10Best Seattle, WA Attractions
Warm up those music-playing hands; interactive exhibits at the EMP allow patrons to practice their own tunes in mock studios and even on a simulated concert stage.
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New & Notable Seattle Attractions
Hot, new Seattle attractions & notable things you should do this month.
From August 22 though 24, the Seattle International Beerfest brings a high-end, three-day event to the grounds of Seattle Center. The popular, brew-centric fest specializes in rare, hard-to-find and exotic beers, meaning guests will find more than 200 "world-class beers from 16 countries." Guests can also enjoy live music and picnics in the grass. What a way to celebrate summer in Seattle. Cheers! Read more »All New & Notable Seattle Attractions »
The Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park has long drawn fans who love to stroll through the scenic, nine-acre grounds and admire the fascinating, large-scale works on display. Now the popular destination generates even more publicity with the recent installation of "Echo," a dramatic, 46-foot sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist Jaume Plensa. Read more »All New & Notable Seattle Attractions »
Seattle's music scene has garnered world-wide recognition for decades; Experience Music Project is one of the city's most beloved attractions. Now through January 4, 2015, "Spectacle: The Music Video" offers a unique behind-the-scenes look at the music video industry, shining the spotlight on artists ranging from Michael Jackson to OK Go and Lady Gaga. Exclusive to the EMP, a special section has been dedicated to the four-time Grammy-winning duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. (Think fur coats, fans!) Read more »All New & Notable Seattle Attractions »
With more than 10,000 day spas around the country, there are plenty of good choices. Read more at USA TODAY »
About Seattle, WA Attractions
Situated between two major mountain ranges on the banks of Puget Sound, Seattle exists in a virtual wonderland for outdoor recreation. Amidst all of this nature, though, the city is also a smart and sophisticated place, known for technology and airplanes as much as for salmon and Sasquatch. Activities and attractions here match that dichotomy, providing equal doses of extreme and indoor sports, so to speak. The city’s commitment and connection to its marine surroundings are on view at the Seattle Aquarium. Or get out on the water, either by sea kayak rental or the Washington State Ferry system. There are multitudes of scenic waterfront and woodland parks at which to enjoy the region’s natural beauty, and the granddaddy is Mt. Rainier National Park, where visitors can get up close to the namesake peak, hike, camp, or picnic. The Chittenham Locks, where ships travel from the Puget Sound to Lake Washington and Lake Union, exemplifies Seattle’s dependence on its waterways and educates the public about salmon conservation. On the cerebral side, Seattle museums offer enlightenment on aviation, history and industry, art, and science. And here, even music and sci-fi get the museum treatment, thanks to the 140,000-square-foot Frank O. Gehry-designed Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Hall of Fame at Seattle Center.
- Seattle Expert John Ferri