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Seattle Solo Travel: Things to do Alone in Seattle

Seattle Solo Travel

I get it. Some Seattle solo travel ideas kind of suck.

I mean, no one wants to watch a bunch of couples slobbering all over each other when they’re trying to find fun things to do alone in Seattle. Am I right?

 

Think you have to solo travel to Seattle with a group to have fun? Think again.

Whether you’re a male solo traveler or a female traveler, some activities are just better for solo travelers than others.

So if you are thinking of traveling alone to Seattle, then I’ve got some epic solo date ideas in Seattle for you!

But before we get started, we have to answer some questions like, Is Seattle safe for solo travelers?

Is It Safe for a Woman to Travel Alone to Seattle?

Is It Safe for a Woman to Travel Alone to Seattle?

After interacting with a dozen people who have lived in Seattle for more than a decade  (most of that time solo), I can say it’s a safe place for women to travel alone.

Just use common sense, stay aware of your surroundings, be self-conscious & stick to more populated neighborhoods, and always walk with a purpose.

Is Seattle Good for First-Time Solo Female Travelers?

Unlike many American cities, Seattle and the surrounding area are nice. The air is clean and crisp & there are plenty of hiking and outdoor activities.

It’s also very easy to trek or walk to your destination in Seattle.

Another reason why Seattle is great for solo travelers is its mild climate. It’s a city where you can do pretty much any outdoor activity you want in 2-3 hr. drive or less.

It’s green most of the year, the music scene is awesome & great access to the outdoors.

 

Is It Weird to Go to Seattle Alone?

 

Not at all! In fact, it’s one of  the cities in the United States that every solo traveler who is interested in outdoor activities should visit because there’s so much to do and see!

Solo travel is highly empowering and one of the best gifts you can give yourself. I highly recommend taking a solo trip to Seattle at least once in your life.

 

Where Do Singles Meet In Seattle?

So if you’re planning to travel alone to Seattle and in the cause of your travel, you want to find love or hookup.

Then there are a ton of different ways to meet single people in Seattle.

You can follow the traditional route, i.e. go to nightclubs/parties or use apps like Tinder, Bumble, and OKCupid.

Just do yourself a solid job and be totally clear about what you’re looking for prior to the start of the date.

However, if you’re someone who prefers the traditional way to online apps, you can meet a lot of people from different backgrounds at bars, night parties or nightclubs.

Because some of the best singles nightclubs in Seattle are:

  • Lava Lounge,  2226 2nd Ave, Seattle
  • Shorty’s, 2316 2nd Ave, Seattle,
  • Jupiter Bar,  2126 2nd Ave Suite A, Seattle, 
  • Kremwerk, 1809 Minor Ave #10, Seattle
  • Saravejo Nightclub, 2218 Western Ave #100, Seattle
  • The Underground, 122 S Washington St, Seattle,
  • Club Contour, 807 1st Ave, Seattle
  • Monkey Loft, 2915 1st Ave S, Seattle
  • Xtadium, 315 2nd Ave S, Seattle

How do I Meet People in Seattle?

MEET PEOPLE IN SEATTLE

If you’re planning to solo travel to Seattle and want to meet people or make friends along the way – or you’re scared the trip might get lonely, then ditch your fears because Seattle is here to make your solo trip way more fun than you imagined.

However, if you prefer to make friends with someone who is a local resident of Seattle or is into outdoor activities, then you might want to try:

  • Seattle Meetups on Reddit or Meetup.com – No matter what you’re interested in, there is a group of people in Seattle that are meeting up to do something you LOVE. So, if you’re into hiking, running, clubs, board games, or just want to hang out, there is a meetup for you. There’s also a Subreddit dedicated to people living in Seattle

 

  • Couchsurfing – I’m not into couch-surfing. However, there are a lot of people who breathe and live couch-surfing. I heard that the Seattle community is open-minded and is ready to give weary travelers free accommodations or host social events where you can meet people who share similar interests.

 

  • Join a Tour Group– Honestly, you can meet many people just by joining a group tour.  Because 9 times out of 10 people who are solo traveling, are super happy to meet other solo travelers – and sometimes they are even more curious about why you decided to solo travel Seattle. In addition to that, they might be kind of sick of their travel partner and willing to connect with someone new.

Where Can I Stay Alone in Seattle?

 

There are a lot of amazing places in Seattle, so much so that I actually wrote a 3000+ word article on it.

