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Hi friends!

Just a few weeks ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Seattle Washington. This city has been on my bucket list for quite some time and my expectations were definitely exceeded. Seattle may be known for coffee and city vibes, but there is so much more that you can experience when visiting. Although the city is massive, you can have a full visit in just three days!  Even if you’re simply in Seattle for a business trip, you can still enjoy the city. Here are a few places and things to see that I would recommend:

1. Space Needle I would have to say that visiting the Space Needle was the highlight of my trip. This attraction is an observatory that shoots up 520 feet on a clear glass elevator. At the very top of the tower, you can experience two different decks with sky views of the city. One of the observation decks actually rotates and you can see through the bottom. Now I must say, I don’t usually have a fear of heights but even I was a tad bit scared to look down and see the street beneath my feet. Another wonderful thing about the Space Needle is the opportunity to take in panoramic views of the city. The group that I traveled with thought it would be best to purchase a dual-entry ticket which allows you to experience the attraction in the day and also in the evening. We were able to see beautiful views of Seattle while the sun was out and also experience a sunset and a lovely night view.  To get to the space needle, we rode the Seattle Center Monorail which provided a fun and quick trip to the attraction. You can find street parking and simply jump on the monorail, for a small fee, and be at the Space Needle in a matter of minutes.

2. Pike Place Market  If you like vintage seaports, then you are going to love Pike Place Market. This whole area is such an experience in itself as there is so much to do a see. The market side has different types of food from around the world and vendors who sell their own original products like jewelry, candles, clothing, and more. And of course, we can’t forget the famous flower vendors that are lined up inside the 1st floor of the market. You can literally smell fresh flowers as you enter the north side and the entrance. I just had to purchase one for pictures of course! Also, did you know Pike Place is three stories in total and that two of the floors are underground? I did not know this and was shocked to learn that Pike Place was built on a portion of the city that used to be underground. Speaking of the underground- the famous “Gum Wall” is located at the second level of the underground market. You have to take a staircase to get to the wall and it’s quite the experience. And we can’t forget that Pike Place is also home to the original Starbucks. I know what you are thinking and the answer is Yes; I braved the hour-long line. But hey, as a Starbs enthusiast, it was a must!

3. Kerry Park This park is located on the south side of Seattle on Queen Ann Hill.  I recommend visiting this park in the afternoon around sunset for the best view. You will be able to see the city skyline in clear light, views of the Space Needle, and even Mt. Rainer in the distance. The neighborhood where the park is located is cute and quaint. I enjoyed the drive up to the park as well.

4. Alki Beach  This beach is located on the opposite side of downtown Seattle. Disclaimer: this isn’t your typical beach with waves and surfing but it’s more of a bayfront. We saw many people having a picnic, paddle boarding, and walking their dogs along the beach trail area. Alki Beach also has a variety of eateries and restaurants that you can enjoy. And let’s not forget the gorgeous views of downtown Seattle that are available at virtually any angle from the beach. We decided to be a little adventurous and parked at Alki. Parking was free so we parked our rental car and took a water taxi across to Pike Place Market and Pier 57.

Well, there you have it folks. Of course, we saw more things but if I keep on writing, this will be the blog that never ends! I would say that these four attractions are perfect for a short trip to Seattle. I am obsessed with windy cold cities that are rich in history. So visiting this Pacific Northwest gem was the perfect vacation for me. If you are ever in the area, I hope these recommendations enrich your trip.

Much Love,