Hello mommies and daddies! We just got back from a trip to Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula, and let me tell you, it was fantastic! There is so much to see and do for both little humans and big humans.
If you are looking for a vacation other than your typical beach vacation, I highly recommend Seattle. There is plenty to do in the city and around it.
We stayed in the city, at the Hampton inn and suites. This location was ideal for us as it was close to some of the main attractions, like the Space Needle (which we had a view of from our balcony!), and offered a king bed apartment including a full kitchen, pack n play and high chair. There is also laundry facilities, which is always helpful with a bambino on board. Service was fantastic, breakfast typical and location spot on all for a reasonable price (parking is extra but also reasonable for a city).
As for what to do around the city the options are endless and there is really something for every taste and interest. We did almost everything with our little (8 months old), but did spend one evening out on our own.
Our top spots during a 4 day visit:
The Space Needle (save this for the nicest forecast on your trip!) Grab a table and some snacks and enjoy the view.
The Pioneer Square neighborhood, get lunch at a food truck (many to choose from on week days), grab sandwiches to go from Salumi (Mario Batali’s dad’s place) for dinner later, check out the fun shops, play giant chess or ping pong or go on the underground tour! We didn’t do this because we brought our stroller and heard it’s not really baby friendly, but if we didn’t have baby we totally would have!
Day Trip to the mountains and Pacific. We did the Twilight Forks and La Push drive. Forks wasn’t as cool as I hope, but the drive was gorgeous. The beach was amazing. A true highlight!
My mom came with us on this trip, so we were able to sneak away for a date night. Seattle has a pretty big burlesque scene, and we are always up for a new experience. We originally wanted to go to the pink door, but they were booked. We ended up at the Can Can seeing their French Kiss show. While it is more than just “dancing” it wasn’t fully stripping (I’ve never been to strip a club, but other sources confirmed) and it was very funny. Food was just ok, but I wasn’t expecting amazing. If it’s your birthday, beware!