Great Places to Stay Traveling to Seattle

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Do you have travel to Seattle coming up soon? Whether you’ve been to the city before or it’s your very first time, if you don’t have relatives or friends to stay with, you’re going to be looking for a quality place to rest your head.

Finding the very best place can be overwhelming when you have to consider all the factors, like price, comfort, service, health & safety, location, and more! To give you a jumpstart, we’ve analyzed a few of the very best hotels and B&Bs in Seattle. All are very different -from quirky to traditional- but highly rated. Read on to see why these are your best options, and then choose the one that best serves your needs!

Ace Hotel Seattle

If you’re looking for the cool factor, look no further than Ace Hotel Seattle. Located in Belltown right by Pike Place Market, this former maritime workers’ hotel is now an updated, trendy space. The boutique hotel has an artsy vibe and water views. The rooms are unique and hip, with exposed brick and original artwork. Other amenities in the hotel include a shared kitchen where you can prepare a complimentary breakfast yourself as well as a café and bar if you want someone else to prepare food for you.

The Bacon Mansion Bed & Breakfast

Whether you’re traveling for work or pleasure, chances are you’ll be cramming a lot into your days. If you want a quiet and relaxing place to stay, book a room at The Bacon Mansion. The hosts at this highly-rated B&B make it their goal to take the very best care of you with home-cooked breakfast. While there, you can enjoy the elegant lounge, a garden patio, and a library.

Houseboat on Lake Union

When you’re traveling, it can be nice to stay somewhere that’s a bit of an adventure so that the stay itself feels just as exciting as your excursions. And what adventure is more quintessentially Seattle than staying in a houseboat? This charming and highly-rated Airbnb is a furnished houseboat on Lake Union. You’ll have a unique stay using the BBQ on the rooftop deck and enjoying stunning views of the Space Needle. While this is the perfect place for a solo adventure or a romantic getaway, it’s also perfect for families. There’s a second bedroom with bunk beds, a spacious living room, and a cozy kitchen where you can prepare fresh seafood picked up at Pike Place Market.  

Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center

If you’re taking a quick trip through the city and want to be close to the airport, book a stay at the Hilton Seattle Airport, which is just steps away from the terminal! You can’t get more convenient than the sky bridge that connects the hotel to the airport. And in addition to the prime location, you’ll be enjoying a comfortable stay, with an outdoor pool, a fitness center, pet-friendly rooms, and access to a shuttle to take you to attractions downtown.

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Spring Celebrations and Events Near SEA

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As the days get longer and winter gives its last hurrah, our mind turns towards sunshine-filled warmer days.  With spring just around the corner, we can begin looking forward to spring days filled with celebrations and festivals. 

In anticipation of the fun times ahead, to be enjoyed with family and friends, we have gathered some ideas on celebrations and events of interest near Seattle, WA.

Seattle Miniature Show

March 6, 2021 – March 7, 2021

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport – Southcenter

16500 Southcenter Pkwy, Seattle, WA

Seattle Miniature Show is an event that illustrates products like art houses, room boxes, vignettes under domes, structures in small scales, and much more. The vendors offered a great selection of quality and variety. The exhibits were lovely, and the level of expertise and the creative imagination of some miniaturists has no bounds.

Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival

March 19, 2021 – March 28, 2021

305 Harrison St, Seattle WA

You can find the action at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion. The Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the springtime blooming of the Yoshino Cherry Trees in Seattle, WA, with ten days of food and fun.

Virtual Family Circle Time

March 25, 2021 10am – 10:30am

Downtown Branch YMCA

909 4th Ave, Seattle, WA

Let’s read, sing, and dance! This live and interactive virtual family class will feature a storytime with a book read by an engaging Y staff person plus songs, sharing, and silly dancing, all-around a fun theme. Play, learn and connect with other Y families. We’ll reach out one day before the class to provide a link to the live meeting hosted on Microsoft Teams. This program is geared towards the early learning preschool age group, with parents included, and is free for Y members.

