The autumn weather in Seattle is gorgeous and it’s easy to fall for this new season as the days get shorter and the air gets crisper. There’s something about the light this time of year that makes golden hour even more vibrant as it reflects off our shining cityscape. Whether you want to venture out or retreat home, our Belltown Seattle location is ideal. On the edge of everything, Spire enjoys the best of both worlds. Enjoy some in[Spire]d living around Seattle and start adding to your autumn agenda:
Catch a Seattle Kraken hockey game or a concert at the Climate Pledge Arena, where an iconic roof stands nobly against the Olympic Mountains, less than a mile from Spire. Cheer on the Seattle Kraken at their first home game on October 17 as they take on the Colorado Avalanche. The concert line up is sizzling this season! Get your groove on as Guns N’ Roses comes to Seattle on October 14, Old Dominion on November 1, Macklemore on December 21-22, and much more.
Capture all the fall feels. Wander through the Washington Park Arboretum with your camera in tow to enjoy a nature walk. Another place to feel the fall change of seasons is the Seattle Japanese Gardens. This 3.5 acre urban sanctuary is one of the most Instagrammable places in Seattle. Winding gravel paths and stone benches invite you to view the garden slowly and mindfully. Changes are constant, and every visit is refreshingly unique. This garden is the place to be when you’re looking for things to do in Seattle in September, especially when you’re looking for fall colors.
Get out your flannel and don your best boots. It’s time for some pumpkin patches. Plan an outing with pals and afterwards enjoy some hot spiced cider with a backdrop of stunning autumn views above the city on Spire’s Level 40 SLU Terrace. Some of our favorite patches near Seattle include: Bob’s Corn and Pumpkin Farm, Stocker Farms and Craven Farm in Snohomish or Carpinito Brothers in Kent.
The Seattle Center, mere moments from Spire, is an active civic, arts and family gathering place in the core of our region. The 19th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival lands here on September 29-30. Over 80 pumpkin and seasonal beers (plus a couple of surprises) from near and far will be poured, including twenty or so from Elysian Brewing’s pumpkin-crazed brewers. Gather on weekends throughout 2023 at Seattle Center and enjoy the offerings of 24 in-person and hybrid festivals. Día de Muertos Festival Seattle will take place on October 28-29, Seattle Hmong New Year on November 4 marks the end of the harvest season and the coming of the new year, and Diwali: Lights of India on November 11 is an inspiring a day of joyful celebration that marks the Indian festival of light with art workshops, succulent foods, henna tattooing, folk dancing and more.
Step onto Loupe Lounge at the Space Needle, the world’s first and only rotating glass floor. Perched 500 feet above the city with unmatched views, The Loupe Lounge serves up showstopping mixology paired with tastes of the Pacific Northwest. Base 2 Space, Seattle’s Most Iconic Climb, returns on October 1. Conquer the Space Needle’s 832 open-air stairs to support Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and the Space Needle Foundation.
Enjoy an evening to GATHER at Chihuly Garden and Glass on October 12 to kick off REFRACT, the nation’s premiere glass art event – now celebrating its 5th anniversary. Explore a garden full of glasswork in lieu of flowers bursting with color year-round and don’t forget to make a stop at the new bar. The Chihuly Glass art exhibit is mostly indoors and is open year-round. Be amazed by the glass art at Chihuly Gardens and Glass, located at the base of the Space Needle on the grounds of the Seattle Center and ~0.3 miles from Spire. The glass art is so inspiring that we’ve incorporated Chihuly’s work in the design of Spire’s own Gallery on Level 40.
Make your way to the waterfront, where Pike Place Market is the cornerstone of Seattle’s autumn market experience. As Seattle’s original and largest incubator of small, independent businesses, the Market serves as a vibrant and thriving historic neighborhood that includes 220+ independently owned shops & restaurants, 160+ craftspeople, 70+ farmers, and 60+ permitted buskers. The perfect spot to shop for seasonal feasts, you’ll find fall favorites all season – including pumpkin spice and apple cinnamon classics.
Explore Haunted Seattle with a Terrors Ghost Tour, the walking tour begins at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle passing by Post Alley and exploring downtown Seattle’s most haunted spots. After your tour raise a glass at Kell’s Irish Pub near Pike Place, the pub is located inside the Butterworth Building which was built in 1903 and originally the site of a mortuary.
An autumn afternoon is well spent in the Seattle Central Library. Located in the middle of downtown, it’s a free thing to do in Seattle and a great escape for an hour or two. This building is an architectural masterpiece and has the capacity for over a million books. Check their website for current activities and events they might be offering when you visit. Bring a book home to Spire and enjoy it fireside on Level 40 or with your favorite cup in a corner at Himalayan Java Café on Spire’s retail level.
The Seattle Aquarium is one of the largest in the US and a great indoor fall activity in Seattle – located ~1 mile from Spire. This is a fun place to take visitors in town because it has tons of exhibits native to the Seattle area. While it’s an indoor aquarium, the aquarium offers both saltwater and freshwater experiences. Join the aquarium on October 1 for ¡Vamos al Acuario! as they welcome members of the Hispanic and Latinx community in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Explore the Aquarium’s habitats and enjoy a variety of themed activities, as well as talks with Spanish language interpretation.
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Whether you’re looking to call Seattle home or have already found your way here and are ready to settle into a spot all your own, don’t forget to book your private tour of Spire and take in views like no other. Now 70% sold, Spire is offering limited-time incentives through year-end. Life on the edge allows for a life well-lived with some of Seattle’s best year-round cultural destinations and experiences within reach.