We love traveling both in and out of the country, but always love exploring our city & the surrounding area. Here are some of our favorite things/places to eat, shop & drink!
Sonic Boom Records (Record Store)
Golden City (BEST DIVE BAR IN SEATTLE)
Capitol Hill/Central District:
Elliott Bay Books (Bookstore)
Wall of Sound (Record Store)
20/20 Cycle (Bike shop)
Ghost Gallery (Boutique & Dank Crystal retailer)
Plant Shop/ Homestead (Dank Crystal retailer)
Oddfellows & Little Oddfellows
Porchlight Coffee (Go see Zack and tell him I set you. Candle master, friend and baseball lover.)
Downtown/Lower Queen Anne:
Monorail Espresso (CASH ONLY)
KEXP (This awesome local radio station that give guided tours of their studios every week day. Their gathering space makes the perfect spot to grab a coffee and buy some records via The Light in the Attic Record Store. Best Local radio station w/ the coolest Record store.)
Bar House (Bar)
VIF (Coffee, Wine Bar/ Yummy Brunch)
Jive Time (Record Store)
Daybreak Records (Record Store)
Burnt Sugar (Boutique)
The Corson Building (Treat Yo Self)
Bon Voyage Vintage (Dank Crystal Stockist and best Vintage)
Burien & Des Moines (South of Seattle, close to Sea Tac airport)
Saltwater Park (Discover Pass Needed, but well worth it)
Sunday Market: Each neighborhood in the city has their own farmer’s market. Fremont's tends to have more antiques and food trucks, while Ballard's Market has more Vegetables and flowers. The Des Moines Sunday Market runs from June - September and has epic views of the puget sound.
Parks & Swimming:
Golden Gardens: One of the best parks in the city to hang out on the beach and look for seals and whales. Parking can be tricky but there's a bike path that runs alongside the water.
Discovery Park: 534 acre natural area park. It is the largest park in Seattle, and occupies most of the former Fort Lawton site. Very easy to get lost in this urban park.
Denny Blaine: Located directly across from the house that Kurt Cobain killed himself in, Denny Blaine is a hotbed for nude/topless hipsters.
T-Dock (498 Lake Washington Blvd): Though it gets VERY crowded, the T Dock provides the best of both world's, a chance to lie out and sunbath and go for a dip without having to trek through the stoney shores. Bet warned that people dock themselves from morning to night so getting a spot is often difficult.
Green Lake: After speed walking around the lake, a dip has never felt so nice. If you can look past the the color of the water and the fact you're swimming in a massive pond that ducks poop in, you'll be just fine.
Matthews Beach (5100 NW 93rd)
Magnuson (7400 Sand Point Way ne)
Seward Park: This is one of my favorite spots to swim out. Mostly families and provides a great view of Mt. Rainer.
Out of Town Swims & Adventures:
Rattle Snake Lake: Great swimming. This is also connected to the Twin Falls Hike, lots of switchbacks but worth the view.
Snoqualmie Falls: Deep in the heart of Twin Peaks country is a must in your PNW Adventures. Snoqualmie Falls is one of WA States's most popular scenic attractions. At the Falls you will find a two- acre park, gift shop, observation deck, The Salish Lodge and the famous 270 foot waterfall.
Small Fryes (Best Burger, Milk Shake & Fries)
Close friend and expert photo blogger Carly Starr knows how to travel. Check out her blog for local and international adventure suggestions. She won't steer you wrong.