I’ve been wanting to make the trek out to the PNW for quite some time now. So when the opportunity arose to see GRYFFIN in concert in Seattle, naturally I jumped on it. I was able to stay with a friend while I was there and met so many amazing humans during the trip, it was great. It was once again a whirlwind weekend trip – but let’s be real, I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Seattle is hella moody. Like clouds and rain literally for days, I think I saw the sun twice while I was there and both times I made the biggest deal out of it. I flew in on the red-eye Friday night, arrived at 12:15 Saturday morning. I’m forever grateful to Darren who not only picked me up from the airport at that ungodly hour but then continued to put up with me for the next two days – you’re the real MVP. After getting some much-needed sleep, we headed into town to do every touristy activity possible. We started at the Freemont Troll, stopped at Kerry Park, made our way to the waterfront, Pike Place Market and Discovery Point Park. We were busy and it was amazing, I loved every second of it – even walking in the rain to our destinations.
Saturday night was the night of my main reason for being there, GRYFFIN. All I have to say about this is that the venue was absolutely ideal, I could have cried after the concert it was so good, and that I’d willingly see him perform multiple times throughout the year if I could. If you haven’t listened to his jams, I highly recommend you do.
Sunday morning I woke up, still on a high from the night before – like seriously y’all, this concert was amazing. My heart still swells when I think about it. We went to get some pho and went to a park before I was dropped off at my Airbnb for the night. It was nice to have an evening to relax and have some “me time” before my last day in town.
Monday morning I met up with Ani, who I had met through the Girls Love Travel group on Facebook! We met for brunch at Biscuit Bitch before walking over to the Space Needle to observe it from the bottom. Ya girl is a very frugal traveler😂 After the Space Needle, we took a ferry to Bainbridge Island. Ani suggested it and the ferry is only EIGHT dollars! It was such a unique stop and I’m so glad we did it, the town was so cute and easy to just roam around to kill time before heading to the airport. Eventually, we headed back to Seattle so I could catch a train to the airport and wait out the rest of my time there.
Seattle is an amazing city and quite honestly, I’d say February is the best time to go if you’re wanting to “city slick”. There were still crowds, but most of the parks we went to seemed almost empty. It was so nice to see the city outside of the peak tourist season. One thing I didn’t have time to do (and the weather didn’t quite allow it) was go hiking. I couldn’t get over, or stop talking about, how green everything was even in the middle of February, so I can only imagine what the forests look like!
I’ll 100% be making a trip back in the future to fully absorb the outdoors and camp until my heart’s content. Who knows – I might end up staying😉