Within a year of moving to Seattle, I found myself living in Kirkland, Washington. I have called this sweet little town home for nearly two years now. If you have asked me four years ago if I thought I would be living in a suburb of Seattle, rather than Seattle itself, I would have called you crazy. But I am a true believer in things working out how they should and I believe this is no exception. I have fallen completely in love with the city of Kirkland and have truly found my home. It is a wonderful city full of life and is a great place to explore for a long weekend!
Seattle. I fell in love with you five years ago and what a journey we have been on these past five years. It is a bit crazy to look back on some of my original posts about Seattle. So much of what I wrote then still rings true, but so much has also changed. My love for Seattle has changed and evolved over the years and gone through many stages.
Welp. It has been a full two months since I moved to Seattle, which is still a bit hard for me to wrap my head around. For so long, moving to Seattle was a goal, a dream, but always felt just out of grasp. When I visited Seattle for the first time almost three years ago, I knew it was a place that I could live and wanted to live. I had recently graduated from college and was in full job search mode. The minute I got back from my trip, I turned the whole focus of my search to Seattle. Obviously at the time, a move to Seattle was not in the cards. So instead I moved to sweet Memphis.
If you couldn’t already tell, I am a little obsessed with the city of Seattle. I laid out some of my favorite things about the city in my last post, which you can fine here. I figured this week I could get a little more specific and give you my guide to a long weekend in Seattle. Lastly, I strongly recommend getting the Seattle City Pass if this is your first time going to the city and plan to follow this guide. It saves you a ton of money and gives you admission to some great activities!
Seattle. The Emerald City. Queen City. Rain City. The Jet City. And my favorite city. I will admit I was a Seattle hater before I visited for the first time. I didn’t understand why people were so in love with a city where it constantly rained and didn’t have a beach. I didn’t know about the rich culture and history. I didn’t know about the industry and the hub of innovation. I didn’t know about the endless food options and unique nightlife. Everything changed about two years ago when I visited for the first time.