Seattle in two days

04 February 2012

After two long days of driving, we finally made it to the emerald city. The Holiday Inn Express City Center was the perfect spot for us to stay. It was central to downtown, public transportation and the freeway when we wanted to check out the surrounding area. One night, we were even upgraded to full-suites, including vaulted ceilings and jacuzzi tubs!

There were so many things to do in Seattle, we didn't know where to start. Public transportation in Seattle is easy to use, quick to understand and just two bucks for a few hours. In the downtown area, buses are even free! A resident of Seattle even created a bus app for iPhone users to make it more simplistic. Check out OneBusAway when you're in the area. It's a lifesaver.

Top Pot Doughnuts was a big hit on the Travel Channel, so we decided to take their advice and get a few treats. I can't tell you enough how much I loved the old fashioned pumpkin glazed. Yum!

As any normal tourist would do, we took the elevator to the top of the Space Needle and enjoyed 20 minutes of fun for nearly the same amount of money, ha! But it was worth it.

We also needed to check off the list Pike Place Market, because I wasn't leaving Washington until I saw them throw the fish.

Little did I know I'd be the one to catch it! The guys invited me to take part in the fun, and in an effort to avoid embarrassment, I nervously caught a giant fish. I don't know what kind it was, but I know I took many of its scales home with me.

A few more notable spots to see in Seattle are the Five Point Cafe, the Fremont Troll, Pike Place Chowder, the Gum Wall (which you can check in to on Foursquare), the original Starbucks, Elliot's, Yellow Leaf Cupcakery, the Flagship REI (big fan!) store, and also check out the Underground Tour.

Seattle was a favorite of ours, and we'll be visiting again soon!

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