Evan's Guidebook


A Seattleite by way of Texas. I love my city and sharing it with our guests!

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Things to do in Seattle

278 local Airbnb hosts recommend

In the summer, Alki is the place to be. Sunbathing, beach volleyball, lowriders, longboards... When the gray skies leave, this is how Seattleites celebrate! If you get there early, do weekend brunc... read more

270 local Airbnb hosts recommend


Bakery Nouveau

Food SceneBakeries
$$· 4737 California Ave SW·Map·Hours·Website·

111 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best bakery in the world? Maybe. Believe the hype and get a few things to share.

93 local Airbnb hosts recommend

So many things to love... Best fish n' chips in Seattle, amazing Hawaiian / Korean fusion cuisine, incredible views of downtown Seattle, and a great outdoor patio. Loved by locals and tourists alik... read more

77 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fancy seafood restaurant right on the water with unmatched views of downtown Seattle!

64 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A local treasure with a storied rock n roll history. Killer selection of vinyl and CDs. Great greasy spoon cafe attached.

648 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You could walk around for hours and still find new shops and sites. Eat some crab at Lowell's, some cheese at Beecher's, and have some fish thrown at you!



Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 4725 California Ave SW·Map·Hours·Website·

45 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Incredible and sustainable sushi. You'll need a reservation!

46 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Caffe Vita is some of the best of what Seattle's coffee scene has to offer. They have multiple locations, but their Capitol Hill location is where their roastery is located. Lots of cool shops and ... read more


Buddha Ruksa

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 3520 SW Genesee St·Map·Hours·Website·

45 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Popular and delicious Thai restaurant.

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great neighborhood pub with many local craft beers, billiard tables, and a friendly vibe.

42 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A solid neighborhood restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Walkable from the Beachside Retreat. They have a beautiful antique bar for you to belly up to :-)

188 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Get lost among large scale sculptures as views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains take your breath away. For introverts, it can be a welcome respite from the crowds at nearby Seattle Center. ... read more

38 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Located in the vibey Fremont neighborhood, Milstead & Co. offers some of the city's best coffee. Be sure to walk up the hill a couple blocks and see the Fremont Troll. :-)


La Rustica

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 4100 Beach Dr SW·Map·Hours·

37 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Favorite Italian restaurant. Family owned and operated in a hole in the wall along the water. Gorgeous sunsets to watch while you drink wine and eat the best cannelloni of your life :-)

30 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Too many good things to say about this restaurant. Getting a table can be a challenge, but worth the effort. French Vietnamese fusion cuisine. Favorite drink: Trinidad Sour. Visit their bar next do... read more


The Beer Junction

4511 California Ave SW·Map·Hours·Website·

38 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Insane selection of beers on tap and in the bottle.

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Slate gets my vote for best coffee in Seattle. 3rd wave coffee in full effect. The location is no frills - It's a tiny storefront on a residential street in Ballard, but the presentation and qualit... read more

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This bakery is walking distance from the Beachside Retreat. Great donuts, friendly staff, and Caffe Vita coffee. (Fridays they have Applesauce donuts. Don't miss it!)

145 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Some cities have tourist attractions that are kitchy and don't reflect the true spirit of the community. Seattle is not one of those cities and the Seattle Center is not one of those places. Is the... read more

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beautiful restaurant in downtown Greenwood. Inventive cocktail menu and in the running for best steak in Seattle. (Named Best new restaurant in 2017 by Seattle Met Magazine)


Whisky West

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 6451 California Ave SW·Map·Hours·Website·

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An insane collection of spirits and very knowledgeable and friendly staff to help navigate the menu. Great food as well. Order the brussels sprouts (trust me).



$$· 2800 SW Barton St·Map·Hours·Website·

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Westwood Village many of the chain stores you might need (Target, Barnes and Noble, Marshalls) as well as groceries, a pharmacy, post office, and restaurants.


Westcity Kitchen

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 3405 California Ave SW·Map·Hours·

6 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great seafood and Northwest fare in West Seattle's Admiral district.



Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 4147 California Ave SW·Map·Hours·Website·

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Delicious, modern Italian cuisine in West Seattle's downtown (The Junction). The beef tartare and Dungeness crab are both stellar, and all of the pasta dishes are inventive and memorable. Reservati... read more

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A newcomer to the Endolyne neighborhood, they have a menu that is great to eat in, or order to go and take to Lincoln Park down the street for a picnic. They also have a nice selection of grocery... read more


Olympia Coffee West Seattle

3840 California Ave SW·Map·Hours·Website·

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Third-wave coffee perfectly captured in this jewel-box coffee shop along West Seattle's main drag. This cafe pairs their excellent coffee with minimalist mid-century design and decedent pastries (N... read more