Because of all my travels for work, this was the first weekend that I was able to spend in Seattle! It was absolutely wonderful and full of adventure!
We started off Saturday by heading out to Whidbey Island. This island is just outside Seattle and was the perfect place for us to go exploring for the day. My entire goal for the day was to enjoy ourselves and get out there and see the area. As we were driving around we came across this adorable farm stand. We stopped and got some amazing homemade ice cream at K&R Farms and toured their gorgeous tulips. They grow and sell tons of tulips and it was such a colorful and nice surprise in the face of a very grey dreary day.
One of my favorite stops that day was Deception Pass. A gorgeous overlook, bridge and park that tunnels in water from the ocean. The waters were a gorgeous green blue and had crashing waves making a magical and wonderful view. Deception pass was a must see location if you are ever in the area. A view unlike any other!
After Deception Pass we headed off to Coupeville to experience one of their local treasures Kneed and Feed. A local restaurant that’s been around for many years and has a gorgeous overlook of the ocean. The food here was wonderful, but the best part was that we got to see whales and seals for the first time! It was beyond my wildest dreams to get to enjoy lunch with my best friend and see whales and seals passing along as we do so!
A quick ferry ride back to the city and a thirty minute drive down to the city and it was time for our first Seattle Mariners game at T-Mobile Park. This was one of my hubbys bucket list items. He absolutely adores baseball and I knew we had to take time to hit up this ball-field! What I didn’t adequately prepare for was not only does the top of the field open but the sides are open as well. This allows tons of wind and chilling temperatures in. To say it was cold was an understatement!
The next day we went on our first kayak adventure! We had never been in kayaks before and decided to do so in about 8 mph winds, a little crazy! But we had an absolute blast on Lake Union which overlooks Seattle. This lake houses some of the largest yachts in the area, as well as overlooks of the Seattle skyline and the Space Needle. I would highly recommend taking a morning and exploring the city by kayak, it’s a great way to connect with your spouse or travel friends and a crazy arm workout!
Whatever you choose to do during your time in Seattle, there are gorgeous overlooks, activities galore and rich history and beauty all around you. I implore you to just enjoy every moment while you are here, its worth the trip out!