Seattle to see old friends!
North AmericaUnited States6 days / December 2021
Highs & Lows
Longbeach Pacific Views
Can’t think of one!
six days in the Pacific Northwest pretending I still lived there. Showing the boyfriend the Pacific Ocean for the first time and several days at a pineapple themed hotel in the shadow of the space needle.
Always stay here when I visit seattle. It’s a good home base with free bikes for borrowing and a top notch desk staff. They handled fedexing shopping home to me when i overpacked the carry on bag and easily suggested nearby services like laundry on a longer trip last summer and great nearby restaurants and cafes.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
Can we please redesign the entire town of Long Beach to put the lodging and restaurants right on the beach instead of in the little town just a quarter mile inland?
Toulouse Petit on Queen Anne is always great for a date and is walking distance to the Maxwell. El Camino in Fremont has amazing food. The Crab Pot on the Seattle Waterfront was a good super tourist experience. Citizen on Taylor near the Maxwell was great for outdoor brunch.
Tips you would give a friend?
Drive your car right onto the beach in Long Beach, but be careful you don’t go into too soft sand and get stuck.
Twisty roads to the beach are a joy. Would have been fun in a convertible in the summer, but our SUV and laughing with old friends on the drive went fine.