This week the Ultimate Weekender Travel Sweepstakes (link removed, contest is closed) by Hilton is featuring Seattle. You can enter for a chance to win this week’s prize, the Seattle Weekender. The prize includes 2 hotel nights, a $100 HHonors Gift Card, and 100,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® Miles.
Every entry earns you another chance to win the grand prize of 12 weekend getaways, and you can enter every weekday. You only need to submit your email to enter. Once you enter you will be given an opportunity to submit four more entries for that day.
Things to do on a Seattle weekend if you are the lucky winner!
Visit SAM – the Seattle Art Museum. The main exhibit site is located at 1300 First Avenue. You can also check out the Asian Art Museum and the Olympic Sculpture Park.
Take an Underground Seattle tour. This tour takes you beneath Seattle’s sidewalks and streets. These tunnels were at one time the main roadways and first-floor storefronts of old downtown Seattle. Tour guides provide stories and an insight into the history of the old city.
Stroll through the gardens at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Glass in also displayed in the Exhibition Hall and the Glasshouse.
Ready for some nourishment? There are a plethora of great restaurants in Seattle to choose from. You can’t go wrong visiting any of world-renowned Chef Tom Douglas’ eateries. My personal favorite is Lola’s at 2000 4th Avenue.
If you have any room after completing your meal, walk across to Douglas’ Dahlia Bakery and indulge in their famous donuts, served warm with vanilla mascarpone and seasonal jam.
And no trip to Seattle is complete without a walk through Pike Place Market. This is Seattle’s original Farmer’s Market, established in 1907. It covers several cobblestoned blocks of Pike Place at the foot of Pike Street, an easy walk from the center of downtown.
For a treat unique to the Northwest, while at the Market stop by Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt on the corner of Pike Place and Pike Street for some local Marionberry Greek yogurt.
Seattle is worth a trip even if you don’t win the Seattle Weekender.