4 days in seattle

How to Spend 4 Days in Seattle Washington

Seattle is fondly nicknamed the Emerald City, thanks to the evergreen trees that surround this fascinating part of the United States.

From its surrounding scenery to modern architecture, Seattle is without a doubt one of the best-loved places to visit in the country.

So if you’re wondering how to spend 4 days in Seattle, look no further than our guide, here at For Ladies by Ladies.

4 Days in Seattle

Whether you’re travelling alone or with a friend, it’s always good to have a list of landmarks and things to do on hand so you can make the most of every second!

So to make your trip a little easier, we’ve put together a guide to how to spend 4 days in Seattle Washington.

Day One in Downton Seattle

On day one, we recommend getting a real feel for the city, by exploring Downtown Seattle and its most famous landmarks.

Pike Place Market


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The heart of Seattle’s community, Pike Place Market is a must-visit during your trip to the city. The historic market opened its doors in 1907, and remains the beloved hub of a community of farmers, indpendent businesses and craftspeople.

The World’s First Starbucks


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The next stop on our list is the Pike Place Starbucks – also known as the Original Starbucks – which dates back to 1971 and was the world’s very first Starbucks store. Today, the coffee shop retains its original feel with the early Starbucks branding and appearance.

Elliot Bay Waterfront


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Take a walk along the Elliot Bay Park waterfront and see how the city is framed by the breathtaking backdrop of Mount Rainier. Breathe in the fresh air and discover the contrast between city life and its vast surroundings.

Day 2

Your second day in Seattle is the perfect opportunity to head into the centre of the city. In Seattle’s city centre, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice when it comes to things to see and do.

Space Needle

4 days in seattle

Having 4 days in Seattle allows plenty of time to see the city’s best-loved landmarks. So, while you’re in the centre, make sure you stop off at the Space Needle, the iconic observation tower that showcases the city and its surroundings in all its beauty.

Chihuly Garden and Glass


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Chihuly Garden and Glass is home to a long-term exhibition of Dale Chihuly’s work, showcasing everything from galleries of intricate artwork to Chihuly’s beautiful 40-foot Glasshouse, which allows natural light to shine through a colourful installation. Visitors are also invited to explore the setting’s unique gardens, which offer a botanic backdrop to art and sculptures.

Day 3

By day three, you’ll have visited some of Seattle’s most iconic landmarks…but now it’s time to experience the city like a local. We recommend a day of exploring some of Seattle’s wonderful neighbourhoods.

Capitol Hill


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Widely regarded to be Seattle’s most modern, forward-thinking neighbourhood, Capitol Hill is a cultural hub of independent bars and cosy brunch spots, charming bookshops, vintage boutiques and LGBT establishments. For those looking to experience Seattle like a local, this is the place to be!



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Next on our list is Ballard, a beautiful waterfront neighbourhood that manages to retain the charm of a small town. Alongside its very own beach at Golden Gardens Park, in Ballard you’ll also find some of Seattle’s most treasured independent stores, indie shops and craft breweries – not forgetting, The Nordic Heritage Museum, which celebrates the areas Scandinavian roots.

Day 4

Snoqualmie National Forest


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4 days in Seattle doesn’t mean you have to strictly stay within the city. Why not embrace your sense of adventure and head out on a drive to Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. Hike through breathtaking scenery and past snow-capped peaks, paddle in the forest’s clear streams and serene lakes and take in the striking beauty of Washington.

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4 days in seattle

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