Start your morning off by grabbing a Starbucks coffee and taking a $4 Uber to Kerry Park. Enjoy an outstanding view of the skyline, Elliot Bay, and possibly mountains depending if the sun is peeking through the Seattle clouds.
Next, take a walk through the bustling streets and alleys of Pikes Place Market. There is so much to see here! You will find fresh seafood, souvenirs, tasty lunch spots, and crafts made from local artists. Grab lunch at Pikes Place Chowder, which has award winning food including “the best clam chowder in the world”! We got both the clam chowder and a lobster sandwich. There is usually a line, so be prepared for that, but trust me it is worth the wait! Walk through Post Alley and checkout the famous gum wall…blow a bubble and add to it if you want!
If you’re interested go to the Space Needle, either just go check it out from below or go all the way to the top for around $30 (cheaper to buy a ticket online than in person). There are also many museums you can checkout, I would recommend the Museum of Pop Culture.
In the afternoon, head over to the water for some great views and tasty beer. Old Stove Brewery and Seattle Beer Company both have great atmospheres and beer, I love getting a flight so I can try a few different kinds!
As the sun begins to set over Elliott Bay watch a beautiful sunset over the water. Either walk along the piers or go on a ferris wheel ride near Pier 57.
After the sun sets go to ZigZag Restaurant for a trendy dinner. It is a dimly-lit cocktail bar with a cool soundtrack and awesome decor. They have delicious appetizers, dinner, and dessert.
As the evening is coming to a close head over to Bathtub Gin & Co. which is a hidden gem in a back alley with big wooden doors. You might need to wait in line for this speakeasy-type bar but again, it’s worth it! Here you will find cozy booths, unique cocktails, and the best bartender in Seattle! Our drinks were $10 but were strong and really carefully made.
Enjoy your time in this seaside city, it’s one of a kind!
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