Best of Seattle – Travel Guide
Seattle is a bustling city with a strong sense of nature. Downtown, with its business and shopping districts, restaurants, and nightlife also offers views of the glistening waters of Puget Sound and the snow-capped mountains on the Olympic Peninsula. Free music and cultural events are staged throughout the city in the summertime. The historic neighborhoods of Pioneer Square and the Chinatown-International District give you a glimpse into the past with their unique architecture and culture. All of this is watched over by towering Mount Rainier – all 14,411 feet of her – in the background over 60 miles away.
From tourist attractions, to fine dining from award-winning chefs, to nightlife at bars, clubs and music venues, Seattle has a myriad of options for you to experience.
24 Hours in Seattle (Itinerary)
What you can do with one day in Seattle:
Breakfast Options: Pike Place Market – Lowell’s for a full breakfast menu | Piroshky Piroshky for stuffed pastries | Three Girls Bakery baking pastries since 1912 | Los Agaves for breakfast burritos and bowls (vegetarian options available)
What to See: Continue strolling the Market perusing crafts, produce, and flying fish at Pike Place Fish Market. Views of Elliott Bay in Puget Sound and the Central Waterfront.
Lunch Options: Buckley’s in Belltown for weekday lunch specials | Lower Queen Anne near the Seattle Center – Dick’s (classic Seattle burgers & shakes) | Blue Water Taco Grill | The Golden Olive – Mediterranean Food | the food court in the Seattle Center Armory near the Space Needle.
What to Do: The Seattle Center – The most famous attraction at the Seattle Center in Lower Queen Anne is the newly renovated Space Needle with two levels of breathtaking views and floor to ceiling glass walls. Don’t miss some of the other attractions packed into this 74-acre entertainment compound – Chihuly Garden & Glass (think the Bellagio ceiling in Vegas, same guy), the Seattle Center Monorail – taking you to the Retail Core Shopping District, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), the Pacific Science Center, the International Fountain, and McCaw Hall for performing arts.
Dinner Options: On the Central Waterfront – The Crab Pot for their SeaFeasts of steamed and seasoned fresh seafood poured onto butcher paper on your table for you to crack into | Anthony’s Pier 66 & Bell Street Diner. Post Alley in Pike Place Market – The Pink Door – dinner with music, weekly aerial show, and tarot card reader | Cafe Campagne – French bistro | Kells Irish Restaurant & Bar | Cantina de San Patricio – Mexican Cuisine
Belltown Nightlife: Bars on 2nd Avenue | Music – The Crocodile where Nirvana and Pearl Jam played | The Moore Theatre for national and international acts
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