The weather is getting cooler, students are back in school, and the leaves are changing color- which can only mean it’s finally fall in Seattle!
We’re open year-round and love to show off our city in all of its seasons, and want to let you in on why fall is a great time of year for a Duck Tour and city visit. It’s less crowded with tourists after the summer rush, it’s perfect for hiking to catch hints of yellow and red leaves, and tasty treats like apple pie and hot cider are popping up on menus around the city.
So dust off your boots and pop on a sweater- and enjoy these 5 things to do around the city to get into the autumnal mood!
1.Go apple picking
Did you know that apples are the most frequently grown produce in Washington State? No wonder they’re so tasty here! For a day of family fun, head out to one of the farms around Seattle that offers the chance to pick these sweet and tart fruits yourself (or at least buy some locally pre-picked ones to try at places like Pike Place Market). Farms close to the city include The Farm at Swans Trail and Skipley Farm.
2.Catch a Seahawks game
Now that Football season is finally back (we hope you drafted a great fantasy team), head out and see a game in person! There are plenty of restaurants around the city to sit and enjoy the game on TV, but is there anything like being surrounded by thousands of cheering fans? Check out their schedule here to buy tickets when you’re in town.
Try not to get lost among the tall stalks of corn when you try your hand at escaping a corn maze. Farmers grow the corn extra-tall and shape the paths with winds, curves, and dead ends. How quickly can you make it out? Visit some of these great mazes nearby like Carleton Farm or Craven Farm.
4.Visit one of the city’s parks
There’s no better place to get a view of the changing fall leaves in Seattle than at one of the city’s many parks. You can enjoy walks along some coastal parks like Discovery Park or Seward Park, or get great views of the city up-high at Kerry Park or Hamilton Viewpoint Park.
5.Pick (and then carve) a pumpkin
With Halloween being one of fall’s most loved holidays, get into the spooky spirit by picking out your own pumpkin. You can scrape out the insides and give it a goofy face, or use it to bake up something sweet. For picking, check out Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Patch and Thomas Family Farm.
In addition, the city puts on some great events during autumn you can check out if you’re around on particular days! Some of these are:
- Washington State Fair (Stay tuned for next year’s dates)
- Fright Fest at Wild Waves (on weekends September 28 – October 28, 2018)
- Pumpkin Bash at Woodland Park Zoo (October 27, 2018)
- Seattle Chocolate Haunted Factory Tour (October 18 – 21, and October 25 – 28, 2018)
- Fauntleroy Fall Festival (October 21, 2018)
And don’t forget— to see lots of Seattle neighborhoods as the colors change, book a Duck Tour! Sail through the Waterfront, Pioneer Square, Fremont and more with us, and see all the sites as the seasons change.
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