I stayed a few days after Jacki's wedding with my family in the Seattle area. The summertime weather in Seattle is unreal!! A hot day meant 75 degrees and very little humidity, plus no mosquitoes (seriously...it's so weird and amazing).
I can appreciate this emerald, hipster city by the sea. I've visited Jacki several times now. Here is a list of my favorite stops to check out if you are planning a trip to Seattle....take it for what it's worth coming from a landlocked, cider-obsessed, Midwest gal!!
1. Din Tai Fung: This spot has amazing dumplings!! Actually lost my mind over how delicious this Asian fare is at DTF (swear, that's what locals call it!). Get the pork dumplings with soup in them "XaiLongBao" and the crunchy green beans. I beg Jacki to go here every time I visit!
2. The Pink Door: Speak-easy restaurant vibes as this spot does not have a sign outside but only a pink door. The seafood pastas are delicious and the atmosphere is cabaret -casual! Jazz, acrobats, and a patio....what more could you want? Photo of their bar above.
3. Top Pot Donuts: Started in Seattle and scrumptious! VooDoo Donuts is trendy as hell but if you want fresh-hot-delicious donuts without waiting an hour this is your spot!
1. Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room: Coffee is basically a religion in Seattle. The Roastery is similar to a brewery tour but for Starbucks lovers! There are giant copper machines and a full bar where you can do a flight of coffee tastings (yes, this is a real thing!). Unlike any coffee spot I've ever been to before. period.
2. Unicorn: Funk-a-delic bar with unicorn themed drinks such as the "My Little Pony". Carnival colors and fried food galore are to be found here! Fun fact, Macklemore filmed part of his "Thrift Shop" video at Unicorn bar. Conveniently, it is just down the street from the Starbucks Roastery!
3. Cider: Washington's orchards make for some really amazing apple ciders (my preference to beer). Schilling Ciders is located in Seattle that offers a tour. Also, Seattle has several cider bars with local PNW ciders on tap. My favorite local cider from this last trip was called "Spire", made in Washington.
1. Explore Pike Place: Fish mongers, fresh flowers, and street vendors create a vibrant scene that is part of the essential Seattle must-do list....seriously, if you miss Pike's Place then did you even visit Seattle?! Most of the photos above are of Pike Place!
2. Boat Tour of Puget Sound: Scenic views of the city and salty sea air makes the Puget Sound boat tour worth it. Go at sunset if you really want some views. I have gone twice with the company Argosy.
3. Take a day trip to Bainbridge Island: Full blog post about our day on the island here!
Thanks for Clocking Out with us! Sneak peek of some of Jacki's wedding photos on our Instagram "ClockingOutBlog" (below as well).If you visit any of these places in Seattle let us know what you think!!