Seattle Attractions: Such Great Heights

Seattle Attractions from Pike Place Market to Snoqualmie Falls.

Before our trip, the only things I knew about Seattle were Kurt Cobain, coffee, and the movie Singles (we visited a few locations, by the way).  If you do a quick search online, you’ll find most of the major tourist attractions, like Fremont Troll, and of course, Pike Place Market.

Seattle Public Market

Sadly, they weren’t throwing fish when I was there on Sunday afternoon.

Seattle Seafood

Underneath, the famous, newly-cleaned gum wall.  Which already looks pretty gummy again.

Gum Wall

Across the street, the Original Starbucks – with a serious line…

The Original Starbucks

…not as major as the one to get on/off Vashon Island’s ferry, though!


We didn’t really get to fully explore this cute island because we were stressed we wouldn’t make it off.


More local flavor at Dockside Cannabis, aka my first marijuana store visit.  I’ve always wanted to blog about one in LA, but it’s not legal there.


We didn’t buy any but I picked their very knowledgeable budtender’s brains about the menu, and what would be good for someone with a history of eating disorders like myself.


Over in Capitol Hill, The Elliott Bay Bookstore was packed with folks.  Such a great store.

marijuana chocolate

Speaking of books, our college friend Abby works at The Seattle Public Library – we were lucky enough to get a private tour.

Seattle Library

A truly stunning building, with so much to look at…

Seattle Library

…all the way to the tippy top!

Seattle Library

Also got some great views at Snoqualmie Falls (a 45 minute drive from the city)…

snoqualmie falls

…and of course, from the top of the Space Needle.

Space Needle View

Abe braved the rain and took all the photos.  We also got our photo taken with Santa for free!

seattle space needle Space Needle Seattle

Heading back to LA today, but I will have a few more future posts about The Emerald City – and a video for my YouTube Channel!


4 thoughts on “Seattle Attractions: Such Great Heights

  1. Amy

    That is a seriously beautiful library…will have to visit when I go to Seattle next summer. And Snoqualmie Falls – Twin Peaks!

  2. Courtney of Savor Good

    that song was in our wedding vid! 🙂 look forward to the future posts and the video of your captivating trip.

  3. The Walking Map

    Seattle used to by my fav American city. Still in my top 10. U didn’t go to EMP? Thanks for reminding me what a great city it is. Ivar’s is great! My last visit there, I took Empire Builder train for a 48 hour ride to Chicago (after visiting EMP of course). Look forward to more Seattle posts!

  4. Maureen

    Seattle’s been a GREAT reprieve from Alaska for me. Glad you took a look. WAY more food to consider around that town. Elliott Bay Books, yay, a personal fav for sure!! Would have to seconds idea that you get to the Experience Music Project, def. Happy Holidays. Happy Birthday, too. I know, I got my own in a couple days…

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