(Closed) Seattle at the end of June – what should we do?

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Banquet Hall/Conference Center

 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Banquet Hall/Conference Center

Watch the sunset at Kerry Park!! Beautiful, quiet neighborhood, lots of people join in to watch together and sit on the ledge. Gorgeous skyline view. It’s easy to take the bus there from downtown.

I’m an urban planner, so I totally get the type of things you might like haha 🙂 I would also suggest a ferry ride out to Bainbridge Island for half a day.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

MsGinkgo :  EMP! Are you trying to stay in Seattle city limits or are you willing to go out into the suburbs?

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Bumble bee

MsGinkgo :  To truly experience each of those things you will need those couple days. There is so much to experience in each of those locations alone. Pikes Place has so many shops and the surrounding neighborhoods are worth exploring. Downtown Seattle by the Space Needle has so many great buildings. And the museum by Chihuly is worth a few hours or more!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Ballard Locks! Super cool to see the salmon swimming upstream, and watch the locks raise and lower boats coming through.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I second the recommendations for Bainbridge Island (not sure if it’s still there, but they have this tiny little BBQ place that was FANTASTIC), and the Ballard Locks (the process is cool as are the surrounding park and gardens). The Starbucks Reserve Roastery is interesting too (just up Pike St.). We honeymooned there 5 years ago and LOVED it. 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

The Underground Tour

Volunteer Park and Conservatory

The Pinball Museum, if you have the time or desire to nerd out.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Banquet Hall/Conference Center

MsGinkgo :  I think 3 full days is plenty of time to do a lot of stuff in the city 🙂 Seattle isn’t really that big, but there’s lots of stuff to do. If you go to the Starbucks Roasterie concept then I would also suggest walking around/shopping in the Capital Hill neighborhood and eating Molly Moo’s Ice cream!

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andielle :  EMP = now MoPop (Museum of Pop). There are so many things to do, what everyone here said. Go to Pike Place Chowder in Pike Place Market, Rachel’s Ginger Beer is also there, 8 Oz. Burger in Capitol Hill, the Living Computer Museum in SoDo (super quick trip), the Czech Beer Garden in Lower Queen Anne.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider

As a part-time Seattle resident, I just want to throw out some food suggestions: any of the Ethan Stowell restaurants (although, Tavolata is my favorite), Wild Ginger, and Toulouse.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

If you like grungy/divey options… Linda’s is a great bunch spot. Good people-watching and reasonable prices. Delicious bloody mary’s. 

If you’re looking for a fancy dinner, El Gaucho in Belltown is really fantastic. Though you really do need a reservation as far in advance as possible.

 

akshali2000 :  It’s Molly Moon’s, not Moo’s. 😉

 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Discovery Park if you like a quick urban hike down to the sound. Its beautiful there.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Banquet Hall/Conference Center

morningbell0902 : Whoops, thanks for catching that! It’s been a year since I went.

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