If you are tired of living the exact birthday schedules over and again, here are 20 fun things to do in Seattle on your birthday. To find every necessary information, hop in!
Birthdays’ are meant to be crazy! No matter your age, gender, or profession, your birth date is your freedom day, meant to be lived insanely.
Drinking straight for hours and passing out in the middle of the day only to wake up and drink the rest of the party is done and dusted. Let’s crack this and do something equally crazy.
Seattle is a place for amazing things. The list goes on and on but pick an adventure that matches your vibe to plan the perfect birthday party! Do not forget to call your friends and family! Seattle is a place for amazing things.
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Here is a list of fun things to do in Seattle on your birthday!
- Seattle on a Cruise
- Mount Rainier & the Hot Air Balloon
- Food Tour with Savor Seattle
- Savor Seattle’s 3-day Gourmet Kayaking Expedition
- Free Walking Tour in Seattle
- Spend a day at Alki Beach
- By the waterfalls just outside the city
- Fox in a Box Escape Room
- iFLY Indoor Skydiving
- Lake Union or Green Lake
- Virtual Reality Seattle
- A day at the Central Public Library & Seattle Aquarium
- Wine Tasting in Woodinville
- A short trip to Olympic Peninsula
- Visit the National Park
- Skiing or Snowboarding
- Picnic Party
- Brewery hopping
- Kenmore Air
- T-Mobile Park or Lumen Field
1. Seattle on a Cruise
With a host of cruise options, these rides take you on a Seattle water tour! Or you can simply rest or party with your friends. There are private as well as public tours with cocktails, gourmet food, and lots of serenity.
Almost all the companies have free cancellations and bookings are cheap to costly based on your demands. Sail or step aboard a cruise, during the day or watch the sunset on the horizon while you blow the candles on your cake!
2. Mount Rainier & the Hot Air Balloon
Spend a day hiking Mount Rainier and descend below in a hot air balloon just before sunrise! You’ll fly over the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, and under the sky while you make your way up the land, which might feel like a majestic dream come true.
Many hot air balloon companies are near the area, but Seattle Ballooning has the best rating. You can opt for a private flight as well as a group ride carrying a maximum of 10 guests.
Mount Rainier is known for its accessibility to nearby viewpoints and also for a long day trek. Make your itinerary for a day trek to a viewpoint while you descend in a hot air balloon.
If you are looking for family-friendly attractions in Seattle, head to our blog for more information!
3. Food Tour with Savor Seattle
Whether a foodie or not, if you are visiting a place, you should try out the local cuisines. Widen your tastebuds with Savor Seattle, a guide that shall take you on a food tour in the city!
The trip includes booze and bite-sized food dishes. If you have a sweet tooth, the chocolate indulgence tour might be your heavenly abode. You can additionally opt for the wine-tasting around the city as well!
Coupons and discounts are also available on different food tours.
4. Savor Seattle’s 3-day Gourmet Kayaking Expedition
The best birthday activity Seattle has to offer! Book quickly as the limited spaces run out fast. The 3-day kayaking expedition offers you a full course meal paired with Washington wine, breathtaking views, mountain ranges, wildlife sightings, and all camping gear necessary.
With itineraries laid out for three jam-packed days, you can spend your birthday in between which can also be a short vacation for you and your family. The expedition begins on Friday Harbour, San Juan Island, and Savor Seattle takes care of all your needs.
5. Free Walking Tour in Seattle
If you are from a neighboring country, take a ride to Seattle for a day’s stay or two. And while you are in the city, take a walking tour. The tour is free and the guides, while bringing you on the trips, tell you all about the exciting stories, which can’t be found elsewhere!
There are different kinds of trips around the city including public city tours and specifically designated tours to Seattle’s marketplaces. Book your spot in advance as the seating is limited. It is a free-of-cost trip but you can always show gratitude by donating something!
6. Spend a day at Alki Beach
A day by the ocean keeps the doctor away! Whether you are a bookworm or a picnic person, a day at Alki Beach is therapeutic. An altogether different experience, away from the hustle-bustle of city life.
If the weather is great, head to Alki Beach to soak in the sun. Pack a picnic and get your close friends or family to relax, drink and eat until the sun sets. Light a little bonfire on the beach until the night gets dark.
You can also find marine animals coming ashore to rest or you can play volleyball with your friends. You can also find shacks selling craft beers or local cuisines for you to try. An all-in-one fun and unusual thing to do in Seattle!
7. By the waterfalls just outside the city
If you are a Seattle-lite and have outdone all the touristy stuff in the city, take a day trip with your friends and family to the nearby waterfalls. A two-in-one - road trip plus a tremendous natural splash, only a few kilometers away from the city!
The largest and the nearest to Seattle, Snoqualmie Falls, start right from the parking which means no hiking! You can hike the place around, but for non-hikers, you get the splash just after you step out of your car.
Close to Snoqualmie Falls, Twin Falls is a moderate adventurous hike (2.5 miles) that finds its way through crests and forests to form a river on the flat land. You can hop from one to the other until the sunset, when you can head to a nice restaurant for a birthday lunch!
8. Fox in a Box Escape Room
Not a promotional post but we believe in our capacity and strength and escape rooms is sure a fun thing to do in Seattle on your birthday. An escape room can jog your intelligent quotient that races like an adrenaline rush and the exact dopamine hit you need before you race yourself to the nearest pub.
Spend a day at our escape rooms, which provide three different rooms. With a maximum of 6 participants, you can team up your friends and family into different groups and race against time!
To book your day at our escape rooms, go to our website and we shall make your birthday worth celebrating!
