Some things to do in and around Seattle

Many venues are temporarily closed or have limited activities due to Covid-19, so check the individual websites before making plans.

Everything listed here is in Seattle unless otherwise noted; distances to other locations are approximate driving distances, starting from the UW Seattle campus.

Please send suggestions or corrections to Jack Lee.

Sightseeing

Physical Activities and Sports

Museums and Exhibits

Arts and Entertainment

Seasonal Fairs and Festivals

Food and Drink

About Transportation

You can get to most places in Seattle and surrounding areas by bus or light rail—Metro bus for Seattle and its immediate environs, Sound Transit for light rail and more distant bus destinations. The buses and trains are safe, clean, friendly, and usually on time. There's an online Trip Planner for Metro Transit and one for Sound Transit, and Google Maps usually gives excellent transit directions. If you rent a bicycle or sign up for the Lime bike sharing service, you'll find that Seattle is one of the best cities in the US for getting around by bike.

If you want to go to any of the islands in Puget Sound, the Washington State Ferries are fun and inexpensive for walk-on passengers.

For transportation to and from the airport, the cheapest method is Link Light Rail. For door-to-door service, try Shuttle Express, Lyft, or Uber.

There are still some places that are hard to get to without a car. If public transportation doesn't go where you want to go and you don't have a car available, you can always try Lyft or Uber.

Be sure to sort out your transportation needs before deciding where to go!