If you are going to the Pacific Northwest, Seattle, one of the most beautiful North American cities, is one of the best areas to visit. If you are an outdoors person, Seattle has mountains, oceans and other waterways. You don’t have to go broke if you visit this city, either since there are a number of attractions that won’t cost you a dime. Here are five rainy day things to do for free in Seattle.
Seattle Art Museum
The Seattle Art Museum (located at 1300 First Avenue) opens its doors free to the public the first Thursday of every month. If you want to check out the city’s sharp downtown museum, you will be able to view the contemporary displays that include Native American, African and Asian art work. There’s also a newer room that includes Australian art work. For more information, call the museum at (206) 654-3100
Every other Monday, the incredible Seattle Symphony, located at 200 University Street, opens to the public, and you can listen to the concert organ. Go to Benaroya Hall at 12:30 p.m. and listen to the majestic sound of the dramatic music. Additionally, you can take a free tour of Benaroya Hall on Tuesday and Friday afternoons, usually around 1:00 p.m. For more information, call (206) 215-4895.
Pike Place Market
The Pike Place Market, located at 1531 Western Avenue may be Seattle’s most famous attraction, and it is often featured in movies located in the city. The city’s famous fish mongers ply their trade at the 100-year-old market, and you can watch them throw huge, freshly caught fish at each other with speed and accuracy. This is a great show, but the idea is that customers can get the freshest fish as fast as humanly possible. While you have to pay for the fish, the mongers’ show is free every day. For more information, call (206) 624-1365.
Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight, locate at 9404 East Marginal Way S, is one of the more exciting free exhibitions in the city. If you are a fan of aviation, you can see the original Air Force One as well as study the Blackbird spy plane from just a few feet away. The Museum of Flight is open free to the public the first Thursday of every month from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, call (206) 764-5720.
Seattle is famous for its coffee, but it is also well known for its many individual breweries in the city offering distinct beers like Red Hook that have quite unusual and delicious tastes. If you want to take a tour, you can do so everyday. You will get to sample 3-to-4 beers for free. The only thing you will have to pay for is a souvenir tasting glass, and that only costs a dollar. Visit the Woodinville Brewery & Forecasters Public House (where Red Hook Beer is made) located at 14300 NE 145th St. in Woodinville, WA. For more information, call (425) 483-3232.