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Sep 17, 2021

Seattle City Guide: 10 of the Best Activities with Nearby EV Charging Stations

Seattle, Washington is a visitor's and local’s delight. Distinguished by the towering volcanoes, historic fish-tossing market, and an iconic 605-foot tall space needle, this city is stunning. The breathtaking harbor graces you with sights of sailboats, kayakers, and seals, all with a mountainous backdrop.

Explore the city of Seattle in your Nissan electric vehicle (EV) and see some of its best attractions while charging your EV with ease. There are a number of conveniently located EVgo fast charging stations throughout the city, so you can enjoy all Seattle has to offer without missing a beat.

Local Attractions & Travel in Seattle

From the famous Public Market Center to the top of Mount Rainier, Seattle’s local attractions are endless. Find public charging stations nearby and start exploring the city.

1. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

  • Reviews: 4.1/5

  • Price: Prices Vary

  • Address: 17801 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98158

Picking up a friend or family member flying in to visit for the weekend? Charge your Nissan EV at the airport’s fast charging station while you wait for them to arrive. The charging station is located in the cell phone lot, just a quick drive from the arrival station.

Charging Site:

2. Interbay Golf Center

  • Reviews: 4.5/5

  • Price: $$

  • Address: 2501 15th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119

Swing into PCC Community Markets at Ballard Blocks to grab a fresh hand-made sandwich and enjoy a view of Salmon Bay on the rooftop deck. After a quick charge, head over to the Interbay Golf Course to try your hand at their driving range.

Charging Site:

  • Ballard Blocks (2-350kW chargers with CHAdeMO connector)

    • Address: 1451 NW 46th St, Seattle, WA 98107

3. Pike Place Market

  • Reviews: 4.6/5

  • Price: Free

  • Address: 85 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

Leave your electric vehicle to charge at the nearby Whole Foods or our roaming partner’s charging station in Cobb Garage while you roam the vibrant and inviting Pike Place Market. Keep in mind, you will need to pay to park and the maximum time allowed is 4 hours.

Stroll through the 9-acre market offering fresh vegetables, flowers, cider, cheese, and jams. Chat with passionate small business owners and artisans while enjoying jazz tunes throughout the market.

Charging Site:

  • Cobb Garage (4-L2 chargers)

    • These chargers are owned by ChargePoint, an EVgo roaming partner.

    • Address: 311 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101

4. LeMay - America’s Car Museum

  • Reviews: 4.7/5

  • Price: $

  • Address: 2702 E D St, Tacoma, WA 98421

Whether you're a fan of the classics or prefer the sleek design of a Saleen, time will fade away as you move into the history of automobiles at Lemay - America’s Car Museum. Ready to get in the driver's seat? Test your driving skills at the CXC racing simulator. Included within the museum are a handful of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Charge your EV in the parking lot while you drift back in driving history.

Charging Site:

Shopping in Seattle

With all the outdoor adventures to enjoy in Seattle, having proper warm clothing is essential. Make sure to stop into one of these stores to grab the necessities while charging up, so you can get back out there and explore.

5. REI

  • Reviews: 4.7/5

  • Price: $

  • Address: 222 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

The REI Seattle Flagship store is an outdoor enthusiast's happy place. With endless rows of gear and inspiration for new activities to enjoy, it’s easy to spend an afternoon finding that perfect item for your next adventure. Use the fast charging station located in REI’s parking garage while you shop, and if you're feeling ambitious enough, try rock climbing at the indoor Pinnacle Climbing Wall.

Charging Site:

  • REI (2-50kW with CHAdeMO connector and 1-L2 charger)

    • Address: 222 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

6. Northgate Station

  • Reviews: 3.9/5

  • Price: Free

  • Address: 401 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98125

Charge your Nissan LEAF while you browse the bookshelves at Barnes & Noble, shop for a new outfit at Nordstrom Rack, or grab a savory lunch at Stanford's Restaurant. Take care of your errands while charging your EV with ease at Northgate Station.

