Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Long Weekend: Seattle

Before our little one arrives, we've been sneaking in some long weekend getaways and checking out cities we've never explored. Seattle was on our list, and it was an awesome trip! We had a jam-packed agenda, but with some comfy shoes and lots of snack breaks, we managed to see everything on our list.

Cool beans at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery, Image from Starbucks
  • Arrive and check into the hotel.
  • Walk to the Olympic Sculpture Park and then stop for a happy hour drink along the water (the Edgewater Hotel has great views!).
  • Dinner followed by a coffee flight paired with dessert at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery.
Chihuly Garden and Glass, Image from
  • Morning ferry to Bainbridge Island for breakfast and a walk along the water.
  • Ferry back downtown and stroll through Pike Place market, grabbing a crab roll at Tom Douglas's Rub with Love Shack.
  • Visit  the Chihuly Garden & Glass and the Space Needle.
  • Stop for an afternoon coffee and a treat at Top Pot doughnuts.
  • Stroll through the Japanese Garden for a moment of zen before dinner.
Skylight from the Seattle Underground, Image from
You might recognize this house from Sleepless in Seattle- see it on Lake Union!, Image from pop
  • Grab coffee and breakfast to go and start the day on Lake Union- kayaking is a fun way to see the floating houses!
  • Stroll through Gas Works park then head back into downtown.
  • After lunch, spend a little time (and maybe a little money) at Nordstrom- the flagship store is in Seattle.
  • Enjoy a fabulous dinner before packing your bags and heading home in the morning.

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