Traveling to Seattle sometime soon? There are plenty of things to do in the Emerald city, but we’re going to walk through some of the lesser known attractions that may be very well worth your time.
1) Head over to Kush 21
Marijuana is legal in the state of Washington. So enjoy the best that Seattle has to offer. Located in Burien, Kush 21 is the closest dispensary to the SeaTac Airport. Before you go anywhere, drop by Kush 21 to stock up on all your recreational marijuana needs.
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2) Go to the Unicorn Bar for corn dogs and drinks
Have you ever wanted to go to a carnival, but there wasn’t a show in town? Well, this may be the next best thing. The Unicorn Bar is a carnival themed bar in Capitol Hill, Seattle where you can purchase corn dogs and snacks along with your favorite alcoholic drinks. You’ll even find a fun little arcade to help get you in the carnival spirit.
3) Visit the Rock Box
Drinks and Karaoke. If you’ve never tried it, then maybe you’ve never really lived. Grab your group of friends and head over to the Rock Box to enjoy some Japanese style karaoke.
4) Check out the International District
You may want to head over to the international district. There you can visit the local asian supermarket, Uwajimaya, where you can purchase asian groceries, dishes, and even books. If you’re into dim sum, the international district has several restaurants that can fulfill your cravings.
5) Climb the walls at Stone Gardens
Rock climbing is an exhilarating and challenging activity. If you’ve never been climbing before, the Stone Gardens is a great place to get your feet wet. They’ll teach you how to put on a harness and begin your climbing journey. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced climber, the Stone Gardens has routes for you.
6) Play games at Gameworks
20,000 square feet of arcade video games! That’s what you’ll find at Gameworks. If you’re a gaming junkie, or if you just feel like taking a quick trip to blast a few space invaders out of the sky, then Gameworks might be the right place for you. The complex features some of the more innovative games in the industry.
7) Catch the view from the Smith Tower
Sure, Seattle boasts the iconic Space Needle, but what about the Smith Tower? In 1914 the smith tower was built, making it the tallest building west of the Mississippi. Now it features a historical exhibit as well as gifts and souvenirs. Visitors can also take a trip to the top of the tower for a gorgeous panoramic view of the city.
8) Take a stroll down Alkai Beach
Up for a game of beach volleyball? Head to West Seattle, visit Alki beach, and join the beach junkies for game or two. Then rent a kayak to take on the open ocean to your hearts content. When you’ve worn yourself out, head over to one of the bars or restaurants for a satisfying meal. And at the end of the day, lay on the beach and watch the sunset.
9) Go social dancing at Century Ballroom
The Century Ballroom is one of the premier spots to go social dancing. If you’ve never done it before, you can attend one of the lessons at the beginning of the night. This will cover all the basics that you need to know before you hit the floor. If you’re looking for a great place to take that date of yours, look no further.