As a traveler and a travel writer I’m always looking for a fun place to run away to. Somewhere exotic, warm and tropical is always good. But this past weekend I had neither the time or money to go far so I decided to be a tourist in my home town of Seattle, WA! Below is a list of some of my favorite places!
You MUST visit Pike Place Market. I know it’s touristy and busy but there is a reason….it’s because it’s awesome. You can find everything from fresh fruit to crab legs. The original Starbucks is there. You can get a handmade leather belt or buy some Tibetan prayer flags all while getting a view of the Seattle waterfront and the ferries heading off across the water.
My favorite restaurant is Little Water Cantina on Eastlake. They have the BEST Mexican food and Margaritas EVER. I try to go there every time I’m in town. Their schedule is a little funky so look them up online. My favorites are the Camarones and the Posole. You also must get the guacamole with home made chips!
Of course I’m an outdoor fanatic so I always make a trip to REI while I’m in Seattle. They always have something there that inspires me. We have backpacks from there, tents, coffee mugs, sleeping bags and cots but this time they had this awesome tent and my head almost exploded! I want it! I want it bad! I sat in here for about 15 minutes dreaming about what beach I would live on and how I would nap on the bed every day…….
And last but not least, I made it to Elliott Bay Books which is up on Capitol Hill. The store was way cooler when it was in Pioneer Square but hey……it’s still a good book store. Being a yoga instructor, I always look in the yoga section. I picked up a great book about Yoga and the twelve step path for recovery and on the very same shelf I found this!
I am lost for words…..Bar Stool Yoga? Really? Is that a thing now? I mean hiking and yoga – yes, sailing and yoga – sure….but yoga at the bar?
Anyway, there are so many great places to visit in Seattle and I’ve only mentioned a few. Come for a visit and see for yourself. If you want to avoid the rain, we usually get sunshine in August! I’m not joking.