The Ultimate Rainy Day Seattle Itinerary

by Brooke Jackson

posted on February 17, 2019


It’s practically a given that you’ll experience some precipitation during a visit to Seattle, but the city doesn’t shut down when the weather turns wet and neither should your travel plans. This itinerary features local favorites that go best with a raincoat and wellies. With a day full of puddle splashing at an outdoor museum, bread bowls filled with cozy clam chowder, and pints of locally-crafted beer, you may wish that the rain would never go away.

Music fans will feel at home in this industrial-inspired cafe, as it shares its space and sound with Seattle's influential KEXP. The cafe switches roasters every month, making it a popular stop for coffee connoisseurs looking to expand their tastes.

Checkout: Menu changes monthly

Photo courtesy: lamarzoccocafe


Walking Distance

0.69 miles

Delight to waterfront views and oversized sculptures at this expansive green space. Situated outside the city bustle, this park contains paved paths wending through clustered trees and an outdoor art gallery while a summer cafe provides refreshments.

Photo courtesy: davidsternarchitecture


Walking Distance

4.10 miles

Want to ride in a self-driving, 3D-printed car, or see 1960s computers that still work? Do both at Living Computers. Started by Microsoft's co-founder, this family-friendly, hands-on museum features relics, trends and fads of the Digital Age.

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Walking Distance

3.13 miles

From fish to flowers, this vibrant public market provides the necessities of life to locals. The expansion brings a brewhouse and chocolate factory to the market, while the artisanal food stalls, public art, and iconic sign make for a great picture.

Checkout: Market chowder, Dungeness crab roll, seafood bisque, New England clam chowder

Photo courtesy: pikeplacepublicmarket


Walking Distance

4.57 miles

This 18-ft concrete troll lurks under the Aurora Ave. Bridge, a playful hint at area troll sightings that go back decades. Scare the kids driving past his hovel on North 36th St., or come on Oct. 31st for an under-the-bridge bash dubbed Troll-o-ween.

Photo courtesy: ashbythe2nd


Walking Distance

0.31 miles

Because Beer Matters is more than this brew pub's motto, it's proven time and again in their brews made from locally sourced, hand-picked ingredients. Hang with friends at a canopied communal table while you sip a Stone Squirrel and munch on snacks.

Checkout: Barrel-aged Unicorn Tears, Homefront, Shingle Town, Dark Heron wonderbeer

Photo courtesy: fremontbrewing

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