Jamie's Guidebook

Jamie
Although I'm originally from the Midwest, I've lived in Seattle for about 10 years. I've fallen madly in love with this city and consider it home. Thankfully, I recently moved back to Seattle after... read more

Things to do in Seattle

#1

Smith

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 332 15th Ave E·Map·Hours·Website·

83 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Smith has great food and wonderful drinks. It's a bit noisy for a sit down meal, but the drinks and apps are worth it. I enjoy popping-in for a drink, at least (especially during happy hour!).

#2

Discovery Park

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

271 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A stunning park. A must see if you have the time! I recommend hiking (two loop walking paths available). Talk a walk around the park and then head down to the beach. You'll forget you're in the mid... read more

57 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Wonderful brunch location. It's usually packed, but you can enjoy a drink and dinner at the bar, if you're on a tight timeline. CK rotates its menu based on various region of the world, so the menu... read more

61 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Situated in an old unmarked​ house, this place is a close-by neighborhood favorite. Next to Volunteer Park, stop here after meandering about the park for a bite to eat or a coffee.

59 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great place for a relaxing dinner. Sit at the bar and converse with the knowledgeable and friendly bar tenders, or get a table in the dimly lit dining space. There is also a great rooftop deck for ... read more

246 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the coolest parks in Seattle! It features a walking path that circles the park. It's pretty hill, so be prepared. There's a wonderful view atop the tower located in the middle of the park - ... read more

48 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing food and drinks! Great environment with a very cool outdoor patio with good sun and with blankets and heaters when it's chilly.

37 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The best cookie shop in Seattle! There are long lines after dinner, but it's right around the corner from my place, so pop-in during the afternoon to avoid the lines. My favorites are the smores-ba... read more

#9

Red Cow

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 1423 34th Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

30 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you're a big meat-eat, this is the place! By Seattle favorite (and serial restauranteur), Ethan Stowell.

#10

Altura

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$$· 617 Broadway E·Map·Hours·Website·

22 local Airbnb hosts recommend

My favorite restaurant in Seattle. Sit down at the bar overlooking the kitchen - sometimes you get yummy treats from the chef. This is a pricey option but perfect for that special occasion​.

20 local Airbnb hosts recommend

My favorite coffee shop - it's a hidden gem. This is a local favorite for Cap Hill dwellers. It's very European​ in both style and offerings. It has a special something that you'll understand once ... read more

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A great city beach to visit. It's often packed during summer, but you might get lucky and snag a spot mid-afternoon before the after-work rush. There are a number of great eateries just up the stre... read more

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Wonderful coffee and decadent treats. The owners of Fuel also own High 5 Pie - both great local spots. Fuel is great for studying, working, or reading a book.

#14

Stout

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 1530 11th Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

5 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you're looking for a cool, trendy place to catch a sports game, this is the spot. It's open layout but modern finishes represent the new Seattle style of design. There are many very large TV sig... read more

#15

Interlaken Park

Parks & NatureParks
2451 Delmar Drive East·Map·Hours·Website·

20 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A super cute, not-well-known, park located close by (it's a few blocks north of my street). The park offers two wonderful downhill​ paths that lead to a pedestrian only street. Enjoy a nice walk or... read more

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

From the owners of Seattle-based Fuel and High Five Pie, this little store is full of locally made chachkis. There is another location in Pike Place Market, but this location is less than a block a... read more

3 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Just walking up and down Broadway will give you a great sense of the classic Seattle Grunge culture. Referenced in the famous Sir-Mix-a-Lot song "Posse on Broadway," it's the center of Capitol Hill... read more

2 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the best sunset views in the city. It's so picturesque and yet so overlooked by tourists. Benchs line a grass lawn that craddles the moored sailboats. You can even see Mt. Rainier, if you lo... read more