Did you know that behind sightseeing, booking a fine dining experience, spa getaway, or shopping spree, are the three most popular types of Seattle vacations? Well, of course you did! But do you know some of the most popular locations?
Fine dining during your Seattle vacation
There are so many awesome places to enjoy fine dining during your Seattle vacation, it’s hard to know where to start. Here are some of the most popular:
If you are looking for fine dining in the historic Pike Market area check out this duo. If you’re into romantic French cuisine, it’s Maximilien Restaurant. From this dining vantage point, you can see a panoramic view of Puget Sound, Elliott Bay, and the Olympic Mountains outside picture windows. If you prefer Italian cuisine, then it’s Il Bistro. Known for its market fresh seafood and meats for the last 30 years, you will feel as if you’ve spent the evening in Tuscany.
Maybe you’d rather enjoy a once in a lifetime dining experience at The Pink Door, known for its overhead trapeze artists, cabaret, and live entertainment which amuses and awes guests as they dine on Italian/American fare.
Last but not least, El Gaucho should be on your list of memorable fine dining experiences. Indulge in the finest steaks, pork, ribs, poultry, and seafood where attention to detail and the service is unmatched.
Spa Getaways during your Seattle vacation
If you’re searching for a destination spa, the Salish Lodge and Spa located 30 miles east of Seattle is a favorite. Named Seattle Magazine’s 2009 Best Destination Spa, it has all of the ingredients for a relaxing, invigorating spa getaway. Whether you’ve got an hour or a day to enjoy the salon, spa and gallery, you won’t be disappointed in Habitude, named one of America’s Top 20 Spas in Launchpad magazine located on Market Street in Seattle.
Another ‘uniquely Seattle’ spa getaway is Ummelina Day Spa. Treat yourself to individual or package treatments, or participate in a unique group experience in the Tea Spa. Enjoy cross-cultural teas blended especially for you and your friends, or business associates.
Shopping Spree spots during your Seattle vacation
Seattle is the place you want to go if you want to shop ‘til you drop! Check out Pioneer Square, home of the original Starbucks and its neighboring eclectic shops with everything from rugs, to antiques and rare books. Next on the list is Downtown Seattle shopping, known for both its brand name giants and fashion boutiques. Then there’s the International District, an area of eight city blocks boasting the best in Asian collectibles from China, Japan, South East Asia, the Philippines, and the Pacific Islands. If you consider yourself young, trendy, and hip; visit Queen Anne, a Seattle neighborhood, where jewelry and home accessories are plentiful.
So whether you are booking a shopping spree, spa getaway, or fine dining experience, Seattle’s got it all for your dream Seattle vacation!