Fifty Shades of Seattle

28 February 2013

This stunning coastal city gained notoriety as the setting of the wildly popular novel Fifty Shades of GreyKnown for an exquisite harbour, cool neighbourhoods, and lots of great stuff to do, this Washington State seaport will seduce you…just like Mr. Grey.

 

No trip to Seattle would be complete without first going to the top of the famed Space Needle.   Located in the heart of downtown, the observation deck allows visitors to enjoy spectacular views of the city from a 605ft in the air.  While here you can also enjoy a lovely dinner.

 

Seattle Space Needle | Seattle

After you’ve checked out the Needle, head down to historic Pike Place Market.  Home of the very first Starbucks, this stunning community market on the shores of Puget Sound is a great place to shop for everything from fresh caught seafood to kitchen supplies.  Make sure you stop in at the ever popular Chowders restaurant for some of the best clam chowder you've ever had.

 

If you enjoy art, then a visit to the Chihuly gardens is a must.  Also in close proximity to the Space Needle, this amazing gallery features beautiful and intricate glassworks which flow throughout a massive conservatory.  Chihuly is both a feast for the eyes and senses.

 

After a long day of sightseeing, the city’s famed restaurant and wine bar, Purple, is a great place to relax.  With beautiful vaulted ceilings and hundreds bottles from vineyards all over the world, this award winning restaurant allows you to pair delicious hors d’oeuvres with great wines.   If you’re looking for comfort food with a great atmosphere, than Barrio Mexican restaurant is another fantastic place to dine out.  With dishes ranging from crab chile relleno to fresh made guacamole, your tastebuds will love you for it!

 

Walk off a great meal in Discovery Park.  With lots of walking trails, beaches, bluffs and grassy fields, the park is a good place to get some fresh air and enjoy the natural scenery that Washington has to offer.

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