Seattle, also known as the Emerald City, is a city filled with beauty and culture. While it’s true that the Seattle area does receive a fair amount of rain, the weather is actually quite moderate. That means that activities are not usually limited by weather conditions.
One of the benefits of the Seattle is the diversity of the area in terms of things to do. From the mountains to the east, the islands to the north and the lush rainforest on the Olympic peninsula, there is always something to see and experience. Not to mention the delights that full downtown Seattle and the surrounding areas. While the standard things, such as visiting the Pike Place Market and the Space Needle are fun, they are also expected, touristy activities. Instead, wow your date with a unique Seattle date idea.
The Japanese Garden is located at the Washington Park Arboretum. It’s approximately 3.5 acres of pure beauty. One event that is commonplace at the Japanese Garden is tea gathering, a celebration of tea. This is a lovely spot for a date as it’s off the beaten path. Also, it will certainly inspire conversation. You will get points in creativity for this date idea.
A fun Seattle first date idea is to take a ferry ride to one of the lovely islands in the area. There is no need to spend an entire day on the island, if you don’t want to. For a date, take the ferry over to Bainbridge Island for a quick jaunt. When you get there, have lunch at a cafe and maybe take in an art gallery, before hopping back on the ferry. Again, this idea provides a lot of opportunities for conversation.
The Seattle underground tour is a fun experience for anyone. It’s a comedic tour that shows the history of Seattle from a unique perspective. The tour takes place in the Pioneer Square area. The great part about this is that after the tour, you can hit one of many restaurants or bars that are in Pioneer Square. There is even an underground cafe that you can visit also.
The International District in downtown Seattle offers a myriad of things. Not only can you find food to fit any preference, from Vietnamese to Cambodian – Chinese, but there are also bakeries and bubble tea establishments. Start out the date at the Japanese superstore Uwajimaya. Everything is there, from food to cookware. It isn’t just a place to shop for groceries.
Enjoy the beauty of Seattle by getting out and trying some new things. Rather than dinner and a movie, the ideas listed will spark conversation and even perhaps a few laughs as well.