A Long Weekend in Seattle

February 17, 2022

With a few days off, I spent a long weekend in Seattle. Despite the (usual) wind and rain, I enjoyed my time in Seattle. Between all the breweries, tech, and coffee, Seattle felt like a mix of San Francisco and Portland. These were some highlights!

Chihuly Glass Museum

The Chihuly Glass Museum is my favorite museum in Seattle. I followed along the audio tour, narrated by Dale Chihuly, who shares his story behind each of the exhibits. Each piece is unique and has a story behind it. The outdoor garden is also gorgeous, filled with pieces that fit right in with the plants.

I can imagine each visit being a unique experience because of the way sunlight interacts with the glass art works.

You can purchase tickets online or in person. I recommend doing the audio tour and watching the glass blowing demo.

Sophia looking at green glass exhibit hanging from ceiling
Hanging exhibit
glass flower exhibit
Flower exhibit
boat glass exhibit
Boat exhibit

Seattle Aquarium

The aquarium was packed with families and kids on a Saturday weekend. You can see and learn about a variety of fish, mammals, and birds. The sea otters eating ice were really cute.

You can book your tickets ahead of time for a discount or purchase them in person at a kiosk.

Oystercatcher bird with orange beak
Black Oystercatcher
starfish exhibit
sea otter
Sea Otter

Pike Place

Pike Place is one of the first places that come to mind when I think Seattle. There are a bunch of farmers’ markets, small shops, and restaurants at Pike Place. I love walking around and checking out all the different small businesses.

Some of my favorites in Pike Place are Tiny’s Organic Cider, Piroshky Piroshky, and Mr D’s Greek Delicacies.

If you’re in the mood for something spicy, gummy really, don’t forget to check out the gum wall .

Pike Place fish market
Pike Place Fish Co.
two people in front of Pike Place market
Pike Place Market
Sophia holding apple cider


Gas Works and Kerry Park both offer gorgeous views of Seattle. Green Lake Park is perfect for a stroll or run around the lake.

  • Gas Works Park
  • Kerry Park
  • Green Lake Park
Day time view of Seattle from Gas Works Park
View of Seattle from Gas Works Park
Night time view of Seattle from Kerry Park
View of Seattle from Kerry Park
Road by Green Lake Park
Green Lake Park


There’s so much good food to try in Seattle. The Smoked Salmon Pate from Piroshky Piroshky is a must anytime I visit Seattle. Seattle Fish Guys is also a great stop for fresh poke.

  • Piroshky Piroshky
  • Frelard Tamales
  • Sea Wolf Bakery
  • Seattle Fish Guys
  • Dick’s Drive In

For more Seattle eats, check out

Sophia holding coffee to camera
Fulcrum Coffee
Dick’s Drive-in
two poke bowls
Seattle Fish Guys

Seattle Bouldering Project

Between all the eating and exploring, I also went climbing at Seattle Bouldering Project. It was a friendly climbing gym with some solid climbs. I would’ve loved to go back and finish some that I didn’t get the first time around. They also have yoga classes and a weightlifting room downstairs.

Sophia climbing a slabby wall
Slab wall climb
person climbing a wall
Pinchy climb
Sophia climbing a wall
Mantle climb
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Written by Sophia who is currently traveling around the United States.