Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventures or very much the indoorsy type –  traversing trails or noshing pho  you’ll find endless ways to embrace all of autumn’s incredible bounty in the Emerald City. 

As you plan future trips, please double check with the featured business’s websites, as given safety measures in place and state regulations, hours and operations may be affected.

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If there’s a cozier fall activity than sipping cocktails with friends in Adirondack chairs in front of a crackling fire pit while gazing out at lovely Lake Union, we don’t know it! Acclaimed Mediterranean restaurant Westward offers waterfront, seafood-forward dining with an unmatched view.

For meat-lovers with discerning tastes, head to Flintcreek Cattle Co. in Greenwood, where Executive Chef Eric Donnelly makes small-scale, farm-to-table, sustainably raised meats his top priority.

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Drink with cucumber and raspberry Hotel Theodore Seattle Washington

Drink

Sneak down Gin Alley in Belltown to Bathtub Gin & Co., a basement speakeasy-style bar known for literary-inspired cocktails. With brick walls warmly lit by candles and old-fashioned brass lamps, you’ll feel transported back in time.

Another speakeasy-style bar, Capitol Hill’s Knee High Stocking Co. is known for their incredibly creative craft cocktails, mixed up by expert mixologists behind their small bar, and for their addictive Filipino-American comfort food.

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Enchantment Lakes near Leavenworth, Washington

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Discovery Park

At 534 acres, Discovery Park is the largest park in Seattle, and perhaps the wildest. Meander the 11 miles of trails through forests, fields and bluffs, all the way to sandy beaches and the sea. You might see whales, sea lions and seals, as well as squirrels, chipmunks and hundreds of different types of birds. The fall colors are quite striking throughout the park, as well.

Washington Park

Your best bet for fall leaf peeping in the city is the Washington Park Arboretum. This 230-acre arboretum inside Washington Park has more deciduous tree species than any other setting in the Pacific Northwest, making for a very vibrant autumn show. Check out the Woodland Garden — this exhibit, the largest collection of Japanese maples in North America, is the most colorful in the whole arboretum.

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Restaurants

Rider 

Address: 619 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101 

Regionally sourced eats inspired by the land & sea dominate this spacious, rustic-chic space. 

Westward

Address: 2501 N Northlake Way, Seattle WA 98103

Acclaimed Mediterranean restaurant that offers waterfront, seafood-forward dining with an unmatched view.

Flintcreek Cattle Co. 

Address: 8421 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 

Lofty, stylish New American kitchen emphasizing sustainably raised beef, plus game & cocktails.  

Cafe Munir 

Address: 2408 NW 80th St, Seattle, WA 98117 

Elegant option for modern Lebanese dining with small plates & whiskey from all over the world. 

JuneBaby 

Address:  2122 NE 65th St, Seattle, WA 98115 

Classic Southern fare made with heirloom ingredients is served in a stylish locale with cocktails. 

Kedai Makan 

Address: 1802 Bellevue Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 

Tiny storefront featuring traditional & innovative Malaysian dishes & creative cocktails. 

Annapurna 

Address: 1833 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122 

The traditional dishes of India, Nepal & Tibet are served in a colorful underground room with a bar. 

Honey Hole 

Address: 703 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122 

Hearty sandwiches made with gourmet ingredients & drink specials offered in a kitschy, casual space. 

Cafe Flora 

Address: 2901 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112 

Vegetarian eats are served in this light-filled, bustling spot with a courtyard. 

Piroshky Piroshky 

Address: 1908 Pike Pl. Seattle, WA 98101 

Compact Russian bakery located in Pike Place Market serving over 20 varieties of handmade piroshki (delicious hand pies).  

The Wandering Goose 

Address: 403 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 

Fried chicken, biscuit sandwiches & other Southern-style breakfast & lunch fare in a homey setting. 

Shiki Japanese 

Address: 4 W Roy St, Seattle, WA 98119 

Shiki (pronounced Shee-Kee) is translated to “four seasons”. Family owned and operated by Master Chef Ken and Etsuko Yamamoto, share their passion in exquisite and exotic Sushi fine dining.

