These are some of the places I frequented whilst exploring Washington state. I had been on the ferry for the first time on way to Seattle, had some of the most beautiful drives and experienced snow for the first time whilst I have visited this place on numerous occasions. Without further distraction here are some places you may visit as well on your next trip to Washington.
- Mora Ice Cream: I love ice – some would say a little too much but I disagree. My favourite little ice cream shop was Mora due to their adventurous flavours. They have 48 delicious flavours in which some contain alcohol, bits of fruit or just plain smooth ice cream. The seasonal flavour that I had in the middle of winter was goats cheese and figs.
- Dancing brush: This place is a cute shop in which you can paint clay pots. Their playlists are from the early 2000s and their range of colour was out of the world. The busiest times are on the weekend, so if you’re a bit introverted like me I would recommend going during the course of the week. Exploring Washington this is way is both calming and relaxing.
Address: 18846 Front St NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370
This little town is a cute town that lies with along the water. Beautiful views can be enjoyed but different restaurants and local shops are located here. This town is somewhat a hidden gem. Little local shops of stationery and kitchen stores.
Seattle is a beautiful city that is located on a hill. There are tall skycraper buildings, people from all over the world, and markets with the most beautiful flowers and fresh local produce.
- Bathtub Gin & Co
This is a speakeasy bar is located behind a hotel, in the alley way. In true speakeasy style there is nothing but a wooden door. You are greeted by a man who checks your ID and step foot to cozy bar that only seats roughly 35 people. The bartenders make some amazing drinks and throw in some good recommendations on different types of gin (and other spirits you may enjoy)
- Pike Place Market
This is probably the most spoken about market across blogs and Washington. This market has a mixed of food, fresh produce, flowers and jewellery. The isles are busy in summer, but are quieter in winter. Ciders, fresh chillis and fish thrown across the market are just some of the features found here.
- Gum Wall
Gum wall is literally a wall filled with all sorts of different types of gum. Some people choose to make some art on the gum wall whilst others stand and pose in front of the wall. You cannot explore Washington without making a sneaky stop at this wall. Add your pieces of art to the wall.
- Chihuly Garden Museum
This museum shows the beauty of what heated sand can be turned into. There is a tour of the history of these pieces and how it all started. Dale Chihuly is the designer, experimenter, and artist behind each glass pieces.
Exploring Washington has been a good experience of both the city and the forests – I discovered some hiking trails along the way and a drive in Dewatto is definitely up there.