Seattle, United States
Rebecca, 30
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What are the Seattle spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Gas Works Park and Pikes Place Market! Gas Works is a great spot to get a good look at Lake Union and can see out towards the sound, with a good view of the city too. Pike Place Market is probably the most touristy spot, but you really should check it out. Lots of farmers and vendors, good places to get a bite to eat, and just full of Seattle flair.

Do’s and don’ts in Seattle: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

Do bring a rain coat or umbrella. Rain shells are a better options since it's crowed in some areas and it's easier to pop and hood off and on and your hands stay free. Don't like to rain stop you from enjoying your time here, but since it is grey and rainy here in the fall and winter (and let's face it some of spring and summer) you'll want to be prepared.

What do you do and why do you do it?

I am an artist and beauty influencer. I do it since I love to create and inspired others.

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?

For my husband and myself (plus an occasional kids meal for our daughter) we usually spend $30-80 depending on where we eat. Most places you'd expect to pay $12-18 for a main, and the fancier places are $80+ per person for a tasting menu.

Your all-time favorite musicians:

Sufjan Stevens and Death Cab for Cutie! I've been able to see them both in Seattle which were two of my favorite concerts I've been to.

Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?

I like Fremont during the day, it's funky and fun and has nice views of the water. Walk along the water, go hang out at Gas Works, check out the flea market, or pop into the shops, visit the troll. It's more fun during the day. Capitol Hill is probably where you'd wanna go for nightlife and Ballard you should go to both during the day and at night (shops open in the day and restaurants in the evening).

Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?

How to Cook a Wolf or Staple and Fancy, and if I had a larger budget for this dinner than Art of the Table. How to Cook and Wolf and Staple and Fancy are small and romantic with amazing food. Art of the Table is just lovely, small, and intimate, but you'll want to do the tasting which changes in price, and is around $80 per person.

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Seattle?

From the lines I see, I think the majority of the drunk and hungry go to Dick's.

It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?

Go to the Seattle Art Museum! They have a great permanent collection with many works from artists from the Pacific Northwest and have many fascinating exhibitions. Check out their website to see what exhibitions are currently there.

Your go-to brunch spots:

Portage Bay for sure. If you wanna go to the South Lake Union location make a reservation for sure. They have amazing brunch and everything is sourced locally. Their french toast is amaazing.

Your perfect night out in Seattle includes:

A walk around Green Lake or along Lake Union, dinner at a local place with good food, and maybe stopping in to Salt and Straw for some ice cream.

Best place for a cheap bite on-the-go:

Mod Pizza is a good option for pizza. It's a build your own pizza and they bake in about 7 minutes. Dick's Drive in is a great burger option.

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