Weekend in Seattle

I was lucky enough to spend 3 and a half days in Seattle with my mom. We had never been before and spent our time exploring downtown!! We had a difficult time deciding on what to do and where to eat. Here’s a list of our favorite places.
Food:
– Lowell’s; located inside Pike Place Market, Lowell’s is a fabulous restaurant with great fish. I ordered the fish tacos and my mom ordered fish and chips. We also shared a shrimp cocktail. Everything we had was amazing and we would have gone back again if we had more time. The third floor has a seating area that has a gorgeous view of the bay.
– The Pink Door; located on Post Alley, this hidden restaurant has no sign or visible address. It’s identifiable only by its light pink door. The atmosphere of this place is fantastic and unique. The decor is unlike anything I had ever seen and made the experience more intriguing. The food featured variations on traditional Italian dishes. I ordered a risotto and my mom ordered another pasta. The mozzarella and tomato salad was so delicious and unique to any other I’d ever had.
– Clam Chowder; I can’t remember the name of the place we had our clam chowder, but we ordered it in a bread bowl and it was delicious. Located seaside on the pier next to argosy tours and the aquarium, this cafe was surprisingly high quality with outdoor seating and fast service. We had lunch here before our boat tour and it warmed us up before our time spent on the boat.
– Dahlia Bakery; The yummiest little bakery located on 4th street!! It was within walking distance of our hotel (Springhill Marriott Downtown Seattle.) We tried their famous coconut cream pie, chocolate cookies and breakfast sandwich with avocado, egg, tomato and greens on an english muffin. Everything was delicious and we were very content.
– Dahlia’s Lounge; Located next door to Dahlia’s Bakery, the lounge was open for weekend brunch. We had the 5 spice duck hash and the omelette with spinach, mozzarella, tarragon with a side of parmesan potatoes and a biscuit. We also ordered their donuts which were delicious and came with a side of jam and vanilla mascarpone.
Activities/places:
(Most of these activities are included in a city pass)
– The Aquarium; this seaside aquarium has a huge variety of animals and exhibits! Our favorites were the river otters and the sea otters.
– Seattle Science Center; this place is huge and has so many activities great for kids and adults! We spent hours here wandering around and taking it all in. Our favorite exhibits were the tropical butterfly house, the IMAX theater (we saw a documentary on some of the ancient mysteries of China,) and the Terracotta Warriors exhibit.
– Chihuly Garden and Glass; SO AMAZING!!! Chihuly’s work is incredible. You have to see this!!
– Space Needle; super cool tall building created for the world’s fair in the 1960’s. There’s also a cool gift shop and restaurant.
– Capitol Hill; cute little neighborhood full of cute shops and cafes. We didn’t spend as much time here as we wanted to but we drove through it and it looked so fun!
– Pike Place Market; the best food and the best people watching!!! The fresh produce and fresh flowers were one of my favorite things about the whole trip! We had the best blackberries I’ve ever had here from a local farm sold at one of the booths.
– Harbor Tour; included on the city pass, the harbor tour gives you a new view of the city along with some historical background. There’s also a fully stocked bar on board! Which we didn’t partake in but some seemed to really enjoy.
– Glass Blowing Studio; apparently Seattle is the glassblowing capitol of the world! We found a local studio(Seattle Glassblowing Studio) and took a lesson. We made beautiful bowls that they shipped home to us! It was by far my favorite thing we did on this trip.

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