Seattle, Washington, is quickly rising to the list of top destinations in the world. From the majestic beauty of Mount Rainier to the crystal clear waters of Puget Sound, the area offers the best of scenic nature and fun-filled events. Century Field is a big draw for any sports fan, and if you find yourself in the area, take some extra time to explore all that Seattle has to offer in the surrounding area. Here are four things to do near Century Link Field.
Seattle Art Museum
Located in the heart of downtown, the Seattle Art Museum has an incredible range of fascinating exhibits from different cultures both past and present. You’ll enjoy a compelling variety of contemporary art, including Pacific Northwest native art, as well as an ever-changing assortment of other exhibits. The museum is located just a few miles from Century Field.
Pike Place Market
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Resting only a couple of blocks off Seattle’s popular waterfront neighborhood is the world famous Pike Place Market, one of the city’s most popular attractions. It’s always crowded, but still worth a visit. Stroll through aisle after aisle of fresh produce, artisan crafts, delicious baked goods, and freshly caught fish that are thrown about by experts. Dine in one of the market’s wonderful restaurants for the best of local Pacific Northwest cuisine. Fortunately, you can find a plethora of great hotels in the area so that you can avoid having to park in the congested area.
Dating all the way back to the mid-1800s, Pioneer Square is one of Seattle’s oldest but most charming neighborhoods. It’s an area rich with impressive art, culture, and the best in local entertainment. This downtown Seattle area is well-known for its late 19th-century regal red brick and stone buildings that are home to great art galleries, ma and pa shops, antique stores, and cafes. Wander through the cobblestone streets or take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage to take in the views and unique architecture.
Phnom Penh Noodle House
The International District of Seattle is a great place to get a taste of cultures from around the globe. One of the most popular places is the friendly Cambodian culture of Phnom Penh Noodle House. The bamboo-themed restaurant features design, decorations, artwork, and paintings by Cambodian artists, as well as the best in Asian cuisine. The owners immigrated as refugees to America back in 1980, and the atmosphere they’ve created is nothing short of magical. Delightful dishes incorporate fresh Asian flavors from neighboring countries like Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand. Try the jasmine rice, chicken curry, or salty fish, all made with fresh ingredients.
Century Field might be what drew you to Seattle, but the other great activities and venues in the area are a great bonus. The sensory overload of Pike Street Market, the incredible history of the Seattle Art Museum, the scrumptious taste of Phnom Penh Noodle House, and the visions of charming Pioneer Square will have you bragging about your trip to Seattle for many years to come.