I lived in Seattle for a total of 15 years and still visit there a lot. Despite the city's fast growth over the years, the natural beauty still shines. (We call it "the sound-mountain-ferry thing".) There are a lot of things to do as well. My favorites are in this guide.
There are so many places to enjoy panoramas of downtown Seattle. Here are my favorites.
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Seattle has many parks to explore. If you're looking for some beautiful places to take long walks, here are some of my favorites. Also check out the entries for Alki Beach Park and Volunteer Park in the "City views" category and the gardens listed in this guide.
Many of my favorite gardens are located in Seattle. Here's a sampling.
There are so many options in Seattle that they could fill an entire guide. Here are a few to get you started.
Many restaurants and cafes in the city have live entertainment. Some also host dinner shows.
These are my favorites in Seattle.
At a cat cafe, grab a cup of coffee or another beverage and sometimes something to eat (depends on the location) and socialize with the kitties. The cats are available for adoption. These cafes work with local rescue and adoption agencies. Some cafes offer other activities to hang out with the cats, such as yoga and movie nights.
I'm not into shopping so much, but there are some places I like in Seattle.