Brian's Guidebook

Brian
I am a scientist and outdoor enthusiast who has been living in the great Pacific Northwest for 15 years. I have traveled as a backpacker, a tourist and a professional all over the world and hope t... read more
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Things to do in Seattle

100 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Seattle has a burgeoning beer nano-brewing industry, and this place can help you find the dozen or more little breweries with tasting rooms right around Ballard and Fremont. It's a walkable tour an... read more

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Westward

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 2501 N Northlake Way·Map·Hours·Website·

76 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place has a great view of downtown Seattle and an even better menu. With Adirondack chairs surrounding the fire pit by the water, the after meal lounge can be better than dinner...

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Tractor Tavern

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$· 5213 Ballard Ave NW·Map·Website·

68 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This iconic venue has been in Ballard before Ballard was Ballard, and has helped define the Seattle music scene. It's in a great spot and close to a host of other pubs and venues, that collectively... read more

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Discovery Park

Parks & NatureParks
3801 Discovery Park Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

271 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Discovery Park and light house, is a great way to get a fern filled run in, check out the beaches around Puget Sound, or have a great view of the sunset behind the Olympic mountains.

648 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Pike Place market is where eclectic meets creative, and it's a great place for fresh pastas and produce, don't miss it....

188 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The sculpture park, has interactive art, amazing installations and a preeminent view of Puget Sound. On both drizzly days and sunny, it's worth a saunter through.

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place is high end but has the best view of downtown Seattle, and great food, so even if you only enjoy the bar, a walk through the marina at night with the sound of the halyards pinging, is wo... read more

253 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A plastic killer whale once haunted the salmon eating sea lions around the waters of the Ballard locks, and not surprisingly few fish were saved. Now it's just a great little park to see the boats ... read more

42 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Healthy food on the way out of magnolia.

9 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Aqua Verde has kayak, and paddle board rentals close to the flat water around the arboretum and Lake Washington. Save time for the salsa bar and great tacos...