For those visiting Seattle for Thanksgiving, you’ll be happy to know there are plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday in the Emerald City. From parades to festivals to competitive eating contests, you’ll have no problem having a memorable experience. To help you plan your itinerary, here is a guide to celebrating Thanksgiving in Seattle.
For those visiting Seattle in fall, make sure to add attending the Seattle Earshot Jazz Festival to your itinerary. Hosting over 50 jazz concerts by both local and international performers, there’s much to see (and hear!). This year’s even takes place from October 10 to November 11, 2014, offering a unique experience in between apple picking, wine tasting, leaf-peeping and haunted house hopping.
Seattle’s Pike Place Market encompasses a nine-acre chunk of downtown, with some 200 shops and vendors and 80 restaurants. These restaurants represent some of Seattle’s best, and they do their part to utilize the region’s bounty.
Bucolic Vashon Island is just a 20-minute ferry ride from Seattle, making it an easy day trip for an escape from the big city. Vashon Island is anything but touristy and commercial. What it lacks in whale-watching kiosks and t-shirt shops it makes up for in on-your-honor farm stands, quiet roads, and scenic viewpoints.
Having grown up in Seattle, I thought I knew all there was to know about Pike Place Market – at least, I thought I did until I took Viator’s new Early Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market. As it turns out, there’s still plenty for even the locals to learn.