Seattle’s vibrant downtown is that much more appealing thanks to the gorgeous nature surrounding it in every direction. This unbeatable combination of hip city hangouts and breathtaking natural beauty make Seattle an ideal proposal destination. Read on for our favourite romantic Seattle spots.

Flytographer: Kelly in Seattle

World-class restaurant scene

Splurge on Seattle’s most incredible and romantic dining experience at Canlis for an unforgettable post-proposal meal. The restaurant’s dining room boasts gorgeous views of Seattle, Lake Union and the Cascades. The family-run restaurant has been around since the 1950s and has snagged numerous culinary nominations and awards.

Flytographer Jessica also recommends dining at Tilth, Momiji, and The Walrus and the Carpenter for a romantic dinner. For brunch or lunch, she recommends heading to Cafe Pettirosso, Cafe Flora (a fantastic destination for vegetarians and vegans), Cafe Presse, The London Plane and Joule.

Flytographer: Jessica in Seattle

Breathtaking nature

One of Seattle’s biggest draws is the abundance of breathtaking nature surrounding the city. Jessica’s favourite hikes include Naches Peak Loop Trail, Big Four Ice Caves, Lake 22, Fremont Lookout Trail, and Lake Serene.

Even if you don’t have time to get outside the city for a hike, you’ll find plenty of beautiful green spaces within the city for an afternoon stroll or a picnic, such as Discovery Park, Seattle’s largest park with breathtaking views over Puget Sound, Olympic Sculpture Park, an open green space dotted with art, or Kerry Park, located on Queen Anne Hill with iconic views of Seattle’s skyline.

Flytographer: Jessica in Seattle

Enjoyable day trips

Just a 35-minute ferry ride from Seattle is Bainbridge Island, a wonderful escape from the city for nature lovers, foodies and art enthusiasts. Gorgeous hiking opportunities abound thanks to the island’s prime location in Puget Sound. Markets are bursting with fresh, seasonal produce, as well as an abundance of local brewers, distillers and vintners to help wash it all down. The First Friday art walk is a great chance to get a taste of the island’s ample creativity.

For a neighbourhood feel within the city, downtown Ballard is a great choice. Ballard’s farmers market is top notch, open Sundays from 10 am – 3 pm. Thanks to a plethora of vintage consignment shops coupled with endless hip food options, you’d be hard pressed to run out of things to do and see in this friendly neighbourhood.

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