Seattle, Washington

  • City Hostel Seattle – international traveler friendly hostel right in the hip Belltown neighborhood. My room even had a view of the Space Needle!
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass – see the marvelous works of this Venetian artist in all their glory. They also have glass blowing demonstrations every hour. 

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  • Space Needle – currently under construction
  • Seattle Public Library – fantastic glass architecture and a welcomed place to cool off and rest your feet
  • Olympic Sculpture Park
  • Din Tai Fung – authentic and popular dim sum and dumplings
  • List – best truffle gnocchi outside of Italy
  • Pike Place Market
    • Rachel’s Ginger Beer
    • Beechers – best mac n’ cheese of my life
    • Shug’s Soda Fountain 


  • Victrola – Try to make it to the 11AM coffee cupping on Wednesdays if you are passionate about learning more about coffee
  • Starbucks Reserve Roastery – right next to Victrola, an expansive store with multiple coffee bars and roasting demonstrations
  • Red Hook Brew Lab
  • Porchlight coffee and records
  • Pioneer square – underground tours are popular here to see the original Seattle before rebuilding of the city after the Great Seattle Fire in 1889
  • Pier 52 – the Seattle water taxi is leaving from right here
  • Capitol Hill – a very hip area known for its bars and nightlife
  • MBar rooftop lounge
  • Puget Sound – the season for whale watching is late Spring through the summer


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