When you think of Seattle, your mind might immediately go to the Space Needle, one of the city’s most iconic attractions. But the Emerald City has much to offer beyond its towering skyline. Checking out the city’s interesting architectural feats, museums and places to grab a delicious meal that will help you feel like a local. You’ll blend in with the locals even further if you come prepared for the weather. Rain gear is a must, as wet weather is just a fact of life in Seattle; it rains about 50 percent of the time, with the heavy rain season running October through January. Pack an umbrella, raincoat and rain boots or waterproof hiking boots. Start planning your trip to the Pacific Northwest by checking out this list of places to see and things to do while visiting Seattle.