Life as adult humans can keep us so busy, we overlook (or pointedly ignore) the defining elements of our city. The stuff that draws people here in the first place, the stuff that makes them stay. As Seattle reorients and discovers itself anew after a year of shutdowns, Seattle Met’s editors each set forth to do a local thing for the very first time—we visited landmarks, sampled coffee, and threw dress codes out the window. Then we vowed to never take Seattle for granted again.

In This Feature:

Never Have I Ever: Had a Cup of Coffee

The most frequent advice I received on my quest to try coffee as an adult: “Just don’t go to Starbucks.”

09/16/2021 By Allison Williams

Never Have I Ever: Bought Groceries at Pike Place Market

Seattle's signature destination has fish tossing and plenty of tourists. But what happens when you really need some oxtail?

09/16/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Never Have I Ever: Had Drinks Atop Smith Tower

The former Chinese Room is now a 35th-floor speakeasy with some of the best views in Seattle.

09/16/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Never Have I Ever: Traveled by Seaplane

San Juan Island travelers can avoid ferry lines and hours of traffic with a 40-minute seaplane ride from downtown Seattle on Kenmore Air.

09/16/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Never Have I Ever: Commuted via Bike

A casual weekend bicycle enthusiast straps on a helmet and heads to work downtown.

09/16/2021 By Allison Williams

Never Have I Ever: Summited the Space Needle

A longtime Washington resident makes his maiden voyage to Seattle's most visible landmark.

09/16/2021 By Stefan Milne

Never Have I Ever: Sledded Down a City Hill

Does it snow in Seattle? Yes, it does. After a big snowstorm, Seattle's hillsides become extreme ski jumps for winter adventurers.

09/16/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Never Have I Ever: Underdressed for a Night Out

Why do Seattleites dress so casually, even for nights out? Our style editor discovers the reason behind the Seattle stereotype.

09/16/2021 By Zoe Sayler