The SpringFest

March 28, 2021 10am – 3pm

Pacific Raceways

31001 144th Ave SE, Kent, WA

This event is the official replacement for the long-running XXX Import Meet and Golden Gardens Meet. These events outgrew their venues and were no longer sustainable – so we decided to rent the pack dock at the racetrack.  All makes and models of cars/trucks are welcome to attend our season opener.

Spring Feast & Bizarre Bazaar

April 25, 2021 4pm – 7pm

Rounds Hall

13900 SW Camp Sealth Rd, Vashon, WA

As the earth renews herself, we give thanks for the new life in all of its forms – nourishing food, medicine, new generations being born, and beauty abound.  What if we could make a wish for the future, a wish for all that is vital to continue to thrive for generations to come?  Our Spring Feast is a celebration of this promise.  We invite you to bring a potluck dish to share that is inspired by spring – perhaps it contains food you harvested or flowers that you gently picked; perhaps it is a dish that carries a tradition in your family for this time of year.  We welcome your creative imaginings!

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What to Do at the Zoo in Seattle, Washington

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If you’re in Seattle, Washington with nothing to do, why not consider having a day of fun at the Woodland Park Zoo? They are open to the public and their hours of operation are 9:30am to 4pm daily. General admission is as follows. For adults aged 13 through 64, the price is $17. For Seniors 65 and over, the price is $15. For children between the ages of 3 to 12, the price is $11.50. Children under the age of 2 are free! The Woodland Park Zoo requires all guests over the age of 5 years to properly wear a mask over their nose and mouth. All tickets for the zoo must be reserved online as they are employing a timed entry system to cut down on crowds and keep the number of guests within the zoo within acceptable limits. Alternately, you can become a member of the zoo. You can “build” your own membership pricing depending on the members of your family. Individual adults are $55 each. Children 3 to 18 are $25 each. Guests of your family are $74. With this pricing template, you can build a membership for your own unique family!

If you’d like to experience the zoo from the comfort of your home, the Woodland Park Zoo offers specialized Zoom calls with specific animals for your friends and family! You can book with a wallaby, a rhino, or an ambassador animal. All kinds of animals are available upon request, from mammals to birds to reptiles and insects. Request a raccoon or an Arctic fox, book a flamingo or a kookaburra, or perhaps a leopard gecko or a tortoise. Even a boa constrictor or hissing cockroaches are not out of the realm of possibility! The price for this event is $260 for a 15-minute zoom call. However, the rhino and the wallabys are $520 per call as there is only one meet-and-greet with these specific animals a week. All proceeds from these events go directly to the Woodland Park Zoo.

Perhaps you’d like to adopt an animal at the zoo? You can choose several different kinds of animals and the proceeds from your adoption fee goes toward caring for that animal. You do not own the animal as the adoptions are only symbolic. The animals stay in the custody of the zoo, however, you will receive a picture of your specific animal and have the bragging rights that your gift helps them to thrive at the Woodland Park Zoo. The rates begin at $40 for the ZooParent package. The Lead Keeper package is $100, the Senior Keeper package is $250, the Associate Curator package is $500, and the Curator package is $1000.

Events and attractions at the zoo are closed until further notice due to Covid-19, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have a roaring good time. Come on down to the Woodland Park Zoo and have yourself a fantastic new adventure today!

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Five Best Airbnb’s in Seattle, WA

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Whether you are looking for some time away from work, a romantic weekend with your significant other, or just some quality downtime with the family, you can’t go wrong with an Airbnb.

Through the booking and use of an Airbnb, you can choose the environment of your choice, along with the city and location as well.  Choosing an Airbnb can prove to be an economical choice when looking to spend some getaway time. 

With this in mind, we have gathered five of the top-rated Airbnb’s in the Seattle, WA area.

Romantic Getaway Belltown Corner Suite

Historic renovated studio apartment that has 98 walk score and is only a 10-minute walk to Pike Place Market. It’s a corner unit apartment with a 13-foot ceiling and has all the essentials. Top Pot Donuts (best Seattle donuts) is right next door!  This studio condo is in downtown Seattle right in the center of everything! You’ll be within walking distance of Pike Place Market, Space Needle, Chihuly Garden, and Glass, EMP Museum, and Pacific Science Center.

