If you’re unable to travel afar this summer, never fear, Seattle is an amazing city with fun and quirky things to do literally everyday of the week. Here is a week’s worth of easy adventures for you to enjoy!
Sunday: Pinball machines and quirky/casual decor keep the ambiance at The Neighbor Lady fun. And Sundays are especially easy-going with dinner served from 3pm to close (10pm) and…wait for it…Happy hour specials throughout the entire evening. The good vibes, good eats, and great drink specials will no doubt make a Sunday, Funday trip to Central District’s The Neighbor Lady, well worth it!
Got a case of the Mondays? Take a Hike!: As easy as it gets. A Seward Park hike is an all-age appropriate way to get some fresh air and make any old Monday feel like a weekend wind down. Complete with walking trails, easy hiking path, calm beach area, and playground, for anyone looking to cure a case of the “Mondays”. To locals and tourists alike, Seward park is a great place to have a no-fuss good time.
Texas Two-Steppin Tuesday: Put on your best ‘steppin’ boots and head down to Little Red Hen in Greenlake for free line-dancing lessons at 8pm. If you don’t feel the need to move your feet yet, then show up a little earlier for some good beer and a cowboy bacon cheeseburger. It will definitely give you a reason to dance!
Think Green on Wednesday: Ditch the car for a little trip on the light-rail to the Columbia City Station. Walk about 3 blocks east and you’ll find yourself in the middle of the Columbia City Farmer’s Market. Purchase a locally crafted basket to stash all of your organic finds such as herb, fruit, and vegetable plants, stunning $5 flower bouquets, veggies galore, farm fresh eggs, and the neighborhoods best baked goods and specialty treats. The market is open from 3pm until 7pm.
Aesthetic Thursday: Every 1st Thursday of the month, Seattle Art Museum in downtown offers half-priced admission to experience their, always intriguing, special exhibitions. Take a moment to take in something new and beautiful. And if you have a little one, don’t hesitate to bring them along; admission is free for all children under 12 years of age. If their patience for the exhibit runs low, walk right outside to where they can freely expel their energy at the Artists at Play Park.
Catch A Flick Friday: Yes, go for the classic Friday night movie, but opt for a show free of the obnoxious teenager group dates, and a more intimate setting. The Big Picture Movie Theatre in Belltown is an awesome place to meet up with friends an hour before your showtime to sip cocktails and catch up before the movie. No time for a drink beforehand? No problem. You can order drinks and have them delivered during the movie as well. And do not leave without trying some of their famous truffle butter popcorn.
Settle Down Saturday: Seattle has some exceptional parks, but on any given Saturday, Gas Works Park in Fremont is an easy and ideal picnic spot. If the skies are clear, it is an optimal setting for a traditional, blanket on the grass style picnic. The only difference is that you have a well-beyond typical view of Seattle surrounded by glistening, calm waters. Even on a rainy day, the covered picnic tables and the old oil plant area provides the perfect way to have a covered, outdoor adventure (and the oil plant is the ultimate hide-and-seek venue for kids and grown-ups alike).