Josh and I went to Seattle for Thanksgiving just the two of us one year and it was a memory that is so special to us. Normally we visit one of our families (we alternate who gets holidays each year). We got an interesting Airbnb, the living space was one that had bold color walls and initially stressed Kristin out; however, the rooftop access made it so much more enjoyable. We loved that it was within walking distance to everything in the heart of the city so we didn’t have to park anywhere.
You can’t go to Seattle without checking out the fun Starbucks locations.. well I mean you could, but why would you. Here are a few stops to make sure you don’t miss. The original store opened in 1971. It’s called the Pike Place Starbucks store as it’s within the Pike Place market downtown. The line for a coffee during the day is typically out the door.
Our favorite coffee location was the Starbucks reserve location on Pike Street. This was also fairly crowded but we went at night and enjoyed a Siphon Flight. click here to learn the process. It’s one of the oldest methods for brewing coffee and it is so cool to watch.
While in Seattle, we purchased a city pass that allowed for us to see the touristy sites on a budget. We were pretty happy with using it and exploring.
Also is it morbid to have fish + chips after going to an aquarium… asking for a friend.. and that friend is Josh.
Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour:
This boat tour is off of Pier 55 and it allows you to see the views of the city from the water. Enjoy the skyline views, check out the fleet and container ships, and relax while listening to the historic tour guide.
Monorail: (not included in the citypass)
We first reserved a time to go up in the space needle. We decided on 4pm to be sure to see the sunset. We then went to check out the Pacific Science Center and the Museum of Pop Culture (not pictured here).
While the city was incredible we also drove and explored a cave and saw Mt. St Helen a volcanic monument! So fun to see new places with this guy! Have you ever been to Seattle? Leave us a comment with your favorite places.