To me, Seattle seems like one of those cities that you must visit.  It seems like there’s tons to do, a lot of history and a beautiful scenery.  It’s located in the Pacific Northwest and surrounded by water, mountains and forests.  Don’t think that San Francisco is the only tech city, Amazon and Microsoft are headquartered in Seattle as well.  The Blink Conference is coming up and it’s being held in this very city.  So, #WhileYoureThere, see if any of any of these top 5 places to visit will pique your interest.

Space Needle

This is a must see right?!  The Space Needle was built in 1962 for World’s Fair.  This 605 foot tall design quickly became known around the world.  There’s an elevator that gets you up to the observation deck in 41 seconds where the view is just breathtaking.  From there, you have views of Elliot Bay, the Cascade Mountains and more.  You can also dine at Skycity Restaurant at 500 feet.  Unfortunately at the moment you can’t as it’s undergoing renovations.

Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room

For all you coffee enthusiasts, you could definitely geek out here!  It really amazing. It’s a coffee wonderland where you’ll find exclusive beverages, brewing methods and more.  The coffee that you get here at the roastery is so exclusive that it’s only available in small amounts there, in limited stores or delivered to you.  The Starbucks team goes around the world in search of the rarest beans and bring them back to the roastery where over 250,000 cups are tasted per year.  Impressive huh?

Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream

If you love a good homemade ice cream with creative flavours and a company that gives back to families, then you’ve got to visit this store.  As we’re in fall, their flavours coordinate with the season from Pumpkin Clove, Concord Grape Rosemary Sorbet, Vegan Horchata and Chocolate Tahini Swirl.  They always have 10 flavours year round and the 4 seasonal ones.  If you’re a lover of ice cream, this is the place to visit.

Pike Market Place

So much to see at this place, it can pack a day or more.  There’s the market sign, the Rachel the Piggy Bank, the gum wall (major tourist attraction where a brick wall is covered with used chewing gum – located in Post Alley) and even the original Starbucks Cafe!  Over 200 local artisans come here to sell their wares, musicians and bands play songs and let’s not forget the famous fish tossing.  Renovations were just completed to add the Marketfront expansion with breathtaking views of Elliot Bay.

Bainbridge Island, Washington

Last but not least, if you’ve got an hour to spare, hop on the ferry and visit Bainbridge Island.  It’s got a lot of charm and natural scenery to enjoy.  It’s home to seven artisan wineries, a brewery and an organic distillery.  There are also a number of restaurants, one-of-a-kind shops and a waterfront park.

Seattle has got a ton to offer, hope you stay a little while and see what this picturesque city has to offer.

Thanks to Cinnamon Wolfe and Natalia Crawford for this list!