Who doesn’t love a long weekend? Now the question is, what do you do with that extra day? If you need some ideas, we have you covered. Here are 8 of the best things to do in and around Seattle this Columbus Day.

Take yourself for a walk through a local garden

At this point, we all know that walks are great for us in many ways. If you’re on top of your walks but a bit bored of your normal route it doesn’t hurt to try somewhere new. Somewhere like one of Seattle’s amazing public gardens, many of which are free by the way.

Head to the pumpkin patch

Looking to get in the fall mood? What’s a better way than by heading to the pumpkin patch? There are tons of great pumpkin patches near Seattle and this weekend is one of the first weekends where you can indulge in the fall past time.

SIFF DocFest

If you’re looking to see a new movie this weekend you can check out SIFF DocFest. As the name suggests, this festival is about all films documentary. Watch something new and get out of the house!

When: Daily until Thursday, October 12th
Where: 511 Queen Anne Ave N
Cost: $14+

Get some romantic fall date ideas

If it’s been a while since you’ve planned a date, now is the time. With one of the coziest seasons of the year underway, we’ve compiled a whole new list of romantic fall date ideas for you to enjoy this fall.

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Seattle Kraken Training Camp

Fans are invited to watch the team during on-ice training sessions at Kraken Community Iceplex, the team’s training facility at Northgate. Not only can you watch the players prepare for the season, but you can also check out the Iceplex and all that it has to offer.

When: Until Monday, October 9th
Where: 10601 5th Ave NE
Cost: Free

Visit some of the nation’s best fall foliage

Leavenworth is a great small town to visit year-round. There’s hiking, a Bavarian village and all sorts of adventure to be had in the area. What’s more, the town just ranked as having some of the best fall foliage in the nation making it a great day trip destination.

Meatless Mondays: Fall

Looking to learn new things to cook? Why not check out a local cooking class? The Pantry has all sorts of recipes to teach you and this Monday they are teaching you how to make some delicious vegetarian dishes.

When: Monday, October 9th
Where: 1417 NW 70th Street
Cost: $140

Try one of Washington’s best hikes

If you’ve ever wondered what the best hikes in Washington are, we have your answer. We took a look at AllTrails rankings and have compiled 10 of the state’s most popular hikes for you to enjoy. If you’re curious, we’ve also detailed Washington’s favorite hike – also from AllTrails users.

Enjoy Seattle, and have a great weekend!