Visiting Seattle’s Freeway Park

The first time I drove down the freeway that cuts through downtown Seattle, my attention was drawn upward. I’d seen freeway lids plenty of times, but Seattle’s downtown freeway lid hinted at something unique and spectacular: towering evergreens extended high over the lid and wandering vines dangled far over the edges. This, I would later…

Tips for Visiting Pike Place Market in December

Christmas at Pike Place Market – A Bucket List

Christmastime is my favorite season at Pike Place Market. The crowd is thinned out and the market is transformed into a PNW winter wonderland. Because of Seattle’s temperate climate, December temperatures hover in the 40’s and low 50’s. With cozy winter clothes and warm bakeries to slip inside to warmup, it’s the perfect climate for…

Pike Place Market’s Secret Garden

One of my favorite free things to do at Pike Place Market is missed by 99% of market visitors- it’s the rooftop urban garden, hidden around a few corners, just a few steps from Pike’s iconic entrance sign. It made the list of my Local’s Guide to Pike Place Market, but directions to find it…