Posted February 10, 2009 by Kate Hamman
Beneath Seattle's overcast and over-caffeinated exterior lies a bright and laid-back culture. Whether it's the overwhelming pride in its fresh produce market or the music revolution that began with a few grungy notes, the city is much more than just dreary weather and the birthplace of a coffee empire. Though most visitors head downtown, the living proof of Seattle's unique attitude is in the neighborhoods just across Lake Union, where you'll find local secrets and a little sunshine, too.
Gas Works Park: Gas Works Park has transformed the pollutants of the past into an environmentally friendly green space, by turning a gas manufacturing plant into a public park area. Here you can play on 20 acres of land or sit in the shade of industrial-sized silos. Not to mention it's one of the only places where you can stand on a 28-foot sundial while the sun sets over the space needle. And it costs nothing to enter the park and enjoy the view.
Fu Kun Wu: Walking through the unmarked doors of this watering hole in the Ballard neighborhood is like landing in Bangkok without the excruciatingly long plane ride. The bartenders are more like witch doctors, concocting herbal-infused cocktails to dazzle your senses and fuel your emotions. Some of the more potent elixirs, such as the Yojito, a Mojito shaken with the natural bark Yohimbe (part aphrodisiac, part stimulant), are so intoxicating that customers are limited to only one. The more benign Oolongtini, made with tea-infused vodka, is an all-time favorite. Drinks start at about $7 per martini.
Dick's Drive-in: This ever-so-addictive burger joint has been attracting customers in droves since it fried its first potato in 1954. Most people come because you can eat an entire meal, including a thick milkshake, for under $5. The true fast-foodies, however, return time after time for the juicy char-grilled patties topped with cheese, lettuce, and a tangy special sauce, which we might say you will "relish."
Choose from three different locations in the Seattle area. To search for flights and compare prices to Seattle, please use our price-comparison tool.
Users are solely responsible for the content of the comments posted. Comments are subject to the terms and conditions and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or approval of bookingbuddy.com. Bookingbuddy.com does not control or endorse the content, messages or information posted.
The comments to this entry are closed.
TrackBack URL for this entry:
Listed below are links to weblogs that reference A Few Sunny Spots in Seattle: