It was about one year ago that my husband and I went to Hawaii for our 19th anniversary. Because, I mean, why wait for the 20th, right?

We arranged it so that we flew out of Chicago and had a day long layover in Seattle, because we hadn’t ever been there.

It worked out quite well.

We arrived in Seattle around 9am, and didn’t fly out till 7. Thankfully, the King County Metro made it super easy to hop from the airport to downtown.

Off the train, we had a couple blocks walk and we arrived at the holy grail of Seattle…

the Pike Place Market.

The highlight, for me was the fish. I mean, I have an obsession with fresh seafood – and, it doesn’t get much fresher than this.

Since we were there, with all that fresh seafood, we had no choice but to do a quick search to see what the best fish place was in our immediate vicinity.

That’s how we found Jack’s Fish Spot. This stuff was fresh. off. the. boat. I mean, like so fresh it melted in your mouth when you took a bite. Best fish and chips of MY LIFE.

And the chowder was out of this world too.

(Seriously, two other dudes were there eating, and they each got a fish and chips, cod I think, and they got a second one for each of them of whatever the other fish of the day was. It’s THAT good.)

It really IS the most fabulous, famous, freshest and finest fish.

We also stopped quick to grab some cheese curds at Beecher’s Handmade Cheese. (We’re from the midwest. We are in to cheese.)

 

 

Next stop?

The Space Needle!

Which we actually did not ascend. (Saving our dough for the islands, ya know…) But the whole Space Needle area is very cool. There’s a monorail to ride and plenty to do in the area.

By this point, we’d been up for quite some time. Early flight, lots of walking…so we hopped on the ferry to Bremerton. It was an amazing way to get great views of the city skyline and Mount Hood.

The ride was delightful. But by then it was about time to head to the airport. I quick got on the Uber app, found a driver who literally picked us up right off the dock and drove us back.

It made for a heck of a long day – but it also made it a lot easier to sleep on that long flight to Oahu.

I’d love to hear about your favorite places in Seattle, because we are definitely headed back to check out more of this amazing city!