What to Do On a Short Trip to Seattle

Seattle

Welcome to Seattle! I travelled to visit my friend for only two nights. It was quick and we tried to hit all the spots a first-time visiter would probably want to see.

Sight-Seeing

Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls – Famous 270-foot falls only about a 30 minute drive from Seattle.

Space Needle

Space Needle – Obvs.

Chihuly Museum

Chihuly Space Needle

Chihuly

Chihuly Garden and Glass – If you like art and glass, then this is the museum for you!

Public Market

Seattle Gum Wall

Pike Place Market – We watched the guys throw the fish. We talked to vendors and shopped a little bit. We visited the gum wall – which was one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever seen!

Troll

Fremont Troll – The head-and-shoulders sculpture of a troll is 18 feet tall and full of people. It was neat to see (and free!).

Monorail

Monorail – Ever since that episode of Frasier aired when he was stuck on the monorail with Niles, I was excited to be on a monorail!

First Starbucks

First Starbucks – For all you fans of Starbucks fancy drinks or pour-over coffees, you can have the chance to visit the FIRST Starbucks ever.

Tours

Underground Tour

Underground Tour

A little history about Seattle: a logging town was built, it was burned down, then it was rebuilt – and it was built an entire story higher. So, the ground levels of the building became the basements. Then, the basements became underground tunnels that we can tour. It was gritty and it was wonderful and we saw a lot of rats!

EAT

Local 360

Local 360
We stopped for drinks here and the menu was astounding – even for appetizers! They had oysters and I was a little jealous that we were planning on eating in this stop-through.

Umi Sushi

Umi Sake House
Sushi – I was told that the celebrities eat here, so we were down to check it out. Apparently, going right when the doors opens does not equal celebrity sightings. We were the only celebrities there! Rolls and cocktails were half off for happy hour and were quite delicious. We also tried the salmon trio sashimi and it was super tasty.

Trove
Korean BBQ – This place was tasty (as is ALL Korean BBQ) and a little on the pricier side. The atmosphere was great and they even made their own ice cream. We had the chef’s choice.

Have you been to Seattle before? What was your favorite thing to do?

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58 Comments

  1. Andi
    May 29, 2018 / 7:06 pm

    Holy moley you covered a lot of ground in two days! I went to high school in the area. Once I moved away, I made sure to visit Seattle every few years. Last time was two years ago and I had a blast. Now that I’ve moved to Portland I’m only a few hours drive away and I can’t wait to head back more often, although I think I’ll skip the gum wall!

    • kkinsley
      May 29, 2018 / 7:10 pm

      Portland is another place I’d like to visit. If my friend moves there then I’ll be sure to book a flight!

  2. Cacinda
    May 29, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    You sure made the most of your time there! I have been to Seattle many times and always have a great time. I have been to Snoqualmie Falls but would love to go again.

    • kkinsley
      May 29, 2018 / 7:18 pm

      What was your favorite thing that you visited?

  3. Andi
    February 8, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    Holy moley you covered a lot of ground in two days! I went to high school in the area. Once I moved away, I made sure to visit Seattle every few years. Last time was two years ago and I had a blast. Now that I’ve moved to Portland I’m only a few hours drive away and I can’t wait to head back more often, although I think I’ll skip the gum wall!

    • kkinsley
      February 12, 2017 / 9:10 am

      Portland is another place I’d like to visit. If my friend moves there then I’ll be sure to book a flight!

  4. May 29, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    Saving this for an idea for my BFF and I to take a trip. I feel like Seattle woudl be a great Girls weekend trip. Hoping to schedule something soon. Thank you for sharing all of these great ideas.

    • kkinsley
      May 29, 2018 / 7:10 pm

      The market is full of different shops, too, if you and your girls enjoy a little shopping!

  5. Cacinda
    February 8, 2017 / 5:56 pm

    You sure made the most of your time there! I have been to Seattle many times and always have a great time. I have been to Snoqualmie Falls but would love to go again.

