We’re falling in love with the new season in Seattle where experiences start mere steps from home. The Emerald’s premiere location at Second and Stewart places you in the center of downtown Seattle – just one block from the iconic Pike Place Market, Seattle’s new waterfront, and close to all the action. Start exploring the best of the season with these local to-do’s on the autumn agenda.
Seattle’s architecture and art scene is second to none. Join Under the Space Needle: Seattle Art Walk tour, where you’ll get to see incredible works and get to know Seattle a bit better. Discover Seattle’s amazing art and architecture hidden in plain sight with a local, knowledgeable guide. Your tour starts in downtown Seattle, known for its creative architectural feats and styles, from historic to modern.
Pier 62 awaits with a full range of fitness, wellness, public art and performance programming, check the schedule to see what’s next. Take in a sunset on Seattle’s Schooner, enjoy some oysters at Pier 54, hone your Instagram skills and strike a pose at the Seattle Selfie Museum or tour the Waterfront Whiskey Distillery – it’s all happening on the Seattle waterfront.
Explore a gallery space featuring all local BIPOC artists and creators during Belltown Art Walk, held every second Friday of each month. Multiple locations throughout the downtown and Belltown area open up their spaces to showcase artists and their works. Upcoming dates include September 9th, October 14th and November 11th.
Dine in a gondola 200 feet above the Salish Sea. Assemble 4 people, friends or family and make reservations for the dinner experience of a lifetime at Seattle’s Great Wheel along the Seattle waterfront.
Toast to autumn atop it all at Smith Tower Observatory. Less than a mile from The Emerald, you can experience the iconic, world-famous observatory with its historic exhibits, Otis elevators, stunning 360-degree views of Seattle, and open-air viewing deck. Watch for their fall special drinks at the thirty-fifth-floor bar as you explore the intriguing menu and amazing views.
Join Seattle Aquarium for fun activities open to all ages. The focus of each event varies from learning to storytelling and art, see event details by date for more. Events on September 23rd + 30th will be held outdoors, so please dress for the weather.
Catch 8 local food trucks, 20 craft breweries and live entertainment all day long during Trucktoberfest Beer Festival on October 1st at the SLU Discovery Center in South Lake Union.
Plan to catch a Kraken game this season and cheer on our local hockey team. Just over a mile from The Emerald, getting to the Climate Pledge Arena is easy! For most major events they’ll have a bike valet for convenient and safe bike storage, 3 parking garages located on Seattle Center Campus, and you can also hop on the Metro and be there in ~20 minutes.
Enjoy a fall bike ride from The Emerald. Layer up and pop over to Olympic Sculpture Park. Start your journey by spying the Seattle fall foliage unfolding, then follow the Elliott Bay Trail through Myrtle Edwards Park as you try to spot eagles, gulls, and crows. Continue through Centennial Park as you take in views of Elliott Bay, Mount Rainier, and Olympic Mountains. Pedal all the way to Elliott Bay Marina at Smith Cove Park, which is a great spot to take in fall colors where crimson trees are brilliant against the turquoise waters and Seattle’s skyline shines.
Get into the spirit. Learn some local haunted history and book a tour with Seattle Terrors at Pike Place Market. “Fat Lady Barber” is a well-known, darker tale from Pike Place Market. Fat Lady Barber is known for walking around at night and singing customers to sleep in order to steal money and valuables out of their pockets. Today cleaners at the market say they have heard someone singing lullabies to them when they are alone at the market. Arthur Goodwin was a nephew of the developer of Pike Place Market who later ran the market as its director. Some say you can still see Goodwin upstairs in the library, looking down on the market or swinging a golf club where his office used to be.
Be blown away at the Glass Artist Showcase on October 16th, showcasing Pike Place Market’s glass artists featuring an array of work by skilled glassblowers, flame workers, fused glass artists and more.
Taste the best of Seattle during Seattle Restaurant Week. SRA runs from October 23rd – November 5th and gives diners a unique chance to celebrate our culinary community, highlighting its craft, diversity, resilience, and great food. Enjoy curated menus at restaurants, food trucks, pop-ups, and more across greater Seattle.
Celebrate the changing of the seasons with the whole family at Pike Place Market’s Harvest Festival on October 29th. Bring the kids and even your furry friends for a day of fall fun across all 9-acres. Meet the producers, enjoy live music, kids’ activities, pop-up murals, pumpkin decorating and a costume parade for kids and pets!
Celebrate the spooky season on The Strangest Seattle Tour, a one of kind journey through time. The tour begins at Pike Place Market, continues through Belltown and ends on Pier 66. Explore the Emerald City through the art of storytelling and a real time adventure walking one mile through the streets, stairwells, and storefronts that reflect the mystery and spirit of a Seattle that is still a great work in progress.
Join an opening night event to get a first look at the pieces and meet the artists and collectors included in the fifth exhibition for the Seattle NFT Museum on November 4th. The Seattle NFT Museum’s purpose is to serve, educate, and connect the thriving NFT community in the Pacific Northwest.
The Annual Magic in the Market kicks off the holiday season at Pike Place Market to celebrate the 27th annual Magic in the Market. You will find holiday spirit across all 9-acres on this unforgettable day on November 26th.
There’s no better spot to enjoy the best of Seattle. Take advantage of The Emerald’s incredible location by finding your home today and start exploring what each season offers, just steps from your front door.
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