Experience Seattle In 3 Days With A Car


During the Memorial Weekend, we had an Australian friend over for 3 days and we decided to give him the ultimate Seattle experience. Our style was to go cruising in an American car. We wanted to show him just some things that makes Seattle awesome ūüôā No need to wake up early! This is a relax itinerary.

Here’s my itinerary that you can do yourself too ūüėČ

Day 1

1. Rent an awesome American car

There’s nothing more American than a muscle car! Renting a nice car for the weekend is probably the best thing you will¬†ever do!¬†I always believe in starting your day in a good mood. Not only does¬†it make you¬†happy, it makes¬†people around you¬†happy as well. When people see you ridin’ they ain’ hatin’, they lovin’ it! It does bring a little attention on the streets but it also makes you feel like a superstar ūüėČ (Don’t forget to listen to American music on the way!)

Our rented 2014 Camaro Convertible Seattle WA

Our rented 2014 Camaro Convertible!

Eric feeling manly in 2014 Camaro Convertible

Eric feeling manly!

The car makes any photo looks like a great one too!

How American can Eric get?!

How American can Eric get?!

2. Go to Leavenworth via¬†Stephen’s Pass

Once you’ve got your spanking nice car, you want to take a nice 2.5 hour drive from Seattle through Stephen’s Pass where there are a few places you can stop by and take scenic pictures. Make sure you have a full tank before you go!

Going through Stephens Pass to Leavenworth WA

View going through Stephens Pass to Leavenworth WA

Once you get to Leavenworth, it’s like you’ve teleported into another world – a Bavarian Themed Town!!

Parking maybe a bit of a headache but it will be totally worth it!

Beautiful wooden cart in front of the park in Leavenworth WA

Beautiful wooden cart in front of the park

Beautiful day to be in Leavenworth WA

Beautiful day to be in Leavenworth!

Live music at the park Leavenworth WA

Live music at the park!

Pugs pugs pugs! They are probably the biggest Pugs I've seen so far Leavenworth WA

Pugs pugs pugs! They are probably the biggest Pugs I’ve seen so far ^_-

For all you Aussies out there, there is an Australian Store in Leavenworth!

Australian Store in Leavenworth WA

Australian Store in Leavenworth!

Make sure you get a beer in before you go!

Don't forget to have a beer in Leavenworth WA

Don’t forget to have a beer! My hair is a mess from the convertible!

The perfect spot for a Bavarian Town Leavenworth WA

The perfect spot for a Bavarian Town!

3. Fill up the tank the American way!

When you come back to Seattle, your tank would most likely be almost empty. Time to fill up your tank for your next adventure the American way. Unlike in Australia, you need to pay first before you fill. Ask the staff for clarification and help. I still forget sometimes!

Day 2

1. Start your day at the World’s First Costco ever!

Yes just like Amazon and Microsoft, Costco is Washingtonian! Visit the world’s first Costco Store (4401 4th Ave S,¬†Seattle,¬†WA¬†98134) and grab their delicious $1.50 hot dog! The price has not changed since 1985! Why not get a membership card and buy a few stuff as well ^_-. ¬†They have a wall saved from the time it was first open with a timeline of Costco history and success so don’t forget to check that out!

Got my membership card at the world's very first Costco

Got my membership card at the world’s very first Costco!

2. Take a ferry to Bainbridge Island

Take your car (depending on the size of the car it will cost you $17 one way which¬†includes driver’s admin¬†and $8 per passenger return trip) and enjoy the view the ferry has to offer of Seattle ūüôā The ferry is very big and clean and the ride only takes 35min from Coleman Dock.

Take a picture of seattle in a Ferry to Bainbridge Island

Take a picture of seattle in a Ferry to Bainbridge Island

3. Do touristy things at Bainbridge Island

There’s a few things you can do at Bainbridge island:

  • Enjoy the food in Downtown
  • Visit Museums, Parks and Memorials
  • Visit the many winery they have there
  • Visit the only beer brewing company and distillery on the Island
Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial

A short historical walk

Sampling beer at Bainbridge Island only beer brewing store Bainbridge Island Brewing

Sampling beer at Bainbridge Island only beer brewing store!

Day 3

1. Visit Pike Place Market

Drive to Pike Place Market and explore the wonderful food and stores the market has to offer! Many samples to try and great photos!

VIsit Pike Place Market

VIsit Pike Place Market

Flowers are the cheapest at Pike Place Market so don’t forget to buy your lovely partner a bouquet!

Hubby got me flowers from Pike Place Market ^_^

Hubby got me flowers from Pike Place Market ^_^

2. Visit Kerry Park at Queen Anne

Kerry Park has a stunning view of Seattle. Many tourist come here to take photos, that means you too! ūüėČ Why not make it into a postcard and send it as well!

Take a romantic photo at Kerry Park in Queen Anne WA

Take a romantic photo at Kerry Park in Queen Anne

3. Go to Dick’s Drive In

While you’re in Queen Anne, the hell with diet! You have a cool car and you’re after some greasy cheap (and I mean REALLY CHEAP) burgers and shakes! There’s no better place than Dick’s! Dick’s Drive In is founded in Seattle. The very first Dick’s is on¬†NE 45th Street, Seattle, WA.

Experience Dick's Drive In with your awesome rental car

Experience Dick’s Drive In with your awesome rental car

4. Have lunch in Ballard

Visit Ballard and visit it’s many pubs and restaurants.¬†I was told Seattle is known for hot dogs so why not pop by Po Dogs and try the Seattle Dog!

Try a Chicago (my fave) and  Seattle Hot Dogs at Po Dogs

Try a Chicago (my fave) and Seattle Hot Dogs at Po Dogs

Thirsty after a hot dog? There’s an Australian and New Zealander pub nearby called the Kangaroo & Kiwi Pub. Grab yourself a beer and simply enjoy the moment you’ve had in Seattle.

Visit the Kangaroo & Kiwi Pub in Ballard and grab a beer Seattle WA

Visit the Kangaroo & Kiwi Pub in Ballard and grab a beer!

 

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you do end up using my Itinerary for your holiday, I would love to know about it in the comment below!

 

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