My wife and I are going to Seattle at the end of the month (Oct. 20th -30th) and wanted to find out from all you Seattle types, what should we not miss while there?
Of course we’re going to Mars Hill Church, but what other sites and attractions are a must see?
Here are the suggestions so far…
see the fremont troll
space needle – i believe you can get a drink in the restaurant and it will save you the cost of buying a ticket to the observation deck.
snoqualmie falls – it may be a little wet/cold out this time a year, so pack a rain coat.
See the Lenin statue, Bruce Lee’s grave. Kurt Cobain’s old home where he killed himself. Try to drive by Bill Gates house. Take a ferry ride to Bainbridge Island. Go to Victoria BC. Fisherman’s wharf. Northwest Trek, Mt. St. Helens. Mt. Rainier. The first Starbucks. Seattle Center (this is where you’ll find the Space Needle). Eat at an Ivars and order clam chowder. Go to Port Orchard, stop by South Kitsap High School and tell them I’m still traumatized.
Well, my “must see” list is the Space Needle and Pike Steet Market and Archie McPhee’s.
Space Needle – Obvious.
Pike Street Market – Home of the first Starbucks (founded 1971) and the world famous “fying fish” (the fish mongers in the market throw the fish all over the place when an order is placed). It’s basically a lage market with a cool feel.
Archie McPhee’s – A GREAT place for weird toys, gadgets, kitsch, etc. From plastic colored tiki Christmas lights to fake dog poo, from hula girl lamps to plastic toy soldiers sold by the pound, this place is like Pee Wee’s playhouse exploded! Just a fun, fun store.
If you have room in the budget for a super awesome meal, Anthony’s Pier 66 is something I wouldn’t miss.
Seconded on Pike’s Place Market. Somewhere in there is an amazing little shop that sells soup and fish sandwiches, both are really good. I forget the name but it’s directly across from Uli’s, a sausage shop.