12 Incredible Day Trips from Seattle will help you plan excursions to places like Olympic National Park, Vancouver, Portland, Brainbridge Island, and so many other beautiful places near Seattle.
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This Seattle Luxury Travel Guide will direct you to the most elegant and sophisticated things to eat, see, and do in the Emerald City whether you’re a local looking for something new to try, you’re in town for vacation, you’re honeymooning in the breathtaking Pacific Northwest, or if you’re simply looking for the best things to enjoy while in town for business or a special occasion, you’ll find everything you need to have an exquisite time, here.
The 18 Best Places to Eat in Seattle all have one thing in common: culinary excellence. Featuring fresh, seasonal, hand selected ingredients carefully crafted into dishes plated with precision and the utmost care, these restaurants are the best dining experiences in all of Seattle, Washington. Which ones have you already visited?
This Seattle Itinerary will help you plan out a convenient route around one of my favorite cities in The States. Featuring plenty of recommendations about where to stay, where to eat, what to see and do, as well as recommendations about how to best enjoy each place, this itinerary will help ensure that you’ll have a great time exploring the area like a local.
During the first leg of our time in Seattle, we stayed at Grand Hyatt Seattle’s Emerald Suite, so named not because there is any emerald coloring within the suite, but rather as it’s located within the Emerald City, aka Seattle! This spacious, 1,000 ft² suite on the upper floors of the hotel has stunning views of Puget Sound, despite being about 5 blocks back from the water. We loved our stay, and how conveniently close to downtown Seattle it was. From the breathtaking views visible from the Emerald Suite and the ample in-room amenities to the comfort and convenience of the hotel itself, Grand Hyatt Seattle’s Emerald Suite is a one of a kind treat in the Emerald City.
Goldfinch Tavern, located inside the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, serves up some of the most inventive, refreshing, and nourishing meals in all of Washington. Dine inside their modern tavern, with its warm, inviting, caramel and gunmetal grey color scheme, or dine roof side next to the hotel’s infinity pool, with incredible views of the Seattle Great Wheel, Puget Sound, and the surrounding islands.
The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle was one of the most beautiful hotels we’ve ever visited. Situated along Puget Sound, this tranquil hotel was our home away from home for the final evening of our time in Seattle. We witnessed one of the most beautiful sunsets we’ve ever seen over the Sound from the hotel’s infinity pool deck, savored culinary delights at Goldfinch Tavern, received world-class service from every hotel staff we encountered, and were positively pampered with a full range of amenities that Four Seasons Hotels are famous for all over the world.
Sawyer Restaurant in Seattle was one of the best places I’ve ever eaten. This unassuming restuarant inside of a former sawmill serves some of the very best seafood and vegetables we’ve ever had. A James Beard Semi-Finalist, this New American restaurant offers a seasonal menu that changes based on what’s available in the Pacific Northwest, while always maintaining a fine-dining atmosphere, impeccable plating and presentations, by only ever using the highest-quality ingredients.
The Presidential Suite at Lotte Hotel Seattle is one of the most impressive hotel suites in the Western United States. Views of Puget Sound, an in-room piano, a full kitchen, dining room, living room, king suite bedroom, marble bathroom with a marble soaking tub, a rainfall shower, two entrances and so many more delightful amenities make this hotel suite one of the most extravagant in all of Washington.
Sustainability, and supporting local growers is something we’ve been trying to do more often. The concept of honoring the Earth, one another, and becoming more attuned to the unique flavors, textures, colors, and fragrances of each local season through food is precisely what Aerlume (pronounced like heirloom) is all about. Located between Bell Harbor Marina and the famous Pike Place Market, overlooking beautiful Puget Sound, Aerulume had some of the most flavorful, inspired food we’ve ever encountered in the Pacific Northwest.
The lush, verdant Seattle Japanese Garden was the perfect place to spend a morning strolling along stone paths, alongside a koi pond, amongst Japanese maples, surrounded by moss and Japanese stone lanterns. Explore the incredible features of this delightful 3.5 acre garden which just celebrated its 60th anniversary, and understand why people travel from around the world to visit this oasis of tranquility.