Seattle is one of my favorite US destinations, it’s one of those cities that only takes a few hours to fall in love with. The Emerald City has quickly become a hub for “green” industry and a model for sustainable development. Seattle has a noteworthy musical history and is the birthplace of rock legend Jimi Hendrix. The jazz scene here developed the early careers of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson and many others. The alternative rock music style known as Grunge was made famous by local rock bands Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains. Also, famous for its hip hop artists, such as rappers Sir Mix-a-Lot, Blue Scholars, Sadistik, Grieves and Macklemore.
But enough about the history… Here are some of my favorites
Red Lion on Fifth Avenue – The rooms are a little small, but you can’t beat the location.
Things to do:
I could spend all day at Public Market Center a.k.a. Pike Place Market! It is a beloved Seattle treasure that encompasses the nine-acre Market Historic District which overlooks Elliott Bay. The Market remains the bustling center of farm fresh, locally sourced, artisanal and specialty foods. It features one of the largest craft markets in our country, and features all locally made handcrafted goods. With more than 200 small independent businesses and a diverse array of restaurants, the Market offers endless opportunities for delight and discovery.
Ride the Ducks~ I did this tour the last time I was in Seattle, it was fun and crazy! Your singing, comedian Captain will surprise and entertain you with trivia tidbits that you can use to impress your friends. Unless you’ve got a fancy amphi-car in your backyard, we guarantee you’ll be shocked when we turn this bus into a boat and drive straight into the lake! You’ll go from land to lake in a matter of minutes. This isn’t your normal sightseeing tour and you’ll see all the sights of Seattle in the most remarkable way. You’ll learn and you’ll definitely be entertained.
Places to eat:
Lowell’s~ they have a great brunch overlooking Elliott’s Bay
The Metropolitan Grill~ the prime rib is delicious
The Original Starbucks~ opened it’s doors in 1971, still remains in its historic location and original look 1912 Pike Place.
Have you ever been to Seattle? If so, What are some of your favorite places?