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After a delicious lunch down by the water, my family and I headed up to Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market.

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Our first stop was at Pike Place Fish Market, which has the freshest seafood that Seattle has to offer.

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

It’s also world famous, do you know why? Maybe this sign will give you a clue…

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Or this artist’s rendition (no, I didn’t draw it. It’s far too good…)

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Yes… THEY THROW THE FISH! Every few minutes one of the workers will grab a fish and hurl it across the room to one of his coworkers. I’m not sure why, but I do know it’s pretty entertaining!

I saw an episode of The Bachelor once where Sean got to catch a fish! So I told my family, friends, anyone who would listen really, that I wanted to catch a fish when I went to the Fish Market. No one thought that I would be allowed to do it, but I had hope… and a mom who asked on my behalf!

They said yes, so I eagerly climbed up and prepared to catch the fish. I remember looking out into the crowd and seeing my brother just shaking his head. Oh hey Josh!

I got ready and…

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

CAUGHT THE FISH!!!

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Thank goodness I caught it, that would have been so embarrassing otherwise!

After my impressive catch, we continued to explore Pike Place Market. It has perfect vegetables…

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Massive lobster tails…

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

And women arranging the most beautiful bouquets I’ve ever seen!

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

It seemed like such a fun place to shop!

Across the street from the market is the first Starbucks… and hoards and hoards of tourists! No way were we waiting in that line!

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

So instead we decided to see more of the city. Space Needle, here we come!

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

The views of the city are pretty incredible.

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Ticket prices depend on what time of day you go. You can find more information, and purchase tickets, here.

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

After the Space Needle we had time for one more activity. My dad absolutely loves sailing, so as an early Father’s Day present Josh and I decided to take him (and my mom) out on the water.

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Of course we all had to get a really cool sailboat shot! This was my mom’s:

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Mine:

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

My dad’s:

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

And… Josh’s:

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Ha.

We finished the photo shoot with my parents reenacting Titanic… and the entire boat laughing “with” them.

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

Seattle Washington - travel tips - Wanderlust in the City

It was the perfect end to our day in Seattle.

Happy Father’s Day dad!

~A

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