No pets, parties, or smoking permitted.

Family Seattle Vacation Home

“Life’s a Mountain” is close to everything Madison Valley has to offer, including bakeries, cafes, pubs, shopping, parks, and grocery stores. You’ll love this home because of its three bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom. You’ll also love the quiet location on a tree-lined street… yet close to everything. “Life’s a Mountain” is ideal for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids), and big groups.  This newly furnished and remodeled home has modern amenities, a quiet location, and proximity to all that Seattle offers.

No pets, parties, or smoking permitted.

Near a famous landmark Centrally Located

Feel at home on a private floor with a bedroom, TV room, and chic bathroom with a rain shower. The shared living spaces and kitchen are fully furnished with comfy, modern furniture and offer up lovely views of Lake Union and downtown.  Incredible views of the Space Needle, Queen Anne, downtown skyline, and floatplanes on Lake Union

Not suitable for children under 12.  No pets, parties, or smoking permitted

Luxury Luxury Condo Living

Gorgeous, mixed-use, open live/work corner unit loft w/1,100+ sqft in the heart of Seattle! Home boasts 21ft ceilings w/floor to ceiling glass. Featuring Central AC, large bedroom w/walk in closet & master bath on the loft level, a large kitchen w/SS appliances, and gas range. Building features 24/7 concierge, owner lounge w/private supper club & Chef’s kitchen, two guest suites w/full kitchens, business center, rooftop terrace w/BBQ, fitness center, dog run & dog wash area.

No parties or smoking permitted.

Budget Heart of Seattle

Nestled in the heart of Belltown, this freshly renovated studio is the perfect base camp for your Seattle Adventures.  Everything that you need, nothing that you don’t!  Centrally located and a quick walk to cafes, restaurants, nightlife, and grocery stores.  Balcony with space needle views

Not suitable for children under 12.  No pets, parties, or smoking permitted.

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Five Awesome Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s 2021 in Seattle

Valentine’s Day is coming up next month, but roses, chocolate, and Hallmark cards aren’t for everyone. If you’d rather round up your best gal pals and celebrate the joys of female friendship on Galentine’s Day, read on, because we’ve rounded up five fun ways to celebrate with your girls this year in Seattle!

Canlis

A classic way to celebrate Galentine’s with your friends is dinner and drinks at a famous restaurant. That’s tricky at the moment with current regulations due to the pandemic, however, one of the most accoladed restaurants in Seattle is finding a clever workaround with curbside pickup options. Canlis is a Seattle landmark, having been a fine-dining destination since the 1950s! It was nominated last year for the James Beard award for Hospitality and serves high-end Pacific Northwest style fare. If you happen to hold an American Express card, you can eat onsite by reserving one of their private yurts.

Sisters and Brothers Bar

If you’re looking for a more mom-and-pop type restaurant, Sisters and Brothers is the place to go. It’s even been featured by Guy Fieri on his show, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives! This place is a “family affair” and serves up yummy Southern fare -especially hot, Nashville-style chicken. They’re currently open for take-out only due to the pandemic, but that includes cocktails, so make sure to wash it all down with a margarita (or two, we won’t tell).

Golden Gardens Park

If you’re trying to be safe due to COVID-19, an outdoor celebration is the way to go. And even in February, a picnic is a fun way to connect with your gals. Just bring a waterproof tarp for under your picnic blanket, some cozy blankets to snuggle in, and a thermos of hot cocoa! For the best location, have your gal pals meet you at Golden Gardens Park. You’ll enjoy lovely panoramic views of the Puget Sound. After you’re done eating, take a hike on of the many trails or a stroll along the beach.

Savor Seattle Food Tours

If your friends aren’t content to just sit around and chat, you’re going to want an activity to get everyone moving. How about killing two birds with one stone by eating your way through Seattle on a food tour? Savor Seattle Food Tours has lots of options for enjoying the great cuisine of the town, learning about local vendors, and getting exercise and fresh air while you’re at it. A good one to try for Galentine’s Day is their VIP Early Access Tour of Pike Place Market, which lets you see this Seattle landmark before it gets too busy.

