Things to Do in Seattle


There are many different entertaining things to do in Seattle and the surrounding area, no matter what your mood. Below are a few recommendations to get you started, including some from recent IELP students.

For more ideas, check out the city's Visiting Seattle page.

Classic Seattle

"If you go to the waterfront, you can take the water taxi to Alki Beach. You can go scuba diving or catching crab on Alki."
— Sandra, Taiwan

"[Go to] Kerry Park – especially at night. It's a remarkable place to see the Space Needle and downtown."
— Supachai ("Golf"), Thailand

seattle ferry

Cultural Seattle

"You can learn and get inspired at the Seattle Art Museum." — Lihu, China

Sporty Seattle

"In Safeco Field, you can enjoy a nice baseball game. You can also feel American culture." — Jangkyun, South Korea

seattle basketball

Out & About

"On Mount Rainier, you can see snow even in the summer. It has a nice view." — Jangkyun, South Korea

"Lake Washington is just awesome. You can have a very good boating day on Lake Washington." — Jesús, Venezuela

seattle kayaking

Cool Campus Stuff

"I love the Burke Museum. If you go there you can know about Seattle more. It is also free with your Husky Card. Don't hesitate to do it!" — Jangkyun, South Korea

uw campus

Shop 'til You Drop

"[I like] the secondhand stores on University Avenue." — Sandra, Taiwan

Wacky Seattle

"[Gas Works Park] is a beautiful place. You can have a picnic." — Lihu, China

gasworks park