Seattle is a place I could easily call home. Between layovers at SEATAC and having friends in the area, Seattle is a place we have found ourselves more than a handful of time and I never tire of it. One of the world’s most modern and environmental-friendly cities right smack dab into the gorgeous and unrefined Pacific Northwest, there is way too much to see and do.
The RnR Seattle Marathon still remains one of my favorite course: from city, to neighborhoods, to woodlands, back to city in *just* 26 miles. I can’t recommend it enough!
So as we continue to explore Seattle, our favorites are constantly changing, but we have some definite constants:
I’ve always have been and always will be a sucker for a great view. The Space Needle has “Courtney” written all over it, but my favorite spot in Seattle is actually Gas Works Park. On the site of the previous Seattle Gas Light Company plant, this park is just dang cool to explore.
A photographer’s dream for sure . And since it is located on the north shore of Lake Union, you get the BEST view of the Seattle Skyline.
Plus it is only 15 minutes walking to the Fremont area, which I also adore
You can see Dale Chihuly’s blown glass at various touring exhibits all over the country, but this permanent exhibition and gardens located right under the Space Needle is stunning and impressive. I could have easily spent hours here trying to capture the color and delicate vibrancy of the glass. He is an incredible guy too (I mean, a certain caliber of bad-ass-ness is needed to rock an eye-patch), so learning about his history and work was also fascinating.
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese (Pike Place Market)
And no trip is complete without some amazing to eat. Yeah, yeah.. seafood is great in Seattle, and Pike Place Market is a place you shouldn’t skip regardless…
..but Beecher’s Handmade Cheese is a shop/cafe within Pike Place and they have the creamiest, most flavorful mac and cheese on the planet. The only “World’s Best” claim that actually lives up to the name!