Seattle City Guide

Seattle City Guide

There is something special about Seattle. I’ve been fortunate to visit this city many times. Seattle is full of quirky neighborhoods, excellent museums, and there is no shortage of beautiful hiking spots. 


Palihotel, Seattle


Palihotel Seattle

Seattle has many hotel options, but Palihotel is my all-time favorite. I love the fun decor, and the location cannot be beat - It’s located just steps away from Pike Place Market.


Bright and Sunny Ballard Tiny House

This cute tiny house in Ballard is a wonderful option for your stay in Seattle. Ballard is a hip neighborhood on the water with lots of Scandinavian influence.  


Eat & Drink

Biscuit Bitch 

1909 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Biscuit Bitch serves southern style biscuits. Stop in here for a cheap and delicious breakfast.

Can’t miss: EASY BITCH !


Ding Tai Fung

600 Pine St #403, Seattle, WA 98101

Ding Tai Fung is my favorite Seattle restaurant. This Taiwanese franchise has the best soup dumplings and dim sum that I’ve had outside of Chinatown in New York City.

Can’t miss:  soup dumplings and sticky rice. 


Volunteer Park, Seattle
Volunteer Park Cafe

Volunteer Park Cafe

1501 17th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

Stop in Volunteer Park Cafe for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Seattle’s most charming restaurant (in this girl’s opinion) is located in an old storefront in a residential neighborhood just outside of the hustle and bustle of Capitol Hill. 

Can’t miss: daily specials


Chan Seattle 

724 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98112

Chan Seattle is a Korean gastropub with excellent food. I recommend booking a table in advance.

Can’t miss: the sliders



615 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

Monsoon is one of my favorite dinner spots in Seattle. The restaurant serves contemporary Vietnamese dishes. 

Can’t miss: catfish claypot 


Damn the Weather 

116 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

Damn The Weather is the perfect place to grab dinner before hitting the town. This gastropub is known for its lively atmosphere and delicious, no-frills local dishes.

Can’t miss: duck fat french fries


The Nest Rooftop Bar

110 Stewart St, Seattle, WA 98101

The Nest is the rooftop bar in the Thomson Hotel. Stop here for craft cocktails and a vibrant atmosphere. 

Can’t miss: the cocktails 


Capital Hill Bars

Capital Hill is a popular neighborhood to go out in. A couple of noteworthy spots are Canon (for cocktails) and Rose Temple (perfect for a group of friends). 


Pike Place Market


Pike Place Market

Pike Place is a Seattle icon. I visit the market every time I’m in Seattle. My favorite time to go is early in the morning, right before the market opens. It’s the perfect time to take in the market without the crowds. Two of my favorite vendors are Bavarian Meats and Le Panier



Ballard is my favorite Seattle neighborhood. It’s close to the water, full of cute shops, and has a lot of personality. I recommend stopping here on a Saturday when the farmer’s market is open. From downtown Seattle, the easiest way to get to Ballard is by Uber or by bus. 


South Lake Union/Amazon Campus

Amazon’s campus is incredible. I recommend spending an hour walking around the campus. My favorite building is the Amazon Spheres.


Gas Works Park

2101 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103

If you are fortunate enough to have a sunny day in Seattle, a visit to Gasworks Park is a must. This beautiful park has fantastic views of the city and is a popular spot with locals.


Kerry Park

211 W Highland Dr, Seattle, WA 98119

For the best view of the Seattle Skyline head to Kerry Park. 


Seattle Art Museum 

1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

The Seattle Art Museum is a great rainy day stop. I love their Ancient American & Native American exhibits. 


Chihuly Garden and Glass

305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109

My favorite museum in Seattle is Chihuly Garden and Glass. Chihuly’s pieces are imaginative, bright, and beautiful. This museum is adjacent to the Space Needle. 


Space Needle

400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109

The Space Needle is one of Seattle’s most popular attractions. I’ve never gone to the top, but walking to see the Space Needle from below is worthwhile. My favorite view of it is from Chihuly Garden and Glass.



Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island is a charming little city that is reachable by ferry from Seattle. Wander through the town’s galleries or ride a bike along the waterfront. Best of all, the ferry is only 30 minutes each way.  


Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park maybe Seattle’s most well-known hiking spot. The park can be reached by driving, and it takes about two hours each way.  


X Sarah


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