Must do in Seattle, Washington, and restaurant recommendations.
What to do in Seattle?
There are many things to do in Seattle, Washington during the day and night. Some of the places I visited are:
Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market is one of the most visited places by tourists and locals. It is one of the oldest operating markets in the U.S dating back to 1907. You can find many vendors selling flowers, fruits/vegetables, seafood, handmade crafts, and much more.
Across the street from Pike Place Market, you can find the first ever Starbucks store that opened in 1971. There is usually a line outside but you are able to go inside and buy your favorite coffee.
A couple of stores down is Piroshky Piroshky bakery they have the best perogies with a wide variety of flavor combinations. The bakery is small and they usually have a line in the afternoon but they are worth the wait.
For the best clam chowder, winning first place several years in the row is Pike Place chowder. It is located in Post Alley a couple of streets behind Pike Place. Their place is small and there is usually a line. They have different types of chowder and they were really good.
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In this Pike Place Market Food Tour you can learn more about the history of the market while tasting different delicious food.
Pioneer Square is well known for being the city’s ” first neighborhood”. It is rich in architecture and history. There are many restaurants and stores around the plaza. A really cool building that has an observatory on its 35th floor is the Smith Tower. If you want to enjoy the awesome views of the city while having a drink you can with this Smith Tower Straight Up Observatory Access Ticket.
Another awesome thing about Pioneer Square is that there are underground tours. The tour takes you beneath some buildings where you can still see how older businesses used to look back in the day. It was really cool seeing the older building and learning about Seattle’s history. If you want to learn more about the history of Seattle and experience the underground old businesses you can do this Beneath The Streets Underground History Tour.
A restaurant that I recommend in Pioneer Square is the 84 Yesler. The restaurant incorporates its Northwest seafood with international influences in its menu. They have a tasting menu as well as small plates to choose from. The food was super flavorful and the dishes were very pretty.
The Space Needle is one of the most iconic structures in Seattle and it is currently celebrating its 60th anniversary. They have the most amazing views of the city. On the top level, they have floor-to-ceiling glass giving the best views of Seattle. On the second floor, the room rotates and their floor is an all-glass floor, it is a little scary looking down but it is well worth the experience.
Right across the Space Needle are the Chihuly Garden and Glass by the artist Dale Chihuly. The garden showcases different beautiful pieces of hand-blown glass art.
If you prefer to do a tour this Private Guide and Tickets to the Space Needle tour includes the entrance to both the Space Needle and the Chihuly Garden and Glass.
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