Sunday, January 5, 2014

New Year - New Adventures! Seattle, WA Travel Tips

I've always wanted to visit Seattle and found the perfect opportunity when a long time friend of mine was living there and doing an internship with Amazon. Because I work in events, sometimes I'll go months without a free weekend, so I could only commit to a 32 hour trip. I left Los Angeles and landed in Seattle at 10:30 pm on Friday and left Seattle to head back to Los Angeles at 6 am on Sunday morning. Although it was a quick stay, having a local show me around was definitely beneficial and I truly believe you can see a lot in 32 hours. 

Friday Night: Day 1.
  • Went to the top of the Space Needle 
As I mentioned, I didn't arrive in Seattle until about 10:30 pm so there wasn't much time to sightsee on Friday. The main thing I wanted to do was go to the top of the Space Needle, and this was a perfect activity to tackle the first night. The view was spectacular - here's a picture of my friend and I at the top. 

Fun Fact: The Space Needle was built in 1962 for the World Fair and at the time was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.

Saturday: Day 2.

  • Ate brunch at a fantastic local restaurant near the Space Needle
  • Walked through Pike's Place Market (recently featured on ABC's The Bachelor)
  • Visited the first Starbucks
  • Strolled the Waterfront 
  • Went on the Farris Wheel on the Pier
  • Took a Ferry Ride to Bainbridge Island
  • Ate dinner at Seattle's Oldest Bar - The Central 
  • Went to Safeco Field and watched the Mariners play the Angels

Pike's Place Market is famous for it's fish throwing and hosts many small farmers and merchants. If you watch ABC's The Bachelor, you may recognize it as the place where Catherine took Sean on her hometown date.

One of my regrets was not actually being able to spend time on Bainbridge Island. Our Ferry ride was spur of the moment and we ended up just taking it round trip, never actually getting off the boat. If you have the time I'd recommend walking around - Bainbridge has a bunch of cute shops and wineries to explore. You can check the schedule for the ferry and learn more here.
Here's a few pictures from the Ferry Ride. 

Finally, I'm a huge baseball fan. My San Francisco Giants always come first but I truly enjoy just watching the sport and seeing different fields. The Mariners were playing the Angels and it was a great way to end my whirlwind Seattle visit.

Until next time Seattle...
Xo, Chels

1 comment:

  1. I've never been to Seattle before but need to find an excuse to make it out there. Looks like a great trip. Sometimes the day and a half trips are great because it's so jam packed that there's never a dull moment.