I just got back from a quick trip to Seattle for my brother’s wedding. It was such a blast and we even had some time to be touristy. My whole family came from everywhere (Omaha, Portland, San Diego, Minnesota) to celebrate. We took a day to explore the city and check out some of our favorite places. Unknown to most, I used to live in the Seattle area so it was nice to go back and enjoy the fall weather. Luckily, we had very minimal rain! If you ever get the chance to go to Seattle, here are some of my favorite places to go and things to see 🙂 Comment anything that I missed!
The Fremont Troll
I used to love going to the Fremont troll when I lived in Washington. I thought it was a secret, cool little place to hang out. In reality, it’s pretty touristy and well visited. Google Maps has gotten a lot better about being able to find it. We used to drive around blocks and blocks looking for where it could be. The area of Fremont in general is adorable. There are so many cute shops and yummy restaurants around to keep you busy for hours. We only stayed shortly so we could get the most out of our day.
Molly Moon’s Ice Cream
Molly Moon’s is up there on my love list with Salt and Straw in Portland for me. I have a lavender obsession and they have lavender honey ice cream! Their shop is adorable and colorful and there are even little swings outside. Sometimes, there can be a pretty long line waiting to enjoy their amazing ice cream but when we went late on a Saturday evening, there was no wait at all. I recommend their lavender (obviously) and their Stumptown coffee ice cream flavors. They also have seasonal flavors that never let you down. This time, they had a pumpkin-clove flavor!
Kerry park was my favorite place in Seattle when I lived in Washington. I would go all the time and just sit on the ledge and look at the skyline. It’s a gorgeous view of downtown with the space needle in the middle (most other views it’s off to the side). It’s up on Queen Anne hill and it’s often bustling with people and photographers and I don’t blame them, it’s so gorgeous! It was starting to be pretty windy so we didn’t stay too long up here. Also, just down the street is another must-hit place, Dick’s burgers.
Pike’s Place Market
If you know anything about Seattle you probably have heard of Pike’s Place Market. Home to the original Starbucks and the infamous fish-throwing, Pike’s Place is a haven for fresh food and beautiful fresh (and cheap) flowers. Local crafters have booths and sell the most beautiful items from jewelry to woodwork to belt buckles. It’s such a fun place to visit. However, parking can be a nightmare. We just bit the bullet and paid for parking. It was worth the lack of stress.
The Gum Wall
Located down the steps of Pike’s Place Market, on the road below, is the gum wall. It sounds disgusting (well, it is disgusting) but it’s also pretty cool. Once the gum stacks up too much, they (whoever “they” are) comes and power washes the gum down. When we went, it was in the shape of this lovely heart.
We went to Stoup Brewery for my brother and now sister-in-law’s (!!!) rehearsal celebration. It was such a fun environment with a food truck, a large outside and upstairs area, and wonderful food. It was a gorgeous day to be outside (apart from the brief but nonetheless freezing downpour of rain). Stoup Brewery seemed like a wonderful place to meet up with a group of friends.
What am I missing? Comment your favorite Seattle places.