Login | Register | Subscribe to the GG RSS Feed

Seattle - Fast Facts

Fast, fun and functional in Seattle

Story by Carly Milne 


Fairmont Olympic - this downtown hotel is decadently opulent in an old-school way, and perfectly situated to Fairmont OlympicFairmont Olympicsee lots of what the city has to offer within spitting distance of your temporary home base.





Shuckers - an upscale casual seafood-heavy eatery that has the comfort of Cheers, but the class you'd expect from a five-star. There's something for everyone here - just make sure you save room for dessert.


Pike's Place Market - yes, it's the home of the world'sPikes Place MarketPikes Place Market first Starbucks and the infamous fish throwers, but don't ignore the incredible produce, stunning array of flowers, and the Daily Dozen, the best mini-donut spot on the planet.



Sea Plane - whether it's for a city tour or you want to Sea Plane TourSea Plane Tourhop over to an outlaying island, taking a sea plane is the way to go. Earplugs are optional, but don't forget your camera.

Read more of Carly's articles on GoGirlfriend:

Related Stories

Rate This post


The market is actually called Pike Place Market....not Pike's...we locals can spot tourists from a mile away when they utter the dreaded phrase, "let's go to Pike's Place Market!" Just thought i'd let ya know!

Post new comment

GoGirlfriend Recommendations

Travel Planning

Lonely Planet


Membership is free and with it you can set up a profile, vote on stories and post your opinions.

Already a member?

Not a member? Join!

Most Recent Comments

  • On 6 Tips to Survive (and Thrive) in Self-Isolation, admin said "Thanks Bat-El for the great tip. We've included your link in our Bonus Ideas from our Community section so others can enjoy. I really enjoyed the Stonehenge tour ... it's on my bucket list!"
  • On 6 Tips to Survive (and Thrive) in Self-Isolation, Bat-El Galor said "My name is Bat-El, and I'm working in collaboration with Travel Trend website. We've recently published a post -"Top 100 virtual tours around the world". After looking at these wonderful tips to survive in self-isolation; It occurred to me that our post could also contribute to your readers with further virtual tours resources. The post includes 100 links to virtual tours and unique experiences around the world. Feel free to check out the link and enjoy your travels ... https://www.trvltrend.com/technology/virtual-tours/ Cheers,"
  • On Cuba Travel ~ 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Go, admin said "Thanks Gordon for the update ... and given most routes to the resorts on the coast are an hour+ and it's Cuban warm, that money for a beverage is a great tip!"
  • On Cuba Travel ~ 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Go, Gordon Mitchell said "Over the last few years The $25 departure tax has been included in your airfare. Make sure you convert your cash at the airport so you can buy a cold beer on the bus on your way to the resort. They will take canadian money but not loonies and toonies. "
  • On Lesbian Adventure Travel, Debbie Clarke said "If you're considering New Zealand, then New Zealand Awaits is lesbian owned and operated (yes I'm the founder, owner, and guide). We run active and not so active tours for lesbians, as well as some LGBTQ mixed trips. We create itineraries for travellers wanting to self drive, and we have private guides. Come see us! "

Blogs We Love

beautiful Vancouver, British ColumbiaCheck out our GoGirlfriend Facebook page to follow us as we seek new adventures and create memories in our own part of the world.