Fun things to do in Seattle

 Doing our Best to Seattle Weird!

Welcome to the Emerald City, where the possibilities are as endless as the evergreen forests that surround it! While Seattle boasts its fair share of iconic attractions like the Space Needle and Pike Place Market, there's a trove of hidden gems waiting to be discovered by intrepid explorers like yourself. Dive into the vibrant neighborhood of Georgetown, where industrial charm meets artistic flair. Uncover eclectic boutiques, dive bars, and even an old-school hat shop that's been crafting headwear since 1903. With its colorful murals and lively energy, Georgetown is a must-see for those craving a taste of Seattle's offbeat charm.

For a dose of tranquility amidst the urban hustle and bustle, venture to the serene Kubota Garden. Tucked away in the Rainier Beach neighborhood, this Japanese-inspired garden is a sanctuary of beauty and serenity. Stroll along winding pathways adorned with cascading waterfalls, lush foliage, and serene ponds teeming with koi fish. Whether you're seeking a peaceful moment of reflection or simply want to immerse yourself in nature's embrace, Kubota Garden offers a rejuvenating escape from the city's frenetic pace.

Calling all foodies and culture enthusiasts! Make your way to the bustling Central District and discover the culinary and cultural melting pot that is Judkins Park. This vibrant neighborhood is home to a diverse array of eateries serving up mouthwatering dishes from around the globe. From soul food joints dishing out hearty comfort fare to family-owned eateries offering authentic Ethiopian cuisine, there's something to satisfy every craving. After indulging your taste buds, immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the neighborhood at the Northwest African American Museum, where thought-provoking exhibits and interactive displays celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the Pacific Northwest and beyond. So why wait? Embark on an unforgettable journey of discovery and delight in Seattle's hidden treasures today!


Looking for a soundtrack for your visit to Seattle? “See You In Seattle” is aaiiee’s proud and thematically rich paean to “Century 21”—otherwise known as the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. Additional “old Seattle” references (Boris S. Wort, Jones’ Fantastic Museum) complement this epic undertaking. Listen (and buy!) "See You in Seattle", vinyl or digital download here!

The Magic Shop

The Magic Shop by Roger Wheeling

Located in Pike Place Market, the Market Magic Shop, founded by Sheila Lyon and Darryl Beckmann in 1973, is the longest-running magic shop in the Pacific Northwest and 3rd oldest in the USA! 

Since May 2023, Patrick, Brent, and Bill have taken over as the new owners. As you peek inside the shop, you will see photographs of famous magicians that have visited, turn-of-the-century magic posters, and a fun, jam-packed atmosphere of enthusiasm and wonder. You’ll find cards, coins, books, juggling equipment, tarot cards, clowning supplies, yoyos, jokes, gags, and more!  And they have a fantastic Fortune Teller named ZOLTAR that will tell you your fortune!

West Seattle Log Cabin

The Log House Museum is located in a renovated turn-of-the-century log structure which once served as a carriage house, or stable, to the Fir Lodge. The Fir Lodge was one of the first year-round homes built on Alki Beach and was owned by prominent Seattleites, William and Gladys Bernard.

This old building, which is built of Douglas fir logs, has been a home to various Alki families for most of the past 90+ years. At one time it even housed an antique store.

Now it it home to the West Seattle Historical Society and Log House Museum!