A Pacific Northwest Adventure [Paradiso Soundtrack]
Every year EDM lovers travel from all over the world to go to Paradiso in the Pacific Northwest.
Held at the legendary and picturesque Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington and put together by USC Events, Paradiso is billed the “largest Electronic Dance Music event ever staged in the Pacific Northwest.”
Make the most out of your Paradiso vacation by exploring all of the novelties that Seattle has to offer.
10. Instagramming at the Market Theater Gum Wall
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The Gum Wall is a brick wall covered in chewing gum located in an alleyway in downtown Seattle. This local landmark was named one of the top 5 germiest tourist attractions in 2009. But, sometimes you just gotta do it for the ‘Gram. Paradiso headliner Marshmello will help lead the way and inspire you while you listen to his hit song “Chasing Colors” featuring. Noah Cyrus
Listen to: “Chasing Colors” by Marshmello Ft. Noah Cyrus
9. Eat all of the Seafood
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If you live in a landlocked area regularly, this is for you. Nothing beats fresh seafood, and Seattle offers everything you could ever desire. Clam chowder, lobster rolls, oysters, lobster tail, crab legs, fresh salmon, Seattle has got you covered. You’ll be humming musical duo Yellow Claw’s song “Catch Me” as you eat all the seafood deliciousness.
Listen to: “Catch Me” by Yellow Claw
8. Frolicking Around Discovery Park
Take advantage of the nice Pacific Northwest weather at Seattle’s largest public park. The iconic Discovery Park contains almost 12 miles of walking trails. The diverse landscape features lighthouses, forests, beaches, prairies and bluffs. Listen to “Marathon” by Lost Kings as you check the sights, it will make you feel infinite.
Listen to: “Marathon” by Lost Kings
7. Go to a Mariners Game
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They call baseball Americas favorite pass time for a reason. Sit back, relax, enjoy a cold beer and a savory hot dog. Mariners will have home games at Safeco Field all throug June and July. Lift your giant foam fingers, whether figurative or literal while jamming out to “Nuclear (Hands Up)” by Zomboy.
Listen to: “Nuclear (Hands Up)” by Zomboy
6. Take a Ride on the Water Taxi
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Sometimes it’s fun to do overtly-touristy things. It’s serene, inexpensive, and will get you from point A to B.”Something New” by San Jose based DJ Getter is the perfect atmospheric track to listen to on your water taxi adventure. The cascading synths is a refreshing take on his usual dubstep aesthetic.
Listen to: “Something New” by Getter
5. Check Out the Local Breweries
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Seattle is home to over 40 breweries and that is only within the city limits. The funky and soulful sounds of GRiZ hit song “Good Times Roll” will be the perfect pregame soundtrack.
Listen to: “Good Times Roll” by GRiZ
Check out the Exhibitions at the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum
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This exhibit which opened in 2012 is located in the Seattle Center showcases studio glass art of Dale Chihuly. Filled with gardens, glasshouses, and interior exhibits. The space is quickly becoming one of the most popular museums in Seattle – and for good reason. “Fade” by Alan Walker will give you all of the feels while you venture into this man-made masterpiece.
Listen to: “Fade” by Alan Walker
3. Drink Coffee at Stumptown
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Ditch the green mermaid on your Seattle trip and check out Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Seattle is a city that runs on coffee, and you’ll definitely want to get your fix. “Bittersweet” by Bijou will remind you of that perfect flavor profile.
Listen to: “Bittersweet” by Bijou
2. Let Freeway Park Blow Your Mind
Freeway Park is an urban concrete park built over the Interstate 5. Built in 1976, the park contains a mixture of brutalist architecture, water fountains, and greenery. There is nowhere else in the world like it. Listen to “Collapse” by Zeds Dead because it will make you feel like you’re living inside of a real-life video game, and when you’re at this park, you already feel like you’re in the future.
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Listen to: “Collapse” by Zeds Dead Ft. Memorecks
1. Check out a local concert:
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If you traveled all the way to the Pacific Northwest for Paradiso, it’s clear that music is a big part of your life. Explore what the local music scene in Seattle has to offer. They have tons of nightclubs, bars, and concert venues. There is something to do every night of the week. Listen to “Shelter” by Porter Robinson, because where there is music, there is shelter.
Listen to: “Shelter” by Porter Robinson