I have been fortunate to have family and friends visit me in Seattle. It has been so much fun exploring the town with them. My favorite food is definitely sushi; I can eat it practically every day. I must admit that the best sushi I have ever eaten in my life is in Seattle. They have great combinations of rolls and the raw fish is super fresh. Some of my favorite places are Bluefin Sushi and Shiro’s Sushi.
I really enjoyed visiting the Chihuly Glass Museum when my mom came to visit. My friend at home had mentioned his exhibit to me in Miami once, and I was surprised to see how amazing his art truly is. If you have been to the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, you will recognize his work on the ceiling of the lobby. I would have loved to purchase one of his glass sculptures for sale….except the cost started at $4,000.00
Of course we went up to the Space Needle, which was an organized process. It is worth the cost to see a spectacular view, and you can get a discount when you purchase your ticket with entrance to the Chihuly Glass Museum as well. I had always wanted to eat at the restaurant up there, but my sister and I had previously done that at the CNN Tower in Toronto. So I did not find it necessary, especially because they have a café by the observatory deck.
The cost of parking in Seattle is pretty steep – and this is someone coming from Miami. What was neat is that when I was looking for parking, a nice man came up to me offering valet services. There is a company called Luxe, that when you download the app, you can request valet parking for a low price. Normally parking in Seattle for 2-3 hours, costs $15-$20. Parking with Luxe would cost $30 maximum for the entire day. So you can drive to different places in Seattle and someone will pick up your car and bring it back to you when you are ready to leave. Luckily, I got the first time user promotional rate which was free for the day. It was pretty nice having someone drop me off and pick me up at each site. I contacted Luxe and told them to come to Miami ASAP!