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.
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.
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.
Wine & Wineries
With over 850 wineries, Washington State is the 2nd largest premium wine producer in the United States.
Beer & Breweries
With over 200 independent breweries across Washington state, there are countless ways to taste craft beer in Seattle.
Seattle has a wide variety of smart transportation options so you can easily navigate your way about town.
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.
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!
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 local academic community.
* US Census, 2015 | ** Fast Company, 2013
Indigenous Tribes of Seattle and Washington
The Association of College & Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association recognizes the Native tribes in Seattle and its greater areas. There are 29 federally recognized tribes throughout Washington and they are: Chehalis, Colville, Cowlitz, Hoh, Jamestown S’Klallam, Kalispel, Lower Elwha Klallam, Lummi, Makah, Muckleshoot, Nisqually, Nooksack, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Puyallup, Quileute, Quinault, Samish, Sauk-Suiattle, Shoalwater Bay, Skokomish, Snoqualmie, Spokane, Squaxin Island, Stillaguamish, Suquamish, Swinomish, Tulalip, Upper Skagit, and Yakama. ACRL would also 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.
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.