Sleepless in Seattle
Last weekend I traveled to Seattle, a City I have been longing to visit ever since the first episode of Grey' Anatomy.
I don't think anyone can dislike Seattle, unless you do not like rain. Luckily, it seemed like my friends and I brought Cali weather with us because it literally stopped raining when we got there. Seriously, it didn't rain during our stay.
After this trip I decided that I will someday move to Seattle. I enjoyed the cold weather, I don't mind the rain (maybe I can actually break in my rain boots), the city was clean and everyone was friendly!!
Although the trip was only a few days, I was able to knock off the DO's in Seattle, like drinking coffee three times a day. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to go outskirts and visit the beautiful hiking trails (a reason to go back again soon).
What I did:
Pike Place Market- It was 5 minutes away from the hotel so yes, I checked in and went to have some of their famous Clam Chowder at Pike Place. Probably waited in line for about 30 minutes, but it was well worth the wait. I had the Vegan Coconut Clam Chowder (I'm vegetarian).
Original Starbucks- We all go to Seattle for the coffee, am I right? Well, DUH! Luckily, I went near closing time so the line was bearable. I ordered a Vanilla Latte with Coconut Milk and yes got a few souvenirs. Who wouldn't? ITS THE FIRST STARBUCKS.
Gum Wall- Embarrassingly I touched the wall. Yes DISGUSTING! As a Public Health Advocate, this famous gum wall is only for the aesthetics because it is not sanitary. To be honest, we go there for an Insta pic right? Well I did, and it wasn't a pleasant experience for me. I mean, I can laugh at it now but thank god for hand sanitizer. Here is what happened, I was attempting to take a picture of course blowing a bubble with my bubble gum, and well if you've ever been then you know the Gum Wall is in an alley and the floor is cobble stone so it is not flat at all & well ill admit I'm clumsy. After finally getting the perfect bubble I got so excited and called my friend over to snap my picture, my ankle twisted (I was wearing booties) and I fell back into the wall. EMBARRASSING!! I yelled historically because EWW!
Space Needle- One of my bucket list is to get to the top of all the World Towers, so far I've been to Empire State Building, Eiffel Tower, Fernsehturm Berlin and the Space Needle.
If you go to the Space Needle you will probably want to go at around 4:30PM to catch the sunset and skyscraper light up.
Seattle Great Wheel- Not as scary as Mickeys Fun Wheel at Disneyland, but if you're scared of heights this one might intimidate you. I don't consider myself to be scared of heights but this one was a lot higher than it looks, and being over water makes it a tad bit more intimidating. However, the VIEWS are AMAZING! You can see everything, the space needle, the skyscraper, the port, the football stadium and even the mountains filled with snow!
Chihuly Garden- Not your average Flora-filled garden, it is actually a Glass house filled with Chihuly’s distinctive blown-glass creations.
Kerry Park- Best view in the city. Seriously.
If you have time, I recommend walking everywhere. Being from LA, walking is rare so it was nice to just explore the city and enjoy the fresh weather. I am almost sure I walked to every corner in Seattle, from Safeco Field/ the International District up to University District and from Capitol Hill to Pier 54. You'd be surprise to all the places you'll stumble upon, like a Starbucks in every corner, oh and The Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room where I was able to enjoy a Caffeinated Martini.