Pike Place Market is full of delicious bakeries and local vendors. We devoured pain au chocolat and croissant à l’abricot here, sampled delicious handmade cheese here and watched the famous fish throwing tradition here. Since we only had a few hours to spare, we were unable to go into all the shops and down to the waterfront. I will definitely be visiting again though!
The last stop of our “tourist hours” was a Seattle Mariners game at Safeco Field. My boyfriend is a huge baseball fan, and we were lucky the Mariners were playing at home that weekend. After having attended a Chicago Cubs game two weekends before, I figured I could stand the cold weather… I was wrong. #waytoocoldforussoutherngirls One neat thing about the stadium was instead of the tradition hotdogs and beer, we snacked on fish & chips and Starbucks coffee!
One thing I love to experience in new cities are their restaurants. Since this was a wedding weekend, we only ventured to two restaurants. For dinner Saturday night, we had some of the best sushi I’ve ever had at Japonessa. On Sunday, we had brunch at a little cafe near our hotel called Portage Bay Cafe.
I can’t wait to go back to Seattle! It was a whirlwind 72 hours trying to squeeze in tourist time and bridesmaid/wedding duties. The wedding was held on an old retired ferry boat, and it could not have been better. I am so happy for my friend and her new hubby! Next time I visit Seattle, I will be back to my foodie ways and exploring what the city has to offer.
– Mallory Anne