Pike Place Markets
First opening in 1907, Pike Place Markets is one of the oldest public farmers’ markets in the U.S. If you’re looking for fresh seafood, produce, or bakery items, this is THE place in Seattle to visit. We ran into jazz pianists and musicians playing outside of the world’s oldest Starbucks, talented local artists, and local entrepreneurs selling homemade and organic products. No wonder this is the world’s 33rd most visited tourist attraction!
Seattle Public Library Central Location
For those who love to stick their nose in a book, this is a beautiful place to sit and read with coffee for a day. The fascinating architecture, completed in 2004, spans 11 stories and allows natural light to stream in throughout the day. With a café and over 930,000 books, this branch is worth spending an afternoon in (even if it’s just to admire the architecture).
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Gas Works Park
According to the locals, this is THE place to go for Fourth of July fireworks. People lined up beginning at noon, dragging tents, chairs, coolers, and families along with them. Live music, games, food vendors, and beautiful scenery kept people entertained while they waited for the fireworks show. The fireworks over the Seattle skyline were definitely worth the wait.
Hello Robin/Molly Moons
If you have a sweet tooth like I do, Hello Robin is a necessary stop to add to your list. Hello Robin carries ice cream from local favorite ice cream shop Molly Moons, but adds a twist—mix and match ice cream cookie sandwiches. You can go with the classic chocolate chip and vanilla ice cream like I did, or you can try one Orange Habanero Chocolate Chip with Mackles’more (a s’mores cookie with Theo chocolate chunks) with melted chocolate ice cream.
Although the Fourth of July weekend was an opportune time to tour the city, these attractions are here year-round, and open every day!