Planning a Trip to Seattle
Seattle is a beautiful, wonderful city to visit so I would encourage anyone who hasn’t been there yet, to plan a trip to Seattle. We love Seattle and have compiled a short guide of must see places in Seattle as well as some facts and tidbits.
1. Pike’s Place Market
If you’re planning a trip to Seattle, you have to check out Pike’s Place Market! The locals call it “Pike’s Place” or often just “The Market”. What sets Pike’s Place aside from other tourists markets, such as San Francisco’s notorious Fisherman’s Wharf is that local Seattleites actually go to Pike’s Place for their own shopping. The Market offers a lot of authentic cuisine from the Northwest and is a great destination for any food lover planning a trip to Seattle.
Or, if you’re one of the more daring types, you can check out the Ghost Tour. Also, if you’re planning a trip there, don’t forget to pick up a dozen donuts from the famous Daily Dozen.
And don’t forget, the original Starbucks is there as well! It’s nothing too special, so don’t get too excited, but it’s a good place to say you’ve visited if you were in the area.
2. Kerry Park
If you’ve ever seen a picture of the Seattle skyline, chances are, you’ve it was a photo taken from Kerry Park. It can get pretty crowded with tourists in the summer, and particularly on spring nights as this is a go to place for high school kids to take prom photos.
Seattle is blessed with only 58 days of sun per year, so the only days you might get lucky with a good view is in the summer or spring time, all of which are very crowded. Yikes! However, if you were planning a trip to Seattle during these times, it’d be a great place to take in a view nonetheless! Just be careful of your belongings.
3. Valve (Software Company)
Did you know that Valve corporation is actually senderismo en headquartered in Bellevue, Washington? (That’s about 10 miles east of Seattle, on the other side side of the bridge). I included this in this list for anyone who is into gaming or has a boyfriend or husband who’s into games. If they play games, they’ll probably have heard of Valve!
What makes valve awesome is if you send them an email, they’re very open to setting up a date to give you a tour of their offices. It’s a blast and a dream come true to many gamers to see the behind the scenes look of the magic. It’s a great date idea if you’re in Seattle or planning a trip to Seattle. Just make sure you send the email out well in advance so they can be sure to book you a date.
4. EMP (Experience Music Project)
The EMP is the Northwests most famous music museum. It garnered some notoriety, if not infamy, for its highly criticized building design. It’s right in the heart of Downtown Seattle and you can’t miss it.
The EMP is a great go to spot for those who are into music and planning a trip to Seattle. It offers sound booths and work labs that can make it an enjoyable experience to go, even if you don’t play an instrument, but want to know more about what goes into producing music and the history behind the music. The Museum hosts large collections on some of Seattle’s most iconic rock artists and movements, including Seattle own Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix.