Planning a trip to visit us in Seattle? Or even a vacation to the Emerald City? Our great city of Seattle is especially fun during the summer months. Below are a few of our favorite recommendations.
Before lunch make your way down to the historic neighborhood of Pioneer Square. While there, a visit to Watson Kennedy is an absolute must and a designers dream. From there, make your way to The London Plane for fresh flowers and a delightful meal. There are a few new shops right across the street that are worth popping your head into.
A visit to Pike Place Market is a standard on most travel itineraries, and with new renovations on the market being completed, it’s a really great spot. While there, be sure to visit a little gem called Isadoras. This sweet shop sells the most exquisite antique jewelry, it’s eye candy at its finest.
Fill your afternoon with inspiration at the following destinations! The Chihuly Garden and Glass , located right next to the Space Needle (see them both!), is an exhibit featuring jaw dropping glassblowing by Dale Chihuly. MoPop is fresh and always has inspiring activities and music making opportunities. The Seattle Art Museum is quite good. If you come this summer, definitely check out the Yayoi Kusama exhibit. This show has been so popular that only day-of tickets are available! The neighborhoods of Ballard and Fremont are excellent if vintage shopping is on your agenda.
The free public spaces at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is a must see for anyone visiting Seattle. The foundation’s headquarters are located across from MoPop and the Chihuly museum.
To round out your day, book yourself dinner at Westward. On a sunny day, get there early to snag yourself an Adirondack chair on the deck. The food is incredible and the view of Lake Union will knock your socks off!
Finish your evening with a stop at Kerry Park, located in the Queen Anne neighborhood. There’s no better place to catch the last glimpses of sunset. After all this, we think you’ll see why we love calling this city home.