Honeymoon Hotspot: Seattle, WA

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Looking to plan a romantic stay for you and your new hubby, but want to try out something a little different? Most people would write Seattle, Washington off for a honeymoon destination just because of the rain, but if you choose to go between May and October, you’re sure to see some sunny days! Even better? The weather isn’t sweltering hot, so it’s ideal for a downtown stroll or a morning hike to watch the sunrise. Seattle is a growing destination for a romantic getaway, and it’s definitely much more budget friendly than anything international. There are endless amounts of cozy and quaint coffee shops to check out, beautiful views to take in, and places to explore together!

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You can’t visit Seattle without taking in the city views, so pick your hotel accordingly! Pan Pacific Seattle is affordable given its great location downtown, and it offers an incredible and unobstructed view of the Space Needle with floor-to-ceiling windows. You should opt for something central to all the action downtown, because Seattle’s public transportation is lackluster and parking costs can be sky-high. Luckily, everything is in walking distance from Pan Pacific Seattle, which makes it a go-to for tons of travelers! If you’re looking for something that offers more Seattle charm, the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle is a great option, especially for newlyweds. The hotel is gorgeous and offers complimentary wine hours every night, often times with live music, which makes for a romantic (and relatively free!) little date night!

There’s no shortage of places to explore and things to do in Seattle, but the best place to start is its most popular attraction: the Space Needle. If you’re feeling extra fancy and want to splurge a little, take in the view from their revolving restaurant SkyCity. Not everything in Seattle is this pricey, though, which makes it a great honeymoon destination! Check out Pike Place, a world-renowned market that overlooks Elliot Bay. It’s a hub for tasty, top of the line seafood! The Pink Door at Pike Place is one of the more delicious and romantic date spots in town, with its dim lighting and candle-lit patio. It also offers a view of the Puget Sound, which is a memorable day trip that you shouldn’t miss out on! Take the ferry across the sound, whale watch, and enjoy a quick break from the hustle and bustle of downtown.

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The most important thing to do on a trip to Seattle is to explore all of its quirks and hole in the wall destinations. Chihuly Garden and Glass is an absolutely breathtaking museum and exhibition, and if you’re looking to escape some rain, try out one of the classes they offer! What’s more Seattle than taking a Terrarium Garden Workshop class with your man? And don’t forget to stop at all the sidewalk coffee vendors while you’re out adventuring together, either. Some of the greatest coffee you’ll ever have is from Monorail Espresso, a tiny to-go only coffee bar. It might be tempting to stop by the Starbucks every day, especially since it’s the original location, but take the time to try out new things like a Maple Bacon Latte instead!