Tim's Guidebook

I have lived in Seattle for 25 years, raised two children, sent them on their ways and completely remodeled my house. I am now ready to travel and to take in travelers. I have built a beautiful one... read more
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Things to do in Seattle

270 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Excellent museum with wonderful national and international exhibits. Nice museum cafe for lunch or dinner.

212 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beautiful museum in the shadow of the Space Needle.

96 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Picked one of the top 10 best restaurants in the US. Hard to get a table any night but get there at 4 or 5 in the afternoon and you will get a seat pretty quick. Really worth the wait. The seafood... read more


Ray's Boathouse

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 6049 Seaview Ave NW·Map·Hours·Website·

69 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing views. Destination dining. Old Seattle favorite. You can dine downstairs and have a very special romantic meal or upstairs in the cafe is a bit more casual. The views are amazing. Excellent... read more


Tractor Tavern

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$· 5213 Ballard Ave NW·Map·Website·

68 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Local and national acts. Mostly Americana, folk, rock, blues some alternative. Excellent venue. Right in the heart of old Ballard.

65 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fat Hen- One of the best breakfast’s in Seattle. Delicious European style café just a few minutes walk from here. In a grove of eateries on 70th NW just a block before 15th. Walk in 15 mins or car ... read more


Discovery Park

Parks & NatureParks
3801 Discovery Park Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

271 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hiking trails, views of Puget Sound. Lovely place for a trail run or a nice walk in the woods with spectacular views. Close by via car.



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$$· 1415 NW 70th St·Map·Hours·Website·

63 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A ten minute walk from our home. Dalancey is famous for the owner who is a renowned food writer. Delaney is an upscale artisanal pizza place with amazing brick oven thin crust pizza and salads. ... read more

117 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Wonderful local museum located on Lake Union. Nice view of the city and Lake Union.

648 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Seattle Icon. Even if you have been before always something new to see. We love going there and we live here!

54 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Terrific restaurant. 15 mins by car. Usually a wait but well worth it. One of the best chef's in the PacNW.

56 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An amazing local venue for music. This is located in Columbia City an area about 30 mins south of Ballard. Worth the trip depending on what is going on that evening. A very special place for local ... read more

54 local Airbnb hosts recommend

La Carta de Oaxaca- http://lacartadeoaxaca.com- Drive 10 mins. away. delicious traditional Oaxacan cuisine in Old Ballard. Long time favorite, good Margaritas.

92 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Excellent local art museum.

39 local Airbnb hosts recommend

We are lucky to have 3 of the best french bakeries in Seattle within walking distance from our home. Honore is the closest. A five minute walk from our door to a lovely spot with terrific coffee a... read more


Oliver's Twist

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$$· 6822 Greenwood Ave N·Map·Hours·Website·

35 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Lovely cocktails, walking distance up on Greenwood. Delicious small plates. Casual atmosphere and late night nibbles.

70 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Terrific Asian Art collection. This museum is a must see if you have the time.

31 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place is 4 blocks from our home. A nice neighborhood pub with delicious food and a full bar. Sports on TV. It is a lively neighborhood spot. Delicious salads, burgers and pizza.


Staple & Fancy

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$$$· 4739 Ballard Ave NW·Map·Hours·Website·

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Very popular delicious local cuisine from Ethan Stowell a Seattle restaurateur. Reservations needed. The prefix menu is a real deal and usually has 8 or more items. Amazing food. $$-$$$

463 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It is our icon. The views are amazing. Go when the skies are clear.

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Live music, local and national. Folk, rock, Americana, alternative.

37 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Excellent museum located on the University of Washington campus in the UDist.

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Rachel Coyle’s European Bakery- Greenwood and 87th. Amazing bakery one of the best in the city. Mostly pastries, also love salads and soups for lunch. Afternoon tea!

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Excellent Breakfast and Brunch.


Pete's Eggnest

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$· 7717 Greenwood Ave N·Map·Hours·Website·

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Pete’s Eggnest- Greenwood and 78th- Good hearty breakfast


Hecho Cantina

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$$· 7314 Greenwood Ave N·Map·Hours·Website·

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hecho- http://www.hechoinseattle.com/#home Walking distance- continue north on Greenwood cross 73rd. It is just north of the Fire Station on the east side of the street. This is pretty good Mexican... read more

194 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a very cool spot under the Aurora Bridge. Large art installation of a Troll holding a VW Beetle. Everyone should visit this spot at least once when visiting Seattle. Close by.


Carkeek Park

Parks & NatureParks
950 NW Carkeek Park Rd·Map·Hours·Website·

90 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Awesome local park. Beautiful views of Puget Sound. Minutes away from our home by car. Great beach walks, play area for kids, outdoor picnicking and some forest trails.



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$$· 4743 Ballard Ave NW·Map·Hours·Website·

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Little sister to Walrus and Carpenter- delicious small plates, Amaro tasting, Italian theme and charcuterie. $$ Yum!

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Chaco Canyon- Organic vegan options. Delicious breakfast and lunch options. $ bargain