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!
by teebee29 on February 28, 2006
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 able to leave the car behind most of the time.
by teebee29 on April 14, 2006
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.
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.
by teebee29 on March 1, 2006
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!
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!
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