Picture eating octopus ceviche from a martini glass while deep-sea fish watch from above. You are not near an ocean but in a Chicago neighborhood restaurant.
Last week in Seattle, 175 brides said “I do” to an invitation to a bridal show case. More than 100 of those brides-to-be showed up on February 17th at the Pan Pacific Hotel to watch a mock wedding and attend a reception for the ”bride” and “groom”, along with the “parents” of the lucky couple and other “friends” and “relatives”. It was a fascinating experience that entranced many brides-to-be.
Copperleaf Restaurant, located at the Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle, has been named as best new restaurant in the US by Gayot for its farm-to-table cuisine and commitment to locally sourced ingredients. The Copperleaf Restaurant seats only 30 people per sitting, so call for reservations in advance. It is worth the extra effort.
With a certain boutique charm, the Springhill Suites by Marriott in downtown Seattle offers comfort and convenience both through its location and the amenities it offers the traveler. You can experience the sights and sounds of Seattle from this hotel since it is tucked between the city’s premier shopping district and the evolving South Lake Union neighborhood.
Seattle is a great place to visit, filled with art and sculptures on the streets, excellent restaurants and helpful folks who are happy to point out how to get to your destination. Seattle has metropolitan staff on the street in the spring, summer and fall, keeping the streets clean and offering directions to anyone who asks. There are horse-drawn carriages, hop-on-and-off buses, and a free-ride zone between the waterfront to the freeway (roughly) and from the International District to the edge of Belltown on the Metro bus system. Seattle is very visitor friendly and during the cruise season, there are many things to do while you are in town both pre-cruise and post-cruise.