Where should you stay for a weekend in Seattle
What should you see with just two days in Seattle
Chihuly Gardens and Glass:
The Space Needle:
Pike’s Place Market:
Hop on Hop off tour:
This was a really great way to see a lot of the city that you might otherwise not be able to see. We didn’t actually get off, just rode it all the way around, it took about 11/2 hours. This is a good idea if you have a pretty day, it wouldn’t be much fun if it was rainy. It did give us a good sense of where all the different ares of the city were.
There are lots of things we wanted to see, like the Troll under the underpass in Fremont, the Olympic Sculpture Park, the Museum of Pop Culture, the Seattle Art Museum and of course there are the Seahawks, Sounders and Mariners if you’re a sports fan. We also didn’t have time to explore Pioneer Square so we have lots to come back to see.
Where to EAT in Seattle
This restaurant is located in Pioneer Square which is great neighborhood to explore, I hate that we didn’t have more time to wander around. While we get great seafood at our favorite Greensboro restaurant, 1618 Seafood Grill, they don’t serve Dungeness crab so this was a real treat.
One thing we really noticed while in Seattle were the amount of homeless people sleeping on the sidewalks and in the parks. I looked into it and Seattle’s homeless crisis is worse than LA or NYC. We talked to some locals who felt that it was due to multiple reasons. Apparently the laws in Seattle are very supportive of the homeless with many benefits not available in other areas. In addition, with the gentrification of downtown housing has become very expensive. If you are interested in learning more, here’s an article that discusses this in more detail and what Seattle is trying to do about it. While homelessness is clearly a problem here as in most cities, I never felt unsafe, even when running in the early morning by myself. If any city can come up with solutions to this far reaching problem, it’s Seattle.
If you are from the area or have some favorite spots in Seattle, let me know for my next trip.
What a fabulous post! I can almost feel the amazing crab melting my mouth! Thank you for the tips and the insights! I can’t wait until my next visit!