The end of vacation is always full of the coulda, woulda, shoulda’s. The things you meant to see, but forgot or ran out of time. Packing regrets, style regrets, picture regrets, the list goes on-and-on. 

Here are some of the Seattle Musts: 

  • The Space Needle

No matter what the haters may say, you have to not only see the Space Needle (for the obvious cliché pictures), but you need to go to the top of the Needle. The Seattle weather can be incredibly unpredictable, but try to pick a sunny day with limited clouds to improve your view quality. 

We magically picked the most sunny- clear sky day for our tourist checklist. The park surrounding the Needle is also worth seeing!

Artwork from the surrounding park.
Group shot! Thanks awkward and socially unacceptable selfie stick for the pic!
View from the top.
 

  • The Ferris Wheel

I’ve had a lover affair with Ferris Wheel’s since childhood. Some have mixed reviews about this touristy attraction, but I say- You Only Live Once…experience as much as you can!! 

The Ferris Wheel is located in the harbor and is close to Pike Place Market. Grab a coffee or a delicious croissant and hop on! Despite riding during some of the worst weather, we had incredible views! 

  • Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge is high up on the list of musts, despite the fact that it’s low on this blog. The cool part about this island is you have to take a ferry to get there. Essentially you can check two (or three) things off your list: ✔️Ferry Ride, ✔️Visit Bainbridge, ✔️Find McDreamy (fingers crossed- Grey’s Anatamy reference). 

I purchased a lot of my memorabilias on Bainbridge. They have the cutest little shops with handmade rugs, coasters, old bookstores, and delicious cappuccino’s! 

Travel there in the mid afternoon, but make sure to ride back at night! You will see the most incredibly views of the city at night. ​

View as we pulled into the harbor

Seattle natives LOVE their football. Everyone has their jerseys on, hair dyed in blue and green colors on game day. It’s electric in the city. The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Atlanta Falcons that day- in a nail biting  finish. To celebrate, the city is painted in blue and green with football displays on the Ferris Wheel. 

p.s. I didn’t find a McDreamy while on the ferry, but I did get some great pictures! 

In my previous blog post, I mentioned visiting Pike Place Market and the original Starbucks. Refer to that for more Pike Place tips. ✌🏻️

Last must…and it’s not very sanitary….

  • The Gum Wall

I grew up with teachers telling me not to stick gum under the desk or in public places. And yet here, in the heart of the city, is a wall dedicated to sticky, half-chewed bubble gum. Random fact: the gum wall was recently scrapped off to make room for more gum! Now that’s dedication!!

You win some, you lose some. Hope you get a chance to see some of these sites. 

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