What to do in Seattle: A Travel Guide

I just came home from Seattle yesterday and spent half of the night, organizing and editing pictures, so I can show and tell you all about my trip 🙂

Since I took so many pictures and since I want to show you all of them, I thought I am going to upload two posts. This one will be about what you can do and see in Seattle and the next one will be about the restaurants and places we went for dinner.

I have to say that Seattle totally surprised me. I’ve never thought that it would be such a beautiful, green and modern city. Next to huge skyscrapers are old buildings which reminded me a little bit of New York and the atmosphere was just amazing.

We had pretty good weather and got to see a lot through our guided city tour which I always recommend everyone to do because you get to see so much more than when you explore just by yourself. We booked this tour and our guide’s name was Lucky, if you are interested. He was awesome!

I am going to try keeping my texts about the single attractions short and let the pictures speak 🙂 hopefully you enjoy this post and now, let’s jump into Seattle.

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Space Needle

We went up the Space Needle right after it opened in the morning and since there is a lot of construction going on at the moment, they are giving you a tiny discount which is nice. If you are going in the next few weeks, just be aware that you will not have the full view over the city but the one we got was still super nice and it was definitely worth going up there 🙂

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Museum of Pop Culture

THIS MUSEUM IS SO COOL. Oh my! Definitely a must see, even if you don’t like museums, this one will knock your feet off the ground (is that even the right way to say it?!). First of all, just because of the architecture it’s worth having a look at but then, when you go inside, the first two things you’ll see is a big wall with Pop Figures (!!!) and a humongous screen which is showing different music videos. So, so so cool. The whole place is just awesome and SO worth it’s money! You can even mix your own music and take mini lessons about different instruments in the sound lab. I am telling you, SO COOL.

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Pike Place Market

Okay, one of the things I came to Pike Place Market for was the flowers. They had tones and tones of flowers and my heart just was the happiest on earth.

We saw the popular flying fishes and even found a German store where we had German food for the first time after nine months in Canada. It was like heaven! The cool thing is that all the stores produce their products by themselves and you can also find the first original Starbucks there.

The whole Place is just so amazing and the atmosphere is exactly what I like. I immediately felt comfortable 🙂

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Kerry Park

Surprisingly there weren’t a lot of people at the Kerry Park Point and I don’t know why because you have the most amazing view over Seattle’s skyline. So, here is a little secret recommendation 🙂

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Ballard Locks, Fish Ladder and Elliot Bay

I never thought that learning about fishes could be so interesting but our tour guide stopped at the popular fish ladder where the salmons go through to get into the ocean and back. It became clear how important they are for the environment and learning about them was really fun. Also, the place was just super pretty and definitely worth a visit!

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Fremont Troll

Our tour guide told us that the locals say you’ve really seen Seattle after a visit to the Fremont Troll. So, here is another (kind of) insider tip 🙂

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Downtown Seattle

Seattle, without it’s plenty sightseeing spots is such a beautiful city. I was so surprised but it really has my heart. All the tress, different architectures and the monorail makes it a special place and I am so so happy, we came for a visit 🙂 also, the shopping mile is so cool and you’ll find everything you’re heart is longing for 🙂

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I really hope you enjoyed this little travel guide 🙂 Another one about food is coming soon !

Would you like to visit Seattle one day?

xo, Franziska

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