The Best of Seattle in a Weekend

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The Best of Seattle in a Weekend


Before I dive into it, here’s a little back story:

Seattle’s kind of a special place for me. When I was working for an airline, my boyfriend and I impulsively took advantage of our first free flight there. It was raining cats and dogs that weekend and I let everyone know right away that I was a tourist with my umbrella. As much as I love Seattle now, I didn’t quite like it at first – mainly because it was constantly pouring and we happened to get caught in a storm during our first trip. When it came to an end, I decided that I didn’t need to visit the city again. It’s not that I didn’t have fun, it was just difficult to get around with the weather and I felt like we did everything because it was such a small city. Despite having a bad first experience, I’ve returned to Seattle a few more times and I’m so glad I did.

Sunshine is rare for Seattle, but I was lucky enough to catch it a few times. It’s easier to see how vividly green the city is (hence its nickname, Emerald City), how fresh the air is, and just how beautiful the city really is when it’s not drenched. However, I realized that it was rain that made this city so charming. Seattle is flourished because it thrives on rain. I suddenly had this appreciation for Seattle because it has to struggle through the rain just so it could nourish and radiate. I’ve come to accept it for what it is – rain, fog, and all. In fact, I now think it’s prettiest with all the fog and when the ground is glistening from the rain (perf photo op). Sometimes we immediately look at flaws and never open our minds to the beauty of things or never even give things a second chance. Seattle is special to me because it kick-started my travel addiction – which broadened my mind and enriched my soul.

The cool thing about Seattle is that you can pretty much do all the touristy things within a couple of days, or possibly even less (I’ve done these things in a weekend)! Then there are the lakes, bridges, waterfalls, hiking trails, forests, beaches, etc. on the outskirts of town – most of which are within a couple hours of driving (totally worth it!). So without further adieu, I want to share some of the things I’ve done in this gorgeous city. Also check out the map at the bottom that I created for you to use!


1. Pike Place Market

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2. Gum Wall
Seattle Gum Wall
3. Original Starbucks
4. Pioneer Square
5. Take the State Ferry to Bainbridge Island

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6. Kerry Park
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7. Alki Beach Park

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8. Snoqualmie Falls
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9. Hamilton Viewpoint Park

Hamilton Viewpoint Park - Seattle
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10. Downtown Seattle

Downtown Seattle

11. Bellevue Square
12. Ivar’s Pier 54 Fish Bar

Ivar's Pier 54 Clam Chowder - Seattle

13. Pike Place Chowder

14. Gas Works Park

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15. Lake Serene & Bridal Veil Falls  (about an hour drive)

Bridal Veil Falls - Seattle



Here is a map of the places I visited. Feel free to use this!

Link to map





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  • Helen
    Posted at 21:17h, 13 June Reply

    Great photos! I’m heading to Seattle (and many other places in the States) later this year, excited!

    • Carmelisse
      Posted at 21:22h, 13 June Reply

      Awesome, you’ll love it there! Thanks Helen. 🙂

  • Rithney
    Posted at 08:07h, 03 December Reply

    Hey Carmen. Nick and I will be going to Seattle next week and I’ve been looking at your page, getting ideas on where to go and where to eat hehehe. Love your photos!!!

    • Carmelisse
      Posted at 08:30h, 03 December Reply

      Aww you’re so sweet Rithney! Thanks for checking it out. Can’t wait to see your pictures, have fun! 🙂

  • CC
    Posted at 06:39h, 10 March Reply

    fantastic post! Thank you for the insight and keep it coming

    • Carmelisse
      Posted at 18:09h, 10 March Reply

      Thank you so much! Means a lot to me!!! 😉

  • Maira
    Posted at 03:23h, 10 March Reply

    I’m so looking forward to your upcoming posts 🙂

    • Carmelisse
      Posted at 03:59h, 10 March Reply

      Aww wow thanks Maira!

  • carmelinne
    Posted at 22:46h, 09 March Reply

    <3_<3 beautiful!!!!

    • Carmelisse
      Posted at 02:05h, 10 March Reply

      Awwww thankkks bebe! <333

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