Seattle Travel Guide

I’ve lived in the greater Seattle area for my entire life and have visited all of the typical tourist spots, ate at tons of restaurants, and more! I get tons of questions regarding where to stay/what to do when visiting the emerald city, and thought it would be a great idea to create a Seattle Travel Guide! Today I’m rounding up my faves and sharing some worth-it things to do when visiting Seattle!

Where to Stay:

Since I do live here, I haven’t stayed in many of the hotels in the area – but I’ve heard great things about the ones below, and have visited many for lunch/dinner!

Seattle Travel Guide

Where to Eat:

Breakfast/Brunch –

  • Portage Bay Cafe – such a popular Seattle brunch spot! they have tons of locations all over the city. I love the breakfast bar!
  • The Rusty Pelican – located a bit outside of Seattle, but has the best belgian waffle ever! I love visiting the Edmonds location.
  • Collections Cafe – stop and grab a bite to eat on your way in to Chihuly Garden and Glass!
  • Witness – this one has been on my list for a while now – it’s chicken and waffles are supposed to be amazing!
  • The London Plane – the cutest cafe/bakery! If you’re looking for a gram-worthy spot, head here.

Lunch/Dinner –

Dessert –

  • Hot Cakes -my go-to dessert spot! the warm chocolate chip cookie is outstanding.
  • Molly Moons – one of seattle’s most well-known ice cream spots! they’re known for having lots of unique (but great) flavors.
  • Hello Robin – hello robin creates ice cream sandwiches made from the cookies of your choice and molly moons ice cream!
  • Pie Bar – a spot I’ve been anxiously waiting to try (it’s 21+). the pie is supposed to be amazing!

What to Do:

  • Pike Place Market – if you’re visiting Seattle for the first time, Pike Place is a must. i always love stopping by and grabbing some fresh flowers!
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass – I was recently invited to visit Chihuly for the first time to view their spring blooms – and was amazed at how beautiful everything was.
  • The Space Needle – recently remodeled & a must-see for first timers.
  • The Great Wheel – very photo-worthy and fun to take a ride on!
  • Wings over Washington – if you’ve ridden Soarin’ over California at Disneyland, you need to try this out! it’s basically Seattle’s version of Soarin’.
  • Visit the Starbucks Roastery – you can’t come to Seattle and not visit the Roastery!
  • Rent a Hot Tub Boat – on my list of things to do!
  • Visit Gasworks Park – featured in 10 things I hate about you, and also just a Seattle staple!

Check out my other Seattle-related posts: 5 Clothing Stores to Visit in Seattle, Where to Spend a Rainy Day in Seattle, Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont, Spa Getaway at The Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland.

Thank you so much for reading!
Much love,


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