Essentials in Seattle

Seattle, Washington is a thriving metropolis surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Known for its iconic Space Needle, bustling Pike Place Market, and world-renowned coffee culture, Seattle is a hub of innovation and creativity. Visitors can take in breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding mountains from the top of the Space Needle, stroll through the vibrant Pike Place Market and sample the freshest seafood, or visit the famous Starbucks Reserve Roastery to experience the city's love for coffee. The city is also surrounded by breathtaking parks and wilderness areas, such as Mount Rainier National Park and Olympic National Park, that offer endless opportunities for outdoor recreation and exploration.

Whether you're a city dweller or an outdoor enthusiast, Seattle has something for everyone.

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Founders Club

A high end speakeasy that opened in 2022 inside of the Fairmont Olympic. Reservations are required but you'll creative cocktails and an intimate setting.

411 University Street, Seattle
(206) 621-1700

Fremont Brewing's Urban Beer Garden

This kid- & dog-friendly beer hall with bench tables serves up seasonal ales & free pretzels.

1050 North 34th Street, Seattle
(206) 420-2407

Reuben's Brews - The Taproom

Intimate taproom in a family-owned craft brewery showcasing a rotating selection of draft beers.

5010 14th Avenue Northwest, Seattle
(206) 784-2859

The Ballard Cut

Seasonal menus, locally sourced ingredients & Japanese whiskey showcased in a down-home environment. Their expansive whiskey menu makes them a must go for any whiskey enthusiast.

5313 Ballard Avenue Northwest Ste A, Seattle
(206) 566-6113


Snug bar serving aged spirits, bespoke drinks, global bites & more in a retro, bottle-adorned space. Given the intimate space, I recommend reserving a table well ahead of time.

928 12th Avenue, Seattle
Vegetarian Friendly


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Mount Si Trail

If you're looking to get a 360° view, climb to the top of Mount Si. It's a pretty intense hike, but for the avid hikers it's a top recommendation.

Cafe Flora

An iconic vegetarian restaurant that I would recommend to the vegetarians and non-veg folks alike.

2901 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112, United States
(206) 325-9100
Vegetarian Friendly


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Volunteer Park

Designated landmark includes a conservatory, a children's play area & the Seattle Asian Art Museum.

1247 15th Avenue East, Seattle
(206) 684-4075