My Seattle recap and travel guide are finally here! As you know, Brian and I did a short weekend trip to Seattle and Portland in October. It was a wonderful and fast paced trip. We got to see a lot of the city and I wanted to share the secrets of Seattle we discovered.
Where to stay:
One of the best parts of our trip was our apartment we found on Airbnb. The location was perfect it was close to many sights and great restaurants. The view of the Space Needle was breathtaking. The building also has a beautiful sky lounge on the roof that has great views of the city.
Where to Eat:
Bambino’s Pizza: We stumbled upon this hidden gem, our first day in Seattle. Some of the best pizza I’ve ever had. We tried the Calrosa Pizza it has bacon, pepperoni, sausage, smoked mozzarella, an amazing red sauce and a wood fired crust. It was amazing!
Tutilino Ristorante: This restaurant was right by the theatre district and was perfect for our pre show dinner. The food was beautiful and delicious. I ordered the Sweet Potato Gnocchi and would highly recommend it.
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese-Mac: This restaurant is one of Pike Place’s tastiest secrets. I ordered the mariachi mac and cheese it has roasted Anaheim chilies, a blend of fresh veggies, and the award-winning beecher’s cheese. This restaurant is also a fun place to see and watch them make the cheese.
Starbucks Reserve and Roastery: This place isn’t just an ordinary Starbucks. As soon as you walk in, you’ll be amazed with how awesome this place is, especially if you’re a coffee lover like me. The roastery the place where small batches of special beans are roasted. Here you even get to see this process. It’s a great place to walk around, buy Starbucks merchandise, have a nice lunch, a cup of coffee and try their amazing truffles.
What to do:
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: I love being married to a tech man because it exposes me to a whole different world. This visitor’s center might not be a tourist stop for all tourists but if you’re a tech lover I suggest you check it out. It’s truly amazing to see what Microsoft mastermind, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda do for the global community. The center is gorgeous and displays the work Bill and Melinda do on a global level. If you’re near the Space Needle or plan on being in this area, make a stop here as it’s just across the street from the EMP museum. Admission is free and we promise you’ll learn a lot.
The EMP Museum: This place was so much fun we didn’t want to leave. EMP stands for experience project music. The museum focuses on pop culture, featuring exhibits on music, fantasy, horror, and sci-fi. One of my favorites was the one on Nirvana! For my Sci-fi obsessed husband this may have been the highlight of the trip. While we were there the was a Star Trek exhibit. A must for any trekkie!
The Pike’s Place Market: There is so much to do at the Pike Place Market. At a later time I’ll be posting a separate blog just about the things to see at the market.
The Space Needle: Visiting Seattle one of the things we were most looking forward to was visiting the iconic Space Needle. The space needle offers spectacular views city, harbor,bay and even the mountains in the distance. It was a truly spectacular view.
Seattle Aquarium: This is a perfect thing to do on a rainy Seattle morning. We loved watching the otters play and seeing feeding times in the fish tanks!
There you have it, another city guide. I know we only scratched the surface of what Seattle has to offer but I’m sure we will be visiting again soon. Let me know what your favorite things are to do in Seattle!