We just wrapped up a week long vacation to Seattle and I wanted to come back and share some of the highlights with you. Interestingly, my husband and I are both locals and tourists to the Seattle area so I hope we have a unique perspective on things to do.
We live in California now but my husband was born and raised on the Eastside and I lived all over the Seattle area for 8 years. It was so fun to go back and see how much has changed and how much has stayed the same after being away for several years.
There is so much to do in the Seattle area- it makes a fantastic spot for a vacation- we spent 7 days and still didn’t get through half the things we really wanted to do.
When you arrive in the Seattle area you can choose to rent a car or tour the city by foot/cab/uber.
The airport is a bit of a haul from downtown but you can take the Sound Transit from the Airport to the Eastside or Downtown. Once you get downtown you can see Pioneer Square, Pike’s Market and even Queen Anne pretty easily on foot or with short cab rides.
I personally recommend getting a car though if you are headed to Seattle. There is so much to see and do beyond the downtown area that you might want to consider. The Seattle area has so many fun neighborhoods to explore that are really diverse and interesting. The one thing Seattle really has going for it- beyond the large corporations, lush greenery and gorgeous water – is personality. Every neighborhood has a distinct personality.