This was our second trip to Seattle and for good reason! Not only is Seattle the birthplace of Starbucks but there is so much to see, do, and eat in this wonderful city. The first time around we had the Citypass so we did the typical touristy things (space needle, harbor cruise, aquarium, mopop, glass and garden museum), not that there is anything wrong with touristy things. This trip was our time to really explore and do things we didn’t get the chance to do the first trip.
Flying into Sea-Tac is usually pretty stress free, although getting your luggage takes what seems like forever. You can catch the light rail right from the airport and it’s about a 30 minute ride into downtown Seattle. The light rail is easy to figure out, cheap and clean. We get off at the mall and only have to walk 2 blocks since we stay at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel (beautiful hotel and centrally located).
We only really had two days to explore, half day the 19th and 21st plus a full day on the 20th, we packed a lot in as you’ll see and accomplished almost everything we wanted to. We started off by catching the monorail to city center to visit Chihuly Glass and Garden, if you have not been you need to go! This was one of our favorite places our first trip and it still is. It amazes me that everything is glass! We explored the rest of city center and found the tattoo expo (I honestly did not know it was happening) yes! I got a tattoo, went to Starbucks Reserve Roastery, did a wine tasting and a whiskey tasting ( Michelle did two wine tastings),explored ALL of Pike Place Market, walked the waterfront, and went to the Sky View Observatory at Columbia Tower Center (way better views than the Space Needle). We ended up walking 26 miles!
We only ate once or twice a day which was surprising with all the walking we did but here’s all the restaurants we went to.
-Wine tasting at Purple Cafe and Wine Bar
-Whiskey tasting at The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House
-Lowell’s Restaurant in Pike Place Market
-Etta’s (my favorite new restaurant in Seattle, food was AMAZING)
-Coffee tasting at Starbucks Reserve Roastery
-Top Pot Doughnuts
-Storyville Coffee Company
That was Seattle! Is there anything we should see/do next time? Any restaurants we have to check out? Comment below and let me know.