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Bars

Bathtub Gin & Co.

Address: 2205 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

a basement speakeasy-style bar known for literary-inspired cocktails. With brick walls warmly lit by candles and old-fashioned brass lamps, you’ll feel transported back in time.

Knee High Stocking Co.

Address: 1356 East Olive Way Seattle, WA 98122

Known for their incredibly creative craft cocktails, mixed up by expert mixologists behind their small bar, and for their addictive Filipino-American comfort food.

Redhook Brewlab 

Address: Pike Motorworks Building, 714 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122 

Industrial-style watering hole featuring 16 taps of rotating craft brews & refined bar eats. 

Unicorn 

Address:  1118 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122 

Corn dogs meet cocktails at this carnival-themed bar with arcades & a stage downstairs. 

Liberty 

Address:  517 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 

Bar offering sushi & craft cocktails made with fresh juice in a modern-rustic space with couches. 

Pie Bar 

Address:  2218 NW Market St. Seattle, WA 98107 

Small storefront stop for fruit & savory pies, pie-infused drinks & late-night beer & wine. 

Wine & Liquor Stores

Downtown Spirits 

Address:  2300 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 

 Family-owned shop offering basic & unique liquors along with wine, beer, tastings & growlers to go. 

Distilleries

Copperworks Distilling Company 

Address:  1250 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101 

Copperworks Distilling Company is a craft distillery, tasting room and gift shop located on the waterfront in downtown Seattle. We produce small-batch American Single Malt Whiskey, a series of gins, and vodka, all from malted barley. 

Coffee Shops

Anchorhead Coffee 

Address:  1600 7th Ave Ste 105, Seattle, WA 98101 

Specialty craft coffee makers using only locally roasted beans and offering delightful breakfast bites.   

Cherry Street Coffee House 

Address: 509 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98101 

Unique and diverse as the community it resides in, Cherry Street Coffee House offers specialty coffee beverages, house-made breakfast bagels, soup, salads, and sandwiches. 

Starbucks 

Address: 600 Pine St Ste. 25, Seattle, WA 98122 or 1912 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101 

Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability. 

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Outdoors

Discovery Park 

Address:  3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199 

Discovery Park is a 534 acre natural area park and is the largest city park in Seattle occuping most of the former Fort Lawton site. Situated on Magnolia Bluff overlooking Puget Sound, Discovery Park offers spectacular view of both the Cascade and the Olympic Mountain ranges. The secluded site includes two miles of protected tidal beaches as well as open meadow lands, dramatic sea cliffs, forest groves, active sand dunes, thickets and streams. The role of Discovery Park is to provide an open space of quiet and tranquility away from the stress and activity of the city, a sanctuary for wildlife, as well as an outdoor classroom for people to learn about the natural world.  

Myrtle Edwards Park 

Address:  3130 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121 

Myrtle Edwards Park has a 1.25-mile winding bike and pedestrian paths along Elliott Bay, fantastic views of the Olympics Mountains, Mount Rainier, and Puget Sound, easy access from downtown and easy connection to bike paths to Magnolia. 

Twin Falls 

Address:  Snoqualmie Region, North Bend Area, Washington State Parks  

Co-ordinates: 47.4420, -121.6761  To reach the main trailhead, drive east on I-90 to exit 34 (about 31 miles from Seattle). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto 468th Avenue SE, and proceed a little more than half a mile to SE 159th Street. Turn left and continue another half mile where the road dead ends in the Twin Falls parking lot. 

A classic Washington trail that meanders along the Snoqualmie River, through old growth forests, and eventually opening up to the spectacular lower and upper Twin Falls. A moderate elevation gain combined with wide trails make this a family friendly outing.  2.6 miles round trip.  

Activities

Pikes Place Market 

Address:  85 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101 

One of the oldest public markets in the United States offering a wide variety of goods and specialty food items from local farmers, craftspeople, small businesses and residents. 

Kayaking – Moss Bay 

Address:  1001 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 

Waterfront company providing kayak & paddle board rentals, private tours, lessons & children’s camps. 

