In a city as vibrant as Seattle, something exciting is always happening. Visit the Emerald City during the Bite of Seattle food festival and taste your way through the city’s best cuisine. For a peaceful day trip, take a ferry to one of Seattle’s neighboring islands. Then return to the stunning Hotel 1000 for rest and relaxation in the heart of downtown Seattle.
Downtown Seattle’s Hotel 1000 is sleekly designed in rich jewel tones with spacious rooms overlooking the Elliot Bay. The Spaahh offers relaxing treatments, and on-site restaurant BOKA serves up contemporary West Coast cuisine. Hotel 1000 offers their guests convenience and the latest technology. Car service is free within two miles of the hotel, all day long. They even have a virtual Golf Club, where you can play more than 50 famous courses from all over the world without leaving the hotel.
Enjoy a romantic culinary getaway with the Eat, Stay, Love package. You’ll receive upgraded luxury accommodations, a bottle of local red wine, 30% off a couple’s massage, and a personalized chocolate tasting at Intrigue Chocolate. Taste 5 chocolates with beverage pairings, and receive a collection to take home with you.
Bite of Seattle
Check out Bite of Seattle while you’re in town! From July 15-17, 2016, the Seattle Center will host over 60 restaurants and vendors, food trucks, a wine bar, craft beer and cider tasting, beer gardens, five entertainment stages, and more. Admission is free, food items are all $10 or under, and restaurants will be offering “Just A Bite” tastes for $3.75 or under. It’s an affordable way to sample the best food in Seattle. Try a Swedish shrimp sandwich on potato baguette from Tumble Swede Scandinavian, or beef dumplings from Dumpling Tzar. There will be chef demonstrations throughout the weekend and a free movie night under the stars on Friday, July 15th.
Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight is the biggest independent, non-profit museum of its kind in the world. It has more than 175 aircraft and spacecraft, as well as countless artifacts and pictures. Permanent exhibitions provide the history of both aviation and space exploration, so visitors can learn about everything from the fighter planes of World War I and II to the launch of Sputnik. Walk through seven galleries of aircraft and spacecraft. Our favorite is the Aviation Pavilion, a 3-acre outdoor area with 19 commercial and military airplanes from the 1930s to the present. Don’t miss Above and Beyond, a special exhibition running through September 10th. It explores the history and future of flight and features interactive simulations where visitors can fly jets and drones.
Literally meaning “earth to plate,” Terra Plata creates seasonal dishes with ingredients from local, sustainable growers. Enjoy a sunny weekend brunch out on their rooftop patio. The brunch menu includes mouth-watering items like bread pudding French toast made with cherries, tarragon, citrus crème fraiche, and mint. Choose a drink from their extensive list of wines, craft cocktails, and local beer, cider, and spirits. We like the Seattle Raindrop, a refreshing mixture of vodka, ginger, grapefruit, cardamom, and cava.
Vashon Island Day Trip
Vashon Island, called the “Heart of the Sound,” is known for its friendly people and slower pace. Hop on a ferry and spend the day exploring the Island. The ferry ride lasts about 20 minutes, giving you a chance to take in the gorgeous scenery of Puget Sound. Once you’re there, stroll through art galleries and have lunch at Café Luna, a popular local café. Vashon is home to many independent wineries, distilleries, and breweries. Be sure to stop by Dragon’s Head Cider, where you can taste five ciders and bring home a souvenir glass for only $5. You can also check out the 107th Vashon Island Strawberry Festival, happening July 15-17, 2016. The event will feature parades, live music, local art, and of course strawberries.