I’m back from Seattle, and I’m happy to report that it was such a fun little trip! It had been almost 7 years since my last visit, so I forgot how much I love that city. Chris and I did a good amount of touristy stuff, ate SO MUCH GOOD FOOD, and visited one of my college friends, so I feel like we packed in a lot in a short amount of time. Here are some of the highlights from our trip/my recommendations if you find yourself there anytime soon:
Things to do and see
- The Space Needle – a definite must when visiting Seattle. I doubt you’ll be able to get amazing views of the city from anywhere else.
- Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum – My new favorite museum and probably the most unique one I’ve ever been to. I had never seen this kind of glass art before, plus parts of the museum made me feel like I was in an underwater dream world.
- Cinerama – Since my husband is a movie buff, of course we had to see a movie in Seattle. He found this cool theater which had a fun, retro feel to it. We saw The Revenant, the movie Leo won his Oscar for, and OMG I applaud him for doing that movie. No wonder he got an Oscar for it!
- Pike Place Market – another must when visiting Seattle. This place is a goldmine for food and shops. It’s basically one ginormous farmers’ market. I’d recommend going there hungry because there is so much food there!
- The Original Starbucks – If you’re a Starbucks addict like me, this is a fun place to visit while in Seattle (located in Pike Place Market). The place is decked out in the original Starbucks logo and has that vintage feel to it. But it can be packed with tourists and the line can get long. Luckily when I went, I only waited 20 minutes for my drink, but it could have been worse.
- Skillet Diner – One of my favorite restaurants we visited. This place started out as a food truck in Seattle, turned into a restaurant, then a few more were opened up. I recommend their fried chicken sandwich because not only is it delicious, it’s what they’re known for.
- Cupcake Royal – A cute little cupcake shop where we stopped for dessert on Friday night. Not only did I like the red velvet cupcake I got here, but I loved the decor, too; it was very pink and girly– right up my alley!
- Cool Guys Fry Bar – I found this gem in the food court behind the Chihuly museum and it’s pretty much my dream come true: French fries all day every day! French fries, seasoned fries, loaded fries– you name it, they had it. They also had a ton of different dips to choose from for your fries. This French fry connoisseur highly approved.
- Wasabi – A fancy, sophisticated sushi restaurant with good service and awesome sushi.
- Le Panier – An adorable French bakery located in Pike Place Market. I wanted one of everything, but left with some brioche and a macaron.
- Roux – A French Creole inspired restaurant where we had brunch with my friend and her husband. Apparently Seattle is known for its brunch and this place was a great representation of that. Their chicken and waffles were AMAZING.
- Quinn’s – A pub right in the heart of Capitol Hill, a district of Seattle known for its nightlife. While we were here, we got a charcuterie plate consisting of five different types of pâté. Definitely the most adventurous food we ate on the trip, yet delicious.
- Barrio – A hip Mexican food restaurant. This place was hoppin’ on Saturday night when Chris and I tried to eat there. We tried three different times throughout the night just to get a seat at the bar; luckily, the third time was a charm and we got an actual table at 10:30 pm. The food was good but what I loved most about this place was the atmosphere and decor. It’s a beautiful restaurant and I would love to go back during my next Seattle trip.
Again, this was such a fun, quick, inexpensive trip and I’m so glad we made it happen. We hadn’t traveled since our New York trip in 2014, so we were long overdue. I had really missed the adventure and excitement that travel brings to my life! I think what I loved most about this trip is how much quality time Chris and I got during our three days away. Ever since we adopted Otis and became a family of three, I’ve definitely noticed that our relationship has changed a little bit. Not in a bad way, but things are just different in that our love and attention is not just on each other anymore, but on Otis, our fur baby– our child! As much as we love and adore our little guy, it was good for us to get away for a few days, just the two of us again.
Have you ever been to Seattle? Do you have any fun adventures planned?