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Things to do in Seattle from the Locals Who Know

Getting off the beaten path and discovering hidden gems is one of the wonders of travel. But how do you find those special places? Ask a local. Hotel Monaco helps you make the most of your Seattle stay by sharing our staff's favorite picks and insider tips.

We asked our intrepid staff: If you had only two days in Seattle, what would you do? Take a peek, have some fun and Live Like a Local.

Ben Thiele

Ben Thiele

Assistant General Manager

  • Need a day just for yourself?  Ummelina does it all - massage, facials manicures.  Plus they are close to the hotel. 

  • There's no better way to celebrate the Pacific Northwest than to hike some trails at Discovery Park in Magnolia. 

One of a kind
Shanie Ringer

Shanie Ringer

Front Office Supervisor

  • Magic Mouse Toys has a gadget, book or treasure for you to enjoy.  Plus they are conveniently located in the heart of Seattle's historical Pioineer Square. 

  • Seattle Art Museum has an exemplary collection of contemporary and historic artifacts and artwork. 

Taryn Dumbauld

Taryn Dumbauld

Front Desk Manager

  • The Triple Door was built in the 1920s with classic booth seating and service.  See a show here and have awesome food and drinks.

  • The Seattle Aquarium allows kids to learn and play at the same time and is perfect for a rainy day. 

Jordan Tedesco

Jordan Tedesco

Front Desk Supervisor

  • Tavern Law is a cozy speakeasy which has fantastic hand crafted cocktails. 

  • Belltown Pub is a perfect place to grab a drink and hang.  They have arcade games, foosball and pool tables as well. 

Retail therapy
Dan Salvatora

Dan Salvatora

Chef Concierge

  • Butter Home is a home furnishings and gift store in the Melrose Market - take home some unique handcrafted local treasures.

  • Melrose Market is located in West Capitol Hill and is a great place for some boutique shopping. 

Jesse Peterson

Jesse Peterson

Front Office Manager

  • Seastar is the place for fresh seafood, great service and wonderful hand-crafted cocktails. 

  • Palace Kitchen is a casual bar style restaurant run by local chef Tom Douglas. 

For more information about any of these suggestions and additional favorites, contact Hotel Monaco's concierge at (206) 516-5010.

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