Seattle is perfect for a romantic getaway with activities, restaurants, hotels, and scenery to suit just about any couple. From dates, vacations, romantic proposals, marriage venues, and anniversary celebrations, the Emerald City can make any occasion special for you and your partner. Seattle is a modern city with world-class fine dining, 5-star hotels, international art, exceptional music and vibrant culture, but it’s also surrounded by incredible natural beauty including snow-capped mountains, lakes, countryside and rainforests. If you’re planning a romantic trip to Seattle with your loved one, consider some of these 5 activities to make it a trip you’ll never forget.
5 Romantic Things to Do in Seattle
1. Stay at the Salish Lodge
The Salish Lodge is just 30 minutes away from downtown Seattle, but it might as well be a world away from the bustling city. It is 35 minutes from Snoqualmie Pass and located at the top of the beautiful Snoqualmie Falls. This 300-ft waterfall is a truly awesome sight to behold and attracts millions of visitors every year. Whether you spend the day being active in the great outdoors or enjoying the city, Salish Lodge is the perfect place to retreat at the end of a long day. Every room has a fireplace to snuggle up next to, a jetted tub and many rooms have views of the Snoqualmie River. Find out more and book your room on the Salish Lodge website.
2. Attend a Show at 5th Avenue Theater
The 5th Avenue Theater is the place to go for musicals and Broadway shows on tour. It makes for a fantastic evening out on the town, especially if you combine it with dinner at one of the many exquisite restaurants in the downtown area. The venue attracts over 300,000 theater-goers every year. You need to ensure that you book your seats well in advance to avoid disappointment and get the best seats. Visit at the theater’s website for current shows.
3. Visit the Space Needle
If you’re visiting Seattle for the first time, it’s likely that you’ll be visiting the famous Space Needle. Why not make your trip a romantic one and combine it with drinks and nibbles at the Atmos Wine Bar? Take the elevator to the top where you’ll enjoy incredible views of the city and surrounding landscapes before sitting down to a lovely meal in the rotating restaurant.
4. Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride
A great Seattle anniversary idea, date or even a marriage proposal is a hot air balloon idea with Seattle Ballooning. You can either take part in a group experience or hire a private balloon for just the two of you and your pilot. You’ll travel over gorgeous countryside, lakes and mountains including a close-up view of Mount Rainier. Take the romance to the next level with a bottle of champagne.
5. Catch a Sunrise or Sunset
There are some charming parks in Seattle which offer views of both sunrises and sunsets. Louisa Boren Park, for example, is in a quiet area of Capitol Hill and gives a panoramic view of Lake Washington and the Cascade mountains. It’s the ideal place to take a picnic and a blanket and watch the sun rise over the mountains. However, if you’re not an early bird, Discovery Park Beach in the Magnolia neighborhood might be more up your street. Take a 2-mile walk down to the beach where there is a charming lighthouse and watch the sun set into the ocean with your favorite drinks.