Life in Vancouver is second to none. We have almost everything we can ask for and the possibilities in the city are endless. There are a few things however we can’t technically experience until we visit Seattle, our friends down south.
Upon a recent visit to Seattle, we’ve compiled the following 5 things you can do in Seattle, that you CAN’T do in Vancouver.
Legally Smoke Bud
For those in B.C. who have to hotbox in an illegal closet to enjoy a sneaky joint, crossing the border to enjoy some of Seattle’s best is a good reason to visit our stoner neighbour. But legal doesn’t mean a free for all. Treat it like alcohol, you are not permitted to blaze up in the street or in a park. You have to keep subtle to keep safe. Remember: you also must be over the age of 21 and only an ounce per person. Click Here for a WeedMap of Seattle.
Eat at The Cheesecake Factory
Once you’re good and high on your legal supply why not visit the place everyone raves about, The Cheesecake Factory. Yes, they do have amazing cheesecake, and no, that’s not all. They have a menu full of an assortment of goodies for every meal, such as eggs, pizza, pasta, and more. But by far, the best part is their dessert: 37 types of cheesecake, nine types of cakes and four types of ice-cream. Which Cheesecake is the best, you ask? Well, the staff at ThrilList sampled 34 and concluded that the cheesecake Oscar goes to Chris’ Outrageous Cheesecake.
Enjoy Good Ol’ American Sports
The closest British Columbians will ever come to the Super Bowl is through the Seattle Seahawks. So when in Seattle, it may be well worth it to go watch some American football when the season kicks off on September 10. If you’re a sports fanatic itching for new experience and your only understanding of Baseball is limited to what you learned in gym class, then check out the Seattle Mariners. Tickets are available as early as March 5.
Soak In Views From The Seattle Space Needle
When one thinks Seattle they think Space Needle. Why is this 53 year-old building which, according to the website, is roughly 1,320 Milky Way candy bars (605 feet) tall, such a big deal? Besides its lavish revolving restaurant and its 360 degree observation deck, it has become the icon and image of Seattle. One does not simply go to Seattle and not see The Needle.
Shop ‘Til You Drop
This, normally, would be at the top of the list but since the Canadian Dollar is struggling, crossing the border to shop for is no longer the cheapest option. But, Seattle still has several outlets and shops we can’t enjoy in Canada like Target (the good kind), Charlotte Russe, Nordstrom, Barneys, and obviously the most famous shopping centre in Seattle, Pike Place Market.
What are your favorite things to do in Seattle? Let us know in the comments below.
Written by: Sarine Gulerian
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