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Best things to do in Washington

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Neighbourhood
“Another iconic landmark. Great place to buy some seafood and unique pasta sauces, dressings, artisanal work, and flowers.”
870local recommendations
Monument / Landmark
“Since its construction for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Space Needle has become both an internationally recognized icon and Seattle’s most popular attraction. Distance - 3.8 miles”
511local recommendations
Art Museum
“The Seattle Art Museum is the city’s largest museum dating back to the 1930s and housing a varied collection of artwork that spans multiple eras and geographic regions.”
344local recommendations
Park
“Eatonville is 30 mins from park entrance , great place to hike and visit Lodge at Paradise.”
137local recommendations
Park
“Large waterfront park North of Seattle on Lake Union for great downtown views.”
423local recommendations
Waterfall
“The second most popular tourist destination in Oregon and only about 35 miles from our front door. Be sure to hike all the way up to the top of the falls. Go early in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid all the mid-day crowds, especially in the summer.”
272local recommendations
Park
“Seriously, best look at Seattle. But don't miss walking down the street to the overlook and across the street Parson's Park.”
450local recommendations
Park
“At 5,200 acres, this is the largest park within any U.S. city. It gets very popular in summer, especially on week- ends, so if you want to check it out be prepared to embrace the crowds. See Witch's Castle under Hikes. ”
521local recommendations
Canal Lock
“Great for a walk along this historic site to watch boats and salmon runs alike as they cross from Lake Washington's fresh water in and out of the Puget Sound.”
402local recommendations
Art Museum
“The Chihuly Garden and Glass museum is dedicated to the work and career of locally born, world-renowned glassblower Dale Chihuly, who was introduced to the craft while studying at the University of Washington. It is the most comprehensive collection of his art to date, with interior galleries featuring a variety of his work in the medium. The pièce de résistance is the glasshouse, with a vibrant 100-foot-long sculpture in hues of red, orange, and yellow suspended from the ceiling.”
303local recommendations
Other Great Outdoors
“A former naval base, the park is a network of trails, beach, open fields, and a bluff looking over the Sound and Olympic mountain range ”
403local recommendations
Museum
“Music, science fiction, and pop culture all come together at the fascinating Museum of Pop Culture. The Frank Gehry-designed building looks like a smashed guitar from above, while inside, its colorful exhibits cover everything from the history of indie video games and horror films to Nirvana, the Seahawks, and more.”
249local recommendations
Zoo
“A really fun place for kids, but there are a lot of great exhibits that are fun for everyone. ”
236local recommendations
History Museum
“There are always interesting exhibits at this museum, it's worth a visit. It also has an IMAX theatre, which is the greater Canadian invention in my opinion!”
202local recommendations
Beach
“Our closest beach. A great spot, especially in the fall when the trees backstopping the beach prove the park’s namesake. ”
333local recommendations
Art Museum
“Make sure to cross the bridge and look inside union station to see all the beautiful glass in there. It is a federal courthouse so bring your ID”
106local recommendations