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Uncategorized | December 4, 2023

Things to Do in Seattle as a Local 

Seattle is a captivating city for a variety of reasons. Many people choose to relocate to the Emerald City for its stunning natural beauty, economic opportunities and rich cultural scene.

Here are a few fun activities to do when living as a local in Seattle, Washington.  


Explore Pike Place Market:  

Pike Place Market, the original farmer’s market of Seattle, offers a bustling atmosphere with fresh farm produce, local vendors, shops, restaurants and bars. The market has no shortage of locally sourced artisan and specialty foods. Be sure to check out traditional fish-throwing at the iconic Pike Place Fish Market 


Take a Ferry Ride of Puget Sound:  

Enjoy the scenic views of Puget Sound on a ferry ride via the Washington State Ferries system. The route to Bainbridge Island is the most popular ferry journey from Seattle, providing breathtaking views of the Seattle city skyline, Puget Sound and the nearby mountains. Other sought-after routes include destinations to Bremerton and Vashon Island, offering picturesque water views.  


Explore Olympic National Park:  

Experience the breathtaking natural beauty that surrounds Seattle. Enjoy a day of mountains, forests and waterfalls at Olympic National Park. There are various trails for every skill level, from beginner to advanced, that offer stunning views.  


Visit the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP): 

MoPOP is a one-of-a-kind museum that celebrates popular culture in all its forms, including music, science fiction, and video games. As a local, you can take your time exploring the exhibits and attending events or concerts held at the museum.   


Attend a Local Event or Festival:  

Seattle is home to numerous events and festivals hosted year-round, celebrating everything including music, film, food and cultural diversity. Stay updated with the local event calendar and engage in festivals like Bumbershoot, the Seattle International Film Festival or the Northwest Folklife Festival.  


If you’re looking to relocate to Seattle, check out Griffis Seattle Waterfront and Griffis Belltown, both conveniently located near all the action of the Emerald City.