Hot Tub Boats

If you want something unique to do, rent a hot tub boat. Yep, you read that right. It’s a boat with a hot tub in it! It also comes with joystick navigation, blue tooth speakers, and storage space for food and drinks. You and your gals can relax in warm water while enjoying the gorgeous scenery of the sound at the same time! All the boats are built locally and according to US Coast Guard reservations for safety. The only requirement to rent one is a valid US driver’s license.

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Best resources in Seattle, WA, to throw a fabulous virtual New Years’ Eve Party!

With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, many party-goers are trying to plan out how they will ring in the new year and still keep the party safe and festive. 

With the ongoing pandemic, and many cities and states mandating that party-goers forego the usual gathering in groups to celebrate the festivities, an alternate method of celebrating the ball drop appears to be in order this year—virtual celebrations.

With this mindset, we have sought out some of the best sources in Seattle, WA, for drinks and food that will make ringing in the New Year less of a chore, and more of a blast!

Cure Cocktail

Located at 1614 Nagle Place

206.568.5475

Rustic-chic haunt featuring artisanal cocktails & specialty meats & cheeses amid a lively vibe along with both curbside pickup and delivery to your home or business.

2120

Located at 2120 6th Avenue

206.829.8700

Chic, contemporary eatery with a patio serving inventive New American fare, cocktails & local wines and offering the choice of either curbside pickup or delivery.

Tavern Law

Located at 1406 12th Avenue

206.322.9734

High-end vintage cocktails & American fare in a dark, sophisticated space with a speakeasy vibe that offers the choice of curbside pickup or home delivery.

If you are looking more for options that offer delivery to those friends that are close and local, who you want to be able to join in on the festivities as well, we have two suggestions.

Downtown Spirits

Located at 2300 7th Avenue

206.812.6591

Family-owned shop offering basic & unique liquors along with wine, beer, tastings & growlers to go, and the convenience of curbside pickup and delivery.

Elliott Liquor & Wine

Located at 630 Elliott Avenue West

206.913.2998

Home to those rare varieties of spirits, fine wines, and craft beers.  They deliver booze in under 1 hour!

And, lest we forget those friends and family that are out of town.  For them, why not have a little libation delivered conveniently to their doorstep, whether they live across town or across the country.

Drizly

When you want a variety and you want it quickly, Drizly has up a large, alcohol marketplace to shop for beer, wine, and spirits. Drizly collaborates with retail stores in cities across North America to offer a huge selection and competitive pricing, delivered to your door in as little as an hour.

Most of us will find ourselves celebrating New Year’s at home this year.  However, that doesn’t mean that the party has to be put on hold.  With the age of the internet, why not take your party to the next level and have a virtual get-together. 

With a little creativity and the use of the internet, you can have your food and drinks delivered right to you, or those party guests from out of town.

The extra added advantage is that everyone can join in the fun as no designated drivers are needed, and once the party is over, hey, your already home.

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Noteworthy Places to View Christmas Lights in Seattle

2020 was wild with all the crazy events it included. Before a year that many would call a disaster comes to an end, we can at least all still have some holiday cheer. Although many holiday traditions are being altered or skipped this holiday season, there is still cheer to be found! In many places, including Seattle, a festive activity that is still socially-distant is viewing Christmas lights around the town.

Whatever you’re looking for this year, there are multiple options for a festive outing either walking outdoors or driving past in your car. Check out the list below for the top spots to get lost in the twinkle of Christmas lights!

Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane is located in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood. It is also free to the public as it is a series of homes on NE Park Road. The residents do encourage canned food donations to be brought! Every year, these homes create a magical holiday atmosphere sure to be a hit with the whole family. You can see Candy Cane Lane lit up from December 5, 2020, until January 1, 2021. The lights are on from 4–9 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visitors are welcome to drive through or walk on foot, as long as they are wearing face masks and maintain social distancing.

