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25 Places to Visit in Seattle

25 Places to Visit in Seattle

Despite the rain, Seattle is an awesome place to visit! There are multiple gardens, parks, museums, and so much more, enough that you would have to spend a week here to even scratch the surface! I’ve made you a list of 25 of the best places to visit in Seattle.

The Fremont Troll (and that’s a real VW Bug under his hand)

Space Needle

♦ Fremont Troll

You can see it in movie “10 Things I Hate About You.”

Seattle Great Wheel

Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour

Wake by Richard Serra in Olympic Sculpture Park

Kubota Garden

♦ Seacrest Park

Go here at night! You can see the whole skyline lit up.

Alki Beach Park

Seattle Aquarium

♦ Olympic Sculpture Park

Washington Park Arboretum

Seattle Japenese Garden

Gas Works Park

♦ Woodland Park Zoo

♦ Ballard Locks

If you come during the fall, you can see salmon jumping up the fish ladder to spawn.

♦ Discovery Park

West Point Lighthouse in Discovery Park. You can see the Olympic Mountains in the background.

Museum of Flight

Seattle Public Library

Seattle Art Museum

Pacific Science Center

Museum of Pop Culture

Museum of History and Industry

Edith Macefield House

Nighttime view of Seattle from Seacrest Park

♦ Pikes Place Market

First Starbucks

Be prepared for a long line.

Seattle Meowtropolitan Cat Cafe

I have a Google Map that includes places in Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue that could be interesting. If you have visited Seattle, please tell me your favorite place! If you haven’t visited yet, tell me which places are the most interesting to you. As always, if you have any questions, just comment below.

Last updated on 10/12/2017




50 Places to Visit on the Olympic Peninsula

50 Places to Visit on the Olympic Peninsula

Washington is a state full of beautiful sites! One of the best is the Olympic Peninsula. It is home to the Olympic Mountain Range, Olympic National Park, and so many other great places. I’ve created a list of the top 50 places I want to visit on the peninsula. I have also created a Google Map showing the list. Enjoy!

Eastern Peninsula

♦ Olympic National Park

Spoon Creek Falls

Wynoochee Falls

Staircase Rapids

Triton Cove State Park

Murhut Falls

Dosewallips State Park

Rocky Brook Falls

Mt. Walker Viewpoint

Anderson Lake State Park

Fort Flagler Historical State Park

Fort Townsend Historical State Park

Port Townsend, WA

Fort Worden Historical State Park

Strait of Juan de Fuca

Dungeness Spit

Port Angeles, WA

Ferry to Victoria, BC

Hurricane Ridge

Madison Creek Falls

Marymere Falls

Lake Crescent

Salmon Cascades (late Sept-Early October)

Sol Duc Falls

Beaver Falls

Strait of Juan de Fuca Scenic Byway – Hwy 112

Salt Creek County Park

Neah Bay, WA

Makah Museum

Pacific Coast

Hobuck Beach

Cape Flattery

Shi Shi Beach

Point of Arches

Ozette Lake

Cape Alava

Rialto Beach


Third Beach

Strawberry Bay Falls

Second Beach

♦ First Beach

♦ La Push, WA

♦ Forks, WA

Hoh Rain Forest

Ruby Beach

Kalaloch Beach 4

♦ Lake Quinault

Quinault Rain Forest

Willaby Creek Falls

♦ Gatton Creek Falls

Merriman Falls

Since I live in Olympia, WA, I’m really excited to see as much of the Peninsula as I can. I’ll be updating this list as I visit more places. Please leave your impressions of this list in the comments! I would love to hear what you think!

Updated on: 9-7-2017




Madison, WI Bucket List

Madison, WI Bucket List

I love living in Madison, WI. It is the perfect mix of liberal ideals and hometown charm. After living here for two years, I’m still discovering new and interesting places to explore. The list below is a list of places I’ve either been to or want to go to. The list will be updated so look for the date at the bottom to show the latest update.


Wisconsin State Capitol

If you go during the summer, make sure to make your way up to the veranda.

Dane County Farmer’s Market

This is on the capitol square and is a producers-only market!

Wisconsin Historical Museum

State Street

Overture Center for the Arts

Nitty Gritty

The Capitol building shown from State Street.

UW Campus

♦ Bascom Hill

Make sure to rub the toe of the statue of Lincoln at the top for good luck.

UW Botanical Garden

◊ Observatory Drive Scenic Overlook

Allen Centennial Garden

Babcock Hall Dairy Store

Memorial Union Terrace

Howard Temin Lakeshore Path

Picnic Point

Camp Randall Memorial Arch

Mickies Dairy Bar

Expect to wait in line and expect a crowd, but the atmosphere and food are worth it.

East Side

Tenney Park

♦ Olbrich Botanical Gardens

♦ Thai Pavilion

This is one of two authentic Thai pavilions in the United States (the other is in Hawaii) and one of only four outside of Thailand (also in Germany and Norway).

Warner Park

Madison Mallards

Lake Kegonsa State Park


View of downtown from Gov Nelson State Park

West Side

UW Arboretum

Henry Vilas Zoo

Blue Moon Bar & Grill

My dad said the best BLT he has ever had came from here.

Owen Conservation Park

Elver Park

Governor Nelson State Park

I really love this beautiful city and I hope some of these ideas on this list spark your interest. Do you have any places to add?

Date Updated: 6-15-2017