If you had a chance to read my post on where I’m headed in 2017, then you know ALL about my Urban Adventures mini-series. This year I decided to create a mini-series highlighting urban metropolises across the good ol’ U.S.A.
After a great kick off in Denver, Seattle was next on the list. A city I have long loved since watching “10 Things I Hate About You” and sipping my first Starbucks coffee. Seattle is brimming with entertainment options making it both great and overwhelming for a first-timer. As I was chatting with my Uber driver, it dawned on me that the only way to truly experience Seattle was through word of mouth. The results? One EPIC trip!!!
Here are things to do in Seattle this weekend!
How to Get to Seattle
Unless you live in the Pacific Northwest, you are better off flying to Seattle. The best fare finder is Skyscanner. They have a great filter tool that allows you to see what days are the cheapest. Southwest Airlines is also a great airline offering cheap roundtrip flights AND free checked bags.
What to Pack (AKA rain survival kit)
For ladies, hair ties for when your hair gets poofy from the humidity
Waterproof phone case
Where to Stay in Seattle
What to Do in Seattle
After arriving and checking into a hotel, it is time to hit the streets. Here is my run down on the best of the best in dining, nightlife, attractions, and more!
Best Places to Eat
Breakfast: Local 360 has a wide array of breakfast options including apple waffles, grits, and biscuits and gravy. Ok I’m hungry now.
Brunch: Mimosa Cabaret at Unicorn Bar. When unicorns, bottomless mimosas, and drag queens come together you get Mimosa Cabaret. Buy tickets here
Lunch: Lowell’s Restaurant and Bar located at Pike Place Market. They have a great lunch menu and even better views of the water.
Dinner: Lark takes the win for their amazing risotto and fresh oysters. Lark is on the more expensive side, but so worth it.
After Hours: Roccos Pizza in Belltown is the saving grace for late nighters looking to sober up over some cheesy pizza. Good news, they are also on Postmates if you’re not in the neighborhood.
Best Places to Enjoy the Nightlife
Local Scene: Jarrbar may be located near touristy Pike Place Market, but local it most certainly is. It’s a small bar with minimal decorations on the wall and a record player in the corner. Come here to drink and mingle like the locals do.
Exclusive Experience: Knee High Stocking Co. is a true speakeasy located in an old historic apartment building. Don’t be alarmed when you hear a doorbell for that is someone on outside trying to make their way in. Advanced reservations are a must.
Historic Charm: Sovereign Bar is as historic as is gets. Located on Seattle’s original street level with original flooring and light fixtures from the early 1900’s. Walk downstairs and enter the roaring 20’s.
Dance Floor: Unicorn Bar is great for anyone wanting to dance the night away to some EDM, Hip-Hop and more at this carnival inspired bar.
Live Entertainment: Comedy Underground offers live musicians and comedy shows. Call or check online for their latest events calendar.
Best Places to View the City
Kerry Park: Enjoy the best view of the Seattle Skyline at this popular park.
Space Needle: The tallest building in Seattle and iconic to the cities skyline. Travel to the top and see the city from high above.
The Great Wheel: Located on the boardwalk with views of the water on one side and skyscrapers on the other.
Chihuly Garden & Glass: Fill your day or night (recommended) at this breathtaking museum of glass sculptures.
Seattle Undergound Tour: Enjoy a 75-minute comical tour of Seattle’s “smelly” history. Tour the original streets of Seattle and learn about the founding fathers.
Catch a Seahawks Game: Did you know Seattle Seahawks fans have broken noise records? Take part in the action and catch a football game.
Fremont Troll: This giant sculpture attracts the masses. Climb up the troll and show off your meanest troll face. Can you spot the VW bug?
Gum Wall at Post Alley: Whoever thought gum on a wall would be such an artistic masterpiece. It’s incredibly chewy.
Pike Place Market: A multi-level market offering locally made goods, art, food, and more.
Is my list missing anything? Share your favorite things about Seattle in the comments below.