Expense It: Seattle!
We’re here to help you out. Instead of binging the snacks in the mini-fridge while traveling on business, why don’t you adventure out and visit some cool places?
As a huge city for tech, you will undoubtedly travel to Seattle at some point in your career, so we hope our list below will make it easier to expense it!
“Seattle grew on me quickly when I moved here two years ago, at least once I survived my first winter. Although it’s hard to venture outside when it’s gray and rainy, some of the places below will keep your mind and body warm. On the flip side, you won’t want to spend any time indoors during what is arguably the country’s best summer (okay, maybe I’m biased), so be sure to check out some of the parks listed if you’re visiting in June, July or August.”
Check out the list below or our custom Google Map to learn about some must-do’s in Seattle.
Things to do
Underground Tour in Pioneer Square - for an entertaining history lesson
Myrtle Edwards Park - for soaking up the sun (if it’s out) and taking a shared bike to the boardwalk
Ice cream cruise on Lake Union - for checking out the city by water
Chihuly Garden & Glass - for blown glass art that will blow your mind
Gasworks Park - for a picnic on a summer evening
Kerry Park - for breathtaking views of the city and Mt. Rainer
Storyville - for a cozy environment and sweet treats
Starbucks Reserve Roastery - for coffee tasting
Roy Street Coffee & Tea - for coffee and crepes
Ballard Coffee Works - for drinking coffee with the locals
General Porpoise - for a cup of coffee from a rotating list of different roasters and a decadent filled doughnut before they sell out
Some Random Bar - for a casual drink
The Nest - for a fancy drink with a view
The Lookout - for a casual drink with a view
The Woods Tasting Room - for a casual drink (beer and cider) with 4-legged friends
Unicorn - for a fun night out with unique drinks
Optimism Brewing - for a spacious brewery and good beer
Salt & Straw - for the best ice cream you’ve ever had
Hot Cakes - for a made-to-order molten chocolate lava cake
Shug’s - for a boozy float
Metropolitan Market - for “The Cookie,” voted best cookie in Seattle
Frankie & Jo’s - for vegan and naturally sweetened ice cream that tastes good and still leaves you feeling great afterward
Citizen - for a rustic breakfast or brunch near the Space Needle
Silence Heart Nest - for a fabulous vegetarian breakfast
Sitka and Spruce - for an eclectic brunch or dinner made of local and seasonal ingredients
Paseo - for a to-go lunch and a large appetite
Citizen 6 - for a casual lunch with good food and drinks
Purple - for a wine and dine downtown (there’s also one in Bellevue!)
Japonessa - for a good happy hour deal and great sushi
Mamnoon - for an upscale middle eastern meal
Cook Weaver - for delicious Eurasian tapas
The Pink Door - for a crowd favorite Italian seafood fusion meal
Stateside - for inspired asian shared plates and fun cocktails that is best enjoyed with fellow coworkers
We hope you enjoy your trip to Seattle!