Visiting Seattle this weekend - recommendations for restaurants and places to vist?
I am going to be in Seattle this weekend - I get into Seattle around 6pm and won't be ready to get out and see Seattle until 7:30 at earliest (staying at hotel in downtown seattle). What is a great restaurant to eat for dinner this day? Is there some local place that everyone knows of that people love. I am also open to a seafood place as I would assume Seatte is known for their seafood.
(also - about what time does it start getting dark in Seattle in June?)
We will also be in Seattle the following weekend for an entire day - what do you suggest we check out?
- ToriLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
Sunset is officially at about 9pm this week and of course adds about a minute each day until the solstice on June 21st.
For dinner I would suggest Wild Ginger: http://www.wildginger.net/ or any of Tom Douglas' restaurants: http://tomdouglas.com/ Of course if it is a clear evening, you can beat the view and watching the sunset from the restaurant at the top of the Space Needle: http://www.squidoo.com/seattle-space-needle Another favorite is the Pink Door in the Pike Place Market.
For your full day visit, I would definitely recommend walking through the Pike Place Market: http://www.squidoo.com/Seattle-Pike-Place-Market. From there you can take the stairs or elevator down to the waterfront. You can walk to the north to the Olympic Sculpture Park: http://www.squidoo.com/seattle-olympic-sculpture-p... At the south end of the waterfront you might like to take a ride on a Washington State Ferry to Bainbridge Island and back: http://www.squidoo.com/seattle-ferry-to-bainbridge
Some other places you might want to see include the Seattle Center where the Space Needle is located and the EMP/SciFi Museum. The quickest way to get to the Seattle Center from the main "downtown" area is by taking the Seattle Monorail: http://www.squidoo.com/seattle-monorail
If you decide to explore the waterfront, you can either walk or hop on and off the free #99 bus that runs south along the waterfront on Alaskan Way and makes a loop through Pioneer Square and back northbound along 1st Avenue: http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/wfsc/
Here are some other ideas of things to see and do: http://www.squidoo.com/visit-seattle-washington
- Jennifer BLv 79 years ago
First of all, it's getting dark at about 9 PM.
If you are arriving on Saturday, it looks now like you'll hit the first really warm day we've had this year.
For seafood, I suggest Anthony's on pier 66, Ivar's or Eliott's. Eliott's is on Lake Union (a short taxi ride away), but is very picturesque with the Kenmore air floatplanes taking off and landing. Ivar's and Anthony's are both down on the waterfront.
All of these are higher end, "fancier" type restaurants with corresponding prices.
What to do the following full day? Wander Pike Place Market. Get a coffee at the original Starbucks. Go up the Space Needle. Then, depending on your interests, do one of the following:
1. Museum of Flight (airplanes)
2. EMP - (music)
3. Pacific Science Center (hands on science - especially if traveling with kids)
4. Underground tour (history of Seattle) and Klondike Gold Rush National Park/Museum (both in Pioneer Square)
5. Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and fish ladder
6. Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Asian Art Museum or SAM outdoor sculpture museum (art)
It sounds like maybe you are here for a cruise - if not, then try to get out on the water during your stay in Seattle - either on a ferry, Argosy Cruise or by taking one of the Ducks tours.
- 9 years ago
As previously stated, about 9 is when you can expect it to start getting dark.
There is an Elliott's Oyster House right on the waterfront downtown too - great views, outrageously good food (all seafood, not just oysters), and much, MUCH less expensive than Anthony's, unless you go to the downstairs "cafe" at Anthony's, which is the same food more or less, but more affordable.
Best Mexican Food - Tia Lu's in Belltown, The Chili Pepper in Freemont
Best Greasy Spoon - The Hurricane downtown or Beth's on Aurora
Best Burgers - Blue Moon Burger in South Lake Union, Redmill in Queen Anne, The Counter in Ballard
Best Thai - Jamjurri, Romai Thai, and Samui... all on Capitol HillSource(s): Lived here my whole life
- DevinLv 59 years ago
Ivars. It's been around forever. It's on the waterfront. They have a fish and chips counter if you want something casual, but they also have a really nice restaurant inside.
The sun goes down at 9pm but light lingers in the sky till almost 10pm.
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- Anonymous9 years ago
Come to Alki Beach over W. Seattle.
Salsa Dancing on the beach from 6pm til 10pm and Alki has excellent restraunts.Source(s): address to salsa on the beach 2726 Alki Ave SW Seattle, WA
- 9 years ago
Anthony's Home port for seafood