Seattle Photo Diary & Travel Guide

Earlier this month, me & Adam spent 2.5 take-it-all-in days in Seattle. It was my first time to the Emerald City, however, Adam has been several times, so needless to say, my love was the best tour guide a girl could find! Considering what I've heard a million times about Seattle, you know...its always raining, we got super lucky with the weather. We even saw the sun a few times - yay.
Seattle is kind of amazing, really, as it is surrounded by the water, mountains & lush evergreen forests. The city is full of fantastic restaurants, cute cafes, shopping & soaring sights of the city + bonus points for being one of THE most pedestrian friendly cities in the US, which Adam & I couldn't appreciate more - we love to walk whenever possible! 

Hope you enjoy my Photo Diary & Seattle Suggestions! xx

WHERE TO STAY
We stayed at the Thompson Hotel, a boutique hotel conveniently located in downtown Seattle. Anything you'd want to experience is just a quick walk or Uber ride from the Thompson. Spring for the Water View Room and soak up the sprawling views of Seattle without even stepping outside. 

WHAT TO SEE/DO
As I mentioned above, we really packed it in during our short Seattle stay. We didn't do the super touristy things - Ferris Wheel and Space Needle - but they were pretty neat to see as we ran around! Mount Rainier is absolutely stunning and, on a clear day, you can catch a glimpse from various points of the city. Adam was the sweetest & made a point to get me over to pretty much everything else on the list below. We walked whenever we could & for everything else we hopped in an Uber. Kerry Park is known for one of the best views of Seattle & its located in Queen Anne, one of Seattle's most sought after neighborhoods. If your into homes & architecture, walking this beautiful area of town is well worth the time. Side Note: I had no idea that Seattle was so hilly - like San Fransisco style. Pack your walking shoes! 

Seattle Ferris Wheel on Pier 57
Space Needle
Pike Place Market
Mount Rainier
Alkai Beach
Kerry Park / Queen Anne Neighborhood
Ballard Locks & Botanical Garden
Pioneer Square
Capitol Hill 

WHERE TO EAT
One of our favorite things to do when traveling is - eat! haha Seattle is definitely a foodie town and we totally took advantage of all the good food & drink the city had to offer! Every single spot listed below is all-around amazing - the food. the wine/drinks. the service. the atmosphere. 

London Plane - the loveliest lunch spot. I adored the casual chic vibe & the flower shop is just darling.
Lark - I loved this place - our meal from start to finish, (I'm pretty sure I ate an entire dessert on my own this night) the service and the atmosphere were all phenomenal. 
Ba Bar - super fun Vietnamese spot with locations in Capitol Hill & South Lake Union
Sitka & Spruce - this has been one of Adam's favorites for years & now its one of mine. If your lucky enough to snag a spot, don't pass up a chance to sit it at the Chef's Table. 
Sushi Kashiba - if your into sushi & seafood, there's no better place to enjoy it than in Seattle! We indulged in thier Omakase and loved every piece! 
Foreign National - end your evening at this slinky speakeasy for an exotic drink experience. If your into coconut cream & curry, order up the Silk Road. Your welcome. If your in need of a late nite bite, consider some snacks from Stateside, which is connected to Foreign National. 

{ view from Kerry Park - on a clear day you can see Mount Rainier, the highest mountain in the state of Washington with a summit elevation of 14,411 ft }