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Trip List by Roadtravlr

More than sleeping in Seattle!

3 Jun 2006  Professional weekender
4.5 of 5 stars based on 9 votes

Things to do in Seattle on an extended weekend without breaking the bank!
Duration: 4 Days, Saturday through Tuesday

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Seattle, Bainbridge Island
  • Category: Perfect weekend
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Beachgoers
  • Appeals to: Singles, Students, Budget travellers , Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Moore Hotel
    Moore Hotel, Seattle, Washington

    Day 1: Stay at the Moore Hotel in trendy Belltown. It is close to everything and typically under $80 a night--a bargain in the emerald city!

  • 2. The Crocodile Cafe

    Located a few blocks up from the Moore, head over to the Crocodile Cafe--known as "The Croc" to natives. Co-owned by Peter Buck from REM, this is the place to go for some great live music. Be sure to check this place out for breakfast and the New Orleans-based concoction "swamp water" is truly authentic.

  • 3. Belltown
    Belltown, Seattle, Washington

    Cruise trendy Belltown. Stretches of trendy stores, cool bars and restaurants at your feet! Be sure to check out the wild curios at the Lava Lounge--which includes menacing wooden dummies and a stuffed cat.

  • 4. Fremont
    Fremont, Seattle, Washington

    Day 2: Start of your Sunday morning on the funkier side of Seattle--lots of artists and fun weirdness to be found (including a larger than life statue of Lenin and a huge troll under the bridge!). Be sure to check out the Fremont Sunday Market for some eclectic arts, crafts and clothes.

  • 5. Blue C Sushi
    Blue C Sushi, Seattle, Washington

    Sushi on a conveyor belt! After shopping up an appetite at the Fremont Sunday Market head over to Blue C Sushi on Fremont Avenue. Reasonably priced color coded plates hypnotize you as they pass by.

  • 6. Ballard District
    Ballard District, Seattle, Washington

    The Greenwhich Village of Seattle. Check out this other funky neighborhood with Scandinavian roots. Stroll over to see the cool shipyards at the Ballard Locks, a free and popular Seattle attraction.

  • 7. Archie McPhee's
    Archie McPhee, Seattle, Washington

    Welcome to Ballard's House of Weird! Aisles and aisles of interesting strange gift and novelties.

  • 8. Hattie's Hat
    Hattie's Hat Restaurant, Seattle, Washington

    A venerable Ballard eating institution, Hattie's Hat is a great place for Sunday brunch or early dinner.

  • 9. Experience Music Project Museum
    EMP Museum, Seattle, Washington

    Go back to Seattle Center and check out this multimedia smorgasborg of music, also known as the EMP. It's pricey ($20) but be sure to bring your AAA card to save $4 off admission. You can easily spend 3 hours there.

  • 10. Space Needle
    Space Needle, Seattle, Washington

    No visit to Seattle is complete without a view from the Space Needle--especially at night!

  • 11. 'Ohana
    'Ohana, Seattle, Washington

    Wind down (or up) the night at this nice tiki bar in Belltown. Karaoke and sake make a great team.

  • 12. Chinatown International District
    Chinatown International District, Seattle, Washington

    Day 3: Start the morning off by hanging out in Chinatown. Be forewarned--the walk from Downton to the International District can be quite a hike, so take a bus from one of Seattle's free zones to get there.

  • 13. House of Hong Restaurant
    House of Hong Restaurant, Seattle, Washington

    Dim sum for Breakfast! House of Hong is the best place for dim sum, hands down.

  • 14. Uwajimaya
    Uwajimaya, Seattle, Washington

    Asian superstore! You could spend a few hours strolling the aisles for authentic Asian delicacies and stationary. Hit up the foodcourt for some bubble tea.

  • 15. Pike Place Market
    Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington

    No one should come to the city without experiencing the sights, sounds, and smells of Seattle here.

  • 16. Alki Beach
    Alki Beach, Seattle, Washington

    Take Bus 56 to Alki Beach in West Seattle. Alki Beach is pretty popular and about the closest thing you can get to a Florida or California "beach" experience in the Pacific Northwest! It's definitely worth the trek on a "good weather day"...bring a frisbee or play a serious game of badminton with friends. Don't forget to stroll by the smallest replica of the Statue of Liberty--a prime Kodak moment! Grab a quick bite to eat at Spud Fish and Chips on 2666 Alki Avenue.

  • 17. Mirabeau Room
    http://www.themirabeauroom.com/index.htm

    A respected club & bar in the Queen Anne District, the Mirabeau Room has happy hour with no cover on Mondays from 5 to 9. Try the delicious pomme frites and listen to local piano man legend Howard Bulson. If you're still hungry or want to feed down the buzz, grab a burger and shake across the street at a Seattle famous drive-in burger chain--you can't miss it and it's open late!

  • 18. Bainbridge Island
    Bainbridge Island, Washington

    Day 4: Take a morning ferry to Bainbridge Island--a scenic 30 minute ferry ride. Spend a few hours here. Bainbridge Island downtown offers some great shops and boutiques. Be sure to have breakfast at the Streamliner Diner.

  • 19. Salumi
    Armandino's Salumi, Seattle, Washington

    Have lunch at Salumi's, located in Pioneer Square. This place is notorious for its long lines. Best bet is to eat here after 1pm.

  • 20. Spa Noir
    http://www.spanoir.net

    Spa Noir is a great day spa in Belltown. Come here to unwind and if you're lucky ...come on the last Tuesday of the month for deep discounts as well as free champagne and chocolates!

  • 21. Top Pot Fifth Ave
    Top Pot--Downtown, Seattle, Washington

    The Best doughnuts in Belltown are served up here along with good sandwhiches. Grab a bite here after a long day.

  • 22. Seattle Cinerama
    http://www.cinerama.com/

    Catch an evening show at the Cinerama on 4th Avenue before calling it a night. The Cinerama is a restored old-school mega theatre that's popular with Seattle natives.