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What to do in the Emerald City?

Seattle Aha! is your source to everything Seattle - Our guides for couples, singlesfamilies and visitors will give you ideas for how to spend your time in the city, our Free Events calendar will let you have fun on a budget, and our categories will let you explore Seattle on your own. Check us out and keep coming back to see what new Seattle and surrounding area spots made our list!

Top five-day trips from Seattle

Day trips from Seattle. Top destinations
Buchart Gardens, Victoria B.C.
  1. Victoria B.C. - A ferry ride away to tea time, Buchart Gardens, bug museums, and much more. 
  2. Walla Walla - Take a road trip east for a change of scenery and some great wineries along the way. 
  3. Leavenworth - You'll feel like you left the country when you arrive in Leavenworth and experience a typical bavarian town. 
  4. Washington Coast - Beaches, wildlife, bird watching, camping, hiking. Who could ask for more?
  5. San Juan - You can't live in Seattle without taking a trip to the San Juan Island. Experience the beaches, go kayaking, and take the kids to watch the whales.  
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Which movie theater fits your needs?

Seattle is full of unique movie theaters to meet every need. check out some of our favorites.

Just had a baby?
Check out Bellevue's Lincoln Square Cinemas. It's great for everyone, but on Thursdays at 10 a.m., they have special screenings just for moms (or dads) and their little ones.

Want a unique theater?
The Egyptian Theatre is a local gem in the Capitol Hill neighborhood near Downtown Seattle. It features a wide array of independent films, foreign language cinema, documentaries, and restored classics.

In the mood for Bollywood?
Visit the Totem Lake Cinema in Kirkland playing only indian films.

Dinner and a Movie in one place?
At Seattle's Central Cinema, you can watch a movie, for as low as $6, and order dinner. It's perfect for date night.

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Interested in Live Performances instead? Check out our Live Theaters section.

In the mood to shop?

Seattle Shopping
Check out our favorite shopping centers in the city and beyond.
  1. Downtown Seattle's Pacific Place - Tiffany & Co., MaxMara, Coach, J.Crew, Chico's, Ann Taylor, Helly Hansen, L'Occitane, Restoration Hardware, Barnes & Noble, Williams-Sonoma, and an 11-screen AMC Theatres Complex.
  2. University Village - An outdoor mall featuring Anthropologie, Banana Republic, Crewcuts, Juicy Couture, Sephora, and much more.
  3. Bellevue Square - A collection of contemporary and cutting edge stores for the best in fashion and home, including Nordstrom, Macy's, JC Penny, Gap, BCBG, Seven, Oilily, Crate and Barrell, and more.
  4. Redmond Town Center - An outdoor mall featuring REI, Janie & Jack, Gymboree, Macy's, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Victoria's Secret and much more.
  5. Seattle Premium Outlets - Featuring 110 outlet stores including Calvin Klein, Adidas, Ann Taylor, BCBG, Burberry, Gap Outlet, Guess, J.Crew, Kenneth Cole, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Restoration Hardware, Tommy Hilfiger and more.
  6. Westfield Southcenter - Over 240 stores and many restaurants including Joey's Grill & Lounge, Blue C Sushi, Duke's Chowder House, and Olive Garden.

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Things to do in Seattle:

Seattle Casinos
Comedy Clubs
Day Trips from Seattle

Farmers Markets
Seattle Festivals
Free Things To Do
Happy Hours

Live Theater
Movie Theaters

Must See & Do 
Nightlife: Bars and Clubs
Restaurants: RomanticKid-Friendly,
Seattle's Signature
Skiing & Snowboarding

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