I visited Seattle during my one month long road trip from Canada to San Diego and back up again to San Fransisco via Phoenix and Las Vegas. I absolutely loved Seattle, it was my second favourite city, right after San Diego. So much to see and do!! When we visited it was the hottest days of the year, literally; and I wasn’t prepared! Getting sun burnt on the first week of a month long vacation, wasn’t on the agenda! However, the beautiful city of Seattle made up or it!#
Where to stay
We spent two nights in the Motif Hotel on 5th Avenue. It was a very fancy; highly recommend it if you’re not on a strict budget! Search booking.com for more budget friendly hotels/hostels.
- Walk along the gum wall!
It sounds disgusting, because frankly it is. There is a wall beside Pike Market that is covered in gum! It is so colourful and it looks beautiful from a distance! People have used the wall to attach love notes, pictures and even business cards! It is truly spectacular in a gross way!
- Pike Place Market
Take a stroll through Pike Place Market and you can feel the history oozing out of it. It is one of the oldest farmers markets in the US. It has seven different sections – framers market, crafts market, highstalls, collectibles, fish market, specialty foods and restaurants- there’s plenty for everyone!
- The Space Needle
“At 520 feet, nothing blocks you from a 360 degree panorama of the Emerald City.” It is the perfect way to see the whole city from one spot! It is a bit pricey at $22 a person so I recommend for you to buy the city pass for $74. The pass includes two visits to the Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, EMP Museum /Woodland Park Zo0 and Chihuly Garden and Glass /Pacific Science Center. I usually never buy these types of passes, but I did find these were great value for money! But whatever you do, view the city from that height at sunset- it is truly magical!
- Chihuly Garden and Glass
This garden is unquestionably extraordinary; I dare you to find such a unique concept! The garden is filled of glass masterpieces shaped like different plants. The pictures don’t do it any justice but hopefully give you a better understanding about this museum/garden.
- Walk along the pier at night
I am a sucker for romance. I love walking along the seaside at night- it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside. Hopefully the night scene and the soothing sounds of the waves crashing into the pier, makes you feel just as relaxed!
- The first Starbucks
As many of you probably already know, the first ever Starbucks was opened in Seattle right outside the Pike Place market – Pike Place Market, 1912 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101, United States. What else do I need to say- go experience it yourself!
- 5 Point cafe
This cafe did THE best burgers I have ever tasted! I can’t remember exactly what burger I had but I just remember how amazing the burger tasted. It is situated very near to the Space Needle, if you ever go to Seattle, you NEED to try this place!
Thank you for ready
Peace out my wanderers!