We asked Hotel Ändra team members to share their ideal “Two Days in Seattle” in concert with the Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau’s helpful travel tool, 2DaysInSeattle.com. Enjoy our Lead Concierge Schuyler’s dream Two Days:
It is my pleasure to share my perfect Two Days in Seattle! As Hotel Andra’s Lead Concierge, I am privileged to be able to create unique and memorable experiences for our guests every day. Personally, I think Seattle is a wonderful city to live and work in, and the following places are exactly where you find me when I’m not assisting our guests.
Waking up refreshed at Hotel Andra, my girlfriend and I start our Two Days in Seattle with some warm, fresh-baked doughnuts from Lola room service and liberally apply the vanilla mascarpone and raspberry jam. Because we are true Seattleites, great coffee is of utmost importance, so we head over to Moore Coffee, just steps away from the hotel. From there, it’s off to the Nordstrom flagship store to pick up a trendy new scarf for protection from the autumn winds coming off the water!
In keeping with the Hotel Andra’s modern Scandinavian theme, we decide to hop the new RapidRide D Line to beautiful and historic Ballard for lunch. My inner child has his heart set on a grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwich at Skillet Diner! After that, it’s time for some adult libations and a few rousing games of skee-ball at King’s Hardware. With the sun setting on the first of our Two Days, we head north along the shores of Puget Sound to the Ballard Locks, making sure to stop at Paseo for Seattle’s most amazing Cuban sandwiches served right on the beach. It’s cold outside, but the garlic tapenade coated jalapeños on my sandwich warm me right up as we enjoy a breathtaking sunset and a bonfire on the beach at Golden Gardens.
Following another relaxing night in our Lux Suite at Hotel Andra, we head to Tilikum Place Cafe for their famous Dutch Baby; one sweet, one savory. After brunch, we walk a few blocks up Denny Way to catch the South Lake Union Streetcar, stopping along the way to grab a burnt cream latte at Uptown Espresso. Because Seattle is meant to be experienced on the water, we take the streetcar to the end of the line, arriving at the Center for Wooden Boats! This “living museum” is a showcase to Seattle’s nautical heritage and offers sailboat, rowboat, and motorboat rentals. We choose a kayak for a few hours and explore the unique floating homes, famously depicted in the movie Sleepless in Seattle. We return our kayak and head right next door to the Museum of History and Industry (or MOHAI). Recently remodeled, MOHAI tells the entire story of Seattle, from native wilderness to world-class city.
Once it’s dark, we stop by the Brave Horse Tavern for Tom Douglas’ famous fresh hearth-baked pretzels and some fried cheese curds. From there, it’s a short five-minute cab ride to Capitol Hill for the city’s best live music venues. After a rockin’ local show, we culminate our dream Two Days in Seattle with a “Seattle style” veggie dog, with cream cheese and scallions, from one of the neighborhood’s many hot dog carts!
And there you have it! My ideal Two Days in Seattle, full of culture, outdoor adventure and great food. Try it. You’ll wish you lived here too!
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