Mike and I met in Washington for a short weekend trip because flights there were really cheap for the both of us. We packed so many activities into a day and a half. We went at the end of February so the weather was pretty mild; we didn’t have any rain, and the temperature was in the 50s. Everyone kept telling us how we were so lucky it was such a nice weekend.
My flight got in earlier than Mikes, so I went to the gigantic Nordstrom store there and bought an extremely cute and amazing pair of black heals. The store was so huge, and the employees were extremely nice and helpful.
Food Tour in Pike Place Market
One of my favorite parts of this trip was the Food Tour we did in Pike Place Market by Savor Seattle tours. We went to 10 different vendors in the market and had delicious Daily Dozen Donuts, clam chowder at Pike Place Chowder, Chukar Cherries, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Jonboy Caramels, Smoked Salmon, and many more delicious treats. The best part was that we got to cut the line and they had the tastings ready for us when we got there. The “First” ever Starbucks is also in Pike Place Market, but it was moved so it’s actually not the first.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
This was my favorite place in Seattle. The museum is filled with beautiful glass blown art by the artist Dale Chihuly. The museum is indoor and outdoor, and the glass is in the form of different flowers and sculptures. It is right next to the Space Needle. We never went on the tour that goes inside the Space Needle, but the view from here was good enough for me.
Seattle Science Center
This Science Center was fun because it was very interactive. It was mostly set up for children, but it was still interesting to walk through as an adult. For the price we paid, I would probably say it is best to go to with children. It might not really be worth it for adults, but it was still interesting to see.
Market Theater Gum Wall is a brick wall covered in used chewing gum, in an alleyway in downtown Seattle. It was really cool to look at, but very gross if you really think about it. Travelers from near and far come and stock a piece of gum on the wall.
Kerry Park is at the top of the Queen Anne Hill overlooking downtown Seattle, Mt. Rainier, and Elliott Bay. It was hike to get up to the park, but the view is definitely worth it.