12/23/2014 02:27 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

7 Seattle Secrets From 7 Savvy Local Instagrammers

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Seattle locals love to talk about everything that makes their city so incredibly unique; spectacular mountain vistas, a city surrounded by water, and more than 200 breweries for a quaffing good vacation.

Since there's nothing better than experiencing a city like a local - without having to pay rent - hotel search rounded up some of Seattle's best Instagrammers to give you the inside scoop for your trip to the Emerald City.

Jeremy Veach

Age: 24

"Visiting the market on a weekday will result in lesser crowds but to get the full experience brave the crowds and go on a weekend! Lastly, make sure to pick up a cold brew from our favorite shop, Stumptown."


Karina Palamarchuk

Age: 20

"Honestly, I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. It's also surrounded by water, breathtaking mountains, clean air, and access to some of the greatest hikes in the world. Best of all...great coffee everywhere, and I mean everywhere."


Eric Kimberlin Bowley

Age: 28

"Seattle presents the perfect balance between urban and wild. You don't have to travel far to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of every day routines and experience so much natural beauty."

Griffin Lamb

Age: 19

"Don't be afraid to venture out to places like Queen Anne, Fremont, Ballard, or Capitol Hill. Each neighborhood has a distinct personality and are all necessary to truly experience the Emerald City."


Tyson Edwards

Age: 28

"I was born and raised in Seattle [...] there is no better place in the world where you can walk outside your door to experience mother nature at its best. There are hundreds of epic landscapes within arm's reach."


Aran Goyoaga

Age: 40

"Don't miss the year-round farmers' markets at U District on Saturdays and Ballard on Sundays. And everyone should get on a ferry to one of the islands at least once."

Kevin Klinghorn

Age: 19

"Seattle has one of the most active creative communities I've ever come across. Don't be afraid to get lost, there's art and culture around every corner."

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