(800) 937-9582

washington park arboretum
(206) 543-8800

we said...
here are some of the places we savor in seattle.

the gaslight-inn

moderate, (206) 325-3654
the victorian frills at this b&b are kept to a minimum, the locale is in quiet capitol hill, and behold, there's a heated swimming pool out back.

moderate, (866) 944-4242
a nonsmoker? you'll love this new totally-cig-free urban escape in the u-district. equally attractive are the chic nautical-inspired rooms with extras like free high-speed dsl access, voicemail, microwave, and aveda toiletries.

arosa cafe

inexpensive, (206) 324-4542
we debated even telling you about this super neighborhood spot, but the staff is so friendly and the waffles are so out-of-this-world that we simply couldn't keep it to ourselves.

uptown espresso
inexpensive, multiple locations
in a city known for its java, it's hard to go wrong, but at the "home of the velvet foam," we're especially fond of the decaf steamed milk with almond.


(206) 621-9571
free cups of hot tea soothe as you scour alhambra's slightly frenetic goods, which range from velvet yoga pants to crystal glasses handmade in turkey.
fremont sunday market, (206) 781-6776. you might need an extra suitcase to make room for all the goodies you find at this european-style street market.

bainbridge island

we want to pack up and move here every time we visit this charming-as-they-come community a short ferry crossing from seattle proper. on-island activities include picnics in the park, kayak rentals, winery tours, and gallery visits.