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The heart of the Seattle experience: local products, artisans and great Seattle food. Don't miss Piroshky, Piroshsky for the perfect portable breakfast as you peruse the market in the morning. Look for fresh flowers at crazy-low prices in the summer, and buy local lavender products and delicious Chukkar Cherry products as inexpensive souvenirs.
Great little French bistro tucked behind the famous fish stall--don't miss their fabulous and inexpensive Happy Hour M-F 5-7pm. $4 French martinis and $2.95 appies like a big bowl of steamed mussels, platter of frites, and yummy croque monsier sandwiches!
Just up the road from Ray's, this is a great place for a sunset walk on the beach. It's also a great place for an evening BBQ and bonfire. Bring your sweetie and a sweater-it's pretty cool in the evenings, even in summertime.
Great place to spend a rainy day--window shop,at Tiffany's and Cartier see a movie at one of 11 screens, eat at one of the several restaurants and cafes...there is even a sky bridge over to Nordstrom's, where you can shop and eat some more! The Nordstrom Grill in the men's department serves cocktails...good place to send the hubby while you bliss out in the shoe department!
The crown jewel in the International District is "Waji's"; it has an unbeatable Asian food court (and some non-Asian food, too), not to mention Asian groceries and products you just can't find anywhere else. A great place for exotic lunch and souvenir-buying.
Walk on (or take your bike) for an inexpensive cruise to Bainbridge Island. This is a fantastic way to see the Sound and the city--great photo ops! Walk on into town for lunch--try The Harbor Public House deck for a relaxing wine lunch marina-side! Many cute shops and galleries as well.
Catch this in the International District and take it all the way through Pioneer Square and down the waterfront. Don't miss Ivar's Acres of Clams--watch out for diving seagulls! For a fine dining seafood meal with amazing views, go to Waterfront Restaurant--don't miss the lobster mashed potatoes! Visit the Aquarium, have an ice cream and walk the waterfront.
10. Picnic at Greenlake
Stop by Whole Foods Market on Roosevelt and 65th and pick up fresh bread, cold grilled salmon, and artisan cheeses for a picnic at nearby Greenlake. Spread a blanket by the water, feed the ducks, roller skate or bike around the lake. If you have a dog, be sure to bring him--this is the hippest spot in town for Fido to meet his own kind--but be sure to keep him on a leash.