I love the Pacific Northwest other than the rain. I’m a fan of the sunshine, so while I have a tough time seeing myself moving there (tough, not impossible), I love to visit. I get to Portland fairly often for friends and my former place of employment, but I haven’t been to Seattle in years. I’m excited to make up for lost time next weekend.
The Seattle Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has a program called 2 Days In Seattle (or #2DaysInSeattle on the Twitterz). They bring people into town to show off the place and ask them to share the experience Let’s see… a free trip to Seattle out of the the middle of Phoenix heat? Once I was sure they weren’t going to ask me to listen to a timeshare seminar first, I was sold.
We’re going to hit some of the regular sites like the Space Needle, but have no interest in sporting events like Mariners. I’m a beer dork, so Elysian Brewing and a few others are on our list. We’re going to check out the Fremont Troll and see how it stacks up against what I learned watching Trollhunter. We’ll be stopping in at Archie McPhee (how could I NOT?) and the EMP Museum to check out the Icons of Science Fiction exhibit.
If you’re getting the impression we’re looking for more offbeat things to see or do you are spot on! So if you know of any place we should check out, and especially great local food to try, let me know. We plan to take advantage of every spare moment we can while we’re up there, and will probably need a vacation when we get back!