The following content may contain affiliate links. When you make a purchase using these links, I receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
As a massive fan of the TV Show Grey’s Anatomy and someone who likes to explore new parts of the U.S., spending a weekend in Seattle was something I dreamed about for a long time!
Water, mountains, and evergreen forests surround Seattle. With Puget Sound and iconic landmarks such as the Space Needle, how could you not long to visit?
After planning our weekend itinerary, reserving lodging, and purchasing our plane tickets, we were on our way to crossing a weekend in Seattle off our travel bucket list!
Here’s how to spend a weekend in Seattle.
The Best Time to Visit Seattle
Mid-May to early October is a great time to visit Seattle. You could visit other times of the year; we went in November, but expect colder temperatures and higher chances of rain.
According to the locals we chatted with, any time after mid-July through September is what they recommend.
Where to Stay in Seattle
During our visit, we stayed at two different properties. The first hotel was The Sound Hotel in Seattle’s Belltown district, part of Hilton’s Tapestry Collection. We chose this hotel first due to its proximity to the Climate Pledge Arena for the Seattle Kraken hockey game.
While the primary intention for this hotel choice was to be within walking distance of the game, it ended up being a great location to popular Seattle locations such as Pike Place Market and the Chihuly Garden and Glass.
This contemporary hotel features the Currant Bistro, their signature restaurant, and bar, which is super convenient for grabbing coffee and tea before a day of adventuring!
For the second property, we stayed at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. We wanted to maximize our Hyatt points and are so glad we did! This property is in the heart of Downtown Seattle and is steps away from restaurants, shops, and attractions.
They have a fabulous Regency Club lounge, accessible based on your Hyatt status. This was the perfect place to grab a drink and a snack after a long day of exploring.
Our room had sweeping city views and overlooked Pier 57, which houses the Seattle Great Wheel. It was an incredible stay!
Where to Eat in Seattle
- Olmstead – Refined comfort food. We went for brunch, and I highly recommend it!
- Espresso Vivace Sidewalk Bar – Directly across the street from Olmstead!
- Beecher’s Handmade Cheese – the “World’s Best” Mac & Cheese!
- Momiji Sushi – The best sushi I have ever had. Ever! And the perfect place for a date night!
- Uneeda Burgers – Located in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. “Seriously delicious burgers!”
- Ghost Alley Espresso – Located underneath the main entrance of Pike Place Market. Stop here to grab coffee before exploring the market!
What to Do in Seattle
- Pikes Place Market
- Watch the sunset in Kerry Park
- Original Starbucks
- Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle
- Seattle Harbor Cruise
- Museum of Pop Culture
- Seattle Art Museum
- Chihuly Garden and Glass
- The Museum of Flight
- Spend a half day at Bainbridge Island
Let me know your favorite Seattle places and activities in the comments below.