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72 Hours in Seattle – Day 2 was a blast. We had one more day left in this beautiful city, and we decided on the fly what we would do. As a planner, sometimes that makes me nervous. But it worked out so well. We got a bit of advice from the concierge at the hotel and decided to…well, read on the see what we did in 72 Hours in Seattle – Day 3.
As I mentioned, we started 72 Hours in Seattle – Day 3 without a plan. We were flying home very late that evening, so that gave us the entire day and evening to explore! What to do? What to do? I love being on the water, and because we enjoyed the Locks Cruise we did on Day 2 so much, we wanted to try and get out on the water and visit one of the many islands surrounding Seattle. While there are plenty of day trip options from Seattle and several islands to explore in the area, we decided to hop on a ferry and visit Bainbridge Island for the day! Ah-maz-ing!
Our ferry ride over was quick, enjoyable, and offered some of the best views of both the Seattle skyline (which never gets old) and Bainbridge Island. We could not have been any luckier weather-wise, which made it all the better to be on the water and exploring. Take a moment to check out the views!
Completely GORGEOUS, huh? Yep, I know. After about 30 minutes of those views, we exited the ferry and found ourselves in one of the cutest “towns” I have seen in a while. Welcome to Bainbridge Island!
It was only about a 10 minute walk to the heart of the town where we found a plethora of things to do. Restaurants, boutique shops, wineries, a farmer’s market, hiking trails, a marina, and so much more. We decided to start of with a bite to eat, and while it was extremely difficult to choose, we ended up in Paris – complete with the Eiffel Tower, Mona Lisa, and crepes with Nutella!
Okay, so maybe we didn’t end up in Paris, France. However, the ambiance of J’aime Les Crepes definitely made me feel like we did! I was having some serious French flashbacks.
While eating my way through Paris, I fell in love with crepes. Life changing experience. Seriously. And I’ve been eating them ever since. I can honestly say, this crepe in Bainbridge was one of the best I’ve ever had! I went with the basic Nutella crepe simply because I could not make a decision. Everything on the menu looked so good! The crepe was large enough to share with my husband and it was the perfect snack to set us up for shopping and exploring! So. So. Yummy.
The main street was lined with shops. I made sure to visit several. Of all of the boutiques I visited, my favorite was Wish Boutique. I spend a good amount of time browsing, and while I would like to have bought most everything in the store, I decided on a couple of cute items and headed out. You know, before I did some serious damage. I could have spend the whole day in this shop. So. So. Cute.
We spent some time walking a trail near the marina that led us back in the direction of the ferry. I was sad to leave. We absolutely could have spent the entire day exploring Bainbridge Island. Lunch, shopping, dinner, wine tasting, more shopping…what a great way to spend a day on a beautiful island. If you haven’t had a chance to visit Bainbridge Island, please make it a point to do so when you are in Seattle. I don’t think you will be disappointed.
As amazing as Bainbridge was, we couldn’t imagine visiting Seattle during baseball season while the Mariners were in town and not catching a game. So, we headed back to the main land in time to stroll over to Safeco field and experience America’s favorite pastime. #playball
We love baseball and we try to catch a game anytime we are traveling during baseball season. We are not one of those couples who have a plan to visit EVERY MLB stadium in the country on purpose, but we would NOT complain if we could see the majority of them while we are traveling to these great cities anyway. And besides, catching a baseball game is always a great idea!
The Mariners played the Angels that night and we were excited to see Mike Trout play (sorry Mariners). 🙂 Perfect evening for a game, a beer, and some seriously good fries topped with crab meat. Yep. You read that right.
We had been in Seattle for almost 72 exactly hours at this point, and we had not seen one single rain drop. Crazy, right? That was until around the 6th or 7th inning. With a few sprinkles coming down, we got to see the stadium dome ceiling close above us. That was actually pretty cool. The game went into double overtime. Mariners won. It was awesome. A great way to end 72 Hours in Seattle – Day 3.
72 Hours in Seattle – Day 3
72 Hours in Seattle – Day 3 was as wonderful and as memory-making as Day 1 and Day 2. I hope our adventures have inspired you to visit the great city of Seattle, return to it, or explore more of it (if you happen to be lucky enough to live there)! 🙂
This picture about sums up my feelings for Seattle. I love the city, I love the water, and I love all things Seattle. Looking forward to the next time I am able to return and explore even more of what this AMAZING location has to offer! Until then, where to next?
Travel like you mean it,