A little over a month and a half into the new year and we have almost arrived at our second federal holiday. We’re talking about Presidents’ Day, of course, and its accompanying long weekend. If you are planning to head out, here’s what’s open & closed on Presidents’ Day in Seattle this year.

Presidents’ Day shouldn’t affect your day-to-day too much for the most part. Here’s a look at what’s open and closed on Presidents’ Day in Seattle.


  • Most retail
  • Shopping Malls (malls operating under normal hours, individual retailers may vary)
    • Northgate Mall
    • Westfield Southcenter
    • University Village
  • Grocery stores (operating under normal hours)
    • Whole Foods
    • QFC
    • Uwajimaya
    • Safeway
    • Pike Place Market
  • Most restaurants
  • Parks
  • Seattle Aquarium (9:30 AM–6 PM, last entry at 5 PM)
  • Woodland Park Zoo (9:30 AM–4 PM)


  • Government facilities
  • Banks
  • Offices
  • Public libraries
  • Community centers
  • Schools

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When it comes to public transit, most services will operate on their reduced holiday schedules so be sure to check times before you leave the house.

The holiday marks the second of eight other federal holidays Americans will celebrate this year.

President’s Day is a great day to get out there and explore something new with your extra time. Whether that’s a fun hike or an award-nominated restaurant, you might as well switch up your routine.

Happy President’s Day, Seattle!