With only 48 hours you don’t want to the sleepless!

ByAndrea Thompson

July 10, 2024

If you have 48 hours in Seattle, you’re in for a treat to make the most of your time in this vibrant city:

Day One – The Heart of Seattle

Pike Place Market:

Start your day at Pike Place Market. Grab some doughnuts at Daily Dozen Doughnuts or a coffee and pastry at the original Starbucks for breakfast. Mornings at the market are a little quieter than many afternoons.

Explore the Market:

Spend time exploring the market. Most of the main floor is filled with produce, meat, and flower vendors. Don’t miss the interesting shops on the lower floors. Take a stroll through Post Alley and stop by the quirky Gum Wall—a Seattle institution where you can even add your own gum if you dare!

Lunch at Pike Place:

For lunch, choose from the market’s great eateries. Consider Piroshky Piroshky, Beecher’s, or even a sit-down restaurant like Tom Douglas’ Etta’s.

Seattle Waterfront:

If you have extra time, venture behind the market toward the waterfront. Take a ride on the Seattle Great Wheel or Wings Over Washington for scenic views. Peek into the shops along the water, including the fascinating Ye Olde Curiosity Shop.

Day Two – Explore Downtown Seattle

Morning Walk:

Start your morning with a leisurely walk around downtown. Admire the architecture, street art, and local vibe.

Seattle Art Museum (SAM):

Visit the SAM for a dose of art and culture. It’s a great way to appreciate Seattle’s creative scene.

Lunch at Local Eateries:

Try a local eatery for lunch. Options include Salumi (famous for cured meats), Pike Brewing Company, or Serious Pie (for pizza).

Space Needle and Chihuly Garden:

No visit to Seattle is complete without seeing the Space Needle. Take the elevator to the top for panoramic views of the city and Puget Sound. Adjacent to the Space Needle, explore the stunning glass art installations at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

Seattle Centre:

Wander around the Seattle Centre, home to the Pacific Science Centre, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), and the International Fountain.

Don’t forget to look for key locations from the film “Sleepless in Seattle”, “Men in Black” and “The Fabulous Baker Boys” to name a few.

And if you’re craving local flavours:

  • Try some Seattle-style hot dogs (with cream cheese and grilled onions).
  • Savour fresh Pacific Northwest seafood.

Remember, Seattle is a walkable city, so wear comfortable shoes and enjoy your 48 hours!