I just got back from a long trip to the Pacific Northwest. Guys, it is so beautiful. It was like being in a movie the entire time and I kept saying things like “Do you think that was Tom Hanks’ house boat in Sleepless in Seattle? NO WAIT, that one- do you think that was Tom Hanks’ house boat?” It wasn’t annoying at all. We ate like animals and walked so sooo much, which are two of my favorite things to do. On my second day there, my fit bit app said I walked 16 miles! Which left tons of calories for donuts and all of the tasty pacific northwest micro-brewery beers.
This is pier 62/63. I came here on my first night and caught the sunset. I also got to meet up with a few friends from the east coast, Britt and Andrea! We were all deliriously tired but we rallied the best we could and met up for Moscow mules and a stroll on the pier. The next day we hit up Pike Place Market.
This was one of my favorite spots in Seattle. I walked around for a while, popping in and out of all of the little shops. Its definitely a tourist trap in the sense that it is SUPER busy but, there’s also a mix of locals and musicians and tons of amazing food. I ate donuts, took pictures in an old-timey photo booth and bought Bob Dylan records (which I then lost/left behind in a park a few hours later, durr.)
I wanted to buy these flowers so badly!
Coffee/donut (doughnut?) pit stop at Daily Dozen Donuts. I got the maple bacon and the sprinkled one, of course.
I stayed in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle. It was really pretty and had tons of coffee shops, parks and restaurants. I used Air BnB. The place was really cute. It was a mini apartment with its own bathroom, living room and a little court yard. Look at that gorgeous blue door! I was obsessed.
I ate Vietnamese food at Pho Cyclo, this was one of the best meals I had and I am now forever craving it.
I spent a day at the Olympic Sculpture Park. This was free and beautiful and a great way to spend the afternoon. Its a couple of miles long and it goes all along the water.
But my favorite FAVORITE day was a day trip to Bainbridge Island. Have you ever seen the movie practical magic with Sandra Bullock and pre-Tom Cruise-Nicole Kidman? It felt like that. It’s this quite, quaint little island with ice cream shops and more boats than people. We had lunch and walked around and sat by the water for a few hours. Bainbridge, I will be back! If you ever find yourself in Seattle, you really must take the 8 dollar ferry ride over.
And last but definitely not least, Mt. Rainier came out to say hello before I left.
All of the waving hand emojis, see you next time Seattle.
Pho Cyclo, Vietnamese
Hot Mama’s Pizza, Capitol Hill
Pike Place Market, Everything
See & Do
Pike Place Market, shopping and people watching
The Space Needle, go after 6pm for a cheaper price and a beautiful sunset
Olympic Sculpture Park, a really pretty hike/walk along the water (bring a picnic!)
Bainbridge Island, 30 mintre ferry ride, only 8 bucks. Great day trip!