    • kkinsley
      February 12, 2017 / 9:11 am

      What was your favorite thing that you visited?

  6. February 8, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Saving this for an idea for my BFF and I to take a trip. I feel like Seattle woudl be a great Girls weekend trip. Hoping to schedule something soon. Thank you for sharing all of these great ideas.

    • kkinsley
      February 12, 2017 / 9:09 am

      The market is full of different shops, too, if you and your girls enjoy a little shopping!

  7. May 29, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    I have always wanted to visit Seattle. Looks like such an amazing place to visit. And yeah, that gum wall does look pretty gross! lol. But everything else looks so amazing!

    • kkinsley
      May 29, 2018 / 7:16 pm

      haha, yeah, don’t get too close to the gum wall!

  8. February 9, 2017 / 8:03 am

    I have always wanted to visit Seattle. Looks like such an amazing place to visit. And yeah, that gum wall does look pretty gross! lol. But everything else looks so amazing!

    • kkinsley
      February 12, 2017 / 9:09 am

      haha, yeah, don’t get too close to the gum wall!

  9. May 29, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    Looks like you had a great trip to Seattle! I’ve wanted to make it to the West Coast to see the sights, but I have yet to make it quite that far. Waterfalls intrique me, so I would love to see the Snoqualmie Falls and of course the Space Needle.

    • kkinsley
      May 29, 2018 / 7:16 pm

      The falls were beautiful and the fresh air was wonderful.

  10. May 29, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    This is great!! I had no idea you could see so much of Seattle in such a little bit of time. Thanks for the tips! I can’t wait to check them all out when I get to see Seattle for myself.

    • kkinsley
      May 29, 2018 / 7:16 pm

      Seattle was so much fun – I hope you get to visit!

  11. February 9, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    Looks like you had a great trip to Seattle! I’ve wanted to make it to the West Coast to see the sights, but I have yet to make it quite that far. Waterfalls intrique me, so I would love to see the Snoqualmie Falls and of course the Space Needle.

    • kkinsley
      February 12, 2017 / 9:08 am

      The falls were beautiful and the fresh air was wonderful.

  12. May 29, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    Sure looks like theres lots to do in Seattle! Ive always thought Seattle would be a really cool place to visit and these pictures proved me right! Hopefully I will get to visit soon and check out all these out.

    • kkinsley
      May 29, 2018 / 7:16 pm

      I didn’t even get to do all that I wanted, but I sure tried to see as much as I can!

  13. Tami Qualls
    May 29, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    I have never been to Seattle. Hubby would like it simply because it looks like we’d be spending plenty of time outdoors. We might just make a trip there.

    • kkinsley
      May 29, 2018 / 7:16 pm

      The mountains are a short drive from the city. So you can spend a little time hiking too!

  14. February 9, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    This is great!! I had no idea you could see so much of Seattle in such a little bit of time. Thanks for the tips! I can’t wait to check them all out when I get to see Seattle for myself.

    • kkinsley
      February 12, 2017 / 9:08 am

      Seattle was so much fun – I hope you get to visit!

  15. February 9, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Sure looks like theres lots to do in Seattle! Ive always thought Seattle would be a really cool place to visit and these pictures proved me right! Hopefully I will get to visit soon and check out all these out.

    • kkinsley
      February 12, 2017 / 9:07 am

      I didn’t even get to do all that I wanted, but I sure tried to see as much as I can!

  16. Tami Qualls
    February 9, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    I have never been to Seattle. Hubby would like it simply because it looks like we’d be spending plenty of time outdoors. We might just make a trip there.

    • kkinsley
      February 12, 2017 / 9:07 am

      The mountains are a short drive from the city. So you can spend a little time hiking too!

  17. May 29, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    This is such an amazing post! I’m definitely bookmarking it. I plan to visit to that part of the world this year so I’ll try to make a stopover to Seattle for sure.

