It’s called the Evergreen State for a reason – whether you are a city person or a nature person you will be surrounded by the greenery and views in Seattle. Plus, there is delicious food around every corner. With so much to offer, both within the city and in the surrounding national parks, one could visit Seattle time after time. However, if you only have a few days– here are our top 5 things you don’t want to miss.
1. Ride the Ferry
Not only is green around every corner in Seattle, but so is blue. No matter where you wander in the city you will get some Puget Sound or lake water views. One of the best ways to experience the city is to take the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. From the ferry you get to see the Seattle skyline and if it is a clear day, also get amazing views of Mt. Rainer and The Olympic Mountain Range. On Bainbridge you can also splurge on some coffee or maybe even go for a wine tasting. Either way it’s a win-win of an afternoon.
2. Top of the Space Needle
Hovering above the city and the icon of the city of Seattle. The Space Needle is a must see in Seattle, even if just to cross of the list. Built in 1962, the Space Needle is one of the most recognizable structures in the world. Take a ride up the elevator and see Seattle from one of the most pinnacle spots in the area. After taking a morning elevator ride, go to one of DFC’s favorite brunch spots. Make sure you make a reservation. They get busy!
3. Buy Flowers at Pike Place Market
One of the most picturesque and quintessential farmer’s markets in the country, wandering through Pike Place Market is an absolute must. Known for its amazing flower deals, you can get a bouquet of flowers for yourself (or that special someone) for an unbelievable price. Be sure to stop and enjoy a coffee, Ellanos yogurt and to do some people watching, there is always a mix of people who shop at Pike. There are also many great souvenir shops to remind you of your amazing visit to Seattle.
4. Visit Discovery Park
Seattle is a city full of parks and Discovery Park is one of the most awe-inspiring ones the city provides. Walk along the coast, sit on the grass or sand, and wander the trails at Discovery Park. Located in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood it is 534 acres making it the largest park in the city. You can wander the trails of Discovery Park for over 11 miles. While visiting Seattle, take advantage of this beautiful, vast, and jaw-dropping park. The views are unbeatable.
5. Tour Theo Chocolate Factory
Can you say Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Dream come true? Because that is what a tour at Theo Chocolate factory is. You will get to taste all types of chocolate and see the way that it is made. A local Seattle company established in 2006 in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, Theo Chocolate was the first organic, Fairtrade cocoa producer in the United States. Not only is Theo Chocolates factory full of deliciousness, but it is also free trade, organic, non gmo verified, and kosher. Not only will it taste good but also you will feel good! Don’t waste a minute.