Lose Yourself in Seattle this Fall

When autumn comes to Seattle, it brings excitement with it. You can feel it in the crisp air. It’s the excitement for harvest flavors, changing colors, and a wide range of uniquely fall events. And when you visit Seattle, the best way to savor the season is to do it with all 5 senses. So here’s a local’s perspective on getting lost in autumn and getting the most out of your fall stay.

See epic views from Seattle’s most striking towers

Take in views of the Emerald City from the first and oldest skyscraper in the Northwest, the Smith Tower. Thirsty for more? Head to the tallest building in Seattle, Columbia Tower, for more inspiring vistas.

Taste the signature flavors of Seattle

Head to Browne Family Vineyard’s tasting room in Pioneer Square to sample vino in a warm and welcoming setting for a fall day. Next up: stops at The Pike Brewing Company, Storyville Coffee, Jensen’s Old Fashioned Smokehouse and Grand Central Bakery to indulge in the authentic tastes of the Pacific Northwest.

Hear a live show at the city’s historic music venue The Showbox.

Honor Seattle’s storied reputation for music by catching a concert this fall at a venue that’s been around for decades—The Showbox, located near Pike Place Market, downtown. Or head to the SoDo district for a show at Showbox SoHo, a converted warehouse-now-concert venue with beautiful wood beam and brick architecture.

Smell the history of bubblegum at The Gum Wall

Take a stroll down Post Alley near Pike Place Market to find one of Seattle’s quirkiest attractions, The Gum Wall, where people have been contributing their samples of gum for more than 20 years. The gum collage now stretches for more than 50 feet and makes for a popular Instagram background.

Feel the bones of the city on a Seattle underground tour

The best way to get in touch with Seattle’s history is via an underground tour that takes in the subterranean storefronts and sidewalks that were entombed after the Great Fire of 1889. Check out architecture that has been around for over 120 years when you go beneath Pioneer Square and other hidden pockets beneath the city.