As we are well in to Spring and Summer approaches, there is no better time to plan a trip to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Seattle is a picturesque and happening city!
Home to many of the companies we all know including Starbucks, Amazon, Costco and Microsoft, just to name a few. Everyone always thinks it’s raining all the time in Seattle, however most people don’t realize that Seattle has complete sunshine and is mostly dry from May to October roughly… and the sun doesn’t set till between 8-9pm making for fabulous long days and longer Happy Hours!
When flying into Seattle you will land in SEA airport. To get downtown you can take an Uber or use the light rail. Visit https://www.portseattle.org/page/public-transit-link-light-rail
Hotel choices range from the luxurious Four Seasons (the only 5 star hotel in the Pacific Northwest) to favorites like the Edgewater, The Fairmont, the Kimpton Collection, Hotel 1000, and The W.
There are several chic boutique hotels like The Thompson, The Max, The Sound, and The Pali. All of these hotels are all centrally located and convenient to the Seattle sights.
Seattle is a big wine and food town, filled with amazing restaurants, celebrity chefs, and wine tasting rooms everywhere. Don’t miss the famous Pike Place Market where you can eat all kinds of fresh local fare and purchase authentic local crafts and art, and the flowers are amazing! This is also where you will find the original Starbucks.
See & Do
Seattle is filled with so many things to do, these are some of my favorites… Take the monorail to the city center and see the newly refurbished Space Needle, Chihuly Gardens and MoPop (the modern pop museum). There are several art museums downtown and the museum of flight at Boeing field. Take a ferry across the Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island and have lunch while enjoying the sweeping views. There is the Seattle Wheel which sits in front of the sound where you can also take in the breath-taking views.
Kayak on Lake Union and watch the small seaplanes take off and land. Go to West Seattle, walk along beautiful Alki Beach and have lunch on the water to see the best sunsets in Seattle. Woodinville is a 30 min drive and you can wine taste to your heart’s content!
Seattle is a progressive and very gay city, welcoming to all LGBTQ people. There are plenty of gay nightspots in the Capitol Hill area.You will see the rainbow sidewalks which can lead you to all kinds of great gay nightlife and amazing drag shows, something Seattle is known for. Some favorite places include: Queer Bar, Union, Diesel (bear bar), Cuff (a classic), Pony, and Madison Pub. Also, go across the bridge to West Seattle and visit the Lumberyard, an amazing LGBTQ bar that is a local spot.
Seattle is a beautiful place that will leave you filled with a sense of being in nature, and yet in a city as well. It’s filled with people who are kind and genuine. It is a city that everyone can enjoy.
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