August 13th, 2009
Pack your gladiator flats and keep it simple with a getaway itinerary that can all be done on foot.
With views over Lake Union, the Space Needle and the Experience Music Project, Pan Pacific Seattle lets you map out your day from the comfort of your soaker tub. Extras like steamers, bath salts and Herman Miller desk chairs make all the difference. From USD$249. 2125 Terry Ave., Seattle, 206-264-8111, www.panpacific.com
For the ultimate in eatertainment, stroll the aisles of the massive Whole Foods at the base of the hotel with its tempura bar, outdoor seating, and excellent bubbly selection. 2210 Westlake Ave., Seattle, 206-621-9700, www.wholefoodsmarket.com
The adorable new Free People store near Pike Place Market brings to mind a quirky, American Audrey Tautou. Don’t miss its girlish lingerie. 101 Stewart St., Seattle, 206-441-3659, www.freepeople.com
Adjacent to the hotel is the impeccable Vida Wellness Spa, whose Green Tea facial ($130) can take five years and 200 packs of cigarettes off one’s face in 60 minutes flat. 2200 Westlake St., Seattle, 888-865-2630, www.vidawellness.com
A plate of oysters at dusk on the patio, paired with an Oregon pinot, may just be the prelude to a kiss—and if they say “get a room,” yours is mere steps away. Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar, Pan Pacific Seattle, 2125 Terry Ave., Seattle, 206-462-4364, www.seastarrestaurant.com