Seattle is often the muse for many television shows and movies—everything from the “Sleepless in Seattle” to “Grey’s Anatomy” have relied on the city as a backdrop for developing compelling stories and character arcs. For tourists looking to immerse themselves in the pop culture haven, here are some of the most quintessential Seattle experiences to indulge in on your next trip to the Pacific Northwest.
Arts & Culture
With many aspects of our daily lives moved behind a screen, Visit Seattle has compiled a selection of downloadable Zoom backgrounds to make each video session for work, school or time with loved ones more fun and real again.
For the 16th year in a row, the annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle (CFFS) has returned–this time virtually. This year’s festival’s theme, Love & Light, will be a window into uplifting content and happy endings amidst the pandemic from the experiences, joy and challenges of childhood.
There’s arguably nothing better than getting to curl up with a good book—and with Washington’s wide array of cozy, independent bookstores, visitors can indulge in the state’s culture while getting their read on.
Talk about walking through a winter wonderland. Through Feb. 28, experience Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park in a whole new way during the Wintertide Light Art Experience.
With streaming starting Dec. 18, Seattle-based Pacific Northwest Ballet presents a favorite holiday tradition, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, directly to your screen.
It just doesn’t feel like Christmas until you hear “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.” Renton-based Evergreen City Ballet reimagines the Nutcracker experience with an at-home dance film for all ages, Nutcracker Suites.
From Oct. 15 to Oct. 18, Refract | The Seattle Glass Experience rings in its second year with in-person or online programing. The region’s top glass artists are set to showcase epic exhibitions, can’t-miss demos and opportunities to connect with them working in this glass-blowing medium.
Fall is known for festivals, art exhibitions, and stunning performances. While it might look different this year, you can still enjoy the city’s unparalleled artistic community.