Before Summer Ends

Seattle SkylineLooking for fun things to do in Seattle during the summer? While we may not have the brightest weather on the planet, we’ve got a wide variety of activities, events and attractions that are brilliant rain or shine. Take a look at the city’s summer must-dos for families and friends before summer ends.

Sports:
Mariners Games: Enjoy watching a game with the family at Safeco field, a modern ballpark with a great views and great fans. While at the game choose from a slew of tasty restaurants to enjoy delicious Seattle food at the park.

Sounders Games: One of the most unique sports experiences is a Sounders game. This team is Seattle’s hidden sports gem. Nowhere this side of the Atlantic can a soccer fan find a better place to watch a soccer match. If you ask a Sounders fan, the roar of the crowd and atmosphere in the stands rivals that of any stadium abroad.

Outdoors:
Crystal Mountain: With hiking, horseback riding, views and dining all at the same place, Crystal Mountain is a “can’t miss” summer destination. During summers that follow a particularly good winter, lucky visitors can even experience skiing during the summer months. If you are looking to experience the outdoors this summer make sure to include Crystal Mountain on your list.

San Juan Islands: Offering incredible views, water activities and sunshine, the San Juan Islands are a great escape. Enjoy the sights of the Puget Sound and fresh air riding a Washington ferry over to the islands. Once you’re there you will find plenty to do, from whale watching, hiking and kayaking to shopping and eating at the area’s delicious restaurants.

The City:
Duck Tours: Tour the City of Seattle with the Ride the Duck tour. Explore the city from these distinct amphibious tour vehicles. See the city’s sights on the ground then take a tour on the water in the same vehicle. Experience the city in a unique way by trying a Ride the Duck tour this summer.

Pacific Science Center: The Pacific Science Center is a fun and educational museum which helps its visitors experience science in a new and interesting way. While many claim they are just there for the children, don’t let them fool you, it’s a thrill for adults too.

Seattle Center: Visitors can relive their childhood by living it up at Seattle Center’s amusement park. Or see the iconic space needle and the local favorite musical fountain. Before you leave check out the shopping Seattle for some tourist memorabilia.

Seattle’s summer has so many choices that it would be impossible to list them all, let alone experience them all. This list is a start if you want to try. However, if you manage to tackle this list you’ll at least feel like you have seen a bit of it all.

If you’re still looking for more things to do in Seattle, head over to www.seattlesouthside.com to find more ideas.

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