Free Seattle Spots to Explore

Free Seattle Spots to Explore

Big cities are what we usually avoid while car camping.  Too many people, too much traffic, usually nowhere to sleep for free, and most things to do there include spending money.   But of course when you are in a new state exploring, we got to check out the main big city.

So, Hello Seattle!

Iโ€™m sure if you do further research, you can find lots of other places within the city that are free and tons of interesting places to visit.   Here are the ones that we went toโ€ฆ

The Space Needle

Of course we first wanted to go check out the iconic, Space Needle.

In true cheap-ass fashion, we did not want to pay for parking there, knowing we didnโ€™t want to go up and simply wanted pictures.  

Pretty good for just a drive by! Iโ€™ll pay for ya someday!

There just so happened to be a 7-eleven parking lot close by.  We parked, went in, bought some snacks, walked over a little, took a picture, & called it a success ๐Ÿ˜Š

Pikeโ€™s Place Market

After this, we headed the second biggest tourist attraction – Pikeโ€™s Place Market.

Had to pay $6 for 2 hours of parking (#citylife) but there was looooooads of things to look at.  We first hit the free bathrooms (yay!) & then got lost for a bit.

It looked like you could find anything you needed there! – produce, fish, handmade crafts, books, etc.  Love me a market! But also, pretty overwhelming after awhile. And when youโ€™re trying to be cheap, not as fun to shop.

Probably made about 4-5 laps before realizing we didnโ€™t want to buy anything other than food, so we stopped at Jackโ€™s Fish Shop at Pikeโ€™s Place.  Looked popular online & with all these fish places around, we needed to have the experience.  Paid $10.99 for 5 piece fish + chips. Nom Nom.

Gas Works Park

We got it to go & took it to our next destination of exploration, which was the funky, Gas Works Park.

This park was SO dope!  As you can see by the photos, it is right on the water and gives some awesome skyline views.  But there are these strange, metal, old buildings – rusted and orange and not making any sense to still be there other than they are cool looking.  

And its dog friendly!  Rolling hills! Lots of people were there enjoying the rare, sunny and beautiful Seattle day we were lucky to stumble upon.  Lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

Kerry Park

Next, we drove way up into Queen Anne Hill to see the spectacular views I read about at Kerry Park.

Itโ€™s way up there, bud! On a clear day, like we were lucky enough to experience, you can see both the Seattle Skyline and Mount Rainier!

We were blown away.  It was also PACKED with people though, which is not our jam, so we went down the road to Marshall Park for the rest of the sunset.  Not as good of views, but still pretty!

Then we went back to Kerry Park one last time to check out the city at night.

Itโ€™s lit ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Make sure you remember to note rush hour traffic times when coming in and leaving the city!  

Hope this helps & happy adventuring! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒ†

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