Seattle is the home of the Seahawks, Mariners, Bill Gates and Grey’s Anatomy… and it is really worth a trip. Unfortunately neither Bill nor Mc Dreamy crossed out path while we were there.
The city lies beautifully between mountains and the pacific ocean. Canada and 3 national parks are just around the Corner. Seattle reminded me a lot of San Francisco cause of its many hills and steep streets.
Impressively is the Space Needle, Seattle Landmark. It can be seen from far away on a clear day. Kerry Park is a good place to get a nice view of the skyline and the Space Needle. A small Observation Point, enough parking spaces along the street and a few benches make a stop worth while.
Another highlight is the famous Gum Wall. A small alley just around Pike Place Market is home of thousands and thousands of smelly old gums in every imaginable color. They do smell a bit strange but the overall impression is awesome. It is art..kind of. We participated in the art…Its never been this easy.
Pike Place Market is a really famous farmers market. Supposedly one of the orldest in the US. You can buy a lot of stuff here, from fresh fish, meat, flowers to clothing and souvenirs. On the other side of the road there is the first Starbucks shop. If you like queues than this is the right place to be. Lots of people do not mind to wait a long time to get a coffee or a souvenir from the first ever Starbucks 🙂
From Pike Place Market you can reach the waterfront very easily. Its just a few flights of stairs and you can already smell the ocean. The waterfront is beautiful to stroll along the water, especially with the sun shining. There are lots of benches for a small break after a few hours of sightseeing in the city.
If you can catch a game of the Mariners or the SeaHawks for some baseball or Football, its really cool. Especially from Safeco field its very pretty at night with the skyline in the Background!