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Summer trip to the West Coast-Seattle and San Francisco

4 days trying food in Seattle, and 4 days roaming San Francisco

by sara becker mayerAbout Me:I am a 25 year old traveler from the United States. I am heading to law school, and in the meantime trying to get as much travel in as possible. I love immersing in culture and trying new foods! read more

North AmericaUnited States7 days / June 2022

Highs & Lows

Caribbean food in Seattle is surprisingly tasty!

Public transportation in both cities leaves something to be desired.

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I wish we could have seen the space needle and the chihuly glass gardens in Seattle, but we will have to see them next time.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Not particularly, we had a nice time!

  • How was the food?

    Pestle Rock- Thai in Ballard Morsel- brunch in Udistrict Yank Sing- dim sum in SF

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Rent a car! Seattle is a big city, and fairly easy to drive in, but public transportation is slow and infrequent. San Fran is a little easier to access by bus and the BART system.

  • Packing tips?

    In the summer Seattle can get quite hot, but for any other time of year you certainly need a rain jacket. You will also use this for the wind in San Francisco.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Car!! rent one in Seattle! You can take the link light rail from north to south, but if you want to be more mobile, a car really helps. If you want to go to Santa Cruz you will need a car for the day.

  • Any surprises?

    The lovely weather in Seattle!

  • Booking details?

    We booked with Alaska airlines, which has its hub in Seattle!

Lodging

  • Airbnb- Guest Suite in Fremont. We enjoyed this accomodation. It was very central to the city, and walkable to the small downtown in Fremont. It had nice light despite being a basement, and was very modern.

  • Fairmont San Francisco. It is extremely nice, as most Fairmont hotels are, but it is quite pricey. It is only for a splurge vacation. It is on top of a hill so you can get a great view of the city. The rooms are modern, and clean, and you can get around the city fairly easily from there.