Summer may be officially over, but we’re now fully heading into one of the best seasons in Seattle: fall. If you’ve been born and raised in the Northwest, there’s a big chance you’ve learned to love the cozy rainy days, the crunchy leaves on the ground, and the brisk air filling up your lungs. This year is another chance to experience everything fall in the city has to offer. Consider doing some of these things to give yourself the perfect autumn day in Seattle.
Get Some Coffee to Fuel Your Day
Seattle gets a reputation around the globe as a coffee town. It’s a stereotype that’s really hard to deny. Beyond just the massive popularity of Starbucks, Seattle has some of the most exciting coffee shops you’ll find anywhere. Stop into Slate Coffee for a deconstructed latte or find a neighborhood Cafe Vita or Caffe Ladro to get yourself a cup of joe to start your day. The smell of the roasting beans emanating from the shop alone feels quintessentially fall. Plus, you’ll need the caffeine boost as you get ready to take in everything Seattle has to offer.
Go For a Walk Around Town
Is walking really much of an activity? In Seattle, it definitely is. It’s one of the simplest pleasures you can take in with the city. Whether it’s Downtown exploring Pike’s Place Market or making your way through the nooks and crannies of Fremont and Capitol Hill, there’s nothing better than a little bit of window shopping with your warm cup of coffee in your hand. There are plenty of parks to explore too! Head over to Discovery Park or Gas Works Park and take in the scenic views and the smell of the water coming in with the breeze.
Explore Book Shops and Record Stores
Good books and good music are a must for any fall day. Take some time to explore some of the local bookstores and record shops to get the right mix of both for the season. More than just finding something to buy, the ambiance of these shops just feels like the coziness of fall. You’ll already be imagining yourself curled up by the fireplace as you rummage through all the albums and novels.
Cap it All Off With a Show and a Fall Beer
Seattle isn’t just a coffee town – it’s a beer town too. With a plethora of microbreweries in and around the city, you have plenty to choose from. Make your way over to Easy Monkey Taphouse in Shoreline and we’ll show you our extensive selection of local brews. Whether it’s a pumpkin spice or an IPA, we’ve got you covered. To celebrate Seattle’s rich music scene, plan your day around a Friday or Saturday and we’ll have some of the best blues music in the state waiting on our stage. It’s hard to go wrong with any of these activities. Make the most of this autumn, we’ll have the beer ready for you.