Weekend Trip to Seattle, Washington

What do in Seattle for 3 Days

What do in Seattle for 3 Days

My birthday month is here and I'm celebrating it in Seattle with my husband and friends. It's an exciting trip for me as I've never been to Washington. 

Seattle, Washington is located on the West Coast of the United States. I heard from my friend that it rains a lot in their state but she likes it. I'm curious to see the other side of the US, the colder area if I may say. We packed our rain gear as we were going on a rainy month. We have been planning on moving to another state and Washington state was definitely on our list. This trip is about my birthday celebration and finding out if Seattle is the right state for us. Let's go!

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January 3 -6 in Seattle, Washington

Friday, January 3
First Day: Flight from California to Seattle
Check out: Honey Wine Tour and Moroccan Dinner

What do in Seattle for 3 Days
Some airport fridge magnet humors to start the day. I love the bottom left side on top of the first magnet that says "Step away from the fridge" - that's just hilarious!

What do in Seattle for 3 Days
I like this one too! The day started really great with lots of laughter and a good impression of Seattle.

What do in Seattle for 3 Days

The airport was clean and informative. We planned to take all modes of transportation in Seattle to compare the difference with Los Angeles. We walked to the train station as it was very close to the airport.

Orca card

What do in Seattle for 3 Days

There is a kiosk inside the train station where you can buy train tickets to certain parts of the city. We bought the Orca card as it allows us to take the trains and buses around the city and it saves us money for our 4 days trip. One Orca Card is 5 USD with zero deposit. The same ticket kiosk dispenses Orca cards and loads money for transportation usage that accepts cash or credit cards. It was fast and easy. 

Heads Up

Little did we know that you have to tap the Orca card on those card readers located near the entrance, which we passed by of course after purchasing our Orca card. It's that yellow post found on the left side of the image above. So when we got on the train and the ticket officer checked our card and there was no transaction history on it, he was cool about it but he still had to take our passport information and labeled us as an ignorant tourist on the database. Another thing we found out on that day was the 3-day closure of some of the train stations due to maintenance - like seriously what more could possibly go wrong?!. 

Reminders: After purchasing your Orca card make sure to tap your card on the card readers before hopping on the train, and tap out again before leaving the train station.

Where to Stay in Seattle

Address: 2301 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
4 days, 3 nights
296 USD (with breakfast)

Where to stay in Seattle for 3 Days
The hotel is close to the famous Space Needle and has a lot of restaurants around the area.

First Day: Try a Honey Wine Tour and a Moroccan Dinner

Wine Tour

What do in Seattle for 3 Days

Honey Wine Tour (4:00 - 7:30 pm)
Mr. B's Mead
Address:2000 Airport Way South #3, Seattle, WA 98134
Contact: (206) 355-4067

Mon: Closed, Tue: Closed, Wed: Closed, Thu: Closed, Sun: Closed
Opens every Fri:4:00 – 7:30 PM and Sat:3:00 – 7:00 PM 

What do in Seattle for 3 Days

This is my first honey wine if my memory serves me right. It was something different from our usual red and white wines. There are varieties of sweetness depending on its storage time. What I love about honey wine is having the same amount of alcohol as most wines. The owner himself introduces us to his collections and a brief explanation of their taste. 

Morrocan Cuisine Dinner

What do in Seattle for 3 Days
I wanted to do something unique for our first dinner in Seattle so we're having a 5-course Moroccan dinner.

We purchased our Moroccan Restaurant Dinner with GROUPON: Save on activities, spas, restaurants, and events 

Dinner in Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant
Address: 2334 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98121
Contact:(206) 956-0500 

What do in Seattle for 3 Days

The Morrocan ambiance of the restaurant was spectacular, from the ceiling to the chairs and even the Belly Dancer circling around each table as we dine in. I wasn't impressed with the dishes but I love the Salad Marrakesh and even the dessert without the cinnamon sprinkles.

Second Day: Check out Pike Place Market, Seattle Waterfront, and Seattle Center Space Needle

Space Needle

What do in Seattle for 3 Days
Here is the famous Space Needle Tower of Washington. This was very close to our hotel. A must-see as it is considered an iconic observatory tower of Seattle. 

