I have been living in Seattle for about two months now, and I absolutely LOVE it. I’m fortunate to call this diverse city HOME for the next two years. Seattle is amazing because in between the vibrant city life and outdoor adventures, I always find myself doing something exciting. This past weekend, two of my good friends from college came to visit and now one of them wants to move up here.
Here is my 72 Hour Guide to a Perfect Trip to Seattle
Day 1: Exploring Downtown Seattle Day 2: Day trip to Mount Rainier
Day 3: Kayaking
Exploring Downtown Seattle – Day 1
But first brunch… we ended up at Portage Bay Cafe. If you order a sweet item you get unlimited trips to a berry bar for toppings. To get best of both worlds, order at least one savory and one sweet plate!
Let’s be tourists…
**Tip: Park in a neighborhood such as Queen Anne or Capital Hill (make sure you read the parking signs ) and Uber/Lyft around downtown. It makes it A LOT easier to get around.
Pikes Place Market – There is no such thing as a wrong turn in Pikes Place so walk around, eat some delicious food, and indulge the different sights. Make sure to check out the view of the bay and the first ever STARBUCKS.
**Tip: At Pikes Place Fish Market, watch the famous fish throwing. I asked one of the fish dudes how much fish I would have to buy in order to get a fish thrown at me. He said, “Wait here,” and then just threw a fish at me. So maybe if you ask, you will get lucky too!
Gum Wall – Yes, you read that correctly. A WALL FULL OF GUM. It’s under Pikes Place market in Post Alley. It’s a must see.
Freemont Troll – Rated: PG-13 “parents strongly cautioned” (totally kidding).
Space Needle – Did you even go to Seattle if you didn’t walk around the Space needle? Yes 100%, but still a site worth checking out.
Starbucks Reserve Roastery – “Not the first Starbucks in the world (which is around the corner) but-we-still-find-a-way-to-overcharge-you-for-shitty-coffee kind of place” -CB
“Not a fan of Starbucks but I thought the Roastery was really cool” -TY
“Expensive but cool to see” – KG
Although, it has mixed reviews I personally love it -> as a once a month kind of thing. Get one of these six drinks for a unique experience. The cold brew float is my favorite.
The eating continued… we ate our way around downtown Seattle.
Corn Stand Storyville Ellenos Yogurt Starbucks Roastery
**Tip: Storyville coffee serves free cake EVERYDAY! Many places take card so no need for cash. Gentlemen- Buy your lady some flowers here, they are cheap and stunning!
Day trip to Mount Rainier – Day 2
After ALL the eating we did the previous day, a healthy activity was much needed. So, we went on a hike -> Tolmie Peak Lookout
Hike: 7.5 miles RT Gain: 1100 ft Drive: 2.5 hours Highest Point: 5900 ft
The view of Mount Rainier was STUNNING. I’m coming for you Rainier ->Summiting Summer 2018!
Kayaking in Lake Union – Day 3
We went to Northwest Outdoor Center and rented kayaks for about $15 for 1.5 hours. Afterwards, we grabbed some Molly Moon’s Ice Cream, picked up dinner, and watched the sunset at Kerry Park. It was the perfect ending!
Paseo – Amazing sandwiches!
Taste of India – Bomb Indian food
45th Stop and Shop – Poke -> Pictured above my personal favorite – salmon and tuna.
P.S. Lookout for my next post on Catching Flights, Not Feelings!
If you happen to be on my blog for the first time, make sure you check out Backpacking Mt. Pilchuck for another amazing activity near Seattle. Or looking for cheap airfare? Check out my post on How to Score Cheap Flights!
What do you like to do in Seattle? Comment below ↓