The coastal seaport of Seattle is full to the brim with fresh seafood, marketplaces and fining dining, along with great museums and a thriving arts scene. We caught up with Allison Williams, senior editor at Seattle Met magazine, who says you needed by afraid of the rain in Seattle – get outdoors and explore the city!
Food and Cultural Walking Tour of Pike Place – The best way to get right amongst Seattle's thriving food culture is by eating and drinking your way through Pike Place Market, Seattle's culinary landmark. Whether I find delis, cheesemakers, fresh fruits, bakeries, chowder shops or fish stores, I love nibbling my way from one end of this popular market to the other.
Canon – The hundreds of rare whiskeys aren’t even the real drawcard; it’s the incredibly blended cocktails that’ll really keep you here. But it’s hard to snag a seat at the comfy bar, and standees aren’t allowed.
Capitol Hill – With local bars on practically every block, this neighbourhood is hotspot central. Try the speakeasy-style Knee High Stocking Co. or mingle with locals at Canon and dip into their collection of whisky.
Museum of History & Industry – A killer combination of serious learning and playtime, it explores the city’s legacy of innovation with interactive exhibits and historic boats docked right outside.
Ballard Kayak’s SUP rentals – Seattle’s abundance of waterfront locations offers you plenty of ways to make a splash. Hire a stand-up paddleboard to enjoy some fun in the sun at Golden Gardens Park.
Port Townsend – This Victorian seaport and arts community is crammed with history and boat building.
Mount Rainier National Park – With its waterfalls, lush old-growth forest, glaciers and scenic vistas, stunning Mount Rainer is ideal for a day trip.
Insider info #1 – Kurt Cobain and rain are our most famous attributes – but the rain is less intense and common than you’d think, so outdoor recreation is on the cards year-round.
Insider info #2 – Be sure to visit the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) in South Lake Union. You’ll discover the history of iconic Seattle companies, from Eddie Bauer to Boeing.