I took a short trip to Seattle, Washington and had such a great time. Although it was gloomy and cold, it was relaxing to take my time, go at my own pace, enjoy the brisk air, eat tasty food, explore new places, and experience new things. I didn’t let the weather ruin my adventures in this beautiful city.
Seattle, Washington Travel Guide: Things to Do, See, and Visit
My Favorite Places
- Starbucks Reserve Roastery
The Starbucks Reserve Roastery has so many things to eat, drink, and see! I ended up going there 3 times during my trip! The first time I was there, I did an espresso flight tasting where I got to choose 3 of their coffees and learn about the different coffees from the barista. The second night, I sat at the mixology bar and enjoyed their special, hand-crafted cocktails, some were coffee infused (Yum!). The third night, I did another coffee tasting while enjoying some delicious pastries and PIZZA! There is a whole section in the roastery dedicated to food.
2. Pike Place Market, Pike Place Chowder
Delicious! The chowder was amazing and it was a perfect meal for a cold, rainy day. I tried their Hall-of-Fame New England Chowder in a bread bowl and their crab and oyster chowder. So, one thing I really liked about Pike Place Chowder was their sourdough bread. Does anyone else struggle with pulling apart the bread? Well, the bread bowl here was surprisingly easy to pull apart. So that was a bonus for me!
Also, expect long lines, but the lines go by quickly due to speedy workers. (Another bonus!)
I ended up going to Pike Place Market twice. The first time I went, it was around 7PM. I heard great things about it, so I wanted to check it out. But when I got there, it didn’t seem so great to me… I was wondering if I was missing something. What’s so great about this place?
Little did I know, there was so much more to this market than I had seen that night. So on my last day, I went back and boy was it different! It was lively, filled with people, the businesses were all open, and the smells of the eateries filled the streets. I didn’t have too much time to wander, but walking on the brick stone streets while gazing at everything was time well spent there.
3. Storyville Cafe
I ended up going to Storyville twice on my trip. One in Queen Anne and the other time at Pike Place Market (Queen Anne had a quieter vibe, while the one by Pike Place was busier).
I ordered a tea latte both times and got their cinnamon roll. YUM! This cinnamon roll is different than any other one I’ve tried. It’s a lot stickier and doesn’t cut smoothly with a fork, but it has a deliciously sweet toffee taste. My latte paired very well with the sweetness of the cinnamon roll.
4. University of Washington
One thing I love seeing when traveling are universities! Every university is so different, the architecture of the buildings are so exquisite, and it brings back so many nostalgic memories.
One particular building at the University of Washington that caught my eye was their library. The structure, the books, and their study area gave me chills. It’s unbelievable to see what stunning things people can imagine and create. This library is truly breathtaking. This library reminded me to take a minute and enjoy the small beauties of this world.
My trip to Seattle was brief and much needed. It was so important to take some time for myself, travel, see the many different and beautiful places/things in this world. Where should I visit next??
With Beauty, Grace, and Love