A high-end Starbucks "warehouse / bar" that's a prototype that they are starting to roll out globally.
1124 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
Pike Place Market, Walk
Market for fish, flowers, and crafts. Food vendors and famous stores (original Starbucks, Sur La Table) in that district. Gum Wall!
1531 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
1962 World's Fair, icon of Seattle, and great views.
400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Dale Chihuly is from Washington and studied in Venice Italy. Brilliant glass worker.
305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109
Hip (LA-esque) retailer with some good jewelry, cards, clothing.
1012 1st Ave Suite 150, Seattle, WA 98104
Bainbridge is a fun small town / island, but this 30 min ferry ride is a popular tourist activity since it's a cheap boat ride with good views of the city. My parent's live on the island, so that's why I go there.
801 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98104
Winslow has a small art museum, a brewery, yarn store, and Hitchock's Deli.
Pike Street Press
Best letterpress in town. Note cards, posters.
Seattle Antiques Market
Funky downtown antiques and oddities.
Seattle Art Museum
Solid traveling exhibits
Seattle Public Library
Rem Koolhaas designed this glass library. King County Library system is fantastic in general, but this building is pretty cool on top of that.
Heavy SE Asian influenced but wouldn't say it's an "asian" restaurant. Fun design, diverse menu, and solid dishes.
The original one! With a rock climbing wall.
Hip clothes for men and women. Lots of house plants.
History, folk-lore, and unique. This part of town was built on the original ground, but city planners wanted to flatten Seattle, so they hydro-fracked the hillside and brought the dirt down into this part of town. So there's about 2 stories that are underground. Drinking tours after 6pm.
Reminds me of Europe. If there's a sports game, there will be pre-games here, but normally, it's a historic and quiet part of town with galleries, boutiques, and a few hip eateries like London Plane and Caffe Umbria.
A few very high-end antique shops in this old warehouse district. Brewery and restaurants.
Cider and beer, open and easy seating with board games, and lots of dogs. In a warehouse-esque setting.
Gas Works Park
I've heard this is great.
Museum of Pop Culture
Frank Gehry designed this strange building. Music like Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana, Sci-Fi, and a place to experiment with making sounds.
Walk around Green Lake
I've heard this is great.
Sounders or Mariners Game
Museum of Flight
Boeing started up here and has influenced flight around the world.
There's a statue under a bridge, but the area is cool too.
Co-worker knows one of the board members here.
If you're into biking, the trail system is insane up here. It was one of the original rails-to-trails and connects most of the major cities around lakes, over bridges.
Molly Moon's Ice Cream
Super solid. Earl Grey and the Sasquatch are my fav.
Japanese garden south of Columbia City
Bowling alley and pool hall for millenials (aka there's craft beer and good eats).
Bands and low-key diner food.
Unexpected Productions Improv
Improv show in the gum wall
Mini-golf bar and taco bar.
Italian, Anthony Bourdain used to serve there. Line out the door and not much seating.
Knee High Stocking Co