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Day 1: Stay at the Moore Hotel in trendy Belltown. It is close to everything and typically under $80 a night--a bargain in the emerald city!
2. The Crocodile Cafe
Located a few blocks up from the Moore, head over to the Crocodile Cafe--known as "The Croc" to natives. Co-owned by Peter Buck from REM, this is the place to go for some great live music. Be sure to check this place out for breakfast and the New Orleans-based concoction "swamp water" is truly authentic.
Cruise trendy Belltown. Stretches of trendy stores, cool bars and restaurants at your feet! Be sure to check out the wild curios at the Lava Lounge--which includes menacing wooden dummies and a stuffed cat.
Day 2: Start of your Sunday morning on the funkier side of Seattle--lots of artists and fun weirdness to be found (including a larger than life statue of Lenin and a huge troll under the bridge!). Be sure to check out the Fremont Sunday Market for some eclectic arts, crafts and clothes.
Go back to Seattle Center and check out this multimedia smorgasborg of music, also known as the EMP. It's pricey ($20) but be sure to bring your AAA card to save $4 off admission. You can easily spend 3 hours there.
Day 3: Start the morning off by hanging out in Chinatown. Be forewarned--the walk from Downton to the International District can be quite a hike, so take a bus from one of Seattle's free zones to get there.
Take Bus 56 to Alki Beach in West Seattle. Alki Beach is pretty popular and about the closest thing you can get to a Florida or California "beach" experience in the Pacific Northwest! It's definitely worth the trek on a "good weather day"...bring a frisbee or play a serious game of badminton with friends. Don't forget to stroll by the smallest replica of the Statue of Liberty--a prime Kodak moment! Grab a quick bite to eat at Spud Fish and Chips on 2666 Alki Avenue.
A respected club & bar in the Queen Anne District, the Mirabeau Room has happy hour with no cover on Mondays from 5 to 9. Try the delicious pomme frites and listen to local piano man legend Howard Bulson. If you're still hungry or want to feed down the buzz, grab a burger and shake across the street at a Seattle famous drive-in burger chain--you can't miss it and it's open late!
Day 4: Take a morning ferry to Bainbridge Island--a scenic 30 minute ferry ride. Spend a few hours here. Bainbridge Island downtown offers some great shops and boutiques. Be sure to have breakfast at the Streamliner Diner.