Seattle Travel Guide

I spent three full days in Seattle, WA the first weekend of June and put together this reference guide for everywhere I went and enjoyed, my adventures for each day, and places I'd love to explore whenever I get a chance to return. See below for all the details! 


My adventures by Day

and bonus! A more in-depth commentary on my glassblowing experiences here.

Favorite things I did (not spending money)

    Bike Ride via the Burke-Gilman Trail

    "Free" Walking Tour 

    Pike Place Market (this goes in spending and not spending categories)

    Kerry Park to watch the sunset

    Fremont Troll 

    Gas Works Park 

    Ballard Locks & Fish Ladder 

    Artist's at Play Playground 

    Olympic Sculpture Park

    Victor Steinbrueck Park 

    Columbia Tower — 40th floor Starbucks and a {free} view

    Seattle Art Museum [SAM] — {free because of First Thursday}

    Gum Wall 

    Visiting the first Starbucks store at 102 Pike St.

    Simply just walking around the city itself

    Favorite things I did (spending money)

    Chihuly Garden and Glass 

    Learning glass-blowing at the Seattle Glassblowing Studio

    Riding on the carousel at Miner's Landing

    Giant Shoe Museum

    Seattle Space Needle  

    EMP Museum / Experience Music Project Museum 

    Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour using my City Pass

    Places I Ate

    Owl n' Thistle Irish Pub — go at Happy Hour and try their fish 'n chips

    Zayda Buddy's Pizza — try their cheese curds

    Full Tilt Ice Cream — includes pinball machines

    Top Pot Doughnuts

    Taxi Dogs — hot dog with cream cheese anyone?

    Where I Stayed

    Green Tortoise Hostel105 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

    Best location — right across from Pike Place Market. 

    Mapped Out

    The map below shows a comprehensive view of all the places I visited. Each marker has a photo that links to the appropriate website.

    Trip Photos

    On my Return List

    I'm really happy with everything I got to explore while I was in Seattle. There's definitely so much more to see though! The following are just a few of the things that I'd like to do if when I visit Seattle again.

    Ferry to Vashon Island

    Ferry to Bainbridge Island

    Museum of Flight

    Egan's Ballard Jam House

    Seattle Aboretum

    Hiking Mt. Rainier

    Take time to explore Pioneer Square more

    and basically all the parks in Seattle — there's so many! 

    Paramount Theater

    Feel free to comment on any places I might have missed to add to my return list!