Seattle Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Seattle

  • 1. National/Local - Parks/Gardens

    Going east and slightly north of downtown Seattle, you will hit the Capitol Hill area of the city. Among the large old houses of this community, you will find Volunteer Park, which features a view of...

  • 2. Jimi Hendrix Memorial

    Probably there is, we did not search this out. But did drive by this statue of Hendricks mounted to the a sidewalk. There are many tributes to individuals here and there throughout the city. It's very...

  • 3. Bruce Lee Memorial

    This was a great thing to do on my last day in Seattle as I'm a huge fan of Bruce Lee. Their gravesite is in Lake View Cemetery on the Capitol Hill area which is probably not an area that people...

  • 4. Sound Garden

    I actually read about the Sound Garden on VT while researching things to do in Seattle and decided that I had to give this a go. Basically, the Soundgarden is a group of about 10 hollow metal pipes...

  • 5. Downtown Seattle

    With a very deep room filled with pinball machines, this tiny and relatively unknown museum in the International District is most certainly one of the places few people hear about when considering...

  • 6. Snoqualmie

    Somewhat off the beaten path is Snoqualmie Falls, which is about 30 miles (50 km) east of Seattle. It is taller than the famous Niagara Falls but not as wide. During the spring and early summer, it's...

  • 7. Mount Rainier

    A day to take it easy or to push yourself. We took it easy. Went twice in the week. The main visitor activities on the south side of the mountain at Paradise. Trails, services, information, food, and...

  • 8. Alki Point

    Some of the best views of the Seattle skyline are available in the much more suburban communities known as West Seattle and Alki. Alki was the first American settlement in the area, and was so named...

  • 9. Waterfront

    The Ye Old Curiosity Shop - a tourist's souvenier shop but filled with the most unusual things to see and read about. You'll find shrunken heads, exotic artifacts and collectibles. We spent quite a...

  • 10. Fremont District

    By far the most famous feature of the Fremont District in Seattle is the Fremont Bridge Troll, but there is more to the story and neighborhood than just the troll. This was once a very working class...

  • 11. Discovery Park

    Seattle has a few parks that are fairly good sized, and Discovery Park is one of them. This park is large enough to contain a number of different activities and attractions. I have written a few...

  • 12. Museums / Theaters

    Being the first building west of the Mississippi constructed with steel reinforced concrete, the Georgetown Powerplant was also a significant landmark in power plant development and is significant due...

  • 13. Ferries / Ships / Boats

    You can do your own low-budget "cruise" simply by hopping on one of the ferries operated by Washington State Ferries, ph: 800-84-FERRY or 888-808-7977 in Washington, or call 206-464-6400....

  • 14. Mount St Helens

    From time to time, posted in the Seattle Travel Forum, there are questions about visiting Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument. Usually, these are people who would like to do this trip as a...

  • 15. Space Needle

    Certainly, it is an office building and therefore isn't really anything you would want to put onto a "Things to Do" list, but if you happen to be in the area of the Seattle Center (the facility that...

  • 16. Campus (various)

    While it is still very much an urban university campus, the University of Washington Seattle campus (there are locations in Bothell and Tacoma, as well as many smaller locations in the state) just...

  • 17. Bellingham

    Too far away from Seattle to really be considered part of the same urban area, and yet close enough that people make the trip between the two regularly anyway, Bellingham is the heart of a much...

  • 18. Harbour District

    The Puget Sound area has several major ports. Huge cargo ships are arriving and departing at all times, carrying vast loads of every commercial item known to mankind. Obviously, logging is a big...

  • 19. Leavenworth

    If you have an extra day, take a nice scenery drive up to the Bavaria Village, Leavenworth. It's a nice small German heritage community. For more information and driving direction; go to:...

  • 20. Boeing Factory

    The Boeing Factory is about 30 minutes north of Seattle. We took a guided tour of the Boeing plant and also went through their flight museum. This is a great family activity and both of our children...

  • 22. Chinatown

    Like most of the west coast, Seattle has a considerable Asian population. Seattle has a large and thriving Chinatown just north of the Pioneer park area. its a...

  • 23. Wine Tasting in Woodinville!

    Woodinville is about 25 minutes from Seattle. You don't see a sea of grapevines covering the landscape there but you do have a cluster of wine tasting rooms all...

  • 24. Waterfall Garden Park

    The original site of United Parcel Service, a waterfall garden was erected and it's quite beautiful. Located in Pioneer Square on a street corner, it is quite...

  • 25. Take in the views at Kerry Park

    2012 VT World Meet in Seattle brought a lot of us together. Fortunately for us, we had some locals with us who knew about Kerry Park. We managed to take 14...

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