Must See/Do in Seattle?

posted 3 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Definately the space needle, we went to Seattle for our honeymoon.  Pike’s Peak Market place (easily spend a whole day at the Market).   Those two are couple of things we did

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

What types of food do you enjoy? I’d ride the ducks, I live here and it’s pretty touristy, but it is fun. Go to the chihuly glass exhibit. I think you can by a package to see that and go to the space needle (they are right next to each other). I agree with pikes place market. It is a must see here! The original Starbucks is there and a great cheese shop caller Beecher’s, among other things. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

There’s also tons of craft breweries in the Seattle area if you’re a beer fan. And if you are a wine lover, there’s a few good wineries in try Woodenville area. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Definitely check out the library! I know that may sound strange, but it is beautiful!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@LavenderBride24:  We also did a host of other things outside of Seattle. We went up to the San Juan Islands to Friday Harbor and did a whale watching tour to going to Mt Rainer to other few things also..

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

pike place market is amazing.

if you have the time, i second going up to the islands (san juan islands, friday harbor). it’s gorgeous.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@LavenderBride24:  Ill give you a few of my favorite places to eat! For Mexican I like La Carta De Oaxaca, Matador, or Cactus. For Italian I like Spinasse. Lola also has a great breakfast menu. And Ivar’s is always fun for fried clam strips or chowder, plus its right by the new-ish ferris wheel! 

 

I have no clue about a chocolate factory, but I need to figure out what this place is ASAP haha. If you are a dessert lover though, check out Hot Cakes. OMG I could go on all day about the great food we have here, but I don’t want to overwhelm you haha. 

 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you are up for a bit of a drive, Snoqualmie is neat.  And if you’re a fan of the show Twin Peaks you can drive up and see the waterfall from the opening scene.  The diner is also in town…but it looks nothing like in the show.

If you go down to Pike Place be sure to find Gum Alley, and then go down below Pike Place to the waterfront and there’s some fun shops (very touristy) and the new Ferris Wheel on the water. 

If you go to the Space needle the EMP (Experience Music Project) Museum and the Science Fiction Musuem are right there too…it’s always a good experience.

You can also take the monorail (kind of silly) from the Space Needle to Westlake Center (small shopping center) about 10 blocks away.  From Westlake you can walk in pretty much any direction and find downtown shopping, restaurants, theatres etc.

If you google, you can find Kerry Park.  It got the best view of the Seattle Skyline….so worth a trip.  And there’s always parking, no hiking lol.

 

Have fun!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

@Sassygrn:  it’s Pike Place market, not Pike’s Peak. sorry, not trying to nitpick, it’s just in case anyone tries to look it up on google.  🙂

@LavenderBride24:   there is a lot of chain store shopping around the 4th & Pine area (indluding the Nordstrom flagship store), but if you want stores that are locally owned, venture away from that area. 

If you want to go to the space needle area, walk along 5th avenue. It’s a pretty walk and you’ll see lots of things you might want to check out on the way.

Next to downtown, the Capital Hill neighborhood has tons of amazing restaurants, bars and boutiques. 

If you can, go to the Ballard neighborhood around the corner of Market St & Ballard Ave NW for even more amazing restaurants and boutiques. It’s worth the trip, such a pretty neighborhod. It’s an easy bus trip from downtown.  Also ditto for the Fremont neighborhood, around N 36th St & Fremont Ave N.

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