Top Things to Do in Seattle, Washington This Summer

Seattle, Washington
Seattle, Washington. Photo by Felipe Galvan on Unsplash

Seattle, Washington may have a reputation for being a rainy city, but the truth is that during summer it hardly rains at all. The weather is typically warm and dry with temperatures averaging in the high 70s, so it’s easy to venture out and explore knowing that you’ll be comfortable. This city has no shortage of fun offerings for tourists and locals to do year round, and good weather brings even more opportunities to get out and have a good time. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite things to do in Seattle come summertime.

Ferry to an Island

Seattle’s location on the Puget Sound is a short ferry ride away from several islands off the coast of Washington that are also worth a visit. Enjoy views of the city against the Olympic mountains on the way to islands like Vashon or Bainbridge without having to worry about being cold on the way. 

Head to the Beach

While beautiful year round, most of the area’s beaches are too cold to enjoy outside the summer months. We definitely recommend taking advantage of the warm weather by heading to the beach when the air is warm and the sun is shining. Our favorite Seattle beaches are Alki Beach and Golden Gardens Park.

Go Berry Picking

Washington is the largest berry producing state in the U.S. and there are plenty of places where tourists and locals can pick their own berries as well. One of our favorite places to pick fruit is Johnson Berry Farm.