who ever thought it would be a cool thing to do?? LOL


    1. Honestly, I booked my flight a month in advance so I didn’t know what kind of weather I would encounter. I packed thinking I would be walking around in rain and then it ended up being the opposite. My friends that live there kept telling me “you have no idea how lucky you got with weather.” But to answer your question it does rain.. A LOT. Also, if you’re into the Twilight Saga, Forks is just a short drive away too! Lots to see!


  2. Wonderful post and you had added such lovely pictures. I was supposed to travel to Seattle last year from Vancouver. But I was so sick and had to cancel the trip
    I would have definitely checked out all the items you mentioned
    Thanks for sharing this


  3. When I think about Seattle I always think about bad weather and Pearl Jam, of course. I didn’t know that are so many things to do. And the fact that in a short drive you can get these views is just amazing!


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