Monthly Archives: May 2014

Enjoying Nature in Pioneer Square

During the long, cold winter, we take refuge in the bars and restaurants that exist within an umbrella’s length of Stadium Place.

But now spring is here. It’s time to climb out from our warm, safe blankets and take a look at some of the nature nestled into our little concrete jungle.

Within a short walk of Stadium Place, is Waterfront Park. Comprising the area from Pier 57 to Pier 59, this park provides excellent chances to fill your Instagram account with photos of Puget Sound, birds, seals, islands and, even the Olympic Mountains. If you forget your binoculars, four coin-operated telescopes are available for your convenience. Once you are done enjoying the nature view, use the benches or picnic tables to enjoy lunch in the shade of the trees. Or just relax and lay on the grass to take in the sunshine.

Waterfront Park

Image Source: Yelp | Address: 1301 Alaskan Way, 98101

But Maybe you are one who likes to be a little more “one with nature.” There’s almost no better way to spend a Seattle evening than cruising around on a sailboat in the middle of Puget Sound.

Emerald City Charters provides 2 voyages a day. Enjoy the 1.5 hourr cruise starting at 4pm for just $33 per person. Or take the longer 2.5 hour sunset cruise that launches at 6:30 for $49 per person. Feel the wind in your hair, smell the crisp sea air, and bring along your own bottle of wine to make the tour that much more lovely.

Elliott Bay Cruise

Address: 1001 Alaskan Way Pier 54, Seattle, WA 98104

Do you you have your own favorite nature walks in Pioneer Square? Let us know below.

With Pizza This Good, Who Needs Meat?

We hear you: sometimes pizza places cater more towards carnivores than they do towards those of us who lean towards a more herbivore-based existence.  Luckily, you’ve got one of Seattle’s best pizza joints right around the corner from you. Freshly moved in from their fifteen-year residency in Belltown. World Pizza has relocated to the International District, and they’re ready to show vegetarians some love.

World Pizza Menu

FYI, “Excellent Pizza” is totally an understatement here.

You can’t really go wrong with any of your options here, but if we could be so bold as to make a suggestion, there’s a reason why the roasted red potato, garlic, rosemary, and Gorgonzola pizza is preceded with “Our famous” as a descriptor. It’s one of the best pizzas in the city, and eating it will make you happy. We guarantee it.

World Pizza 2

Make sure you wear socks when you order this pizza, because it’s guaranteed to knock them off.

Vegetarians, rejoice. Your localicious pizza savior has arrived.

Mother’s Day: Hit the High Seas!

Consider this a friendly reminder, in case you forgot. This Sunday is Mother’s Day! Have you gotten her anything yet? No?

Uh oh.

Don’t panic.

Take a deep breath.

We’ll get through this.

Here’s an idea for Mother’s Day adventure that’s guaranteed to please those seafaring Moms out there. You live right by the places where cruise ships live: why not head over to Pier 56 and take a cruise? (If your mom’s not a boat person and you want to go the simple flowers route, this florist is right on 2nd and James) Argosy Cruises offers a couple of options for taking your mom out on the water and guaranteeing a special day.

There’s a brunch option, which runs from 12:00–2:00, and features a delicious buffet, live music, a free gift, and a complimentary champagne greeting.

If dinner’s more your style, hit up the 5:00-7:30 pm dinner cruise, where you’ll get some great city and mountain views to compliment your Northwest-inspired buffet.

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But if your mom’s looking for laughs and intrigue on the high seas, you can’t go wrong with the Mother’s Day Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise, also from 5:00 – 7:30. It promises to be a murderously fun evening, so why not take a stab at something unique this year?

You can easily walk down to Pier 56, but heads up- the city’s offering tons of free parking at select locations if driving is more your style.

We hope you have a Happy Mother’s Day.