Thursday, 22 April 2010


It's funny because Seattle only became an option when we had planned to go to Alaska.  It was one of the only places we could get a direct to or from within the mainland USA.  During the early stages of planning we looked in to the city just enough to decide whether or not it would suit us.  Has mentioned to me this morning he didn't really know what we were going to do once we were there.

We are both aware of the cities musical background as some of our favourite bands came straight out of Seattle.  We'd love to do a grunge tour and see the venues that had bands such as Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains play.  I could be wrong but I don't think there is an organised tour, we would have to put in a lot of research and create our own, which could be a lot of fun!  Notable places would probably include The Crocodile and The Central Saloon.  We could also visit the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum which is dedicated to the history of both music and science fiction.

We couldn't travel all that way without visiting the Space Needle, 184 metres high the Space Needle is probably Seattle's most famous landmark.  At the top sits the Sky Cafe, which rotates 360 degrees as you eat!  The menu is a little on the pricey side but hey you're only on honeymoon once!

Pike Place Market is home to the first ever Starbucks Cafe.  If you know me and Has you'll know that Starbucks (however cheesy) played rather a large part in our relationship.  It seems fitting to visit this store on our honeymoon.  As well as the famous coffee chain Pike Place also has plenty of restaurants, stalls, shops and bars to keep us busy.  If we're peckish I've heard good things about the Three Girls Bakery, mmmmm cake!

 (Mine's a tall hot chocolate with whipped cream, Has' is a grande cappuccino!)

Seattle has a secret world right underneath the streets! After the Great Seattle Fire in 1889, city leaders decided that they would rebuild the city 2 stories above the previous level. In 1965, Bill Speidel established Bill Speidel's Underground Tour  You can now take tours underneath the city and learn about Seattle's history.  It gets mixed reviews on Trip Advisor but it may be a fun way to spend a few hours.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what Seattle has to offer.  We'll be arriving into the city on the red eye from Oahu, where we'll obviously have been taking things very easy, so I think it's a great way for us to get back into the swing before moving on to New York.

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