Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA is one of the coolest cities we have ever been to! For starters, the city is surrounded by water, beautiful mountains and an amazing skyline making it a picturesque view everywhere you turn.  It also is home to some of the largest companies including Amazon, Boeing and of course Starbucks. Seattle is the perfect city for the adventurous soul. Everywhere you look you see someone biking, running, hiking, kayaking, boating, etc. It is definitely an active city, which is one reason Matt and I loved it so much! To top it off, this amazing city is known for their excellent seafood, sushi and Japanese food. We had the best time exploring Seattle with some of our best friends and are so excited to share with you some of our favorite restaurants, bars and things to do in Seattle! 

(Click on the links below to visit the website for each restaurant, bar, location, etc.)

TOP BRUNCH AND BREAKFAST SPOTS

-STORYVILLE COFFEE: This cozy little coffee shop in Queen Anne has amazing coffee and delicious breakfast items. It is the perfect spot to post up and get some work done or to catch up with a friend! Try out their cashew coconut latte! It is so good!

-BASTILLE: This is the perfect spot for brunch! It is right in the heart of Ballard and has a cozy, inviting atmosphere with a beautiful outdoor patio! They have delicious coffee and breakfast dishes. Be sure to make a reservation, because they book up quick! 

-PORTAGE BAY CAFE: Portage Bay Cafe is another great brunch spot in Ballard! It has a warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere with excellent brunch dishes. Try to make a reservation in advance!

 

-STARBUCKS: The headquarters of Starbucks is in Seattle so naturally there are a ton of Starbucks around Seattle. The original is downtown near Pikes Place. If the line isn’t super long, go ahead and check it out.

TOP PLACES FOR DINNER

-MOMIJI: This upbeat, stylish, lively sushi restaurant is in the Capital Hill neighborhood. They are known for their fresh sushi, unique Japanese dishes and of course Saki. This is a fun spot for dinner! Be sure to make a reservation because they book up fast!

-MATT'S IN THE MARKET: Matt's in the Market is right across from Pikes Place Market and has awesome views of Elliot Bay and the Market! They are known for their oysters, mussels and other seafood dishes! They also have great cocktails. Be sure to make a reservation because this place books up fast!

-THE WALRUS AND THE CARPENTER: The Walrus and the Carpenter is a lively, laid-back restaurant in Ballard. They are known for their fresh oysters and unique seafood dishes. 

TOP PLACES TO GRAB A DRINK

-THE NEST: The Nest is a rooftop bar on top of the Thompson Hotel with amazing views of the city and the bay! They have awesome signature cocktails and delicious appetizers. It’s the perfect spot for some instagram pictures! 

-MBAR: MBar is another rooftop bar with excellent views of the city and South Lake Union. This bar has a hipster vibe with fun swings and couches to sit on as well as craft cocktails and small bites. Definitely a place you will want to check out!

-RADIATOR WHISKEY: Radiator Whiskey is a rustic, upbeat spot in Pike Place Market. They are known for their extensive whiskey list and craft cocktails. 

TOP THINGS TO DO

-EXPLORE PIKE PLACE MARKET: The infamous Pike Place Market is a place you won’t want to miss! The bustling market has hundreds of vendors daily. Make sure you stop by the fish market to witness the fish throwing and you must buy a boutique of gorgeous flowers for only $10! Also there is a little alley near the market called the “Gum Wall”. It’s literally an alley filled with gum.... a little gross but kind of cool to see!

-HIKE POO POO POINT TRAIL: Poo Poo Point is only about a 20 min drive from downtown Seattle. It’s the perfect hike if you don’t have a lot of time. The total hike from the bottom to the top was about 5 miles. They also have paragliders who take off from the top of the mountain which is fun to witness.

-VISIT SEATTLE SEAFAIR: SeaFair occurs every July and just so happened to be the weekend we were in Seattle! It’s a fun festival right on the water with water sport competitions, food and drink vendors and a blue angel show! It was an awesome festival if you happen to venture to Seattle in July!

-CAPTURE CITY VIEWS FROM KERRY PARK: Kerry Park is a public park in Queen Anne that overlooks downtown Seattle. It is the perfect spot for amazing pictures of the city! It also is the perfect spot for a picnic or to watch the sunset!

-VISIT BALLARD FARMERS MARKET: The Ballard Farmers Market is every Sunday. It’s a fun stroll to walk through the multiple booths!

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