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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Address: 612 Stewart St, Seattle, WA 98101
James Beard Award-winning chef and proprietor Jason Wilson creates a menu showcasing extended dry-aged beef, inspired vegetables, the freshest seafood, rustic baked goods and accompanying craft cocktails made with spirits house-finished in oak casks.
Address: 619 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101
Regionally sourced eats inspired by the land & sea dominate this spacious, rustic-chic space.
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.
Address: 2408 NW 80th St, Seattle, WA 98117
Elegant option for modern Lebanese dining with small plates & whiskey from all over the world.
Address: 2122 NE 65th St, Seattle, WA 98115
Classic Southern fare made with heirloom ingredients is served in a stylish locale with cocktails.
Address: 1802 Bellevue Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Tiny storefront featuring traditional & innovative Malaysian dishes & creative cocktails.
Address: 1833 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
The traditional dishes of India, Nepal & Tibet are served in a colorful underground room with a bar.
Address: 703 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
Hearty sandwiches made with gourmet ingredients & drink specials offered in a kitschy, casual space.
Address: 2901 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112
Vegetarian eats are served in this light-filled, bustling spot with a courtyard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Address: 1118 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
Corn dogs meet cocktails at this carnival-themed bar with arcades & a stage downstairs.
Address: 517 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
Bar offering sushi & craft cocktails made with fresh juice in a modern-rustic space with couches.
Address: 2218 NW Market St. Seattle, WA 98107
Small storefront stop for fruit & savory pies, pie-infused drinks & late-night beer & wine.
Address: 2300 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Family-owned shop offering basic & unique liquors along with wine, beer, tastings & growlers to go.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
World–renowned 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.com, all 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™ Festival, Tillicum 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.
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.
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.
Address: 1600 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Specialty gift shop carrying Seattle-themed art, clothing, food & other souvenir memorabilia.
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.
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.
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Bartell Drugs Pharmacy
1628 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
1401 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
222 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
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
201 16th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112