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A Quick Three Day Excursion
Seattle was one of the destinations on our Mother-Daughter trip to the West Coast. Personally, we had never been but had heard so many wonderful things about Seattle so we added it to our pick cities out west.
We picked the Inn at the Market hotel as my parents had stayed there a long time ago. My mom insisted that we stay there as well. It is literally a block from Pike Place Market. We completely got drawn in by the mongers tossing fish (video) and ended up shipping home 10 lbs of salmon. I will say it was an extremely convenient location. We love walking around all day so finding a hotel near a lot of the places we plan on visiting is important.
Other attractions include The Space Needle and the Aquarium.
Of course, no visit to the west coast is complete without a visit to The Gum Wall, a brick wall covered in used chewing gum that is a local landmark (can you sense my sarcasm? Instagram creates some strange landmarks)
Biscuit Bitch – went to take out as we had heard the food was great as was the ambiance.
Rachel’s Ginger Beer – We stopped at the location by Pike’s Place, not because my daughter’s name is Rachel although that did not hurt. We really enjoyed their Ginger Beer.
Six Seven Restaurant – We chose this restaurant because of its views of Puget Sound and the mountains. If you book in advance, you may be able to get a table outside on the balcony which wraps around the restaurant. They have amazing seafood.
Umi Sake House – This was recommended to us by some friends of my daughters and it definitely was the way to go – Japanese tapas does not disappoint.
Places to visit:
Chihuly Garden and Glass – an exhibit in the Seattle Center showcasing the studio glass of Dale Chihuly.
Nordstrom – This is one of the flagship locations. Growing up, before we had a Nordstrom in our city, my mom would rave about this store. Once she found out we were going to Seattle, she insisted we go to this location. It did not disappoint my daughters and me. We may have spent about 3 hours shopping. Being this is a unique Nordstrom, they have many departments we do not have back home. And, what mother and daughter team doesn’t like to include shopping?
Bainbridge Island – We took the ferry over and walked around this small charming city. You can walk on some of the trails, shop in the local boutiques, or grab something to eat. I don’t think we really spent enough time exploring due to time constraints.
Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room – If you love coffee (or even if you don’t), you should stop by this enormous location. Try one of their coffee-inspired cocktails – like an espresso martini.
Gasworks Park – this park is located on the site of the former Seattle Gas Light Company plant. It is a popular place to go to see the sunset.
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