Saturday, January 4

We didn't plan on climbing the tower if you are the entrance fee is around 30 USD - 35 USD, which includes a same day visit to the Chihuly Garden and Glass. There's an expensive restaurant if you want to grab a bite it's called SkyCity located inside the tower. This reminds me of the CN Tower in Toronto where I had the best steak on Christmas Eve with my hubby and my family via Whatsapp video.

Space Needle 
Address: 400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109

Pike Place Market and Seattle Waterfront

What do in Seattle for 3 Days

Afterwards, we went to the Pike Place Market which was very close to Seattle Waterfront where we got to see the famous Ferris wheel. 

Pike Place Market
Address: 85 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

Beer Tour

What do in Seattle for 3 Days

We've already done the wine tour from the other day so why not complete the drinking session with a beer tasting. I enjoyed this beer hub the place was cool and relaxing, plus the beers were awesome. My favorite drink is the pineapple-flavored beer, it goes along with our complimentary bread and unlimited popcorn refill - now you know why this place was impressive! 

Beer Tour @ Lowercase Brewing
Address: 6235 Airport Way South, Seattle, WA 98108
Contact: 206-258-4987
Mon: Closed, Tues-Fri: 3:00-10:00PM, Sat: 11:00-10:00PM, Sun: 11:00-8:00PM

Szechuan Cuisine Dinner

What do in Seattle for 3 Days

My husband has never been a fan of spicy foods but he's willing to explore his taste buds. He said yes to try a new cuisine so we went to a Szechuan restaurant in downtown Seattle. This Chinese restaurant is popular for its spicy noodles and soups. I was excited for both of us and a little bit worried about my brave one. We asked the lady to make our orders not too spicy and guess what it turned out I was not that strong enough for this challenge too - ahahaa

Third-Day: Visit Bremerton, Washington

Sunday, January 5

Bremerton can be reached by a one-hour ferry ride from downtown Seattle. A perfect one-day getaway from the bustling city. A college friend of mine has settled down in this small town, so we decided to visit her and celebrate my birthday with her family.

Seattle's Coffee

What do in Seattle for 3 Days

I always start my day with a cup of sunshine and I'm in luck as I'm in the best US state to try some well-brewed coffee. Seattle is most famous for its coffee. They're considered to have the most coffee shops in the whole country and the world center for coffee roasting. 

Taco Del Mar

What do in Seattle for 3 Days
Taco Del Mar is a coastal-style Mexican food chain based in Seattle, Washington. I love the freshness and the selections they offer for customers. A healthier option for your traditional Mexican food favorites.

Seattle to Bremerton

What do in Seattle for 3 Days
Seattle to Bremerton Ferry Tickets is less than 10 USD with travel time from 50 minutes to an hour. 

What do in Seattle for 3 Days
The ferry provides jigsaw puzzles placed on top of the tables.

What do in Seattle for 3 Days
Putting the jigsaw pieces together definitely entertained us and the hour-long journey felt shorter.

What do in Seattle for 3 Days
Even when we got to my friend's place, they had their own jigsaw puzzle.

What do in Seattle for 3 Days
I didn't do anything extreme for my birthday this year but I'm happy. Celebrating it with special people fills my heart with so much joy. I feel blessed.

What do in Seattle for 3 Days
We went back to our hotel, dipped in the jacuzzi one more time, and left our mark, Saul and Tre adventure doodle.

Monday, January 6
Flight from Seattle to California

What do in Seattle for 3 Days

The trip was different from how we expected it to be from the Train station closures, getting in trouble with our Orca card, and not being able to go to Mt. Rainier. Due to transportation issues, we skipped going to Discovery Park Loop Trail or the Washington Park Arboretum.  We decided maybe Seattle was not for us, a few signs from above telling us to go back to California for now till we found our place.

Have fun and be safe ^__^

Do you want more adventure?
Check out Europe for 2 weeks: Art Class in Paris, France then getting on a Hot air balloon ride at Siena, Italy, and relaxing by the beach at Amalfi, Coast with a side trip to Rome, Italy before flying back home.

Where am I going next?
The hiking trails in Los Angeles have re-opened! We're going to do a short hike at Corriganville Park in Simi Valley, California.


  1. A vibrant city, I instantly fell in love with Seattle Washington.
    Reference: living in washington state

    1. Hello Kathy,

      Absolutely! I can't wait to go back there and check out some hiking trails. Cheers!

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