The first time I visited Seattle I was not wowed by the city. It rained the whole time I was there, which made it miserable to explore the city. In July, Spencer and I traveled to Seattle for three days and had the most incredible time! I was honestly amazed by the city, and can’t wait to visit again in the future. Below is my Seattle travel guide, and what we did on our trip!
Where to stay:
For our trip we chose to stay at an Airbnb in the Central District, about a ten minute drive from Downtown Seattle. The Airbnb we stayed at was perfect. It was a small, garden cottage nestled into a 300 foot alder tree, with a loft bedroom. The cottage had a full kitchen, as well as a spacious living area and bathroom. What I loved about staying at an Airbnb instead of a hotel was that it gave us much more space, and it worked out cheaper than any hotels for the time we were there! Click here for the Airbnb we stayed at.
On my first stay in Seattle I stayed at Hotel Five- A Staypineapple Hotel. I loved this hotel as it is in a great location, had bikes you could use, unlimited bottled water, and cute little cupcakes in the afternoons!
Where to drink and eat:
– Pike Place: I absolutely loved Pike Place! It has so many different types of food, you are sure to find something you will love. My favorite places were Beecher’s Cheese, Pike Place Chowder, Piroshky Piroshky, and Mee Sum Pastry – try the curry beef hom bow.
Chowder from Pike Place Chowder
– The Crab Pot: We had so much fun eating here! It is definitely a bit of a tourist trap, but a lot of fun regardless. I had never eaten at a restaurant where they pour the seafood on the table and let you have at it with the mallet and you wear a bib! We ordered the Pacific Clambake, which had steamed clams, oysters, mussels, crab, shrimp, salmon skewers, andouille sausage, corn on the cob, and red potatoes- it was truly a feast!
Pacific Clambake from the Crab Pot
– Paseos: The absolute best sandwich ever! We had this at the Mariners game, and loved it so much we ate it again at the SoDo location. Definitely order the #1 Famous Caribbean Roast, it will not disappoint! The SoDo location was so much fun, it had a full service Tiki bar with so many interesting cocktails.
– Dick’s Drive-In: The burgers here were delicious and they were dirt cheap! Definitely recommend going if you are wanting quick, cheap and easy fast food.
– The Nest Rooftop Bar: The Nest was a great rooftop bar with incredible views! It is pretty pricey though.
– Biscuit Bitch: I love biscuits and gravy, and Biscuit Bitch definitely didn’t disappoint. It was very busy, so I would recommend getting your food to go.
What to do:
– Take the ferry to Bainbridge Island: This was probably my favorite thing I did in Seattle. Spencer and I absolutely loved Bainbridge Island! The ferry trip provided great views of Seattle. The town of Bainbridge Island is so cute, and had some of the best ice-cream I’ve ever had at Mora Iced Creamery.
View of Seattle waterfront from the ferry
– Visit Pike Place Market and the waterfront. The gum wall is also close by!
– Kerry Park: One of the best views of the city and it is completely free!
– Go to a Mariners game
– Visit University of Washington: Such a beautiful campus less than ten minutes from downtown Seattle.
– Amazon Go Store
Thanks for reading my post! I hope you found this Seattle travel guide useful!