A Seattle Travel Guide
Yes, this is certainly something I should have done way back in September. I did promise that I would get it you guys, and alas, here it is! My Seattle travel guide from one of my fall travels (last year… whoops). As part of my 2018 New Year’s resolutions/goals, I really want to focus on bringing you all great, new, and regular content. I spent a bit too much time last year getting a few things in order, but I am back and really determined to try a few exciting things that I haven’t done before. So be sure to look for those updates coming in the next little while.
Let’s dive in to the fun stuff now, shall we? I had planned a trip to Seattle in the spring of last year. As soon as Seattle Seahawks tickets were released, naturally. So, taking Isaac to his first football game was not only a treat, but I also got to roam the streets with some friends and take advantage of all that Seattle has to offer.
Seattle Travel Guide:
First up, we arrived into town with an empty stomach. After dropping off our luggage, we headed into the University Village to pick up a bite from an AMAZING dim sum restaurant called: Din Tai Fung. I highly recommend it for a quick dinner, or lunch. After leaving we shopped around the area and found our way into Rachel’s Ginger Beer. If you love ginger beer, kombucha, or both, I highly recommend you drop in. If you don’t make it to University Village, she also has another location right off the Pikes Place Market.
Which brings my to my obvious next stop. Pike’s Place Market, probably the single most famous thing Seattle is known for. Throwing fish, fresh flowers, and of course the first and original Starbucks location. If you are a coffee fan, besides sbux, there are a ton of amazing coffee to be found around the city. Also, if you are in the market be sure to stop at Rings-N-Things to pick up a piece of beautiful silver jewelry. I always pick up a new gem for my collection when I am in town.
Don’t miss taking a ride on the Great Seattle Wheel, take a ticket up the the 605-foot-tall Space Needle or grab a cup of coffee at the Starbucks Reserve. You could also round out your day at the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum. We didn’t make it to the museum, but we plan to make a stop there next time along with the Seattle Japanese Garden.
More Seattle Food Stops:
That night Isaac and I split up with some of our friends and went out for a Mexican dinner. We were both craving margaritas and tacos, obviously. Through our research we stumbled upon a darling little spot called Mezcaleria Oaxaca in the Queen Anne area. They had a late night menu that not only hit the spot, but had us essentially ordering everything on the menu. You only live once, right? – If you are looking for another delicious Mexican spot, I also highly recommend El Borracho. They also have amazing margaritas, and big time burritos – Get the Al Pastor, you will thank me later…
Early in the morning we stopped in for a quick brunch at a spot we actually hit up twice called Citizen. Those matcha lattes put a spell on us. However, we spent majority of our Sunday that week cheering on the Seattle Seahawks for their home opener vs the San Fransisco 49ers. Which was clearly a treat to watch and the Seahawks came out victorious against Isaac’s 49ers. Better luck next year babe!
Before we left we snagged a quick dinner at Uneeda Burger and rounded out the evening with a cocktail and a thick slice of pie at a quirky urban lounge called Pie Bar. Probably the most delicious and fun discovery of my whole vacation!
Although it was a short weekend, I cannot wait to go back. Are you planning a Seattle trip coming up? Be sure to share what you are going to be doing in the comments below!
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