Adventure awaits you in Seattle.

Seattle is an exciting urban city surrounded by unmatched natural beauty. Follow @VisitSeattle for all the best pics + tips and see what adventures await you!

Indigenous Tribes of Seattle and Washington

The Association of College & Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association acknowledges the land and water on which we gather and the Native tribes in Seattle and its greater areas. ACRL would like to recognize Duwamish, Wanapum, and Chinook, these tribes are not recognized by the U.S. federal government but have had a long history in present-day Washington.

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Things to Do

With everything from world-class attractions to a thriving arts and culture scene, with indoor style and outdoor vistas to explore, there’s always something to do in Seattle.

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Eat Up!

Eat Up!

The Pacific Northwest boasts delicious seafood, meats and vegetables pulled straight from local waters and nearby shores, and Seattle has a proven track record for mouth-watering cuisine.

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Kosher! Vegan! Halal! They've Got It All

Kosher! Vegan! Halal! They've Got It All

Special diet or not, these Seattle eateries are tasty enough for everyone. Check out suggestions for local restaurants providing specialty menus for Kosher, Halal, Gluten Free, Vegan and more.

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Wine & Wineries

Wine & Wineries

With over 850 wineries, Washington State is the 2nd largest premium wine producer in the United States.

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Beer & Breweries

Beer & Breweries

With over 200 independent breweries across Washington state, there are countless ways to taste craft beer in Seattle.

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Spirits & Distilleries

Spirits & Distilleries

Craft distilling has taken off in Washington, where locally grown grains such as barley, wheat & rye make their way from field to bottle.

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Getting Around

Getting Around

Seattle has a wide variety of smart transportation options so you can easily navigate your way about town.

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Take a Ferry Ride

Take a Ferry Ride

See a spectacular view of the Seattle skyline on your way to Bainbridge Island or take one of the other ten ferry routes to the destination of your choice.

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Shop 'til You Drop

Shop 'til You Drop

Diverse neighborhoods offer every type of shopping, from outdoor gear to trendy threads. Check out the flagship stores of Nordstrom, REI, Filson and more!

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Seattle & Education

Did you know 58.9% of people in Seattle hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher*? In addition, Seattle was ranked the #1 Smartest City in North America! Here’s a snapshot of our academic community in Seattle.

University of Washington

Seattle University 

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle Colleges

* US Census, 2015 | ** Fast Company, 2013

Safety & Security in Seattle

Seattle is one of the nation’s safest big cities, statistically, but like in all cities, visitors are advised to observe some basic safety procedures and adhere to local laws.

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