A fun afternoon experience, particularly for first time visits to Seattle. Only go on a clear sunny day. Views across the city well into the mountains with good weather. Tickets available online or at the door. Just two stops from the University Link Station plus a short 10 minute walk or a charming monorail ride away.
See the key pieces of our media culture throughout the decades, from David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix to Star Trek and Marvel. A touchstone of Seattle’s ‘cool’ factor, the exhibits are always worth going to see. A great choice for a rainy afternoon, located right next to the Space Needle. Tickets are discounted through online purchase.
A Seattle classic, full of surprises every time you visit. Try some of the local foods, see the curious small shops on the lower floors, and take some great pictures of some iconic Seattle views. Take the bus for just 20 minutes from the U-District or take the Link two stops down the line and walk just three blocks to explore all four levels of the market.
230 acres of park with plants and botanical life found nowhere else in the Northwest, the Arboretum is located along the shores of Lake Washington, just a short bus trip from the University. With seven separate gardens to explore, the Arboretum offers a bit of sanctuary from the bustle of the city on a lovely spring day.
Over 500 acres of Pacific Northwest beauty, with beaches, forests, walking and hiking paths, and tours to learn about the ecological history of the area. The park is a 20 minute drive from the University and provides a great experience of the natural beauty of coast Washington without going out of the city.
Offering some of Seattle's most unique views, Gasworks park is just a 25 minute walk down the Burke-Gilman Trail from the University. From the top of the hills in the park, you'll have some of the best views of the Seattle skyline and Lake Union that you can get.