Exploring Seattle!

OK! So everyone who has been following me on this blog or Instagram for the last few weeks, already know that I’m in total awe of this city known as Seattle! Sophisticated, tech-savvy, free-spirited, historic, creative, eclectic – that’s how I like to describe this city. The city has a lot to offer and during my one week trip out there, I managed to explore quite a few touristy places 🙂

One of my most favorite and a must do for everyone planning a trip there is a tour of the iconic Pike Place Market – read in detail about it here.

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The Seattle Underground is a network of underground passageways and basements in downtown Seattle, Washington, United States that was ground level at the city’s origin in the mid-19th century. After the streets were elevated these spaces fell into disuse, but you can definitely get a glimpse of this underground city. I highly recommend, Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour.

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A trip to Seattle is incomplete without a visit to Starbucks Roastery, 15,600-square foot shrine to the bean, complete with two coffee bars, a scooping bar, two roasting facilities, a coffee library, a store, a lounge and a restaurant – one of its kind!

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To see some of the best blown glass art and sculptures, head to Chihuly Garden and Glass! Amazingggg, is all that I can say about this fantastic and vibrant place.

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The Space Needle is the observation tower in Seattle and an icon of the Pacific Northwest. It has a revolving restaurant, which has some great panoramic views, but the food is just okay. For exhilarating views, I would recommend skipping the Space Needle and checking out the Columbia Center Sky View.

Taking a Seaplane flight is a quintessential Pacific Northwest experience and a unique thrilling experience of water takeoff. I recommend the Kenmore Air Scenic Tour for the perfect experience.

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For the book lovers, a visit to the Seattle Library and Elliot Book Bay Company is a must.

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A free-admission public outdoor Olympic Sculpture Park is a great place to take an evening walk and enjoy the bigger-than-life public artwork and the astounding panorama of Olympic Mountains.

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Dedicated to the history and exploration of popular music, science fiction, and pop culture, the EMP museum is worth visiting. A fusion of textures and myriad colors, EMP’s exterior conveys all the energy and fluidity of music. Don’t forget to checkout the guitar gallery, which has a whooping 236 guitars in its collection!

Although I can’t really post any pics here, but I would definitely like to mention that if you know someone working at Amazon, then please please please do visit the new Amazon building -Doppler! It’s definitely worth it. I was super impressed by the creator’s/crafter’s room, the post-it wall and the dog facilities!!!

As for the food lovers, try to grab-a-bite at these places, Kedai Makan, Serious Pie and Biscuits and the KuKuRuZa popcorn!

That pretty much sums up the places I explored and loved in Seattle. Which one is your favorite place to visit in Seattle?

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