We asked Hotel Ändra team members to share their ideal “Two Days in Seattle” in concert with the Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau’s new helpful travel tool on VisitSeattle.org. We will be posting their submissions through the end of the year. Here is the first entry from our General Manager Lars Pedersen:
I’m delighted to share my TWO DAYS with you!
We arrive at the beautiful Hotel Andra. Taking the advice of our friendly concierge, I make reservations for dinner at Seattle’s renowned restaurant Lola. After a quick refresh in our spacious Ändra Superia King, we have some fine cocktails in the lobby bar. After a delicious meal at Lola (saving room for dessert), we walk or taxi to the renowned Dilettante Chocolatier for a sweet treat and coffee! I take my lovely girlfriend up to the observation deck of the Space Needle to take in the breathtaking lights of Seattle at night and finish our evening with a nightcap!
In the morning, we wake to fresh-brewed, world-famous Starbucks coffee in our room and fresh baked donuts from the room service. After our lazy morning donut fix, we walk to nearby Pike Place Market and feast on fresh foods samples, savor the smells, stroll through the specialty shops, watch the famous fish-throwing adventures, and visit the very first Starbucks store (est. 1971)! The afternoon would end with a brisk walk along the Seattle waterfront, a ride on The Seattle Great Wheel ferris wheel, and a stroll through the Olympic Sculpture Park. Back at Hotel Andra, we stop in the warm and inviting living room and sit by the fireplace, while enjoying a fine glass of wine and planning our evening. It’s always advisable to make reservations for breakfast at Lola the night before; the concierge gave us this helpful tip.
Dinner would take us to the Metropolitan Grill where we get world-class steaks! After an incredible meal, we take in a show at the 5th Ave Theatre and grab a nightcap at Palace Kitchen, just a few steps from Hotel Andra! After an amazing breakfast at Lola, we check out, but keep our car parked at the hotel so we can do some shopping in the local shopping area. At last, we visit Green Lake in north Seattle. The three-mile, easy walking path around the local park allows us to leisurely take in the vibrant fall colors, the green fields and maybe catch some local softball, basketball or soccer. There is a fun boat rental shop on the east side of the lake for a fun-frolic paddle in a kayak, canoe, or paddle boat! There are many small restaurants and specialty shops to grab a quick lunch or take it to-go and picnic at Green Lake!
That’s a perfect two days in Seattle! Just the right amount of relaxation and adventure, and only the best accommodations!
Visit our 2 Days in Seattle overview blog to read all of our “Two Days” posts.