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10 Hours in Seattle

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While we were in Portland for a few days we spontaneously decided to take the bus to Seattle. It was about a three hour ride but we wanted to take the opportunity to go while we had it. After all, when would we be back in the Pacific Northeast!? We drove through the dreary morning, past luscious green fields and forests until we made it into the massive city. Seattle felt much more "city like" to me than Portland did so it was a fun way to break up our trip. Here's a look at how we spent our short trip.
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Brunch at Local 360 - A sustainable restaurant that gets 90% of their raw ingredients within a 360 mile radius of Seattle. The veggie scramble, biscuits with gravy (with fried chicken, of course) and the chicken and waffles are delicious. Don't forget the mimosas. Especially the lemoncello and thyme mimosa - yum!  
Neighborhood: Belltown 

Coffee at the Original Starbucks - A lover of coffee, we had to stop at the original Starbucks while we were at the Pike Place Market. Definitely try and get here super early to avoid long lines. And be sure to get a cute souvenir mug to enjoy your coffee at home with. 
Neighborhood: Pike Place Market  

Theo Chocolate Tour - I LOVE CHOCOLATE. So we naturally squeezed our way into a tour at the Theo Chocolate factory. Theo is always my go-to chocolate to pick on grocery shopping trips to Whole Foods so it was cool to see where and how it was made. Plus, free samples! 
Neighborhood: Fremont

Burgers and Beer at Uneedaburger - My favorite combo. We stopped at Uneedaburger for dinner before catching the bus back to Portland. There were so many good options from a mediterranean lamb burger to a Philly-themed burger which included onions and peppers. 
Neighborhood: Fremont


Pike Place Market - Of course we had to stop here! It was so fun to see all of the different vendors (but not so fun taking in that overwhelming fishy smell that filled the air) and to spend some time by the water. With having less than 10 hours in Seattle we had no time to feel ashamed about being a tourist for the day.
Neighborhood: Pike Place Market 

Space Needle - Another sight that we wanted to see! Since we weren't going to be in Seattle long we wanted to take in the view of the city. We went to top of the Space Needle and took in the insane view from above. It always feels so magical to view cities from such a high distance. I personally wouldn't waste time or money at the Space Needle restaurant but if you're going to be in Seattle for a day I would recomend taking in the view that this sight offers.  
Neighborhood: Queen Anne

How would you spend 10 hours in Seattle? 


  1. Sounds like a fun day. Hope you are having a great week.

  2. Usually my family vacations in Seattle and then makes a quick trip to Portland for the tax free shopping ;) Seattle is so walkable and totally doable in 10 hours! I visited both Seattle and Portland briefly at the beginning of last summer (you can check it out on the blog here for Seattle and here for Portland if you want!). There's so much around Seattle Center, and in that area I really love the Museum of Pop Culture, and another area in Seattle that's fun to explore is Melrose Market! Of the places you mentioned, I've visited the original Starbs, Pike Place Market, and the Space Needle. Those are spots people visiting Seattle for the first time should definitely hit up! But there are always so many people there, so I'm good after once haha. Oh and Piroshky Piroshky at Pike Place Market, near the original Starbs, is quite popular as well! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  3. How amazing! I've never been there but would love to visit someday. It sounds like you packed an awful lot into a short span on time. I am super impressed!


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