6 Seattle Spots Your Visiting Friends Will Love

Expecting a visit from out-of-towners? Everyone's go-to list for Seattle sightseeing includes the Space Needle and Pike Place Market, but after that, what should you do? We have some great ideas of local spots your friends will fall in love with. Bring them here, and the next thing you know, they'll be moving in to your neighborhood!

  1. Underground Tour. While it might be old news to you, visitors love to see the underground storefronts and passageways, and to look up at pedestrians walking above through the frosted glass. You probably can't get out of it, so embrace the visit and enjoy acting like a tourist for the day.

  2. Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum and Museum of Glass in Tacoma. Impress your history buff buddies at the manuscript library. Then head over to the Museum of Glass, where the artists in your group can take in exhibitions, collections and demonstrations.
     
  3. Take your nature-loving friends on a day trip to Olympic National Park. Many tourists don't realize how close this national park is, or how spectacular the park's scenery is. Olympic is a majestic combination of woods, rainforest, coastline and mountains, with something for everyone. Check out this driftwood cross-section we found there (right).   

  4. Your favorite local coffee shop. Everyone loves a taste of authentic Seattle coffee, and who can blame them? Whether your fave is a big brewer like Starbucks or Tully's, or an artisan roaster like Victrola or Zoka, your friends will want a sip.
     
  5. Waterfall Garden in Pioneer Square. This small but lovely little park will delight your friends with its relaxing atmosphere right in the middle of the city.

  6. The Fremont neighborhood. Take your friends' photo in front of the famous Fremont troll under the Aurora Bridge and then spend the day wondering the shops such as the Book Larder, Show Pony, and Dusty Strings acoustic music shop. Have dinner at Suga for some Japanese comfort food or at Rock Creek Seafood and Spirits.

These are our top picks of fun things to do in Seattle with out-of-towners. Did we miss any of your favorite places? Let us know in the comments.