Why not Fall in Seattle?

Whitney Gilbert
Nov 21, 2020 · 5 min read

Be “Sleepless in Seattle” this Fall with a jam packed itinerary of non-stop top attractions, activities, and experiences. Fall into the city and explore the Pacific Northwest. Book a flight while crowds are small, the air is crisp, and hotels are cheap.

Seattle, Washington

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Fall into Foliage

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#NOFILTER needed for Instagram with this destination. Seattle offers a natural beauty with authentic Autumn foliage. Capture its essence while you stroll through the Washington Park Arboretum. Get your steps in on one of their many trails, and feel the crisp mountain air. Be sure to have your camera ready to take impromptu pics with beautiful backdrops around every turn. Tour through New Zealand, Australia, China, Cascadia, and Chile while you’re there too. Don’t worry. No passport needed. The Pacific Connections Garden allows you to discover amazing plants from all five countries that are all connected by the Pacific Ocean.

Fall into Football

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Century Link Stadium

Fall and football go together, and the Seattle Seahawks know how to play. These 2014 Super Bowl champs really know how to give their fans the ultimate game day experience. Even if you’re not a Seahawks fan, you’ll still feel the thrill of the game. Fans know how to crank it all the way up. The stadium gets so loud it’s been known to cause earthquakes. Get your game-day food fix at half time. Try a local favorite, and order a cream cheese Seattle- style hotdog.

Fall into the Eats

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Hot Mess Bitch at Biscuit Bitch

Start your morning with a potty mouth at Biscuit Bitch . This quaint hole-in-the-wall breakfast spot allows you to order homemade comfort food all while saying the word “bitch’’ over and over again. They’re a specialty spot that serves creative variations of hot homemade biscuits and gravy. The line can grow long, but jam while you wait to the Motown tunes they blast. You’ll see the “bitches’’ in the kitchen, shakin’ and bakin’, while they flip your eggs. Think Southern hospitality meets the Pacific North West. But, with a dash of sass.

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Pike Place Market

Enjoy fresh seafood? It doesn’t get fresher than this. Watch local fishmongers toss up their catch at the 108- year-old Pike Place Market. Stroll through the market and check out produce stalls, craft stands and specialty food shops, like Daily Dozen Doughnut. Don’t forget the coffee. If you’re a Starbucks fan, you’re in luck. Check out the very first Starbucks location in Pike Place Market.

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Grilled Steelhead Trout at The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar

If you’re looking for ready-to-eat fish, look no further than The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar. Have lunch, and take in breathtaking views of the Pacific and the Seattle Great Wheel, a giant ferris wheel at Pier 57. Dine on the patio, and enjoy exquisitely prepared seafood from a world-renowned chef. Sip and relax with craft cocktails from the bar as you gaze at boats sailing by. For dinner, dine like a local. Check out Fat’s Chicken and Waffles . Don’t be fooled by the name. They serve a variety of foods from fried oysters, red beans and rice to shrimp and grits.

Fall into Fun

When Michelle Obama said, “When they go low, you go high”, she must have been talking about Seattle. Because in this city, you can do both. Go high first by visiting the world famous Space Needle. Take a “sky high” selfie while sitting on an all-glass floor on the lower level. Lean in and get breathtaking views of Mount Rainer, the Puget Sound , and the Cascades on the upper level with floor to ceiling glass. Standing at 605' tall, you’ll surely be feeling high.

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Come back down from your high (no pun intended), and go low. Check out one of Seattle’s most unusual attractions, Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour. Stroll through entombed sidewalks and storefronts, and learn about the city’s past. Seattle literally rebuilt on top of itself after The Great Fire of 1889. The city is frozen in time, entombed below a vibrant and thriving city above ground. The 75-minute guided tour recants stories of pioneers from the past with some humorous punch lines. It’s history with some giggles.

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Seattle Gum Wall in Pike Place Market

Before you catch your flight, get sticky in Seattle, and leave your mark on the city. The Gum Wall is by far, the oddest and most unique attraction in Seattle. Located in Pike Place Market, is the Gum Wall (or alley, actually) where you can stroll past 27 years of chewed up gum. Since 1993, residents and tourists have been sticking their gum on the wall and leaving their mark. Kind of gross? Yes. Should you pass up this sticky selfie? Absolutely not. #gettinstickywitit

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