(Closed) Seattle Washington honeymoon

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

LOVE Seattle. Great choice for a honeymoon – delicious food and wine, nice people, cool and relaxed atmosphere. Not sure where you plan to stay but there are some surprisingly good chain hotels on the waterfront.

Spend some time in Pike Market- give yourselves time to just wander around and stop in shops. Get a lot of coffee (not from major chains but the smaller coffeehouses) and seafood if you like it. And walk around the city, it’s pretty easy to navigate and you never know when you will find a cool little shop or restaurant to stop in. 

Hiking is great at Tiger Mountain – a ton of different trails/levels to choose from. 

If you can make time, go to the San Juan Islands for some beautiful nature sightseeing and depending on time of year, even whalewatching. 

Not sure if you are going on January or not, but it might be a little overcast, cool and rainy at that time. It’s also pretty mild though. 

Post # 4
1077 posts
Bumble bee

If you have time I would highly reccomend either Talouse or Peso’s. Both are amazing restaurants on Queen Anne. SAM is also a great museum, and the admission is only suggested so if you’re on a budget it’s a great way to spend an afternoon.

I second the Pike Place vote, even if it’s a little touristy it’s a lot of fun! Even locals go. πŸ™‚

If you guys like Sci-fi at all the sci-fi museum in the EMP is fun too, they have a Captain’s chair from the original Star Trek. I’ve also heard great things about the Seattle Underground tours, but I’ve never been myself.

I grew up in the Seattle area so if you have any questions feel free to PM me!

Post # 5
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Great choice!  I’m from Seattle and miss it every single day.  What time of year do you plan on going?  Since you love both outdoors and the city, you will have a great time.    The neighborhoods in Seattle are wonderful and full of great coffee shops, restaurants, and bars.  They are so easy and fun to walk around in. 

I definately recommend the waterfront–you can go to Ivar’s and watch the boats, visit the unique shops, and just breathe in the salty air.  Then go up to Pike’s Place Market for sure.  You could also take a ferry ride.

Other ideas: 

Discovery Park–it’s in the city (in the Magnolia neighborhood).  It’s a huge park and you’ll feel like you’ve gone far out of the city.  It’s great for walking around in, taking a picnic, etc…

Golden Gardens–it’s a beach in Ballard. You could take a picnic and enjoy your evening and watch the sunset.  The sunsets there are stunning (if it’s not cloudy obviously).  I don’t know if it’s still allowed, but we used to build fires on the beach there and it was the best thing ever.

I also enjoyed the Ballard locks (I lived in Ballard and it was my favorite Seattle neighborhood).  The locks are fun just to watch the boats and relax.  And, if the time of year is right, you can watch the salmon go through the fish ladder.

If you want to drive a little, a romantic place to visit would be Snoqualmie Falls. I’ve never stayed there, but the Salish Lodge would be a wonderful place to spend a night or two on your honeymoon! 

And I 100% agree about the San Juan Islands if you’re able to get to them.  They are my favorite place in Washington.  If you don’t have time to go to the San Juans, maybe you could visit Whidbey Island.  It’s also really beautiful and closer to Seattle. 

I have so many ideas for you, but just one more for now.  You could go Kayaking in Lake Union.  It’s so fun and you get great views of the city and can paddle near house boats which is fun. 

PLEASE feel free to PM me anytime if you have questions!

Post # 6
1217 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Two parks you have to go to in Seattle: Queen Anne Park and Gasworks Park. They’re beautiful and have a-maaaaazing views of the city!! one looks out over downtown from a big hill, and the other looks out at downtown from a lake!

You should be able to get around the city by bus and lightrail, so I wouldn’t worry about renting a car while you’re in the city. The public transportation is great!!

I think one of the most romantic restaurants is Caffe Piccolo in Maple Leaf – it’s genuine Italian food and they make their own limoncello. Yummm.

You can rent a car and drive out to the San Juan Islands, a lot of couples stay at Rosario Resort on Orcas Island for their honeymoon. I’ve been there tons of times since my grandparents live on Orcas, and I think it’s the prettiest of the San Juans. But they are really unique, and the top of Mount Constitution on Orcas Island has sweeping views of all of the other islands. It’s like the Pacific Northwest’s version of the Greek Islands.

If you want to do something goofy and touristy while you’re in Seattle, do Ride the Duck!! Even though I’m from Seattle, I do it every couple years with my friends.

Also, you have to go to the top of Smith Tower – it’s the tallest building west of the Mississippi, and it has much better views than the Space Needle and there’s never a line.

Tiger Mountain is a good place to hike, I agree – but keep in mind you’ll need to rent a car to drive out to the trail header. If you love the outdoors, Tiger Mountain and the other nearby hiking areas are perfect – they’re amazing old growth forests, and when the moss is out it looks like a scene from Avatar.

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