Staying in Seattle Short Term: Things to See and Do

If you're only staying in Seattle for a short period of time, be sure to check these places out, including Pike Place Market.

If you’re only staying in Seattle for a short period of time, be sure to check these places out, including Pike Place Market.

If you’re temporarily relocating to Seattle with your company, enjoying a sabbatical or looking for a place in between leases, Apartment Guide is there with resources and an easy-to-use apartment finder tool to help you find the perfect short term rental. Luckily for you, Seattle is home to gorgeous neighborhoods that have unique personalities and styles, so finding a place that feels like home should be a breeze in this beautiful Pacific Northwest city.

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Make the most of your time while renting a short term apartment in Seattle. Nestled in the breathtaking Pacific Northwest, Seattle has lots to offer its residents – even those staying for a short period of time. To make the most of your time in Seattle, here are a few things to add to your Seattle bucket list.

Landmarks
Be sure to snap at least one picture of yourself in front of these famous Seattle landmarks.

  • Space Needle – Originally designed for the World’s Fair in 1961, this monument now serves as a prominent symbol for Seattle. Go 600 feet up and step out onto the observation deck for breathtaking 360-degree views of the city. 400 Broad St., Seattle, WA 98102
  • Original Starbucks – It seems like there’s one on every corner, but there’s something special about the original Starbucks. The store retains its original façade from 1971. 1912 Pike Place, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Pike Place Market – This unique market offers up hundreds of vendors, street performers, farmers and craftspeople. Explore the market, watch the fish fly and try some of the best food around. First Avenue and Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101

The Great Outdoors
Surrounded by natural beauty, Seattle has lots of recreational activities to offer its residents. Here are a few suggestions.

  • Fishing – Seattle has lots of places to go fish. Choose a guided tour with experienced anglers, or throw a line off a pier.
  • Ballard Locks – This popular spot linking Puget Sound to the Ship Canal, which connects eastward to Lake Union and Lake Washington, allows locals and tourists to watch the parade of sailboats, motorboats, yachts and tugs to pass through, as the locks’ water levels are adjusted to allow their safe passage. The fish ladder, located here, is a great spot to watch salmon pass between fresh and salt water. There are glass panels below the water line, which allow visitors to watch the fish as they swim through the ladder. 3015 NW 54th St., Seattle, WA 98107
  • Bainbridge Island – One thing you must experience is taking a trip across the open waters of Puget Sound. Take a 35-minute ride on one of the Bainbridge Island ferries, which takes you from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. You’ll have a great view of the city skyline from the deck, as well as inside of the ferry. 270 Olympic Drive SE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Dine Well
Eat fresh, locally grown food at one of these favorite Seattle spots.

  • Breakfast – Head over to the Capitol Hill neighborhood and check out Volunteer Park Café. This cute neighborhood spot makes you feel like a local, and the food keeps you satisfied and coming back for more. Order a cup of coffee to go with your blueberry scone, or try the caramelized banana brioche French toast. 1501 17th Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98112
  • Lunch – Right in the heart of Pike Place Market sits Market Grill. Order a bowl of freshly-made chowder or a fresh halibut sandwich. 1509 Pike Place, Suite 3, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Mid-Day Snack – Roaming Pike Place Market works up an appetite. Follow your nose to Le Panier, where you’ll find fresh baked goodies, including breads, croissants, pastries and macarons. 190 Pike Place, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Dinner – Check out The Walrus and the Carpenter, a Ballard neighborhood favorite. Get in early, grab a cocktail and get ready for a delicious meal. Oyster lovers, this is the place to go. You won’t be disappointed with the oyster sampler. 4743 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107
  • Dessert – Treat yourself to chocolate before dinner at Theo Chocolate in Fremont. Make reservations for the one-hour tour, where you’ll learn about the cacao fruit, as well as the process of making chocolate. The best part? You get lots of chocolate samples along the way. 3400 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103

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