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Seattle is the perfect day trip from Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Located 45 miles from JBLM and packed with activities, restaurants and bars it serves as the perfect day getaway, or even an overnight or weekend escape. With COVID-19 restrictions still in place it's important to know before you go. Below is a list of attractions, restaurants and breweries open with safety measures in place. 


Chihuly Garden and Glass is open for visitors with timed ticketing and elevated cleaning measures in place.

Pike Place Market is open with a modified schedule, increased outdoor seating and additional safety procedures. Additionally, learn how to support Black-owned businesses at the market (including Savor Seattle's new Solidarity Boxes supporting Black-owned Seattle area food businesses and restaurants).

Seattle Aquarium has reopened their doors with new safety procedures and protocols. Learn more and purchase tickets online.

Seattle Center Monorail is in full operation, departing every 10 minutes. They are temporarily not accepting cash. Learn more and purchase tickets online.

Smith Tower is now operating a normal schedule, open 11a.m. to 7 p.m. Learn more and purchase tickets online.

The Space Needle is now open with timed ticketing, reduced elevator capacity and elevated cleaning procedures in place.

Woodland Park Zoo has reopened in a reduced capacity. Timed entry tickets are highly recommended and can be purchased online.

Visit Seattle's Market Information Center is open 7-days a week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Let the experts help you plan your visit to Seattle. Call (206-461-5840), email or walk up to the information center in Pike Place Market.

Things to Do

Bainbridge Island Historical Museum and Bainbridge Island Museum of Art have both reopened. See their respective websites for hours.

Museum of Flight has reopened with timed ticketing, available for purchase online only.

National Nordic Museum has reopened to the public with increased safety measures in place.

Seattle Art Museum is open to the public, Friday-Sunday only, and first Thursdays only. Timed tickets are available for purchase, both online and in person.

The Burke Museum is open to the public at 25% capacity and offering advance ticket purchases only.

Wing Luke Museum opened to the public as of March 5. They also have various virtual programs available.

Museum of History and Industry will reopen April 2.

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is now open to the public.

Market to MOHAI is a new pedestrian corridor stretching from Pike Place Market to the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI). This engaging and safe corridor connects Seattle's Waterfront, Belltown, Denny Triangle, and South Lake Union neighborhoods. Visitors and residents alike are invited to experience the city by slowing down, and learning more about the past, present and future of Seattle through quotes and interpretation.

Puget Sound Express is now open for both Seattle and Port Townsend departures.

King County has an extensive amount of green spaces to enjoy for safe social distancing. Parks, beaches, trails and lake access areas are all close to downtown but there are many more options throughout the county. Spend a morning at the Olympic Sculpture Park and an afternoon kayaking on Lake Union or find a grassy spot for a picnic at Gas Works Park, Seward Park or Discovery Park. Find more information on park guidelines and current openings/closures here:


Sawyer: Sawyer has developed unique and delicious weekly take-out menus, with a different theme each week. Their indoor heated patio is now open for reservations in Phase 2. They have also opened an outdoor garden terrace called the Sawyer Food Court with reservable tables.

Eden Hill Provisions: During the pandemic, Eden Hill has debuted a creative to-go menu, featuring gourmet burgers, shakes and fries, Sunday brunch, an outdoor dining plaza. They are also offering Thanksgiving Boxes for the holiday.

Ben Paris at The State Hotel: Open for dine-in, take-out and delivery. Also offering cocktail kits to go and market-inspired chef tasting on their eighth floor terrace.

Homer: The outdoor patio at Homer is open to guests, along with lunch and dinner takeout, as well as pantry staples.

Mamnoon: The dining room at Mamnoon is open for guests, along with a weekly to-go menu.

Bar Taglio: This Roman-style pizzeria is open for dine-in and takeout.

Southpaw Pizza: James Beard award-winning chef John Sundstrom's pizza joint is open for dine-in and takeout.

Ethan Stowell Restaurants: Check out the website to see which of Ethan Stowell's restaurants are open for take-out, delivery and patio dining.

Additional Fire & Vine Hospitality: These Fire & Vine Restaurants are currently open for dine-in and take-out options: Aerlume, AQUA by El Gaucho.

General Harvest Restaurants: Open for patio seating and take-out. Chef Brian Clevenger's restaurants include Raccolto, Vendemmia, Haymaker West, Haymaker East, East Anchor Seafood and GH Past Co.

FlintCreek Cattle Company and RockCreek Seafood and Spirits: Open for limited dine-in and take out, and patio seating at RockCreek.

Select Distilleries, Breweries and Bars:

Old Stove Brewing Co.

The Nest at Thompson Seattle

Fremont Brewing Co.

Reuben's Brews

Locust Cider


Ghostfish Brewing Co.


Frolik Kitchen + Bar at Motif Seattle

Audacity Wine Bar

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