After two days in Vancouver, we hopped in our car and went south to Diablo Lake in Washington. And it was worth the detour! There’s a route you can drive to see some awesome views. We stopped at the smaller lower lake first and then made our way up. We got some beers and snuck over to a large rock area next to the viewing platform and enjoyed!
Then we made our way to Seattle. We stopped at the Black Sun statue really quick (while listening to Soundgarden and Death Cab for Cutie) and then got our favorite dumplings at Din Tai Fung. We discovered them in Taiwan and were so excited to try them here! They have vegetarian options and are super efficient in how you order/get your food.
At night we checked out the speakeasy bar The Hideout. They have a drink called The Andy Warhol and it comes with a Polaroid!! Obviously ordered that immediately. We then went over to the touristy Unicorn (where Macklemore filmed the Thrift Shop music video) and it was pretty overrated – wouldn’t recommend unless you’re a bachelorette party.
Now for our one whirlwind day in Seattle. My husband had never been so I wanted to hit all the biggies in one day.
Ye Olde Curiosity Shop: We stopped here, it’s on the water and near Pike Market. It’s pretty small and touristy. I honestly wouldn’t recommend making this detour away from Pike Market.
Pike Market: We had to do it! We waited in line at the original Starbucks and it was worth it. We then walked around the market and saw fish, flowers and more. They had bouquets of flowers that you could take on the plane and I was so tempted!
Gum Wall: Another must stop! We had to scramble to find some gum, but it’s a Seattle tradition.
Museum of Pop Culture: This is my favorite museum! It covers all the bases of my husband and I’s favorite things: science fiction, horror, 90’s grunge…what else could you ask for? The horror exhibit was my absolute favorite since I LOVE SPOOKY.
Space Needle: Then we walked over and got some pics of the Space Needle. Going up or into it isn’t worth it in my opinion.
Fremont: Then we went over to Fremont to check out the troll and get some lunch at Red Star Tacos. There are a bunch of cute shops and artsy things to do over there.
We came back and dropped off our car and walked around. We made stops at Totokaelo (SO expensive, but cool to look at), Elliot Bay Book Company, Capitol Cider and Elysian Brewery (GET THEIR PUMPKIN BEER).
We got dinner at Momiji – it’s a super chic sushi place. Not TOO chic though where you feel uncomfortable. I would make a reservation so you don’t have to wait. Everything was super fresh and delicious. Lots of vegetarian options.