11 Things You Gotta Do This Fall In Seattle

Seriously, Karate is on this list.

September 23, 2015

Today is the first day of autumn. I love that word. It's the best three months of the year. I'd love to hear in the comments what I'm forgetting - there's tons of stuff! I left Halloween out of this list bc there are so many crazy events. The one thing I'm doing for sure - drinking so much IPA!

1. Karate.

2. Get to one last baseball game. Sure the Mariners blew the whole season by the time the 4th of July rolled around, but they're actually playing pretty well, and there's only one home weekend left. They're back at Safeco starting 9/28 and you can still get your hopes up for some exciting basebal.

3. Pick an apple - this used to be an activity we argued over because of the issue of migrant labor, but now it's romantic (and probably still causing labor issues in some walks of life). I can't remember but I think Mount Vernon is where you'll find some sweet apple picking. You have google, use it.

4. Deck the Hall Ball. Dude, Death Cab For Cutie, Cage the Elephant, Twenty One Pilots, Alabama Shakes, Walk the Moon, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, X Ambassadors all in one epic December night at Key Arena! Ticket info and other stuff here.

5. Go to Leavenworth - I've still never been to this little pretend Bavarian town, but I do love me an Oktoberfest beer! This place is the jam for the next several weekends. Expect it to be packed and rooms might be tricky - you can probably just get a group of friends together and rent a nearby vacation house! I hear there's a train that runs up there, too.

6. Take a walk through the Japanese Garden! You'll have a shot to see the Japanese maples and other trees changing colors in Lake Washington Park. It always makes me want to learn #karate.

7. Tequila and Taco Fest is at the Fremont Foundry on 10/24. We'll be drinking sips of awesome tequila and munching on southwestern themed treats for a nice autumn afternoon.

8. Spend Thanksgiving by the Sea! One of my dear friends loves heading to the Washington or Oregon coast for the long weekend. It's the offseason so no one really goes out there, and you get the peace and quiet of being rained on somewhere that's not your house! Also, wind - that happens a lot there.

9. Craft something, dummy! A few years ago I taught myself to crochet and made that rad Hobbes doll. Last year I learned to knit and made sweet hats and junk. You can do it, too. Great for rainy days when you're bored.

10. You could always go to Robothon!!!

11. Go Camping! Whether you squeeze in one more camping trip along a river or near a lake, or just pop your tent in front of you favorite movie theater and wait it out to be in the first screening of Star Wars VII.

What are you doing that I forgot? Comment!