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A Day in Seattle - Seattle Weekend Trip Ideas

Seattle makes for a great weekend getaway for many. For those living nearby, it is also a great day-trip destination. With a selected set of attractions, the city keeps visitors entertained day in and day out. Be it the giant Ferris wheel which gets the adrenaline rushing through your veins or the tranquil waterfront that lets you enjoy some peaceful time, there is something for everyone here. If you are planning to spend one day in Seattle, then take a look at the itinerary below and know how you can make the most of your limited time.

How to spend a day in Seattle?

Morning in Seattle:

Pike Place Market and Seattle Waterfront

Start off your 24 hours in Seattle by heading towards Pike Place Market. Have a breakfast of a delicious pastry accompanied by a hot coffee at the original Starbucks here. Then look around to explore the market. You may find Post Alley and the Gum Wall to be of particular interest in the market.

Then look for Pike Place hill climb which is a series of steps leading to Seattle Waterfront. Walk down the steps and reach the waterfront to enjoy some pleasant time here. If you wish, you may opt for a boat cruise to access the tranquil water.

Then have lunch at any of the fine waterfront restaurants. You must try the seafood served at these restaurants.


Afternoon Activities

Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Art Museum, and Downtown

After lunch, make way towards the Seattle Aquarium. This would be one of the best places to visit in Seattle with kids. The Seattle Great Wheel is also a great option at the waterfront. This giant Ferris wheel will let you see the beauty of Seattle from a bird’s eye view.

If you are an art-lover, then the next stop on your 1-day Seattle itinerary should be Seattle Art Museum. This world-class museum is home to modern as well as classic artworks.

Then you may roam around in the Downtown neighborhood and make quick stops at a few popular stores like Macy’s and Fran’s Chocolates. You may even have a quick bite at one of the cafe’s in the area.


Things to do in Evening in Seattle

Space Needle, Fremont, and Ballard Locks

As the sun starts setting in the West, hurry up and head towards Space Needle. This is a 605 feet tall spire at the Seattle Center. The panoramic views of the city from its observation deck are breathtaking and will leave you awestruck. It also features a revolving restaurant. There are many other attraction at the Seattle Center.

If you wish, you may explore them or head towards the Fremont neighborhood. Here, you must first make a stop to observe the Ballard Locks. These locks are very fascinating as they keep the salty water separated from fresh water. You may even get to see boats and ships being raised and lowered as they are loaded into the locks.

End your day on a pleasant note by having a filling dinner at one of the restaurants in Fremont.

If you want to taste the nightlife of Seattle, then you may go club hopping at night. Else, just get a good sleep after a hectic day of wandering at your accommodation.

Best Hotels in Seattle for 1 Day Trip

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