I visited Seattle, Washington for the first time to celebrate my 25th birthday with my boyfriend, Adam. The Emerald City had been on my list of places to visit for quite some time, so I was ecstatic when we got a killer deal on plane tickets (thank you, Hopper!). We rented an adorable Airbnb apartment in Bell Town, packed our warmest clothes and rain boots, and headed off!

The first evening we arrived, we headed to an amazing little neighborhood called Ballard (recommended by friends). Our first stop was The Noble Fir, a comfortable craft beer bar. My favorite part of traveling is chatting with the people that live in the area. If you want to go to the best bars and restaurants, ask your bartender. The staff was so warm and friendly and gave us great recommendations for places to hit in the neighborhood.

We spent the night eating, drinking, and just soaking in the city

The next day, with heads a little foggy from hot toddies and tiki drinks, we hit the tourist attractions. Of course, you can’t miss the Space Needle, but we really enjoyed the gem right next to it, the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum.

The Glasshouse at the end of the tour was absolutely breathtaking, pictures can not do it justice.

We trekked by foot over to the Seattle Central Library to take in the beautiful steel and glass building. I loved that all eleven stories were different shapes and illuminated by all the light let in, with pops of color from the neon yellow escalators and the red hallway.   

That evening we had an amazing birthday dinner at Stateside, who serves delicious Vietnamese cuisine, and ended with cocktails at Canon, who holds the western hemisphere’s largest spirit collection.

Short, but so, so sweet. Seattle has now moved to my list of places to return. The city is beautiful, the people were friendly, and the food and drinks were delicious. What else do you really need in life?

Comments (7):

  1. Susie

    April 20, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Your pictures are AMAZING! And thanks for all the info, I have Hopper looking for flight deals to Seattle for my husband and me! Can’t wait to retrace your foot steps

  2. Denise

    April 21, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Makes me want to go to Seattle!! Beautiful pictures and great recommendations.

    • meghanlawson

      April 22, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      Go! It’s a great city. & thank you!

  3. Jennifer Gainer

    July 10, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    It looks like you had a blast!! The glasshouse looks amazing, I have never heard of it before, next time I am that way I will have to check it out.

  4. Kate

    July 10, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Looks like you had a great time! I haven’t been to Seattle, so if I get a chance to visit, I’ll check out the library for sure!

  5. Nicole Anderson | Camping for

    July 10, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    I’ve been to a number of states but Washington has not been one of them. Seattle looks to be so interesting and I really enjoyed reading about your brief visit there. The glass museum just looks magic! I’m keen to visit and I’m sure you will also return again to discover more.

  6. Lila

    July 10, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Looks like a great trip! My husband and I are thinking of heading up there in the next few months – now we have some fun ideas of what to do. Thanks for sharing!


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