I have a trip to Seattle and the area around later in the summer. I did some preliminary research and would love some feedback on my itinerary. Please feel free to point out where it doesn’t make sense logistically or venue-wise.
First time visitors here. Two adults and two small kids (7 and 4). So we are skipping all the high end places, and picking casual places in general. I somewhat randomly picked the restaurants I am interested in around the neighborhood we are going to be in so would really welcome alternative suggestions to consider. I feel I should eat some NW cuisine since I am coming to your fine state. So Copperleaf is my one choice that I fit in logistically. SE Asian food is generally my thing. But want to eat whatever Seattle is strongest at.
Also, appreciate any suggestions of food-related souvenirs to bring home!
In Seattle, we are staying around the Space Needle. Won’t have a car while in the city.
For context, we are coming from San Francisco Bay Area. Thanks in advance!
Day 1 (f):
Flew into Seatac during dinner time. Anything good to eat at the airport around C or in the Central Terminal? A very quick and casual search doesn’t reveal anything overly appealing. If not, we probably will bring something onto the plane. Since we are taking the lightrail to downtown, it’ll take a while so the kids won’t last that long for us to grab a meal in the city.
Was hoping to grab some late night oysters near the hotel but it looks like Taylor Shellfish closes at 9. (What?! 9?? Friday?)
Day 2 (sa):
am: Seattle Center
lunch: Armory food court. Skillet? Anything else recommended?
pm: Seattle Center/ Children’s Museum
dinner: Adana (why is a reservation so easy to come by it seems?)
Day 3 (su):
am: Ballard Farmer’s Market
lunch: Un Bien
pm: something in Ballard- locks, ship canal tour, maybe Fremont
dinner: La Carta de Oaxaca
Day 4 (m):
am: Pike Place
lunch: Le Pichet. Second choice- Matt’s. Procopio Gelateria for dessert?
pm: somewhere around Pike. Possible choice: the ferris wheel, aquarium, ferry to Bainbridge
Day 5 (t):
lunch: Il Corvo
dinner: Ba Bar (South Lake Union)
Day 6 (w):
am: start drive towards Anacortes
lunch: Taste Of Thai By Wipa in Burlington. Second choice: Sarkall’s Donut & Noodle Soup (Cambodian)
pm: Deception Pass, Whidby Island real quick. then ferry to Friday Harbor
dinner: no idea yet. need something casual and yummy.
Day 7 (th):
am: somewhere on San Juan Island
lunch: Duck Soup
pm: somewhere on San Juan Island, ferry back to Anacortes late afternoon or mid afternoon
Grab some baked goods from Bakery San Juan
dinner: Most likely grab something to go at The Market Chef in Friday Harbor to eat while waiting for the ferry.
Day 8 (f):
am: Scenic drive on 20 in North Cascades NP
lunch: Sarkall’s or Mexican in Burlington/ Mt Vernon? Or if we get that far, Noodle Boat Thai Restaurant in Issaquah.
pm: Snoqualmie Fall, drive to Rainier NP
dinner: Crockett’s Public House in Puyallup or Coppercreek Inn in Ashford, or Noodle Boat Thai in Issaquah if we are late.
Day 9 (sa):
am/ pm: Rainier NP
lunch: pack a lunch in
pm: drive to Seatac
dinner: Copperleaf. Second choice: 13 Coins
stay near Seatac
Day 10 (su):
am: fly home