I'll be in Seattle WA for three days and nights. What are the best sights to take in with so few days ?
I know that's quite a bit of stuff yet just scratched the surface and I am sure I've left some of our favorites out. Great walking city if you are in reasonable health and very good public transportation as well.
All walking distance from each other:
Choose your own oysters at Taylor's Shellfish:
It's right next to the Starbuck's Reserve:
Down the street from Elysian Brewery:
And don't forget to pick up and try some special chocolate.
All places mentioned by iahflyr are great recommendations. I would add Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. It is about 25 minutes ride from downtown Seattle, provided you have transportation. If you like baseball and if the season has started, taking in a game can be fun and the it is a real nice stadium. Enjoy!!!!!
How lame of me to have not mentioned the Wines of Washington and the great spots in Woodinville like Chateau Ste. Michelle! Good call Len.
If you find yourself running low on energy after visiting all these great places that were suggested by others and you need a shot of caffeine, take a break at Starbucks. Don't bother with the original Starbucks store located across from Pikes Place since this is where all the tourists go. Instead, walk down to Starbucks Reserve (known simply as Star R). This is where they roast all the beans that are shipped across the country as part of their Reserve Collection of beans. Once inside you will see two simultaneous fully automated roasting and bagging operations as well as offerings of coffees not available in your typical Starbucks store. If you appreciate truly good coffee, welcome to coffee heaven!
If you do head over to Woodinville for the wineries, check our Novelty Hill / Januik Winery... its half a mile from Chateau Ste. Michelle, if its good weather they have outdoors bocce ball courts to play while you're sampling wine. There's also a couple of whiskey distilleries in amongst all the wineries, and Red Hook Brewery has a place out there too.
wmrobins ahhh yes, another forgotten spot we love Januik and their afternoon pizza's....WOW and goes great with their wines.
My favorite restaurants in Seattle - if you have auto:
Cutters Crabhouse - near Pike Street Market - http://www.cutterscrabhouse.com
Stanley & Seaforts, Tacoma - Stanley and Seafort's: Steak, Chop, and Fish House
Bin on the Lake, Kirkland - binonthelake.com
Or, for special occasion, drive over to Snoqualmie Falls, and make reservations for Sunday 7-course, brunch at Salish Lodge:
http://www.salishlodge.com *Reservations necessary!
Seattle dining is a wonderful experience alright.......in addition to what fschumpert mentioned:
And many more. Anyone think us Insiders love Seattle?
The base of the Columbia Center building is higher than the top of the Space Needle.Space Needle tickets are $22.00 and Coumbia Center tickets are $14.75. (Adult)
Clam chowder at the JW Marriott Waterfront, best on the harbor.
And of course, you can walk thru the park next to Pikes Peak Market and inhale second hand Marijuana smoke.
I was just there... the Space Needle is currently closed for renovations. And if you're going during these remaining days of Feb... you can get into a bunch of museums and attractions for half price. Just google Seattle Museum month. (although most downtown hotels will hand you details at check in)
Thanks to all who offered some great insights into the Seattle visitors' scene. I've made a list and (apologies to Santa) checking it twice. I know I'll have more than enough good choices to fill the trip.
LIved here for many years. To me, the food and craft beers are the best thing about Seattle. There is a great happy hour culture here. Happy hour in Seattle means as much about quality food as it does "good drink." Take off early and get out around 4pm. BTW, even the pubs have good food - or they do not stay in business.
Which hotel are you staying at, somewhere downtown? Regarding the Space Needle, parmeseantrout , I took an out of town friend up there this past Saturday (February 24), while there are renovations going on, you could still go up to the observation deck but the revolving restaurant is closed.
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