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Seattle: Rainproof with These Indoor Attractions

Seattle indoor attractions

It is no great secret that you need to have a nice supply of rain jackets and umbrellas to live in Seattle. The city averages only 71 clear days per year, and from October to May, it is partly to mostly cloudy six out of seven days. However, this does not mean that folks here are sitting around at home complaining about the weather! Seattle full of fun things to see and places to go that are indoors. Here are some of our favorite Seattle indoor attractions.

Chihuly Garden and Glass

This mesmerizing glass forest will take your breath away the second you walk through the door. Created by glass artist, Dale Chihuly, whose work includes more than 200 museum collections worldwide, the color and complexity of each piece of glass is simply unfathomable. This collection includes 8 galleries, the centerpiece Glasshouse, and a lush garden. Every room is more beautiful than the last. Be sure to check out the gift shop; you won’t want to leave empty-handed.

Seattle Art Museum

Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) offers a captivating journey through diverse art forms and cultures from around the world. Boasting an extensive collection of contemporary and traditional artworks, SAM showcases both renowned masterpieces and thought-provoking contemporary pieces. From ancient artifacts to modern installations, there’s something to inspire and engage every visitor. With rotating exhibitions, interactive programs, and stunning architecture, SAM provides a dynamic and enriching cultural experience for art enthusiasts of all ages. Whether you’re a seasoned art lover or a casual observer, a visit to the Seattle Art Museum promises an unforgettable exploration of creativity and expression.

Seattle Center

Most people don’t have any idea just how much there is to do in the Seattle Center. Many folks even assume that the Space Needle is its only main attraction. Here you will find a long list of attractions and venues, including the Pacific Science Center, The Children’s Museum, SIFF Film Center, EMP Museum, Key Arena, and much more. There are also plenty of arts and theatre offerings, such as the Seattle Shakespeare Company, Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Pottery Northwest.

The Seattle Center offers a variety of productions, including fitness programs, art exhibits, Winterfest, and movies and concerts at the mural. Plus, it is home to the Rat City Rollergirls, Seattle Storm, and Seattle University Men’s Basketball team. If you live here, it is safe to say you will spend a lot of time at the Seattle Center.

Southgate Roller Rink

Loud music, disco balls, and roller skates equals fun for people of all ages. This venue has some specific adult skate evenings for couples, and singles looking to mingle, as well as some specific family skate times with more age appropriate music. They even offer skating classes. Not to mention, $6 for admission and skate rentals is awfully budget-friendly for a few hours of fun!

West Seattle Bowl

Like roller-skating, bowling is an activity you can really never get bored of. West Seattle Bowl is a really nice alley that anyone can have a good time at. There is a nice bar area, and even a restaurant that serves some impressive food. People rave about the French toast breakfast on the weekends. They are constantly running specials, leagues, and raffles to enjoy too!

Stone Gardens

Stone Gardens offers more than 16,000 square feet of climbing space. Whether you are a novice or veteran climber, you are sure to have a good time here. You are welcome to bring your own climbing gear, but you can rent it here as well. Stone Gardens even has beginner classes available and summer camps for kids. It is the country’s first climbing gym.


Seattle has eight indoor swimming pools to enjoy year-round. They all offer swim lessons as well as drop-in swim times. You will find rope swings diving boards, and saunas. To pamper your aching muscles and joints, check out the therapy spa at Southwest Pool that is maintained at a soothing 102 degrees.

Rainy or not, Seattle is a beautiful place to call your home. Click here to check out movers in Seattle to help with your move!

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Ashley Hernandez