{Seattle} Only 1 More Week

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Mr. and I will be spending a few days in Seattle before heading to Alaska next week. Any recommendations on places to eat or things to do while we're there?


(Photo by We Heart It)

18 comments:

cara. said...

hey, i'm going there on tuesday, i think! but i'd be up for postponing if it meant i could meet up with you guys! all i know it's pike's market, the space needle, and a cup of coffee are on my agenda...let me know!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Besides all the well known tourist spots, I'd recommend hitting up Fremont and Ballard in Seattle. Lots of great eateries and shops. Have fun!

Anonymous said...

breakfast at macrina bakery. so. good.

Melissa said...

http://www.allnationssoccerbar.com/ or http://www.zeekspizza.com/ for pizza.

http://www.empsfm.org/ Music!

The REI Store and it's awesome climbing wall.

Meagan said...

Big fan of the Loerkes here in Seattle!

Check out Agua Verde for lunch and rent a kayak there to adventure to Gasworks Park.

Get an ice cream at Molly Moon's in Wallingford and then walk Green Lake or play mini par 3 golf at Green Lake.

Pike Place fish throwing is more fun to watch than you think, but you could skip the ride up the Space Needle and just take pictures.

Tamarind Tree Vietnamese is tucked away, affordable, and delicious in the International District.

Shiro's sushi is YUM!

Enjoy Seattle!

Aleks "OLA" Stewart said...

Alright, Loerkes... Lots of great suggestions. We aren't big $ spenders but we really enjoyed the aquarium (they have a lot of hands on stuff that is super cool) and have a combo ticket with a boat ride (Argosy Harbor) that takes you around the harbor which we liked (http://www.seattleaquarium.org/netcommunity/page.aspx?pid=256). You guys would love exploring Discovery Park. And then, this my friend, will keep you both very amused... You gotta check it out. Uwajimaya, a 66,000 sq ft Asian food and gift market... http://www.uwajimaya.com/

Aleks "OLA" Stewart said...

P.S. If you are there on a Sunday, we went to a Mars Hill church plant and really liked it. Oh, and on weekends there are a lot of festivals over by the space needle. We went to this folk festival and the people watching was awesome.

Nancy said...

Seattle? Alaska? Girl, you are a world traveler!
What fun!

Where in Alaska? A friend from bible study lived there for YEARS.........

Ashley said...

I live in the Seattle area. You should check out Kerry Park - the view is amazing. Alki Beach also has a fantastic view of the city, and an excellent seafood place right there on the water (Salty's). Another favorite seafood place of ours (and we think it's even better than Salty's) is Anthony's. There's one downtown on the water. Great view and atmosphere and fantastic food (also kind of pricey, starting at about $20 a plate).

When you go to Pike's Place, go to Beecher's Handmade Cheese. It is a fun little place and they have amazing soup, sandwiches, and mac and cheese made with cheese they make there. They usually have free samples too. Note: most of the vendors in the market only take cash.

Ride a ferry to Bainbridge Island. You can drive your car right on the ferry or go by foot. There is a little street of shops at Bainbridge that isn't far from the ferry. If you go there, Mora's has the best ice-cream I've ever had. It's off of the main street, tucked back a little (you can look it up online - I would link you if I could). There isn't a whole lot to do there, but the ferry ride is fun.

The Music Project by the Space Needle is kind of cool - mostly just a museum. Probably wouldn't be the top thing to do on my list, but it's something to do if you're looking for something.

You can also tour the library in Seattle. It is just such a cool building. They conduct tours or you can go by yourself.

If you're going to be here a while, take a ferry to the San Jaun Islands and go on a Whale Watching tour.

Have a great time!

Ashley said...

PS If you feel like venturing about 1/2 hour southeast of Seattle to Auburn for breakfast, Sunbreak Cafe has the best breakfast ever. There is always a line out the door on Saturdays. It's our favorite. (The banana bread is amazing! Oh, and the portions are huge so get a half order).

http://maps.google.com/maps/place?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=sunbreak+cafe+auburn+wa&fb=1&gl=us&hq=sunbreak+cafe&hnear=Auburn,+WA&cid=16628463459179177384

Also, the Seattle Temple is really pretty.

http://www.lds.org/temples/main/0,11204,1912-1-55-0,00.html

Aron said...

We have a trip report you can check out on the right side of our blog. Have a great trip--its a lovely place!

un hamac said...

a walk in gas works park with organic jelly beans from the nearby pcc natural market. chess and coffee at vivache. these are some of the things that would be at the top of my list, plus a handful of other lovelies. it might be tough to go wrong. have fun, dearies.

in company with sparkles said...

Pike Place Market and the ORIGINAL Starbucks! That harbor is beautiful.

Suzanne said...

throw a fish at pikes place, eat the donuts around the corner, and go get some chowder at pikes place chowder... so YUMMY!!!

monifree said...

original starbucks..my mecca. even if it was underwhelming. Turns out, they all serve the same coffee. Still very fun.

I second Kerry park. lovely.

Take the ferry ride across to bainbridge island and back. You don't even have to get off. But do it t sunset.

Go to the top of the space needle...at night.

The SAM. and Sam's little brother, the olympic sculpture park.

Seattle reminds me of all kinds of romantic moments. Enjoy it, and each other.

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

I'm so jealous! Alaska and the PNW are one of the hub's and my favorite places! You will be humbled by the scale of Alaska! Where are y'all going?

Heather said...

I echo what Tanya and Meagan said, they obviously know what's up ;)
I "boo" everyone who mentions Starbucks 'cause that is easily the worst coffee (besides grocery store) in the area...try Caffe Fiore (3 locations: http://caffefiore.com/), Lighthouse Roasters (http://www.lighthouseroasters.com/), or really anything besides Starbucks. :)
Pick a neighborhood and tour it for a day, and use Yelp to your advantage. I'd recommend Ballard (indie shops and restaurants!), West Seattle/Alki (great view of the city), University District/UW campus (vibrant life/beautiful campus), Fremont/Gasworks (aRtsy - Fremont Solstice is this weekend...the area will be INSANE, be prepped for lots of nudity), Magnolia/Discovery Park (quiet, gorgeous homes, big big park), Georgetown (beer and spunk!), or Capitol Hill/Volunteer Park. (listed in order of personal preference). Hit up Mars Hill on Sunday if you're in town! :)

Heather said...

PS-I'm sorry about the weather, this is unusual for us!

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