Additionally, head to our blog, if you are searching for more entertaining attractions in Seattle.
9. iFLY Indoor Skydiving
Yes! Indoors! Whether you are a Seattlite or a tourist, skydiving should be up your itinerary or your next birthday gift to yourself. Flying is for everybody and the companies offering are ready to teach you all the precautions and flying, of course.
From coaching classes for kids to help you make the best of your flight time, instructors ensure that you are safe and still having fun! Head over to their website to know more and book a slot for your crowd!
10. Lake Union or Green Lake
South Lake Union is a host to a variety of seaplanes and boats, available for rental. Spend the day on the lake, by the lake with your significant other or maybe just your friends. If you are tired after kayaking or surfing, head over to the restaurants or bars to explore food and booze for a good birthday lunch.
Green Lake has a romantic scenic vibe. So if you are looking forward to exploring with your partner and also looking for a place for your birthday, Green Lake might just be the place for you.
With plentiful amenities and walking trails, you can enjoy the daytime by swimming, playing sports (a lot of sports events are available beside the lake), and picnicking. Grab some lunch from the nearby restaurants and head to the Bathhouse theater to watch a play. You can end the day by viewing the sunset by the lake.
11. Virtual Reality Seattle
Our world is breaking dimensions and we are living lives in oxymorons. Virtual Reality is already the next big thing, leaving aside VR films and theater experiences. But have you spent your birthday in Virtual Reality?
Take the day to book yourself a VR gaming experience. Too much time won’t be necessary and you can head over to try the gourmet restaurants and cocktails, Seattle has to provide.
A wide range of immersive gaming experiences is provided by different companies in Seattle. They can be hosted privately as well and you can even customize them accordingly to your whims.
If you are looking for exciting places to host an indoor birthday party, this might be the perfect escapade as the companies provide additional space to celebrate!
12. A day at the Central Library & Seattle Aquarium
Strictly for introverts and for people who avoid the crowd. Imagine reading inside a massive architecture, The Central Library, with a view of Elliot Bay and loads of silence? Head to the 10th floor to experience the best reading time!
While spending the morning at the Library, you can head over to the Seattle Aquarium post-lunch to spend another introspecting evening. If you are an animal lover, there are much of knowledgeable staff to give you loads of information.
The entire aquarium is made of touch tanks where you shall find several marine creatures. While introverts can sit with a book anywhere or you may quietly observe aquatic life, extroverts can have a fun day by simply gaining energy. A new way to look at life?
13. Wine Tasting in Woodinville
Only a 30-minute drive from Downtown Seattle, Woodinville is Seattle’s oldest wine outpost. With more than 100 wineries and tasting rooms, this charming town can be your savory birthday destination!
For wine lovers, we cannot think of any other birthday party ideas but a road trip to a pleasant town to savor wine! Don’t drink and drive.
Be sure to visit the Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville among other wineries!
14. A short trip to Olympic Peninsula
It takes about 12 hours to drive around the Olympic Peninsula. A perfect road trip for a bunch of travel buddies or with your significant other on your birthday. According to your schedule, you can even plan a week’s itinerary in the place!
The area surrounding The Olympic Peninsula has a lot to offer. It boasts glacier-fed lakes, wild rivers, wild marine animals, small towns, native Americans, and old culture and traditions. A whole lot of land left for you to discover simply!
PS: The Twilight movie series was shot here!
15. Visit the National Park
One of the least visited parks in Seattle, the North Cascades National Park is a hiker's den! Hike up the rugged mountains during the day and set up a camp overbearing a view. Blow your candles amidst nature with your friends and dear ones in the darkest hour of the night!
You can hike down or ascend up the mountains if you have time. Otherwise, descend to the city for a full-course gourmet meal or tour the city!
16. Skiing or Snowboarding
If your birthday is during the wintertime, what better than playing in the snow? Book your resort now and spend all your birthday skiing or snowboarding with your loved ones! Choose the resort that provides you with the best snow experience!
17. Picnic Party
If all the options seem too much for a day, simply spend your day picnicking by the lakes or rivers or oceans or parks or waterfalls or mountains. Pack yourself a little basket filled with delicacies and leave some place for the on-spot food and booze.
Seattle has loads of places to simply be during your leisure times. No schedule to hold you back and you feel free as a bird! Saves your money as well.
18. Brewery hopping
A beer lover? What other birthday present than going around drinking craft beer which is the best in Seattle? At the end of the day, you will be a satisfying chap with a drinking problem! A whole lot of taprooms to choose from.
Pick anyone or keep hopping. Every place shall offer you their best brew. A few of the breweries to look out for are - Georgetown Brewing Co., Fermont Brewing (Outdoor seating with a bonfire), Reuben’s Brews (award-winning brewery), Stoup Brewing, and Cloudburst Brewing.
19. Kenmore Air
Done with all the activities above? And still, looking for more adrenaline? Kenmore Air has got you covered.
A 20-minute flight ride from Lake Union, that takes you around the city and lands back on the water! You get to have a window seat!
20. T-Mobile Park or Lumen Field
If you are a sportsperson or a baseball fan, your birthday should definitely be spent around sports. Even if your team is away, you can watch a match at the T-Mobile Park or Lumen Field and cheer a team. You shall always have access to food and booze!
During the off-season, you can still visit the stadiums as they provide tours around the stadium and you shall get a hang of your favorite sports’ history!
From our list of fun things to do in Seattle on your birthday, what did you pick? If you are not able to choose any, simply think of things you have wanted to do for a long time but were always compromised. Be it a skill or a vacation or a new city, explore yourself this birthday!
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Cheers! We wish you a belated happy birthday!