Seattle Journals

Seattle—Minus the Rain!

A June 2004 trip to Seattle by teebee29

Pike Place Market Photo, Seattle, Washington More Photos
Quote: June and July are the perfect months to visit the Pacific Northwest. The chances of rainfall are very slim. Just be prepared for blue skies!
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We fell in love with this place! Situated just a few blocks west of The University of Washington (UDub), it is the trendy University District. The rooms are large and very comfortable. Two couples shared a double-double, and we weren't running into one another. The room had a nice view of Mt. Rainier and downtown Seattle. It featured a coffeemaker, microwave, and small fridge. The free breakfast and cookies were a nice added bonus! The hotel doesn't have a restaurant, but there are plenty of places to eat in the U-District. A shuttle is available, as is the use of bicycles. Free parking is available (but limited.) The hotel is just a couple of blocks from several buses to downtown, so we were a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 28, 2006

Watertown Hotel
4242 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98105
(206) 826-4242

BluWater Bistro

Restaurant

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This is by far one of the best restaurants Seattle has to offer. There are three other location, but I prefer this one. Situated on Lake Union, the view is fantastic, the ambiance is soothing yet cool, and the food is delicious. Try the parmesan baked artichoke dip—to die for. For an entree, the Alaskan almond crusted halibut is a sure bet. A word of advice, if you're going for dinner, try to beat the rush. We went for a 4:30pm dinner (a little early, but well worth it if you want a nice table outside). Splurge on a few margaritas or some great northwest wine.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 14, 2006

BluWater Bistro
1001 Fairview Ave North
Seattle, Washington 98109
+1 206 447 0769

Seattle Art Museum

Attraction

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The SAM hosts a wonderful, permanent collection of Chinese and South Asian Art, African Art, Oceanic Art, European Art, Modern and Contemporary Art, and one of the best Japanese Art collections in the country. Be sure to check the museum's website for other featured exhibitions. We were lucky enough to see the "Van Gogh to Mondrian" exhibition in 2004.

The museum is moving to a new location, which is expected to open in early 2007.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 28, 2006

Seattle Art Museum
100 University St
Seattle, Washington 98101
(206) 654-3255

Pike Place Market

Attraction

Pike Place Market Photo, Seattle, Washington
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The epitome of the great Northwest. A trip to Seattle cannot be complete without a trip to this famed market. There is a wonderful bakery that can't be missed. Also, be sure to visit the first-ever Starbucks. Or if you're like me and you like your coffee a little less burned, try Seattle's Best Coffee! There are plenty of great restaurants located inside the market. Take your time strolling through, and enjoy all of the fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables, and of course... fish!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 1, 2006

Pike Place Market
85 Pike Street
Seattle, Washington 98101
(206) 682-7453

Tini Bigs

Attraction

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All I can say is this: If you like martinis, don't mind the smell of a fine cigar, and like to hang out in one of the coolest spots in one of the greatest cities... then you need to visit Tini Bigs!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 14, 2006

Tini Bigs
100 Denny Way
Seattle, Washington 98109
(206) 284 0931