    • kkinsley
      May 29, 2018 / 7:16 pm

      You’ll have so much fun if you do!

  18. February 11, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    This is such an amazing post! I’m definitely bookmarking it. I plan to visit to that part of the world this year so I’ll try to make a stopover to Seattle for sure.

    • kkinsley
      February 12, 2017 / 9:06 am

      You’ll have so much fun if you do!

  19. May 29, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    We haven’t been to Seattle in years. Looks like we need to plan a trip. Some beautiful places to visit and enjoy. Love those water falls.

  20. May 26, 2018 / 8:43 am

    We haven’t been to Seattle in years. Looks like we need to plan a trip. Some beautiful places to visit and enjoy. Love those water falls.

  21. May 29, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    Seattle seems like a great city so progressive and the first Starbucks wow. I really hope to get there someday and see all those sights in and around the city.

  22. May 29, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    I’ve always wanted to visit Seattle. The special olympics basketball team is going there but my daughter wasn’t chosen this time. Bummer! Looks like a great place to visit.

  23. May 26, 2018 / 3:19 pm

    Seattle seems like a great city so progressive and the first Starbucks wow. I really hope to get there someday and see all those sights in and around the city.

  24. May 29, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    Wow! A visit to the first Starbucks ever will really be great. It’s historical and you can bring this story back to home.

  25. May 26, 2018 / 4:54 pm

    I’ve always wanted to visit Seattle. The special olympics basketball team is going there but my daughter wasn’t chosen this time. Bummer! Looks like a great place to visit.

  26. May 26, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    Wow! A visit to the first Starbucks ever will really be great. It’s historical and you can bring this story back to home.

  27. May 29, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    What a fun trip. There is so much to do in Seattle and it has been on my bucket list for years! Looks like you got all my top “to see” spots! So fun!

  28. May 29, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    You sure did a lot on your short trip to Seattle. Seattle has been on our must-visit list for quite some time. Especially Pike Place Market.

  29. May 29, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    Oh my gosh! The gum wall is so gross! I’ll see all the other things but that wall needs to go!! Gross!

  30. May 27, 2018 / 4:13 pm

    What a fun trip. There is so much to do in Seattle and it has been on my bucket list for years! Looks like you got all my top “to see” spots! So fun!

  31. May 27, 2018 / 5:46 pm

    You sure did a lot on your short trip to Seattle. Seattle has been on our must-visit list for quite some time. Especially Pike Place Market.

  32. May 27, 2018 / 5:54 pm

    Oh my gosh! The gum wall is so gross! I’ll see all the other things but that wall needs to go!! Gross!

  33. May 29, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    It’s been years since I’ve been to Seattle. But, my favorite thing was going to Snoqualmie Falls. It was so beautiful.

  34. May 28, 2018 / 2:40 am

    It’s been years since I’ve been to Seattle. But, my favorite thing was going to Snoqualmie Falls. It was so beautiful.

  35. Jeanine
    May 29, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    Years ago a friend of mine lived in Seattle and we often talked about a visit but it never did happen. I’d love to visit some day!

  36. May 29, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    Looks like you’ve been busy for two days! There’s lots of places to see in Seattle, it’s in my bucket list to see the first Starbucks there.

  37. May 29, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    Wow you fit so much into such a short trip! I have never been to Seattle, or even the US full stop, but it looks like there is so much to do!

  38. Jeanine
    May 28, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    Years ago a friend of mine lived in Seattle and we often talked about a visit but it never did happen. I’d love to visit some day!

  39. May 28, 2018 / 4:44 pm

    Looks like you’ve been busy for two days! There’s lots of places to see in Seattle, it’s in my bucket list to see the first Starbucks there.

  40. May 28, 2018 / 5:33 pm

    Wow you fit so much into such a short trip! I have never been to Seattle, or even the US full stop, but it looks like there is so much to do!

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