About Whitney C
Lives in Costa Mesa, California
Since Jul 2013
25-34 year old female
i caught the travel bug the year after i graduated from high school, and never looked back. my husband and i love visiting new places, meeting new people, and experiencing other cultures. getting new stamps in our passports is one of our favorite things, and we hope to set foot on each of the seven continents someday!
Flea & Street Markets
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Piers & Boardwalks
Art Galleries, Art Museums
Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Monuments & Statues
Arenas & Stadiums
Hiking Trails, Waterfalls
No trip to Seattle is complete without a visit to the iconic Pike Place Market: This is one of the rare instances when a tourist trap actually lives up to its reputation! Wander around for a bit, grab a cup of coffee, and be sure to take a picture with the 'Public Market' sign!
Mention Seattle or Pike Place to anyone and they'll most likely start talking about the 'fish slinger' in the Fish Market. Even if you're not looking for dinner, this makes for a fun stop and a great Seattle experience. Just don't get hit by a flying fish!
The Gum Wall is gross. Let's just get that out of the way. This is a weird landmark if you ever saw one, but it's still worth a stop!
From the Gum Wall, make your way down to the waterfront. This area of the city is absolutely beautiful and is definitely worth a leisurely stroll along the water.
One of the absolute highlights of Seattle is the spectacular Chihuly Garden and Glass. This place is amazing! Blown glass is such an incredible art form and Chihuly will give you a look at some of the best in the world.
The Space Needle is another great Seattle icon. Whether you want to go all the way to the top or just stop by and take a few pictures, don't miss the opportunity to see this important part of the city's skyline in person.
Along with the Gum Wall, the Fremont Troll is another bizarre Seattle landmark. (But so fun...) Take a few minutes to stop by and take some funny pictures.
Gas Works Park is my favorite park in Seattle! It is in such a beautiful location and offers gorgeous views of the skyline. Go for a walk, have a picnic, or ride a bike — just enjoy being outside here!
Depending on what time of year you're in Seattle, try to catch a Mariners game at Safeco. Baseball is a huge part of Seattle culture and it makes for a fun few hours! If no games are scheduled during your trip, I'd also highly recommend the stadium tour, where you'll get a sneaky peek behind-the-scenes at areas like the press box and the dugout.
Snoqualmie Falls is one of the most beautiful natural sights in the Seattle area. It's about a 40-minute drive outside the city, but it's absolutely worth it if you have the time.