Three Things You Can't Miss In Seattle

Seattle is a great city, with many many things to do and see! Here are the must see places to go while you're in Seattle!

Pike Place Market

One of Pike Place Market's many fruit vendors. Photo by Dominic Arenas Photography.

One of Pike Place Market's many fruit vendors. Photo by Dominic Arenas Photography.

The Market is the heart of the retail district of Seattle, and with four levels of shops, you can spend the whole day exploring. From fish throwing fishmongers, to fresh fruit and flowers, to comic books, and even an entire store dedicated to gifts for pets, you can find almost anything in the market. And if you want to see a nonsensically absurd amount of "already been chewed" gum, visit the infamous Gum Wall. Of course, no trip to Pike Place Market is complete without a dozen mini doughnuts from The Daily Dozen Doughnut Company!

Museum of History and Industry

A student looks through the Periscope at MOHAI. Photo by Dominic Arenas Photography.

A student looks through the Periscope at MOHAI. Photo by Dominic Arenas Photography.

To really experience Seattle, and what makes it so special, you need to know the history of this great city. The Museum of History and Industry is the definitive codex of Seattle, and Washington history as a whole. With a section about the first American settlers, to a sing-along Great Seattle Fire presentation, and the founding of Amazon.com, there are exhibits covering every important facet of the city's history. And you can't beat the fact that the Museum is right on scenic Lake Union!

Washington Park Arboretum

The careful boarding of a canoe at Washington Park Arboretum. Photo by Dominic Arenas Photography.

The careful boarding of a canoe at Washington Park Arboretum. Photo by Dominic Arenas Photography.

One of the most interesting parts of the personality of Seattle is the affinity towards nature. The Washington Park Arboretum is located just miles away from Downtown, and it is a veritable forest within the City. Heavy woods, a botanical garden, and even a boardwalk, you can really get lost and find yourself in the nature of this one of a kind park. You can even rent a canoe or kayak at the nearby UW Water Activities Center, and row your way around the park in Lake Washington.