After returning from London with a win and resting up during bye week, the Bolts are back on the road to face off against the Seattle Seahawks. Going up to the Emerald City with the team this weekend? Read through for tips on how to make the most of your time there.
How to Get There:
Sea-Tac Airport lies about 13 miles south of Downtown Seattle and CenturyLink Field, where the Chargers will look for their fifth-straight victory on Sunday afternoon. An easy transportation option is the Link light rail system, which can take you straight from the airport to the stadium, as well as other spots throughout the city.
Be sure to bring your raincoat! Forecasts are showing chances of rain all weekend, with highs ranging from 53 degrees to 57 degrees.
What to Eat & Drink:
Being right on the water, Seattle is known to have great seafood, so it's a must to check out Pike Place Chowder located in Pike Place Market. The restaurant boasts award-winning, Hall of Fame chowder, and it's worth the wait for a line that usually extends out the door.
As the birthplace of Starbucks Coffee, you can't miss visiting the very first Starbucks shop, also located in Pike Place Market. Established in 1971, the original store doesn't really look any different from a normal Starbucks store, but if you're a big fan of the brand, it's definitely a place to see!
A great spot for a bite of brunch or an afternoon coffee is Oddfellows Café + Bar. Located in a historic building, the restaurant offers a refreshing atmosphere along with delectable pastries.
Things to Do:
You can't visit Seattle without visiting the landmark the city is known for: the Space Needle! See all of the city by going up the observation tower which was built in 1962 for the World's Fair and was recently redone to include more features for visitors, including a rotating glass floor.
If you'd rather not go up the Space Needle, but want to see it from a great vantage point, head to Kerry Park. You'll get stunning views of the city skyline, and if the sky is clear, you may even get a glimpse of Mount Rainier.
A big tourist destination you also can't miss is the aforementioned Pike Place Market. Located on the waterfront, you can enjoy a variety of different food stalls, restaurants and independent stores. Be sure to take a picture in front of the iconic "Public Market" sign or by the notorious Gum Wall.
Looking for a little fun in addition to the big game? Garage, one of the last bowling alleys in Seattle, is the perfect place. With bowling lanes, pool tables and happy hour deals for food and drinks, you can make a night of it in this retro-themed venue!
For some rich history and scenic beauty of the city, take a stroll around Pioneer Square. The late-1800's buildings that made up the original city of Seattle are now filled with art galleries, coffee shops and trendy restaurants. The area also features a waterfall park to wander through.