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.
For those who love beer, Seattle is an excellent destination. Washington is home to almost 250 breweries, many of which are in Seattle. Moreover, from Seattle it’s possible to take part in a number of brew-focused tours, tastings and festivals. To help you plan a suds-infused trip to Seattle, here are some suggestions.
Rides, concerts, children’s activities, a rodeo, art, adorable animals, shopping, contests. These are just a few of the many reasons to attend the annual Washing State Fair, taking place this year from September 5-21, 2014. Best of all, it takes place in Puyallup, located less than an hour from Seattle.