After a home-cooked breakfast, we took a bus into Seattle to start our second and last full day in the city. One of the elements I enjoyed about Seattle was their many modes of public transportation! They have so many options to get you anywhere in the city you might need to go: bus, electric bus, monorail, streetcars, and a light rail. We got off the bus in the International District and walked to Pioneer's Square. Unfortunately we did not stop in the district, but it is on my list for a future visit!
I saw this coffee truck and was tempted to stop, but we were on our way to a coffee shop we had already picked out, so I had to resist.
We went to Zeitgiest Coffee in Pioneer Square. Last summer when we were still just contemplating a trip to Seattle, I looked in a world travel guide for 2019 and this coffee shop was listed as a must-see in Seattle! It was a cute spot!
I ordered my favorite drink: an almond milk latter. One of my New Year's resolutions was to cut back on sugar in my coffee, and now I almost always order just almond milk and espresso. It was hard at first, but now I really appreciate it! I can taste espresso roasts much better now.
I would have gladly used up the whole day just exploring Pioneer Square. The square itself had a large courtyard with table tennis, giant chess, and other games. There were cute tables set up for lunching and a musician was playing at the center. It had a great atmosphere!
We decided to go on a "Beneath the Streets" historic tour. The history tour shared a space with a ghost tour and "death museum" place, so we had fun goofing around and exploring while waiting for our tour to start.
I enjoyed the tour! Some highlights they covered were the Native American Tribal histories of the area, the failed first attempts to build the city on marshy ground, the Seattle fire, the rebuilding, and the building "up," which led to there being a network of buildings and walkways beneath the city with glass skylights. I had noticed when walking the square that there was a lot of glass in the sidewalk, and that is to let light into the passages below!
After the tour, we asked our guide for a lunch recommendation and then admired the scenery on our way to find it. One place I saw in Pioneer Square that I definitely want to visit on a future trip to Seattle is "Comedy Underground."
We were recommended to "Delicatus: A Seattle Delicatessen." This sandwich shop offered large portions and a variety of flavors.
I ordered half of the Pavo Diablo with a Ceasar salad. The sandwich had hickory smoked turkey, sliced avocado, spinach, cilantro, havarti cheese, spicy chipotle aioli, and roasted poblano peppers on sourdough bread. I would eat that again! I have just one more Seattle post to share detailing our last evening, last morning, and departure. Thanks for reading!
Hi my name is Emilee and these are my adventures as a young adult living in Milwaukee. Here I will share my experiences as I navigate through college. Thanks for stopping by!