Seat­tle’s Finest

JENNIFER MORILLA TAKES US THROUGH HER BEST OF SEAT­TLE

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Once upon a time, it was one of Amer­ica’s ma­jor port cities. Back in the day, it was Amer­ica’s gold rush that kept Seat­tle alive. To­day - things are dif­fer­ent and Seat­tle is known for do­ing things its own way. With prop­erty prices ris­ing, and the food scene be­com­ing one of the coun­try’s most invit­ing food des­ti­na­tions in Amer­ica, it’s no won­der Seat­tle is one of to­day’s most pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tions. There is plenty to ex­pe­ri­ence, but here are a few of the finest things I found the city has to of­fer.

CUL­TURE

Tak­ing un­der­ground tours like, Be­neath The Streets to check out Seat­tle’s old his­tory and tra­di­tions dur­ing the Gold Rush years is a must do. Vis­it­ing Seat­tle’s fa­mous tourist at­trac­tion, the Space Nee­dle is also some­thing worth check­ing out but only on a sunny day. Check­ing out Mu­se­ums like Klondike Gold Rush Mu­seum and the Bill & Melinda Gates Dis­cov­ery Cen­ter (it’s free) was an in­spi­ra­tional and in­for­ma­tive tour that stayed true to its ad­ver­tis­ing: “Ar­rive Cu­ri­ous, Leave In­spired”. Check out the top se­cret life of the Boe­ing Fac­tory along with one of the coolest mu­se­ums in Seat­tle, the Mo­hai Mu­seum of His­tory and In­dus­try. You’ll be sur­prised to learn about the his­tory of Seat­tle along with what the fu­ture of Amer­ica could look like from Seat­tle’s per­spec­tive.

BOU­TIQUE LUX­URY HO­TEL

Doors opened in 1909 and its’ first guests con­sisted of anx­ious prospec­tors, en­trepreneurs, and cu­ri­ous tourists who at­tended the Alaska-Yukon-Pa­cific-Ex­po­si­tion, which was pretty much the first time any­one out­side the North­west had ever heard of Seat­tle. Ho­tel Sor­rento be­came Seat­tle’s orig­i­nal hub of hos­pi­tal­ity, creativ­ity, and ur­ban life. Over the years Ho­tel Sor­rento has been re­mod­eled and grown to ad­just to the new city of Seat­tle. Less than ten mins from down­town its sur­rounded by world-class art, mu­se­ums, and con­cert halls, a dozen restau­rants, cafes, bou­tique, cock­tail bars and night­clubs.

Ho­tel Sor­rento has truly hon­ored its land­mark legacy while align­ing with the fast-grow­ing city of Seat­tle. It’s beau­ti­ful newly ren­o­vated Dun­bar Room is a great place for a nice cock­tail and de­li­cious food with a cozy, re­laxed, yet re­fined

en­vi­ron­ment that makes you feel like you’re in an old Grand Cen­tral Sta­tion cafe. The menu is Ital­ian-in­spired with the fresh­est North­west seafood pulled from the Pa­cific, lo­cal beef and sus­tain­ably raised pork and poul­try. (Rec­om­mended fa­vorite drinks: Sor­rento 408 or Gatsby).

Need to un­wind? One of the best parts of Ho­tel Sor­rento isn’t just their amaz­ing hos­pi­tal­ity, great ser­vice, de­li­cious foods, or amaz­ing guest room beds, but their 5 o’clock free wine hour. Join ev­ery­one in the Fire Room at 5 o’clock ev­ery day for a free wine tast­ing.

The Gar­den is open dur­ing Seat­tle’s sum­mer months. Sur­rounded by trees for some pri­vacy and live mu­sic (Thurs­daySatur­day), it’s a place to gather for busi­ness, with friends or its all-night happy hour. Morn­ing brunch makes you feel like you’re sit­ting at a cafe near a park in Paris in the mid­dle of spring. While vis­it­ing make sure to ask the front desk of any events hap­pen­ing as they usu­ally have ac­tiv­i­ties like Yoga, Paint­ing or even Pinot!

DIN­ING

If you like Latin fla­vor, don’t miss the tapas bar, Tango Restau­rant. The menu is in­spired by coun­tries like Spain, Latin Amer­ica, and Cuba. End your meal with the El Di­ablo Dessert, as fea­tured on the Food Net­work. Their happy hour is also known to be one of the best in the city.

Oys­ters are on most menus in Seat­tle as Seat­tle is one best places to eat fresh oys­ters! El­liot’s Oys­ter House has stun­ning wa­ter­front views and oys­ters of any kind picked daily and paired with only the best wines. Show up with a big group but ex­pect a wait, so make sure to call ahead for reser­va­tions.

DESSERT - ICE CREAM WITH A TWIST

Don’t for­get about the best the part of eat­ing- Dessert! Salt & Straw, an ice cream shop that has taken ice cream to a whole new level! A Port­land, Ore­gon founded com­pany that now re­sides it’s fran­chise only on the West Coast. By only us­ing lo­cal prod­ucts and busi­nesses it helps sup­port lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties. You’ll only find Salt & Straw in Seat­tle, Port­land, Los An­ge­les, San Diego, and San Fran­cisco. With fla­vors like Crack­ling Duck with Cherry Pre­serves, Toyko PB & J, and Roasted Beets & Hum­boldt Fog, you’ll be in­spired to live on the edge and try them all.

Ice Cream with a twist at Dessert!

Ho­tel Bar at the Ho­tel Sor­rento

En­joy the Ju­nior Suite at the Ho­tel Sor­rento

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