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SEATTLE-AREA RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Go to Umi Sake House for the best. sushi. ever. 
  • Walk around Pike Place Market - visit the fish market, the first Starbucks, the gum wall, pick up cheese at Beecher's, dine at rumored-to-be-haunted Kells
  • Take a ferry to Bainbridge or one of the surrounding islands.  A fun experience and great views of the city
  • Stop by Kerry Park for the best views of the city - aim for sunset!
  • On a nice day Alki Beach is a great option and also offers great views
  • Ride the Great Wheel!
  • Gas Works Park, weather permitting of course
  • If you're feeling extra fancy ($$$$), Canlis is fantastic and worth supporting
  • I Love Sushi if you... love sushi ;) do note that this isn't very... hip.  If you're looking for something more upbeat and fun, stick with Umi (above).  The food here is great, though!
  • For Mexican, try Cactus (there's a handful of them - all are great, but my favs are Alki, Madison Park, or Kirkland). Brunch, lunch, dinner - all great
  • Revel for a (very) unique brunch or dinner - don't be intimidated by the menu... it's one of those "I don't even understand what any of this means?! but then it arrives and it's to die for" type of places
  • If you're feeling less adventurous, brunch at Portage Bay is super popular (make reservations)
  • For a good view, grab a drink at Westward. If it's nice, there are some kayak rental places in the area
  • Canoe through the arboretum 
  • If the Hawks, Mariners, or Huskies are in town, go to a game.  Even if you aren't a fan, all 3 stadiums are awesome
  • For a tough climb with the BEST reward (aka the best photo opps around), hike Rattlesnake Lake/Ledge. It's about 45 mins east of Seattle
  • Visit Snoqualmie Falls and if you're up for a short hike, walk on down!
  • While visiting the falls, have brunch at Salish Lodge.  You MUST have a bloody mary.
  • A little closer to Seattle than Rattlesnake but equally difficult (give or take a little), try the hike to Poo Poo Point
  • For an easy hike, Denny Creek