Fun and Friendly
As a local, I’d love to share “My Seattle” with you in hopes that you experience the city and grow to love it as much as we all do.
From February to October at CenturyLink Event Center (aka the world’s loudest stadium), the Seattle Sounders FC has a loyal following, making for a fun crowd experience. I always pile on my green garb before each of the home matches to show my team spirit. I’m definitely a proud fan!
I like spending my Sunday mornings sipping a cup of coffee on Ballard Avenue while strolling through an array of boutiques, such as Ballard Home Comforts, LUCCA and Camelion Design.
Agua Verde Café and Paddle Club in the University District is the perfect place to have lunch and rent a kayak on Lake Union. Take in views of the Space Needle or paddle east to explore waterways surrounding the lush Washington Park Arboretum.
On the weekends, Local 360 is one of my favourite places to eat brunch. Almost all of the ingredients are acquired from vendors within a 360-mile (580-kilometre) radius of Seattle, which makes everything extremely fresh and delicious. Here’s an insider tip: Order the chicken and waffles for comfort cuisine at its best.
When I have extra time in my day, the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) allows me to continue learning about Seattle’s history. A few of my favourite local artefacts include the “R” from the Old Rainier Brewery, a working World War II-era periscope with views of the city, and the 11,000-pound (4,990-kilogram) Wawona sculpture, which was recycled from a ship’s wooden hull.
Seattle is not a stranger to the craft cocktail trend, and one my favourite places for a classic cocktail or spirit flight is Canon on Capitol Hill. With their extensive bar-to-ceiling liquor selection and crafty bartenders, there are a million ways to wet my whistle. Plus, their bar bites are delectable after a busy day of fun!