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Best Things to Do in Seattle

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Michael's Travel Tips for Seattle

What are the best places to eat and drink in Seattle?

Saltys on Alki Beach has gorgeous views and amazing food. The waiter was a good sense of humor and brought me milk with my cake at my request.

What are the best things to do in Seattle?

We saw plenty during our trip so it's hard to pick! The Bloedel Reserve is a must for an moderate hike. The ferry to Bainbridge Island and the many small shops on the island are worth a trip. Be sure to visit Mora Creamery and try any of the signature flavors. Also troll under the bridge and nearby Gas Works park.

Visited Seattle in October

Photo Shoot Location: Kerry Park

Sarah in Seattle for Flytographer


Samantha's Travel Tips for Seattle

What are the best places to eat and drink in Seattle?

How to cook a wolf Queen Ann location!!!!!!! Best food I've ever had in my life.

What are the best things to do in Seattle?

Space Needle. Go to the bar and try to grab a table.

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Seattle?

Beautiful scenery, great food and drinks and tons of things to do. Go, go, go!

Visited Seattle in October

Photo Shoot Location: Discovery Park

Emille in Seattle for Flytographer


Rachel's Travel Tips for Seattle

What are the best places to eat and drink in Seattle?

Spinasse for fantastic Italian food. Make reservations well in advance though.

Visited Seattle in July

Photo Shoot Location: Kerry Park

Coty in Seattle for Flytographer


BRAD's Travel Tips for Seattle

What is the best tip for a friends' getaway in Seattle?

Seattle is SO CLOSE to some amazing landscapes and nature! A trip to Seattle is always going to put you just a quick drive away from great outdoor spots that have you out on the water or in the woods or on mountains. One of Seattle's greatest features is the close proximity to awesome outdoors, so get out there if you can!

Visited Seattle in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Kelly in Seattle for Flytographer


Billy's Travel Tips for Seattle

What are the best things to do in Seattle?

Ballard locks Space needle area - cool playground

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Seattle?

We brought hiking toddler carriers to carry our twin toddlers. Made getting around by foot more manageable.

Visited Seattle in June

Photo Shoot Location: Discovery Park

Jessica B. in Seattle for Flytographer


parker's Travel Tips for Seattle

What are the best places to eat and drink in Seattle?

Rocco’s. They had amazing pizza and caprese salad.

What are the best things to do in Seattle?

Hiking around and Seattle Mariners game

Visited Seattle in April

Photo Shoot Location: Kerry Park

Jessica B. in Seattle for Flytographer


karina's Travel Tips for Seattle

What are the best places to eat and drink in Seattle?

Vons 1000 spirit, all food delicious

What are the best things to do in Seattle?

View of city

Visited Seattle in November

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Jessica K. in Seattle for Flytographer


BRAD's Travel Tips for Seattle

What are the best places to eat and drink in Seattle?

Even after so many years, Matt's in the Market continues to be my favorite spot to eat at Pike Place Market. Their huge factory windows that look out into the market cannot be beat for the charm and atmosphere of a good sit down meal.

What are the best things to do in Seattle?

Savor Seattle offers awesome food tours of Pike Place that makes for a great way to see (and eat!) at multiple stops in the market if you're short on time or just want to make a quick visit count as much as possible.

Hometown Shoot in October

Photo Shoot Location: Kerry Park

Kelly in Seattle for Flytographer


Roy's Travel Tips for Seattle

What are the best places to eat and drink in Seattle?

Charlotte a the Lotte hotel

What are the best things to do in Seattle?

Seattle downtown, Pier and the public market is always iconic

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in Seattle?

Seattle itself is a romantic place to visit because of its cool weather and vibrant culture

Visited Seattle in May

Photo Shoot Location: Pike Place Market

Erin in Seattle for Flytographer


Elizabeth's Travel Tips for Seattle

What are the best places to eat and drink in Seattle?

How can you just pick one restaurant in Seattle. First of all, you can't get a bad cup of coffee. We like to start the day at Macrina Bakery or Top Pot Doughnuts downtown to fuel up for the day. Our favorite lunch is Salumi in Pioneer Square for the most delicious and unique cured meat sandwiches. For dinner, we head to Ivar's Fish Bar down by Elliott Bay, when the sun goes down, you get an amazing sunset view with the Olympic Mountains.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Seattle?

The Klondike Gold Rush museum in Pioneer Square is free. They have exhibits for adults and kids that give you a first hand experience of what it would have been like to leave Seattle on a prospecting trip!

Visited Seattle in July

Photo Shoot Location: Olympic Sculpture Park

Kelly in Seattle for Flytographer


Claire's Travel Tips for Seattle

What are the best places to eat and drink in Seattle?

Beechers- gotta love the mac and cheese

What are the best things to do in Seattle?

Loved the great wheel at night, pikes place market is always fun

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Seattle?

