Seattle Bucket List: 75 Things to Do in the Emerald City

Seattle, the Emerald City, is a vibrant metropolis known for its iconic landmarks, cultural diversity, and stunning natural beauty. In this story, I share my ultimate Seattle bucket list.

Whether you’re a local or visiting for the first time, there’s always something new to discover in this dynamic city.

Pike Place Market is a must-see spot in Seattle that won’t cost you a penny. It’s full of beautiful flowers, great produce, tasty artisanal foods, and lovely handmade crafts.

Pike Place Market

The Space Needle was constructed for the 1962 World’s Fair and has since become a widely recognized icon of Seattle. It’s also incredibly popular for taking pictures.

Space Needle

If you don’t think it will gross you out, the Gum Wall makes for a quirky and special photo opportunity in Seattle.

Gum Wall

Although you’ll find touristy things here, Seattle’s is actually a working waterfront. And it’s a must for any visitor to the Emerald City.


The ride lasts about 35 minutes each way. You’ll want to arrive at the ferry terminal at least 15 minutes before sailing time if you’re a walk-on passenger.

Ferry to Bainbridge

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