See and Do in Seattle
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Seattle is a culturally rich city with a number of museums and art galleries in addition to some iconic attractions. Expats moving to Seattle will find that there is plenty to see and do.
From a unique dining experience at the top of the Space Needle to exploring the city's galleries and stopping off at the original Starbucks coffee shop, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Another plus point is that most attractions are child-friendly, which is great for expats moving to Seattle with kids.
Attractions in Seattle
This is the quintessential feature of the Seattle skyline. At 184m (605 feet), it's the place to be for spectacular views of the city. Dining at SkyCity, the tower's rotating restaurant, is an experience in itself.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Located at Seattle Center, Chihuly Garden and Glass displays the work of glass artist Dale Chihuly. The exhibition has eight galleries indoors in addition to a beautiful outdoor garden and magnificent glasshouse. Both the day and night tours provide visitors with an incredible experience.
The Museum of Pop Culture
Unique to Seattle, this museum houses some of the world’s most legendary pop culture artefacts. From horror films to music icons to comic books, there's an exhibition for everyone.
The Nordic Heritage Museum
One of the only museums in the United States to honour the legacy of immigrants from the Nordic countries, the Nordic Heritage Museum shares the cultures of Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Sweden.
Pacific Science Center
The centre attracts both kid and adult audiences and covers a range of topics, events, movies and games related to science and technology. From the dinosaur display to the butterfly house, it inspires curiosity.
Woodland Park Zoo
Spanning 92 acres, this is the largest living collection in Washington State. More than 1,000 animals representing 300 animal species thrive in this well-maintained zoo.
Seattle Children’s Museum
A place built for kids to peep into the adult world. From grocery shopping and theatre to kitchens and DIY stations, it's a kid’s paradise.