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!
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?