For more details click here: HERE

Zoo Lights

In the South Sound, there may be no better place to view amazing holiday lights than Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium during Zoolights. Lighted displays are set up all along the walking paths at the zoo, including moving displays. A snack shop is open with hot chocolate and other warm food and beverages. Zoolights runs every night from November 27, 2020, until January 3, 2021, except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Tickets with a timed reservation slot are required to enter, and the number of people allowed inside has been limited.

For more details, visit their website and click: HERE

Renton Holiday Lights

One of the largest Seattle Christmas displays, Renton Holiday Lights creates a beautiful light display in Gene Coulon Park. This display is free and a lot of fun for the whole family! When the Argosy Christmas Ship is sailing, it often stops by at least once per season and there are other nights where you’ll find live entertainment. Renton Holiday Lights are open every evening from November 28, 2020, until January 4, 2021, from 4–8 p.m.

For more information, click: HERE

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Noteworthy Places to View Christmas Lights in Seattle

2020 was wild with all the crazy events it included. Before a year that many would call a disaster comes to an end, we can at least all still have some holiday cheer. Although many holiday traditions are being altered or skipped this holiday season, there is still cheer to be found! In many places, including Seattle, a festive activity that is still socially-distant is viewing Christmas lights around the town.

Whatever you’re looking for this year, there are multiple options for a festive outing either walking outdoors or driving past in your car. Check out the list below for the top spots to get lost in the twinkle of Christmas lights!

  1. Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane is located in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood. It is also free to the public as it is a series of homes on NE Park Road. The residents do encourage canned food donations to be brought! Every year, these homes create a magical holiday atmosphere sure to be a hit with the whole family. You can see Candy Cane Lane lit up from December 5, 2020, until January 1, 2021. The lights are on from 4–9 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visitors are welcome to drive through or walk on foot, as long as they are wearing face masks and maintain social distancing.

For more details click here: HERE

  1. Zoo Lights

In the South Sound, there may be no better place to view amazing holiday lights than Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium during Zoolights. Lighted displays are set up all along the walking paths at the zoo, including moving displays. A snack shop is open with hot chocolate and other warm food and beverages. Zoolights runs every night from November 27, 2020, until January 3, 2021, except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Tickets with a timed reservation slot are required to enter, and the number of people allowed inside has been limited.

For more details, visit their website and click: HERE

  1. Renton Holiday Lights

One of the largest Seattle Christmas displays, Renton Holiday Lights creates a beautiful light display in Gene Coulon Park. This display is free and a lot of fun for the whole family! When the Argosy Christmas Ship is sailing, it often stops by at least once per season and there are other nights where you’ll find live entertainment. Renton Holiday Lights are open every evening from November 28, 2020, until January 4, 2021, from 4–8 p.m.

For more information, click: HERE

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Best Local Virtual Workouts in Seattle to Get the New Year Started Right

Does recent holiday overindulgence have you starting to think about kick-starting your workout routine for the new year? Whether you’re regretting how all those extra slices of pie have your pants fitting a little more snugly or just want to get healthier, making a commitment to working out is always a great New Year’s Resolution. 

It can be especially hard to stay motivated to getting fit during a pandemic when many gyms are either closed or don’t feel as safe as they used to. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of Seattle-based gyms and trainers that are offering virtual workouts. Check them out so that you can be the best version of you in 2021! 

Best Free Virtual Workout

Fitness Blender

Times are hard right now, with the pandemic taking a major toll on the economy. If you’re being budget-conscious, the good news is there are great free virtual workouts in Seattle! Get started at Fitness Blender, an extremely successful Youtube channel run by a Seattle husband and wife team. They have over 500 workout videos on their channel and millions of subscribers, so you’re bound to find something you’ll love!

Best Paid Virtual Workout

Flow Fitness

Of course, if you can afford to pay for workouts, you’ll be helping to stimulate the economy and supporting the livelihoods of fitness instructors and gym owners. One such organization to support is Flow Fitness, a Seattle gym with a robust online membership program. You can purchase a regular virtual membership that includes live and on-demand classes for only $19.99/month, or up it to include personal training sessions and customized workout plans.

