Seattle events are easy to get to when visiting Coupeville, located on Whidbey Island in Washington. Coupeville itself is a quiet community of farmers and artists, all making a living on the waterfront. There is a lot of charm and flora to explore on the island, but just a car ride away is a city full of excitement, hustle and bustle that can help add some flair to your stay at a Coupeville Bed and Breakfast, depending on what time of year you're visiting.
305 Harrison Street
The Seattle Center is like a year-round festival, found right in the heart of the city. Food courts, games, rides, art museums, the monorail and the Pacific Science Center, among many other attractions, make the Seattle Center worth visiting at least once when staying in Coupeville. Concerts and festivals are available year round and a list of what is currently happening can be found at their website.
The Experience Music Project
325 5th Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109-4630
As another of the not to be missed Seattle events, the Seattle Experience Music Project is an exceptional day trip option when staying in Coupeville. The museum features numerous exhibits, both permanent and temporary, geared toward education about music. A highlight is the Sound and Vision club, where you can watch videos of artists and their history, in a nice club setting suitable for all ages. The Guitar Gallery and Fantastic Voyages exhibits are also permanent highlights of the project. Big names like Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles and Led Zeppelin are showcased on a consistent basis.
The Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle, WA 98108-4097
With multiple exhibits to see at any given time, visiting the Museum of Flight in Seattle is a must when staying in Coupeville. Aircraft, spacecraft and artifacts take you on a journey through the history of flight. You can even see the world's fastest jetliner retired here. Visiting the Museum of Flight on the first Thursday of any month affords you free admission. Better yet, thanks to the way the museum sits on the water, visiting after 5pm can offer gorgeous views.
The Pike Place Market
1531 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Yearly events like the Seattle Chinese festival happen at the Pike Place Market, but even when nothing specific is happening, the market is considered one of the greatest Seattle events that is open on a daily basis. Find fresh local and exotic fruits, premium yet low-priced vegetables and freshly caught fish to bring back and cook at your Coupeville Inn, or just relax while dining in one of the many eclectic restaurants in the market. In fact, famous Seattle's fish tacos can be found on more than one venue in the area. Antiques and knickknacks can be purchased in many small sidewalk shops and people watching is always exciting, as Seattle has a talent for being host to a wonderful myriad of characters.