A Local's Guide to Seattle, USA - This Way

A Local's Guide to Seattle, USA

Describe who you are in 3 sentences:
My name is Soleil Roth and I am passionate about serving others and connecting to build authentic relationships. For work, I manage a co-working space, for fun I am a travel & food blogger at somewheresoleil.com. In my free time you can find me hiking in the mountains, developing a recipe in the kitchen, or traveling somewhere new.

What is your relation to this city?
I moved to Seattle for college and have lived here for about 6 years. Apart from it being the place of my parents' alma matter, I wasn't a big fan of it until after I graduated where I've come to realize it really is the city that has it all.

Best experience?
When the Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl. Go Seahawks!

Weirdest experience?

Seattle is just weird in general.

Your top 3 hangout spots?
"Retreat Coffee shop" on Greenlake.
Hammocking on Greenlake.
Or just anything around Greenlake!

Favourite restaurants?
"Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge", "RockCreek Seafood and Spirits", and "Stateside".

Best date place?
"Canlis" is the most romantic spot in the city without a doubt. This third-generation restaurant mixes fine dining and generous service paired with a secluded view overlooking the city. It's the experience of a life time.

Best Sunday spot?
Despite the fantastic brunch scene in Seattle, my absolute favorite thing to do on Sunday is stroll "the Ballard Farmer's Market". Beautiful produce, live music and delicious eats, it's where locals, tourists, families, and a plethora of dogs mingle together amongst the quaint stores and boutiques lining Old Ballard cobblestone streets.

If you were to live in another place, where would that be and why?
I will always be a Pacific Northwest girl at heart, but I'm also a lover of the sun and am drawn to anywhere that has good weather, food, and outdoor activities, so I've got my eye on Austin, Texas at the moment. I lived in Italy for a bit and when I think of my second home away from Seattle, I always think of Rome. The food, culture, natural landscapes, and language are bellissima

Where is your escape place from this city?
Living so close to the Cascade Mountains and Olympic National Park, hiking the mountains is my sacred escape. Washington has incredible outdoor landscapes and anything around the Mt. Rainier area or Mt. Bachelor area is breathtaking.

Best 5 local advices?
1. Go to the top of "the Columbia Tower" (not "the Space Needle") for the best view in the city.
2. "Frankie & Jo's" is the absolute best (vegan) ice cream.
3. If it's nice out, have a bonfire at "Golden Gardens Park".
4. Kayak or paddleboard on Lake Union.
5. When you go to Pikes Place, go early in the morning while everyone is setting up.

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