I’m taking a break from writing about social media to post a super duper list compiled by great folks. It started as a FB message from Clarita and has now turned into what should be a travel blog about Seattle! So, friends, here’s the growing list of things to do in Seattle. Caution: don’t try to do this all in one weekend! So, as of 8:55 on August 13, 2009, here is THE list!
1. Tillucum village experience: I’ve never been. It could be good or bad. I’m not even really sure what local Natives think about it. I’ll ask around.
3. Coffee at Tish’s favorite place in the city: Stumptown —http://www.stumptowncoffee.com/
4. Go up the space needle–a must do!http://www.spaceneedle.com/
5. Go to fancy place for dinner. Again one of two places:
5a: Brasa: Mediterranean delight!—www.brasa.com
5b: Ray’s boat house. The good about this place is their fresh seafood and the view of Puget Sound–http://www.rays.com/boathouse
6. Take the ferry to Bainbridge Island (about a 30 min ride) for homemade ice cream:
Ice Cream : http://www.moraicecream.com/
7. Clothes Shopping: There are numerous places but in generally prices are better in Arizona! Here are some ideas tho (both are right next to each other):
7b: Nordstrom Downtown Seattle
500 Pine Street, Seattle – (206) 628-2111
8. Seattle City Pass or a subset of the pass:
My favorites in order are: the cruise, the space needle and the EMP.
9. I really, really want to do this: Columbia Center (formerly Bank of America Tower):http://www.seattlepi.com/visitorsguide/entry.asp?ID=12
10. All you can eat Brunch at Salty’s:http://www.saltys.com/seattle/index.asp
11. Dash to the Olympic National Park: We would couple this event with #6 above. This would take a whole day and we’d probably go hiking.
Next year you’ll have to come back for bumbershoot:
12. Gum Wall (Pike Place):http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMGJM
13. Seattle Ducks (departs from Space Needle):http://www.ridetheducksofseattle.com/
14. Underground Tour (Pioneer Square):http://www.undergroundtour.com/
15. Umi Sake House (good happy hour!):http://www.undergroundtour.com/
16: Seattle Food tour: http://www.seattlefoodtours.com/
17: Ballard Locks (August is really good time to see Salmon!): http://www.myballard.com/ballard-locks-seattle/
18. Washington Arboretum:http://depts.washington.edu/wpa/index.htm
19. SUNSET Kayaking (beautiful sunset!!!):http://www.kayakalki.com/seattle_sunset_kayak_tours.html
If you can, try to do #19 for sure!!!
oh my gosh…i feel like i need to do all of these things!
@ Clarita – we took my Japanese cousins to the Tillicum Village…they loved it…but then again…they shouting “Ichiro!!!!” and “sugoi!!!” (awesome) and threw up peace signs every time we came remotely near Safeco stadium and they’re also very stereotypically Japanese…so don’t take their word for it.
I’d also recommend hitting up the
20. Georgetown Outdoor Mural Exhibit,
21. coffee at Cafe Victrola on 15th (they always have rad art on the walls),
22. the Aquarium (heard they added a bunch of stuff)
23. I second the sunset kayaking,
24. take the monorail,
25. other fancy/fun places to eat:
a. Marrakesh (eat with your hands while sitting on the floor!),
b. Kell’s Irish Pub on Post Street (at Pike Place)
c. Mee Sum Bakery (Pike Place – the BEST hombow in the city (no joke),
d. Costa’s in Fremont (they have bellydancing on Saturdays and you could go to the Fremont Troll!),
f. Wild Mountain Cafe (for breakfast – in a purple house in ballard – all their plates, etc are bought from second hand stores, have a bar made out of an old school chalkboard, recycled tables, etc. fun art!
And Dana commented…
I want to be a tourist in Seattle!!! Let’s go on an urban adventure…
As did Jenee…
We could use fake accents and wear wigs! Let’s do this!! I would LOVE to do a Fake Tourist Day!!
Charlotte continued with
26. Ivar’s Salmon House
27. Walk around Greenlake
28. Visit UW campus
29. Seattle Art Museum
30. Visit the Troll under the Fremont bridge
31. Snoqualmie Tribal Casino 🙂
Hey, I love the fake tourist day. I have alot of wigs – don’t ask me why. 🙂
32. Ivars Salmon House near gas works is great since it looks like a nw longhouse.
33. Taste of India near uw
34. Dinner theater like teatro zinzanni near seattLe center. The Can can at pike place. Or the pink door.
35. Wild Ginger is near downtown opera house and is good
36. Marrakesh has morrocan food you eat w your hands
37. There’s a good oaxacan restaurant in Ballard near the matador. Forgot the name. [Jenee says: La Carta de Oaxac]
38. Pesos has great late night food.
Sophia forgot to add…
39. Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park
And Jenee interjected…
40. Yes!! the Can Can!! Burlesque and dinner
And RedWolf agreed…
I second dana’s motion. Lets all go on a staycation in Seattle.
un food places:
41. Puerto Rican food at La Isla in Ballard (NW Market st)
42. Cupcakes + coffee at Cafe Verite in Madrona (34th ave)
43. St. Clouds restaurant in Madrona (34th ave)
44. Pasta Bella Ristorante in Queen Anne (Queen Ave N)
45. Northlake Tavern Pizza (awesome) (NE Northlake wy)
46. Top Pot donuts in Belltown (5th Ave)Fun places:
47. Easy Street records in Lower Queen Anne (Mercer)
48. Scarecrow Video (if you decide to stay in) (Roosevelt Wy)
49. SPL downtown (5th ave)
50. Elliot Bay books Pioneer Square (1st ave)
51. Central Cinema for movies
52. EMP for fun Seattle grunge history
53. Kerry Park for Seattle view in Queen Anne
54. THE ZOO
55. MOHAI, The Frye, Flight Museum
56. The Garage in Cap Hill for fun games of pool!
57. SubPop records in Pioneer Square, not sure if it’s open to the public though
Miranda: and the Frye is free!
Tracy chimed in with
Walk around Fremont cool shops, troll, artsy folks, TEO’s Chocolates and along the water maybe head down to the locks and see the salmon
59. MT. ST. HELENS
Huckleberry picking and Big Foot watching all in season right now plus its just beautiful and cool to see the active smoke in the crater
60. PIONEER SQUARE
Food: Many choices but maybe the very good happy hour deals at McCormick & Schmicks (fresh seafood)
Walk around and check out Elliot Bay Books, read the good graffiti in the bathrooms, sit at a coffee shop in the park, and walk up town to the Public Market or vice a versa
Food: Teatro ZinZani
During the day walk around Belltown and go to the Olympic Sculpture Park and maybe even get the Aquarium in if she’s active mosey on over to Queen Anne for Teatro
Just iconic and beautiful maybe go at sunsetish around 7 or so…Mora’s has yummy ice cream there is a cute dinner along the Winslo strip there for dinner too
More from Jenee
Ouch My Eye! Art Gallery
Mariner’s Game (go cheer on Kenji and Ichicro)
Aqua Socks Game (if minors is more your style)
- hiking trail in Discovery park
- gasworks park is great for album cover photo shoots 🙂
- Snoqualmie Falls
- another food place… the Salvadorean restaurant on Brooklyn & 41st Ave