Best Food, Views, Sites for a Glorious Seattle Vacation Weekend

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Glorious Seattle Weekend

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.Seattle is a Picturesque Location. It is beautiful. But it isn’t known for being warm and friendly. A glorious Seattle weekend begins with food and ‘the Freeze’. Seattleites love food. They are foodies. Seattle is also known for the ‘Seattle Freeze,’ where some people find it hard to connect with others at first.

In this post, you will find trip itineraries for travelers on their own in Seattle. I hope this makes your travel planning easier. My itineraries include some exceptional restaurants to show you where the foodies go. I think solo women travelers can have a great time in Seattle. Read more to learn how.

Glorious Seattle Weekend And The Freeze

Seattle is sometimes known as a couples city. However, single women travelers can have a great time in Seattle. The independent lifestyle offers lots of options. A woman who travels alone will never feel out of place in Seattle. Seattleites are very accepting. The community loves diversity. Seattle is a Democratic, blue, liberal, and active environmentalist city. This is the birth place of recycling. This is the place where ‘no smoking’ become a legal movement, it’s the location of the first indoor malls and the location of the longest floating bridge in the world.

What makes this town a perfect place for a long weekend is the location or a week vacation? Seattle has excellent music, culture, arts, and food scene. Seattle is divided into neighborhoods. Each neighborhood such as Ballard, Capitol Hill, and Greenlake has its own exceptional dining. Seattle restaurants can satisfy the most discriminating tastes. There are many excellent restaurants listed in the itineraries below.

A favorite restaurant, located in the Pike Place Market is a beer pub called Old Stove in Seattle:

1525 1st Ave. Seattle 98101

Glorious Seattle Weekend

Solo Women Need to Know – Seattle Freeze

The Seattle Freeze doesn’t refer to the temperature in Seattle. Even though the temperature has been colder than normal, the term has a deeper meaning. The term is about Seattle attitudes. According to KUOW, a news organization, the Seattle Freeze is very real. The term describes the people. I agree with Urban Dictionary. The Freeze can be little harsh at times. Some people have studied the Seattle Freeze.

Seattle Friends, Glorious Seattle Weekend

My friend, Rob, (below) and I aren’t from Seattle we are very friendly.

I had no idea that studies have been done about the Seattle Freeze. The studies confirm it’s real. I have felt it. You may feel it when you are here. Let me know if you think affects you or not. I am sure that you can thaw the Seattle Freeze and chill factor. Just remember to bring some anti- freeze or attend MoHi Seattle Anti-Freeze Parties.

Even Geek Wire reported that Weave and Tinder confirmed the Seattle Freeze happens. After all, who should know better than mobile apps for hooking up?

Whether or not it’s actually true is up for debate. But now there’s data from a networking app proving that the Freeze may be a legitimate phenomenon.

If you want a glorious Seattle weekend that includes cultural events, people watching and fabulous photographic opportunities, just ignore the Freeze thing.

Glorious Seattle Weekend

Seattle Yacht Club, SYC

Seattle WA, Glorious Seattle Weekend

Seattle Skyline from Downtown Seattle

Three Itineraries

1.) Glorious Weekend in Seattle Itinerary – Frommers

2.) Itinerary for a Glorious Weekend in Seattle – Fodors

3). Suggestions from Frugal Seattleites

Seattle map

A long weekend getaway or a week in Seattle includes the surrounding Seattle area. If you are driving, you can visit the whole area. Mass transportation is limited. Renting a car at the airport is highly encouraged. Rent a car in advance the rates are great. The map shows how spread-out Seattle is. The greater Seattle is huge. Cities like Seattle because the West Coast cities are much bigger than East Coast cities. Seattle’s size and diversity provide plenty of exciting options for you to discover.

If you are into finding little-known facts about the music scene, for example, you can keep it simple and go to one of these free places. You can go to Bruce Lee’s grave site to catch a fabulous city view and see one of the oldest areas of Seattle. Go to Kurt Cobain’s park bench. The bench is near the site of his death, and maybe you can channel Nirvana. You can also catch a great view of Lake Washington from there. Or music fans can go to the Jimi Hendrix’s Memorial to find some memories. Seattle is laid back. We try to keep things simple. Seattle has interesting things to do and can accommodate anyone’s interests.

us Seattle Weekends Space needle, Glorious Seattle Weekend

Greater Seattle is the home of the first Starbucks and the corporate offices of Starbucks, Costco, Amazon, Microsoft, Expedia, Boeing and the University of Washington, among others. Smart, highly educated people live in this picturesque location.

Hour by hour itinerary

This Wall Street Journal article gives an hour by hour trip plan. Click here for WSJ complete weekend schedule. I live in the greater Seattle area. So for me, Seattle is a fabulous place for a glorious Seattle weekend.

Seattle wa, Glorious Seattle Weekend

Just some of the local wildlife – a baby deer

Downside of a glorious Seattle weekend

Seattle has one incredibly annoying fact. The traffic in Seattle is a hassle. Be aware Seattle roads are congested with traffic jams. Don’t worry about it, just plan for it. Traffic even occurs on the weekend. Don’t let the traffic ruin your trip, please expect some road delays. Endure, the traffic because Seattle is worth the visit. Watch out for toll roads and bridges. Avoid the 520 floating bridge if you don’t want to pay a fee.

To travel from Seattle across the lake, take I-90 to cross Lake Washington. Tolls on some roads can be expensive. Ask your rental car for a pass. We have ‘freeways’, not turnpikes like in the east coast of the USA. Even people from Seattle ask, “How can freeways cost money to use them?” They are called freeways, but Seattleites have paid for the roads through their taxes. I don’t get that– oxymoron! Oh, well.

Plan on paying tolls and experiencing traffic.

Seattle is a great place for a glorious Seattle weekend. Hopefully, you will come to Seattle, as a solo woman traveler or with a friend. Seattle is a fun place to visit.

Seattle, Glorious Seattle Weekend

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Kate started traveling for work. Now with grown children, who are travelers, she travels for pleasure looking for great travel experiences. Currently, her home is in Bellevue, WA, and lives with her cat Angelina Jolie. She has a Bachelor's of Fine Arts, Studio Arts and Art History from the University of Colorado, an MBA and Master of Arts, Management. Her favorite things are exploring new cultures, traveling the world, creating a painting and sour or spicy foods.

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