Seattle Things To Do

Attracted by Seattle’s coffee shops, hiking trails, and their rainy weather, it was almost a no brainer that Molly and I would make them one of our first trips we would take together.

Fortunately, it was not our first time visiting the Evergreen state. We already had a list of the best things to do and places to see and managed to discover a few more places during this trip as well!

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Places to See

Pikes Place and The Gum Wall
Address: 15217 Palisades Village Lane, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
No Seattle trip is complete without visiting Pikes Place and it’s infamous Gum Wall! After adding to the gum wall, be sure to explore the boutiques and restaurants throughout the area. Notable favorites located in Pikes Place include Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Storyville, and Lamplight Books!

Chihuly Garden and Glass
@chihulygg
Address305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109
One of our favorite museums in Seattle, the Glass Museum offers a stunning collection of blown glass. Although we visited during the day, it is advised that we should return since there are several exhibits that illuminate come dusk.

 

Freeway Park
Address: 700 Seneca St, Seattle, WA 98101
If there is one thing that SoCal lacks it’s unique parks. Seattle has a handful of interesting parks such as Discovery Park and Gas Works Parks. Freeway Park is known for it’s unique architecture, however many homeless people to reside there.
Seattle Public Library
Address: 1000 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98104
It was pure awesomeness exploring 10 floors of books in the Seattle Public Library! The modern architecture brings this library to be categorized as one of the “super libraries” from early Instagram. Parking can be problematic, but so is everywhere in Seattle.

Hiking Trails

Big Four Ice Caves
AddressGranite Falls, WA 98252
By far one of our favorite hikes in Washington. Only 3 miles, this scenic trail is perfect for all skill levels. It includes a scenic trail, a waterfall, and most notably a small ice cave at the end. It is mostly open during the months of May through October, but double check the status of the trail. There has been times that the roof of the ice cave would collapse.

Rattlesnake Ridge
Address: Snoqualmie Region – North Bend Area
One of the more popular hiking trails in Seattle during summer, Rattle Snake Ridge is just over 5 miles. Although this trail can be overcrowded due to it’s easiness and popularity, it’s panoramic view atop of the trail makes it worth it.

 

Lake 22
Address: 33515 Mt Lp Hwy, Granite Falls, WA 98252
Seattle’s Lake 22 was one of the more difficult hikes for us. Even though it is only 5.4 miles, the snowy terrain makes it extremely difficult without the proper shoes or trekking poles.

 

Coffee Shops

General Porpoise Doughnuts
@generalporpoisedoughnuts
Address: 15217 Palisades Village Lane, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
If you are looking for the best start to your Seattle trip, look no further. General Porpoise doesn’t just serve great tasting coffee, but serves it alongside their freshly made donuts that is filled with their handmade curds, custards, creams, and jams! Their donuts alone almost makes the trip to Seattle worth it. They do have 4 locations so make sure to plan out which one to visit.

La Marzocco Cafe
@lamarzoccocafe
Address: 472 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
The La Marzocco Cafe is everything you would expect from a hipster coffee shop in Seattle. Located inside a radio station, you can check out a live show of their radio broadcast, browse the record shop, or relax on their comfy chairs. They also have their for home espresso machines you to check out and try out with one of their baristas.

 

Storyville Coffee
@storyville
Address: 94 Pike Street , top floor, Seattle, WA 98101
Finding their location within Pikes Place can be a little tricky since it’s on the second floor. What makes this coffee shop special is that their mission to end human trafficking.

 

Places to Eat

Beechers
@beecherscheese
Address: 1600 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
Do you love cheese? Do you dream about tasting what could possibly be the best tasting cheese in the nation? Well definitely check out Beechers in Pikes Place!

Pie Bar
Address: 1361 E Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98122
There’s not much that could top eating Pie and drinking booze. Pie Bar is popular for their variety of pies and some with alcohol in them. Yes it still tastes good. Across the street is a speakeasy bar and not too far is an arcade bar as well!

 

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