3 Places You Must Visit While in Seattle
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Over looking the harbor and the Seattle shore, this is one of my favorite places to visit for lunch, dinner, or a cocktail, whether it’s a celebration of life or a special occasion. Nothing beats this place on a beautiful sunny day, enjoying lunch with a fun-loving group, while surrounded by yachts and the Seattle skyline. It’s truly a slice of paradise. As always, I ordered the spicy ahi tartar and the crab and lobster bisque — and then the steelhead for my entrée. The ahi tartar was fresh and silky with a pleasant kick by way of the togarashi, which was balanced out by the coldness and creaminess of the avocado. Delicious! Every bite would melt in your mouth. The crab and lobster bisque was rich but still had that nice shellfish brininess. The steelhead was beautiful. It was served on top of a roasted corn and asparagus risotto. Fish was seasoned nicely, and all the flavors in the dish came together well!
CHIHULY GARDEN EXHIBITION
The Chihuly Garden is located right next to Space Needle and offers jaw dropping sculptures of almost life-like glass flowers. A must see!
Chihuly has created more than a dozen well-known series of works, among them, Cylinders and Baskets in the 1970s; Seaforms, Macchia, Venetians, and Persians in the 1980s; Niijima Floats and Chandeliers in the 1990s; and Fiori in the 2000s. He is also celebrated for large architectural installations. In 1986, he was honored with a solo exhibition, Dale Chihuly objets de verre, at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Palais du Louvre, in Paris. In 1995, he began Chihuly Over Venice, for which he created sculptures at glass factories in Finland, Ireland, and Mexico, then installed them over the canals and piazzas of Venice.
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West Seattle is an oft overlooked part of Seattle that offers one of the few destination beaches on Puget Sound. Alki Beach has a two and a half mile long pedestrian walkway, and in the summer is populated by beach volleyball players, sun worshipers, and beachcombers. Most of the beaches on Puget Sound are covered in rock and shells, but on Alki you can get sand between your toes, get some exercise, learn about Seattle’s earliest settlers, and take in a great view of the Seattle skyline.
It’s where I’ve spent many summers and my favorite place to longboard since the boardwalk stretches for a few miles. It offers some restaurants – try Pegasus – my friends own it and it’s delicious Italian food! You won’t regret it. Beware though, street parking can be a nightmare so parking in the neighborhood is a better option. 🙂