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How to Spend 24 Hours in Seattle

May 5, 2017
Written by: Meghan Palmer
Area Marketing Manager, New York

Seattle is known for many things, whether it’s the spectacular coffee selection, the incredibly hip, tech savvy crowd that inhabits the city or the budding culinary scene that centers around fresh, local ingredients.  The city is truly unique and you can feel the buzz of excitement from the moment you arrive.  You don’t want to waste a moment of you precious time in the Seattle, so here’s where to begin:

8:00 am 

Start your day with a Northwest inspired French breakfast at The Georgian, a AAA 4 Diamond restaurant famous for it’s upscale breakfast fare.  Order the delectable Dungeness Crab & Ibercio Ham Benny accompanied by a fresh mimosa to fuel up before your busy day!

11:00 am
To walk off your food coma, venture over to Kerry Park to take an Instagram worthy photo in front to the iconic Seattle skyline.  The trip will be well worth the view!

12:30 pm
Head over to Pike Place Market and do some shopping.  Be sure to check out the infamous Pike Place Fish Market, where you can see fishermen throwing around pounds of freshly caught fish, and the original Starbucks.  If you’re not too full from brunch, you can even try a walking food tour of the market.

Pike Place Market

2:30 pm
For a real dose of Pacific Northwest adventure, hop on a quick 20 minute Seattle Scenic Seaplane Tour, which includes an exciting water takeoff. Sit back, snap a few photos and see the city from a different point of view. After all, no trip to Seattle is complete without checking out the Space Needle.

Seattle Seaplane 1


Make the most of sunset happy hour at Smith Tower Speakeasy, the 35th floor observation deck that has recently reopened the historic Smith Tower, Seattle’s first skyscraper. The stunning wrap-around, open-air viewing platform is the perfect place to take in these pastel skies as the sun goes down.

7:30 pm

Enjoy a mouthwatering meal at the yet-to-be-revealed restaurant, located on the 16th floor of SLS Seattle.  Your dinner will be accompanied by stunning views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Peninsula, setting the scene for the evening.

10:30 pm
Grab a late-night cocktail at Canon: Whisky and Bitters Emporium, where you can try a drink that is as visually pleasing as it is delicious.  You can even snag the Canon Cocktail Book for your perfect take home souvenir.


12:00 am
It’s been a long day and you need some rest.  Head back to the SLS Seattle for some well-deserved R&R.