The most popular Seattle destinations to visit in 2018

January 25, 2018 / Seattle

From Frasier to grunge, Seahawks to coffee spots, Seattle has always had plenty to offer visitors to the Pacific Northwest. If you’ve been promising yourself a trip to Washington State in 2018, here’s a handy reminder of Seattle’s most popular bar, restaurant, landmark, park, entertainment, attraction, and shopping destinations, according to Uber trip data. Pull on some plaid and explore.

Top destinations in Seattle

Entertainment venue | CenturyLink Field

Did we mention the Seahawks? The 67,000 capacity stadium handily located just south of downtown is the go-to football arena in the region. Major League Soccer fans can also catch the home games of the Seattle Sounders here. Beyond the sports events, CenturyLink is the preferred Seattle venue for major national rock tours, as well as expos, trade shows, and conferences.

Where: 800 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA

Restaurant | Art Marble 21

Foodies, craft beer aficionados, and games fans flock to this stylish, modern restaurant-bar, housed in a distinctive 1920s building. The menu is New American, showcasing the freshest local produce, and the draft taps provide opportunities to sample the best brews from the Washington microbreweries. Regulars rave about a massive games room that offers shuffleboard, bocce, and plenty of pool tables.

Where: 731 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Bar | Rhein Haus

Channel your inner Teuton at Seattle’s foremost German bier hall. The Rhein Haus offers authentic German cuisine, with the wurst platters instantly transporting diners to the Rhineland. Beers feature a mix of imported German classics and European-style brews from USA producers. Bocce courts tempt diners to a light workout after a culinary blowout. Don’t miss the Monday meat raffle.

Where: 912 12th Ave, Seattle, WA

Landmark | Space Needle

The structure that defines the Seattle skyline, the elegant and eye-catching Needle dates from 1962, constructed during the heady heights of the space race. It’s a beautifully optimistic tower, a national landmark, and a tourism must-see. Take the elevator up to the observation deck, at a height of 520 feet, for spectacular vistas over the city, out to the Cascades and Mount Rainier, and across Elliott Bay.

Where: 400 Broad St, Seattle, WA

Attraction | Chihuly Garden and Glass

One of Seattle’s cultural landmarks since its opening in 2012, this exhibit in the Seattle Center, right next to the Space Needle, showcases the distinctive glassworks of Dale Chihuly. The Tahoma artist’s memorable creations are displayed in a beautiful garden setting, with eight galleries, outdoor installations, and an elegant glasshouse to explore.

Where: 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA

Park | Kerry Park

Located on the southern slope of Queen Anne Hill, this attractive park offers some delightful views over downtown and Elliott Bay. The park is a great place for a stroll or letting the kids enjoy some fresh air in the play area. Photographers find the park perfect for those moody sunset skyline shots.  

Where: 211 W Highland Dr, Seattle, WA

Shopping | Pike Place Market

Now into its 111th year of continuous trading, the original farmers’ market is where every Seattle gourmet sources that fresh local produce, imported specialty, or rare-breed meats. Pop-up food stands, craft beer microbreweries, and local crafts producers keep Pike Place fresh and energetic. It’s also a great place to meet for a hearty brunch or relaxed lunch with friends. The market even has its own theater.

Where: 1st Ave and Pike St, Seattle, WA

Seattle is an energetic and sizeable metropolis with the approachable air of a cozy market town. Its location means there are glorious views from most street corners, out to the mountains, or over the bay. If you haven’t been for a while, make a pledge to put that right in 2018.  As the man sings in the old sitcom theme: Seattle, we love you.