Most people know about all the touristy spots to visit in Seattle: the Space Needle, Pike Place Market and the downtown waterfront to name a few. But we're here to fill you in on some of the lesser-known spots to visit. That means you'll stay away from the crowds while still getting an amazing first-hand experience of this iconic Pacific Northwest city. See what locum tenens jobs are available in Washington here then come right on back to check out what's going on behind the scenes in Seattle.
A Sound Garden
No not the band but interestingly enough they did name themselves after this park. Douglas Hollis created this art installation piece that sits on a hill overlooking Lake Washington. When the wind blows these crafted, sculptured instruments make howling and whistling noises. Some say it's eerie, others say it's calming. Make your way to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) campus, where A Sound Garden is situated, and decide for yourself.
It sounds more like a secret agent's name than a wetland but believe it or not there's a 320-acre nature park located right in Bellevue (Seattle's largest suburb). You'll discover a wetland teeming with birds and wildlife. It's Lake Washington's largest remaining wetland, in fact. There are boardwalks and trails to explore. Or you're welcome to bike, hike or canoe as well. Stop by the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center to dive into wetland ecology.
Conor Byrne Pub
This is for adults only unfortunately. We've included this on the list because this place has so much history, not to mention it's a good time. The pub itself is over 100 years old. It has changed names as well as owners a few times but it still holds its antique charm, with a modern update of course. It's hip to say the least. And if you're wondering, there is live music. You're bound to hear some solid musicians roll through Conor Byrne Pub every week.