Spontaneous trip to Seattle? YES
Day 1: Pike Place Market – a day of eating
Pike Place Chowder – As our first bite in Seattle (and after a long morning of traveling) I was super excited to have some chowder at Pike Place Chowder! We ordered the sampler and was quite surprised. The verdict: we did not care for any of the salmon chowders (the two orange colored ones) however the regular and I’m kicking myself for not remembering the names of the chowders, the other “regular looking one”, were delicious!
For the rest of the day we decided to walk and explore the rest of the area and of course grab some coffee at one of the local spots – Local Color. For dinner we went to Chan Seattle for some comfort food and this may have been one of my favorite finds in Seattle! Anyone looking for some Korean food in Seattle I would definitely recommend this spot, yes it’s touristy and located right at Pike Place BUT it was absolutely delicious and I’m sad I can’t bring this place home with me.
Day 2: Space Needle, Chihuly Garden & Glass Museum
For breakfast we went to Skillet Capitol Hill, a recommendation from a Seattle local. Also highly recommended for those that love a good brunch spot. It was also walking distance from our air bnb in Capitol Hill so that was a plus! We ordered a grilled chicken cobb salad (gotta get some veggies in!) and Mike’s Scramble which changes daily.
After breakfast we walked through Capitol Hill and ended up at Victrola Coffee & Art for more coffee! This has been the most caffeine I’ve consumed in a trip, but you can’t come to Seattle and not get coffee!
We then went to The Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass and it was actually really fun! I’m usually not one to want to go to museums but this was definitely very cool and a great experience.
For dinner we went Ooink for some ramen! It’s always a soupy noodle night when it’s this chilly! Honestly came in here because of the cute name but this was nothing to write home about.
Day 3 : Starbucks Reserve, Ferry Boat Ride to Bainbridge & Kerry Park
Our last full day in Seattle – we did some more walking and found this cute little spot called Trove – another great find in the neighborhood. We order pad thai and the pork kimchi dumplings, but delicious.
We also had to stop by the Starbucks Reserve and I think we had the most fun here (we also spent the most money here)! Starbucks Reserve was truly incomparable to the average Starbucks – it’s a must stop for any tourist in Seattle (as lame as that sounds – but even the locals recommended that we stop by)
Now for the most exciting part of the trip (as a fan of Grey’s Anatomy I had to do this) – the ferry boat ride! We decided to go to Bainbridge Island and grab some seafood (I didn’t want to leave Seattle without having seafood). We went to The Harbour Public House – one of my favorites of the trip and definitely recommend it for some fresh seafood!
The rest of the trip contained more walking some sweets and site seeing! Overall, a fun quick trip!