Discover the Best of Seattle: One Neighborhood at a Time
First time visitors to Seattle usually have a short list of "must see" sights. These will invariably include the Space Needle, Pike Place Market and the first Starbucks. If they have a little extra time, they may also drop by the EMP, Pioneer Square or the waterfront with all its shops, restaurant and the Seattle Great Wheel. This one is only for those who are not afraid of heights! Some even add the Gum Wall! Yes, there is one, and it is worthy of a visit. This is just the type of thing you expect to see in a city as unique as Seattle.
Once visited, it is easy to fall in love with Seattle. My love affair with this city began about a year and a half ago and started at Pike Place Market with all the vibrant colors, tastes and smells. That affair has expanded to include the neighborhoods...or the real Seattle. Locals know that there is lots more to Seattle than Belltown, Pioneer Square and the Retail Core. Those in the know explore outside they typical toursist areas and discover how Seattle lives, works and plays.
Seattle is known for its neighborhoods, each unique. A short walk or bus ride will reveal gardens, trails and lakes. Dining includes small intimate bistros, rowdy and friendly local pubs or a meal to go from one of the numerous farmer's markets. From the University District to Magnolia, Capital Hill to Fremont, Greenlake to Ballard...there is so much to do and see. Below is a short list of upcoming events in the Seattle area.
Ballard Jazz Festival: April 16 - 19
Seattle Internationl Film Festival: May 15 - June 8
University District Street Fair: May 17-18
Northwest Folklife Festival: May 23-26
Seattle Pridefest: June 29
Fremont Fair: June 20 - 22
Thanks to Greenlake Guest House for this "heads up" on upcoming happenings in Seattle. Located on scenic Greenlake, this is the ideal spot to enjoy one of Seattle's most beautiful neighborhoods.