Cheap and affordable things to do in Seattle
There’s no escaping it: as beautiful, nature-filled and outdoorsy as Seattle might be, this is a city that comes with a price tag.
A rather hefty one.
With average budgets (for a three day trip) coming in at $500 per person, the high cost of the city’s ticketed attractions, its restaurants and its cool rooftop bars quickly add up. This is certainly something we experienced when we visited the city during our own road trip from Seattle to San Francisco. In fact, out of all the spots we visited throughout our trip – Seattle, Portland and San Francisco – it was Seattle that inflicted the most damage on our bank accounts.
By the end of our first day in the city, we had both hemorrhaged $200.
So, and for those of you who (like us) perhaps don’t have money to burn, I thought it might be helpful to put together a list of the best cheap and affordable things to do in Seattle.
Featuring some entirely free attractions, and others costing a little under $20 per person, I hope these ideas will help soften Seattle’s financial blow; ensuring you have a fantastic time in this brilliant city.