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Destination Vacation Seattle #DestinationVacation

Destination Vacation is a series that I created because of my want to travel.  I love to read about new places and dream of my visit one day. I got to thinking that maybe I wasn’t alone.  Since I’m researching these places anyway, why not share with you what I discover.  I have also met a lot of global travel bloggers who I am dying to gain knowledge from and maybe get some to guest post here as well!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I think I will!  

Destination Vacation Seattle 

Destination Vacation Seattle #DestinationVacation

Sleepless in Seattle? Rain? Space Needle? Boeing? Nirvana?  Are those the words that come to mind when someone says Seattle?  I decided to kick off my new series ” Destination Vacation ” with my hometown, to give you a glimpse of what Seattle has to offer outside of these typical answers.

Ok, so no denying, The Space Needle is probably one of the most notable things about Seattle and it really is a MUST do while you are in Seattle.  The easiest way we found is to utilize the City Pass.  This gets you not only access to the Space Needle, but to entrance into several other area attractions.  ALL of the other attractions are also on the must do list and can all be done in one ambitious day or two less hectic days.  

The City Pass includes:

1.  The Space Needle ~ 2 visits in a 24 hour period

 2.  The Seattle Aquarium

3.  1 Hour Harbor Tour

4.  The Seattle Center

5.  The EMP (Experience Music Project)

6.  Woodland Park Zoo OR The Museum of Flight

Experience Music Project Seattle

Experience Music Project Seattle

 

Then… when you are done with all that, don’t forget that you HAVE to visit Pike Place Public Market.  World famous flying fish isn’t the only great thing you will find here.  Everyday you will find tons of vendors with fresh fruits, veggies, baked goods, flowers, and hand crafted items.  I NEVER get tired of going there.

pike-place-market

Now on the KIDS list of favorites to do is “Ride the Ducks“.  The zany bus driver narrates your tour of the Seattle area and then drives right into Lake Washington! Yes, the BUS is a BOAT!  This is when you will get to see the famous, “Sleepless in Seattle House”.  

Ride the Ducks

Then head down to the waterfront piers for some shopping and good eats, catch a ferry or ride the ferris wheel.  

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If music is your scene, then there is plenty of that as well.  Seattle is well known for their music scene and you will find plenty of bars and venues with bands playing.  One of the most popular being Pioneer Square (where you can also find a fun underground city tour btw) for late night fun, or Benaroya Music Hall for come classical or jazz.  

pioneer square

Theater? We got tons of that too! The Paramount, Seattle Respertory, or 5th Ave.  All year long there are wonderful productions.  Oh, and lets not forget about the Seattle Symphony and the Pacific NW Ballet.  

Along with all the fun things to see and do, the list of fabulous restaurants is endless as well.  Take a look at my Seattle Dining Guide.  

How about picking up a professional sporting event! Seattle is the home of the Mariners (baseball), Seahawks (Football) and Sounders (Soccer).  Everyone will have a great time at either Safeco or Qwest Field! 

safeco

To wrap up the day, hop on the monorail from The Seattle Center and do a little shopping at Westlake Mall downtown.  Then you can wander off to one of the many upscale and trendy Seattle Hotels downtown.  

This really is just barely scratching the surface of what Seattle has to offer.  There really is SO much to see and do here, I could easily turn this into a long series, but I just wanted to show you some highlights today!  

I do hope you found this helpful and I’m excited to start researching more #DestinationVacation spots to share!! 

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Have YOU been to Seattle?  What did you LOVE?  Please share in the comments 🙂 

 

 

 

 

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Tracy Iseminger

Tracy is a busy mother and social media junkie. Her adventures in cooking led her to create Daily Dish Magazine. She has a passion for travel and wine. You can find her writing at Back Porch Somm as well. She works with a local digital marketing agency and as a Dental Hygienist, but her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family.

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