A Weekend in SEATTLE

A Weekend in SEATTLE

Since I’m only about a month away before departing for the Peace Corps, Caleb and I decided to fly up to Seattle to visit one of my best friends since childhood! A lot of the following will be great activities to fill your weekend trip but there are also personal touches here and there since we were visiting friends and catching up. 

First thing’s first: Din Tai Fung, the best place for dim sum and dumplings in Seattle! The location at Pacific Place Mall is brand new and we preferred going there over the original since we could leave our car in the parking structure and walk around afterwards. 

We headed to Pike Place, which is super touristy but I love going there every time I visit to see all the seafood, fresh vegetables and flowers, and all the crafts lined up in the shops. It’s a great place to get souvenirs as well! 

For a good view of the city, instead of going to the Space Needle, you should check out the Skyview Observatory – Columbia Center. Even though it’s not a 360 degree view, it’s the tallest viewing point west of the Mississippi and it doesn’t disappoint!

Gasworks Park is an old gasification plant that’s now a nice park to walk around and see the Seattle skyline from across the sound. You can also see lots of seaplanes taking off 🙂 Close by is the Fremont Troll, which is a short walk away! It’s a fun sculpture to take photos of, and then afterwards we headed down to some breweries! 

 

Fremont Brewing Company has a great selection of craft beer along with some tasty snacks to go with your drinks. My favorite was down the road at Schilling Cider House (because I love cider) and they have some interesting flavors including Habanero Raspberry, which was actually really good! It’s a fun spot to hang out with friends and play Jenga as well.

The next day we spent prepping for a Filipino party! My best friend decided to throw me a going away party since I’m leaving for the Peace Corps and invited all my friends in the PNW! It was a wonderful time eating my favorite foods and belting out karaoke!

On our last day we headed back to Pike Place to get some hum bao (steamed pork dumplings) and went to check out the Ballard Locks to see all the ships moving in and out of the harbor and the sound. Nearby there’s a farmer’s market on Sundays that has great food and crafts to check out! 

My best friend also persuaded me to try vlogging so check out my YouTube channel! 

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