Following on from my last post, here’s how we spent our time in Seattle, Washington. As we drove from Calgary over the US border and on to Washington the temperature changed from -4celcius to 17c! We had perfect weather in Washington.
Our hotel was right by a park with a beach to Lake Washington in it. We had a view overlooking the lake and the park was perfect for evening walks.
Whilst we were in Seattle we also did Renton parkrun which was only a 10 minute drive from the hotel. There’s a post about it >here<
We went to Downtown Seattle too and explored the Pike Place Market. One of my favourite films (after You’ve Got Mail) is Sleepless in Seattle and in the movie you see Pike Place Market so I was really looking forward to it. It’s a standard market at street level with fish, fruit and vegetable and flower vendors but downstairs there were loads of independent little shops. I loved looking round them all.
We also went to see the infamous Market Theatre Gum Wall which is a wall…covered in gum!
Whilst in Downtown Seattle we also went on the Seattle Great Wheel and saw the first ever Starbucks. The line went right down the street and then some though so I opted out of waiting.
We also went up the Space Needle which has a glass rotating floor! I don’t normally have a problem with heights at all but this definitely made my head and stomach feel a bit funny!
After the Space Needle we went in to the Chihuly Garden and Glass which is right next door. It was absolutely incredible and I just don’t think the pictures do it justice.
If you want to see a piece of his work without travelling to Seattle, there’s a large chandelier in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
On our last day in Seattle we went to the Japanese Garden which I’d seen on a list of must visit places. When we went we realised it was actually a very tiny part of a huge amazing park called the Washington Park Arboretum. I wish we’d had more time to explore this! The Japanese Garden was so lovely.
We really enjoyed Seattle and the weather being a bit warmer certainly helped! After our time there we drove back to Canada to fly home. We had such a good holiday and 3 weeks absolutely flew by!
Have you ever visited Seattle?
Do you have a head for heights?