The Lotte Hotel was FANTASTIC for kids. High end luxury with milk and cookies left for bedtime- yummm

Visited Seattle in May

Photo Shoot Location: Pike Place Market

Jessica K. in Seattle for Flytographer


Bobbi-lou's Travel Tips for Seattle

What are the best places to eat and drink in Seattle?

Sally’s on Alki Dukes Restaurant on Alki

What are the best things to do in Seattle?

Alki Beach

Hometown Shoot in May

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Erin in Seattle for Flytographer


Anjouli's Travel Tips for Seattle

What are the best places to eat and drink in Seattle?

Ivar's on the Pier for endless seagull entertainment. Place Pigalle at the Market for some of the freshest offerings with an unbeatable view.

What are the best things to do in Seattle?

Wandering around the market and waterfront in the early morning or just after it rains.

What is your best overall travel tip for Seattle?

Don't be afraid of a little rain, Seattle gets less rainfall each year than Florida and it usually comes down as mist!

Hometown Shoot in July

Photo Shoot Location: Pike Place Market

Erin in Seattle for Flytographer


Lyndsay's Travel Tips for Seattle

What is your best overall travel tip for Seattle?

Most of the Museums are 1/2 off in Feb!

Visited Seattle in February

Photo Shoot Location: Pike Place Market

Erin in Seattle for Flytographer


Alannah's Travel Tips for Seattle

What is your best overall travel tip for Seattle?

Pike Place Market is a MUST! From the food shops (Piroshky Piroshky proved to be a personal favorite), to the great brunch spots (Bacco Cafe), to the original Starbucks, to the ocean views, and the wonderful little bars (Zig Zag Cafe), it’s truly a wonderful little piece of Seattle you cannot miss!

Visited Seattle in December

Photo Shoot Location: Pike Place Market

Kelly in Seattle for Flytographer


caitlin's Travel Tips for Seattle

What is your best overall travel tip for Seattle?

Give yourself more time than you think to get from place to place, drink all the coffee (the best places are the locally owned mom and pop spots) and explore all the different neighborhoods within Seattle!

Visited Seattle in October

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Jessica K. in Seattle for Flytographer


Lindsey's Travel Tips for Seattle

What is your best overall travel tip for Seattle?

Serious Pie located at 316 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98121. The best pizza and the most friendly staff. The wait is worth it!

Visited Seattle in September

Photo Shoot Location: Pike Place Market

Erin in Seattle for Flytographer


Miranda's Travel Tips for Seattle

What is your best overall travel tip for Seattle?

Wear good walking shoes and explore as much as possible by foot! Walking is the best way to see and FEEL the vibe of a city; and in Seattle there are so many amazing restaurants and cocktail bars, you won't feel so guilty about enjoying them after you've spent the whole day exploring the city on foot!

Visited Seattle in September

Photo Shoot Location: Gas Works Park

Kelly in Seattle for Flytographer


Sarah's Travel Tips for Seattle

What is your best overall travel tip for Seattle?

Give yourself enough time to explore everything this city has to offer! We definitely could have used at least a day or two more than we have ourselves.

Visited Seattle in July

Photo Shoot Location: Discovery Park

Jessica K. in Seattle for Flytographer


Corey's Travel Tips for Seattle

What is your best overall travel tip for Seattle?

Public transportation is SO EASY to navigate. Walk everywhere, when you can, so you get a true vibe of the city.

Visited Seattle in July

Photo Shoot Location: Pike Place Market

Jessica K. in Seattle for Flytographer


Consuelo's Travel Tips for Seattle

What is your best overall travel tip for Seattle?

At Alki beach- we discovered Lime cars and bikes! Seattle is highly walkable, but if you have more than a few days and want to explore a little further afield, sometimes a car makes sense! Avoid the expense of a rental car and parking- grab a lime when you need it (they are everywhere!), drive to your next stop, park it and go! Wander on and grab another wherever you ramble next!

Visited Seattle in June

Photo Shoot Location: Pike Place Market

Kelly in Seattle for Flytographer


Shameem's Travel Tips for Seattle

What is your best overall travel tip for Seattle?

Bakery Noveau, farmers markets

Visited Seattle in September

Photo Shoot Location: Pike Place Market

Jessica K. in Seattle for Flytographer


Cheryl's Travel Tips for Seattle

What is your best overall travel tip for Seattle?

Be prepared for brief showers. Dress in layers. Have fun!

Visited Seattle in August

Photo Shoot Location: Waterfront Park

Erin in Seattle for Flytographer


Kristen's Travel Tips for Seattle

What is your best overall travel tip for Seattle?

We ended up eating at Shaker + Spear twice while we were in town, and since we are regular Starbucks drinkers, making the fan pilgrimage to the original Starbucks was a must for us!

Visited Seattle in June

Photo Shoot Location: Pike Place Market

Jessica K. in Seattle for Flytographer


Arielle's Travel Tips for Seattle

What is your best overall travel tip for Seattle?

Ristorante Macchiavelli is the best Italian restaurant in town.

Visited Seattle in May

Photo Shoot Location: Pike Place Market

Erin in Seattle for Flytographer


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