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Autumn brings a cornucopia of things to do, from concerts to readings to theaters. For more indoor fun check out one of our many museums. Want to stretch your legs? We’ve got five walks that’ll take you in and around the heart of downtown. If food’s more your thing we’ve got
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Welcome, visitors, to Seattle in the autumn. The sunny summer days and outdoors festivals are gone, but Seattle shines in the fall with a rich mix of cultural performances, museums and other who-cares-about-the-rain fun.
Our Seattle Times critics have picked out some of the city’s best for this guide, from don’t-miss dance, theater, literary events, pop-music and classical concerts to new museum exhibits and neighborhood art walks (take an umbrella just in case). And you could play day and night at Seattle Center, a cultural hub of museums and performance venues.
If it’s not raining too hard, follow one — or several — of the downtown Seattle walks we’ve mapped out. They wind past city sights and notable architecture, with a suggested stop for coffee or food along the way.
Did someone say food? Our restaurant critic dishes on favorite places to eat, from budget finds to stylish splurges.
If you’re visiting at the end of November or in December, it will be feeling a lot like Christmas. See our listings of holiday events, from caroling in the streets to plays.
Whatever the weather, we hope this guide leads you to a good time in Seattle.
Kristin Jackson / Seattle Times NWTraveler editor