See some exciting ways to explore Seattle
Whether it’s your first trip or you’re a native, nothing says you have to visit all the mainstays.
Sure, the Space Needle, Public Market and ferry boats in Seattle are pretty cool tourist attractions, but why hop off the bus and follow the crowd? Let Greyhound show you a different side of Seattle many guests miss while they’re waiting in line for main attractions.
1Olympic Sculpture Park
The best place to be on a sunny day!
Ask the locals and they’ll be sure to tell you, Olympic Sculpture Park is the place to be on a sunny day. Enjoy the great views of the Space Needle in one direction, the waterfront in the other and public art scattered throughout the park. Bring a blanket, a book to read and a picnic for lunch. Spend some time relaxing here away from all the hustle and bustle of city life.
Address: 2901 Western Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
2Mystery Coke Machine
This stop is a real a thirst quencher!After you've enjoyed some time at the park, head over to Seattle’s Capitol Hill where you’ll find an old weather-worn Coke® machine sitting in front of a locksmith’s shop. At first glance, you’ll see the sun-bleached buttons, the outdated Mountain Dew® logo and a machine that has seen some better days. Totally normal, right? It is until you realize this machine has sat on this corner for 15 years and no one has ever seen it restocked!
People have guessed for years that the owners of the locksmith take care of this, but they’re either great at playing coy or really don’t know who’s been keeping their machine stocked all this time since they’re adamant it isn’t them.
Whether you’re partial to the soda-stocking ghost theory that keeps the machine filled, or think the machine restocks itself, it’s fun to stop here and get a MYSTERY soda. No, it’s not just a random pick from one of the typical choices you have on the machine, it’s something out of the ordinary and sometimes pretty off the wall. The best part – each drink is just 75 cents!
Address: 918 E John St., Seattle, WA 98102
3Seattle’s Gum Wall
After you’ve had your caffeine fix, pop in some gum to get rid of your coffee breath and then head over to Post Alley beneath the market for the truly quirky side of Seattle. Walk up to the Market Theater and you’ll find brick after brick covered in chewing gum on the outside of the building. The tradition started back in the early 1990's, but the gum only dates back to 2015 when the wall was cleaned for the first time in 20 years.
Address: 1428 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101