A Spin Through Seattle with Delightfully Tacky

It’s been too long since we last visited the Pacific Northwest, so when our latest stylebook launched, replete with woodsy looks and Twin Peaks vibes, we knew it was time to head back. So, we hope you’re ready to see Seattle, and blogger Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky‘s fun-filled tour of this famously rainy city. Whether you’re in the mood for a ferry ride, shopping, or cozying up to a cup of coffee from the original Starbucks, Elizabeth’s tour has got you covered.

Grabbed your umbrella? Great. Let’s go!

Our tour guide wears the Gourd Garden Dress, See You Next Hat-urday Hat, Flurries and Flourishes Tights, and Lace Under Pressure Flat.

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1. Fremont Sunday Market. “I love farmers’ markets, and the Fremont Sunday Market runs all year long, rain or shine. I love perusing the vintage clothing and furniture, drooling over the delicious food, and trying to decide which gorgeous bouquet of flowers to take home!  Sometimes I even run into friends at the Market, which is fun! Moorea from Moorea-Seal sells her awesome jewelry at the Fremont Market sometimes; I ran into her at her booth last time!”

2. Kerry Park. “Kerry Park isn’t really more than a viewpoint, but it has a great view of the Seattle skyline. If you’re in Seattle and looking for a great photo-op of its most famous landmark, the Space Needle, Kerry Park is a great place to go!”

3. Pike Place Market. “Besides the Space Needle, Pike Place Market is probably one of Seattle’s most famous tourist destinations. I remember going to Pike Place as a kid when we would visit Seattle. It’s an enormous market with a ton of vendors selling everything from handmade crafts, to beautiful flowers, to great fresh produce and seafood.  There are even street performers who play music, do magic tricks, and the like.  Pike Place Market has been running for over 100 years!”

4. The Original Starbucks. “Right across the street from Pike Place Market is the original location of the very first Starbucks!  I’m not really a Starbucks girl, but it’s pretty crazy that such a huge company started out with just one little coffeeshop back in 1971!   There is often a big line of tourists waiting to get coffee from the famous coffee shop (even though there are probably ten other Starbucks shops within a square mile), but if there’s not a line, it can be cool to go in and grab a cup of joe from the very first Starbucks.”

5. King’s Hardware. “This little place is one of my new favorites. Not only do they have great food and drinks (sweet potato fries!), the atmosphere and rustic decor is awesome. Plus they serve drinks in mason jars — so cool!  The back porch is a great place to grab lunch with friends on a warm day. I got the Ginger Julep last time I went and it was oh-so-delicious and the perfect way to simmer down into an evening.”

6. Seattle ferries. “The Washington ferry system can take you pretty much anywhere you need to go in the Puget Sound area.  If you’re visiting Seattle, it’s a great way to get to see more of the Puget Sound and Olympic Peninsula.  Plus, riding on ferries is fun!  You can walk on, ride your bike, or drive on.  I’ve even taken my Winnebago on the ferry!  The crossings don’t take too long, but just long enough to have enough time to get out of your car, go up to the passenger deck, grab a snack from the cafeteria and take a little adventure to the outside deck for a windy photo-op.”

Thanks for the tour, Elizabeth!

Have you ever been to Seattle? If so, what would you add? If not, do you plan on visiting?

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14 Responses to A Spin Through Seattle with Delightfully Tacky

  1. Jené 11/04/2011 at 1:08 pm #

    I moved to Seattle a year ago and still haven’t been to a couple of these locations! What have I been doing until now?! Thanks for great tips on where to go.

  2. olive green anna 11/04/2011 at 1:35 pm #

    A lovely little overview Elizabeth! The Ave is great for second hand and some nice bubble tea.

    anna

  3. erika @ rouge & whimsy 11/04/2011 at 2:50 pm #

    <3 fremont market & king's hardware. the ballard market gets my vote toO!

  4. Liz 11/04/2011 at 7:58 pm #

    Aw Elizabeth is sweet, although I believe she lives in Tacoma?

    This is just the tip of the ice burg!! I live in Seattle and there is so much more than this! Great happy hours in Belltown and Capitol Hill. Greenlake is to die for on a clear day! A walk around GasWorks park for a fantastic view of Lake Union and the skyline. Dick’s drive in and Molly Moons Salted Caramel ice-cream in Wallingford. Delicious Puerto Rican and Mexican restaurants in Ballard, plus the Locks!! And a plethora of other things, I’ll have to start blogging about it!

    If anyone needs a tour guide, give me a ring :)

  5. Amanda 11/04/2011 at 9:02 pm #

    My uncle lives in Seattle. He and his wife just adore it and I dream on visiting sometime in the future. I just love that it is the grunge capitol of the world and of course who doesn’t like the weather. I just fancy the rain. It does not rain enough where I live.
    Delightfully Tacky did a real fab job on the tour!

  6. Moorea Seal 11/05/2011 at 12:30 am #

    Thank you so much for mentioning me and my little booth Elizabeth! It was great to see you that day and I’m sorry we couldn’t have chatted longer. I hope you have a wonderful wedding tomorrow. The Northwest is so magical, I know the magic will be infused into your wedding so naturally :)

    xo Moorea

  7. Yasemin 11/05/2011 at 1:03 pm #

    I love this! I just wish I had seen at least something from the Lake Washington area, its is just as, or even more, beautiful than the Puget Sound.

  8. Shannon 11/05/2011 at 4:08 pm #

    I used to live in Seattle while I was doing an internship and I’ll have to second what Olive Green Anna said! The Ave is the home of the BEST bubble tea, check out Yunnie! Also, there is a place right there in the U district called Thai Thom-cash only. B-E-S-T thai food I’ve ever had.

    Cafe on the Ave will give you that cool grunge vibe of a place while you have a milky way coffee. I am obsessed with my caffeine, and I also really loved Forza coffee in Seattle Center by the Space Needle. Order the “Chubby Bunny.” :) Fremont outdoor movies is a great hangout in the summer! And speaking of ferries, if you’re gonna get on one anyway, you should ride it over to Bainbridge Island! It’s only about a 20-30 minute ride over and it is the quaintest most beautiful of places! :) <3 I wanna come back to the Pacific Northwest as soon as possible! <3 xoxo

  9. Amy 11/05/2011 at 7:19 pm #

    Yay !!! Go Washington :) I was so happy to see this blog tour and especially from my favorite ModCloth fashion icon Elizabeth. I used to live in Vancouver Wa, now in Pullman for WSU ” Go Cougs” but plan on moving here:) So happy to see the beautiful Northwest being advertised on this website. Good job Elizabeth !

  10. Eliza 11/06/2011 at 10:22 am #

    Could not love her outfit more! I love farmers markets, and these look so cool! Wish they had them where I live!

  11. Shandelle Hyde 11/07/2011 at 2:24 pm #

    I am going to Seattle for Christmas and I am so excited! Thanks so much for all the great tips on where to visit!

  12. Bobby 11/08/2011 at 10:50 am #

    Loved reading this. Seattle is a place I’d love you visit. Would seriously love to do one of these for Cape Town.

  13. Myka 11/11/2011 at 10:23 pm #

    I’ve lived in Seattle all my life (all of these 15 years) and I can say that it’s truly an amazing place, and everyone really needs to see it, particularly to break the stereotypes! It has tons of interesting little neighborhoods, so it’s really important to get off the beaten track. Personally, I think West Seattle is the best one ;)

    • Amy 11/12/2011 at 1:51 am #

      seriously I live in WA too and have been around Seattle my whole life west Seattle is the place to be :) Alki beach woop woop :)

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