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A Seattle local shares 12 less-touristy things to see and do in the city, from chocolate tours to hidden speakeasies

INSIDER Logo By insider@insider.com ( Aleenah Ansari) of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 12:  I've lived in Seattle for eight years and have discovered tons of off-the-beaten-path things to do. Here are my top 12 must-do activities to help map out your Seattle itinerary.  Visit Insider's hub for travel guides, tips, and recommendations. I have a document on my phone called "Favorite Places and Spaces," which includes a running list of my favorite activities, bookstores, and shops in all the cities I've visited — including my home base of Seattle. After two years spent mainly inside, it's been exciting to see new and old businesses (re)open throughout the city and see more people on the bus and light rail again.Whether you're visiting for the first time or returning after some time away, these are the places that top my list of quintessential Seattle experiences. While the Space Needle or Pike Place are must-sees for many tourists and well worth a visit, most of my favorite activities are slightly off the beaten path but still offer a unique local experience. And yes, we have some indoor options if you're hoping to escape the rain for a little bit. Here's everything I recommend doing and seeing during your stay in the Emerald City.Read the original article on Insider

A Seattle local shares 12 less-touristy things to see and do in the city, from chocolate tours to hidden speakeasies

I have a document on my phone called "Favorite Places and Spaces," which includes a running list of my favorite activities, bookstores, and shops in all the cities I've visited — including my home base of Seattle. After two years spent mainly inside, it's been exciting to see new and old businesses (re)open throughout the city and see more people on the bus and light rail again.

Whether you're visiting for the first time or returning after some time away, these are the places that top my list of quintessential Seattle experiences. While the Space Needle or Pike Place are must-sees for many tourists and well worth a visit, most of my favorite activities are slightly off the beaten path but still offer a unique local experience. And yes, we have some indoor options if you're hoping to escape the rain for a little bit. Here's everything I recommend doing and seeing during your stay in the Emerald City.

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