Travel with Me / Seattle

Washington, Seattle Guide (B): Travel with Me / Seattle

This post is part of my Travel with Me series in which I post trip reviews and recommendations for trips that I have taken in the past. My hope is that other people will find inspiration and useful tips to help plan their own trips. To read more about the purpose of this series, read the beginning of my first post here.

In May 2013, Daniel and I spent a four day “layover” exploring the beautiful city of Seattle on our way to visit friends in Alaska. We spent our time doing the tourist highlights, eating great food, and soaking in the unique environment. It’s not just anywhere that you find a big, bustling city next to a beautiful body of water and tucked in between mountains.

Just a note – we mostly stay at Hilton hotels because I have a Hilton Gold HHonors membership from work travel.

For my hotel rating system, I’ll use a ranking from 1 to 5 (1 – absolutely terrible, 2 – mediocre, 3 – good, 4 – great, 5 – fantastic).

When searching for our hotel, the most important feature was distance from Pike Place Market and from public transportation. This hotel was walking distance to these places, but not a short walk. It probably took 20 minutes to walk from the Homewood Suites to Pike Place Market and the surrounding shops and restaurants on the water. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Travel with Me / Seattle
Guide Location: USA » Seattle
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Homewood Suites – Seattle Convention Center – Pike Street   Sky City Restaurant – Space Needle   Blackbird Bakery   Ristorante Machiavelli   Bacco Cafe   Portage Bay Cafe   El Diablo Coffee Co.   How to Cook a Wolf   Salty’s on Alki Beach   The Crumpet Shop   REI   Seattle Public Library   Seattle Great Wheel   Pike Place Fish Market   University of Washington   Kerry Park  
Author: Emily Abernathy
Read it on author's website: http://www.emilyabernathy.com/2014/01/travel-with-me-seattle/

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