Travel Guide: Seattle

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Walrus & The Carpenter - the BEST place to get oysters in Seattle. It's very popular, so get there early and put your name down, and go next door to Barnacle Bar.

The Whale Wins - more yummy seafood! Also, owned by the same people as Walrus & The Carpenter + Barnacle Bar.

Taylor Shellfish Farms - if you love oysters (like me) I highly recommend this place! This was our first stop and fell in love!

Top Pot Doughnuts - I heard how popular this place was, so naturally I went and got a dozen doughnuts and some coffee! They have locations all over WA.

Li'l Woody's - Y'ALL. These burgers were AMAZING. And I got a sprite in a glass bottle. AND I got a "milkshake cup" for dipping my fries in.

Anchored Ship Coffee Bar - the cutest little place to grab your afternoon latte.

Cupcake Royale - all the yummy cupcakes!

Volunteer Park Cafe - yummy breakfast & lunch and Sunday suppers once a month.

Fremont Brewing - I love drinking and I love trying new beer, and this place was fun and near the water. And right down the street from the Fremont Troll.




Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Museum of Pop Culture - all of these things are awesome and touristy and a MUST for your trip to Seattle. Buy a city pass and save money and go to all 3!

Pike Place Market - (duh). If you are coming to Seattle, this place is a given! Shops, markets, food, drinks, and flowers, etc. The original Starbucks is also across the street!

Kerry Park - this is hands down the best view of Seattle. Not much of a park, but perfect for a view + some amazing pictures!

Ballard - this area of Seattle was my favorite. You can walk around and shop + drink, and can also head over the locks (and possibly catch a seal swimming around)!

Moorea Seal - a very unique shop with the cutest things. You'll want to buy everything!

Horseshoe, Indie Frock, Tides & Pines - the cutest boutiques in Ballard.

The Palm Room - the coolest plant store!!! Everything is so green and happy and I loved it.

Lucca - a fun giftshop!

Venue - this place is a shop for artists to sell their work, all sorts of gifts + art!


Stevens Pass Resort - we took a day trip here to go skiing and it was GOREGOUS. We got 25 inches of snow that morning. If you make a trip out of it, go to Leavenworth too!

Snoqualmie Falls - this waterfall is a must for your trip to Seattle, super popular but it's worth it. We went to the Salish Lodge for lunch and had a view of the waterfall!

Rattlesnake Ledge - this is a short drive from Snoqualmie Falls. There are many different hikes to choose from, or you can go hang out by the lake like I did!

Kayaking in Lake Union - we didn't get to do this because we came in the winter, but I would highly recommend this! 

Whale Watching - such a unique and cool experience!

Diablo Lake - this is a crystal blue lake and it is GORGEOUS. The roads are blocked off in winter, so make sure you go in the spring/summer!