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Seattle, WA

“Everything is so damn beautiful. You can get out to the mountains in less than an hour, the peninsula is right across the Sound, the ocean is only a few hours away. Most beautiful place in the world.”  — Noah Gundersen

Curated by: Noah Gundersen, Sol, Dave B

city guide:
Seattle, WA
food
Simply Soulful
Pint-sized, family-owned cafe serving up classic soul food dishes and desserts in a convivial setting.
2909 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112, United States
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Dicks Drive-In
Classic fast-food chain with six locations in the Seattle area.  Features fast-food staples like burgers, fries, and milk shakes, but do not accommodate substitutions to their menu.
111 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105, United States
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shopping
BAIT
Trendy shop featuring fashionable, brand-name sneakers and athletic apparel, plus unique collectibles.
915 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122, United States
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bar
Hula Hula
Tiki-themed bar with nightly karaoke, bamboo decor, and pub grub served alongside flaming cocktails.
1501 e Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98122, United States
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Neumos
Midsize venue for indie rock, hip-hop, country, and other genres, with 3 bars and a mezzanine.
925 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122, United States
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hotel
Hotel Max
This artsy downtown hotel is a 4-minute walk from Westlake Center and a 5-minute walk from Washington State Convention Center. Offers a complimentary craft beer hour and locally brewed coffee.
620 Stewart St Parking, Seattle, WA 98101, United States
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outdoors
Washington Park Arboretum
"I love the arboretum off lake Washington in the spring, it’s s great place to just go and think and admire what’s around me."  —  Dave B
2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98112, United States
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Sam’s Tavern
"It’s like a meeting spot for my friends and I. You can’t go wrong with $2 Rainier on happy hour."  —  Dave B
1024 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122, United States
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Island Soul
Cozy, casual Caribbean-Southern spot with vegetarian options, tropical drinks, and weekly live music.
4869 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118, United States
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landmark
Seattle Art Museum
SAM is the center for world-class visual arts in the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle Art Museum, 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA, United States
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shopping
Left Bank Books
Bookstore that runs as a collective publishes and distributes radical works plus other used titles.
Left Bank Books, Pike Street, Seattle, WA, United States
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outdoors
Green Lake
"For me, the most inspiring outdoor space has got to be Green Lake. You can run around it to get fit and clear your mind. You can walk around with a friend or date. You can even just sit and people watch or catch the sunset. You can do it all. I've even written songs while chilling at Green Lake. Great place all times of the year." — Sol
Green Lake, Seattle, WA, United States
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shopping
Totokaelo
"If you have a budget I'd say you have to hit Totokaelo. Super beautiful space and wonderfully curated pieces." — Sol
Totokaelo, 10th Avenue, Seattle, WA, United States
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shopping
Stussy
"So many dope spots. Stussy Seattle is a must hit for anybody passing through Cap Hill." — Sol
1108 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101, United States
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venue
The Crocodile
"The Crocodile has low key became my favorite venue to watch shows lately. They continually book fantastic acts who are always on the rise and will probably never play a venue that size again. So when you see the next super star at the Croc you will get to say you saw them perform for just 400ish people. They don't even charge additional ticket fees because they think it's immoral. P.S. the wood fire oven pizza they make at the side-bar is amazing." — Sol
The Crocodile, 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA, United States
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lodging
Sorrento Hotel
"Hotel Sorrento is a must for anybody wanting an unforgettable stay in Seattle. Even people who live here should take a weekend and stay at the Sorrento when they get the chance. It's a magical old building that will make you feel like you time traveled back to an old Seattle from the early 20th century." — Sol
900 East Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98104, United States
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landmark
Seattle Public Library
"Another place I think everyone should visit is the downtown Seattle Public Library. It's not necessarily underrated but its completely free and never gets old. One of the most beautiful pieces of architecture that I have seen (both inside and out)." — Sol
Seattle Public Library-Central Library, 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA, United States
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Seattle Japanese Garden
"The Japanese Botanical Garden is super underrated in my opinion. There is a little cover but it's totally worth it. Smoke a joint and go take a walk through the garden. Or bring a date, camera, book, or just go to meditate and relax." — Sol
Seattle Japanese Garden, Lake Washington Boulevard East, Seattle, WA, United States
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coffee
Kaladi Brothers Coffee
"Kaladi Brothers Coffee because they have consistently quality but just as importantly they have a good vibe. What is even more great about them is that they genuinely create a safe space for all kinds of people. The inside of Kaladi has got to be one of the most diverse places in all of Seattle. I order an iced chai. Personally more of a tea person than coffee. Caffeine is a powerful drug!" — Sol
Kaladi Brothers Coffee, East Pike Street, Seattle, WA, United States
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bar
Paramount Theatre Seattle
"So many amazing venues in Seattle, why not catch a live show while you have your drinks? We have everything from dive bar style venues (Sunset Tavern) to beautifully preserved theaters (The Paramount)." — Sol
911 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101, United States
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The Sunset Tavern
"So many amazing venues in Seattle, why not catch a live show while you have your drinks? We have everything from dive bar style venues (Sunset Tavern) to beautifully preserved theaters (The Paramount)." — Sol
5433 Ballard Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107, United States
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food
Tacos Chukis
"My favorite spot in Seattle has to be Tacos Chukis. They started as just a hole in the wall (on the third floor) and blew up simply off of word of mouth. Their tacos are simply the best in Seattle. Order the Adobada and thank me later. Pork with the pineapple on top is a winner." — Sol
Tacos Chukis, Broadway East, Seattle, WA, United States
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coffee
Empire Espresso
"They do AeroPress and serve Kuma Coffee, which is my jam."  — Noah Gundersen
3829 S Edmunds St, Seattle, WA, United States
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bar
Tractor Tavern
From roots rock to reggae to folk to country, performances vary at this down-home music club and bar. "The Tractor in Ballard is a nice mid-size club to see up-and-coming bands." — Noah Gundersen
5213 Ballard Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA, United States
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venue
Neptune Theater
The Neptune Theater is a performing arts venue in the University District of Seattle that hosts dance parties, live music, film screenings, and arts education events.
1303 Northeast 45th Street, Seattle, WA, United States
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bar
Waterwheel Lounge
Unassuming bar for American chow and no-nonsense drinks, plus bingo, karaoke, and trivia.
 "Catch me there killing 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody'." — Noah Gundersen
7034 15th Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA, United States
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shopping
Hammer + Awl
Cozy men's accessories boutique specializing in artisan goods and local labels in modern styles.
1137 34th Avenue, Seattle, WA, United States
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food
Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market is a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle, Washington. The Market opened in 1907 and is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers' markets in the United States.
Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA, United States
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Bainbridge Island
Bainbridge Island is an island situated across the Puget Sound from Seattle.  It is a popular tourist destination for its natural beauty and unique local culture.
Bainbridge Island, WA, United States
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