Linger at espresso expert La Marzocco’s (472 First Ave N) shared space for fresh coffee from rotating roasters-in-residence and beats from local radio darling KEXP. Delectable twice-baked almond croissants from Le Rêve (1805 Queen Anne Ave N, Ste 100) will vie with local favorite Molly Moon’s (321 W Galer St) salted caramel ice cream for the title of sweetest treat of the day. For impeccable Mediterranean small plates, dine at Grappa (2 Boston St), or try Toulouse Petit (601 Queen Anne Ave N) for some zesty fare with Cajun flair.
The vibrant Queen Anne Farmers Market (Queen Anne Ave N and W Crockett St) lets you snack from top-notch food and produce stands while taking in live music and kids’ activities. Nearby, stop into Queen Anne Book Company (1811 Queen Anne Ave N) to grab the latest local bestseller, or find some high-quality home goods at Stuhlbergs (1801 Queen Anne Ave N). Online favorite Not Monday’s (1622 Queen Anne Ave N) Seattle location has limited hours, but the luxury cashmere is worth the effort.
Seattle Center* (305 Harrison St) abounds with family-friendly highlights, from the can’t-miss-it Space Needle* (400 Broad St) to the Museum of Pop Culture* (325 Fifth Ave N)—aka MoPOP—with exhibits on Pearl Jam and Nirvana and even a Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. Movie buffs will love the Seattle International Film Festival* (May 16–June 9; various locations), the largest of its kind in the US. Bring your camera to Kerry Park (211 W Highland Dr) at sunset for the quintessential Seattle view, accented by Mount Rainier.
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