Try the Charles and Emma Frye Art Museum. Loads of European classic art with some really nice water color paintings. It is a nice bargain too. Do not expect a fancy giftshop seeling a Mona Lisa pencil holder this place is pure art and none of the fancy razzle dazzle of the SAM.
If you are sick of the corperate museums then COCA is the place. Live entertainment poetry, comics, architecture, video, exhibit design and programming this place is a young persons place. Forget your perceptions at the door and open the one in your mind.
This place rocks and the hot Chicken Caesar Sub is an irresistible combination of chicken breast, shredded lettuce, melted mozzarella, sliced tomato, shaved onions and caesar dressing. Can you tell what I like about this place? The Pizza is pretty dang good also. The prices are somewhat reasonable too.
If you show up at midnight on the first Sat of the month then you are in for a treat. The Rocky horror picture show has been running here for ages. It is a step beyond the norn and the crowd is interesting and fun. I have to hand this place credit for being nice enough to let people bring thier own snacks.
I love this place the bands, bumpershoot and a great neighborhood to boot. I am not a big basketball fan but no Seattlite should miss our home team press the hardwood. Ample parking good will call. I also have had the chance to work this venue and would say that the concessions are top notch.
They offer all kinds of massage and healing therapy. This is your kind of place if you do not like the sterile environment of a back cracker. Nice soothing music pleasant staff and located close to downtown Seattle. Many of the employee's enjoy thier work and are good company if you need someone to listen to your daily woes.
If you were lucky enough to view the De Vinci codex when Bill Gates had it on display then you know that this is a world class museum. I like the city art exibit it reminded me a lot of the flavor that made Seattle so popular. The Ball and chain man outside use to be one of my favorite spots to hang out as a teenager. Located near Pike Place market makes this a great place just to chill.