Thinking of where to spend a romantic weekend with your significant other? We have the answer! Seattle, the largest city in Washington State, is a perfect option. Stay in one of the most luxurious hotels, try delicious food, explore lively central streets or local parks, and, of course, check out the world-famous Seattle Waterfront — home to the city's most spectacular attraction spots. The options are endless! Need more inspirational dating ideas? Scroll down to see our picks for the most romantic activities you can do while visiting Seattle. Priceless memories are guaranteed.
Legendary — the word that describes Edgewater Hotel perfectly. This Seattle’s only overwater hotel is a place like no other: some of the best dining, high-quality service, and hospitality, plus a rich and long history. The crown jewel of the Edgewater is its unmatched waterfront views, which you won’t find anywhere else. Moreover, the hotel from time to time hosts live music shows — a win for couples, who love to sing along! Did you know that the Beatles stayed at the Edgewater during their first world tour in 1964? Some fans even tried swimming across Elliott Bay to reach the Fab Four. Fun fact: the band was filmed fishing from the window of their suite. Today, that unique picture of the Fab Four is considered iconic.
This landmark fine-dining destination first opened its doors in 1950. Though it’s been in business for over 70 years, the restaurant is still thriving. For all these years, Canlis has been serving some of the tastiest dishes in Seattle. Natural lights and stunning views of Lake Union and the Cascade Mountain Range will accompany you during your stay. Try out Canlis's multi-course dining experience. What would be your choice? Flavorsome morel mushrooms or duck with berries? And don't forget about dark chocolate sorbet for dessert! Chef Aisha Ibrahim will make sure you enjoy your time at Canlis.
Relax at Alki Beach
Spending time by the water is a lovely way to share beautiful moments with your loved ones. How about visiting Alki Beach then? Seattle's most popular sandy beach is a 25-minute walk from downtown. Alki Beach is a great escape from bustling city life! Pass an afternoon by renting a bike to cycle around the area, kayaking, playing summer games, or just people-watching. In the evening, catch the sunset to make the experience even more romantic. Alki is also a beloved filming location. If you are familiar with the movie Sleepless in Seattle, you might remember the scene where Tom Hanks flies a kite with his son — it took place at Alki Beach.
Name something more romantic than having a Ferris wheel ride with the love of your life. Check out The Seattle Great Wheel! Opened in 2012, it used to be the tallest on the West Coast of the US. Enjoy the ride with your partner while admiring the city skyline. There are also other activities to do! After the joyous ride, spare a moment to watch a colorful light show — the wheel is covered in over 500,000 LED lights. By the way, if you have a special event planned, contact Great Wheel’s staff, and they will program an array of patterns, colors, and designs just for you.
Located next to the iconic Space Needle, MoPOP is home to some of the most legendary pop culture artifacts. Museum’s permanent collection features musical instruments, photographs, zines, posters, sound recordings, clothing, and more. MoPOP offers a variety of exhibitions and events, including virtual tours. Check out their current project, Nirvana: taking punk to the masses, perhaps the most extensive exhibition of the band's memorabilia. More than 200 rarities celebrate the music and history of Seattle rock luminaries. Great way to get both: knowledge and a one-of-a-kind experience.
The garden was opened to the public back in 1960 and became one of the most highly-regarded and authentic in North America. This beautiful Seattle spot was planned by renowned landscape designer Juki Iida, who followed the shizensa (essence of nature) principle. Gardens in Japan, by the way, have long been considered an important art form essential to life. While exploring the winding path of the tranquil garden, pay attention to the details: stones, buildings, bridges, plants, and animals — to feel the closeness to nature. Each year the Seattle Japanese Garden hosts cultural celebrations such as Tsukimi, a festival honoring the autumn moon. Such events usually feature local performers, dance troupes, and traditional musicians. So don't miss out!