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This Is How You Can Spend The Perfect Day In Downtown Seattle

By Jennifer Moreno

downtown Seattle

Let’s be tourists for a day!

If you’re looking to spend a great day in downtown Seattle, we have some of the best recommendations for you. From restaurants to bars and shopping malls, these places will make you enjoy your day in town, and reconnect with the city!

Where to eat?

Breakfast at The London Plane

The London Plane is a market, cafe, bakery, and floral shop all in one. The vibes are European style, and the dishes range from delicious granolas with house-made yogurts, toasts topped with brussels sprouts and gouda cheese, and baked eggs with harissa.

Lunch at Boat Bar

If you have a thing for oysters, this is the perfect spot for you! Boat Bar begins where Bar Melusine left off, drawing inspiration from France. Expect both raw and cooked seafood and meats, but mostly Parisian bistro food and a perfectly curated wine bar.

Dinner at Six Seven

Located inside The Edgewater Hotel, Six Seven offers Pacific Northwest Cuisine. The views of the Seattle waterfront are gorgeous. The clam chowder is famous all around the city!

What to drink?

Coffee

Storyville Coffee is one of the most famous spots to grab a coffee, and its location is ideal if you’re looking to spend the day strolling through downtown. Located on the top floor of the Corner Market building at First & Pike in Pike Place Market, this quaint shop offers excellent views of the renowned market, and delicious espressos and lattes. Don’t forget to pair up your favorite drink with a delicious breakfast sandwich, a frosted cinnamon roll, or Esther Mae’s granola.

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Cocktails

The Nest is the perfect option to sip on amazing craft cocktails and enjoy some of the best views in all of Seattle. Enjoy a relaxing ambiance while sipping incredible cocktails, like the Pea Diddy made up of pea flower-infused vodka, Giffard passionfruit, lemon, and tiki bitter, or enjoy a mouthwatering boozy popsicle.

Beers

Old Stove is a hip brewery that not only offers amazing beers but also incredible views of the Sound. This place has an extensive variety of beers for all tastes. Their menu also offers casual bites and delicious snacks!

Where to shop?

Pike Place Market

No downtown visit would be complete without heading to Pike Place. Snatch your favorite flowers, and stroll around the quaint shops and locals.

Pacific Place

This place is Downton’s premier shopping center. Here you can dine, shop, and enjoy incredible entertainment. The shopping center is home to stores like Tiffany & Co., Michael Kors, Aveda, Trophy Cupcake, and Din Tai Fung.

What to see?

Stroll through the waterfront, visit Seattle’s Great Wheel, rent a bike and enjoy a scenic tour through Olympic Structure Park, visit The Spheres, or enjoy the mesmerizing views from the top of the Space Needle.

Also, see: 32 Of The Best Things To Do In Seattle Before Summer Ends