What Do You Do with Out-of-Town Guests in Seattle?

August 23, 2012

Olympic Sculpture Park, Space Needle with Calder’s Eagle

My siblings are a far-flung bunch, and I always enjoy their rare visits to Seattle.  Out-of-town guests give me an excuse to play tourist in my home town and to re-visit my favorite places. It’s no surprise that I’ve blogged about most of these excursions already (links to past posts included below).

Here’s a list of things I did with my sister and brother-in-law — what else would you have included?

Watching the sunset from Golden Gardens beach

Flowers at the Pike Place Market

Busker outside the original Starbucks store in the Pike Place Market

  • Savor the flavors of the Pacific Northwest.  We enjoyed lattes from Zoka’s Coffee Shop, salmon, steamed clams, fresh peaches and cherries from the Olympia Farmer’s Market, dinner at the Green Leaf Vietnamese Restaurant, Fran’s chocolate Gold Bars and truffles, homemade blackberry pie, and pizza at Tom Douglas’s Serious Pie (among other things).

Morning lattes from my neighborhood Zoka’s

11 Responses to “What Do You Do with Out-of-Town Guests in Seattle?”

  1. Deborah Weaver Says:

    We head up to Snoqualime Falls and Salish Lodge, it is spectactular year round

    • Rosemary Says:

      It’s been many years since I’ve been to Snoqualmie Falls. Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll have to make a return visit myself!

  2. Readers Cafe Says:

    Like the way you have explored different topics related to Travelling. We here also like writing about our travel experiences. Really like the overall look of your blog as well.

  3. Chris Says:

    It looks like you covered just about all the really fun, main attractions in Seattle and more!! I especially liked the idea of your sunset picnic at Golden Gardens beach. The photo was beautiful!!
    I bet they had a wonderful time!!

  4. melanyrae62 Says:

    It’s a jaunt, but I love seeing the awe-stricken expressions on their faces when I take my flatlander sibs to Mt. Rainier.

    This post reminds me how fortunate we are to live in the PNW.

  5. Chris Says:

    oops forgot to mention Mt. Rainier…that’s always on the list for “flatlanders” 🙂 but I’m sure Rosemary’s guests have already been there…right Rosemary? 🙂

    • Rosemary Says:

      I know they’ve been to Mount St. Helens, but I can’t remember if they’ve gone to Mount Rainier. I actually had a hike planned at Naches Peak for our final day, but they opted to spend the day in Seattle. They had already spent quite a bit of time in the car, as they made a day trip to Olympia to tour the Capitol while I was at work.

  6. Chris Says:

    Wow…they probably had to go home to rest from their holiday here! 🙂

  7. Margaret Says:

    I can vouch for Rosemary being an excellent tour guide. We never tire of all that Seattle offers. We have a hard time fitting in new places to visit because of all the ones we want to return to! I hope that some of her artistic perspective rubs off on me – it’s always humbling to compare photos. She definitely sees the world differently!


  8. Homemade blackberry pie sounds delicious! I always enjoy your photos — Great sunset pic!


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