Insider Guide: Seattle

Our travel editors' must-see places to stay, eat, and play around Emerald City

Seattle attractions

There's more to Seattle than the Space Needle and Pike's Place Market. Here are some of our favorite places to go and things to do

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Banya 5 spa and pool
Photo by Charles Gullung

Seattle: Banya 5

Patrons visit this Seattle banya (Russian for “bath”) for it’s moist sauna, Turkish-style steam room, cold plunge, and tepid saltwater pool.

Men, women, and families all enjoy the 20-ton 220° perilka oven, inside a bathhouse that is therapeutic without being froufrou. Read more

  • $35 entry; treatments from $45
  • 217 Ninth Ave. N., Seattle, WA
  • Neighborhood: South Lake Union
  • 206/262-1234
  • Open Tuesday-Sunday; visit their website for details about the Early Bird Special



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