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Guide: 9 things you can ONLY do in Seattle

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There’s plenty that’s exceptional about Seattle, besides you (wink wink <3). Why not take advantage of this extra-awesome city with some things you can only do in Seattle? We’ve picked out 8 unique things you can do/see/experience/what have you in our very own city! From bikini baristas to bridge trolls, let’s dive in!

HANG OUT WITH A BRIDGE TROLL

things you can only do in seattle

The Fremont Bridge Troll is terrifying, and we have a lot of mixed feelings about it. However, it’s most definitely a novelty you won’t find anywhere else. Go sit up on its intimidating giant head and snap a pic! And then run away!

Where: N 36th St, Aurora Ave N

ALMOST GET HIT IN THE FACE BY A FISH

fish

Pike Place is one of the most quintessential things about Seattle, so we couldn’t leave it off the list. Smell the flowers, drink the coffee, and if you’re especially vertically gifted, avoid the fish! Nobody likes a hefty, fresh-caught salmon to the cheek. Those things are getting yeeted all over the place.

Where: Pike Place Market

EAT THE BEST TERIYAKI

teriyaki

We’ve got a bit of a thing for teriyaki in this city. That is if you define a serious obsession as a bit of a thing. It’s like the cheesesteak of Philly or the po’boy of New Orleans. Except, there’s a weird hush-hush about the obsession. It’s definitely a little more basic than some of the fancy food we’ve got. There’s tons of great teriyaki in Seattle, so dive right into one of the city’s favorites!

Where: Find some places here

STICK YOUR GUM ON THE WALL AND NOT GET SHAMED FOR IT

gum wall

If breeding grounds for bacteria are up your alley, you’re going to love this spot! Seattle’s (in)famous gum wall attracts sticky mouth stuff from near and far. Go chew your stick, and stick that stuff on top of everyone else’s discarded gum. It’s gross, but it’s pretty original so we’ll take it.

Where: 1428 Post Alley

DRINK A COLD BREW FLOAT

cold brew float

So unless you live under a rock, you know Starbucks started in Seattle. Yeah, old news. However, we’ve got a slightly more unique Seattle-only experience than visiting the famed first Starbs. If you hit up the reserve roastery, you can snag their signature special cold brew float! Sorry, you won’t find this deliciousness anywhere else.

Where: 1124 Pike St

GET ADULT TOYS FROM A CLAW MACHINE

unicorn narwhal

Kids, plug your ears and avert your eyes. There’s a gay bar in Capitol Hill that has a claw machine (think Toy Story) that you can use to score adult toys (stop thinking Toy Story). It’s as fun as a night out gets, and you’ll be leaving with more than you came with!

Where: Unicorn Narwhal, 1118 E Pike St

HANG OUT AT GAS WORKS

gas works

This is a coal gasification plant turned public space. Yeah, unusual to say the least.  Seattle just loves to be outside the box! It’s great if trees aren’t your preferred scenery. You can look at some really old machinery, which is an unexpectedly nice backdrop on a sunny day.

Where: 2000 N Northlake Way

GET COFFEE FROM A BARISTA IN A BIKINI

barista

There’s a weird coffee shop trend that started in Seattle, and we’re not sure how proud of it we are. In over 100 coffee stands around the city, you’ll be getting your brew from a barista in a bikini. Excellent in summer, little chilly in the winter time.

Where: Find one here

8 things you can only do in Seattle, 8 things for you to go see and explore! Go have some very Seattleite fun, okay?

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