Near the reservoir in Volunteer Park, you can visit the statue that inspired the Soundgarden song. The sculpture, by Isamu Noguchi, doesn’t have much to do with the song, but it’s a cool reminder of just how much awesome music and art comes out of the city. Plus, there’s a killer view. Try taking a photo through the center of the sculpture and capturing the Space Needle inside of it.
You might never make it to New York for your opportunity to shout down Al Roker on the street, but Seattle’s own morning show, New Day, films Monday through Thursday, and attending is free. Watch local authors, celebrities, sports stars, and experts make small talk with Margaret Larson and see if your smile makes it onto the show.