The first time I met Seattle, I was on my flight to Alaska in 2017.
It’s a short layover and I was told that Seattle is always cloudy and gloomy.
Is it really? I decided to check it out myself while I was planning my trip to Canada this year – since Seattle is so close to Vancouver anyway! So, here begins our amazing adventure.
Day 1 – First Starbucks Store, Pike Place Market & Gum Wall
Almost everyone knows the Original Starbucks was established in Seattle, which was why it’s a must-do in my itinerary. After waiting for about 30 minutes in the queue (which normally takes an hour!), I ordered a cup of special reserved Pike Place and a limited edition coffee mug to take home.
After a cup of Pike Place at Pike Place (lol), we then went straight into the Market, which is equally famous. We found some huge scallops here!
We also visited the ‘Gum Wall’ right behind Pike Place – which is a brick wall covered in chewing gum. Obviously we were very prepared as we brought our own chewing gum for photos:-)
Day 2 – The Museum of Flight, Amazon Headquarters & Space Needle
The next morning started with a half day Boeing factory tour at the Museum of Flight, where you can travel through time and space! In here, we saw an incredible collection of spacecraft & aircraft:
As I was craving scallops, we picked a Japanese restaurant for lunch today as they served scallops there 🙂
Right after lunch we visited the Amazon Headquarters – as Seattle is known for headquarters for many big organisations around the world – Microsoft, Expedia, Costco, Starbucks included.
After a short campus tour, our next stop was the Space Needle. Our original plan was to go up to the top however the queue was way too long. So instead of waiting in the line for 2-3 hours (not even joking), we decided to take our time to chill out in the park & visit the Waterfront near Downtown.
Where we were welcomed by huge seagulls!
The weather wasn’t too bad after all? I guess we’re quite lucky.
Overall, this trip was way above my expectations – Visiting the first Starbucks was fun; wandering the Boeing factory was an unique experience for me; the Gum Wall wasn’t too disgusting after all 😉 And the scallops were delicious!
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