I'll start this post by saying I don't think I got a fair representation of Seattle—as it only rained about 2% of the time I was there. I probably would have loved this city a lot less had it been rainy and cloudy the whole time.
My boyfriend and I stayed with my sister and her boyfriend in an Airbnb in Belltown, a nice neighborhood just north of downtown Seattle, around the corner from a French bakery we just couldn't stay away from.
We were within walking distance of just about everything a tourist and Sleepless in Seattle fan would want to see in Seattle: the Public Market, the original Starbucks, Puget Sound, the Space Needle and, of course, the Gum Wall. So, we took advantage of the supposedly rare sunshine and walked most of the weekend. (Pro tip: It pays off to invest in decent walking shoes instead of assuming you'll be fine in the quasi-comfortable booties you got discounted at a secondhand store. I was not fine.)
One of my favorite moments of the weekend was having drinks at Nest, a rooftop bar where we watched the sun set over all of the city and the Sound.
One of the prettiest parts of the city was the Ballard neighborhood. Several miles north of downtown Seattle—too far to walk, thankfully—we found charming boutiques, historic buildings, trendy bars and breweries, and lots of hipsters.
We also found a restaurant called The Walrus and the Carpenter, a cozy, tapas-style oyster bar where we accidentally ordered more than one $16 oyster. (Pro tip: Make sure to ask what the "market price" is before ordering.)
On our last day in Seattle, we did probably the most touristy thing you could do and rode the Ferris wheel. You could say we left ended our trip to this beautiful city on a high note.