First time in Seattle?

Sharing all the things I got to do during my week-long travel in Seattle, Washington.

If you are thinking on traveling to Seattle, this is your sign to book that trip!

I was in Seattle for a week — well, five days — and I cannot wait to be back! I had such an amazing time during the entire trip. There is just so much to do and see, that a week was just not enough! However, I did make the most of it!

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

I landed in Seattle around 5PM and got to Green Tortoise Hostel at around 6PM. By then, I was just really tired from traveling all day, that I ended up just staying at the hostel for the rest of the evening. I took the opportunity to check out the place, plan my week, ask the hostel attendants about the free activities and get my outfit ready for the next day. I like to plan my outfit the night before because it makes it easy for me to wake up and get ready faster. Plus, when I stay at a hostel, I make less noise in the morning while getting ready.

You can check out my Instagram Seattle Highlights for more pictures!

These are all the attractions I was able to do and see while my stay in Seattle:

  • Pike Place Market tour
  • Gum Wall
  • Seattle 101 Tour
  • Seattle’s Waterfront
  • Greetings from Seattle Mural
  • Mount Rainier Hiking Tour
  • First Starbucks
  • Seattle Aquarium*
  • Argosy Cruises Boat Tour*
  • Starbucks Reserve Roastery
  • The Spheres (Amazon Headquarters)
  • MoPop (Museum of Pop Culture)*
  • Fremont Troll
  • Gas Works Park
  • Space Needle*
  • Chihuly Garden & Glass*

*I bought the Seattle CityPass and got to do these five attractions.

I could have probably been able to do other things that I did not get to do, if I would have organized myself a bit better. But, I was kind of going with the flow and just enjoying the moment. I walked almost everywhere and that took a bit longer to get around town. You could probably do all these attractions in like, 3 days if you have a car, use public transportation or Uber everywhere! Lol.

I really do not want to make this post extremely long… (because I could, but I just know that I will end up losing you half way! LOL!)

So I will be brief on my itinerary:

Monday – I did the Pike Place Market Tour, Seattle 101 Tour, Gum Wall, Greetings from Seattle Mural, explored around the downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods. I made a quick visit to the Space Needle just because every time I looked up, I could see it from a distance and I just wanted to see it up close.

Later that day, I made my way back to the Waterfront where I had dinner at Wing Dome – got the spicy burger and it was good, but not spicy. After dinner, I bought a ticket to get on the Great Wheel, which was pretty cool! I had just missed the sunset ride but it was still a nice view of the city and the waterfront.

Tuesday – I had my Mount Rainier Tour which was 10 hour tour. I highly recommend taking this tour!! Especially if you are a beginner hiker, or just don’t have a way to get to the mountain. I found this tour on Viator and it was probably one of my highlights from Seattle. Our tour guide was just fantastic! He took us to several viewpoints like, Christine Falls, Reflection Lake, Narada Falls, to take pictures when we were on the way to the hiking trail. The overall experience was just the best and worth the money!

For dinner I stopped by La Japonessa for sushi and it was delicious. After 9PM they have happy hour on drinks and sushi, so that was very nice! One of the girls from the hiking tour was a local, recommended the restaurant.

Wednesday – I ended up waking up earlier than my alarm, so I decided to make my way down to the original Starbucks to skip the long lines. I bought my CityPass and started the day going to the Seattle Aquarium. I took the Argosy Boat Tour, which was another amazing tour that I highly recommend!

After the boat tour, I walked to the Starbucks Reserve Roastery, the Amazon Spheres and the Museum of Pop Culture -also known as the MoPop. After all that walking, I got hungry and made my way back to the Pike Place Market where I got some dinner at the Alibi Room. It was… “HHMMM HMM MMM.. Soo good and tasty!” LOL! I love pizza and their brick oven pizza was perfect to end a busy day!

Thursday – Bittersweet day. I think Thursday was one of my favorite days, but also it was the last night in Seattle, so a bit sad. I went over to Fremont, to check out the famous Fremont Troll and from there I walked down to Gas Works Park to get nice views of the Seattle Skyline!

And then, after visiting the outside of the Space Needle, I finally was able to go inside and have breathtaking views of the city from atop! It was just so cool! Especially the revolving glass floor!! Adjacent to the Needle, there is the Chihuly Glass and Garden which was a pretty neat exhibition! CityPass was so worth it and will recommend for everyone that goes to Seattle, to get it!

I did not want to leave Seattle without trying the famous Pike Place Chowder! Another restaurant that was recommended and definitely delicious!

The hostel offers activities during the week, and Thursday was Pub Crawl night. It was so much fun and got to meet some cool people too! We stopped at Jupiter, Cha cha Lounge, The Meyer, and White Horse. Really nice way to end an adventurous trip!

Friday – I packed and had all my stuff ready to go. While I waited for my train to the Airport, I made my way down the Market one last time and stopped by to get a delicious chocolate cream hazelnut pastry from Piroshky Piroshky.

I hope you are still here reading. I *really* tried to condensed this post as much as possible so it can be an easy read! LOL! If you read through the entire post, THANK YOU! [Insert crying emoji] Haha.

I will be writing a separate blog post about my experience with the Mount Rainier Hiking Tour and the CityPass Seattle.

Let me know if you have you been to Seattle before. Are there any attractions that you suggest me checking out next time?!

Reyna

2 Comments

  1. Gladys Y Lara says:

    Wow 🤩 everything looks beautiful and I see you have a good time !
    Maybe I will have visit this City 🏙 looking fantastic!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Yes! You need to go! Tiene un monton de cosas Que hacer y ver!!!

      Liked by 1 person

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