I'm an East-Coast girl through and through, but that doesn't mean I can't dip my toe in the water of another fabled shoreline. Seattle often gets overlooked in talks about the West Coast, but I can't imagine why. It seems like the perfect place to camp out for the weekend -- the right mix of industrial-chic with a down-to-earth, natural vibe -- and it's not just because the latest installment of Twilight partially takes place there.
There's whale watching in the Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains in the background, maybe the best coffee in the country, and, despite the much talked about rain, the weather is actually pretty nice. Coming from a city that seriously undervalues its riverside real estate, I'd love to stay at the eco-friendly Edgewater Hotel, right on Elliott Bay. Now through September 30th, they're hosting what they call the "Green Backs Give Back" special package, where paying just $1.00 over the regular room rate gets you overnight valet parking, breakfast for two at their gourmet restaurant, or a complimentary upgrade to the next room tier. There's also a lovely ballroom overlooking the water, which seems like a gorgeous setting for a wedding.
Is anyone holding a destination wedding, honeymoon, or mini-moon in Seattle? If so, what was it about the city that drew you to it?