My post-pandemic Seattle bucket list

March 6, 2021

Things are looking up a little bit with the state of the pandemic, which has me daydreaming about all the possibilities for fun activities in Seattle! I put together a short list of things I want to enjoy, and I’m sure I’ll keep adding to this. From biking to picnics and tourist attractions, there’s a bunch to see and do—hopefully by the end of this year.

See cherry blossoms in spring

From mid-March to April, cherry trees bloom across the Pacific Northwest. I’m hoping to catch a glimpse of these, if not this year due to crowds, definitely in 2022!

Visit the Olympic Sculpture Park

As part of the Seattle Art Museum, this park holds an outdoor sculpture museum, indoor pavilion, and beach on Puget Sound. I’m really looking forward to visiting!

Find a great Vietnamese restaurant

I enjoy all kinds of Vietnamese food, and I’d love to find a go-to spot for bánh mì, phở, bánh xèo (crepes), and more.

Experience otters at the Seattle Aquarium

The Seattle Aquarium holds both sea otters and river otters (my favorite!) They even have virtual Otter Cams, but that’s obviously not the same! My 2021 goal is to experience these playful mammals in real life.

Be a shutterbug at the Bellevue Botanical Garden

This was one of my highlights in my first week after moving here, and I’d love to take another visit. I discovered there’s a suspension bridge, too, which looks amazing!

Have a picnic in downtown Redmond

What better time than spring to have a picnic nearby? Redmond has a beautiful park downtown that’s within a short drive or bike ride.

Explore Pike Place

With Seattle’s iconic farmer’s market and a giant Ferris wheel overlooking the waterfront, this would make a great place for a post-pandemic afternoon.