Best Live Virtual Workout

LIVE LOVE FLOW

One of the things many people miss about in-person exercise classes is the feeling of community and accountability that they foster! One local organization offering live virtual classes is LIVE LOVE FLOW, established in Seattle in 2014. This boutique fusion fitness studio typically offers Heated Flow Yoga, Heated Strength Training, and Indoor Cycling Classes but has now taken its yoga classes online. Purchase a membership to get access to classes -they have different tiers at different price points, including a student discount.

Best Recorded Virtual Workout

barre3

One consistent throughout this pandemic has been that nothing is consistent. So, if you’re not sure you can commit to working out at specific days and times, you’ll want pre-recorded classes that you can do at any time. Get your fix at barre3, a West-coast fitness company that has created an online portal with hundreds of workouts you can stream from anywhere at any time.

Best Unique Virtual Workout

8 Limbs Yoga

If you have kids, chances are they have a ton of pent-up energy these days. With school happening virtually and most regular activities cancelled, it’s hard for kids to stay active. Get them involved in your workout routine through livestream yoga classes with 8 Limbs Yoga. They have classes aimed specifically at kids and at teens and tweens, so you can get the whole family flowing together! And if your family is still growing, they offer prenatal classes, too.

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Great Places to Buy Gifts Traveling to Seattle

The holiday season is upon us! That means family time, cozy nights by the fire, baked goods…and scrambling to buy presents! But here’s an idea for you -save some time by grouping your holiday travel and holiday shopping!

If you’re traveling to Seattle this holiday season, we’ve compiled a few local stores you absolutely must check out for your holiday gift needs. You’ll get to explore a new place, avoid the online shopping shipping wait, and best yet -by shopping small you’ll be supporting the local economy and small business owners!

LUCCA Great Finds

Located on Ballard Avenue since 2001, LUCCA Great Finds is a boutique with many charming gifts available. LUCCA carries home goods, candles, chocolate and tea, jewelry, journals, small-batch body care products, and even fun curiosities like framed insects and Tarot cards. You can also check out their handmade paper, ribbon, stickers, and stationary to get your gift wrapping and holiday card-sending done!

Indian Summer

Use your dollars to help sustain tribes native to the Pacific Northwest by shopping at one of Seattle’s native-owned business. A great one for gift shopping is Indian Summer in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, which carries affordable vintage clothing and accessories in daring styles.

CONSTELLATION & Co.

Sometimes, you’d rather express your love through a card rather than a gift. When that’s the case, CONSTELLATION & Co. has you covered. This woman-owned-and-operated letterpress greeting card company sells beautifully designed cards with thoughtful, people-centric messages. The shop also carries a small selection of gift items like apparel and home décor if you want to pair a card with a present. The brick-and-mortar location is currently closed, but you can still shop online, and your shipping wait won’t be long since you’re shopping locally!

The Handmade Showroom

Support local artists by shopping the curated selection of gifts at The Handmade Showroom. The gallery carries items made by “independent artists, designers, and small-batch creative companies” from both the Pacific Northwest and across the United States.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Of course, if your hectic holiday has you rushing straight from the plane to a family gathering, you won’t have time to browse through the boutiques in downtown Seattle. Don’t worry, the Seattle-Tacoma Airport is here to help! This massive airport has a ton of options, but here are a few of the great shops you’ll find inside:

·        Sacred Circle Gift Shop sells handmade jewelry and art by local and inland tribes, with the mission of supporting the nonprofit United Indians of all Tribes Foundation.

·        Dilletante Chocolates was founded by a 3rd-generation Seattle chocolatier and carries beautifully packaged chocolates.

·        Fireworks: Celebrating Art in Life showcases work from more than 300 talented Seattle-area artists.

·        Made in Washington carries specialty foods and crafts by local artisans.

·        Lady Yum sells “macarons & mischief,” the latter no doubt referring to their locally made wines and champagnes.

·        Seattle Made carries a variety of locally made products to “support a diverse ecosystem of urban manufacturers”

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