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February 25, 2019

Five Things to do in Seattle on a Rainy Day

A picture of a woman wearing yellow rain boots walking on a red brick pathway on the University of Washington campus.

Seattle is known for many things – the Space Needle, coffee, evergreens, and rain in the winter. However, in a city that embraces its notorious weather, there are plenty of ways you can explore the city, even when it is a little wet outside. Here are our five favorite things to do on a rainy day in Seattle:

  1. Experience the vibrant coffee scene.Seattle is a city of coffee lovers! Quaint coffee shops line the streets. A few local favorites include Lighthouse Roasters, Café Allegro, and Slate Coffee Roasters. Or you can have the ultimate coffee experience at one of the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Rooms.
  2. Tour the museums. Seattle has dozens of museums to choose from that suit just about all interests. The Seattle Art Museum and Chihuly Glass and Garden are excellent choices for art lovers. Or explore Seattle’s history at the Nordic Heritage Museum or the Museum of Flight. Looking for something more eclectic? The Museum of Pop Culture has an impressive collection of iconic music memorabilia.
  3. Wander around Pike Place Market. Visit Pike Place Market and you can pass hours exploring local produce, seafood, baked goods, coffee, a record store, art, restaurants, and more. The mini doughnuts at Daily Dozen Doughnuts are a local favorite.
  4. Sip a pint at a brewery. There are nearly 200 breweries in Seattle – the most of any city in the U.S. Some of our favorite breweries are Fremont Brewing, Elysian Brewing, Reuben’s Brews, and Georgetown Brewing Company.
  5. Check out the gaming scene. Seattle has a vibrant gaming culture, home to over 300+ game companies and the largest concentration of videogame developers in the country. Seattle hosts some of the largest gaming conventions in world, with over 70,000 gamers attending PAX West each year. Board gaming meetups and stores abound, including some like Mox Boardinghouse where customers can try board games for free while enjoying food in the cafe.