Is it a weekend away in a new city if you didn’t spend hours people watching in a square? No, is the answer. And Seattle has just the thing. Pioneer Square is Seattle’s oldest neighbourhood, and features everything you need for the perfect afternoon – cafés, bookstores, and lovely architecture, to name a few. While you’re there, head to the Klondike Gold Rush museum, and then check out the Smith Tower, which for a while was the tallest building on the West Coast, and boasts some pretty spectacular views. This is also the spot for the brilliant Bill Speidel's Underground Tour, where you can learn about Seattle’s underground passages, dark tunnels and subterranean passageways.
Seattle is a magical place, and not just for coffee culture (though they do make a mean cup of coffee out there). Tourists flock to this city yearly for the Solstice Parade, Emerald City Comic Con and the Hempfest, but it’s a great destination for a two or three day weekend trip too, to fill yourself up on good food, drinks and indulge in some culture.
Of course, you can spend hours strolling through Pike Place Market, but use it to fill yourself up with a snack before a long day soaking up Seattle’s museums and galleries. If you’re lucky with the rain, check out Ballard Lock or one of its glorious parks. Or how about trying out some of Seattle’s comedy or theatre offerings? Whatever you’re here for, here are the best things to do in Seattle right now.