Summer in Seattle
As summer approaches following the dropping of Covid entry requirements, there’s no better time to plan a trip to Seattle.
With cultural connections, great gastronomy and amazing accommodations, check out new reasons to visit the thriving city this summer.
Arts and Culture
Smith Tower Celebrates 108th Anniversary (4 July)
This Fourth of July, Seattle’s oldest skyscraper, Smith Tower is celebrating its 108th anniversary. Guests can celebrate with a cocktail 35 floors up at the Observatory Bar. In celebration, Smith Tower is introducing cocktail classes with their established bartenders where guests can drink and dive into the art and history behind the craft..
Capitol Hill Block Party returns (22-24 July)
Celebrating the Capitol Hill neighbourhood in Seattle, Capitol Hill Block Party has 100 local and national acts performing at bars, outdoor stages and restaurants in the area. Known for creating the world’s most influential musicians, such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam, Seattle is the city for music fanatics. This year’s headliners include Charli XCX and Diplo.
The 5th Avenue Theatre (August)
The 5th Avenue Theatre marks the return of live musical theater to Downtown Seattle in August. The venue will welcome four new musicals including Afterwords, and so That Happened, The Prom, and award-winning Come From Away.
Supporting small businesses in an undiscovered neighbourhood, Eat Seattle has launched a new South Lake Union Tour. Led by talented chefs in the area and in the kitchen, highlights of the walking tour include hand-rolled sourdough bagels at Rubinstein and Korean-Hawaiian fusion at Marination. The tour stops in six different locations for tastings and talks.
Located in the centre of Woodinville, less than a half hour drive from Seattle, Cava Azul is a new modern Mexican restaurant which boasts a 100-seat dining room with views of the food being dished up in the kitchen. Open seven days a week, for brunch, lunch and dinner with a selection of agave spirits and cocktails.
King Leroy is the birth child of the team behind Seattle’s hottest oyster spot, The Walrus and Carpenter. Located in South Lake Union, the venue will be serving up butter-milk brined chicken wings and tater tots to fried bologna sandwiches. Open on weekdays, guests can expect cold local brews as well as friendly service.
Metier Brewing Company Taproom
One of the few Black-owned breweries in the area, Métier Brewing Company Taproom has extended its Woodinville establishment. Opening a second taproom in the Central District, the venue serves up homemade beer in a range of varieties. Black-owned Japanese street food provider, Umami Kushi, is a resident at the taproom offering richly flavoured simple eats which complement the beers.
This month, Level Hotels & Furnished Suites is due to open its first Seattle location. Level Seattle offers a collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom suites featuring full kitchens and living spaces. Guests will have access to an indoor basketball court and climbing wall, co-working spaces, and indoor-outdoor entertainment areas w.
Opening this month as part of Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio, Astra Hotel boasts tech-forward interior along with large meetings and events space, ground level dining, a coffee bar, and rooftop bar. The 265-room hotel, decorated with interactive digital artwork, is located in the South Lake Union neighbourhood..
For more information, visit www.visitseattle.org.