Get Your Heartbeat on in Seattle, WA

Here at Springboard, we believe in making hearts beat with excitement, passion and hope. What better way to do it than exploring Seattle while you are attending SHSMD Connections Summit on October 7 – October 10. Here are a few ideas to help you see Seattle at its finest.


FOOD IDEAS

Chinatown-International District

The Chinatown Gate invites you to this differing neighborhood, where the food scene is unbelievable. In the wake of eating your fill of everything from pho to sushi, visit Wing Luke Museum, dedicated to the Asian Pacific American experience; hone your pinball game at the Seattle Pinball Museum; and shop for Japanese snacks and adorable blessings at the Uwajimaya supermarket.

 

Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room

Finding a Starbucks isn’t tough, as Seattle is its hometown. Seek out this special Starbucks experience on Capitol Hill. The Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room is a unique coffee experience, as you’ll find exclusive beverages, various brewing methods, a coffee library, and more.

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT IDEAS

Pacific Science Center

At Pacific Science Center, explore a family friendly museum where science comes to life. Gaze at galaxies near and far in the planetarium, view creatures more closely in the Tropical Butterfly House, find out what it means if you can roll your tongue, and much more.

 

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

At the Museum of Pop Culture, music, pop culture, and science fiction come together to create a fascinating experience. Inside, its colorful exhibits cover everything from the history of indie video games and horror films to Nirvana, the Seahawks, and more.

 

Pacific Northwest Ballet

Pacific Northwest Ballet, a dance company regarded as one of the best in the world, performs a variety of classical and modern shows in Seattle Center’s beautiful McCaw Hall. The Pacific Northwest Ballet offers transformative performances that are incredibly impressive. Don’t miss its recently revamped version of The Nutcracker, an annual holiday tradition.

HISTORICAL SIGHTS

Space Needle

The Space Needle , perhaps Seattle’s most widely sought out landmark, is an icon of the city that is recognized all over the world. Originating from the 1962 World’s Fair, the 605 foot tall grants a view over the city, allowing for sights like the Elliott Bay, Mount Rainier, and the Cascade Mountains.

 

Seattle Center Monorail

The Seattle Center Monorail  joins Seattle Center—home of the Space Needle and a few other eminent attractions—to downtown’s Westlake Center along a roughly one-mile course. The monorail can achieve a speed of 45 miles an hour and weaves between high rises over the streets.

 

Chihuly Garden and Glass

The Chihuly Garden and Glass museum is committed to the work of the famous glassblower Dale Chihuly, who was acquainted with the art while at the University of Washington. It is the most extensive accumulation of his specialty to date, with inside exhibitions highlighting an assortment of his work in the medium.

 

Pike Place Market

With the many excitements at Pike Place Market   it is easy to spend a day here alone! Some of these events include the famous market sign, well over 225 local artisans selling their wares, the original Starbucks, and music-playing street performers. Additionally, a MarketFront expansion was added in 2017, allowing for an expanded plaza and some great views of the bay.

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