Seattle is casual for a big city, please wear what makes you feel good! It can get cool and you may need rain gear.
Saturday: Ties and dresses not needed, but welcome, shoes required.
Sunday: fun casual. Wear layers so you can adjust as temperature changes, comfy walking shoes or sneakers, weather permitting the plan is to spend time outside playing, walking around or sitting on chairs under trees listening to music.
The indoor space has a wall that opens up to a garden so you will want to be warm in there too!
· Golden Gardens – a sandy beach on the Sound, right in the neighborhood with views of mountains (weather permitting)
· Sunset Hill – an overlook with amazing view of the Sound and mountains
· Burke Gilman Bike Trail – most fun to ride a bike and you can rent them on the street but walking or renting a scooter also possible
· Ballard Locks – beautiful park with the locks that connect the Puget Sound to Seattle’s lakes (you can see the locks in action as boats move up and down, salmon and seals)
· Discovery Park is gorgeous and has flat walks as well as hilly inclines to the Puget Sound
· Gas Works Park – a former gasification plant that is now a park with easy walks, great views of downtown Seattle, and the industrial remnants of what Gas Works used to be
· Seattle Center features the Space Needle, Museum of Popular Culture (MoPop), Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum, park, fountain and more. We haven’t been up the Space Needle, still it’s cool to see it up close
· Seattle Art Museum
· Pike Place Market – iconic and interesting to see (and taste), can be very crowded
· REI flagship store
Further Out – if you have time and want to see more natural beauty
· Drive to Edmonds (~30 minutes) and take the 30 minute ferry to Kingston on the Olympic Peninsula. You can take your car on the ferry or walk on. Beautiful views both ways. Can be crowded during commute times
· Drive to Boeing Creek Park in Shoreline (~30 minutes) – nice walking trails with big trees
· If you have more time
o Olympic National Park (via ferry from Edmonds)
o Mount Rainier National Park
o Bellingham (on the water near the Canadian border)
o Orcas Island – either Doe Bay or Rosario Resort are wonderful places to stay and you get to take a ferry to get there!
*scroll to the bottom for a quick take on restaurants in the area if you are looking for personal recommendations.