3-DAY Seattle, Washington ITINERARY
Seattle, a city on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and contains thousands of acres of parkland. Washington State's largest city, it's home to a large tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon headquartered in its metropolitan area. The futuristic Space needle, a 1962 World's Fair legacy, is its most iconic landmark, per Google.
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Must do, must see, must try:
Take a trip back through your childhood and say 'hi' to the Fredmont Troll, from the tale of the three billy goats.
FOOD MUST: FISH, CALMS & ALL
Being on the coast, get some fresh seafood.
THE STICKY MESS
There's this wall, that the tourists decorate... with gum. Leave a piece of you behind... on the wall...of gum.
The 3-Day Seattle Itinerary
Late June through early September is the ideal weather months with July and August being the busiest month. Go later in the year if you don't enjoy hot summers.
The itinerary pieces activities together that are walk-able, but Lyft to the outskirts. Don't rent a car, it's too expensive paying for parking.
Language is English
Currency: US Dollar
Fun city that offers a lot of activities that won't break your budget. The atmosphere is ideal for any type of trip - friends reunion, romantic getaway or a family vacation. You can do a lot in a single weekend.
Seattle attracts thousands of visitors each year due to its memorizing and historic Space Needle. Besides the Troll lurking under the freeway, Seattle offers beautiful scenic views, a lively jazz community and delicious food and local beer.
Early flight, check-in to hotel and drop off bags
10 AM - Breakfast at Portage Bay Cafe ($$, Brunch) on Market Street
Stroll along historic Market Street and shop around
Option: Go further north to Golden Gardens, to the end of the beach where it meets the wetlands to see beavers, ducklings, turtles and herons. Get a treat from Little Coney ($, Ice Cream)
Walk down Fremont and take it all in. Also, known as “The People’s Republic of Fremont” or “The Artists Republic of Fremont” for good reason, lots of cool art and culture.
Don't miss the Fremont Troll, which is basically a giant rendition of the troll from the tale of the 3 Billy Goats
Browse Fremont’s art galleries and shops – step into Theo Chocolate ($$, Chocolatier) for mouthwatering samples
1 PM - Grab a drink at Schilling Cider House ($$, Bar)
2 PM - Another at Fremont Brewing Company ($, Brewery) where there is beer, pretzels or BYOF (bring your own food)
4 PM - Happy Hour at Manolin ($$, Seafood) and stay for an early dinner
Try the ceviche, it's my favorite!
Call it an early night, back to the hotel
8 AM - Quick bite from The Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room ($$, Coffee) located in the Capitol Hill area
Go inside to watch the roasting process
9:30 AM - Ride the Seattle Great Wheel at Pier 57; time spent is 1 hour, $14
Starts at 10 AM, get here early to avoid long lines
Stroll along Waterfront Park to Pike Place aka Public Market Center
Continue a little further North and you’ll make your way to the Olympic Sculpture Park
While in Pike Place Fish Market – stick around to watch the fishmongers (guys who toss the fish) and get some oysters to shuck
Other sights to see: The Oldest Starbucks, Rachel the Piggy Bank, Gum Wall, Street Art and Street Performers
Need a pick-me-up? Grab a tea and a Vermont from The Crumpet Shop ($, Bakery)
1 PM - Lunch: Din Tai Fung Pacific Place ($$, Dim Sum)
If you like hiking, make a day out of it - hike the Rattlesnake Trail; (beginners/easy), OR hike the Lake 22; moderate/longer, time spent is 2.5 hours. Layers are recommended, there’s snow in May.
Clean up for dinner
7 PM Dinner: The Pink Door ($$, Italian)
Must make a reservation and come hungry
Or venture back to the Waterfront Park to see it lite up at night
Check-out and leave bags with the bellhop
9 AM - Breakfast: Tilikum Place Café ($$, Breakfast & Brunch)
10:30 AM - Walk over to the Observation Deck at the Space Needle; time spent is 1 hour, $50
Buy tickets in advance and get the combo (Space Needle + Chihuly Garden & Glass)
Visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass; time spent is 1 hour
Goodbye Seattle. Head home.
Travel a GO-Go
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I had a layover in Seattle once and it was glorious. Huge airport with Blood Mary's and oysters that hit the spot. Unfortunately that's all I experienced so this city is still on my list.