Seattle, WA


  • Original Starbucks: be prepared for a long line at the first (and smallest) Starbucks
  • Pike Place Market: classic Seattle must-do: a fact that locals and the floods of tourists would agree with
  • Freeway Park: small park located under, you guessed it, a freeway
  • The Chapel of St. Ignatius / Steven Holl: the kind of simplistic beauty you would expect from Holl
  • Bullit Center / Miller Hull: call ahead because this uber sustainable office building actually gives tours about how green it is
  • Seattle City Hall / BCJ: people will give you weird looks for wandering through a City Hall, but the entrance lobby skylight and fountain are worth sneaking a peak
  • Seattle Art Museum: average building, average art
  • Seattle Public Library / OMA: an iconic Seattle building with 10th floor city views, cozy reading spaces, and homeless men enjoying the internet a little too much (if you know what I mean…)


  • Museum of Pop Culture / Frank Gehry: formerly known as the EMP, this sculptural building makes no sense to me, but the exhibits are one of a kind and worth checking out
  • Seattle Space Needle: do it once because it’s a classic and you have to, but once will be enough
  • Gas Works Park: huge park across the sound; sometimes has free events in the warmer summer months
  • Olympic Sculpture Park: waterfront park with really interesting and big sculptures
  • Fremont Troll Sculpture: giant concrete troll (30ft tall?) that lives under a bridge…just Google it
  • Twede’s Cafe: Real life Double R from TV show Twin Peaks


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