Charging Site:

  • Northgate Mall (1-50kW with CHAdeMO connector and 3-L2 chargers)

    • Address: 401 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98125

7. The Landing

  • Reviews: 4.4/5

  • Price: Free

  • Address: 828 N 10th Pl, Renton, WA 98057

Just south of Lake Washington is The Landing, a shopping mall with a wide variety of local shops and restaurants intermingled with Marshalls, Petsmart, and Target. Treat yourself to something sweet after a day of shopping, and swing into Top Pot Doughnuts while your car charges in the parking garage.

Charging Site:

  • The Landing (2-50kW chargers with CHAdeMO connector)

    • Address: 828 N 10th Pl, Renton, WA 98057

8. Tacoma Mall

  • Reviews: 4.1/5

  • Price: Free

  • Address: 4502 S Steele St, Tacoma, WA 98409

There's no shortage of shopping options at the Tacoma Mall. Grab a new pair of shoes or visit the Apple store. With stores such as Nordstrom, JCPenney, Macy's, and Express, there’s plenty to explore while your electric car powers up.

Charging Site:

  • Tacoma Mall (3-50kW with CHAdeMO connector and 1-L2 charger)

    • Address: 4502 S Steele St, Tacoma, WA 98409

Day Trips from Seattle

With so many incredible outdoor destinations surrounding Seattle, it's hard to decide how to spend a day outside the city. Choose from snow-capped mountains and lush forests or bask in the fresh ocean breeze while whale watching. Whichever way you choose to spend your day out, there are nearby charging stations to keep you powered up and ready to go.

9. Mount Rainier National Park

  • Reviews: 4.9/5

  • Price: $

This snow-capped stratovolcano is a popular day trip destination for both long-time residents and visitors of the area. Mount Rainier offers over 260 miles of hiking trails and famous scenes like Snow Lake. Swing into the LeMay-America's Car Museum on the way to charge your EV and explore collectibles and classics while you take a break from the drive to Mount Rainier National Park.

10. Puget Sound

  • Reviews: 4.7/5

  • Price: $$$$

Stop into Northgate Mall to charge while grabbing some snacks and warm clothing before heading out on an exciting whale-watching cruise in Puget Sound. If you find yourself wanting to see more marine life, head over to the Puget Sound Estuarium to learn more about the sockeye salmon, steelhead trout, seals, and other marine life that call Puget Sound home.

Charging Site:

  • Northgate Mall (1-50kW with CHAdeMO connector and 3-L2 chargers)

    • Address: 401 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98125

Grocery Stores in Seattle with Charging Stations

EVgo fast charging stations are conveniently located in parking lots and garages at an abundance of grocery stores so that you can charge while going about your daily activities. Below are some convenient stores in Seattle that feature EVgo fast charging stations.

Please note: parking rules may vary per location. Refer to instructions posted at the site for exact guidelines.

PCC Community Markets

  • Charging Site:

    • Ballard Blocks (2-350kW chargers with CHAdeMO connector)

      • Address: 1451 NW 46th St, Seattle, WA 98107

Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market

Harvard Market

  • Charging Site:

    • Harvard Market (1-50kW charger with CHAdeMO connector)

      • Address: 1406 Harvard Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Discover Seattle with Nissan Energy Perks by EVgo

With EVgo fast charging stations, you can have peace of mind knowing that you can find public charging stations in convenient locations across Seattle. Charging during daily activities fits into your schedule seamlessly and ensures that your EV is always ready for the next adventure — in Seattle and beyond.

For even more charging convenience, Nissan has partnered with EVgo to offer Nissan Energy Perks by EVgo, exclusive to customers purchasing or leasing a qualifying new Nissan Electric Vehicle. Join the program and receive a free charging credit to use at any EVgo or EVgo roaming partner charging station.

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Disclaimers: Google My Business was the source for review information. Each $ is equivalent to roughly $25.