Seattle is a vibrant city with a lot of exciting activities, especially in July when the weather is typically sunny and warm. Here are some of the best and most fun things you can do:
- Visit Pike Place Market: This is a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle. It’s one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers’ markets in the US. Apart from fresh produce and seafood, you can find various unique shops and stalls selling everything from antiques to handmade crafts. Make sure to see the famous fish-throwing at the Pike Place Fish Market.
- Explore the Seattle Center: This is a 74-acre campus that’s home to some of Seattle’s most iconic destinations including the Space Needle, Museum of Pop Culture, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and Pacific Science Center.
- Summer Festivals: Seattle is famous for its summer festivals. The Seattle International Film Festival, Capitol Hill Block Party, Bite of Seattle, and Seafair (with boat races, air show, and parade) are some of the biggest.
- Alki Beach Park: Visit this beach park for great views of the Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline. It’s a great place for picnicking, sunbathing, and even beach volleyball.
- Outdoor Concerts: Check out the ZooTunes concert series at Woodland Park Zoo or concerts at Chateau Ste. Michelle, a winery in nearby Woodinville.
- Hiking: July is an ideal time to explore the state’s natural beauty. There are numerous trails within a short drive from the city, such as Mount Si, Rattlesnake Ledge, and the trails in Discovery Park.
- Visit a Brewery: Seattle has a thriving craft beer scene. Many breweries offer tours and tastings. Some popular ones are Fremont Brewing, Elysian Brewing, and Pike Brewing Company.
- Boating on Lake Union: Rent a kayak, paddleboard, or even an electric boat, and spend the day on Lake Union. You can get great views of the city, houseboats, and Gas Works Park.
- Outdoor Movies: Check out Seattle’s outdoor cinema experiences. These are hosted in various parks across the city and usually start at dusk.
- Ferry to Bainbridge Island: Take a 35-minute ferry ride to Bainbridge Island. Explore the quaint town, visit local art galleries, or rent a bike to tour the island.
Remember to check the local events calendar or tourism website before you go to get the most up-to-date information about what’s happening.