Great Seattle Tourist Spots
Seattle is stunning, but with a laid-back attitude. Sure, it is well known for coffee, Boeing and Amazon, but the Emerald City is so much more. The fastest growing city in the US, Seattle boasts great shops, dozens of craft breweries, food markets and restaurants nestled in widely diverse neighborhoods. And the impossible to overlook Olympic Mountains and Mount Rainier majestically remind you to make time for outdoor activities, like kayaking, hiking and skiing. Seattle truly offers something for everyone!
Selfies - Pike Place Market
offers a multitude of super-cool selfie settings (try to score a fish toss photobomb). A splash of pride from Capitol Hill Rainbow Crosswalks
is surely Insta-worthy. The tons & tons of ABC gum at the Great Gum Wall of Seattle
will garner comments from non-believers. No self-respecting selfie collection is complete without Seattle's most iconic landmarks, the newly-renovated Space Needle
, the Fremont Troll
(can't miss him, 18' troll living under the George Washington Bridge), and magnificent Chihuly Garden and Glass
Need a retail fix? Enjoy the trendy boutiques in Ballard
. Or trip on over to Fremont
for a plethora of independently owned shops and galleries. Scratch your kitsch itch in Capitol Hill
. And if you’re staying downtown, head over to the Pike/Pine Corridor
for the hippest fashions and wares.
Who would have guessed that Peddler Brewing Co.
is the product of the owners' love of riding bikes and brewing beer? Interesting flavors, like peanut butter and hot peppers, are on tap at Lucky Envelope Brewing
. And what goes better with tasty beer than food trucks? Darned if we know. You’ll find both at Populuxe Brewing Company
. Or enjoy a Two-Pronged Crown IPA with a bodacious view of Elliott Bay at Old Stove Brewing
Whiskey drinkers will be in heaven at Canon
, while rum aficionados can choose from 400 different rums at Rumba
. The Gunpowder Punch (yep, made with real gunpowder) at Rob Roy
begs a try, as does the gin-based, Probation era 'Last Word' at Zig Zag Café
. The Fog Room
in the Charter Hotel is well-known for its 'Twisted Bliss.’ And don’t overlook Frolik Kitchen+Cocktails
, the stunning rooftop bar in our host hotel, Motif Seattle.
Casual Eats –
Find Northwest style butchery at The Shambles
. Joyous vegan experiences are plentifully sprouting at Harvest Beat
. A variety of meat or veggie burger deliciouness awaits at Rain City Burgers
, or get some biange biang (noodles) for your buck at Xi'an Noodles
. A Seattle take on New York style pizza is on the menu at Hot Mama's Pizza
. And for Adobada baby burritos (complete with prickly pear) head over to Tacos Chukis
Upscale Gastronomics - Flintcreek Cattle Co.
offers a menu so diverse that even vegetarians will feel well cared for. Flawlessly prepared French classics abound at Café Campagne
. For classic, rave-worthy Northern Italian cuisine Cascina Spinasse
place. Toulouse Petit
will win the heart of any Cajun cuisine fan, while top-notch seafood and raw fish are sure to delight at Manolin
. For a most pristine sushi dining experience check out Sushi Kashiba
in the heart of Pike Place Market.
Get Physical –
Seattle is called the Emerald City for good reason. Find out why by touring the waterfront, downtown or neighborhoods on two wheels via Seattle Cycling Tours
. Hike in 534-acre Discovery Park
, or stroll its 12 miles of walking trails. For something less strenuous but hugely exhilarating, try a seaplane flight
over Seattle's most popular sites. If spending time on the water is your gig, visit Lake Union to Ride the Ducks
or rent a kayak