However, if you’re short on time and are looking for a quick list of the best areas to stay alone in Seattle, then you might want to try Fremont, Queen Anne, Bell Town, Downtown Seattle, Beacon Hill, and West Seattle, just to name a few.

Regardless of where you stay, try to be within an area that’s pedestrian-friendly, easy to navigate, and within a 15-minute walk of the nearest subway station.

This will help you avoid  walking alone at night for, getting lost or walking alone for a long period of time.

You should also consider grabbing an Uber if you’re going back to your hotel late at night while you solo travel Seattle.

What are the Best Things to do Alone in Seattle?

There are a lot of amazing things to do alone in Seattle, and that is the main reason why I have devoted an entire section of this post to this very subject.

But, if you’re looking for some cool solo date ideas in Seattle, you can try:

  • Admire museums like: The Frye Art Museum & Seattle Art Museum
  • Visit beaches like: Madrona Beach & Alki Beach
  • Spend the day at the spa
  • Checkout The Blake Island
  • And more.

Seattle City View

Big Mistakes to Avoid When You Solo Travel Seattle

 

This section is just a giant list of the most common mistakes that travelers make when visiting Seattle or as they solo travel Seattle.

  • Stay in a Place that Makes You Safe

The cost of living in Seattle is high and because of that, you might want to stay in hotels or hostels where rooms are cheaper, but whatever you do – make sure you’re safe.

So, if that means staying in a more expensive hotel in a better area or calling a Uber to get you back to your hotel late at night, do it. Because feeling safe is WAY more important than saving a few dollars.

  • Don’t Stop in the middle of the Sidewalk

Do this and someone will 110% crash right into you. Instead, pull over to the side and do what you need to do. Also, don’t be a slow walker and walk as quickly as possible while on the streets of Seattle

You Don’t NEED to be a Nice Guy/Girl

Look, this is Seattle. So, chances are pretty high that someone is going to make you feel uncomfortable at some point during your trip.

If this is the case, you do not need to be kind. You owe them nothing. Just get out of the situation or firmly let someone know that what they’re doing is not OKAY.

Because no matter who this weirdo is, they have no right to make you feel ill at ease.

 

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Amazing Things to do Alone in Seattle

 

So you know? Seattle is commonly referred to as the Emerald City because of its famous, lush evergreen forests.

So there are a lot of amazing things to do alone in Seattle.

Though I’m only going to share 20 things to do alone in Seattle, the Emerald City has a lot of amazing things to offer.

1. Space Needle

Space needle solo travel

Space Needle was initially built for the  1962 World’s Fair event. This 605-foot-tall structure quickly became an icon that attracted tourists from all over the world to Seattle.

It costs $25 to $38 to purchase a ticket. The observation level can be reached via a 43-second elevator ride.

2. Pike Place Market

thing to do alone tin seattle

 

From the iconic market sign which pops-outs, and Rachel the Piggy Bank to the gum wall, the original Starbucks café, well over 225 local artisans selling their wares, the famous fish-tossing tradition, and music-playing street performers.

There are enough sights and sounds at Pike Place Market to pack a day (or more).

The market added its historic Market Front expansion in 2017, featuring an open-air plaza and fantastic views of Elliott Bay.

3. Visit the Museum of Pop Culture

Museum of pop culture

The Museum of Pop Culture, also known  MoPOP, is a nonprofit museum in Seattle, Washington, dedicated to contemporary popular culture.

This amazing museum was founded by Paul Allen in 2000 as the experience music project.

Since 2000, MoPop has organized dozens of exhibits, 17 of which have aired across the U.S. and internationally.

If you solo travel to Seattle and want to experience Seattle to the fullest, the Museum of Pop Culture is a must-see.

4. Chihuly Garden and Glass

solo travel seattle

I didn’t think I would be so amazed at blown glass, but I was blown away by what I saw at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

This iconic piece of architecture was opened in 2012, at the former site of the defunct Fun Forest amusement park.

It costs $18 – $30 to grab a ticket, and if you admire nature and architecture, the Chihuly Garden & Glass is a place you should check out whenever you solo travel Seattle.

5. Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum

The Seattle Art Museum is an art museum located in Seattle, Washington, United States.

It operates three major facilities: its main museum in downtown Seattle; the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill and Olympic Sculpture Park on the central Seattle waterfront, which opened in January 2007.

 

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