i travelled to washington state for my cousin’s wedding, and took the opportunity to explore the breathtaking pacific northwest for the first time. i fell in love with the city of seattle and am already looking for an opportunity to go back and visit.
where to stay
the arctic club seattle
we stayed at this gorgeous hotel in the heart of downtown seattle. it’s alaskan gold rush theme is super charming, and the convenience to downtown and public transit is a major plus.
what to do
seattle art museum
this donation-based museum is filled with art from multiple places and periods. we loved spending the afternoon wandering around and exploring!
seattle public library
one of the hidden secrets of the city, the fourth floor of the public library is entirely red, from the floor to the ceiling. although it wasn’t a place we spent a ton of time at, it was only a few blocks from the hotel and gave us some really great photo opportunities.
columbia tower observation deck
the columbia tower is the tallest building in seattle, and has a really great enclosed observation deck for those of us with a fear of heights (like me!). i really wanted to go to an observation deck with a view of the space needle, and being up in the columbia tower really showed how small the iconic seattle building really is.
a quick ride on the lightrail away, we visited this bar in seattle’s charming capitol hill neighborhood. i found this place on yelp and when i saw the carnival theme and fun cocktails, i knew i had to take a trip down here to see it for myself.
we ended up going on a monday afternoon, so the bar was pretty empty, but we had a great time looking at all of the colorful decor covering the entirety of the bar. be sure to go after you’ve eaten a full meal — the cocktails can be pricey but are definitely strong!
i am so in love with the pacific northwest and have seriously been considering making the move to seattle in the next few years — after i go back and visit again of course! what are your favorite places to explore in seattle?