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.
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.
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.