I must admit I have not mastered the perfect selfie; however, I think Seattle in September could be the remedy for your travel woes as we pardon Summer and welcome the Fall. Considering social media isn’t losing momentum, it is increasingly evident that one must embrace the culture. Time stamping yourself in destinations as proof of your global citizenship is a necessity. Seattle is a phenomenal location to let your eye wander. Sprinkle coworkers, family, and friends with a bit of envy when you pin yourself in this majestic northwestern city. Discovering the United States is paramount considering the effects of the pandemic. To that end, I am authoring this easy guide to exploring this gem. Dismiss your stereotypical perspectives that this region is inundated with rain and overcast skies. Seattle is sizzling! Unseasonably warm and record high temperatures paired with the cultural heat of a thriving art scene, architecture and delicious cuisine options make this city a must visit. Hopefully this draft will prompt you to shed your COVID-19 concerns to explore the world with care and caution.
The World of Hyatt
Selfie #1! The obligatory hotel check-in selfie challenge. Hyatt has the block sewn up in downtown Seattle! Literally everywhere you look from the corner 8th and Pine street you can find either the Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, or the Hyatt Olive 8. Either or all of these destinations will make your stay in Seattle sweet. However, each facility has discerning characteristics for the global citizen with the Grand Hyatt being the mothership of sophistication and elegance. The Hyatt Regency is the true gift to the business traveler with its convenient jaunt to the the city’s new Convention Center. Finally, Hyatt Olive 8 possesses a swanky, boutique and eclectic feel. Any of these properties will deliver you a "moment of more." Hyatt’s CEO, Mark Hoplamaziam’s, philosophy of growing with the internet is clearly visible in the hospitality that is delivered by the staff and the entire team.
Take my charge of biting into Urbane burger as your first capture while on the journey! The mind-blowing seasoning of this burger makes for a mouthful! Trust me, you will want to share your initial bite with the world. Promise me you will dip the corner of your sandwich in the signature black garlic aioli prior to indulgence. Hold up! You are not done yet! One must indulge in a proper night cap. March over to Andare Kitchen & Bar to sip the Triveri Blanc de Blancs Brut as your welcome to Seattle.
The Space Needle
Selfie # 2! A mans doodle becomes a defining, destination, and dominant central figure for the 1962 World’s Fair. Still standing today the Space Needle is synonymous with the Seattle skyline and remains a staple that never disappoints. Take a brisk elevator ride towards heaven. Depending on the day be it sunshine or overcast the view from the space needle is astonishing!!! Dare to step out on The Loupe, the world’s first and only revolving glass floor. Are you ready for the perfect selfie above the city of Seattle? Honestly, I was a mortified about standing on the glass flooring. Thankfully, I conquered my fear and embraced a wonderful experience.
The Public Market
Selfie #3! Catch some live fish-throwing at the Public Market! Such an invigorating opportunity to say the least. Always jumping with a slew of activities where you will never be bored. Fresh seafood or a brief coffee break is the manifestation of Seattle’s cultural tapestry. It's a gorgeous background for your second selfie. Dusk is the best time to catch the neon glow of the Public Market signage. Become a part of the Seattle skyline.
The Nest Rooftop Bar
Selfie #4! Cocktails and bites are why we travel! Correct? At least, that is part of my ministry. The Nest Rooftop Bar sits elegantly above the Thompson Seattle hotel and makes for a splendid city view, be it day or night. It will, however, be the restaurant’s lush green garden wall that will wow you for an outstanding optic opportunity.
Heads up! The Seattle Great Wheel illuminates the night sky from the restaurant’s vantage point.
The Seattle Museum of Art
Selfie#5! Refined yet welcoming, the Seattle Museum of Art is a moment to adore. Spend the day absorbing cultural education while viewing works of art from around the world. The Seattle Asian Art Museum is the SMA’s original home and without a doubt the 1933 Art Deco elements will be a pleasing comfort to your eyes. There are countless moments within the walls of this building for you to “Say Cheese”!
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Selfie #6! Glamour in glass at the Seattle Center. One should expect nothing less than phenomenal from native Washingtonian Dale Chihuly. Plant yourself at the Chihuly Garden and Glass and view the spectacular landscapes to and including the atrium’s ceiling art. Your eyes will marvel at the plethora of hand blown glass sculptures! Chihuly’s colorful illustrations and works make for an excellent back drop while adding to your selfie repertoire.