For a grand look on the Seattle Great Wheel we went to the pier for a view of the ocean and mountains across the bay.
The Elliot Bay Book Company is located in the heart of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. It offers one of the region's best selection of new books and has frequent author readings and events throughout the year. Simply put, it was heaven.
Have you heard of the OOLA Distillery? It's a micro-distillery in the heart of Capital Hill. The founder Kirby actually came out and chatted with us while we were sampling some of their products. My favorite was the Rosemary gin. Kirby actually grows the rosemary in his backyard and then uses it in the infusions. Amazing!
We had breakfast at Cafe Flora on Thursday morning. It's one of Seattle's top vegetarian restaurants offering lots of vegan options while working with local Washington farms. They use organic, sustainable produce and herbs in their vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free cuisine. I had the Southern Platter consisting of tofu scramble with vegan biscuits and gravy. It was delicious!
For a little retail therapy we stopped in at the Revival Vintage Shop to take a look at their impressive collection of clothing, accessories and home goods.
Overlooking the beautiful Elliot Bay, Pike Place Market is one of the largest craft markets in the country showcasing locally sourced artisanal and speciality foods. It took every ounce of self-control to not eat everything in sight.
On our last day we visited Kerry Park which has the most stunning view of the Seattle skyline.
There are a few more places we visited which I'll share in another post!