About Joshua S
Lives in Orange, California
Since Jul 2015
18-24 year old male
Hey everybody! My name is Josh, I'm 22 years old and learning to live with an adventurous heart in this journey called life. Travel, the outdoors, and people are three of my biggest passions and I take every opportunity I can to explore. I grew up in Souhern California my whole life, but when I graduated from High School I moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest (Spokane to be exact) to attend Bible School. I spent one year there before life brought me home, but the PNW will always have a special place in my heart. I spent a year and a half at home, exploring the Sierra Nevadas, rock climbing, backpacking, etc. until I had the opportunity in 2014 to leave home again. I spent 6 1/2 months abroad doing missions work and service projects, and of course finding time to enjoy the beauty of each new place I visited. I spent time in12 different countries and circumnavigated the globe. I can't always travel as much as I would like, but I always look forward to my next adventure!
Flea & Street Markets
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Coffee Shops
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Architectural Buildings, Monuments & Statues, Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Gift & Speciality Shops
Monuments & Statues
Arenas & Stadiums
Arenas & Stadiums
Other Outdoor Activities
Piers & Boardwalks
Turkish Delight is a great place to start your day with a little snack... or you might find yourself addicted to the baklava and spend the rest of your day here. Either way, be adventurous and try something new! And if you can, take some time to talk with the hospitable owners!
Pike Place Market is the classic 'must see' in Seattle. You can find fresh seafood catches of the day, amazing Washington produce, beautiful flowers, craft stores, and plenty of touristy shopping in one prime location. With the diversity of local culture and the variety of people who visit on a daily basis, it's also a fun place for people watching. Don't miss out on this unique Seattle experience!
Yes, this is the original Starbucks. The place where it all began. The first outpost of one of the largest coffee chains in the world (if your hometown is anything like mine, there is probably a Starbucks on just about every street corner.) If you are looking for the best coffee in Seattle I would look elsewhere, but the iconic nature of the first Starbucks makes it a worthwhile stop!
The Gum Wall is as gross and cool as it sounds. Literally thousands of people have visited, chewed their gum, and added to the massive collection stuck to this section of wall in downtown Seattle. Some people get creative and actually make gum sculptures, but even if you just throw your gum on the wall, it's a fun stop for a few pictures.
The Space Needle is by far the most notable piece of architecture in Seattle's skyline. It also offers some incredible sweeping views of the city and surrounding area. If you're not a fan of heights you might prefer simply appreciating the Space Needle from the ground, but if you're willing to ride to the top you'll be rewarded with a bird's eye view like none other!
One of my favorite neighborhoods in Seattle is Fremont. It has an almost small-town feel even though it's located less than 15 minutes away from Downtown Seattle. Take time to explore the vintage antique stores and quaint cafes. Even just walking the streets of Fremont makes for a fun and relaxing morning.
Start your day with a relaxing morning at Caffe Ladro. There are multiple locations around Seattle, but I would recommend the Fremont location for a chill atmosphere that's great for just hanging out. After a good read or a good conversation with friends and a cup of Washington coffee, you'll be more than ready for a fun day in Seattle!
Portage Bay Goods is a one of a kind, quirky gift shop. When you walk through the doors, you never really know what you will find. It's a great place for random Seattle Souvenirs, fun gifts for your kids, or a perfect find for your eccentric relative back home. No matter what you buy, you'll walk away with a unique part of Seattle's culture.
The Fremont Troll is a perfect example of Seattle's artistic and offbeat lifestyle. Think about it, who actually builds a troll statue under a bridge? Seattle does! This giant statue is actually quite impressive and it is a great spot for pictures. Who knows, maybe your next Christmas card picture can be with a giant troll!
Gas Works Park might be my favorite spot in Seattle. It's a beautiful green space with one of the best views of downtown (across Lake Union.) An added bonus is the unique architecture that's great for artistic photography. Grab some lunch to-go and spend your afternoon picnicking here! It's a wonderful spot to enjoy the outdoors like a local!
What better way to jump into local culture than by joining the 12th man for a Seahawks game! Century Link Field is located right on Puget Sound and is known across the country for its passionate Seahawk supporters. If you're a football fan, being part of the electric atmosphere at the game is an opportunity you don't want to pass up!
Get a taste of Seattle's sports crowd at a Mariners game! You'll love joining in with the locals to support their team — whether it's football, soccer, or baseball, Seattle is known for having some of the best fans in the country!
Seattle's REI might be the coolest outdoor adventure store in the world. With gear ranging from bikes, to snowboards, to backpacking essentials, and everything in between, you don't want to miss it. The store is on a beautiful piece of property complete with waterfalls, trees, and even a mountain biking trail! If you love the great outdoors as much as the Seattle locals, make sure you stop by!
Art; the lifeblood of Seattle. You can't leave Seattle without taking time to appreciate the art that has found a home throughout the city. And if you want to see some of Seattle's best pieces of art in one place, look no further than Olympic Sculpture Park! It has a variety of modern art strewn about a beautiful green space with an incredible view over Puget Sound. This is a great spot to hang out for a relaxing afternoon!
For all the best of Seattle in one spot, be sure to spend some time at the Seattle Waterfront. Take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk, ride the Ferris wheel, enjoy the view over Puget Sound, and grab some fresh seafood at one of many restaurants right on the water. And don't miss out on a spectacular sunset in the evening! What better way to wrap up a visit to Seattle?