Seattle is an eclectic city that just exudes excitement. There are tons of things to see, countless places to explore, and plenty of scrumptious food to put in your belly. The one problem — it’s impossible to enjoy everything in a single day. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t have an awesome 24-hour stint! If you find yourself with only one day to spend in Seattle, the go-getters at Cyrene Apartments have put together for you a killer list of must-try activities!

Visit Pike Place and Flying Fish    PP-OneDayinSeattle

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Pike Place Market is the quintessential Emerald City experience. For over a century, the Market has been a center of commerce. Currently, 10 million people visit Pike Place every year to get their fill of handcrafted merchandise and fresh produce. But, what really draws the crowds is the world-famous fishmongers of Pike Place Fish Market. Every day, visitors anxiously await the moment a pre-wrapped fish is thrown high through the air. When you have one day to spend in Seattle, it’s a cool starting point.

See the Historic Waterfront


You can’t spend a day in Seattle without checking out the Waterfront that stretches from Pioneer Square to Belltown. This area provides the best views of the Puget Sound, a giant Ferris wheel, lovely green spaces, and a vast array of shops and restaurants. Plus, it’s undergoing an incredible revitalization that includes improving wildlife habitats, generating new public spaces, and creating better connections to other parts of the City. Trust us when we say it’s amazing; it’s literally the front yard of our downtown Seattle apartments!

Grab Lunch in Capitol Hill


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With just one day to spend in Seattle and so much to do, you’ll most certainly work up an appetite. Capitol Hill, one of the hippest neighborhoods in the City, is great for lunch. Here are some spots that will keep hanger deliciously at bay:

  • HoneyHole Sandwiches is a small shop serving up big, mouthwatering — you guessed it — sandwiches.
  • Kedai Makan is bringing Malaysian cuisine to the forefront with amazing noodle dishes (Chili Pan Mee is astounding).
  • Rocket Taco has built a reputation as a top taco joint with divine cocktails (for early-day imbibers).

Catch Views from Kerry Park


If you’re going to spend one day in Seattle, make sure to fit in a beautiful city skyline view. Kerry Park is located on the south side of Queen Anne Hill. Whether it’s day or night, the panorama is stunning. The park occupies a small area so it can get a bit busy with visitors trying to find that perfect pic; however, that doesn’t mean it’s hard to find a place for admiring the sheer beauty of Downtown Seattle.

Catch Views From the Opposite Direction at Columbia Tower


Situated near Pioneer Square is Columbia Tower, the tallest building in Washington. It’s probably no surprise to hear that this 76-story structure boasts magnificent views. From the Sky View Observatory on the 73rd floor, you get breathtaking sights of the Space Needle, mountains, Seattle, and Bellevue. You may have merely one day to spend in Seattle, but you still get to basically see all of the City (and then some).

Explore Pioneer Square


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When you’re done with Columbia Tower, take a quick jaunt over to Pioneer Square. As the oldest neighborhood in the Rain City, it’s a goldmine of history, culture, art, and diversity. Here, you can take the Underground Tour to learn about Seattle’s fascinating past, or check out the many art galleries, parks, bars, and restaurants. Not to mention, it’s also close to all the major sports facilities….and it’s just a minute from our apartments in downtown Seattle.

Then Check Out Volunteer Park


Most Seattleites designate the 130-year-old Volunteer Park as a must-do if you have just one day to spend in Seattle. In addition to the gorgeous green spaces, visitors also fall in love with the water tower observatory, botanical garden, koi ponds, and summer wading pool. Moreover, it’s home to the Seattle Asian Art Museum, which is an official landmark on the National Register of Historic Places.

End With Dinner at the Space Needle


After a fun day, treat yourself to a dinner at SkyCity. This rotating restaurant at the top of the Space Needle offers elegant Pacific Northwest fare and spectacular views of the City. There’s not a bad seat in the house!  What’s more, SkyCity is getting a facelift and patrons will soon be able to get a downward view of the Space Needle via a rotating glass floor.

We hope you enjoy your time in our beloved City!

Of course, we’d love for you to visit Cyrene when you spend a day in Seattle, but we know that is difficult. We’d show you how our community is Emerald City living at its best! Besides a central location, we offer spacious apartment homes and high-end amenities meant to foster a sumptuous, yet comfortable experience. Every inch of Cyrene is purposeful, luxurious, and resident focused. Whether you’re in the gym, lounge areas, rooftop terrace, club room, or your own private spaces, you always feel like you’re home.

Why do we say this? Sometimes, spending one day in Seattle leads to spending years in Seattle! When that happens, get in touch with us to learn more about Cyrene’s Downtown Seattle apartments