Seattle, also known as The Emerald City, is an incredible place to visit. I recently spent four days there on vacation and was delighted by everything the city had to offer. I enjoyed the sites, the food, and even squeezed in some relaxing down-time for myself. Here’s what I recommend…
What to do: When in Seattle it’s all about local, craft, beer, coffee, and food. And there is no shortage of any of these things anywhere you go. Go ready to walk, see, eat, drink, and have fun!
Where to stay: To help keep costs down I stayed at a hostel in a neighborhood called Belltown. The hostel is called “City Hostel,” serves free breakfast, has a full kitchen, and includes wifi. I liked the neighborhood the hostel was located in, it’s centrally located, with good places to eat and drink, and is well connected to public transit.
Getting around: Seattle is a pedestrian-friendly city. Getting around by foot and by bike is easy. Have comfortable shoes and be ready to walk up and down a hill or two. Public transportation is easily available and you will have no trouble getting a Lyft or Uber to take you anywhere.
Morning: Early morning yoga class in at Eka Yoga, they offer Ayurvedic–based yoga classes. Afterwards head over to Uptown Espresso for a velvety frothy latte. Grab a big leather chair by the window and people watch from the comfort of your chair.
Afternoon: For lunch go to Pike’s Place Market. Walk through the market seeing fish being thrown across the aisles, grab a bite to eat, snack on fresh made mini-donuts, and pick up some local fish and produce to cook.
Evening: Happy hour is a thing in Seattle, you should have no problem finding a good place to enjoy. I really liked Buckley’s in Belltown. I also enjoyed the Black Bottle, which served up a delightful variety of small plates, good beer, and solid wine selection.