Hot Tub Boat 

Address:  2520 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 

Seattle’s most unique boating experience.  Enjoy Seattle’s skyline and revolving scenery from the comfort of a hot tub.

Theo Chocolate Tour  

Address:  3400 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 

Worldrenowned local chocolatier known for inventive fair-trade & organic confections.   

Ballard Brewery Crawl 

Address:  Ballard Neighborhood  

It is easy to find a local beer in Ballard but with BallardBeerBlog.comall the planning has been crated for you including multiple crawl options depending on much “research” you would like to conduct.  Cheers! 

Living Computer Museum 

Address: 2245 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134 

Living Computers: Museum + Labs is a computer and technology museum showcasing vintage computers and provides interactive leaning sessions, workshops, archives, and restoration efforts to continue technology education.   

Boat Tour/Harbor Cruise – Argosy Cruises  

Address:  1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55, Seattle, WA 98101 

For over 70 years, family-owned and operated, Argosy Cruises has become the Northwest’s premier cruise company offering must-see attractions, like Seattle’s Original Harbor Cruise™, host countless social parties and corporate events, and put on community activities, including the annual Christmas Ship™ FestivalTillicum Excursion, and the Evergreen Excursion, which features guided nature hikes, kayaking and island exploration. 

Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour 

Address:  614 1st Ave Seattle, WA 98104 

Seattle’s most unusual attraction: a humorous stroll through intriguing subterranean storefronts and sidewalks entombed when the city rebuilt on top of itself after the Great Fire of 1889. 

Shops

Westlake Center 

Address: 400 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101 

4-story, glass-enclosed retail center for shopping & dining with a food court. 

Seattle’s Westlake Center welcomes you to stop in for a quick spree or stay the whole day shopping through the collection of specialty stores. With a fantastic location adjacent to Macy’s, Nordstrom and Seattle’s ZARA flagship store, you’re sure to find something special every time you visit. 

Pacific Place 

Address:  600 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101 

Five levels of fashion, flavors & fascination ready for you to explore.  Shops include: Bezel & Kiln, L’Occitane, Aveda, Gallery Onyx, The Handmade Showroom, Tiffany & Co., Michael Kors, and more.  

Simply Seattle 

Address:  1600 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 

Specialty gift shop carrying Seattle-themed art, clothing, food & other souvenir memorabilia. 

Music

Capitol Cider 

Address: 818 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122 

A gathering place for community. A paradise for cider lovers, and a safe haven for the gluten free. A nourisher of the performing arts. A rustic, full service restaurant, bar, and event space where everyone is welcome. 

“Neumos” Crystal Ball Reading Room, Barboza, and The Runaway 

Address:  925 E. Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122 

We pride ourselves with an always relevant and carefully curated music calendar, outstanding light production, and a state-of-the-art sound system. The showroom features three full service bars, a second floor mezzanine, and a balcony that over looks the stage. We host a variety of national and local musicians who play genres across the spectrum. Neumos also hosts several other neighborhood businesses. The complex includes The Runaway, and Barboza, a renovated, intimate showroom on the lower level. 

KEXP Studios 

Address: 472 1st Ave N. Seattle, WA 98109 

KEXP is a nonprofit arts organization serving music lovers through in-person, broadcast and online programming.  Through the stay at home orders, we’re dedicated to bringing you new live performances. Each Tuesday and Thursday, we’ll share a live streaming performance through our new series, Live on KEXP at Home. Hosted by trusted KEXP DJs, musical guests perform sets live, either solo or with their quarantined partners. 

Health & Safety

If you are having a medical emergency, please dial 911 immediately. 

Bartell Drugs Pharmacy 

1628 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 

CVS Pharmacy 

1401 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 

Walgreens Pharmacy 

222 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101 

ZOOM+Care 

517 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101 

Kindred Hospital Seattle – First Hill 

1334 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 

Virginia Mason Hospital and Seattle Medical Center 

1100 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 

Kaiser Permanente 

201 16th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112