If You Only Have 24 Hours in Seattle, Spend Them Like This

If You Only Have 24 Hours in Seattle, Spend Them Like This

Seattle is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the Pacific Northwest. If you’ve ever been there, you probably want to go back — and if you haven’t seen it at all, it’s certainly worth a visit, even if you’re just staying overnight at one of the many quality Seatac Hotels.

There’s no shortage of fun things to do when you have a day to spend in Seattle, Washington. If you’re passing through the city with limited time, there are a few Seattle attractions you won’t want to miss.

Pike Place Market, Seattle

Pike Place Market | Seattle, WA

Pike Place Market | Seattle, WA

If you’re trying to figure out what to do in downtown Seattle, you can’t miss the Pike Place Market. Foodies will love the sights, sounds, and aromas as they stroll past long rows of vendors selling local delights and more. You’ll find just about everything here, and while you may not have the means to cook a fresh fish, you can certainly find a delicious dish of your choice at one of the fresh cafes or restaurants.

Space Needle

Space Needle | Seattle, WA

Space Needle | Seattle, WA

The Space Needle is perhaps the most important landmark in downtown Seattle. Originally erected for the 1962 World Fair, it was the tallest building West of the Mississippi at that time. It was built to stand up through extremely high wind speeds, and even strong earthquakes. Just taking the elevator up offers a great view of the city, and if you have a couple of hours, be sure to check out the rotating restaurant at the top which is set to re-open in May 2018.

Dinner on Capitol Hill

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON/USA - JUNE, 2017: Starbucks Coffee Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room on Capitol Hill Panoramic

Starbucks Coffee Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room | Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

Capitol Hill is a quieter area that boasts great restaurants and views of the city. Just stroll Pike Street, and you’ll find a ton of highly recommended dinner spots. Whether you want Italian, seafood, burgers, Mexican, Asian, or almost anything else, you’ll find delicious options at every turn – your only problem will be deciding where to go.

Pioneer Square

SEATTLE - People sitting and walking around the Iron Pergola on Pioneer Square in Seattle on a bright and sunny day.

Iron Pergola | Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA

If you’re looking to go to a single location to pick up the best that Seattle has to offer in terms of history, culture and quirky events, Pioneer Square is the perfect stopover. This is where you’ll want to head for attractions like museums or for quirky arts and culture events. For a little peace and quiet, head over to the Waterfall Garden Park. And if you’re in the mood to get spooky, check out the “Spooked in Seattle” ghost tours.

Olympic Sculpture Park

Red sculpture in Olympic sculpture park, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Olympic Sculpture Park | Seattle, WA

If you’re looking to kill some time by the water, why not venture over to the Olympic Sculpture Park. The free outdoor museum is the perfect spot to snack on a sandwich and take a walk or let the kids run around before hopping back on the plane or back into the car.

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