Were you one of the 9.9 million viewers that watched Sean Lowe, The Bachelor, choose Catherine Guidici on last night’s 3-hour finale? Catherine is a local Seattle graphic designer, and our fair city was highlighted several times during The Bachelor this season.
During the hometown visit episode, Catherine took Sean to Pike’s Place Market, where they strolled through the stalls, mingled with fisherman and perused the shops. They even stuck their pieces of gum on the famous gum wall adjacent to the market. These were Catherine’s favorite spots in the city. Where would you take Sean?
Team Troy has compiled a list of our favorite spots in the city:
- Waterfall Garden Park, Pioneer Square: This secret gem is somewhat of a hidden oasis. The rugged waterfall feature is the highlight, with tables and benches scattered throughout the park. A fence with greenery lines the park, so it drowns out all the city noise. A great place for a lunch on a nice day.
- Fremont Troll, Fremont: Tucked underneath the Aurora Bridge in Fremont, this public art sculpture draws a lot of attention. This larger than life troll was installed in 1989, and has been an imaginative and fantastical local landmark ever since.
- Gas Works Park, Wallingford: Nothing beats a sunny day at Gas Works Park. You can peer out on to Lake Union and see the myriad of boats and seaplanes scattered about with downtown Seattle in the background. The park contains the remnants of the sole coal gasification plant in the U.S. The plant operated from 1906-1956, and the park was opened in 1975 after a creative design by Seattle landscape architect Richard Haag. Climb to the top of the hill and check out the sundial; make sure you bring your kite too!
- Ballard Locks and Fish Ladder, Ballard: The locks were first constructed in 1911 to move boats from the water level of the eastern lakes to Puget Sound on the west and vice versa. It is fun to go and watch the boats move in and out of the locks as the water level changes. The nearby fish ladder was built to allow salmon to pass through the locks from the sea water to the fresh water to spawn. There is a viewing area where you can see fish under the water swimming against the current to the fresh water.
- Alki Beach, West Seattle: On a clear day, Alki Beach is truly a site to behold. Watch ferries cross Puget Sound with the far off Olympic Mountains in the background. If you are lucky you might catch some baby seals on the beach.
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