The Native's Guide to Seattle, WA

July 17, 2017


The Native's Guide: Seattle, WA


Space Needle. Seahawks. Rain. All common associations when thinking about Seattle, Washington.

However, if you ever find yourself on the other side of I-90 (hopefully in the summer) be sure to check out these other “hidden gems” of the Emerald City recommended by Dana Wilson, Paid Search Specialist at Norbella.





What is one thing we must do, see, or experience while in Seattle?

Get yourself on I-90 at Fenway Park and 45 hours later you will find yourself at the “Emerald Jewel” of a stadium Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners.

The one-of-a-kind retractable roof covers the field from the rai while maintaining an open-air environment. Get $7 tickets in one of the 47,574 seats then wander down to the large beer garden to commiserate with other sad Mariners fans.

Make sure to follow Safecofoodie on Instagram to find the best local food options that pop up at or nearby the stadium.





What is the best viewpoint in Seattle?

Kerry Park – Don’t be thrown off by Seattle’s rainy rep! In fact, more sunglasses are purchased in Seattle than umbrellas yearly.

If you find yourself here on one of these sunny days (between June – September) be sure to visit the Kerry Park view point in Queen Anne.

Snap a shot of this iconic Seattle panorama with views of the Space Needle, Downtown, Puget Sound and Mount Rainier.




Where is one place to “play” in your hometown of Seattle, WA?

Chihuly Glass and Garden Museum. Located in Seattle Center right below the Space Needle showcasing the art and glass of Seattle native, Dave Chihuly.

View the eight galleries included in this exhibition and you may even be inspired to create your own piece of art at one of the many glass-blowing studios Seattle has to offer.






What is one location specific activity to partake in Seattle? 

Hiking at Rattlesnake Ledge – All the rain in Seattle isn’t for nothing!

A short 30-minute drive from the city, this 4.0 mile roundtrip hike provides vast views of why Washington is called The Evergreen State.

After your hike enjoy a slice of cherry pie at the nearby “Twede’s Café” – the old school diner featured in the TV series “Twin Peaks”.





If nothing else, while in Seattle don’t miss…

Pike Place Market – When in Seattle you can’t miss the neon lights of the longest continually-run farmers market in the country.

Having opened in 1907 after the price of onions soared, Pike Place remains a Seattle staple.

While exploring the six levels, some 500 shops, restaurants, and vendor stalls, be sure to “catch” the “fish guys,” the 550-pound bronze piggy bank, and the original Starbucks located just across the street.


We hope you enjoyed the first in our Native’s Guide series. Be on the lookout for more fun locales, and recommendations curated by the team at Norbella!