Overnight in Seattle

We planned an overnight stay in Seattle (yes we were not sleepless lol) when we visited our family in Vancouver. 
It is just a few hours drive from our Greater Vancouver home but it was just my first time. Unlike our spontaneous trip to Portland (in my previous post), we planned our trip to Seattle. We booked Four Points by Sheraton at Downtown Seattle (booked in advance for 210 USD). After reading reviews, we thought this hotel has one of the best locations as it is just 2 minutes away from Space Needle. After all, we want to maximize our stay. Aside from that, they have parking space for the vehicle we rented in Vancouver. This is good to consider especially those who just want to do a roadtrip or a quick getaway. 

After our Portland day tour, we arrived Seattle at 10pm that night. It was too late to tour the city with our energy haha. But, we managed to grab some late night snacks which happened to be near the Space Needle. It was my first time in Seattle, so seeing this famous landmark just made me giddy. 

Four Points by Sheraton


The next day, we headed towards the main  Seattle Center. We checked out the Space Needle again during the day and it is just as amazing. It is also just nearby the Chihuly Garden and Glass, an exhibit center and museum showcasing the works of Dave Chihuly. We also bought some souvenirs located in the area. For a basketball fan like me, how can I miss looking for the “Key Arena” which is the former home of the NBA Team Seattle Supersonics.

Magical Rainbow isnt it?

We drove for about seven minutes to drop by Pike Place. It is the market center of Seattle. One can find variety of items.

There are fresh produce, fresh beautiful flowers and many more! Once here, you can already visit the famous “Original Starbucks” (yep, the first Starbucks Coffee) which is located here. It is always full of people though. There are a lot of locals and tourists in the area so it is better to plan ahead and be cautious with your belongings. And speaking of a lot of tourists, there was a group tourists who seem to be part of a game. While, paying for the parking, they approached us as Sam is holding a map. Incidentally, one of the “tasks” they need to do is to have a picture with someone or some people holding a map. Its cool to meet new people during travels isnt it?

We also tried to catch the Boeing Museum of Flight before heading home, which is just an hour and twenty minutes away from Downtown Seattle. But, it was already closed at 5:45pm. There were also other visitors who wanted to enter but were late like us. We will definitely come back. It is a good place to go when in Seattle as it it is not everywhere that you can have a museum featuring how airplanes are made, how it is engineered etc. 


There are also a lot of outlet stores in Seattle. Before heading home, we dropped by Seattle Premium Outlets in Tulalip (northern part of Washington). 

13 Comments

  • ROBERT LEE | Amazing Life Daily

    January 9, 2017 at 4:34 pm Reply

    Would you do it again, drive to Seattle as opposed to using a bus? The only thing I know about Seattle are two things – the movie and the old NBA team there. So it is nice to read more about it. I was wondering what needle you were talking about in the early part of the post… and once the first photo showed up (night scene), I was like, oh. Great capture of the rainbow, by the way.

  • Ms. Crystalline

    January 10, 2017 at 4:28 am Reply

    Seattle is great, people from California love it there because of the cool weather and drizzling rain, and of course especially the feel of the city based on the popular movie ‘Sleepless in Seattle’.

    We took a flight there once with our High School Choir when I was in California. We stayed with host families and explored the Museum of Pop Culture (Seattle Music Museum) and the Seattle Underground Tour from what I can remember. It was a lot of fun.

    This post makes me miss the Americas, I’ll be going later on this year.

    Great post. Cheers! 🙂

  • Andre

    January 10, 2017 at 8:36 am Reply

    Wow Seattle seams like a nice place. It is on my bucket list and I want to spend there a couple of days and then head to Vancouver. The space needle looks amazing. I am wondering whether there is a view platform on top. I guess the view from up there, must be incredible.

  • Veronica

    January 10, 2017 at 3:38 pm Reply

    I love how you captured the rainbow in the fountain. I have never been to Portland or Seattle yet, there’s still so much to discover in the US/ I have never stayed at Sheraton before. Did you like it?

  • Sam Coronado (@followyouroad)

    January 10, 2017 at 4:31 pm Reply

    Looks like a wonderful day with loved ones. I love the photos, it’s so crisp as if I’m already there. I’m not very familiar with Seattle except for the famous landmark. Hope to see it someday!

  • Orana Velarde

    January 11, 2017 at 6:56 am Reply

    My mom lived for a while in Seattle and I have quite a few friends who still live there. It’s a nice city! I loved walking around Greenlake and going to eat crabs at the pier. The glass artists are amazing as well. Good choice going to visit Seattle for a day, I’m sure it was worth it.

  • Aika

    January 12, 2017 at 5:48 am Reply

    Seriously, I have never been out of the country. But given the chance, would love to spend it with loved ones too and friends. Nice shot of that fountain. I dont really know anything about Seattle though but i wish you can explore more and share it to us in the future!

  • Virag Horvath

    January 12, 2017 at 4:28 pm Reply

    I heve never been in Seattle, it’s so far away from Austria, so I can only dream about visiting one day this beautiful city. It was great to read that you had fun there. And yes, it’s a rainbow! :))

  • Pia villamor

    January 13, 2017 at 5:16 pm Reply

    When I was a teenager I was super interested in visiting Seattle because I wanted to stalk Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. Hehehe. I was also into the whole grunge scene back then so it was in my bucketlist. Other than that and the movie sleepless in seattle though, i know nothing about the city, so I appreciate reading about it here. 🙂 you had me at “premium outlets” so it’s now back in my bucket list! :p my husband will also probably be interested in the museum of flights:)

  • Kathy Ngo

    January 14, 2017 at 9:27 am Reply

    Oh you went to Pike Place? That’s the one place I wanna go to in Seattle just because of the first Starbucks store. I am an avid fan of Starbucks and so I hope to see it one day.

  • Johna

    January 22, 2017 at 2:22 pm Reply

    Ahh Seattle. Reminds me of Grey’s Anatomy hehe. My aunty lives here actually, I want to come and visit her and see the Space Needle. I heard it’s always cold and rainy though, don’t think I could live here hehe.

    • TheWonderfulKind

      January 22, 2017 at 2:23 pm Reply

      Go! I think you can! 🙂 My family lives in Vancouver which has pretty much the same weather in Seattle. I think this is the best bet for North American weather for us Pinoys. Still
      not cold us east coast hehe. 🙂

  • Louisa

    June 1, 2017 at 10:54 am Reply

    I lived in Washington for 3 years and never had the chance to see the Space Needle! There’s much to see in Seattle. Despite the rain it’s still a beautiful city. Hope to get back some day and finally see more of the it.

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